Happy Valentine’s Day lovahs :o)
Hope you ladies are having a lovely week! And if you have a boo/special someone, I hope you are having a love filled day (even though you can do that ANY day hehe)
My next Girl Behind the curl is the beautiful Queen behind the super fly blog, Urbane-Natural, and she even has her own product line (which you’ll learn more about in sec). Check this super stylish, curly chick out…meet Ashley!!
Introduction : : Do share a little about yourself!
My name is Ashley Patrice, I am a student, cosmetologist, natural hair blogger and enthusiast. I also have an all-natural hair care line called Mahogany Queen that promotes healthy hair using the ingredients nature has already supplied us with. Showing black women how to maintain and grow healthy hair has become a job and lifestyle for me.
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 originally went natural because of my love for big hair and a bald spot I found in my hair because of over processing. I decided enough was enough and started transitioning using weaves and trimming in between. Over time my love for big hair turned into a love for my hair and a special self love and appreciation of my natural self.
Mane-tain : : What is your weekly/monthly regimen like? If you have color in your hair, how do you maintain it’s health?
I prepoo with olive oil and coconut oil once a week and then follow up with a shampoo. I use whatever conditioner I have under my sink and detangle while in the shower using a wide tooth comb. After I get out of the shower I prep my hair for styling by applying coconut oil and my Mango Shea butter, after I section, detangle and twist using a denman brush to clump my curls, I wrap my hair up in a turban. I love hair color and although I’m taking a break from it, I still have some left on the ends. To prevent my hair from breaking, I make sure my hair is moisturized at all times.
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 the definition of kinky, coily, curly hair. I currently have one side of my hair shaved off and wear the other half in an up-do. This doubles as a protective style/signature look, and it works for me because it’s elegant, easy and simple.
Choosing favorites : : What are some fav products you can’t live without or would recommend to someone else? How do you use them?
A few products that I can’t live without would be my coconut oil for shine and my Mango Shea for moisture.
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?
For those of you who haven’t added the denman brush into your twistout regimen, DO SO! It is great for clumping curls together and giving great definition to twistouts. Also, trimming your hair regularly is a great way to keep your hair and styles looking fresh instead of frazzled
Shameless Plug : : Do you have a hustle you’d like to share while you have the floor? i.e. business, project, etc.
My hair care line Mahogany Queen has received rave reviews from consumers and bloggers, I recently expanded my line to include a water-based gel for locs that won’t cause build up, a hair perfume to add fragrance to your tresses and moisture. I also created a hair butter targeted specifically for little girls. The Mahogany Princess line was created to give a fun spin on natural hair while helping young girls love their tresses just the way they are.
K.I.T. : : How can we stay connected with you? i.e. website, e-mail, social media, etc.