Sherri Saum, a Daytime Emmy-nominated actress, is doing her thing while rocking her natural curls.
You may recognize this model-turned-actress as Keri from the daytime soap “One Life to Live,” and as Natalie in the FX series “Rescue Me,” or as Holland on “Gossip Girl.”
Sherri’s bodacious curls caught the attention of many CurlyNikki.com readers, so I made it my business to catch up with her and ask your sizzling questions!
Here are some highlights from the interview:
When asked about her hair story, Sherri said, “I have always worn my hair curly, with some minor, ill-conceived forays into straight-inspired styles. I grew up in a state of constant, thinly-veiled frustration over my huge, bossy hair. I have it on good authority that I have both lost and won roles in large part to my hair. It horrifies and delights in equal measure.”
When asked about her routine, Sherri disclosed the goods in full detail:
“I try to keep washing to a minimum… my hair is so dry that I don’t want to rob it of its moisture.
I wash maybe twice a week, with a moisturizing shampoo — I love products by Kerastase. The Masquintense formula works like magic on my hair.
I would say that the Moroccan Oil and the Kerastase products are my lifesavers.
When I want my curls to be really bouncy and shiny, I wash, condition well with the Moroccan Oil, let it stay in my hair and air-dry it.
If I know I am going to be at the mercy of heat styling tools, I protect my hair first with Biosilk serum to coat the strands for protection.
I never used to get regular trims, because my hair grew so slow and was always breaking off, and I was loathe to part with it even if it looked ratty! But it was a catch 22 — I needed to cut my hair to get rid of the dead ends, so it could start a new healthy life cycle. Now I can’t keep up with how quickly my hair grows.”
Sherri has two go-to looks: up in a giant ponytail, or down in a “giant flower arrangement type situation.” She loves Moroccan Oil like she loves her next breath! Finally, when asked what she would tell a transitioning diva, Sherri advised, “When you give your hair some love, it loves you back!”
Look for Sherri and her gorgeous mane in upcoming episodes of “Gossip Girl.” You can also catch her in a guest role on “Heroes.”
Happy hair growing!