1. What's your name and where are you from?
My Name is Peace Pressley and I am from Atlanta, GA
2. What is your hair type?
I personally don't hair type, but to others I would be a 4B/4C
3. When did you go natural and what made you do it?
I started growing my hair out in Aug 2005, and I did my BC in Mar 2006. I decided to go natural when I saw how wonderful my mother looked after growing hers out.
4. What was the most challenging thing about going natural?
The most challenging part about going natural for me was the transition. I only transitioned for 7 months because I couldn't deal with the shedding and breakage from have two different textures in my hair. I was BEYOND ecstatic after my BC!
5. What is your weekly regimen?
My wash day is either Friday or Sunday. I prepoo with coconut out or an oil mix (Olive, coconut, avocado, jojoba, castor, carrot, sweet almond, vitamin E and peppermint oils). After 30 minutes, I wash it out using anyone of my favorite shampoos. Currently I'm using Clear Ultimate Shea Butter Shampoo and Nothing But Clarifying. (My shampoo choices vary depending on what I need). I detangle using Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner and the DC with Nothing But Intense Healing Mask, Eden Body Works Jojoba Monoi Deep Conditioner, and my Huetiful Steamer. After steaming for 20 minutes, I apply a cream leave-in conditioner either homemade (2 Tbsp aloe vera, 2 tsp caster oil, 2 tbs jojoba, and 2 Tbsp of my favorite regular leave-in )or store bought (Ouidad Moisture Lock and Karen Body Beautiful Ambrosia Leave-in together)
6. What is your daily morning regimen?
I usually take down my chunky twists, fluff, style and leave. Styling for me is not much before work.
7. What is your daily night time regimen?
If my hair is already moisturized, I add a little of either Crown-n-Glory Royal butter or Qhemet Biologics Alma and Olive Heavy Cream. If I need moisture, I'll use my handheld Q-Redew to steam each section then add one of the butter/creams above.
8. Do you use heat on your hair at all?
I very rarely use heat on my hair. It gets pressed about 3 times a year. I own a curling wand which I have only used once so far, but LOVE it. The last time I used a blow dryer was to stretch my twists, not to actually blow my hair.
9. Do you braid your hair? If so, how often do you do so in a year?
I do braid and add extensions to my hair. I often do it myself and I prefer Havanna/Marley Twists. Last year, I did them about 4 times.
10 Wide-tooth comb or Denman brush?
I use a wide tooth shower comp and a Tangle Teezer.
11. Is your hair normally loose or in a protective-do?
It's a mix of both for me. In one week I usually wear both loose and protective hair styles. When I'm lazy I use more protective styling.
12. Have you ever had a hair tragedy? What was it? How did you recover from it?
Wow! Who hasn't??!! I'll never forget mine: After being natural for a couple of months I decided to go and get my hair pressed for the first time. The style was super cute, but when I went to wash it, 2 sections of my hair did not curl back. It turned out that the stylist pressed my hair too hard with the hot comb. It was my first saddening instance of heat damage. I had to grow it out and trim it off little my little. After that I did not press my hair for 3 years and no one was ever touching my hair with with a hot comb again!!
13. What's your biggest tip for maintaining healthy or long hair?
Trim your ends! There is no amount moisturizing and protective styling that can fix split ends.
14. Where can we find you online? (blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc).
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