CN: How long have you been natural?
Q:I’ve been natural for 7 years now.
CN: What is your regimen?
Right now during the winter, I wash or co-wash my hair while in braids or twists once a week. I co-wash almost daily during the warmer months and wear a lot of wash and gos by using a micro fiber hair towel to soak up a lot of the water.
Once a week I take out the braids or twists, I apply castor oil and let it soak in. Then I put my hair in 4 loose braids, wash and, apply pantene relaxed and natural hair mask. I rinse each braid individually and rebraid to avoid a head full of tangles. I apply castor oil or avocado butter to my hair, detangle with my bone comb and then rebraid or twist.
Once a month I do a deep condition with aphogee or ion. I follow it up with fermodyl 619 and then proceed with detangling and styling.
CN: What is the one thing you’d tell a newbie to help her on her journey?
Q: To first breathe and not to be overwhelmed. Take your time to find what works. Understand what works for one, may not work for you. Once you do have things under control, stick with it and enjoy the journey.
CN: How do you maintain length?
Q: Every 6 months, I go to my beautician. She flat irons,then presses, trims and curls my hair. That is the only time I trim my hair and I usually lose about 1/2 to 1 full inch each time. I wear my hair straight for a week or so just for dh and then the first wash after, I do a deep condition with protein and moisture.
CN: How do you preserve your curls at night?
Q: I apply castor oil or avocado butter to my ends every night and sleep with my satin bonnet or scarf. Occasionally, I will spray my ends at night and then put on the butter and/or oil on my ends to seal.
CN: What’s the best thing about being naturally glamorous?!
Q: Versatility!!! I love how I can go from twists, to a twist out, to a press and back to a fro all in one week!!