1. What's your name and where are you from?
My name is Saran P King, I am from the beautiful twin island state of Antigua & Barbuda
2. What is your hair type?
I have different types of hair on my head, from curly to kinky, 3C-4A in mostly in the front, sides and back and 4A/4B in the middle. My strands are thin and not very dense the colour ranges from dark brown to black (but not jet black)
3. When did you go natural and what made you do it?
I was natural for my entire childhood and for most of my adult life. While in university I decided to texturize my hair on two separate occasions but I long term transitioned twice because of severe breakage
4. What was the most challenging thing about going natural?
Going natural wasn't a challenge for me since I was used to having my hair natural
5. What is your weekly regimen?
At the moment, I normally use the curly girl method to inform my hair regimen. I wash my hair once a week with a cleanser and detangle once a week in 2 or 4 sections and finger detangling only. I pre poo my hair with a mixture of coconut, grapeseed and olive oils. I wash with the As I Am cowash coconut cleanser conditioner and rinse with warm water. Then I condition and deep condition (for at least 45 min -1hr) with the Hello Hydration Conditioner or any other deep conditioner I have and rinse with cool water. I seal in the moisture with grapeseed oil and shea butter and 2 strand twist with or without gel.
6. What is your daily morning regimen?
Every morning I mist my hair with just water and every few days after misting with water, I seal in the moisture with grapeseed or olive oil or shea butter
7. What is your daily night time regimen?
My night time regimen is similar to the morning regimen, except I tie my hair up with a satin scarf.
8. Do you use heat on your hair at all?
I rarely use heat on my hair. Occasionally I may blow dry my hair on a low setting using the tension method. If I flat iron my hair, I also use a low heat setting and I use a heat protectant prior to the application of heat.
9. Do you braid your hair? If so, how often do you do so in a year?
If you are referring to extensions, I have only placed that in my hair once and I took them out after 6 days. If you are referring to my natural hair, I do that every few months because it takes a long time.
10. Wide-tooth comb or Denman brush?
I rarely use detangling tools on my hair, I mostly finger detangle during, washing, conditioning and styling. If I do use one, it is to help to put my hair in a ponytail or lay down the edges using a denman brush.
11. Is your hair normally loose or in a protective-do?
My hair is in a protective style, 99% of the time because my hair tangles easily, I try to protect the ends as much as possible.
12. Have you ever had a hair tragedy? What was it? How did you recover from it?
My hair tragedy was when I texturized my hair a few years ago and I experienced severe breakage. In order to recover from that disaster, I washed and got my hair treated once a week. I wore a lot of protective styles and clipped off the texturized ends progressively; I was able to nurse my hair back to health after a year-long transition.
13. What's your biggest tip for maintaining healthy or long hair?
My biggest tip for maintaining healthy hair would be to keep your hair sufficiently moisturized no matter how you wear your hair.
14. Where can we find you online? (blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc).
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