Wednesday, September 12, 2012

deN Diva Spotlight: Monèt

 Name: Monèt

How long have you been natural? I will celebrate my 3 year curliversary in November. I transitioned from November 2009 until January 2011 when I did the "final chop". (I cut the relaxer off gradually as I transitioned.)

Describe your hair. My hair is thick and coarse. It's always thirsty and loves shea butter. Twists are my go-to style every week after washing. During the week I'll wear the twists and twist outs and puffs on the weekends.

What is your current hair regimen? Every Sunday I separate my hair into four sections and start with a co-wash and detangle. I always make sure to end my "wash" with cold water to prevent frizz by closing the cuticle/hair shaft. I add my leave-in to each section then my oil while my hair is still soaking wet. Then I twist and braid it depending on the style adding my cream as I go.

What are five products you can't live without? Shea Butter, Heat Therapy Wrap, a wide tooth comb, water and Carol's Daughter Rosemary Mint Conditioner.

What is the one product/treatment/technique that has made the biggest difference in your hair? The Hair Therapy. I love it because my hair is so dry that deep treatments are a must and this makes them so easy.

What is the biggest mistake you have made with your hair? Using heat to transition. I was very lucky I didn't have noticeable heat damage.

Any advice for other naturalistas?  Do what works for you! Don't let what other people say (or use) influence you because everything doesn't work for everyone. Do lots of research before you make any drastic decisions whether it's big chopping, using heat, etc. Utilize resources like and YouTube, that's what they're here for.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you? is my newest passion.

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Twistout Tips

Last week, I announced in the Facebook group that I am now a staff writer for! I am beyond excited about this position. My first major assignment is the World Natural Hair Show, which will be held October 6-7 in Atlanta. 

For my latest post, I talked about how to each your best twistout. so hop on over and check it out!

While you are there, check out some of my other posts!
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