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Sasha // Natural Hair Style Icon

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Introduce yourself!
S:
Hi!!!! My name is Sasha-Gay, Sasha for short. I was born in Jamaica, but grew up and am still living in the UK.

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
S:
I have been natural for 3 full years this past May! I transitioned for nearly 2 years. I decided to go natural after my boyfriend encouraged me to. He reminded me that I don’t need a relaxer since I only relaxed twice a year anyway. So I made the decision to transition with the support of him and the rest of my friends and family, and haven’t looked back since.

How would you describe your texture?
S:
Truthfully I have no idea what texture I am lol. I haven’t thoroughly researched to find out either. I would say my strands are thin, but on the other hand there are a lot of them, so my hair seems thicker. It is easily manageable and quite easy to detangle which is a plus!

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
S:
Over the course of the month I will shampoo and deep condition once every week. My staple shampoo right now is the Beautiful Textures Tangle Taming Shampoo. I then use a conditioner (Herbal Essences Hello Hydration or Tresemme Naturals) to detangle, then follow with my deep conditioner. I switch between using my own mixture of mayonnaise, olive oil, an egg, and any conditioner once a month as a deep conditioner. The remainder of the month I either use Motions CPR or Henara Intensive Treatment Wax. I always use a leave in conditioner. Without it I feel as though my hair is lacking in something! Either Cantu Shea Butter Leave In, Aphogee ProVitamin Leave-In Conditioner or the Doo Gro Leave-In Growth Treatment. I always try to do a hot oil treatment once in a while using olive oil or coconut oil.

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I will co-wash if I feel like doing a bun in the week, using Herbal Essences Hello Hydration. I will typically style my hair either in braidouts, twistouts, twist n curl, or a flattwisted or cornrowed updo. My staple product for these styles is the Taliah Waajid Curly Curl Cream, olive oil, castor oil and water. I do occasionally use the African Pride Shea Butter Miracle Bouncy Curls Pudding, or Organic Root Stimulator Smooth ‑n- Hold Pudding. To keep my edges neat, I use Eco-Styler Moroccan Argan Oil Styling Gel with castor oil. Once in a while I will blowdry my hair, always using heat protectant on cool air. I use Tresemme Heat Defense Styling Spray and the Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Moisturizing Hair Lotion.

What does wash day look like for you?
S:
I shampoo and deep condition once every week. When I first chopped off my relaxed ends I would only shampoo once every two weeks, but since my hair has gotten longer I need to shampoo weekly! My staple shampoo right now is the Beautiful Textures Tangle Taming Shampoo. I then use Tresemme Naturals or whichever conditioner is on hand to detangle, wash out and then follow with my deep conditioner.

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
S:
Either the low pony or a high bun! Effortless, but still classy.

How do you combat shrinkage?
S:
I don’t. I try to embrace it as much as possible! However if I do feel like I want a bit more length, I blowdry on cool air.

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
S:
I would say my ends. They are the oldest part of the hair and in so they require more attention. In addition my hair is coloured so I need to make sure I keep them as healthy as possible.

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
S:
Always deep condition and moisturize, moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!!!

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
S:
Never skip moisturizing and always seal with an oil.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
S:
http://www.shairstyl3.blogspot.co.uk/ Instagram: @sashabasha2 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrodrico/

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Just another lover of natural hair and expression. - Style Icon Coordinator for BGLH

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felicia
7 years ago

Simply beautiful . I love your mane

mlank64
mlank64
7 years ago

gorgeous hair. I love that 1st pic with the sunglasses. You look radiant.

A
A
7 years ago

Please tell me you plan on starting a YouTube channel. Your styles are gorgeous!

kelly
kelly
7 years ago

i think i have a hair crush o_o

keisha
keisha
7 years ago

absolutely beautiful hair and styles! seriously tho.…when are you gonna start a yt channel?

DeeFlowers
DeeFlowers
7 years ago

Now, this is a style icon! Cute styles!

randommusings
randommusings
7 years ago

Beautiful hair and beautiful girl!

treece12
treece12
7 years ago

Hyphenated name very common of Jamaican 80s baby (-Kay, ‑Gay, ‑Ann). I digress. Very healthy looking styled twistouts

kim lewars
7 years ago

Looovvvvvvvve this Sasha!!!!!! Told you about that YT channel!!! People are waiting!

sa
sa
7 years ago

Pretty hair, love the updo’s!

Jacky
Jacky
7 years ago

Gorgeous

cherishbomb
7 years ago

My god! Her hair is freakin bomb.com! It looks like we have the same hair type, but I haven’t quite mastered getting mine to look that smooth, soft, and shiny at will. It kind of does whatever it wants sometimes. e_e

TWA4now
TWA4now
7 years ago

Very nice indeed! #anotherhaircrushtoo

ema
ema
7 years ago

beautiful hair.

Yia
Yia
7 years ago

I’m jealous of her hair type.

Ceeloud
Ceeloud
7 years ago

Love seeing Jamaicans on here, yes girl, yuh hair a shot!! Love it!!! Gorgeous hairstyles and photos.

Saye
Saye
7 years ago

Beautiful.

Sasha-Lee
Sasha-Lee
7 years ago

Your hair is beautiful & I love the styles you’ve done, please start a youtube channel & hey my name is Sasha-Lee, born in Jamaica & raised in America 🙂 lol !

Love JAH
Love JAH
7 years ago

Simply beautiful.

Jo Somebody
Jo Somebody
7 years ago

Beautiful hair styled beautifully!

hmm
hmm
7 years ago

Wow! I need you to do a tutorial for that profile shot in the protective style, just lovely!

D.K.
7 years ago

I like the styles, girl! Awesome twists. Love how your boyfriend and family and friends were supportive as well in your decision. Shout out to them too!

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theotherhalf
theotherhalf
7 years ago

😀 you go girl!

Sasha R
Sasha R
7 years ago

Thank you all so much ladies I truly appreciate the love. I am working on starting a YouTube bare with me, but check out my blog for updates and hairstyles.

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