How long have you been natural?
I have been natural all my life.
Had you always embraced your texture?
Growing up I didn't like my hair because people would make fun of it saying it was nappy. I eventually came to love my hair when I turned 18.
How did family and friends react to your decision to go natural? What was your response to them?
My mom and dad both supported me to keep with my natural hair because it identifies who I truly am.
Describe your hair (fine or coarse, thin or thick, highly porous, low, etc.)
My hair is thick and soft.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done to your hair?
I think it might have been getting a red ombre. But I loved it!
What’s your biggest hair related regret?
Relaxing a front portion of my hair to make bangs and my hair fell out.
What's your current hair routine? How often do you wash, condition, and style? Favorite products! Deets!
Okay. So, now I use SheaMoisture Curling Gel Soufflé and Ampro black curling gel. I first wash my hair with SheaMoisture Curl & Shine Shampoo. After the wash I apply a little bit of As I Am leave-in conditioner. After all this I split my hair in two parts to apply the Shea Moisture Gel and afterwards put the Ampro black gel and twist my hair; Because my hair is thick I make sure to coat my hair well with the products.
What’s your favorite hairstyle? Where do you get hairstyle inspiration?
I love curly hair! Before I decided to go curly I saw images of models wearing their hair out in afros and curly and just fell in love.
Who is your curl crush?
Her instagram page is: frogirlginny. I just love her hair. She defines her curl profoundly.
How do you maintain your hair at night?
I usually put my hair in a bun at night and wet it a little if it's too dry.
How do you maintain healthy length?
I try to make sure my scalp is breathing and moist.
What's the best thing about being natural?
I think the best part must be embracing and accepting the fact that natural hair is what truly defines a person and that regardless of the situation being natural is just beautiful.
Where can folks find you on the web?
People can find me on facebook under Diana Rochez
Instagram: dianarochezz and my hair instagram page:melaninandcurls