TGIF! I’m in the mood for a new Naturalista post.
Kicking off the weekend with this Fabulous Fro Queen, Lichelle.
My name is Lichelle, and I live in NYC. I’m a Natural hair and Beauty Blogger. I post Natural hair and Makeup tips on my IG and website pages, and I love inspiring women to go natural across the globe.
What’s your heritage?
I identify my heritage as being multi-cultural. We all came from the same source. 🙂
What was your hair like before you went natural?
My hair was relaxed and straight up until 2010
Why did you go natural?
When I went natural, I didn’t realize what it meant to “Go natural”. I cut my hair because it looked damaged and unhealthy. Little did I know that there was a whole natural hair community just waiting for me to embrace it, and for it to embrace me.
Did you Big Chop or Transition?
I Big chopped after a one week transition (which I hardly even call a transition Lol ) It was definitely random. But I loved it!
How long have you been natural?
I’ve been natural since May 2010. May 30th will mark my 4 year anniversary of bring natural.
What’s your regimen?
I keep my regimen simple. I shampoo or cleanse my hair with a clay mask once a week, and I co-wash whenever needed. I follow that with a deep conditioner, and seal my hair with coconut oil.
Do you protective style or just let your curls be?
I can say that I hardly ever protective style. I keep my hair free flowing the majority of my days, but I will be protective styling more often.
What are your favourite natural hairstyles?
Buns, updos, and wash and fro’s
Tips to share?
To achieve maximum volume, use an afro pick and pull at the roots. Also get your hair professionally trimmed at least once every 3-6 months to get rid of damaged or spit ends. Make sure to protect your ends with a satin bonnet at night to help retain length, and finger detangle your hair to reduce shedding and breakage from daily or weekly styling.
Have you ever been tempted to relax?
I have never been tempted to relax, thankfully 🙂
Your favourite products
Shea Moisture curl enhancing smoothie, Dark and Lovely’s “Hair butter”, Miss Jessie’s “Butter creme”, Carols’s Daughter “Healthy hair butter”, and Entwine Couture” Afrodisia Leave-in”
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Shea Moisture is my favourite range too. Love the hair Baroness! Thanks for sharing. I just realised am posting this on the 30th of May, so happy 4th Nappy Anniversary!
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