-How long have you been natural?
I have been natural since April 2001. I let my hair grow to my shoulders, long enough to get into a ponytail, then I cut off the relaxed ends.
-What is your regimen?
I detangle with my fingers, pre-treat with an aloe vera and olive oil mix, wash and condition my hair in large, loose braids and ‘seal my hair ‘strategically’. To seal strategically, first I put on a panthenol heavy water based moisturizer, then an oil based moisturizer and then finally a thick heavy emulsified based moisturizer. To hold in the moisture, I put on a baggie and wear a ponytail. Not very exciting, but effective!
-What is the one thing you’d tell a newbie to help her on her journey?
Release your preoccupation with trying to be perfect. Imperfection is what is beautiful, unique, authentic and inspirational.
-How do you maintain length?
I think my regimen of sealing and protective styling help me to maintain length. Also, every 6-10 weeks I do a deep protein treatment and that also helps to strengthen my hair and help me maintain length.
-What is the best thing about being naturally glamorous?
Being naturally glamorous communicates a universal message. It says, “Beautifull!” Healthy natural hair resonates with all people whether they speak your language or not, from all over the world. I couldn’t begin to detail the number of times people have approached me because they had a question about or a compliment for me, about my hair. Being naturally glamorous provides people with an opening to approach you. It gives you an opportunity to share with others and to learn about them as well.
-Tell us about your new book that is currently available via AMAZON!
I have written a hair book under my Beautify Bit by Bit series of books. The first book is entitled, “Grow It! How to Grow Afro-Textured Hair to Maximum Lengths in the Shortest Time.” It is a six step process that focuses on how to gain and maintain length on afro-textured hair. Anyone can use the information, and it can fit into any regimen. It is not ingredient, product or product line dependent. You can use the process I outline with any of your favorite products. It will be available on Amazon.com in the US, UK, Canada, Japan, Germany and France.
Does this work for people without the same hair texture? I'm looking for a 4c guru. Who knows of someone who has a great routine that worked for them, for a person with kinkier coils?
Did she always have long hair, or did she start from short
OMG!! Chicoro was the very first hair album I ever saw on Fotki! My mouth literally dropped when I saw her hair. Then I saw Peachtree’s Fotki and almost had a heart attack! Those were the first two woman who Inspired me when I knew nothing!
Look at all that glory what is your fotki address thanks
what is her fotki address! She has some fabulous hair!Thanks
congrats on your book, chicoro! i’m going to check out your fotki again after i don’t know how long i’ve been away. =)
does she attribute the growth/health of her hair more to the regimen or her diet? i noticed she eats a raw food diet (which i am about to try and spend money on and fail miserably cuz i LUV me some steak lol) and that seems like that could be a BIG part of why her hair looks so absolutely friggin awesome!
Where’s her fotki?
Her fotki is FABULOUS and informative!!!!!!
Nice interview – I had to re-visit her Fotki and got lost for almost an hour :o)
What’s her fotki page address? I would love to see more of her pics.
Your hair is absolutely stunning.
Love! Love! Love! her hair!!!