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Cassidy Blackwell

NC: What about your hair stylists?

CB: I absolutely ADORE my hair stylist, Miss Marie Cesar of Madusalon in San Francisco.  Since I wear almost wash'n'gos exclusively, she's worked with me to give me some cool cuts with great volume that give my hair a lot of shape and style.  She knows her way around a head of all types of curls like nobody's business.  I came to her with an idea of color and she totally rocked it giving me a coppery-cinnamon hue with golden highlights.  I've never gotten more compliments on my hair!

NC: What are you favorite hair styles to wear with your curls?

CB: Wash'n'Go!  I also liked having one side shaved down into a full-on fade.  That was a fierce look!

NC: What are your must-have products and tools?

CB: My Ouidad Double Detangler, my fingers, Huetiful Steamer, and styling cremes and gels that allow me to set my coils quickly and easily.  Scrunchies and a sleep cap for when I lay my head down at night.  As for products, gosh, this is a difficult one because as a blogger, I end up trying any and everything!  It's awesome, because there's so much great stuff out there on the market for curls these days.  It's a problem, because products have since taken up most of the available real estate in my home.  These things should start paying rent!

NC: What reaction did you get when you first decided to go natural or have you been relaxer free all your life?

CB: I doubted it.  My family doubted it.  But then I did the damn thing and everyone's been singing Lola's praises since!

NC: Did you big chop or transition?

CB: I transitioned for about a year before chopping the relaxer off. Since I did the transition in braids, it was pretty simple for me to just let my hair grow and not think about it too much.  The big chop was done first by me when I got a bit scissor happy, and then I high-tailed it to a salon so they could fix my mess.

Read More: Transitioning to Natural Hair the Easy Way

 

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