1. What's your name and where are you from?
My name is Abbie and I come from England. My dad is Jamaican and my mum is white British.
2. What is your hair type?
It is impossible to fit my hair into one type as i have multiple different textures and curl patterns on my head. Mainly my hair would fall under 3C/4A. I must say i do not like this hair typing as everybody's hair is unique and there are way too many difference between each person to be able to categorise into groups like this.
3. When did you go natural and what made you do it?
I have been natural for many years. I was tired of having to keep getting my hair permed and straightened and i started to fall in love with curly hair. After stopping perming my hair i was still straightening it all the time. But i have not straightened my hair now for around 3 years and my hair is now completely free of any heat damage.
4. What was the most challenging thing about going natural?
Transitioning from heat damaged hair to having all my hair healthy was challenging as dealing with two textures at once can be difficult. Also, experimenting with products is also challenging but i do find this fun at the same time. I still continue to experiment with products and face different challenges with my hair all the time. I am constantly learning, which i love
5. What is your weekly regimen?
I wash my hair 1/2. Usually every 3/4 days. I co-wash and deep condition every time i wash it. Then, depending on how I'm styling it, I apply my products and have it in a style of around 3 days before co-washing when i want to change my style. I do not tend to do multiple styles between washes. I find my hair styles better after being washed, so if i do want to change my hair i have to wash it.
6. What is your daily morning regimen?
If my hair is in a protective style, which it usually especially during winter, i simply wake up, take off my satin scarf and go. If my hair is out, i take off my scarf, shake out my hair, maybe add some product where needed and go. I like to keep my morning routine simple.
7. What is your daily night time regimen?
Spritz with a small amount of water, add an oil to my ends, tie in a bun on top of my head, wrap it in a satin scarf, done
8. Do you use heat on your hair at all?
It is very rare that i use heat on my hair. I think the last time was around 1 year ago.
9. Do you braid your hair? If so, how often do you do so in a year?
Yes, I love braids! I braid my hair about twice a year, but i don't keep to any particular schedule.
10. Wide-tooth comb or Denman brush?
I have recently stopped using wide tooth combs on my hair. I now finger detangle in the shower. The only time a brush or comb touches my hair is when slicking my hair bad into a bun or puff, or slicking my edges. I never brush my hair from root to top. Only finger detangle in the shower with conditioner! So I would have to say penman brush because they are great for slicing back hair.
11. Is your hair normally loose or in a protective-do?
During the cold, wet months I keep my hair in protective styles. I now have my hair to the length I want it so this summer I am planning on letting the fro free!
12. Have you ever had a hair tragedy? What was it? How did you recover from it?
Thankfully, I have never had a hair tragedy.
13. What's your biggest tip for maintaining healthy or long hair?
Moisturise and deep condition regularly! Also, use protective styles, and drink plenty of water.
14. Where can we find you online? (blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc).
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