SO I got a chance to speak to a natural with GORGEOUS hair! Meet Nichi...
CL: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN GIVING YOUR HAIR HEALTHY CARE?
I would say since 2008. In 06, I stopped relaxing my hair after noticing severe damage. I found fotki and LHCF in 2008 and ever since then have been taking care of my hair and unlearning all the years of bad practices.
CL: ARE YOU COLOR TREATED, RELAXED, NATURAL, TEXLAXED OR TRANSITIONING?
I'm 100% natural
CL: ARE YOU HAPPY WITH THE HEALTH OF YOUR HAIR AS OF RIGHT NOW?
Currently, I am. Considering where I came from, it's been a long road. I was NL now I am BSL. I usually wear it natural and i love how soft it feels. It's thick, full and growing so I'm happy about everything right now.
CL: WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE PRODUCTS (THE ONES YOU CANT LIVE WITHOUT)?
I absolutely can NOT live without Herbal Essences Hello Hydration conditioner. It absolutely melts away tangles and softens my hair so much. It's a staple that's not going anywhere soon. I also love Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat & Jason Biotin Shampoos. I believe in low manipulation, so I only use one moisturizer I make myself. It keeps my hair soft. bouncy and moisturized. I melt some shea butter and mix castor, coconut, olive and peppermint oils and whip it with a mixer. It makes a buttery, creamy spreadable hair moisturizer that my friends and I love.
CL: WHAT IS ONE WORD THAT YOU WOULD USE TO DESCRIBE YOUR HAIR.
Transformed! My hair has made a complete 180 from when I started and I dont believe it sometimes myself.
CL: HOW OFTEN DO YOU “DO” YOUR HAIR, AND WHAT DOES THIS PROCESS INVOLVE?
I co-wash (and style if needed) my hair every Thursday to begin the weekend and a full wash and deep condition on Sundays to begin the week. I part my hair in four parts and wash and detangle each section. After moisturizing each section with my shea butter mix, I either do my regular twistout or bun. I've now incorporated flexi rod sets and I love them