1. What's your name and where are you from?
Hello, my name is Alika White and I'm from Connecticut.
2. What is your hair type?
My hair type is 3c/4a
3. When did you go natural and what made you do it?
I decided to go natural in 2014. At the time I had a really short haircut that I didn't like. I was just over my relaxed hair. A friend of mine was a couple of months natural and told me I should try being natural too and I did.
4. What was the most challenging thing about going natural?
Honestly just being comfortable in my own skin. I cut my hair really low and was afraid I was going to look like a boy. Also figuring out what works for my hair texture and type. I'm still learning what works best for me.
5. What is your weekly regimen?
I co-wash and deep condition once a week. When I'm styling my hair depending on the style I'll use gel or heavy butters.
6. What is your daily morning regimen?
Depending on the style for example a wash n go, I'll spray my hair with water give it a lil shake and be on my way. If I have extra time I like to sit under my hair steamer to get rid of the flatness and to provide extra moisture. If I'm wearing a twist out I'll just fluff my hair, lay down my edges and that's it.
7. What is your daily night time regimen?
At night I'll re-twist my hair if needed with a little bit of product. Or I'll put my hair into mini pineapples, throw on my satin bonnet and go to sleep.
8. Do you use heat on your hair at all?
I've only used heat on my hair 2 times since being natural. One time when I wanted to stretch my hair and another time when I straightened it for my two year natural anniversary.
9. Do you braid your hair? If so, how often do you do so in a year?
I wish I could. I'm currently learning from YouTube lol.
10. Wide-tooth comb or Denman brush?
11. Is your hair normally loose or in a protective-do?
Loose. Looking into protective styling this summer.
12. Have you ever had a hair tragedy? What was it? How did you recover from it?
Yes unfortunately. I tried to color my hair using a honey blonde dark n lovely hair dye and it ended up turning a orange uneven color. Yes I know your suppose to wait at least 2 weeks to dye your hair again but I just couldn't go around looking crazy. I dyed my hair at least 3 times that week just to get it back to normal. In the end I knew my hair would not recover from all the dye jobs I did in that one week so I big chopped again. Luckily I was only about 4 months natural since I big chopped so I didn't have to cut off a ton of hair.
13. What's your biggest tip for maintaining healthy or long hair?
My biggest tip for maintaining healthy hair is moisture and most definitely patience. Learn what works for your hair and your texture. Even better find out what your hair porosity is. Knowing that alone can help you choose the right products to keep your hair looking and feeling healthy. Oh and one more thing always remember health or length. Don't hold on to straggly damaged ends. It will only hurt you in the long run.
14. Where can we find you online? (blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc).
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