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Shae– Naturally Glam Hair Idol

By January 27th, 20216 Comments
Meet Shae… a curly diva that reminds us that natural hair doesn’t always mean healthy hair.

Shae-- Naturally Glam Hair Idol

CN: How long have you been natural?
I’ve been natural since September 2008. August 2007 was my last relaxer I transitioned for a year letting my stylist cut off the relaxed ends in 2 chops.

CN: What is your current regimen?
It changes from time to time, but the products mostly stay the same.

  • Prepoo: Coconut Oil & Rosemary.
  • Wash: Once a week with Suave Conditioner (my hair doesn’t like shampoo).
  • DC: Sit under a dryer for 30 minutes to deep condition using a moisturizing conditioner mixed with Coconut Oil. I also incorporate protein treatments as needed.
  • Moisturize: Shea Butter mixed with coconut oil and rosemary although I’m looking to switch to Avocado Butter as I type (I’ve read it has more nutrients than Shea Butter)! I’m in the Castor Oil Challenge on Hairlista so my Coconut Oil combo will come to a halt until the challenge is over… :-(. Love Coconut Oil!

CN: How do you maintain length?
Good question! I’m not positive… LOL I don’t bun, but I try my best to moisturize and seal every morning. Recently, I blow dried my hair and was like “damn girl”…LOL. I also do my best not to manipulate my hair and wear styles that won’t rub my clothes.

CN: How do you protect your curls at night?
Depending on the style I will wear a satin bonnet… If I have braids then I will wear a satin scarf.

CN: What would you tell a new natural or transitioning diva?

There is a huge misconception that being natural means having healthy hair. Wrong…Taking care of your hair means having healthy hair. I’ve seen plenty of naturals with damaged dry looking hair. Also, there will be trial and error before you find a regimen that works best for you. Especially with everyone and their mother producing products geared towards naturals. Just because some of us may fall into the same “hair category” doesn’t mean we can use the same products. All I can say is be patient! Sometimes hair can be your worst enemy! LOL

CN: What’s the best thing about being naturally glamorous?
Versatility! I don’t have to worry about the summer month humidity or the rain…my hair is big and fluffy all the time! LOL

CN: Anything else you want to add?
Natural Nazi’s drive me CRAZY! You know who you are…OMG, they think just because they are natural everyone should be and if you’re not, you have self-esteem issues…NOT! Someone needs to put up a build board saying “Hair is YOUR own individual choice”! …put a cork in it!

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6 Comments

  • Anonymous says:

    Thank you for this interview. I'm considering going natural but my hair is extremely thick so I'm nervous about it. When I saw your hair, it reminds me of my hair…especially the long hair pic. Your hair is beautiful, and it gives me an idea of what my hair will look like.

  • TheRYL1 says:

    Preach it, Gurl! 🙂

    I love your hair style with the flower added…so pretty!

  • Anonymous says:

    love it! great interview

  • Ethnic Cosmetics - Michelle says:

    I feel the pain of having natural hair. While it is thicker than its ever been with a relaxer. It's way to high maintenance!

    Every now and again I have to comb enough hair out, enough to give a small child a new head of hair. *sigh

    I did however fall in love with WEN by Chaz Dean. I know he's not a person of color but the shampoo conditioner with the almond mint is amazing for re-softening hair that's been neglected (I'm guilty)!

    Michelle

  • Bobbie says:

    Natural Nazi – LOL! Love it. I agree, there are lots of hair products for natural hair. However it does not mean they are all good.
    We must choose wisely.
    Your hair is beautiful! Keep it up girl!

    Bobbie

  • sweetface1118 says:

    LOL @ the Natural Nazi's..that is so true and I agree with you. Your hair is beautiful!

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