Hey you! Yeah, YOU! My name is Linda Hurd and my nickname is Leeny Lynn. I am from the West Bank of New Orleans, Louisiana.
2. What is your hair type?
I am mainly a type 4 hair type with a sight mixture of 3b and 3c in the front of my crown.
I actually went back to natural when I was in high school as a junior. I did it because growing up I always had natural hair and peer-pressure made me go to a hair salon to get a relaxer. I was tired of being bullied and called names. I realized that after relaxing my natural hair in eighth grade that people were going to bully me regardless if my hair was relaxed or natural. I started accepting myself for who I was and the young woman I was becoming. I transitioned to natural for 6 months and did a big chop. I never looked back and embraced my natural.
4. What was the most challenging thing about going natural?
The most challenging thing about going natural was finding products and hair styles that worked for me.
5. What is your weekly regimen?
My weekly regimen is pretty solid whenever I rock my wash n gos.
Oil scalp and do scalp massages Monday through Wednesday. Wednesdays nights I mainly detangle and pre-poo my hair for Thursdays. Thursday is my mid-week wash and re-style. Sunday I shampoo and deep conditioned my hair and style. Then I repeat the same.
6. What is your daily morning regimen?
My morning regimen is me simply taking my hair out from under a bonnet or scarf and I shake it out. I pick my roots and spray a little oil mist on my hair and I’m out the door.
7. What is your daily night time regimen?
My daily night regimen mainly consists of spraying a water, leave in conditioner, and oil mixture on my hair before hopping in the shower. I place a shopping bag on my head to lock in the moisture and it creates the greenhouse effect for my hair. The steam from the shower makes my spray concoction come to life and makes my hair very soft and hydrated. I oil my scalp just a little bit and place on my scarf and bada boom! My hair is ready to play in the morning!
8. Do you use heat on your hair at all?
Yes, I use heat on my hair to dry my curls after a wash n go. I use heat at least three-five times a month to stretch out my roots too.
No, I never braid my hair.
10. Wide-tooth comb or Denman brush?
Wide tooth comb always!
11. Is your hair normally loose or in a protective-do?
My hair is normally loose. I don’t really wear protective styles.
12. Have you ever had a hair tragedy? What was it? How did you recover from it?
Yes, I have had a hair tragedy. I over bleached and processed my hair with color. I recovered from my hair tragedy by going back to jet black hair and purchasing me a bonnet dryer so I can deep condition my natural hair with heat. I started weekly deep conditioning and I backed away from bleaching my hair. I also went to a stylist to get a haircut to start over again on my hair care journey. I rid- my hair from those ends and straggly pieces of hair.
13. What's your biggest tip for maintaining healthy or long hair?
My biggest tip for maintaining healthy hair is to never get tired of feeling beautiful. Allow yourself to understand what you hair loves, likes, or hates. Take time out to be patient with your journey and find a regimen that you can stick to for your hair care journey.
14. Where can we find you online? (blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc).
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