1. What's your name and where are you from?
My name is Shar’del Haden and I am from White Plains, MD. At least that’s where I currently live!
2. What is your hair type?
I am somewhere in-between a 3C and 4A, depends on the the day!
3. When did you go natural and what made you do it?
I stopped relaxing my hair about 3 years ago, but didn’t really start taking care of my natural hair until a year after that. The reason I stopped getting relaxers was because I started getting sew-ins. I didn’t see the point of relaxing my hair if i was just going to braid it up.
What made me embrace my natural hair was really research. I started watching natural hair videos on youtube and thought Hey I can do that! So after that I let the naturalness take over!
4. What was the most challenging thing about going natural?
I found figuring out the type of hair I have and what it needed was the hardest for me when going natural. After watching so many videos I had to think about that my hair needed. Seeing so many products made it a little hard to decipher what was good for my hair and what wasn’t. Trial and Error!
5. What is your weekly regimen?
My weekly regimen is to make sure I co wash twice a week. I deep condition over night one of those days. The other day I use the baggy method overnight. I normally keep the styling easy. A twist out or wash n go.
6. What is your daily morning regimen?
Most days Im in the house for the majority of the day. I just make sure I moisturize my hair at some point throughout the day. It’s almost always in a pineapple. So I spray some light leave-in in it and add my choice of oil for the day.
7. What is your daily night time regimen?
At night, if its not a wash night for me, I moisturize and pineapple my hair. Very simple. I use my satin/silk scarf to pineapple it. Then I sleep on my satin/silk pillow case.
8. Do you use heat on your hair at all?
The only time I apply heat to my hair is when Im diffusing my wash n go. I use low warm heat, and I only do it for about 15-20 minutes. Then I allow it to dry on its own for the rest of the time.
9. Do you braid your hair? If so, how often do you do so in a year?
I braid my hair probably once a year. It is normally during the beginning of the summer.
10. Wide-tooth comb or Denman brush?
Though I love my denman brush I have recently been using my wide tooth comb more often. I find the detangling to be mush easier and less fall out.
11. Is your hair normally loose or in a protective-do?
My hair is normally loose. I enjoy the almost weightless feel of my hair on my head. lol
12. Have you ever had a hair tragedy? What was it? How did you recover from it?
I’ve never really had something happen to my hair that was devastating. The closest thing to a tragedy I can think of is the condition of my hair before I started taking care of it correctly. It was the most driest I had ever felt and the ugliest if I so say so myself. Once I realized that just putting a wig over it was obviously not helping, I did some research and brought the right products for my hair. Best thing Ive ever done for my hair!
13. What's your biggest tip for maintaining healthy or long hair?
I know many naturals say this but MOISTURE MOISTURE MOISTURE! I can’t stress it enough. Keep that hair moisturized from the beginning to the ends. Thats the only way to retain length.
14. Where can we find you online? (blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc).
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