by Alex of The Good Hair Blog
Please, introduce yourself!
Denisio Truitt, 28, Vintage Reconstructer, Photographer, and all-around creative being.
What is your current hair care regimen?
My hair is dyed blonde so it requires a lot of moisture to keep it happy. I co-wash 3X a week or as needed with Kiss My Face Anytime Conditioner, clarify every two weeks with baking soda, and deep condition as needed with Aussie’s 3 minute leave-in.
When I hop out of the shower I apply my homemade sheaaloe (melted shea butter, aloe vera gel, argan oil) to soaking wet hair. It gives me quite a bit of definition and shine.
What is your hair type and what works best for your texture?
I have everything on my head! From 3B/C in the front to 4a at the sides and back to 4bxyzhsisod sprinkled throughout, lol. My hair is extremely coarse. It frizzes easily in humidity. I’ve found that more moisture and less protein works best for my hair
What reaction did you get when you first decided to go natural or have you been relaxer free all your life?
All of the women in my family have TWA’s or are natural so for them it was more of a “Its about time!” kind of reaction. I first went natural in college my sophomore year and amongst the black community at my predominately white alma mater at that time, the concept of having a short TWA was kind of foreign. The girls who went natural were the ones with long bouncy 3c ringlets, not the kinky haired sisters like me. I watched that view change however as the years passed. I ended up succumbing to the creamy crack several times before resolving not to perm any more about 5 years ago. And then a year ago I decided to keep it short!
Did you big chop or transition, for how long? If you’ve always been natural, did you ever have any curly hair girl insecurities? If so, what helped you adjust to having naturally curly hair over the years?
I’m a very spontaneous person so each time I’ve gone natural, I just BC’ed. I already have several textures on my head, I can’t imagine adding permed hair to the mix! The first time was of course scary but I had a surprisingly positive reaction to it so every time after became easier. Then as I said a year ago I realized I love my hair short so I decided to keep it that way for a while! I did have texture envy for a while. There were times that I wished I had a full head of 3C curls instead of just certain spots on my head. But I’ve grown to accept and love my very unique texture. It really suits my face!
What makes you love your kinks, curls and coils?
I love how my little kinks feel between my fingers, I love that I can play in the rain, I love that I never have to think about what I’m going to do with my hair. My hair decides for me!
Where can we find you on the web?
theravenouscreator.com is my blog and eightvintage.com is our Etsy boutique of reconstructed vintage items. The new collection will drop in June so stay tuned!
Anything EXTRA you want us to know?
I am grateful to sites such as this which offer a place for women to discuss and celebrate their hair. Thank you Alex
My name is Alexandra Smith, I am 22 year old single mother of one, full time Media Journalism student and business owner.I share my curly girl experience and other kinky haired goodness on my site "The Good Hair Blog." My overall goal of blogging for the natural hair community is to bring us together,men included by spreading knowledge, inspiration and love about our diverse heads of hair.