1. What's your name and where are you from?
My name is Brittany Ingram and I'm from. Spartanburg South Carolina
2. What is your hair type?
My hair type is 4c
3. When did you go natural and what made you do it?
I went natural about 1 year 1/2 ago and I originally did it due to my alopecia, hoping that by not having any relaxer on my scalp may help with my hair growing back. Then I went to a natural hair event in Japan on an Air Force base and the women there were all natural but with different styles and textures. It looked really amazing and it also gave me the inspirations and the extra push to go natural.
4. What was the most challenging thing about going natural?
The most challenging part about starting was thinking that my hair was too nappy to be pretty and that I wouldn't look good with the natural styles like some other women. "I would say that, that natural look, it's not for me". Once I was able to see that I could do different styles with it, I likes it more. I started low and cut all of my hair off even all over, and once it became long enough I did some protective styles to change it up a bit (braids and twist). My hair grows really slow so that's frustrating as well.
5. What is your weekly regimen?
My hair is very low maintenance. I cowash it weekly apply leave in conditioner and apply some oil (olive oil, coconut oil, or almond oil) for hydration. I will deep condition it once a month and wash with shampoo once a month.
6. What is your daily morning regimen?
I typically spray it with a little water to loosen it up and apply a pea size of oil for extra hydration. Then I'll spray a little bit of leave-in conditioner to style it and shape it. If I add too many products to my hair it makes it hard and dry.
7. What is your daily night time regimen?
At night in pretty simple. I allow the steam from the shower to soften my hair and I just twist it up (two strand twist) and apply a satin bonnet.
8. Do you use heat on your hair at all?
Sometimes If I want to braid it for a protective style. Other than that I allow it to air dry.
9. Do you braid your hair? If so, how often do you do so in a year?
I love braids and experimenting with my hair. I may braid it 2/3 times a year.
10. Wide-tooth comb or Denman brush?
I like both depending on what style my hair is in. I use my wife tooth when I want volume and I use the denman brush to really smooth out the coils.
11. Is your hair normally loose or in a protective-do?
I go back and forth because I get bored with styles really easily so 60% of the time it's natural and 40% protective styles.
12. Have you ever had a hair tragedy? What was it? How did you recover from it?
Yes. Not too bad. It was a protective style that someone did. It was horrible and too big. I just took it out and rocked my natural hair. (Pretty simple and quick fix). ;)
13. What's your biggest tip for maintaining healthy or long hair?
I'm still learning about how to Maintain healthy hair but I would say education about your own hair type and listening to your hair as it responds to products is key.
14. Where can we find you online? (blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc).
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