1. What's your name and where are you from?
My name is Victoria Sallie and I'm from Queens, NYC.
2. What is your hair type?
My hair type is 3C/4A. I have very fine hair.
3. When did you go natural and what made you do it?
I stopped getting relaxers in January 2013. I was studying abroad and had no idea where to go to get my hair permed. A friend of mine was natural with gorgeous hair and she persuaded me into transitioning. I transitioned for a year and three months and cut the remainder of my relaxed ends in April 2014.
4. What was the most challenging thing about going natural?
The most challenging things about going natural were learning how to deal with my hair (considering I never really did my own hair before) and dealing with the negative comments/feedback from other people. Both took me a while to get over, but practice and growing a thick skin made me a better person in the long run.
5. What is your weekly regimen?
Every week I co-wash and deep condition my hair. I alternate bi weekly between moisture and protein treatments. I seal my hair with leave in conditioner, oil, and whatever butter I plan on using for styling.
6. What is your daily morning regimen?
Depending on what style I have, in the morning I'll wake up, take down, shake, fluff and go.
7. What is your daily night time regimen?
I'm even lazier at night than in the morning, so most nights I just fall asleep on my satin pillowcase. If I'm really trying to preserve a style, I'll put on a bonnet or headscarf.
8. Do you use heat on your hair at all?
I'm not totally against using heat, but I use it sparingly. I've learned to embrace my hair texture, and I'm scared of heat damage, so I straighten my hair probably once every few months.
9. Do you braid your hair? If so, how often do you do so in a year?
I do braid or twist my hair sometimes as a protective style. Right now I only do it once a year, because I get it done professionally and don't want to spend the money or time it takes to install and take down. My hair is also fine and fragile, so heavy braids tend to break my hair off.
10. Wide-tooth comb or Denman brush?
Denman brush or Tangle Fix definitely, but I only use them when I want to make sure my hair is completely detangled before styling. Otherwise I opt for finger detangling.
11. Is your hair normally loose or in a protective-do?
My hair is normally loose now that I'm fully natural. When I was transitioning I usually kept my hair in a bun, so now I like to experiment with styles. I love playing with twist-outs, braid-outs, and wash n go's.
12. Have you ever had a hair tragedy? What was it? How did you recover from it?
I haven't so far *knocks on wood*. I try to be as careful as possible with my hair. I don't have any funny stories to tell!
13. What's your biggest tip for maintaining healthy or long hair?
Be consistent and be patient. Developing a regimen that works for you is crucial. It's also important to remember to be patient because long, beautiful hair won't grow overnight. Take time and focus on the health of your hair and length will come over time.
14. Where can we find you online? (blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc).
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