1. What's your name and where are you from?
My name is Eunique Gaines-Morreale and I am from Franklin Park, New Jersey
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 returned to natural October of 2014. The reason I returned natural is because I was a freshman in college who could not afford to get her hair done every week at a hair salon. I also wanted to return natural so that I could become comfortable and more confident in myself.
4. What was the most challenging thing about going natural?
The most challenging thing about going natural was establishing a relationship with my hair and really getting to know it.
5. What is your weekly regimen?
I wash my hair once a week with a sulfate free shampoo, a moisturizing conditioner, and lastly a thick deep conditioning hair masque.
6. What is your daily morning regimen?
Considering I always have my hair in a style, my daily regimen is simple. All I do is wake up, refresh the style and go on about my day.
7. What is your daily night time regimen?
Again since I always have my hair in a style, my nightly regimen is to preserve the style in 4 mini "pineapples", throw on my satin bonnet, and go to bed.
8. Do you use heat on your hair at all?
I use the most minimal amount of heat on my hair as possible. I am currently on a personal "Year with no heat" challenge. I will make one year without heat on April 10th. Since the challenge has been going really well, I am considering only straightening my hair once a year.
9. Do you braid your hair? If so, how often do you do so in a year?
I do braid my hair, about twice a year.
10. Wide-tooth comb or Denman brush?
I like both wide tooth combs and Denman brushes but for different purposes. I prefer to use my Denman brush when detangling wet hair and my widetooth comb when detangling dry hair.
11. Is your hair normally loose or in a protective-do?
My hair is normally loose. However, I do occasionally do protective styles.
12. Have you ever had a hair tragedy? What was it? How did you recover from it?
A hair tragedy that I've had is when I got a sew-in for prom. When I took the sew-in out, my leave-out area was completely heat damaged. I was very frustrated because the rest of my hair was kinky and coily while my front leave-out area was straight and damaged. How I recovered from it was by using no heat at all on that area and keeping it moisturized at all times. Once I noticed that it was started to get longer I cut the damage off little by little until it was gone completely.
13. What's your biggest tip for maintaining healthy or long hair?
My biggest tip for maintaining long, healthy, hair is to ALWAYS keep it moisturized. Often times people will come to me and tell me that their hair "does not grow". However, that is far from the truth. Our hair is always growing but one will never recognize the growth of their hair if they are not retaining length. The key to retaining length is to moisturize! Moisturized hair grows, dry hair breaks off.
14. Where can we find you online? (blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc).
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