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


For me growing up with curly hair was very hard. I wasn't born in the US and I was born to a mom with straight hair. She didn't know how to treat curly hair and I grew up with what the whole neighborhood called a "sponge" for hair.

My curls were constantly being brushed, causing a bush lol. Which made me HATE my hair all my life until adulthood.

What made you decide to embrace your naturally curly/coily/wavy hair?

I remember 2 years ago, taking a picture of myself with what at that point was my "styled" hair, and I remember looking at it and saying, omg your hair looks awful. What happened? It looks SO burnt!

Immediately then, I went into my Instagram and it was like my phone was listening to my thoughts, because it introduced me to @hif3licia. I stalked her page literally lol, and her YouTube. And the rest is history. 2 years into my healthy hair journey now. And it was the best decision.

What has been the most empowering moment of your natural hair journey so far?

The most empowering moment so far in my hair journey has been the acceptance of myself, the acceptance of my true self. How I learned to re-love myself and accept me for who I am, because there's only one.

How do you protect your curls at night?

I usually pineapple my hair at night and sleep in a satin pillowcase.

Who is your curl crush?

Definitely @Hif3licia and @ayesha.

What's your curly girl essential you can't live without?

My hair is very dry so my I can't live without product will be deep conditioner.

What is your current hair regimen? Any favorite products you’d like to share?

My hair regimen consists in Deep Conditioning once a week, and styling with a cream and gel.

My favorite products at the moment are Not Your Mother’s Curl Talk line, and Bounce Curl gel.

What has been the most challenging moment of your natural hair journey so far?

The most challenging moments of my natural hair journey was saying goodbye to my hair and cutting it off.

Are there any techniques or methods that have made a huge impact on your hair health?

Olaplex definitely made a HUGE impact on my hair at the beginning of my journey, and leaving the hair straighter.

Styling upside down helped with volume and using a diffuser helped a lot to retrain my curls to curl again.

What's your advice to women who are still struggling with loving their natural texture?

My best advice is to not take it too seriously. Take it a day at the time, and love every moment. All the years of damage you cause will not be cured in a month, it takes a lot of time and patience. And the best way is just to go with the flow do all the right things and keep living. Don't compare your stage 1 to someone's stage 10, because they could have been on their journey for years