My Hair Story – Erica

My Hair Story - Erica

Introduce Yourself…

Hi I’m Erica, I’m soon to be a 30 yr old Emt from NYC.

Are you relaxed, natural, texturized or texlaxed?

All Natural.

What’s your story, how did you get to where you are?

Growing up I had very thick coarse long shoulder length hair. I got into my teens and started relaxing and coloring my hair and I was able to maintain it. I’ve always been obsessed with orange, blonde, bright colored hair so in 2012 I bleached my hair professionally and got it cut into a bob and I loved it!! Needless to say even with regular hot oil treatments deep conditioning and trims the bleach still ate away at my hair.

In the fall of 2012 after much research I decided to transition to natural which I didn’t think would be a big deal since I only permed my hair twice a year anyway. On February 16, 2013 I was doing a trim and I got a little scissor happy and just cut off all my permed ends, yup I big chopped by accident. A year later here I am on this beautiful journey to natural healthy hair.

What is your typical weekly regimen?

Since I big chopped I normally only co wash my hair and shampoo once a month. I also deep condition with coconut oil weekly.

Are you happy with your progress so far?

Yes I’m shocked at my progression.

What is your signature style?

In the beginning I did a lot of wash and go’s and then when I was able to do a puff that was my go to style.

How do you ensure that your ends are protected from the elements and your hands?

Honestly I’m working on that since I’ve become natural I got box braids that stayed in those for about a month and a half. I do some styles that tuck my ends but I usually only keep them in for two days. I like my hair out lol.

Do you have a goal length or are you more concerned about the health of your hair?

Not really I just want it to keep growing and stay healthy.

Is there anything that you hair hates?

Heat!!! I’ve blown my hair out 3 times since being natural and every time I’m ready to revert back to my curls they take about 2-3 wash days to fully tighten back up.

Do you have any favorite products?

Curl care by Dr. Miracles nourishing conditioner, cantu shea butter, olive oil eco styler gel, pure Shea butter, coconut oil and olive oil

Where can we find you online?

I just created I new instagram focused on my journey please follow @Mzkrazy4kinks


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  1. Karen Baker

    Your hair journey is inspiring and gives me hope!

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