February 18, 2015
Tell me about yourself!
Well, my name is Sarah. I am currently in school for esthetics. I'm also an artist; I make jewelry and draw.
Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper? What was your journey like?
I’ve only relaxed my hair a couple times. I consider myself a transitioner because I now only use natural products in my hair.
Had you always embraced your texture?
No, when I was younger there weren’t a lot of products for curly hair. I didn’t start to really enjoy my hair texture until early adulthood; now I love it :)
How did family and friends react to your decision to go natural? What was your response to them?
Positively. A lot of my family members keep their hair natural.
Describe your hair (fine or coarse, thin or thick, highly porous, low, etc.)
I would describe my hair as a combination of thick/kinky, the most coarse part of my hair is on my crown.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done to your hair?
I haven’t really done anything too crazy. I’ve colored it blonde, red and chopped it off in a short pixie haircut twice.
What’s your biggest hair related regret?
My biggest regret is that it took me until my late teen/early adult years to embrace my hair.
What's your current hair routine? How often do you wash, condition, and style? Favorite products! Deets!
Right now, I am doing Marley Twists. I usually wash once a week and condition as needed throughout the week. I alternate between twists, braid outs and my curls. I love SheaMoisture's product line, especially the Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie and the Coconut & Hibiscus Gel Souffle. I also use coconut oil and argan oil.
What’s your favorite hairstyle? Where do you get hairstyle inspiration?
My favorite is big and curly twist outs, and I also like to wear hair scarves. I’m really into vintage and retro, so I draw a lot of inspiration from that as well.
Who is your curl crush?
Tracee Ellis Ross!
How do you maintain your hair at night?
I usually wear it in a bun or twist it at night so it is manageable in the morning.
How do you maintain healthy length?
I keep my hair moisturized, and I get regular trims.
What's the best thing about being natural?
It is beautiful.
Where can folks find you on the web?