My name is Yasmine Saibou am I am from Benin, West Africa and currently reside in Washignton, DC.
2. What is your hair type?
I have 4c hair
I went natural in October 2013. My reason for doing so was because I realized the harmful effect of chemical processing and I also became more comfortable with myself.
4. What was the most challenging thing about going natural?
I consider myself to still be in the “grow out stage”, my challenge is getting it to grow out longer and being patient.
5. What is your weekly regimen?
My regimen differs depending on how my hair is styled but I usually wash and deep condition once a week and flat wist or two stand twist it, if I do not have braided extensions.
6. What is your daily morning regimen?
I have a fairly dry scalp so I use castor oil or other essential oil blends to moisten my scalp and use a qredew steamer to add moisture if my hair feel dry and brittle.
7. What is your daily night time regimen?
I always sleep with a satin scarf or bonnet, if my hair is out then I also do several twist to maintain a stretched length. .
8. Do you use heat on your hair at all?
I have stopped regular blow-drying and started steaming my hair and air drying. I use a sit under dryer if I am doing a permrod set.
I used to braid my hair pretty often, usually about 6-8 times a year. But now I aim for no more than 4 times a year.
10. Wide-tooth comb or Denman brush?
Wide tooth comb
11. Is your hair normally loose or in a protective-do?
My hair spends more time in protective styles than loose because I am still learning to love and manage my texture
12. Have you ever had a hair tragedy? What was it? How did you recover from it?
Me biggest hair tragedy was when I had a quick weave done my freshmen year of college. There was so much glue in my hair! I didnt know how to properly take the weave out so I just started pulling it out and cause much damage. that was the point where I realized that I needed to go natural but it still took me a few years after that to actually start.
13. What's your biggest tip for maintaining healthy or long hair?
Never be afraid of cutting, it will grow back, especially in reference to split ends.
14. Where can we find you online? (blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc).
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