1. What's your name and where are you from?
My Name is Kaya Tomash, (known on the internet as Comfy Girl With Curls). I am born in raised in Vancouver, Canada!
2. What is your hair type?
Overall 4b, with a very small section at the back of my head being 4a.
3. When did you go natural and what made you do it?
I officially went natural just about 2 years ago. I had been transitioning for about a year already out of sheer laziness, and due to there being no real salon options near me. I had a week off of work, and dove into researching natural hair and how to take care of it. That week was the first time I ever consciously styled my hair and wore it “out”! (It was a twist-out!)
4. What was the most challenging thing about going natural?
Committing to a regimen and staying disciplined. I swing between being a very conscious natural, to being a very lazy natural. Whenever I get lazy, I see the breakage and swing back into taking perfect care of my hair again.
5. What is your weekly regimen?
I give my hair one big wash a week. Usually this is a full-on wash day, including a pre-poo with conditioner and olive oil, a quick shampoo, a conditioner, followed by a very long Deep Conditioning session, followed by the LOC method to wrap it up. Lately however, I’ve learned to shorten my system by Co-Washing, and I’m really enjoying the cut down on time.
6. What is your daily morning regimen?
It all depends on how well I took care of my hair the night before. But usually I’ll give my hair a sprits of water, and lightly cover it with Argan Oil as a bit of a refresher. Then if I’m rushing to work, I tend to twist it up into a bun, or another easy updo.
7. What is your daily night time regimen?
When I am completely on my game, I am doing a quick version of the LOC method every night and putting my hair into twists. I’ll spritz some water, put in a light cream, and follow it with a light oil. Then I have to make sure I’ve got my satin cap on before crawling into bed!
8. Do you use heat on your hair at all?
Very very rarely. The only time I’d say I really use heat is during my deep conditioning process. I’ve got one of those table-top dryers you can sit under and I find it really helps me get the maximum amount of moisture into my hair.
9. Do you braid your hair? If so, how often do you do so in a year?
I braid my hair just as is. In other words, I don’t add extensions or anything in as long term protective style. This is something that is on my bucket list though. I braid my hair quite often though, probably about once a month, and leave it in for about a week.
10. Wide-tooth comb or Denman brush?
Wide tooth comb all the way! Although I can’t really say that much as I have yet to try a Denman brush…
11. Is your hair normally loose or in a protective-do?
My hair is very kinky, and especially as I’ve dyed it, I feel my curl pattern isn’t as prominent. So I hate to say I usually keep my hair in a protective-do day to day. When I have the time to prep, that’s when I’ll do a twist out or braid out and let it be free.
12. Have you ever had a hair tragedy? What was it? How did you recover from it?
Luckily no tragedy to speak of. I’ve dealt with breakage and some damage, but nothing I couldn’t fix with a good protein treatment or a trim.
13. What's your biggest tip for maintaining healthy or long hair?
Biggest tip I can offer is seal in the moisture, consistently! Whenever I make sure my hair is well moisturized, and I am locking it in with an oil, my hair flourishes. It retains length, it’s soft, it’s shiny! Consistency really is key.
14. Where can we find you online? (blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc).
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