Monday, March 26, 2012

Refinery29: The Fake Hair Debate

Hi Beauties! 
Photographed by Erin Yamagata

I'm super excited to be featured today in an article posted on Refinery29.com entitled "The Fake Hair Debate."  

Refinery29 provides access to current fashion and beauty trends perfect for every season.

Shoutout to my girl Christina of Lovebrownsugar.com for allowing me to apart of this great opportunity!!

Check out a snippet of the interview below! 

Tell us a bit about your hair.
"I wear my hair natural about 70% of the time. I only wear my hair pressed about once every three months. I chopped my hair because I saw my sister's hair when she had a Rihanna cropped cut. She told me she was natural and at the time, I couldn't believe it — her hair looked so straight! So after seeing that, I was sold. I love the flexibility that I have with it. I can literally change up my hair every day. I don’t have to be straight, and I don’t have to be curly — I can be somewhere in between."

What's your usual hair care routine?

"My weekly regimen includes a shampoo or condition-wash biweekly (when I co-wash, I literally use conditioner to wash my hair), detangling, and then flat-twisting or two-strand twisting to do a style that can last without me having to change it. I also do a pre-poo regimen with coconut oil and argan oil before I shampoo.

My favorite shampoos are Hair Rules No-Suds Shampoo, Moroccanoil Moisturizing Shampoo, and Shikaikai Shampoo Bar (if my hair is really dirty, I prefer to use the bar). For deep conditioners, my favorite is Macadamia Deep Conditioning Masque. For styling, I love the Nairobi Wrapping Lotion and the Jane Carter Wrapping Lotion."

What's your stance on women who wear fake hair?

"For the most part, I believe that women who wear extensions use it as an enhancement and extension of their beauty! I know plenty of women who wear extensions because they simply like the look. They have beautiful, healthy hair underneath but refuse to wear their natural hair because they prefer the versatility of wearing a weave."

Click here to read the entire interview.

What do you think, beauties? What's your stance on this weave and natural hair debate? Sound off below!

xoxo,
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