C: My name is Christine Amor and I’m from the lovely state of New York.
Why did you make the decision to go natural?
C: For the simple fact that I’ve always been obsessed with big, curly hair! One day it just dawned on me that my actual hair has curls. So I decided to stray away from perms and return my hair to its natural state. I’ve been natural for 3 years and 7 months.
How would you describe your texture?
C: My hair texture truly has a mind of its own. My hair is thick and coarse. I love that I can find a variety of different textures in my hair! You can find strands ranging anywhere from a 3c to a 4b, but I can predominantly find the 4b texture throughout my hair.
Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
C: I usually begin the month with a blowout style. After that I usually do a bantu knot out or cocoon curls with one of my favorite products, Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie. After that style has ran its course I will either high bun or do a wash and go puff. These styles will usually take up my month.
What does wash day look like for you?
C: Before washing my hair I usually detangle using Kinky Curly Knot Today. This just cuts my whole wash process in half. I proceed to wash my hair with Shea Moisture Moisture Retention Shampoo. I love that stuff! I have low porosity strands and that is one of the few things that can actually moisturize my hair from the inside out. After I wash I either deep condition with Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque or I use Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner. Any steps after that depend on what style I want to do.
Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
C: I love my high bun style! It only takes me a few minutes!
How do you combat shrinkage?
C: Heat! This is not a natural who is anti heat. I love my blow dryer!
What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
C: Since my hair has grown, my high bun styles are harder to achieve, so I’m noticing my edges need a little more attention.
What are 2 do’s for your texture?
C: Helping your hair keep in its moisture by either sealing or using products that are geared towards keeping hair moisturized.
What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
C: Do not apply heat to your hair without a great heat protectant!