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H. Introduce yourself
A:My name is Demelsa Watson. I'm 20 years young. I was born in Surinam but i've been living in the Netherlands now for 13 years.
H. Describe the moment you were spotted by Hug My Hair
A: I was spotted by Hug my Hair a few weeks ago on my Instagram.
H. Have you always rocked and loved your curls/kinks/coils? if not how did you come to embrace your natural hair?
I've been natural my entire life but I didn't always rock my curls. I was straightening my hair a lot which damaged my hair very badly without me even noticing. it was one day when I was looking through my pictures and noticed my hair had been the same length for years, even though my color did grow out.. this was the moment I decided to take better care of my hair and to finally see something of my growth.
H. How would you describe your hair texture?
A: I have several curlpatterns on my head! hahaha. My hair is pretty thick and I'm not so much into the hair typing system but according the hair typing theory I would be somewhat of a type 3b/3c. the sides and back of my hair is very curly and those are the parts that shrink up the most. the front portion of my hair is a looser texture and has a more wavy pattern when wet.
H.Tell us one 'Do' and one 'Don't' for your hair type
A: Do - comb when wet. if I even come near my hair with a comb when it's dry I get a lot of breakage. it also damages your curls and they end up really frizzy.
Don't - use (too much) heat. I used to use heat ALL THE TIME and it really took it's toll on my hair. I used to blow dry on high heat and after that flat iron on the highest temperature. I was addicted to my flat iron. with every sign of revertion the flat iron came to the rescue. this resulted in a lot of split ends, mid shaft splits and breakage. I haven't used heat for over a year and a half now and my hair is longer, stronger and the healthiest it has been in a long time.
H. What advice would you give to somone considering going natural?
A: Dare to try different things when it comes to products and hairstyles. Don't get discouraged when something doesn't work for you, just keep going and try something different.
H. How do you love to wear your hair?
A: I change hairstyles all the time hahaha. styles that I wear frequently are buns, twists and braids. when I wear my hair out it's usually a twist or a braidout.
H. How often do you wash your hair and what products do you use?
A: I wash my hair once a week. I shampoo my hair every three washes, I use the Yes to Carrots shampoo for this. If I'm not using shampoo I use Apple cider vinegar diluted with water or cowash with Yes to Carrots conditioner.
I always do a deep condition every wash, for this I alternate alot between products (I'm a bit of a product junkie I admit). Deep conditioners I love are the Sheamoisture deep treatment masque, Syoss Oleo Intese heat activated conditioner and I just tried this one recently and fell in LOVE; Jane carter solution replenishing conditioner.
To moisturize my hair I use the Loc method. I use the Yes to Carrots conditioner diluted with water as my leave in. I then seal with extra virgin olive oil and after that I apply shea butter mix.
H. Describe your WORST hair day
A: I've had a lot of baaad hair days! gosh.. I think the worst was when I first tried a wash and go. my hair shrunk up like crazy and had the weirdest shape hahahaha. I just ended up putting my hair in a puff in an attempt to look presentable.
H. Is there a blog or website where we can find you?
You can find me on instagram: @DemelsaaW