1. What's your name and where are you from?
My name is Evani Hawkins and I am from Doylestown, PA in the US.
2. What is your hair type?
I believe I have 3c/4a and some 4b textures. But I don’t really like to hair type because it doesn’t give you any valuable information. I have normal to fine hair (fine hair along the sides of my head near my ears) and also normal to low porosity (finer hair has lowest porosity).
3. When did you go natural and what made you do it?
I big chopped February 29, 2016 after transitioning for 1 year. I decided to go natural because after 4 years of texlaxing it was hard to maintain a consistent texture, because my hair naturally has many different textures. I found myself wanting either bone straight relaxed hair or natural hair, and I picked natural.
4. What was the most challenging thing about going natural?
The constant styling, and how time consuming it was at first, the more you do it the better/faster you’ll be, but I also think ease comes with length and knowing which products work for you.
5. What is your weekly regimen?
Wash with ACV and shampoo
Deep condition with a hair masque (sit under dryer for 30 min)
Moisturize with aloe vera juice, oil with coconut oil, and seal with styling crème (LOC method)
Style based on however I am feeling that day or what events I have coming up that week J
*Repeat every week*
6. What is your daily morning regimen?
Nothing, I usually take my bonnet and/or scarf off use bobby pins, or coordinating hair accessories and go.
7. What is your daily night time regimen?
Depends on the style, but usually nothing, I put my bonnet and/or scarf on (scarf for my edges) and go to sleep, or I use my satin pillow case if I had a late night. Ill add coconut oil if my scalp feels dry whenever necessary.
8. Do you use heat on your hair at all?
9. Do you braid your hair? If so, how often do you do so in a year?
Nope! My hair/scalp doesn’t respond well to fake hair, human or synthetic, so I haven’t braided my hair in 10 years.
10. Wide-tooth comb or Denman brush?
Denman brush and finger detangling.
11. Is your hair normally loose or in a protective-do?
Loose in the summer, this coming winter will be my first winter with natural hair so we’ll see. I usually wear a lot of beanies for protection in colder months.
12. Have you ever had a hair tragedy? What was it? How did you recover from it?
Yes! It was a Dominican blow out! WORST IDEA EVER! I got it in 2011 (before I was natural), the beautician burned my scalp to the point I had sores all over my head, that turned to scabs that peeled off and then my hair proceeded to fall out in those areas!!! My hair had the burn smell in it for a month! I used aloe vera shampoo and conditioner for healing my scalp, I used coconut oil and Gro-Aut Oil on my scalp/hair and LOTS of protective styles, mostly buns, my ends were unusually thin for years because of it and I eventually cut them off.
13. What's your biggest tip for maintaining healthy or long hair?
Coconut oil and keeping your ends tucked away. Also a healthy diet, and drinking lots of water.
14. Where can we find you online? (blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc).
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