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RoyalEmpress-Naturally Glam Hair Idol

By January 27th, 202117 Comments
RoyalEmpress-Naturally Glam Hair Idol


CN: How long have you been natural?
M: I got my last relaxer in May 2004 and transitioned for 2 years.

CN: What is your current regimen?
M: I deep condition usually overnight with whatever DC or Cholesterol I have on hand before I shampoo with Suave Clarifying shampoo once a week. I condition with either VO5 Nourishing Tea Therapy Calming Chamomile Tea or Suave Humectant or Herbal Essence Hello Hydration/ Totally Twisted. I wash my hair in sections and detangle in the shower w/ my shower comb and Denman brush. Then I style my hair with Qhemet Biologics OHHB & BRBC or Organics Leave-In Liquid Hair Mayonnaise. Just recently got some Kinky-Curly, but haven’t tried it yet. I usually do a combination of cornrows and two-strand twists (check my YouTube video).

CN: How do you maintain length? Moisture?
M: My hair has never had an issue with growth, but I would say that not using heat has contributed to me maintaining length because I don’t have to cut away any heat damage anymore.
Moisture is actually an issue for me. I still use sulfate shampoo because I have to clarify my scalp weeklybut I just try to use moisturizing products when I style my hair, wear my hair in protective styles, and I always wear my satin bonnet to bed! If I feel my hair getting really dry in the middle of the week, I will put some conditioner or coconut oil on it.

CN: How do you protect your curls at night? 
M: I wear a satin scarf and a satin bonnet. Most times just a satin bonnet.

CN: What would you tell a new natural, or transitioning diva?
M: Avoid heat. It’s really hard not to get any heat damage at all. Also don’t try to do any major haircuts yourself. I had to learn that the hard way. Now my hair is uneven.

CN: What’s the best thing about being naturally glamorous?
M: We always stand out and our hair is so versatile. Have you ever seen when relaxed girls try to do the big hair look (w/o weave)? It’s usually an epic fail, but we can straighten our hair, twist it, braid it, curl it, stretch it, shrink it,etc. and not only does it always look fly, but it looks healthy too!

CN: Anything else you want to add?
M: I started doing videos on YouTube :0), check them out. www.youtube.com/TheRoyalEmpress
Also, thanx so much for the interview! I check curlynikki.com religiously everyday at work right after checking the celeb gossip blogs, lol!

Me and my neice
RoyalEmpress-Naturally Glam Hair Idol

Cornrow-out
RoyalEmpress-Naturally Glam Hair Idol
Shrinkage
RoyalEmpress-Naturally Glam Hair Idol

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