1. What's your name and where are you from?
My name is Georgina and I was born and raised in the UK.
2. What is your hair type?
I’d say I was a mixture of hair types but mainly 4c
3. When did you go natural and what made you do it?
My original decision was not really focused around going natural. To be honest I didn’t really know what that concept meant. For me, it was more around the decision to stop chemically processing my hair, which I made in May 2009. I’d had some serious hair thinning issues and I was just tired of the ‘burn’ I think this then naturally led to a period of transitioning (7 months) before I ‘Big Chopped’ in December 2009.
4. What was the most challenging thing about going natural?
I didn’t really have much of a support network at the time; everyone around me was either relaxed or wore weaves and braided extensions, so this was quite a challenge. I had no Idea what I was doing, luckily I fell into the world of YouTube and quickly found ladies who had made the transition to natural and it was great learning different styles and products which I could potentially use.
5. What is your weekly regimen?
I wash once weekly, usually on a Saturday or Sunday night. I usually use a sulfate-free shampoo followed by a conditioner which I leave on for about 30 minutes before I rinse out. I usually follow this up with my moisturizing products.
6. What is your daily morning regimen?
In the morning, I usually take down my braids or twists (usually 4) add a moisturizer if needed and then style my hair in a quick easy style (normally a pompadour with a high puff at the back)
7. What is your daily night time regimen?
At night, I section my hair into four and I spritz each section with a mixture of water, conditioner and an oil. I then add a hair lotion. I braid each section and then tie my hair down with a scarf.
8. Do you use heat on your hair at all?
Rarely, sometimes if I am doing a deep condition I may sit under a hooded dryer for 30 minutes. I usually allow my hair to air dry in plaits rather than blow it out with a blowdryer.
9. Do you braid your hair? If so, how often do you do so in a year?
Maybe once a year to give myself a break from my hair.
10 Wide-tooth comb or Denman brush?
Wide-tooth comb every time – A wooden one preferably.
11. Is your hair normally loose or in a protective-do?
Loose most of the time, however I do wear a lot of tuck-in styles and high buns.
12. Have you ever had a hair tragedy? What was it? How did you recover from it?
My twist-outs and braid-outs tend to be very hit and miss; sometimes I spend a good 30 minutes setting my hair in the night only for it to be a hot mess in the morning. On those days I usually go for my trusted pompadour puff style.
13. What's your biggest tip for maintaining healthy or long hair?
Learn how to maintain moisture in your hair. This can take a long time to master but is key in preventing breakage. Low manipulation hair styles that can last you from wash to wash can help prevent breakage also.
14. Where can we find you online? (blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc).
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