This is Idil from Toronto
On her beauty routine and hair:
“I grew up in Toronto in a predominantly black community. Everyone had my hair…. I think our perception of beauty is changing. [The acceptance toward] sizes are changing, heights are changing. The look is changing. It’s really nice to see. It’s good to live in our time.”
FAVOURITE HAIR PRODUCTS “I wash my hair every day. I use SheaMoisture. I comb it with my fingers. [After my shower] I leave a little bit of conditioner just on the ends. Then, I use coconut oil on the top of my hair and leave conditioner on the bottom so it keeps up that curly. I scrunch it up and let my hair air dry”.
This is Alissa from Toronto:
“My sister is a hairdresser. I started with braids. My mom wouldn’t let me wear a weave because she said it would be too grown-up for me. Grade 5 graduation was the only time I could wear one; it was a clip-on ponytail. In Grade 8, I got to wear a long weave. I loved it! I would get it sewn in. But I would have to straighten it and comb it out, or brush it out. In high school, I started wearing all natural. [Wearing a weave] is too much time. You have to maintain it.”
MUST-HAVE PRODUCTS “I wash my hair probably twice a week. I use Moroccanoil shampoo and conditioner. I put more [conditioner] than I’m supposed to be, just to cover my whole hair, and then I wait two minutes and then I wash it out. Then I towel dry it and then let it air dry. After, I just moisturize it with a grease. And I always have Blistex in my pocket.”
This is Kiera from Ontario
The picture is black and white so you cannot see her red hair but this is what she said about it
“My sister has really dark, dark, dark hair. And she’d always be like, ‘Kiera you’re adopted!’ So, I’d cry. Nobody has red hair in my family. And nobody has freckles either so I was the oddball. I never really noticed my texture. I wanted it darker like my sister. But then modeling happened and then I got used to it. I’ve never colored my hair ever! When I was younger I was super orange. Now it’s a dark auburn.”
BEAUTY ROUTINE “I never, ever, ever use shampoo. I always just condition and then sometimes I use a leave-in conditioner by OGX. Then I have this leave-in conditioner called Parnevu, which I’ve been using for years. And then a curl cream.”
LEAVE-IN TREATMENT “When I’m off of work, I load up all my good products and that’s when I let them soak in. Sometimes for a week! I comb it out and then I twist it almost like little braids and then I tie it up. You really notice a difference; it’s so much softer.”
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