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Avatar • Aug 29, 2011

Where are you from?
E:
I am from the beautiful Island of Dominican Republic and I currently live in California

Why did you go natural?
E:
When I turned 15 all I wanted was my hair to be straight, like you see on the street, in the magazines, on TV. But you pay a big price: no pool, no beach, no sweet, hours and hours in the salons, money spent, and for what? No matter how hard we try we are never gonna look the same as the models in the magazine. It’s the pursuit of an illusion.

How did you transition to natural hair?
E:
August 2009 was my last relaxer, I remember my Mom and sister were visiting me form DR and I told them what I had in mind (no more relaxer) and my Mom said, ‘Why? Are you crazy? You have such beautiful hair.’ So after a few months I relaxed my hair AGAIN, but I keep feeling that I wanted my hair to be natural, what ever that was! I hadn’t seen my natural hair for more than 15 years, and I actually didn’t remember it at all. So in December 2009 I cut my hair to my shoulders. In February 2010 I cut my hair again and in May 2010 I did the big chop. The transition for me was very difficult because I used to relaxed my hair almost every month and I didn’t like to see my kinky hair sticking out beneath my perfect straight hair. During those months roller sets, flexi rods and braid outs become my BFFs.

In what ways, if any, has going natural affected you?
E:
At the beginning it was pretty hard because I didn’t know how my real hair would look, but after you pass that BC moment fear becomes joy. For the first time my daughters loved their hair, because they looked just like their mamí. I become a more active me, I now work out every day because I am no longer afraid the sweat or water will affect or ruin my hair. I have my own natural hair blog where I have the privilege of meeting and interacting with the most amazing, confident women in the world.

How would you describe your hair?
E:
My hair is my baby, my hair is a beautiful pajón (big afro in DR) sometimes, perfect curls others, but most of all it’s mine.

What’s your regimen?
E:
My regimen is pretty simple. I condition my hair every day, leave-ins are a curly girl’s best friend. I massage my scalp every night with my own oil mix. Because I work out a lot I do 2–3 co-washes a week and shampoo and deep condition once a week.

What’s the best/most effective thing you do for your hair?
E:
I must say without any doubt that it’s massaging my hair every night with a 100% oil mix that not only moisturizes but nourishes my hair and stimulates my scalp. You can read more about it here http://www.dailycurlz.com/p/dilycurlz-oil-mix.html.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
E:
My blog, which is bilingual http://www.dailycurlz.com/
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Sheena
Sheena
9 years ago

OMG! She is GORGEOUS!

Pretdva
Pretdva
9 years ago

I must say, your hair is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Natural hair brings out your beautiful features.

andrea
andrea
9 years ago

guapisima!

WMH
WMH
9 years ago

I love her hair…absolutely gorgeous!!! 🙂

TJ
TJ
9 years ago

You are absolutely gorgeous! Keep shining.

dailycurlz
9 years ago

Gracias for your comments.…

keisha
9 years ago

AWESOMENESS!!!!

Annie L.
Annie L.
9 years ago

Gorgeous hair, good luck with the site!

To BGLH: I just want to commend you for giving posters the opportunity to celebrate and promote their personal and professional endeavors. You’ve invested so much time, effort and creativity into your work and embrace the community-based ideal of knowledge as power and sharing as strength by giving posters and members a forum to reach out to others by connecting people with ideas, talent, products and information in ways they may not have had the opportunity to do otherwise.

Just, thank you! It’s a pretty amazing thing you do every day.

sanchez
sanchez
9 years ago

Yay! I love how more dominicans are showing up on this page. I am dominican and it is rare to see naturals!!

CoilyRob
CoilyRob
9 years ago

Absolutely beautiful hair!

Nikia
Nikia
9 years ago

Thanks so much for showing our Dominican sisters on this site. I have so many Dominican friends who have gone natural and have taken a lot of flak for it. Any kind of curl is called “bad hair” in their language and is frowned upon because it reflects their African roots. I can’t wait to see more of them unveil their kinks and curls, its just as important to them.

Gigi
Gigi
9 years ago

This posting has touched me, I’m half dominican raised by my dominican straight from the island grandmother. I’ve been transitioning for 7 months now and she doesnt even know, I already know she’ll frown upon my decision but it feels SO LIBERATING to finally accept ME FOR ME. My daughter has a 3b hair type, beautiful loose curls and my grandmother thinks her hair is bad and “nappy”, she even went as far as blowing out my 2 year olds hair while she was visiting her. Its a shame I cant allow her to watch my daughter anymore because I… Read more »

Anne
Anne
9 years ago

I swear you have the same type face as Riahnna.…xxx

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