Tell me about yourself!
My name is Dayna. I am a wife and mother. I work full time at the corporate office for a large sporting apparel brand. Outside from my full time job, I blog abut fashion and natural hair on my blog CHICNaturalistas. I am originally from Cleveland Ohio, but I currently reside in Baltimore, Maryland. My hair texture is thick, kinky and coily. I have tight curls and kinks. My motto: Keep it simple yet significant
What was your journey like?
I have been natural for almost 3 years now. This year, I cut my hair to its shortest length and I fell in love with my hair all over again. I found the style that fits me best. I am so happy with my hair and journey so far. I call my style effortless, fierce, and chic. I love minimal pieces but with an added pow! I also love to mix in a little tailored fashion for a little tomboy chic. The verse that inspires me the most is Psalms 46:5, God is within her, she will not fail.
CHICNaturalistas was created by my best friend Brittany and myself. We both started our natural hair journey together and we both have always had a great sense of style. We decided that we wanted to share our natural hair journey, our style, as well as the style and journey of other naturals in hope to uplift and inspire other women.
Who is your curl crush?
My fashion and hair icons are Solange and Lupita because they both embrace their natural hair in so much style and grace! I loved how Solange went about her natural hair journey. She did it at a time when natural was not the 'popular' thing to do; despite such criticism and judgment, she embraced it so gracefully. Lupita is just simply stunning with her hair. I love how she switches up her short cut. Both ladies definitely have iconic hair and style that I admire.
What's your current hair routine? What are your favorite products?
My favorite products right now are CURLS Twist and Shout Cream. This product gives my twist outs great hold, without the crunch or any flaking! TGIN Honey Miracle Masque is amazing. It is a great deep conditioner, my hair always feels so soft after using it. The Creme of Nature Argan Oil line leave in conditioner! This product is great at refreshing my coils and curls.
My other favorites include virgin coconut oil and just plain water! As for my regimen with these products, I try to wash and deep condition my hair at least once every two weeks and style in a twist out. Using these products my twist out can last me a good 4 to 5 days before I have to re-twist!
Where can folks find you on the web?
Follow me @ItsDaynaDane