Please, introduce yourself!
Hi-yah! My name is Christine Louis-Jacques, 23 year old graduate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Born and raised in Massachusetts, but moved to the Washington, DC area a year ago. I love it out here so far! I am known for my feisty personality, and I feel my head of curls brings out more of who I am 🙂
What is your current hair care regimen?
I let my hair speak for itself. I realize the less I do the better my hair feels. Shea Butter mixed with olive, jojoba and avocado oil has currently been my favorite mixture for twisting my hair. Other than that, I try to deep condition every other week. I only shampoo my hair 1-2 times a month.
What is your hair type and what works best for your texture?
I never understood the hair typing method. I never focused on it really. My hair is definitely thick and tightly curled at the root. After trying many different products, I realized doing too much to my hair made it look dead and caused build up. I currently live by my spray bottle that consists of water, aloe vera juice, Giovanni leave-in conditioner and olive, jojoba and avocado oils. Other than that, my hair loves creamy light conditioners. I currently use the Aubrey Organics and CURLS line.
What reaction did you get when you first decided to go natural or have you been relaxer free all your life?
Most of my friends and family were shocked yet positive. Most dramatic changes do not always get 100% positive feedback so I obviously had a few individuals that preferred my permed hair. All in all, I am proud to say I have been a hair inspiration for many women.
Did you big chop or transition, for how long? If you’ve always been natural, did you ever have any curly hair girl insecurities? If so, what helped you adjust to having naturally curly hair over the years?
I did a big chop after 7 gruesome months of transitioning. I hated the two textures, and did not have a consistent hair regimen. I grew impatient and chopped it all off. One of the best decisions I made for my hair.
What makes you love your kinks, curls and coils?
It’s unique in its own way. It allows me to express myself in many different ways. I have gotten so much positive feedback and compliments being natural. I love being an inspiration to other women.
Where can we find you on the web?
I am no natural hair guru (LOL), but you can follow me on Instagram @curly_louis and twitter @Louis_bombshell.
Anything EXTRA you want us to know?
Going natural, is one of the best decisions I could make for myself. I describe it as a love journey. I love my hair more and more every day. I’ve become more cautious with not only keeping my hair, healthy but also my skin and body. For those women, contemplating going natural…..I say GO FOR IT!!
My name is Alexandra Smith, I am 22 year old single mother of one, full time Media Journalism student and business owner.I share my curly girl experience and other kinky haired goodness on my site “The Good Hair Blog.” My overall goal of blogging for the natural hair community is to bring us together,men included by spreading knowledge, inspiration and love about our diverse heads of hair.