Please, introduce yourself!
Denisio Truitt, 28, Vintage Reconstructer, Photographer, and all-around creative being.
What is your current hair care regimen?
My hair is dyed blonde so it requires a lot of moisture to keep it happy. I co-wash 3X a week or as needed with Kiss My Face Anytime Conditioner, clarify every two weeks with baking soda, and deep condition as needed with Aussie’s 3 minute leave-in.
When I hop out of the shower I apply my homemade sheaaloe (melted shea butter, aloe vera gel, argan oil) to soaking wet hair. It gives me quite a bit of definition and shine.
What is your hair type and what works best for your texture?
I have everything on my head! From 3B/C in the front to 4a at the sides and back to 4bxyzhsisod sprinkled throughout, lol. My hair is extremely coarse. It frizzes easily in humidity. I’ve found that more moisture and less protein works best for my hair
What reaction did you get when you first decided to go natural or have you been relaxer free all your life?
All of the women in my family have TWA’s or are natural so for them it was more of a “Its about time!” kind of reaction. I first went natural in college my sophomore year and amongst the black community at my predominately white alma mater at that time, the concept of having a short TWA was kind of foreign. The girls who went natural were the ones with long bouncy 3c ringlets, not the kinky haired sisters like me. I watched that view change however as the years passed.
I ended up succumbing to the creamy crack several times before resolving not to perm any more about 5 years ago. And then a year ago I decided to keep it short!
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’m a very spontaneous person so each time I’ve gone natural, I just BC’ed. I already have several textures on my head, I can’t imagine adding permed hair to the mix!
The first time was of course scary but I had a surprisingly positive reaction to it so every time after became easier. Then as I said a year ago I realized I love my hair short so I decided to keep it that way for a while!
I did have texture envy for a while. There were times that I wished I had a full head of 3C curls instead of just certain spots on my head. But I’ve grown to accept and love my very unique texture. It really suits my face!
What makes you love your kinks, curls and coils?
I love how my little kinks feel between my fingers, I love that I can play in the rain, I love that I never have to think about what I’m going to do with my hair. My hair decides for me!
Where can we find you on the web?
theravenouscreator.com is my blog and eightvintage.com is our Etsy boutique of reconstructed vintage items. The new collection will drop in June so stay tuned!
Anything EXTRA you want us to know?
I am grateful to sites such as this which offer a place for women to discuss and celebrate their hair. Thank you Alex
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.
your BC looks amazing on you and i love the colour. You have a stunning face
LOVE the color!
Deniso's hair really fits her and her hair colors compliment her skin tone.
loving the hair and the style….
BEAUTIFUL!! I love "4bxyzhsisod sprinkled throughout," because that's how my hair is! I don't even try to 'type' my hair anymore cause it's tooo many letters and numbers going on in there.
I LOVE Etsy, so I'm definitely checking out your boutique!
Honestly, you look so beautiful on those chopped hair. You wear them like it's born out of you naturally. It's always good to have a good salon because not all Beauty Salons are alike.
WoW! This beautiful woman oozes confidence! Love your look Denisio!
Everything about her cut, color and style are GORGEOUS! She's just all around a huge hit! Love the simple routine. Nice blog and store!
She was featured on the page on fbook "Black girls Killing it. Her photo has the most likes that I have ever seen on that page. It's so cool to learn more about her here, I'm definitely checking out her blog!
Great hair regimen and those curls are gorgeous
Your hair looks great! It does frame your face well and the color too is great.
She is gorgeous! I had texture envy as well I wish my whole head was 3c instead of 3c/4a hair on my head. I learned to accept it though. I like her short hair and color it looks fantastic on her, it suits her face as well. I think that majority of us naturals kind of go through the texture envy stage, but then we just learn how to style our own hair we accept our texture and love it because it is apart of us and everyone's hair is different. I struggled for a while with my texture because people at my job talked about me behind my back I am 22 years old, it hurt because I heard it they did not try to whisper.
I glad I am not the only one who had that envy.
Love, love, love your hair! You are my hair idol! While my hair looks similar to this now, it doesn't have quite the same definition. Part of that is because your hair appears to be somewhat thicker than mine. My hair is 4a in the front (around my face) gets a little less coarse at the crown and is maybe 3Cish at the very back/bottom. I can get my hair to look similar to yours except in the very front, where I fight with it to form defined curls. But this is exactly the look I shoot for every day! You and your little blond TWA are gorgeous! (mzcnnd)
I like her hair it fits her face so well & I can't wait to check out her etsy shop because I love vintage clothing.
I absolutely love Denisio's hair and style.
That is not a look I could pull off–but she looks great with that cut and color, AND I love her style. It's very eclectic/vintage.
Your hair is beautiful, Denisio. So is your name. 🙂 The short hair and color suits your face.
Gorgeous!!! great article as well 🙂
Great story…what happen to this feature being a regular on Curly Nikki?