*Prepared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1MeNaturally
S: My name is Sasha. I am from New York, but I currently live in Florida.
Why did you make the decision to go natural?
S: I’ve been natural now for about two and a half years. I went natural, because relaxed hair was boring to me and I wanted my hair to be curly.
How would you describe your texture?
S: I have extremely thick hair. My hair is 3c in the front, 4a in the middle, and 4b in the back.
Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
S: I usually twist or braid my hair at night while it is wet; then I take it out in the morning. Wearing my hair down is the easiest style because my hair is a lot to grip. The products I use are: shea butter, coconut oil, and Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner. I haven’t found a regular conditioner that I’m really stuck on. I’ve tried basically everything, but my current conditioner is by Sukin.
What does wash day look like for you?
S: I normally shampoo my hair once a week. I co-wash, then I’ll braid my hair and call it a night.
Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
S: If I don’t have too much time I’ll refresh my old curls, or I’ll use only bobby pins and create a large bun.
How do you combat shrinkage?
S: I don’t have a noticeable shrinkage problem.
What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
S: The back section of my hair is my driest, so I tend to use more oil and shea butter there.
What are 2 do’s for your texture?
S: Lots of moisture, and just when you think it’s enough…add more.
What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
S: The pineapple. The best way to preserve my curls is to use a satin pillowcase.
Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
S: Yes, check out my Tumblr: www.sashisuwoo.tumblr.com.