My name is Zoe T Campbell, I’m a new Youtuber and Blogger from London, UK.
2. What is your hair type?
I'm not sure, really, I think its 4c but the thing with black hair is that its a mixture of everything.
I’ve been natural for most of my life, minus a few years in secondary school (high school) where I begged my mom to relax my hair. I did my first big chop at 16 and started growing dreadlocks which I cut off about a year ago to go natural with my hair out. I did this because it took youtube and 20 years for me to learn how to actually take good care of my hair.
4. What was the most challenging thing about going natural?
the most challenging thing about going natural is the hair envy haha, patience is a virtue and I don't have much of that! It's challenging wanting your hair to be long now and not wanting to wait but you soon get past that and stop watching your hair and start enjoying the journey. In fact when I big chopped I started to like my short hair so kept cutting it to shape it up.
5. What is your weekly regimen?
My weekly regimen is washing my hair on the Sunday (what is it with black people and washing hair on Sundays), either twisting it up or installing perm rods for a twist out or cornrowing my hair. I deep condition with an olive oil, avocado, honey, coconut milk or yogurt mixture and wash with an apple cider vinegar rinse, followed by a co-wash with Tresemme Naturals conditioner. I squeeze my hair dry then apply Cantu Shea Butter leave-in and olive oil, then style.
6. What is your daily morning regimen?
My morning regimen is affected by by night-time regimen: I normally take down my head scarf, oil my hands with olive oil, untwist my twists and style.
7. What is your daily night time regimen?
My daily night regimen depends on what style I have, but what is consistent is simply putting on a silk scarf. I might wet and retwist my hair if it's a twist-out or "leave-out" for a half wig.
8. Do you use heat on your hair at all?
I try not to use any heat on my hair because I know how damaging it can be but sometimes I might blow dry on cool to stretch my hair for a style or in emergencies when my twist-outs haven’t dried.
I’ll braid my hair to go on holiday, this way I can swim and do any other activities without worrying about taking care of my hair. However, I find that I don’t like the heaviness of braids sometimes and how dry my hair can be when I take them out so I only do this once or twice a year.
10. Wide-tooth comb or Denman brush?
Wide-tooth comb for sure, maybe followed by a denman brush, but I have to get those initial knots out first or my hair might snap.
11. Is your hair normally loose or in a protective-do?
My hair is in a protective style at the moment, I think as your hair grows it becomes more fragile and stressful to deal with. Protective styles take away the stress of you having to do your hair every day. They allow it to sit back and grow.
12. Have you ever had a hair tragedy? What was it? How did you recover from it?
Twist outs can cause hair tragedies all the time, if you don’t leave enough time for them to dry they end up looking like a frizzy mess. I deal with this using a little imagination and a few bobby pins. Pin it up in a funky style and try again tomorrow.
13. What's your biggest tip for maintaining healthy or long hair?
My biggest tips would be, get a good leave in conditioner and use it generously; curly hair needs moisture. Comb your hair with care because combing can cause a lot of breakage. Use protective styles regularly.
14. Where can we find you online? (blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc).
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