Month: February 2014

Feature Friday: Felicia

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1. Tell me about yourself.

My name is Felicia! I am a graduate of McNeese State University (get an education)! I love talking/ listening to people about life in general. I’m currently working with children with autism ( Behavioral therapist). I also attended Bible college at Cottonwood Leadership College in California. I love traveling, hanging with friends, and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.

2. How long have you been natural and what made you decide to go natural?

I have been natural since March 14, 2012. I decided to go natural because I wanted my natural hair color to come out more. I was confident that I could pull of any look. I also wanted to see the true texture of my hair. I thought to myself is, “Is my hair as nappy as I think”?

3. Have you always embraced your natural hair texture?

I did not embrace my texture at first! However, my first reaction was it’s not that bad but I need a wig.

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4. How would you describe your hair?

I would describe my hair has thick and soft. I would describe it as a sponge, it soaks up products. It can be dry at times, kinky curly, and volume. In some parts my hair has a curl pattern especially when its wet but even after being natural for over a year, I still have to cut straight ends.

5. What is your natural hair regimen?

First and foremost, I am not diligent on my regimen. I do feel eating healthy promotes hair growth, as well as drinking lots of water. I always begin and end my hair wash with cold water. I shampoo some times but I definitely wash my hair with conditioner  and style with a leave in conditioner. I have my spray bottle with bottled water and conditioner. I can’t and don’t style my hair unless it is wet. I try to wear protective styles so I only wash once a week! I will do a twist out and put a cap or cute beanie on.

6. What products can’t you live without?

I can not live without cocout oil (organic)!!!! I used Miss Jessie’s Crème de La Crème (Target) my first year. I will be testing out Shea Moisture soon. I also used Hawaiian Silky (Sally’s Beauty Salon).

IMG_1525[1] 7. How do you retain length and maintain the health of your hair?

I maintain length and health by keeping my hair moisturized. I tend to have a tendency to want to touch my hair when I am bored at home so I try to wrap my hair as soon as I get home. I have noticed braids/ kinky twist have helped the length of my hair. I love pulling it all up and doing a twist out. I believe it was a protective style that I could look back and see the growth.

8. What lessons have you learned during your natural hair journey?

I have learned to embrace every stage! I regret not rocking my boy cut because everyone can’t be you! Own your look because only you are brave enough to stand out of the crowd. I learned that my hair can grow! When I was perming my hair, it never grew. However, with in a year my natural hair length was longer than it has ever been since childhood!!!

9. Is there any advice you would like to give to other fellow curly girls?

I would say embrace it! Seek out twist out tutorials on YouTube!! If your twisting and it doesn’t feel good it probably will be the best twist out ever!!! Do not use products with alcohol on a regular basis. Try to incorporate more fruits into your diet. Don’t give up on your hair. I would pray over my hair as I washed 🙂 YouTube or tutorials will not solve every problem, you have to train your hair! It’s like your baby, you have to see what works for it and nurture your progress. You are training your hair it takes patience.

10. Where can we find you?

Fb, instagram, twitter, etc..

Instagram: Seasonchanger

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FEATURE FRIDAY: ADRIENNE

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1. Tell us about yourself.

My name is Adrienne. I love being active and anything athletically competitive and I LOVE movies, particularly RomCom & Action! I’m not the best at styling my hair but I try, that’s what counts right?!? Also, I’m blessed to be married to my love and new hubby! @malc04

2. How long have you been natural and what made you decide to go natural?

It’s been about 4 years. I noticed my hair was unhealthy, my ends were terrible. I wanted my hair to grow so I figured I had to change something.

3. Have you always embraced your natural texture?

Not always, I sort of went back and forward with it when I was younger. I love my hair now, straight or curly.

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4. How would you describe your hair?

Long & thick, curl pattern is 3b.

5. What is your natural hair regimen?

I typically wear my hair straight. I go to my hair dresser often because I feel more comfortable letting a professional style it rather than flat ironing it myself and potientially damaging it. When I wear my hair curly, I always use Curl Enhancing Smoothie right after washing it and apply mousse to the ends to enhance my curls.

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6. What products can’t you live without?

Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum, Curl Enhancing Smoothie, & mousse

7. How do you retain length and maintain the health of your hair?

I very rarely flat iron (usually twice a month), and when I do, my hair dresser usually does it. I use heat protectant, and I don’t color or highlight.

8. What lessons have you learned during your natural hair journey?

I can live without a relaxer and it’s not nearly as hard to maintain as I thought it would be.

9. Is there any advice you would like to give to to other fellow curly girls?

It’s all about what you want, try out different methods and products (by word of mouth) to find what works best for your hair and what you prefer.

10. Where can we find you? Fb, instagram, twitter, etc..

Twitter: @AMoneySmooth

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