On today’s post we have yet another lovely and gorgeous naturalist sista. I hope you enjoy her incredible tips and all that she has to share.
1.Hie Mitchy, please introduce yourself?
I am a free-spirited natural hair enthusiast.
2. Why are you natural and how’s been the journey?
I was natural growing up but then I had decided to relax my hair. My hair started breaking and thinning, mostly because I didn’t take care of it really. I decided to go back to being natural again so I transitioned in 2013. I would keep my hair in braids/weaves for the most part though and I really didn’t have a regimen until last year (2017).
The recent journey has been very interesting, I have learnt how to wash my own hair so I hardly ever go to the Salon for wash day. One thing to note though, natural hair can be expensive so avoid trying out every “fast hair grower tip”; just find what works for your hair and stick to that.
3. What’s your hair regime and staple hair products?
Wash day routine
- Detangling: I use DL Beautiful Beginnings Ouchless Detangler. A knot literally disappears when you spray the detangler, and it smells like bubblegum.
- Pre-poo: I apply a mixture of coconut oil and castor oil/olive oil to my hair and cover it with a plastic cap for 45 mins or so.
- Shampoo: I am currently using Smooth Hydration shampoo. I put my hair in 4 braids when washing to make it easier to deal with.
- Conditioner: I use whichever store-bought conditioner I can get my hands on (I used Aunt Jackie’s in control recently). I am yet to try a DIY one.
- LOC Process:
- Leave in conditioner – Afrobotanics
- Oil: Avocado oil
- Cream: Afrobotanics Twist, Curl & Define
- I spray (every other day) Ndanaka hair mist or actual water and seal with an oil.
4. Do you have any hair struggles?
- I would love to have more volume.
- Shrinkage used to be a struggle but I have learnt to embrace it.
- I can only braid my hair, so I miss out on DIY styles that involve twisting and all that.
5. Do you believe in protective styling?
I do, especially in winter my hair is usually braided.
6. What’s your go to protective style?
Braids and a bun.
7. Are you concerned with hair typing or texture discrimination?
- Knowing your hair type is important because it will help you when it comes to product and style selection.
- Loose big voluminous curled hair tends to be shown more love than kinkier curl types with less curl definition. Texture discrimination is just another way of making women compare themselves and feel insecure because of their appearance. I believe that every hair type should be embraced and loved.
8.You have amazing hair, any tips to someone growing their hair?
Thank you. Health is more important than length. Find a regimen that works and just stick to it.
So that’s a wrap on today’s post!
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