*Prepared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1MeNaturally
E: Hi, I’m Brownskin2601, 23 years old and I’m from France. I study law, but I write articles for a women’s magazine, “Culture Femme”. Moreover I have a blog and a YouTube channel about hair and fashion. Recently I started sewing and making jewelry. I love creative things.
Why did you make the decision to go natural?
E: I have never relaxed my hair thanks to my mother. She didn’t want me to.
How would you describe your texture?
E: My hair is mostly 4b/c, but thin.
Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
E: I love twists! It’s my favorite hairstyle because I can keep them for 2 or 3 weeks. I use Oyin Handmade’s Burnt Sugar Pomade to do my twists. But sometimes I like to curl my hair with flexi rods or bantu knots. I use my homemade leave-in conditioner to define my curls.
What does wash day look like for you?
E: My wash day is very simple. I moisturize my hair with a hair mask or oil. Before washing my hair, I separate it into several sections to avoid knots. Then I wash my hair with my homemade shampoo and my homemade conditioner (before I was using “Les Secrets De Loly’s Shampoo and Conditioner). I then detangle and moisturize my hair with my homemade leave-in conditioner. When I have free time I do my twists with the Oyin Burnt Sugar Pomade.
Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
E: When I don’t have a lot of time I do a bun or a twist out…It’s quick and easy.
How do you combat shrinkage?
E: After washing my hair I twist or braid it. However, when I do my twists I use the banding method. The most effective technique is to braid with cotton yarn.
What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
E: The hair on the sides of my forehead! I’m afraid to lose my hair in this area so I avoid tension such as all the hairstyles that require to pulling the hair or wearing a headband for instance.
What are 2 do’s for your texture?
E: Playing with the shrinkage when I want my hair to be shorter. Curling my hair with bantu knots or twist outs.
What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
E: Straightening my hair because it becomes very dry. Not detangling my hair after washing it.
Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
E: Of course:
My Blog: http://trucsetastucesdefilles.blogspot.fr/
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/thebrownskin260189?feature=mhee
And my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brownskin2601/185564028135437