S: My name is Steffy and I’m from London, UK.
Why did you make the decision to go natural?
S: I have been natural all my life. I’ve never permed, relaxed or texturised my hair.
How would you describe your texture?
S: I would say my hair is predominantly 3C, but in certain areas it can be 4A, mainly in the middle back. It is really thick, soft and easy to manipulate i.e. easy to blow dry and straighten. As soon as water touches it, it’s back to its’ natural shrunken state. Grrr to shrinkage!
Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
S: To be honest I like the flexibility of my hair. I don’t always have it natural and curly. Sometimes I blow dry my hair straight and on special occasions I will straighten it. My hair regimen when curly throughout the month varies. I would not say I have a strict routine; I just look or feel my hair and can tell if it needs a co-wash or poo.
What does wash day look like for you?
S: I try not to poo often, probably once a month to 6 weeks with KeraCare Sulphate Free Shampoo. When I want to co-wash my hair I use Aphogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor, and Organic Root Stimulator for a deep condition when needed. I also use KeraCare Leave in Conditioner along with coconut oil as a sealant.
Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
S: I would say I put my hair up in a bun. May not be my fav, but it’s the easiest when I don’t have time.
How do you combat shrinkage?
S: Grrrr it’s my enemy. I braid my hair in 1, 2, 3 or 4 plaits at night after I wash my hair and it’s still wet. If I don’t do that I use the blow dryer to stretch it.
What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
S: I would say my hair becomes dry quickly, so I must moisture daily.
What are 2 do’s for your texture?
S: Moisturise my hair before I sleep and always wrap in a silk headscarf.
What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
S: Don’t leave my hair out for too long and always use protective hairstyles.
Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
S: Instagram: Steffylye