What are your go-to products?
"My staple products that I use every single week without fail are my DIY Homemade Shea Butter Cream
, coconut oil, and my favorite inexpensive conditioner, the Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner
. Of course, I use an array of other products as well, but if I was stranded on an island and I only had these three items, I'd be okay! (Well, my hair would be okay, at least...)"How, if at all, is your natural hair an expression of your personal style?
"My natural hair is definitely an expression of my personal style...and also my mindset. I'm a little bit of a hippie, and my personal style definitely reflects that. I love lounging in loose-fitting clothing, distressed and earthy everything — and the same goes for my hair.
"When I'm not filming, it's usually all-loose-everything, from buns to wearing my hair free, no matter if it's perfectly defined or a frizzy, three-textured jumble. However, I'm currently in a life transition, and my style is starting to reflect that as well, with a more polished look for my hair and my clothing. I think no matter what texture you have...your hair will always be a reflection of your personal style and mindset."What’s some of the best hair advice you’ve ever received?
"I can't think of any specific advice, but my mom taught me all of the basics surrounding hair care. Growing up, we didn't have a lot, and so my mom was always crafting away, figuring out solutions to get our hair looking right. She was the one who taught me how to DIY, and so my best advice was in...lessons in how to make due with what you have, and that you don't need a lot to have an effective hair-care routine."What advice would you give to women struggling to accept their hair and wanting to embark on their own journeys?
"You have to just do it. Just do it, seriously! At the end of the day, it's hair and no matter what happens, it will grow back (assuming you don't have a condition halting growth). It will be confusing, frustrating, and sometimes even embarrassing, but it will also be exciting, and with every struggle comes a learning experience. The worst thing that could happen is if you don't
do it, and spend the rest of your life wondering, What if?
You can always go back to a relaxer if you don't like the outcome, but the first step is to take
the first step. And then mentally commit, because they don't call it a journey for no reason."