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H. Introduce yourself
A: Hi my name is Kara, I am a lifelong natural! Always have been and always will be!
H. Describe the moment you were spotted by Hug My Hair
A: Very intriguing! Fun, vibrant, energetic young ladies, trying to inspire other naturals to take care of their hair with natural products.
H. Have you always liked your curls/kinks/coils? if not how did you come to embrace your natural hair?
A: No! I wanted straight, long, blonde hair flowing down my back when I was young child; I used to walk around with a towel on my head. As a teenager I became more accepting, and I had a lot of positive influences around me family, friends etc. In my late teens/early twenties I blow dried and pressed my hair a lot, which led to heat damage (I didn’t even realise I had it at the time).
In my mid twenties, I couldn’t understand why my hair was not growing and every time I went to the hair dressers they were taking inches upon inches off my hair. By this time I had, had enough and decided my hair, my rules I need to start taking responsibility for it and to not rely on hairdressers. I knew in my mind that my hair must be able to grow past my chin. I was directed by a family member Sasha cofounder of ‘I Love Afro’ to YouTube for inspiration and the rest is history really.
H. How would you describe your hair texture?
A: A multitude of different curl strands! Curly, Kinky, Coily.
H. Tell us one 'Do' and one 'Don't' for your hair type
A: Do: Moisture Don’t: Leave in loose hairstyles for long periods at a time. It just causes tangles and gets dry.
H. What advice would you give to someone considering going natural?
A: Research, Research, Research! So you are prepared and know what to expect and can enjoy your natural hair journey.
H. How do you love to wear your hair?
A: Protective and Low manipulation styles particularly twists.
H. How often do you wash your hair and what products do you use?
A: I shampoo my hair once a month and cowash/deep condition at least twice a month. At the moment my go to products are; Giovanni smooth as silk deeper moisture for detangling/cowash. Bee mine ‘moisturising shampoo’ and Bee mine ‘Avocado cream balanced conditioner’. For styling and moisture locking I use my own oil mixture and Jane Carter ‘Nourish and Shine’. I also Iike to use Darcy’s Bontanicals and Komaza Care products.
H. Describe your WORST hair day
A: It’s funny but with natural hair, I find that a bad hair day can flip on its head and become a good one. The beauty with natural hair is that, you never really need to have a polished style even the messy ones look great!!
H. Is there a blog or website where we can find you?
A: Yes, you can find me on http://www.youtube.com/user/NaturalCurliesTV and coming soon www.naturalcurlies.com, please subscribe so we can notify you of our launch date. You can also find Natural Curlies on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.