CN: How long have you been natural?
I’ve been natural my whole life; however, I very recently started wearing my hair out more because of all the new products for curly hair. I had no idea my hair was curly until high school, and even then I wasn’t sure how to tame it so I always wore it in a bun. Now, there’s so many products out there and so much support. There’s a new wave of naturals that have stripped the shame of wearing natural hair!
CN: What is your current regimen?
I wash my hair about every two weeks, detangle, braid it into two large french braids, and let it air dry. I deep condition once a month and co-wash once a week when I’m wearing wash and go’s.
I’ve recently fallen in love with Shea Moisture products and I think I’m ready to make a long term commitment. I’m using the Curl & Shine Shampoo with the Yucca & Aloe Thickening Growth Milk as a leave-in. I use the Curl Enhancing Smoothie as a styler for braid-outs and the Deep Treatment Masque for deep conditioning. I love the natural ingredients…they smell amazing!
CN: How do you maintain Length? Moisture?
I trim my ends as needed with the Split Ender. It helps get rid of split ends while maintaining hair length. I deep condition monthly and reapply a leave-in almost daily to make sure my hair never dries out.
CN: Night time routine?
I dampen my hair, apply a moisturizing leave-in and sleep in a satin bonnet. When I wake up my hair is so soft!
CN: What would you tell a new natural, or transitioning diva?
Figure out what works for you and stick with it! Although I’m not a new natural, I too have found it fairly easy to become a product junkie. You get so wrapped up in the culture of it all and before you know it, your rent money just went to your hair. It’s great to try new things, but like the old saying goes…if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!
CN: What’s the best thing about being naturally glamorous?
I love that my hair is so versatile. I don’t have to plan my workouts, swim sessions, etc. around my hair. It does what I tell it!
CN: Anything else you want to add?
CurlyNikki is great! I’m glad I can still be apart of this phenomenon although I’ve been “natural” all my life. Now, I’m proud to wear the title!
Has anyone else tried the Split Ender?