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Girl Behind the Curl…. Marie!!!

Girl Behind the Curl…. Marie!!!

Hey girlies!! Are you excited for the upcoming holiday!? I am, food + family + fun is soothing to the soul and there is SOOO much to be thankful for….SO much. Hopefully these times are reminders for us to think of the things we take forgranted :o)  Oh and don’t spend all your money at these ridiculous sales this Black Friday…and Saturday, Sunday and Monday for that matter lol You know how they’ve added all these other days to the mix now lol

Anywho, so guess who’s back?!!? My gorgeous girls behind the curls!! YES Its been awhile and I know you have missed them (I have!) and so the latest curly girl is someone who I randomly stumbled upon while I was browsing the web for advice on “pineappling” my hair at night (still haven’t found the 100% go-to method that works for me but I digress lol). So during my search I came across her blog called GoodLooknOutand I instantly fell in love with everything about it! The design, the content, the writing style…it’s just a GREAT blog! Very strategic and well thought out. Lots of attention to detail. Love it! One to definitely follow! ***SIDEBAR– I even slipped into groupie mode for a sec lol and emailed her right away to tell her how much I was in love haha luckily she didn’t think I was TOO crazy haha.  Oh and Turns out we are both from Southern Cali (about 30 mins apart). There’s just something about us Cali girls :o)

So flash forward, I HAD to feature this beauty and learn about her hair regimen and here she is!

Meet Marie!!

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Introduction :: Do share a little about yourself!   

Hi! I’m Marie Young and I’ve been natural going on three years now. I’m a stay-at-home mommy and blogger who loves doing just about everything the natural way!

In the beginning :: What inspired you to go embrace your natural-ness? OR If you’ve been  natural since forever, what inspired you to never get a perm? 

To be honest, I had my aha moment once I moved to DC and saw so many beautiful, educated, black queens (like me) walking around with all these cute natural styles. They were so beautiful! Coming from LA, living that ‘barbie world’ weave life, I was in culture shock. I just gravitated toward it, wanting to see what my natural would look like!

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Mane-tain :: What is your weekly/monthly regimen like? If you have color in your hair, how do you maintain its health?

I do a wash-n-go once a week and outside of that I do a lot of twists out’s. My twist out only lasts for two days max, so I’m always re-twisting my hair at night (a routine I really can’t stand). I also deep condition with a protein treatment at least twice a month.   When I detangle, I do it with a wide tooth comb, making sure I comb from the bottom to the top to prevent breakage. I trim my hair every 6-8 weeks, and being that I only like to trim my hair while it’s straight, I usually only straighten my hair 4-5 times per year.    Once every quarter I start to get bored and I will throw in a protective style to calm my nerves. My go-to style is box braids and marley twists.

Your uniqueness :: How would describe your hair and how do you like to wear/style your hair daily? i.e. wash-n-go’s, twists, straight, protective styles, etc.  

I would describe my hair as perfectly coiled! I didn’t realize that I even had a curl pattern until my mid twenties. I was so used to press-n-curls and weaves. Plus, my curl was so heat damaged it was crazy mess.   Now, I have these cute, small, tightly coiled ringlets after my wash-n-go that I wouldn’t trade for the world. Even though I love my wash-n-go’s I also love to rock a twist out because I can maintain it longer than my natural curls.

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Choosing favorites :: What are some fav products you can’t live without or would recommend? How do you use them?   

I cannot live without my Jane Carter Curl Defining Cream for when I wear my wash-n-go’s. I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my Patsy Girl Spritz Splash for daily hydration and my Mi-Me Fascin8ting Hair Elixir for shine, moisture and growth.

Drop some knowledge :: Do you have a marvelous hair practice/technique you’ve learned and wouldn’t mind sharing? OR is there something you’d like to learn more about?

I’ve learned to not believe the hype when it comes to how often you’re to trim your ends. I read one popular natural hair site (which I will not name) that recommended to trim your ends every 6-8 months if you don’t use heat in your hair. That was the worst thing I could have done for my hair. After I waited 6 months with no trims I had to cut off 2 inches of growth and that worked my nerves so badly. Keep up with your regular trims no matter what!

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Shameless plug :: Do you have a hustle you’d like to share while you have the floor?

As I am editor-in-chief over at GoodLooknOut, you KNOW I have to tell you all to stop on over and get in where you fit in. I love to share the GOOD NEWS with my readers so if you have something to share, you’re all more than welcome to share!   Lastly, I’m working on a new project with a group of marvelous women called Lessons From A Wildflower that I’d love for you to check out. It’s a compilation of raw and real journal entries, from your girlfriend on the other line. It’s like chicken soup for the twenty/thirty year old soul. A place where real women, discuss real life candidly – without an instagram filter.

K.I.T. :: How can we stay connected with you? 

Blog | Email | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Tumblr | Pinterest    Talk with you all soon!

 

 

P.S. If you are interested in being featured as a Girl Behind the Curl, shoot me an email (lauren@lacocobella.com) or use the contact form to get in touch with me! :o)

Girl Behind the Curl….Tiffany!

Girl Behind the Curl….Tiffany!

Howdy!! I have another BEAUTIFUL Girl Behind The Curl to introduce you too. She’s another Instagram curlfriend of mine and I can not begin to say how beautiful she and her hair are! And can we talk about how flawless her skin is for a second?! Anywho, her curls are perfect and I love the color on the ends as you will see, she shares lots of her fav products which I really appreciate :o) She definitely dropped some knowledge at the end of her feature so be sure you read all the way down for some inspiration!

….Meet the gorgeous Miss Tiffy Nichole!

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Introduction : : Do share a little about yourself!

My name is Tiffany! During the week I am a Registered Nurse and full time Mommy.  I enjoy life and spending time with my family and friends.

In the beginning : : What inspired you to go embrace your natural-ness? OR If you’ve been natural since forever, what inspired you to never get a perm?

I have been natural for 5 plus years.  I really had no interest in going natural.  It kind of just happened.  Relaxers made my hair paper thin but I thought it was the thing to do.  By the time I started loving my roller set it was time for regular scheduled routine at the salon.  So the day I decided to color my hair was the last day of the creamy crack (lol). A year and a half ago I decided to do something big….I cut my shoulder length hair off.  I continued to make weekly visits to the salon for a wash, blow dry, flat iron, and hair cut/trim to maintain my short hair.   August 2012 was my last scheduled cut/trim and the last flat iron.  I wanted to enjoy summer vacation with my daughter and family without worrying about getting my hair wet.

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Mane-tain : : What is your weekly/monthly regimen like? If you have color in your hair, how do you maintain it’s health?

I wash and deep condition my hair at least once a week.  Depending on the week and because of my crazy hair obsession I may co-wash in between washes.  Prior to cutting off my straight ends (damaged by bleach) I used perm rods faithfully to achieve a curly fro.  It was my go to style as I tried to grow it out.  The two textures were definitely a deal breaker and it was time for a hair cut/trim (chop chop chop)!!!  That moment changed my natural hair experience.

Your uniqueness : : How would describe your hair and how do you like to wear/style your hair daily? i.e. wash-n-go’s, twists, straight, protective styles, etc.

My curly tresses are curly, tightly coiled.  If I had to guess my texture I would say I am a 3c/4a.  My favorite styles and absolute favorite are twist outs, coil out, and wash-n-go’s.

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Choosing favorites : : What are some fav products you can’t live without or would recommend to someone else? How do you use them?

My routine varies depending on the style and look I am going for.  I sprits my hair with a leave in conditioner water mix, apply my favorite oils (EVOL, Carol’s Daughter elixir or tui oil, and then re-twist with a cream or butter and gel.

Some of my favorite products are listed below.

Shampoo

  • SheScentit Jojoba hemp conditioning shampoo
  • Dr Bonner’s Peppermint Oil Soap

Conditioner/DC

  • Hyrdating Shealoe Creammy Conditioner (koils by nature)
  • Honey hemp conditioner (oyinhandmade)
  • Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion leave-in
  • Moisturing Shealoe leave-in conditioner (koils by nature)
  • Camille Rose Naturals Renew Algae DC
  • Babassu Butter Love DC (brown butter beauty)

Oils, Butters, & For Styling

  • Jamaican Black Castor Oil
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Tui Moisturizing Hair Oil
  • Jane Cater Nourish & Shine
  • Qhemet Biologics Amla & Olive Heavy Cream
  • Jane Carter Wrap & Roll (rods or roller sets)

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Drop some knowledge : : Do you have a marvelous hair practice/technique you’ve learned and wouldn’t mind sharing? OR is there something you’d like to learn more about?

My natural hair journey has taught me so much about myself and people.  My confidence speaks volumes and I love love love my tightly coily kinky textured hair.  I wish everyday was a good hair day but everyday is a new hair experience.  Over the past 8 months I have mastered my favorite styles.  They never look the same way twice.  Day one of natural hair journey had me in tears.  A lot of learning and trial and error but there was definitely joy and growth in the journey.

Through this process I have learned that racism and prejudice still exist.  Some people are just mean, make inappropriate comments, they laugh and stare.  As a young African American woman and mother I make a statement to the world and I love myself.  I am my daughter’s role model and everyday I hope she realizes she is beautiful, intelligent, and simply marvelous just the way she is.  I show her and together we live it!

K.I.T. : : How can we stay connected with you? i.e. website, e-mail, social media, etc.

 

 

P.S. If you are interested in being featured as a Girl Behind the Curl, shoot me an email (lauren@lacocobella.com) or use the contact form to get in touch with me! :o)

Girl Behind the Curl… Evelyn!

Girl Behind the Curl… Evelyn!

Hola chicas! I have a BEAUTIFUL curly girl to share with you today. She’s another Instagram curlfriend :o) I am in love with her hair and in love with cupcakes as much as her lol She also loves Oyin Handmade products (I have a few reviews on some of my fav products from them on the blog if you missed em!) which helps keep her hair super healthy and gorgeous. Oh and if you are looking for a new good book to read, SHE is your girl!! Hit her up!!

….meet Evelyn!!

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Introduction : : Do share a little about yourself!

Hello, I’m Evelyn. I’m a graduate student at UMD, where I’m working on getting a degree in library science. I’m a book nerd and love cupcakes a bit too much.

In the beginning : : What inspired you to go embrace your natural-ness? OR If you’ve been natural since forever, what inspired you to never get a perm?

During undergrad at UC Irvine, I stopped relaxing my hair. I don’t remember exactly what made me stop, but I bet Dr. Parham’s African American Psychology class was the catalyst. When I graduated, I decided to loc my hair up and I wore it that way for about eight years before cutting them off. Now my hair is free form. Before I knew what to do with my hair, I thought I might loc it back up out of frustration, but I don’t plan on doing that any time soon.

Mane-tain : : What is your weekly/monthly regimen like? If you have color in your hair, how do you maintain it’s health?

I generally co-wash my hair every two weeks, sooner when I have more time, and shampoo whenever there is too much product build up (sometimes that takes up to three months). I get my hair trimmed twice a year at a salon. I rarely add heat to my hair unless I’m doing a length check, or in a hurry for it to dry.

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Your uniqueness : : How would describe your hair and how do you like to wear/style your hair daily? i.e. wash-n-go’s, twists, straight, protective styles, etc.

My hair is a mixed bag. It’s at least three different textures and densities. There is even one section in the crown area that I initially thought was damaged, but after several trims it has stayed the same. When I do a twist-out (which I do most often), it doesn’t hold the definition as long. I try to baby that area.

Choosing favorites : : What are some fav products you can’t live without or would recommend to someone else? How do you use them?

For the most part, I only use Oyin Handmade products. I use their Honey Hemp Condintioner and Hair Dew religiously, and as a treat I’ll get some Juices & Berries. I call it my hair perfume. When it’s time for a deep condition I mix the Honey Hemp with coconut oil and honey and leave it on my hair for thirty minutes.

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Drop some knowledge : : Do you have a marvelous hair practice/technique you’ve learned and wouldn’t mind sharing? OR is there something you’d like to learn more about?

I’m not very creative when it comes to my hair, so I can’t share any fabulous hairstyles, but I will say that since my hair has gotten long enough to bun, it’s become my favorite protective style. I think my hair has benefited mostly by my patience with it and not overly manipulating it.

Shameless plug : : Do you have a hustle you’d like to share while you have the floor? i.e. business, project, etc.

I don’t have a hustle, but I do host an online book club on Twitter. If any readers would like to join, they are more than welcome.

K.I.T. : : How can we stay connected with you? i.e. website, e-mail, social media, etc.

Girl Behind the Curl….Tia!!!

Girl Behind the Curl….Tia!!!

Hey!! Coming atcha with another beautiful Girl Behind the Curl! She’s a PYT (pretty young thang lol) about to GRADUATE from high school!!!! CONGRATS LADY!!!!!! ((((Round of applause for her!!))) I know how excited she must be, cuz I know I was ready to get the heck up outta there when I graduated lol

So besides the fact that this GBTC is a smart young lady, she has amazing curls! Those of you who have been natural your whole life but have always worn your hair pressed, ya’ll can relate to her :o)

….meet Miss Tia!!!

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Introduction : : Do share a little about yourself!

Hi I’m Tia! I am a high school senior (can’t wait for college!) I love natural products and attempting to make my own hair and beauty products.

In the beginning : : What inspired you to go embrace your natural-ness? OR If you’ve been natural since forever, what inspired you to never get a perm?

Well, I never got a perm, but I always wore my hair flat ironed. The reason I never got a perm was because my mom would always tell me that I didn’t need one and whenever I went to the hair salon she was adamant about the stylist not giving me a perm. So I have her to thank for that :) The reason I decided to stop flat ironing my hair so frequently was because I felt so constricted; I couldn’t workout, go swimming, or take really steamy showers because I was afraid my hair would revert and have to spend another $50 getting my hair straightened.

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Mane-tain : : What is your weekly/monthly regimen like? If you have color in your hair, how do you maintain it’s health?

Every weekend I wash my hair in sections while in the shower. I then condition and attempt to detangle. After I rinse out the conditioner, I apply a leave in in sections, then usually twist those sections up for bed. *Sidenote I’ll admit I have a problem with detangling, I sometimes do a rushed job of combing my hair because there’s so much to do. So I try to look for (I am trying to make my own) products with great slip.

Your uniqueness : : How would describe your hair and how do you like to wear/style your hair daily? i.e. wash-n-go’s, twists, straight, protective styles, etc.

When I wash my hair it is very shiny, easy to comb through, and has a bit of length. However, as the week goes on my hair gets really dry and crunchy, so I am trying to work on that issue. The thing I love about my hair is that it is versatile; I can do protective styles, straight hair, twists, bantu knots, etc

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Choosing favorites : : What are some fav products you can’t live without or would recommend to someone else? How do you use them?

I love using olive oil on my hair: it provides great slip, seals moisture, and gives my hair shine.

Some products I recommend are:

  • Chagrin Valley Shampoo Bars: Check out their website, I’m sure you will find a bar that is right for you
  • Oyin Whipped butter: I didn’t like it on my hair, but I did use it to slick down my edges. I sprayed my edges with water, then slide a little of the whipped butter on them.

Drop some knowledge : : Do you have a marvelous hair practice/technique you’ve learned and wouldn’t mind sharing? OR is there something you’d like to learn more about?

I need to learn a lot more about how to keep my hair moisturized and detangled, those are my biggest problems.

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Shameless plug : : Do you have a hustle you’d like to share while you have the floor? i.e. business, project, etc.

I have something up my sleeve, but it’s not ready yet. When it is, I will let everyone know.

K.I.T. : : How can we stay connected with you? i.e. website, e-mail, social media, etc.

Girl Behind the Curl…Christine!!

Girl Behind the Curl…Christine!!

Cheers to the freakin weekend!!

This weeks Girl Behind the Curl is yet another very special lady in my life ((I have lots of them hehe)) she’s another one of my neos and she’s my number! (Sweet Sixteens baby!!) She pledged in 2009 and I’ve been in love with her since hehe…in a sisterly way of course lol besides the fact that she’s smart, beautiful, amazing and has a singing voice of an angel, she has some amazing hair!! She has BIG, thick curls and a simple regimen. When I met her, her hair was down her back and she cut it into a cute, short asymmetrical bob about a year or so ago. I could go on and on about this girl but I will spare you for now…. meet my lovely number/neo/sister/love, Christine!

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Introduction : : Do share a little about yourself!

Hello, my name is Christine Singh and I am a graduate student at American University and Special Education/English teacher in Baltimore City Public Schools. I love my curls and I love trying new natural/organic products on my hair and skin.

In the beginning : : What inspired you to go embrace your natural-ness? OR If you’ve been natural since forever, what inspired you to never get a perm?

My inspiration to go short was my desire for drastic change. From birth to the summer of 2012, I had only ever trimmed my long hair. One summer day in June of 2012, I went to visit my family and my little brother told me that he was growing his hair to donate it to Locks of Love. I felt so inspired by his charity that I started thinking. I have super curly hair that dries out easily and that gets insanely frizzy. I hated it. And I was tired of feeling like I had to subscribe to a glamorized and celebrated Western view of beauty. After teaching for a year and seeing how resistant the young community was to their natural gifts of beauty, I decided that I needed to stop talking about self-acceptance and just BE about it. I wanted a bald-cut (yes, I wanted to go bald), but my stylist absolutely would NOT cut my hair as short as I wanted it. Even still, I shed a single tear at the first cut. But, ever since, I am in love with my hair and the versatility that it offers me. I can wear my hair to match my mood and overall personality. My stylist cut 10 inches off of my hair, which I donated to locksoflove.org.

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Mane-tain : : What is your weekly/monthly regimen like? If you have color in your hair, how do you maintain it’s health?

I wash my hair every 5 days. I use Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo in combination with the Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie. I love these products for a wash-n-go’s and the smell is super yummy. I especially love that you can use the Curl Smoothie as a leave-in-conditioner. To help with frizz, I put a small amount of Moroccan oil in my hair and distribute evenly. The shine is amazing, the smell is awesome, and the texture is so soft. I deep condition my hair at least once a month by mixing 1 egg with mayonnaise and Olive Oil. I do this on a Saturday morning and I put a shampoo cap on as I walk around the house and clean up. I leave this in for twenty minutes before following up with my shampoo and conditioner.

Your uniqueness : : How would describe your hair and how do you like to wear/style your hair daily? i.e. wash-n-go’s, twists, straight, protective styles, etc.

My hair is super thick and curly, and it frizzes and dries out easily, especially when it’s cold out. My favorite style is the wash-n-go, but I occasionally enjoy practicing Bantu knots, and also doing twist outs.

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Choosing favorites : : What are some fav products you can’t live without or would recommend to someone else? How do you use them?

My favorite products are Moroccan Oil, Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Shampoo and Conditioner.

Drop some knowledge : : Do you have a marvelous hair practice/technique you’ve learned and wouldn’t mind sharing? OR is there something you’d like to learn more about?

To get my hair super curly and bouncy, I first wash with shampoo. Then I follow by gently towel drying my hair and then combing Conditioner through my strands with my fingers. I finish by adding a little Moroccan oil to my palms and massaging it into my hair. The whole process takes about 20 minutes, and I love the curl that it produces.

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Shameless plug : : Do you have a hustle you’d like to share while you have the floor? i.e. business, project, etc.

I am currently working alongside my sister to end homelessness through her non-profit Terps Against Homelessness. I am also a volunteer math/GED tutor with Project PLASE in Baltimore, MD. Knowledge is Power. If you know of anyone who needs afterschool tutoring, or if you are looking to get involved with giving back to the overall community, feel free to contact me and I will set you up with some volunteer opportunities!

K.I.T. : : How can we stay connected with you? i.e. website, e-mail, social media, etc.

You can stay connected with me through: twitter @__Singh, instagram @_singhchristine

Girl Behind the Curl…Caressa!

Girl Behind the Curl…Caressa!

Yayy tomorrow’s Friday and I am off work so I am happy bout that :o)

Coming to you with this week’s Girl Behind the Curl. Ok, this girl is gorgeous! She’s an island girl who swears by Jamaican black castor oil, which I keep seeing people swear by also! (it’s on my growth challenge list!) Read about this chica’s very sensible and relateable regimen below… meet Caressa!

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Introduction : : Do share a little about yourself!

My name is Caressa, I am an Island girl born and raised, a blogger/vlogger and a mom to an amazing 2 year old. I just love all things natural hair and beauty. One of the quotes that I live by is “Courage is the power to let go of the familiar”.

In the beginning : : What inspired you to go embrace your natural-ness? OR If you’ve been natural since forever, what inspired you to never get a perm?

I am going to be very honest. I loved my relaxed “straight” hair because that was the only thing that I was used to. I decided that I wanted to embark on this journey because I needed a change. I also always thought that natural hair was so versatile. I am still learning a lot about my hair, and some days are better than others, but I would not change a thing. I am glad that I made this decision because my hair is now more healthy.

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Mane-tain : : What is your weekly/monthly regimen like? If you have color in your hair, how do you maintain it’s health?

My wash days are normally on Sundays. I wear one style for maybe 3 days and then do another style for the remainder of the week. I must use castor oil because it has really helped my hair growth over the past few months. Go get that Jamaican Black Castor oil lady. It works wonders. One more thing, I don’t use shampoo at all unless I am trying out new products. Most shampoos just dry my hair out so much so I just co-wash!

Your uniqueness : : How would describe your hair and how do you like to wear/style your hair daily? i.e. wash-n-go’s, twists, straight, protective styles, etc.

I love trying new things on my hair. I am always experimenting and most of my styles come out really great. My go to style is a braid-out and also a flat twist out. Here is a braid out/twist out tutorial.

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Choosing favorites : : What are some fav products you can’t live without or would recommend to someone else? How do you use them?

Right now, the products that I cannot live without are my Jamaican black castor oil and my coconut co-wash by AS I AM. I 100% recommend these two products. For anyone looking to speed up the growing process of their hair I recommend the castor oil, and for people like me with shampoos drying your hair out, I recommend the coconut co-wash. The product that I use the most for my styles is The Cantu Shea butter leave in conditioner. I absolutely love that stuff and it is so inexpensive, so that’s a plus!

Drop some knowledge : : Do you have a marvelous hair practice/technique you’ve learned and wouldn’t mind sharing? OR is there something you’d like to learn more about?

Recently I have learned of the pineapple method, which is basically tying your hair up in a scarf in order to get your twist out/ braid out styles to last. I use this method quite a lot, especially when I don’t feel like twisting my hair at night.

Shameless plug : : Do you have a hustle you’d like to share while you have the floor? i.e. business, project, etc.

I love trying new things, and I support any small businesses because I believe that everyone deserves a chance to showcase their products and get their names out there. I can help get that job done. I have many things coming up in the future so guys please be on the lookout!

K.I.T. : : How can we stay connected with you? i.e. website, e-mail, social media, etc.

You guys can like my page on Facebook- Naturally Westindian https://www.facebook.com/NaturallyWestindian

Youtube- Naturally Westindian http://www.youtube.com/user/NaturallyWestindian

Instagram- caressatearla

All inquires- naturallywestindian@gmail.com

 

Girl Behind the Curl….Corlinda!!

Girl Behind the Curl….Corlinda!!

Hello! Hope you all enjoy your weekends! Today I want to share the hair-story of another natural gal I met via Instagram hehe. She’s a young mother, employee AND student!! (How does she do it all?!) She’s also a transitioner who made it all the way through till the last trim! I applaud all the transitioners out there because I couldn’t do it so this lady is an inspiration!

…Meet Corlinda!

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Introduction : : Do share a little about yourself!

Hello my name is Corlinda Stafford. I am 25 years old. I am happily married with four children. I am a full time mother, employee and I go to school as well and plan to get my degree in Nursing.I have been completely natural since November of 2010. I transitioned for six months prior before I cut the rest of the relaxed hair off in November.

In the beginning : : What inspired you to go embrace your natural-ness? OR If you’ve been natural since forever, what inspired you to never get a perm?

What made me start to become natural was that I met a friend who was natural and noticed how healthy, shiny and great her hair looked and was shocked that there was no chemicals in her hair. I was also tired of being burned from the relaxers. My hair was long but think and started to break off. So I decided to slowly transition because I have never cut my hair before and didn’t want to do the “big chop.” When I started to transition my hair was bra strap length. I was also pregnant during the transition so in the summer time I was 8 months and living in texas it was HOT! I decided why not cut some more off and try a short bob hairstyle. So I did. I did not like it at all but it helped with my breakage I was having. November came around and my beautician chopped off the last inch and half of my permed hair and that was when I was officially natural. I absolutely love my natural hair and will never go back to a relaxer ever!

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Mane-tain : : What is your weekly/monthly regimen like? If you have color in your hair, how do you maintain it’s health?

I co-wash every week with Tresseme naturals conditioner and I use pure coconut oil, olive and grape seed oil to seal my hair. I do have color in my hair. My hair was just colored a few weeks ago and to maintain the color I constantly put my oils in it daily and once every two weeks I use a deep conditioning mask along with co-washing. I try to follow the CG (Curly Girl) method by not using heat and tools. I style my hair mainly with my fingers. I detangle with my fingers as well. I am very simple with my regimen.

Your uniqueness : : How would describe your hair and how do you like to wear/style your hair daily? i.e. wash-n-go’s, twists, straight, protective styles, etc.

My hair is very unique in my opinion. People will see me do a two stranded twist and still will not believe it is all natural. My hair will look relaxed if I do a two stranded twist while it is wet. Even when I blow dry my hair my co-workers will ask me if I broke down and got a relaxer. My texture is very curly (when wet) which I love. I can do a wash-n- go with just water and grape seed oil or even just mousse. I usually like to wear wash-n-go’s or a ponytail. I have just started coming to the point where I am experimenting with other hairstyles. I am open to any new hairstyles if anyone have any suggestions I am all open ears :)

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Choosing favorites : : What are some fav products you can’t live without or would recommend to someone else? How do you use them?

I can not live without Tresseme Naturals conditioner. Giovanni Leave in Conditioner, Eco Styler gel, Shae Moisture Curling soufflé and Curl enhancing Smoothie. Also all of the natural oils (coconut, olive oil, and grape seed)

Drop some knowledge : : Do you have a marvelous hair practice/technique you’ve learned and wouldn’t mind sharing? OR is there something you’d like to learn more about?

I would love to learn more about hair retention. I would love grow healthier hair and how to reduce split ends.

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K.I.T. : : How can we stay connected with you? i.e. website, e-mail, social media, etc.

You can email me at corlindastafford@gmail.com

I am also on Instagram as MZ_CORLY

Facebook as Corlinda Stafford