1. What's your name and where are you from?
My name is Jessica Correia and I live in Cranston, Rhode Island
2. What is your hair type?
I am mostly 3B/3C with my crown being 4A – my hair is a fine texture.
3. When did you go natural and what made you do it?
I’ve been natural since 2007 but suffered from SEVERE heat damage!! My only way of dealing with it was to continue to wear it straight or wear it in a bun ( as you can imagine that gets old pretty fast) Until one day while on the phone with my best friend, she began to tell me she had
booked herself a hair appointment for a Deva Cut. She convinced me to make an appointment and try out this salon, so I did. Walking into the salon, I voiced my concern to the stylist and told her to just get rid of ALL the damage, so she began to cut. Now this is when I can say I made the best decision ever!
4. What was the most challenging thing about going natural?
The most challenging part of going natural is finding the products that work for me. I have friends that are natural and would recommend products, but what works for them doesn’t always work for me. So with trial and error, I’ve nailed down a few holy grail items that my hair loves.
5. What is your weekly regimen?
I follow the curly girl method and do the wash and go with sulfate, paraben and silicone free products. I wash my hair once a month – co-wash every 4 days and deep condition once a week.
6. What is your daily morning regimen?
If it’s not my wash and go day, I use a spray bottle with water and spritz my hair to add back moisture and refresh my curls.
7. What is your daily night time regimen?
The pineapple doesn’t work for me because my hair is currently a TWA (Teeny Weeny Afro) So a satin bonnet is my best friend, I do not sleep without it. For added protection, I sleep with a satin pillowcase over my pillow too.
8. Do you use heat on your hair at all?
NO HEAT!! I big chopped July 2015 and do not plan on adding heat until my one year mark, just to see where it falls.
9. Do you braid your hair? If so, how often do you do so in a year?
I do not braid my hair. Right now it’s too short, but I can’t wait until I can!
10. Wide-tooth comb or Denman brush?
90% of the time I finger detangle but sometimes I use the Denman Brush –I love that brush!
11. Is your hair normally loose or in a protective-do?
12. Have you ever had a hair tragedy? What was it? How did you recover from it?
The only tragedy I can think of is when I had the heat damage – wearing it out curly look ridiculous because my hair strands went from curly to bone straight. So the way I recovered was cutting it! lol
13. What's your biggest tip for maintaining healthy or long hair?
DEEP CONDITIONING IS KEY!! Because of our spiral pattern, it takes longer for our natural hair oil to reach out ends so adding back moisture is crucial. Patience is important too – be patient detangling, go gentle on your hair strands to avoid breakage.
14. Where can we find you online? (blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc).
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