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What was it like for you growing up with textured hair?

It was never easy growing up with culy hair, especially without knowing how to properly take care of it. It was always a mess. This became the reason for straightening my hair for years until the actual light of knowledge was spread upon by the curly community.

What made you decide to embrace your naturally curly hair?

The inspiration that the curly community provided was extraordinary and led to the decision to go natural and embrace my curls.

How have your family, friends, and co-workers reacted? What was your response to them?

It came as a surprise to everyone. And there was no better response than to educate them with the truth.

How did you transition to wearing your natural texture?

Went for the big chop and started a routine that slowly led to the Curly Girl Method.

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What is your current hair regimen?

  • Deep condition weekly.
  • Hot oil treatment every week.
  • Cleanse the hair with CG friendly shampoo, use CG friendly conditioner and stylers (DIY as well)
  • Wash my hair twice a week.

Are there any techniques or methods that have made a big impact on the way your hair looks?

Raking the products in small sections.

Any advice you’d like to give other women who may be in the transition phase or need some encouragement in their hair journey?

Get a trim — you can get rid of some damaged part of your hair if you are not ready to cut it off. But make sure to trim the damage regularly as you see natural growth (once every three months.)

Avoid heat styling. Now, this is very important after all the heat and chemical treatment your hair has undergone in the past, at least for a pretty long period of time.

 Use natural ingredients – There is no better product than the mother nature. Try to use natural ingredients in your initial stages and minimize the use of expensive market-based products. You could try the following for each of your treatment and styling techniques. 

Deep condition – Moisture is what your hair needs due to all the dryness and damage. Make sure to deep condition your hair at least once a week if not more. Use natural ingredients as I have mentioned above such as honey, coconut milk, avocado, oils, shea butter, etc., in your deep conditioner to get extra that moisture. 

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 Use natural ingredients – There is no better product than the mother nature. Try to use natural ingredients in your initial stages and minimize the use of expensive market-based products. You could try the following for each of your treatment and styling techniques. 

  • Apple cider vinegar – To clarify
  • Coconut oil, Avocado oil, Argan oil, Honey, Coconut milk, Shea butter, aloe vera juice – Deep treatment mask
  • Rice water, boiled tapioca water – Protein balance
  • Homemade Flaxseed gel – You could use this amazing gel to style your hair post hair wash. Click here for the recipe.

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