Ya’ll asked for it, and she obliged 🙂 Ms. Donita, is back and she’s dishing on her styling routine, fav products, and experiences being a naturally glam diva!
CN: How long have you been natural?
Donita: I’m in my 6th month. I have appreciated every step of this journey. There were some peaks and valleys, but all valuable experiences.
CN: What is your regimen?
Donita: I let my hair and schedule guide as far as my regimen is concerned. I don’t necessarily co-wash on Thursdays or any particular day. Typically, I end up co-washing one to two days a week. I co-wash with Oyin Honey Hemp Conditioner and use Oyin shea butter mixed with a little Lottabody setting lotion to twist. If I don’t use the setting lotion, my hair is too soft and won’t show much kink definition. I normally curl the ends with perm rods. I try not to sit under the dryer because I can’t stand it. Therefore I try to set my hair by 8:00pm in order to be dry for work the next morning. Once the twist are dry I apply a small amount of coconut oil all over my hair to give it a little shine.
I have also done three henna applications. I think my hair likes it. I’m not quite sure. I plan on ordering more of the Jamila Henna (Thanks Nikki) and doing another application by the end of the month. I’m all for natural products!
CN: What is the one thing you’d tell a newbie to help her on her journey?
Donita: Stay away from heat until your hair gets used to being natural. Also, learn your hair and love it for whatever it is. Attempting to achieve healthy hair is the main goal. Also, stay away from hair comparing. Do you!
CN: What do you do to your hair at night to preserve your curls?
Donita: If I set my hair I sleep with a satin do rag over my twist and sometimes rollers. My head is big and tough so I don’t have any problems with the rollers smashing into my head. Other than that, I wear a satin bonnet. I refresh my kinks whenever, but re-twisting.
CN: What’s the best thing about being naturally glamorous?!
Donita: It’s great to feel unique and special just the way God made you.
question, u only henna now? u dont henna/indigo anymore? has just the henna affected your hair color and do u like the result or ur hair color is still the same after just hennaing? thanks
Beautiful hair :o)
OK – I must share that I tried her technique last night of using lottabody (which I had leftover from when I used to do wet-sets on my relaxed hair) mixed with water in a spray bottle, along w/my shea & coconut oil mix to moisturize, and my twist out is SO DEFINED today!!! Yay!! Thanks for that tip 🙂
LOVE IT! your hair looks great!
beautiful girl 🙂
Donita, you are gorgeous mama… I hope I am where you are at 6 months… I wonder what kind of hair I have???
Dang, I suddenly feel like I need to do something with myself to make me feel pretty. LOL, Donita, your fro style is bangin!
Hey Ladies – Thanks again. I mixed the indigo with my henna one time. It was extremely messy. Needless to say, I won't be mixing the henna again. I do however, plan on mixing amla with my henna at some point. I love the Oyin line. The products are simple and I know what's going in my hair. When I feel the need to clarify my hair which is only maybe once every two weeks, I use Kinky Curly Mild Shampoo. The only reason I use this is because someone gave it to me and I don't want to waste it. Once I'm done with that I will either use baking soda mixed with a conditioner or purchase a shampoo bar from Oyin. Good luck with your TWAs!
I love love love her hair texture. It's so thick and shiny! My 4b fro is going to get thick too! Thanks for the inspiration girlie!
Looks great! Love your style and thanks tons for the tips!
Beautiful! I'm starting this regimen asap. I'm natural but have been wearing my hair blown out because it had been too long to wear curly without resulting in a tangled mess by the end of the day. In addition I had product issues so I'm going to give Oyin a try. Last week I just had my hair cut into a bob which should be the perfect length for a curly style similar to Donitas. Thank you so much for sharing!
Thank you for sharing!! I am hittin my 3 month mark and am still trying to find what is best for my hair. Trying to keep it moist, avoid the crunch, and keep the shine. Did you say product junky?? YUP that's me!! I love your hair!
Donita u r just too gorgeous! 🙂
I was struggling over my twa this morning, and it was so discouraging. I suffer from single strand knots whick means Im always cutting & I think it's time for a protein treatment. my hair is so weak right now and it's coming out. Thanx for being an inspiration today.
Lovely! 🙂 ~KF519
i love her hair. does she use indigo w/ henna? her hair is so black…beautiful color
Her hair is beautiful! Great tips!
I'm mad her fro is bigger than mine at 8 months…LOL But, I always think my hair is shorter than it really is with the shrinkage and whatnot. YAYYY! for twist/outs.
Your hair is gorgeous!!!
Gorgeous hair!! Her routine is simple, just how I like it 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing!!!
She is gorgeous! She is rocking that TWA! I love it!