Letty is a curly girl on a hair journey with three ultimate hair goals in mind; Health, Staying natural and Succeeding in helping others on the same journey. As part of our New Year, New Me campaign we caught up with Letty to ask a few questions about her experience with curly natural hair.
What 3 words would you use to describe your hair journey and why?
Exciting, Happy and Sad because I’ve had lots of ups and downs. As it is a hair journey there’s a lot of trial and error. There are things that are great for my hair and things that are not so great for my hair but I’ve learnt from all of that and I think I’m on my way to my hair goal. I’ve used a lot of products that contain natural ingredients, I try not to use products with sulphates, silicones and I’m just trying to be as natural as possible.
What would you say the biggest myth about having curly hair is?
It’s not all perfect, it takes a lot of work and sometimes it doesn’t go to plan. It’s not always bouncy curls, it depends, even on the weather. Some products work for you in the summer but not so well in the winter
What would you say is the best thing about having curly hair?
It’s fun spending time doing it, I actually enjoy styling it. It’s fun to do different styles.
Do you have a favourite hairstyle?
Having it out in its normal state. I like the sleek looks too but they take a bit longer, so unless I’m going to an event that requires me to tie it back, I will just have it out.
What’s the biggest mistake you’ve made with your hair?
Probably straightening it. I haven’t done it in a couple of years but when I used to do it, I literally would put the straighteners on the highest heat, I wouldn’t have any heat protector on my hair at all. I do regret doing that, if anyone is straightening their hair I do advise to use heat protectant, don’t have the heat on the highest setting and don’t leave the heat on your hair for too long.
Name some of your fave hair products?
The Cantu, Boucleme and Shea Moisture ranges
Do you use particular items from specific ranges?
Yes, with Boucleme it’s the Curl Defining Gel and the Conditioner
With Cantu I generally use the Curl Activator Cream. They’ve got a Creamy Hair Lotion as well which I prefer.
Shea Moisture – Frizz Defense Styling Gel in a green bottle
Do you go to salons for your hair?
No, I’ve only been to one and that was when I got my hair cut in June 2017 and that was by Lindsey Hughes, The Curl Whisperer.
Do you think there’s a lack of knowledge in the industry about natural hair?
Yes, I think there is a lack of salons. If I were to go to a salon, generally, if I wanted a haircut, I would generally be told to straighten my hair first. I don’t think there’s many salons that cut hair in its natural state, but there’s definitely a lot of individuals on social media that want to find out how to style and cut natural hair. I get a lot of questions on my Instagram asking me how I do my hair.
Do you think the natural hair movement is a trend or is it here to stay?
I think it’s here to stay. With all the hair products that are on the market now, I think it’s here to stay and I will keep pushing that on my page as well.
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