Monday, May 28, 2012

Natural hair talk with: Andrea Lewis of ThoseGirlsAreWild.com

Hi Beauties! 

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing the super talented & beautiful Andrea Lewis of ThoseGirlsAreWild
Andrea is best known for her album Float Away and for her starring roles in Degrassi, Cadet Kelly and Nickelodeon’s Spectacular.
The Toronto born, singer, songwriter and actor shares the inside scoop on her natural hair journey below...check it out! 
 
NB: Introduce yourself
Hi! My name is Andrea Lewis 

NB: What is your occupation?
I'm an actress/singer/filmmaker/blogger

NB: Song that describes your natural hair & personality
End of Time - Beyonce 

NB: Finish the following statement: “Natural hair makes me feel..."
"Natural Hair makes me feel beautiful!" 

NB:Have you always been natural? If not, when did you transition from relaxed to natural?
I've always been natural 
Baby Andrea
NB:What’s been the most challenging part of being natural?
Not using heat lol. It's easy for me to straighten my hair or make every curl perfect with a curling iron but heat damage is not cool so I just have to let it be!   

NB:What are your go to natural hair products?
Right now I use Mixed Chicks Deep Conditioner and Leave-in and Kyra's Ultimate Mango Leave-in.

NB:Describe your personal style & where you seek your style inspiration.
My style is a "classic wild girl" I like simple pieces that can be worn any time whether its the trend or not but at the same time I love bright colors and patterns. 

NB:What do you do when having a bad hair day?
When I'm having a bad hair day I put my hair in a high messy bun and try my best to do a fancy tie or bow with a scarf. A scarf will save you when you're having a bad hair day. 

NB: You have phenomenal skin…what’s your beauty secret?
Thank you! I drink a lot of water and I drink green smoothies (spinach, kale and any kind of fruit) every morning and it does wonders for my skin. 

NB: With your busy schedule, how do you manage your hair? Do you have a stylist?
I try my best to manage my hair myself, I've traveled a lot over the last 5 years and I've lived in 3 different cities so it's been hard for me to have a "go-to" stylists so I read a lot of hair blogs (including this one) and I try my best to go for trims, give my hair treatments and maintain good health. 

NB: Have you experienced any resistance to your natural hair from men? Do they embrace it or fight it?
When I was a teenager and my early 20's natural hair wasn't "in" as much as it is now and I found that guys I dated preferred my hair straight instead of curly but now it's the opposite, big natural curly hair has every man breaking their neck! 
NB: What is your favorite part about being natural?
The best part of being natural is learning to be 100% comfortable being yourself. It's very liberating and exciting to be able to confidently say 
"I love my hair just the way it is" 

NB: In what ways do you incorporate your personal sense of style into styling your natural hair?
I love bright colors and patterns and that extends to my love for hair accessories, I love finding tribal-ish scarfs or bows to add to my hair, hair accessories are a great investment. 

NB: Craziest thing someone has said about your hair in the street….
"Your hair looks like a fluffy poodle" ...I think it was supposed to be a compliment smh. 

NB: Who is your celebrity natural hair crush?
It's a tie between Tracee Ellis Ross and Tanika Ray

NB: What inspires you to continue on your natural hair journey?
Like I said before, there's nothing better than being 100% comfortable being yourself! 

NB: Best natural hair advice you can offer someone who is transitioning.
There is light at the end of the tunnel. Big chops and transitions will have many times of being scary and very foreign but just remember there is light at the end of the tunnel once that transition is over you'll be a natural hair queen! 

NB: Tell me what makes you naturally glamorous.
I'm happy and confident being me and the most glamorous thing a woman can own is a positive attitude with a side of confidence ;)  

NB:Tell us what MAJOR projects you have coming up!
I'm directing/writing and staring in my first web series, which will debut in the fall. Continuing to grow and reach new heights with my site and brand ThoseGirlsAreWild and I'll be releasing new music later this year. 

Thank you so much, Andrea! <3

Get more Andrea at:
@missandrealewis


xoxo,
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