K: My name is Klashae’ and I am from Nashville, Tennessee. Where everyone wears cowboy boots and says “y’all”.
Why did you make the decision to go natural?
K: It’s funny because every time I tell this story people think that I am joking. Right after I had my son in December of 2007, about a week later my hair started to shed so bad. It was coming out in clumps. I know YIKES! From there I decided to just cut it off. I was in complete tears and hated my hair short. So going natural wasn’t really a choice of mine. I just sort of got forced into it. My hair was so short I had no clue what to do to it, so I just let it do its own thing. I ended up finding a website called Curlynikki.com and she helped in so many ways. Even the people on the forums helped me understand my natural hair a lot better.
How would you describe your texture?
K: My hair texture is a mixture of 3b/3c hair. I tend to get a lot of frizz at the crown of my head, but the longer I have been natural I have learned to just embrace it. I have very fine hair, but in its naturally curly state it looks very thick. You would never think that my hair is fine just by looking at it. With all that being said I would have to say that my hair is pretty dense for the most part.
Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
K: My styling regimen is pretty simple. I like to keep it as simple as possible. I wash my hair probably twice a week. I am a complete advocate for co-washing, so I love using Tresemme Naturals when I wash my hair. I use a shampoo containing sulfate only once a month. The products I use to style my hair are Kinky Curly Knot Today and Camille Rose Naturals Leave In. Every once in a while I will use the Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Moisture Milk to refresh my curls. I don’t too much care for the Shea Moisture Milk in my hair when it is wet. I love using my paddle brush to distribute the product through my hair. I am not about that finger detangling life *shakes head*. I tried it numerous times, and let’s just say it wasn’t for me. Lol. From there I just let it air dry. Pretty simple, right?
What does wash day look like for you?
K: The only thing that I truly like to use during wash day is Tresemme Naturals Conditioner. Every now and then when my hair is extra dry I will soak my hair in organic coconut oil and then use the Tresemme Naturals. That’s pretty much it.
Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
K: The simplest thing for me is just putting my hair in a bun. I know that sounds boring, but hey I am a very simple gal. Plus, I’m not too good at styling my hair so just placing it in a bun is so much easier.
How do you combat shrinkage?
K: Combat Shrinkage?? Haha! Is that a joke? No matter what products claim to prevent shrinkage I still tend to get it. I think it just comes with the territory of being a natural. At first that use to bother me, but I like the shrinkage because when I blow it out “she” (my hair) always surprises me by how long she has gotten. I love surprises!
Tell us about your hair color?
K: My hair color was done at One Fine Day Salon in Waxahachi, Texas by a friend of mine named Brooke. She is awesome!! I could have never achieved this color by doing it myself. I am too scared to do that! I always say that if you are going to go real light you need to let a professional do it. I wasn’t for risking losing my hair again. It changed the texture of my hair for a few days, but then after deep conditioning it bounced right back. The thing is that you really need to make sure you were taking good care of your hair prior to coloring. That makes a big difference in how your hair will react to the color when it is done.
What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
K: The crown of my head is like the red headed stepchild that never wants to act right. Usually when I see it frizzing more than usual I know it is time for a deep treatment.
What are 2 do’s for your texture?
K: Deep condition…deep condition and protective styling as much as possible.
What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
K: Using a lot of heating appliances on my hair and using too much oil. These two things will make my hair look a hot mess!
Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
K: Yes, you can find me at: http://www.thegirlwithcurlz.com/