Some answers to the questions I am frequently asked:
-When did you BC (big chop)?
November 22, 2008
-What are you staple products?
Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave-In Conditioner; Extra Virgin Unrefined Coconut Oil, Raw/unrefined shea butter, and extra virgin olive oil.
-What is your staple style?
Twist outs! Love them. All I do when I take them out is pin them up in different ways or do a bun or puff.
-How often do you wash/condition/style your hair?
I wash my hair with shampoo about every 2 weeks. If I don't, my hair starts to feel like it has build-up, and so does my scalp. I co-wash (wash with conditioner) every week (avg 7-10 days). I deep condition no less than every 2 weeks.
-How often do you trim?
I try to get trims every 3-4 months. I have gone longer but my ends were bad b/c of this. It's best to judge your hair and how it responds - I know for me, 3-4 months is ideal.
-How often do you apply heat?
I use indirect heat (hooded hair dryer) weekly or every 2 weeks b/c my twists do NOT dry overnight. Direct heat (blow dryer, flat iron) is usually only once per year.
-What is your hair type?
I'm not a huge fan of hair typing - but I do feel that when you hair type for the RIGHT reasons it does help to figure out what products to use. My hair type is definitely type 4 (kinky) but I do have a curl pattern, although very tight. My kinks/curls are looser in front, top, and back, and the sides are kinkier. My hair strands are fine, though, so needless to say I was quite confused initially. Your hair can literally have a lot going on! Lol
-What do you use on your skin?
I love Aveeno and Aveda product lines. I have oily skin so on my face I cleanse with either Aveeno Positively Radiant Facial Cleanser OR Aveda Botanical Kinetics™ Purifying Gel Cleanser. I exfoliate twice a week using Aveeno Cleansing Pads, and moisturize daily with Aveeno Positively Radiant Moisturizer with SPF 15. At night I moisturize with an aloe cream from The Body Shop. On my body I tend to gravitate to Dove body washes/bar soaps and moisturize with Oyin Handmade's Body Oils OR Aquafor (by Eucerin).
-How do you do your eyebrows!?
I made a video just for you :-) Check it here.
-What makeup do you use?
I like to keep my makeup simple and natural but I do usually wear my colors on my lips and keep my eyes simple. My staples are L'Oreal True Match Powder in W7 or N7, Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Very Black, and MACs Ambering Rose Blush. 80% of the time I'm wearing MAC on my lips, and my faves are: Fresh Brew, Creme Cup, Creme de'la Nude, Smoked Purple, and Snob Lipsticks. MAC Glosses: Spite, C-Thru, and All of my Purple Life (limited edition).