*Prepared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1MeNaturally
P: My name is Porsche. I live in LA, but I rep NYC all day! I’m an Actress, Comedian and Model.
Why did you make the decision to go natural?
P: I just got sick of going to the salon to get my hair done. I had wanted to transition for a long time. Mostly, for less maintenance.
When and how did you transition into natural hair?
P: I just stopped getting a relaxer one day. That followed with cutting off more and more with each visit to the salon. Until one day, my step mother got sick of me complaining about my half and half hair and sat me down in my living room and took it all off.
In what ways (if any) has going natural affected you?
P: It gave me more of a distinct look. It was more fun!
How would you describe your hair?
P: My hair is actually very fine, but there’s a lot of it. I have super zig zaggy curls and lots and lots of body.
What is your regimen?
P: I wash and blow. I’ll let it air dry for a few minutes, but then I’ll blow-dry it without any of the attachment pieces, upside down and sideways in every direction making it bigger. I also tease it constantly throughout the day. Play with it all day.
I love all of the Garnier curly products including their leave-in. I also love the Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner. And I try to do an Olive Oil Replenish Pak deep condition every week. I’ll leave it in for hours in a bun while I run errands before I wash it out.
What mistakes have you made with your hair that you’ve learned from?
P: Oh man. I bleached it once when I was in high school. After chopping it all off, all in the same day!!! It was like an orange gold color and the cut wasn’t great either. I learned then to do my research; to find stylists that knew my hair and how to style it in ways that are flattering to me.
What’s the best/most effective thing you do for your hair?
P: Trims are so so important for hair growth. Also, I know I wash way too often, but when I’m really being a good girl, I’ll only allow myself to wash it 3 times a week. Or if I have to wash it more, skip combing it here and there.
Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
Anything else you want to add?
P: Check me out as a co-host on teen radio show, Teen Diaries Online every Wednesday night at 9pm EST @ www.blogtalkradio.com/tdradio