1. What's your name and where are you from?
My name is Donna Moody and I am from North Carolina but currently live in South Carolina.
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 went Natural in 2010. My best friend talked me into going natural. After many attempts, I decided to give it a try and I absolutely loved it! It was the best decision I made for hair! On July 27, 2014 I will be celebrating my 4th year anniversary of being natural.
4. What was the most challenging thing about going natural?
The most challenging thing about going natural was cutting my hair. I had transitioned for 6 months before I did the “Big Chop”. I knew ahead of time how much I had to cut. I only left about an inch to an inch and a half of hair on my head. I was in total shock for a minute but after getting myself together, I felt so refreshed!
5. What is your weekly regimen?
My weekly regimen changes from week to week. I try to make sure I apply oil and water daily to keep my hair to keep it moisturized. I like to wash my hair every other week to keep my natural oils in my hair. Some times when you shampoo too much, it will cause your hair to strip and dry out because you are washing your natural oils out. This is what causes build up. Another great tip I do during the week is the following: Apply a leave-in conditioner such as Cantu Shea Leave-in.
6. What is your daily morning regimen?
In the morning, I use my spray bottle to midst my hair and I apply oil. Next, I use a moisturizing product or a leave-in before I style. This helps me manage my hair better. I love using Eco Styler Gel on my edges to keep them smooth. The one I use has the argan oil in it so it keeps my hair firm but not crunchy hard. Mostly during the week, I wear a lot of updos’.
7. What is your daily night time regimen?
At night, I take down my hair and apply oil. I use a lot of oil in the spring and summer because the weather is hot and your hair needs a lot of attention. It screams out for moisture! Sometimes with the oil, I massage my scalp. If I am wearing a twist out the next day, I twist my hair in medium sections. If I am going to create an updo’, I just leave my hair loose and put on my satin bonnet. You never know how many times you toss to and fro at night, moving your head back and forth or side to side which causes your hair to rub against fabrics that cause breakage. Satin pillows are great or my satin bonnets. The key is to always protect your hair at night. It is so important.
8. Do you use heat on your hair at all?
I use heat such as blow-drying, a few times a year. I only try to flat iron my hair once a year. I do not want to apply too much heat to my hair because I do not want to mess up my curl pattern or cause my hair to become so damage that I have to do the “BC” again.
Too much heat is not good for natural hair.
9. Do you braid your hair? If so, how often do you do so in a year?
As we speak, I am trying my first braid out and I am super excited about it. I am normally a twist out girl.
10 Wide-tooth comb or Denman brush?
This is a hard decision but I will say a Denman brush because it helps detangle my hair really well. The brush is not left with all of my hair in it. I recommend this brush over any other brush.
11. Is your hair normally loose or in a protective-do?
I wear a lot of updos! I do love my twist-outs but I am known for creative updos’. My updos’ I create are not with hair extensions. I like to use my own hair because I have a good length and can achieve any style. If I decide to use any hair it would be Marley Hair because it is similar to natural hair.
12. Have you ever had a hair tragedy? What was it? How did you recover from it?
I had a bad hair tragedy one time. I kept my hair in a protective style and I just kept applying gel and water each day. Because the style required me to roll my hair into one big role, my hair became locked up. It took me hours to detangle my hair and I felt like my hair was a lot thinner after detangling. I learned my lesson by making sure I focus on my hair just as much as my styles.
13. What's your biggest tip for maintaining healthy or long hair?
My biggest tip for maintain healthy hair or long hair is to deep condition, trim ends as needed, and keep your hair moisturized.
14. Where can we find you online? (blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc).
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