French model, Sa Rah Shine, proudly embraces her blonde afro as part of her unique charm!

Sa Rah Shine

NC: What is your current hair care routine?

SRS: I always use DOP for frizzy & dry hair: the shampoo, the after-shampoo (conditioner), and when I think it’s necessary, I do a mask. I comb my hair while its wet and then I wet it again. I give it time for the curls to set and then I blow-dry lightly (3 or 4 times a week).

NC: What are your favorite products?

SRS: Sometimes I use olive oil or argan oil. These are the most famous Arabic products.You can apply it in your hair for a few hours or overnight. When I use a lot of products, my hair acts up — maybe because it’s so fine.

NC: What are your favorite go-to natural hairstyles?

SRS: When I go to school, to the club, or to a wedding I have always the same hairstyle — a fro! It's more practical in the morning, LOL.

NC: Talk to us about that color! It is amazing! How do you get it? Is it natural? Details please!

SRS: During all my childhood I have been blond. Most of my cousins (from my father's family) are blond with blue or green eyes. I got the hair color, but I would like to have the green eyes too! LOL! Sometimes, during the winter my hair looks darker, so I do some blond highlights. During the summer my hair is naturally lighter.

NC: How does your natural hair play a part in your professional modeling career?

SRS: My natural hair plays the biggest part in my professional modeling career. Each model has their own charm, a unique characteristic. For me it's my special blonde afro.

NC: Has anyone ever asked you to straighten it for a shoot or have you been turned down because of your curls?

SRS: No one has never asked me to straighten my hair for a shoot. If someone asked me to straighten my hair it would mean that they like my face, but not my hair. I have not been turned down yet because of my curls.

NC: Working in the fashion and modeling industry, what are your views on how major fashion publications and runway shows view natural hair?

SRS: I think curls have never been out of fashion. Big curly hair looks as fierce, sexy and glamourous as straight hair, but we don't see enough famous models with this kind of hair walking the runway.