1. What's your name and where are you from?
My name is Ebbie and I am from Charleston SC
2. What is your hair type?
I honestly do not get into the hair types... However if I had to choose I would say I am a mix... 3c/ 4ab
3. When did you go natural and what made you do it?
I went natural back in 2006, I have big chopped my hair about 3 times since and cut it almost every year when the weather gets warm. I was tired of getting relaxers and wanted to see my true pattern. I loved it immediately and now I love the versatility.
4. What was the most challenging thing about going natural?
Learning how to do styles that fit me. At first, I didn't know what to do, but eventually I found my way and now know what to do with my hair.
5. What is your weekly regimen?
I use to be strictly a cowasher, but I have recently started to shampoo my hair again. I cleanse once a week and twist my hair for styling. During the rest of the week I either twist in larger twists to maintain or rock it in a puff until it's wash day again.
6. What is your daily morning regimen?
In the mornings I take off my satin bonnet, untwist my hair and go. Or if I don't like the way the twists look, I pull it up in a puff.
7. What is your daily night time regimen?
At I shower with my hair out so it can absorb some of the moisture. I twist my hair after showering and put on a satin bonnet and go to sleep... Easy peasy.
8. Do you use heat on your hair at all?
Yes, I normally get my hair pressed out twice a year as this is my preferred way to get my ends trimmed. Sometimes I get it pressed out 3 times a year, but never more than that.
9. Do you braid your hair? If so, how often do you do so in a year?
I haven't had braids since going natural, but I am strongly thinking of getting some this summer to give myself a styling rest.
10. Wide-tooth comb or Denman brush?
Wide-tooth comb for me. I only detangle under the stream of running water and with conditioner on my hair.
11. Is your hair normally loose or in a protective-do?
My hair is normally loose. I could definitely do a whole lot better with protective styling.
12. Have you ever had a hair tragedy? What was it? How did you recover from it?
Yes, I am actually going through one right now. My hair has started to thin in the very middle where I usually wear a band for my puff, I am recovering from that by doing more twist outs and less puff wearing. I am also changing my diet, water intake, and about to start taking vitamins.
13. What's your biggest tip for maintaining healthy or long hair?
Keep your ends protected and twist it or pineapple it nightly so you will have less tangling, which will lead to less shedding and retaining more length and healthy hair. Also, keep your ends trimmed at least a couple times a year.
14. Where can we find you online? (blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc).
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