1. What's your name and where are you from?
My name is Bria Larine from Detroit, MI
2. What is your hair type?
3. When did you go natural and what made you do it?
I went natural June 1st, 2013. The reason I went natural is when I got mt hair dyed blond, I noticed my hair breaking off. I really had no other option but to go natural or I could risk my hair possibly falling out... I've been obsessed with natural hair ever since!
4. What was the most challenging thing about going natural?
Transitioning from heat damage, color damage or any type of damage. Its such a huge separation between your natural curls and the dead ends. I couldn't do a twistout without using perm rods until I was natural from about 6/7 months.
5. What is your weekly regimen?
I co wash with an conditioner in the middle of the weeks, either Wednesday or Thursday and style in my usual twistout, or if I'm feeling spontaneous I'll do another type of style. Sunday is my major wash day. I pre-poo with conditioner or oil (depending on what i have), co wash with a cleansing conditioner, deep condition for about an hour and style.
6. What is your daily morning regimen?
Mainly untwisting, fluffing. I don't do much in the morning. If I'm having a bad hair day, I style my hair in a puff as my go to style.
7. What is your daily night time regimen?
I spritz my hair with my water/glycerin/leave-in conditioner mix, use product of my choice and twist my hair for the night. For additional moisture i seal my hair with my Shea butter mix. I usually do larger twist because I'm mainly focusing on keeping my hair moisturized. I like my hair fluffy, so definition isn't a big deal to me.
8. Do you use heat on your hair at all?
I've used heat twice since I have been natural, and honestly I don't like the look if straight hair on myself. I feel that it take away my "look".
9. Do you braid your hair? If so, how often do you do so in a year?
As in a braid/twist out? Almost everyday. If we are talking braids as in a protective style, I've had box braids once about 2 years ago. I might get them again soon, but I've been contemplating.
10. Wide-tooth comb or Denman brush?
I use both. I used my wide tooth comb if my hair is a mess to get out the majority of the kinks, if i just need to lightly detangle i use my Denman brush.
11. Is your hair normally loose or in a protective-do?
My hair is loose 90% of the year, if not more. I need my fro, it's apart of me. If I have my hair in a protective style i feel awkward.
12. Have you ever had a hair tragedy? What was it? How did you recover from it?
Yes! My hair was already struggling because my colored ends were starting to lose it curl and become limp. I then decided to do wand curls and the heat made my curls even more limp. I eventually had to cut myself some bangs because I couldn't take the inconsistent curls.
13. What's your biggest tip for maintaining healthy or long hair?
Moisturize, and seal! Use water to keep your hair moisturize and use a oil to seal that moisture in. Also, deep conditioning weekly really helps. You might not notice a instant change, but over time you'll be happy with the results.
14. Where can we find you online? (blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc).
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