MelissaChanel fashion and natural hair blogger at www.melissachanel.com
What is your current hair care regimen?
My regimen includes
washing my hair once a week; Sunday’s are usually wash days for me. I mostly
single twist my hair and wear a twist out during the week, as it gets bigger
and stretched I may style differently (I.E puff, front puff).
specific hair type, the front of my hair has loose curls, middle is super tight
and the back is a mixture of both….I just call it the “Melissa Type” LOL! My
hair is kinky, curly, dry and sometimes CRAZY …as long as I make sure to
detangle after washing and keep it moisturized I’m good to go.
natural or have you been relaxer free all your life?
The reaction I received
wasn’t at all great. My family and friends could not understand why I didn’t
want a relaxer, why I wanted to wear my hair “nappy” and how long was I going
to walk looking like “that.” After seeing that I wasn’t changing my mind they
start complimenting me on styles and even talked to me about the “going
natural” process. I’m glad I have a great sense of humor and self confidence
because they were not hearing it at the beginning, but now they wouldn’t have
it any other way!
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 transitioned for a
year and a half then in March of 2009 I did my version of a “BIG CHOP.” I was traveling
to Miami for spring break and had no idea what I was going to do to my hair
because of the two different textures. I went into the salon in my local mall
and told the stylist to cut it!!!! I went to Miami with a new look and feeling
so free…best hair decision I ever made!
What makes me love my
kinks and curls is that it’s sooooo ME!!! I feel my hair matches my style,
FUNKY! I can style it anyway I want, add color (something I couldn’t do with
relaxed hair because of all the chemicals) , it’s so versatile…BIG ASS FRO one
day and a puff the next. I just love the looks I get, the questions that I’m
asked, it just makes me feel like I’m being ME. I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT!
Where can we find you on
You can find me at www.melissachanel.com
and every other social network ..LOL
Anything EXTRA you want us to know?
I just want to say Thank
you sooo much for the feature , I love your blog and the inspiration you are to
the natural hair community. And to everyone young girl or woman reading this BE
YOU, don’t let anyone every try to make you be someone different!
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.