*Prepared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1MeNaturally
D: Hey! My name is Doreen and I’m from Rotterdam (the Netherlands).
Why did you make the decision to go natural?
D: My mom started to relax my hair when I was 9 years old. And as I grew older I kept on relaxing my hair myself…till the age of 23. I got bored with relaxed hair and just stopped relaxing. Now I can do so much more!! I love my hair and I’ve been natural for 6 years now.
How would you describe your texture?
D: My hair is a 3c?, very thick and also very dense. For me my hair is pretty much easy to work with.
Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
D: I co-wash my hair once a week with Andrelon Curl Control Conditioner. I’ve been using it for 6 years now and it works very good for me. As a deep conditioner I use Beautiful Textures once a month. Usually it rains here in the Netherlands, so it’s the weather over here that decides how I’m going to style my hair Lol. :) If it’s raining I’ll do a flat twist or put my hair in a bun, or puff.
When it’s not raining I’ll go for the afroCurly look, that’s my favorite. :) To get the look I wet my hair, put some leave in conditioner in and let it air dry. The leave in conditioner I use is also from Andrelon Curl Control. When I’m not lazy and it’s not raining, I roller set my hair or use flexi rods. For every hairstyle I use coconut oil, argan oil, jojoba oil, tea tree oil, castor oil and Shea butter moisturizer (it’s all from IC). I put a little bit of all the oils in a bottle, mix it, make 4 sections in my hair and distribute the oils into my hair.
What does wash day look like for you?
D: I wash my hair twice with Andrelon Curl Control Shampoo. Then I use the Andrelon Curl Control Conditioner. I massage it through my hair and scalp. After 3 minutes I detangle my hair with a wide tooth comb. When I’m done I wash it out, put the oils in my hair and style as the weather over here desires.
Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
D: My favorites are the high puff and the flat twist. I think it’s cute and sexy.
How do you combat shrinkage?
D: I don’t have a problem with shrinkage.
What are 2 do’s for your texture?
D: The to do for my hair is…keeping my hair moisturized using my oils and keeping my hair detangled.
What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
D: Not moisturizing my hair. :)
Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
D: I don’t have a webpage, but you can find me on Instagram: Doreen Duarte Santegoets ;)