NaturallyCurly: When did you start embracing your curls?
Estefani: I started embracing my curls in 2007 after my last relaxer and a traumatizing salon haircut experience. Basically, I asked my hairstylist to cut my splits ends, and she ended up cutting several inches off my hair. My straightened hair was around my shoulder, so you can imagine how short my hair looked curly. Ever since then, I remember telling myself to never cut my hair in order to make sure that I retain length. I also told myself that I would no longer be relaxing my hair to prevent breakage or fallout.
What's your daily hair routine?
Estefani: My daily hair routine consists of protective hairstyles. Since I wash my hair weekly, I try to do hairstyles that are going to last until my next wash. For example, twist outs, braid outs, wash and go’s, and buns.
What's your nighttime routine?
Estefani: My nighttime routine usually consists of the “pineapple” and a satin head wrap or scarf. This prevents my hair from frizzing and knotting overnight.
What are your go-to styles?
What are your favorite products?
What ingredients does your hair love?
Estefani: My hair absolutely loves coconut oil, avocado oil, shea butter, and olive oil. All of these ingredients leave my hair very shiny, hydrated, moisturized, replenished, and smooth.
What ingredients does your hair hate?
Estefani: I try to stay away from products that have fragrance and alcohols because it tends to make my hair dry, brittle, and frizzy.
How do the seasons affect your regimen?
Estefani: The seasons affect my regimen, depending on the weather outside. For example if it’s raining and humid, it’s going to make my hair frizzy and poufy. In the winter my hair tends to become more dry and brittle, so I make sure to moisturize more often.
We see that your channel is roller set galore! What is your favorite way to roller set your hair?Estefani: My favorite way to roller set my hair is using perm rods. I discovered how to use perm rods by watching a YouTube tutorial. I absolutely fell in love with it, so I tried it at home and I’ve been doing perm rods for over a year now. It’s my one of my favorite hairstyles.
We adore your long, gorgeous curls and usually, the longer the hair, the longer the care. How do you cut down the hours spent on your hair?
Estefani: I cut down the hours spent on my hair by doing protective hairstyles that tend to last over a week. For example doing braid outs, twist outs, buns, or simple wash and go’s. These hairstyles are all easy and quick to do.
What inspired you to start a vlog?
Estefani: I remember being unemployed at home, having nothing to do, and watching YouTube tutorials. I saw these YouTube girls and thought to myself, “Hey, I can do this!” I watched girls like Sunkiss Alba, Natural Neiicey, Glamtwinz334, and many others who inspired me to start my YouTube channel.
How did you become a successful vlogger?
Estefani: I truly believe success comes with consistency and always trying different ways to provide higher quality content for my viewers. I try to interact with my subscribers by answering any of their questions, comments, or concerns, so they know that I do care and I am here to help.
What do you like most about vlogging?
Estefani: What I like most about vlogging is the feedback that I get from my viewers. They inspire and motivate me everyday to continue with my YouTube journey.
What do you want to do beyond YouTube?
Estefani: Beyond YouTube I want to be a business owner of an online boutique where women can go and find anything beauty related from hair products, accessories, jewelry, clothing, and much more.
Do you have any advice for new natural hair vloggers?
Estefani: Believe in yourself. Don’t worry about what anyone else thinks and just keep moving forward. Curly hair is so beautiful, unique, and exotic. Accept your hair and wear it with confidence.forward.
What is your number one piece of advice for women with curly hair?
Estefani: My #1 piece of advice for women with curly hair is to first and foremost learn to love your hair.
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