*Prepared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1MeNaturally
G: My name is Gwladys! I’m originally from France, Martinique and Senegal, but I now live in Marseille (France), a picturesque city thanks to its melting pot. =D I’m studying law at the university. It’s my first year and even if it’s hard I don’t regret my choice at all!
What is the natural hair scene like in France?
G: You can find every type of natural hair! As I said, Marseille and France are in general places where you can find people from all around the world, so natural hair from all around the world too!
Why did you make the decision to go natural?
G: To be honest I‘ve never changed my hair. Since I was a tiny girl I’ve had the same type of hair; a mix between my mother’s stiff and thin hair and my father’s frizzy hair! I’m proud of my hair because it symbolizes in a certain way an encounter between two different cultures :). I love my curls and I wouldn’t change them for anything.
How would you describe your hair?
G: My hair looks voluminous, but in reality it is very thin (if you see my strands one by one). My curls are defined and people who touch them always say “Oohh! it’s so smooth!”
What is your regimen?
G: I usually use the “Ultra Gliss” range from Shwarzkopf for dry and curly hair. First I use the shampoo, brush my hair, then apply the mask. Every day I put Elseve cream on my hair by L’Oréal. It’s a cream for curly hair and I usually apply it to wet hair.
How do you retain length and moisture in your hair?
G: By doing my regimen. ;))
What mistakes have you made with your hair that you’ve learned from?
G: Brushing my hair too hard when dry…But now I just brush it when I’m in the shower.
What’s the best/most effective thing you do for your hair?
G: Letting my hair air dry. Putting on my hair mask, leaving it on overnight and rinsing it in the morning. I also create masks with natural products such as avocado, shea, oil, egg…
What would you like to see in France in terms of hair care?
G: Low prices!! (joke) Maybe I’d like to find real shea butter as we can find in Africa. In Marseille it’s hard to find it!