My name is Kharissa and I’m originally from Miami, Florida, USA.
2. What is your hair type?
I wish I could say my hair was one texture but it's a combination. I would say it's a mixture of 3B/3C.
I've been natural all of my life. Once when I was younger my mom put a relaxer in my hair because my curls were a bit crazy, but that was the first and last time. I was about 7, and it left me traumatized.
4. What was the most challenging thing about going natural?
I can't speak for going natural, but the hardest thing about being natural is having the patience to properly care for my hair and style it. My hair takes a really long time to dry, so styling is usually a 2-day process for me at least.
5. What is your weekly regimen?
I don't really have a weekly regimen. I let my hair tell me what it needs most of the time. If I do plan on styling my hair that happens on weekends, and from there I won't do anything until wash day. If my hair isn't styled I try to moisturize at least every 3 days using the LCO method.
6. What is your daily morning regimen?
My morning routine is simple. Take of my satin scarf, shake my hair out, and go!
7. What is your daily night time regimen?
My nighttime routine consists of moisturizing (if necessary), putting my hair into a pineapple, and wrapping a satin scarf around my head.
8. Do you use heat on your hair at all?
I used to only wear my hair straight (talk about heat damage)! Now, I only use direct heat (flat ironing) every 6 months to do a length check. I do use indirect heat (a bonnet dryer) to help dry my hair when styling.
I do braid my hair sometimes, but not often at all, maybe once a year. One of my new year's resolutions is to try more braided styles.
10. Wide-tooth comb or Denman brush?
Denman brush! I love how it clumps my curls together.
11. Is your hair normally loose or in a protective-do?
My hair is normally in a protective-do. My favorite is halo braids.
12. Have you ever had a hair tragedy? What was it? How did you recover from it?
I've had one hair tragedy where I decided I wanted bangs, and I didn't want to wait until my mom took me to the salon, so I cut it myself. Then I was left with a crooked bang that was short on one side and even shorter on the other! Needless to say I couldn't do anything but let it grow out, but I did rock lots of braided "headbands."
13. What's your biggest tip for maintaining healthy or long hair?
My biggest tip would be to keep your hair moisturized! Dry hair becomes brittle and easily breaks off, and you might not see much growth because it's constantly breaking. Properly moisturizing with products that work for your hair can help improve that!
14. Where can we find you online? (blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc).
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