1. What's your name and where are you from?
Hi! I am Morgan and I am from North Carolina, USA.
2. What is your hair type?
I consider my hair type to be 4C: kinky and coily.
3. When did you go natural and what made you do it?
I have gone natural three times but recently did the big chop in March of 2014 to get rid of heat damage. I decided to get rid of my damaged hair because I wanted to embrace my natural kinks and coils and no longer hang on to unnecessary, lifeless hair.
4. What was the most challenging thing about going natural?
The most challenging thing about going natural was learning my natural hair. I had to relearn what my hair loves, likes and dislikes, what products my hair worked well with, the kind of ingredients to stay away from and even having to cut back on old habits like applying excessive direct heat.
5. What is your weekly regimen?
Each week I make sure to deep condition and co-wash my hair.
6. What is your daily morning regimen?
Every morning I do the LOC Method by spraying my hair with a leave-in conditioner, followed by a lightweight oil and then a moisturizing styling cream. I also make sure to take my hair vitamins while eating my breakfast.
7. What is your daily night time regimen?
My night time regimen is very simple and no matter the hair style it stays the same – I massage my scalp for 2-5 minutes and protect my hair with either a satin bonnet or scarf. That’s it!
8. Do you use heat on your hair at all?
I use heat on my hair 1-2 times a year and I always use a heat protectant before doing so.
9. Do you braid your hair? If so, how often do you do so in a year?
I do not wear braids, with extensions, but every few months I will braid my own hair simply to wear a braid out the next day! And the same with twists; I also wear them as a protective style.
10. Wide-tooth comb or Denman brush?
I finger detangle first and follow up with a wide-tooth comb.
11. Is your hair normally loose or in a protective-do?
Normally my hair is in a protective style such as twists, a bun or a wig. I have noticed my hair grows the most when it is kept in a protective style because I do less manipulation to my hair.
12. Have you ever had a hair tragedy? What was it? How did you recover from it?
Oh my gosh – yes! My hair has suffered from heat damage, excessive shedding, dryness and breakage. For the heat damage and breakage, I simply cut if off. For the excessive shedding, I learned how to balance protein and moisture while also taking hair vitamins and my hair only sheds at a normal rate now. And, for the dryness I faithfully do the LOC Method (liquid/leave-in conditioner, oil and cream) and Greenhouse Effect and my hair continues to stay hydrated throughout the day.
13. What's your biggest tip for maintaining healthy or long hair?
My biggest tip for maintaining healthy hair is to take care of your body, inside and out. That means eating healthy, drinking water, exercising regularly, treating any health conditions/concerns and properly nourishing your hair. Stick to a regimen that works for your hair, protect your hair at night, limit heat and wear protective styles that are not too tight!
14. Where can we find you online? (blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc).
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