1. What's your name and where are you from?
My name is Terell. I was born and raised in Killeen, Texas.
2. What is your hair type?
I classify my hair type as a picture of 4A and 4B.
3. When did you start taking a keen interest in your hair?
I started a real interest in my hair about 3 years ago, when the curiosity of what my hair would actually look like grown out sparked my journey.
4. Are there any challenges in being a man that's fanatical about hair?
The challenges about being a man are a handful. I would say that with being a man and having natural hair, it's hard to get that "courage" to reach out and try natural hair products that seem to steer towards women more. A lot of times, being a man with natural grown out hair leads to stereotyping, and often, quite amusingly, being put in a category of being called, "ma'am." The last thing would be the fact that people think that men don't nearly have to put in as much work with their hair as women do, and it sucks that a lot of them still don't believe that the work of your natural hair is even regardless of gender.
5. What is your weekly regimen?
My weekly regimen includes washing once a week, deep conditioning once a week, and doing a wash and go on that wash day. I'll only co-wash in the middle of the week if I want to change my hair style from a wash'n go to a high puff or something along those styles.
6. What is your daily morning regimen?
My morning regimen includes refreshing my curls with a spray bottle just to kind of reactivate them, and then diffusing on cold air if needed or in a rush.
7. What is your daily night time regimen?
My night time regimen just includes sleeping with a satin bonnet.
8. Do you use heat on your hair at all?
I use a little indirect heat if I need to diffuse and i'm in a rush with blow drying my hair.
9. Do you braid your hair?
No, I do not, but it would be interesting to try!
10. What is your favourite hair tool?
My favorite hair tool has to be bobby-pins.
11. Have you ever had a hair tragedy? What was it? How did you recover from it?
When I first started growing out my hair, I was growing it out for a year, and it was coming to my graduation from high school. I was told that I was going to go get a trim to my ends on the day of my graduation, when in reality my mom just told the lady at the salon to cut it all off. I was devastated, especially since it was the first time I had grown out my hair in my entire life. I really don't know how I recovered from it. I guess I just saw it as a brand new start. I had a little bit of heat damage on my old hair and really didn't even notice it until it was cut off and I was able to see what my real curl pattern was. It was a blessing in disguise.
12. What's your biggest tip for maintaining healthy or long hair?
My biggest tip for maintaining healthy long hair would be to have patience and be dedicated. It's almost like having a part time job. Listen to what your hair is telling you.
13. Where can we find you online? (blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube)
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