Welcome to This Month’s Natural Hair Blog Feature

A Tale of an Island Princess & Her Natural Hair Journey 

 

 

Once upon a time on a beautiful Island in a faraway place, there lived a gorgeous Island Princess,

Her name, Kerdisha St. Louis, a self-described #Carefreeisland girl from the nature Isle of the Caribbean, Dominica.

Journalist by profession and holds several other caps such as youth advocate, media personality and blogger.

Let’s listen in as she takes us through her journey by means of a once in a lifetime Interview:

 What made you return and remain Natural?

Going natural was something I decided to do in college. I was all about discovering myself and loving myself for who was naturally, so embracing my natural hair felt right at that time. I have been natural for about five years now and transitioned for about six months.

 

Describe your Hair Care Maintenance for your 4C tresses.

My hair is what I would call unique. Now I know everyone says that about their hair but mine really is. It’s very regimented so it expects certain things like me moisturizing my hair twice a week using the LCO method as well as deep conditioning regularly. I love thick natural products that have very little chemicals. My hair is also really thick and tends to knot up really easily so I often keep it in stretched styles.

Can you name some of the challenges you have faced with your own hair?

A major problem that I faced (and sort of still face today) is patience. I have a lot of hair and it takes time to gently detangle which sometimes I do not have the patience for. But slowly but surely I’m learning to only touch my hair when I have the patience to handle it.

 

Why do you truly love your Natural Hair?

I love my natural hair because I think embracing it allows me to embrace myself totally. Too often in the past I felt like my natural hair was not good enough and not what society perceived as beautiful. Now that I’ve learnt to properly manage my natural hair and find styles that work for me every day I feel amazing about my hair and what it represents as a black woman. Especially one from the Caribbean.

Have you ever dealt with a hair tragedy, how were you able to recover?

The biggest hair tragedy I faced was earlier this year when I inadvertently caused heat damage to my hair. Although it was not a large portion I had to be very gentle with that area of my hair and concentrate a bit more product on it in whatever I am doing. I plan to grow out the heat damage and cut off the damage bit by bit. All I can say is lesson learnt.

 


How can girls learn to properly care for their own unique 4C tresses?

My advice to girls out there who have no clue about natural hair or want to get better is research, research, research. Don’t be afraid to try out different techniques or style until you find what works for you. Another useful tip is to find bloggers or Youtubers with a similar hair type and see if some of their favorite products or techniques work for you. Remember your hair is unlike any other so find what is best for YOUR hair.

You can find our Lovely Naturalista at her blog:

 www.thekschronicles.com

Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and Pinterest @thekschronicles.

And she lived happily ever after and her Natural Hair continued to flourish due the Princess utmost care of her Beautiful Tresses.

 

The End.

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Come & Be Featured – Interview with A Lovely Naturalista

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Hello My Dears & Hope all is well.

Would you like to interviewed to share your personal experience, trials, journey and advice that you have learned during the years? Let viewers see pictures of your stunning tresses? If you are interested, then by all means, check out the below questions and send your answers and pictures to me via email: zion_areli@yahoo.com

Thank you so much for participating, so let us get started and have fun.

  1. Tell us a little bit of yourself, name, where you are from, your hobbies.
  2. What made you return and remain Natural?
  3. Describe your Hair Care Maintenance for your tresses.
  4. Can you name some of the challenges you have faced with your own hair?
  5. Why do you truly love your Natural Hair?
  6. Have you ever dealt with a hair tragedy, how were you able to recover?
  7. How can girls learn to properly care for their own unique natural hair?

Awesome, now please add 3 to 6 pictures of your Beautiful tresses, will add these to your feature post plus where you can be found on Social Media so I can add the links. Features will be posted on WordPress, Twitter and Instagram of Islandkynks. I want our girls to really see what Natural Hair is all about plus each of your amazing potential as a Naturalista so feel free to add any tidbits in your responses to the above question. Any more questions, please feel free to ask in comments.

Have a Great Day and Thank you so much Bella.

IslandKynks

Natural Hair Blog Feature – Ms. Maiya

!!!!!!!!!!!!WELCOME TO ISLANDKYNKS POST!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OCTOBER EXCLUSIVE FEATURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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!!!Welcome our Lovely Naturalista whose tresses are Absolutely Gorgeous!!!

Here is her Natural Hair Story, do enjoy My Girls,

1) Please introduce your amazing self.

A:Hey! I’m Maiya but people call me Mai. I’m 22-years old. I live in New Haven, CT.

2) Did you Transition, Big Chop, Both or Natural from Birth?

A: I did the big chop September 12th 2014.

3) How long have you been natural?

A: It’ll be 3 years this month.

4) What made you return natural?

A: Growing up my mother took care of my hair until I turned 12. At that age, I started taking care of my hair and honestly, that was one of the worst decisions I’ve ever made. I didn’t know the proper ways to care for my hair. Not that I was natural; my mother used to put perms in my hair as well. But around a certain time, my hair began to break off and I mean really bad. Between the ages of 13-15, I didn’t have that much hair since most of it was gone due to major breakage. Around the time I got to high school I had a majority of my hair back. I kept my hair short. In bobs and pixie cuts because I was obsessed with cutting my hair and I didn’t like hair on my head. I used a lot of heat too. Curling and straightening my hair caused breakage and split ends. I didn’t know what to do with my hair throughout most of my high school experience and it was frustrating. I experimented with highlights and coloring, different styles and cuts, braids, buns, etc. but nothing satisfied me. Two years after high school I decided I wanted to do the big chop. At the time a lot of women of color were stepping into the natural hair journey and my reasoning wasn’t because I wanted to do the same but because I truly wanted all of my hair back. Length, volume, thickness and all. So one day I told my mother about how I wanted to cut all of my hair off to start over. She didn’t take me seriously but my persistence proved otherwise. I asked my older sister to come with me to a barber shop up the street from my house. That day changed my life and me as a person. It was like having a fresh start. Like hitting a reset button. Now, 3 years into my natural hair journey with my hair a little past shoulder length plus mega volume and thickness, I’m more in love with my hair than I’ve ever been.

5) How hard or easy was your first year of being natural?

A: My first year being natural was the hardest only because the first stage is the awkward stage. I didn’t have length and major curls. My hair was wavy when I first started out. It was aggravating seeing beautiful women on social media with long hair and luscious curls. Mad at myself, because I’m impatient as impatient gets, I wanted my hair to be the same as soon as possible. Knowing that this process definitely doesn’t happen overnight I made my first year harder than it needed to be. I would have to say six months into my first year of being natural and seeing how much and how fast my hair has grown, I became happy with my results and I’m still happy with the way my hair is growing.

6) What helped you the most, to remain natural?

A: I think what helped me remain natural the most was just realizing that this is a goal I really wanted to stick with and seeing that people love my hair just as much as I do. I don’t stick with many plans or goals that I create so to see myself be so dedicated to growing my hair out has made myself and others happy. I get asked a lot of questions about my hair care, what products I use, how to wear certain styles and tips and tricks for maintaining and growing hair. It all makes me so happy because people see how serious I take my natural hair journey and I’m so glad all of my hard work shows.

7) Your 3 favorite products and why? 

A: My top 3 favorite products would have to be:

  1.  Shea Moisture’s Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie: which defines curls reduces frizz and makes hair smooth giving it a soft, silky feel. 2.
  2. As I Am Coco Shea Whip: which enhances shine. It’s a great product for a twist outs and braid outs. It smells amazing and it’ll have your curls extremely defined. 3.
  3. Eco Styler Gel (yellow jar with red top): I cannot live without. It’s my finishing product for any hairstyle I decide to do. It’s non-flaking and has maximum hold, deep conditions, adds shine plus incredible body, shine and volume.

I have many other products that I adore but those three I cannot go on without LOL.

8) What do you love about your unique tresses?

A: I love my curl pattern. I have 3c/4a, 4b, and 4c curls. My pattern differs in different parts of my hair. I think it’s so cool.

9) What is your least favorite task when dealing with your natural hair?

A:MY LEAST FAVORITE TASK IS DETANGLING. I put that sentence in all caps because I seriously dislike it. It’s such a hassle especially when I have knots and crazy tangles in my hair. So annoying sometimes. Other times I don’t have that much of a problem with it. That definitely depends on how pumped I am to do my hair.

10) How do you inspire other girls to return natural?

A: I don’t intentionally mean to inspire others, you know? I’ve always been one to do my own thing and be in my own little world. So when people, women especially tell me that I inspire them to big chop or go natural it makes my heart warm because in a way people look up to me. Like my best friends for instance, they both went natural because I inspired them. Which I think is amazing and a major form of appreciation and support on both ends. My guy best friend Jonny, said it was too much work and cut all of his beautiful curls off LOL. I wonder how long and curly his hair would be today. My girl best friend Nicy big chopped twice because her first time didn’t really work out for her but now her hair is growing and at a good rate. I’m so proud of her. I hope everyone decides to try something new and find ways to love their hair and themselves.

         

 11) So far in your journey, what is your favorite hair style? 

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A: My favorite hairstyle is a twist out or a messy bun.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my fro but sometimes its cool to switch things up.

   

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If anyone has any questions or comments you can find me on social media or email me:

jacksonmaiya@live.com and/or jacksonmaiy@gmail.com

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😀This post shows us the importance of caring and loving our Own Individual Natural Tresses, Unique & Beautiful in Every Way 😀

Thank you My Loves for reading, many thank yous Gorgeous Maiya and you all have an amazing day