1. What's your name and where are you from?
Victoria Sanders. I am from Washington DC & Alabama but I live in LA now.
2. What is your hair type?
3. When did you go natural and what made you do it?
I've been natural my entire life. Never ever had a relaxer or any other type of chemical alteration done to my hair.
4. What was the most challenging thing about going natural?
Well, since I didn't "go natural" I can't answer this. However, I can say this...Before being natural became such a phenomena it was VERY hard to find products that worked in my hair. I was extremely self conscious about my big, frizzy hair.
5. What is your weekly regimen?
I start by deep conditioning weekly with a homemade concoction (1 egg, half a banana, olive oil, honey). I leave this on my hair for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Then I steam my hair with my Q-Redew steamer,then co-wash my hair with Heavenly Scents opulently organic conditioner (I mix about 2 tablespoons of castor oil in the jar).
If I'm doing a WNG I'll use Kinky Curly Knot Today, coconut oil, and then scrunch with Curls gel. I normally co-wash my hair about 2-3 times a week depending on how dry I feel my hair is. And I steam my hair at least twice a week. Also, I follow the Curly Girl method, so I don't use shampoo or any products that contain silicones or sulfates. I make sure to get my ends trimmed when they need it.
6. What is your daily morning regimen?
In the mornings I take my pineapple down and refresh my curls by misting them with a little water & vegetable glycerin (that I mix in a spray bottle) and I'll pick my curls out a little.
7. What is your daily night time regimen?
If I have a wash and go, I simply pineapple and sleep on a satin pillowcase. I HATE scarves and bonnets, but I always sleep on my satin pillowcase.
8. Do you use heat on your hair at all?
I use heat on my hair about once every 6 months or so, I will flat iron it to see how long it is. I only blow dry my hair if I'm in a complete rush and don't want to leave with my hair soaking wet.
9. Do you braid your hair? If so, how often do you do so in a year?
I do braid my hair. Probably about once a year, I think it's a fun way to change it up a bit, and a great way to protective style.
10. Wide-tooth comb or Denman brush?
BOTH!!! Wide tooth comb to detangle (especially in the shower), and Denman to evenly distribute the product in my hair.
11. Is your hair normally loose or in a protective-do?
It's about 50/50. Whenever I'm home with nothing to do my hair is ALWAYS in a protective style. I only let my hair out if I'm going somewhere.
12. Have you ever had a hair tragedy? What was it? How did you recover from it?
Hmmmmm...Not really a tragedy, but I did cut my hair about a year & a half ago & I HATED the growing out phase. It was really cute short, but it was hard to get past that awkward length.
13. What's your biggest tip for maintaining healthy or long hair?
Maintain a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE. You can put nothing but great things on your hair, but if you are putting trash in your body, your hair will definitely suffer. Eat healthy, take vitamins, try not to stress, and work out. All of these things will help your hair grow and tay healthy much more than any product you can buy to put on it.
14. Where can we find you online? (blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc).
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