1. What's your name and where are you from?
My name is Aisa. I'm from New Jersey and live in Los Angeles, California now.
2. What is your hair type?
My hair type is multi-textured It is 4a/4b and 4c and I have 3 textured straight hair on the perimeter. It is mostly high porosity but is also normal porosity in some areas.
3. When did you go natural and what made you do it?
2009 or 2010. Its not clear because it was December-January and I was still clipping. I wasn't "Natural" on purpose. I have always had really short hair and I was trying to stretch a relaxer. It was really breaking off so I cut off the straight ends and was growing it out so I could relax it. It just grew faster than normal (my hair was ear length) and I got excited. I decided to try to see how long it could grow before I relaxed and by then started watching natural hair videos on Youtube. I just never got that relaxer. Lol.
4. What was the most challenging thing about going natural?
My hair is bushy, fine, multi-textured hair with high porosity. Finding my moisture/protein balance is challenging and can lead to breakage. Also I just started a fitness channel on youtube so cute styles when working out are hard to come by.
5. What is your weekly regimen?
Wash, deep condition, use a leave-in moisturizer and seal with an oil or butter. During the week I spritz water with a moisturizer and may or may not seal with an oil. I also use carrier oils mixed with essential oils on my scalp for stimulation and to ward off psoriasis breakouts.
6. What is your daily morning regimen?
I don't really have one. I work the graveyard shift. Lol. I don't get to wear my hair out too often.
7. What is your daily night time regimen?
At night I moisturize if my hair needs it and tie it up with either my satin scarf or throw on a satin bonnet.
8. Do you use heat on your hair at all?
Yes. I usually flat iron once of twice a year but I really started to love my blow outs. I haven't used it in a while because I thought that it might have been thinning out my ends. I cut off a lot of hair over a 6 month period to try to thicken my hair up but...apparently I have naturally tapering hair. It's on.
9. Do you braid your hair? If so, how often do you do so in a year?
Yes. Wait what kind of braids? Individuals? Cornrows? Thin or thick? I haven't done individuals in probably 2 years because I'm lazy. I do cornrows often enough. I often do my hair in 2 cornrows for work. I haven't done any styled cornrows in a while but I have had my eyes on a style.
10. Wide-tooth comb or Denman brush?
Wide tooth comb. Denman is death to my fine hair.
11. Is your hair normally loose or in a protective-do?
Sadly it is usually up in a protective style even when its not on purpose. I'm a security guard so I can't wear my hair pretty. I often just have it thrown in ugly twists and in a ponytail. Also need it out of the way when I'm exercising.
12. Have you ever had a hair tragedy? What was it? How did you recover from it?
More times than not. My hair has sporadically broken off at several points over the years making me cut it. I had a stylist take off more than I wanted and set me back a half year. I had another stylist blow dry my hair with a fine tooth comb and high heat. I was getting it cut because it was raggedy and she made it worse. Right now trying to regrow my length is driving me crazy so that is tragic too. Only way to get over these upsets is to cut off the bad and wait for the new.
13. What's your biggest tip for maintaining healthy or long hair?
Keep it moisturized and if something goes horribly wrong out of the blue and you can't fix it...you might need some protein.
14. Where can we find you online? (blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc).
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