1. What's your name and where are you from?
I’m Annisa LiMara and I’m originally from Jackson, Mississippi but currently reside in Baltimore, Maryland.
2. What is your hair type?
3. When did you go natural and what made you do it?
I went natural almost 10 years ago because my hair was damaged and breaking off due to excessive relaxer and color treatments.
4. What was the most challenging thing about going natural?
Trying to continuously control the frizz because the first 7 years I mainly kept my hair flat ironed which caused a lot of heat damage.
5. What is your weekly regimen?
I wash and deep condition every week and do a steam or hot oil treatment every other week.
6. What is your daily morning regimen?
I recently shaved my hair off so I just add a little oil or pomade, brush and go…it takes literally one minute! Some days I do nothing!
7. What is your daily night time regimen?
I go to sleep or if I’m not being lazy, I’ll add some grapeseed oil, brush and put on a headscarf or “du rag”.
8. Do you use heat on your hair at all?
Only when using my handheld steamer, before I cut it, I used a diffuser minimally.
9. Do you braid your hair? If so, how often do you do so in a year?
I used to maybe once or twice a year, but it was more so Havana twists or something similar versus braids.
10. Wide-tooth comb or Denman brush?
Denman brush! If you use more than enough product it helps define curls so much easier combined with finger combing.
11. Is your hair normally loose or in a protective-do?
I almost always where it loose or as is; protective styles are very rare for me.
12. Have you ever had a hair tragedy? What was it? How did you recover from it?
Yes! A few years ago, I went to the salon to get my bob cut a little shorter and the hairstylist botched the back of my head. My hair was so short that I had to go to another stylist to fix it and she ended up having to cut ALL my hair off. It was basically a big chop and I was devastated because I never had short hair. It ended up growing out healthier, fuller and my curls were really defined so it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Only a few years later I now have my hair shaved and absolutely love it!
13. What's your biggest tip for maintaining healthy or long hair?
Moisturize correctly and be consistent. Our hair needs constant moisture and care in order to be healthy or grow long so developing a consistent and effective hair routine helps with both.
14. Where can we find you online? (blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc).
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