I wash my hair once a week (mixed chicks line and/or kinky curly line) I condition my hair twice a week w/ Olive Oil cream moisturizing lotion and/or avocado conditioner. I also us morrocan oil for sheen.
I do not straighten my hair other than once or twice a year for special occasions, annual trimmings, or to note growth. When wearing it up, I do not use rubber bands ever!
For the most part I wore my hair gelled up in a bun and/or pony tail because I was teased when
I wore it out (called nappy or oreo) and constantly asked what I was mixed with. My classmates had no idea my natural hair was down passed the middle of my back until graduation day when I straightened it out.
Now I love my curls, and instead of being teased for them they are celebrated and envied.
I am a published author now and public speaker. Everywhere I go I tell inquisitors about my hair regime and now I will also tell them about your site. Awesome!