1. What's your name and where are you from?
My name is Brittany Tate. I'm from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.
2. What is your hair type?
My hair type is 3c
3. When did you go natural and what made you do it?
I big chopped in 2012, however I transitioned from relaxed hair starting in 2011. I initially wanted to achieve healthy relaxed hair. I accomplished that but I wanted more. I would see women of color with endless styles and beautiful textures. I wanted that as well. I was afraid but I was up for the challenge. The best decision I ever made.
4. What was the most challenging thing about going natural?
Unfortunately I was never taught how to care for my hair in its natural state. It was challenging for quite some time. I did a lot of research and created a regimen that worked for me. Through trail and error I learned what ingredients I loved & what hairstyles I couldn't live without.
5. What is your weekly regimen?
I deep condition or incorporate a hot oil treatment every Friday. Depending on my style of the week I co- wash every 2 3days and shampoo in the middle of the week. I moisturize and seal every other day.
6. What is your daily morning regimen?
I massage my scalp with my oil of choice; it changes from passion fruit oil to coconut oil before washing.
7. What is your daily night time regimen?
I moisturize and seal then follow up with a silk scarf. I also sleep on a satin pillowcase if my scarf comes off.
8. Do you use heat on your hair at all?
I apply heat once every 3 months or more. Before July of 2015 I didn't apply heat for two years.
9. Do you braid your hair? If so, how often do you do so in a year?
I do not braid my hair.
10. Wide-tooth comb or Denman brush?
For wash and go's I define my hair with two different sized Denman brushes.
11. Is your hair normally loose or in a protective-do?
My hair is normally loose unless you consider perm rod sets a protective style. I style with perm rods twice a month and air dry. This style last for up to a week.
12. Have you ever had a hair tragedy? What was it? How did you recover from it?
I have yet to have a hair tragedy. I stick to what I know. I'm currently growing my hair out after two years but beforehand I would get my hair tapered. I was very detailed when explaining to my stylist what I desired. I am very vocal about what I want. I even check in between cutting. I would hate to get up from the chair and not get what I paid for.
13. What's your biggest tip for maintaining healthy or long hair?
First and foremost it is awesome to pull up your favorite youtuber, blogger etc and get ideas, but make it your own. What works for them will not work for you in its entirety. Also remember less is more. I realized the simpler my hair products were the less buildup I had to worry about and my hair wasn'tweighed down with product.
14. Where can we find you online? (blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc).
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