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What is your hair type?

3b

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

Growing up was not easy. I hated getting my hair done by my mother, who is Latina with straight hair. She had no idea how to care for my hair so it was up in pig tales most of the time. When I was around 10 years old, I decided to take my hair into my own hands and I've been learning how to care for it ever since. There's been some ups and downs dealing with my curls, but we made it!

What made you decide to embrace your naturally curly hair?

I've always loved and embraced it, but I fell in love with it when I learned how to care for it. I took the time to build a relationship with my curls and now we are the best of friends. 

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

They love it! They all fully support me because I use the knowledge I have and I share it with everyone. I've become the go-to person for natural hair info in my family and with my friends.

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How did you transition to wearing your natural texture?

I started with the CG method, but after a year I stopped and started listening to my hair and its needs and that's what works for me. 

What is your current hair regimen?

I consider my self a wash and go queen that's my go-to style. 

  • shampoo and condition once a week co-wash midweek if needed
  • deep condition weekly
  • trim and cut my own hair
  • use a gel or cream to style and a light spray for daily refresh
  • pineapple at night

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

I prefer the squish to condish and wet plopping. 

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

Trust your process, take pride in your journey and celebrate your success.

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