1. What's your name and where are you from?
My name is Shannon. I am from Jamaica, but I reside in Georgia, USA.
2. What is your hair type?
The front of my hair is 4a, and the back is 4b/4c. Overall my hair is type H (Healthy).
3. When did you go natural and what made you do it?
I don't quite remember when I decided to go natural because I was very young (maybe 10) but I decided to start my healthy hair journey in Summer 2011 because my hair was extremely heat damaged.
4. What was the most challenging thing about going natural?
The most challenging thing about going natural and my healthy hair journey as a whole was learning to deal with my hair as it grew and the textures changed.
5. What is your weekly regimen?
If my hair is out (in a "wash & go") I wash weekly and moisturize at least 3-4 times a week. If it's in a protective style I moisturize weekly or as needed. Usually cleanse every other week, but if my hair is dry or itchy I'll wash.
6. What is your daily morning regimen?
Each morning I remove my satin bonnet, shake and fluff, then style my hair.
7. What is your daily night time regimen?
Each night I assess my hair for dryness, itchy scalp, etc. and tend to it as needed and then put on a satin bonnet.
8. Do you use heat on your hair at all?
Practically not at all. If I'm in a rush I might sit under a hooded dryer while deep conditioning. I did have a sew-in with leave out at the top in January 2015, but I haven't flat-ironed my entire head since March 2014.
9. Do you braid your hair? If so, how often do you do so in a year?
I do my signature twists (big or medium) anywhere from 2 to 4 times a year. The video to my process is below:
s10. Wide-tooth comb or Denman brush?
Wide-tooth comb, but I'm considering trying out the Denman brush.
11. Is your hair normally loose or in a protective-do?
I would say about 50/50. Mostly protective styles during the summer and loose mostly during the fall.
12. Have you ever had a hair tragedy? What was it? How did you recover from it?
When I was younger my aunt cut almost 1/3 of my length (thinking I had extensions in my braids) and I suffered extreme heat damage during my early teens. For the length, I couldn't really do much, but for the heat damage I started to moisturize, deep condition and use protein treatments as well as protective styles more. I stopped using heat as much and eventually not at all.
13. What's your biggest tip for maintaining healthy or long hair?
Moisturize and use protective styles. Do everything in moderation.
14. Where can we find you online? (blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc).
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15/1/2016 07:50:50 am
I watched your videos and I just love your hair. and the tips you give to maintain healthy hai . Keep it up 100% love.
15/1/2016 08:07:03 am
I love your hair and the healthy videos that you provide for us. It's a lot of dedication being involved taking care of natural hair but you provide 100% videos! I love you. .
15/1/2016 08:14:15 am
Wow! Beautiful hair with styles i have learned so much from you...keep it up will be following you! Awesome work!👍👍
15/1/2016 12:16:25 pm
Awesome hair, love your videos and regimen. Keep pushing (waist length & beyond). #BeautifulSoul
15/1/2016 03:34:20 pm
Heyy, you're a beast at the natural protective and loose styles!! You give me the motivation to start my own videos as well! Kudos to you! 😘
16/1/2016 08:15:25 pm
Awesome job with curls and twist. I have really learn a lot from watching and listing to your tips on natural hair. I will also start using some of the products you mention in your video. GOD BLESS keep up the good work. Much love.
17/1/2016 09:32:59 am
I watch the video it was awesome I am about to try and go natural now starting today
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