Introduce yourself …
Hello Friends of the Hair World, I’m Quecina an educator from Houston, Texas. For the last four years I’ve been natural. My hair is currently waist length so my results of proper hair care is working for me.
Are you relaxed, natural, texturized or texlaxed?
I’m a naturalista.
What’s your story, how did you get to where you are?
Almost four years ago, I started a new chapter of my life by getting married. Therefore, I thought it was the perfect time to begin a new hair journey as well. I’ve always been interested but was scared of cutting off all my long relaxed hair which I’ve had for years. Yet, I wanted fuller, stronger and longer hair and I knew that becoming natural would better assist me at reaching my hair goals.
So I did it…snip, snip…and here within only about four years I have thick, strong, and longer hair at my waist (whenever pressed)…I’m amazed at how quickly it came about…very thankful.
What is your typical weekly regimen?
My hair regimen is very plain but takes a significant amount of time. First of all, I only wash my hair monthly…I typically shampoo then follow through with a deep conditioning*.
During the week, I keep my hair styled in a braided or twisted updos or hidden under a wig*. I make sure it’s moisturized each day with creams/oils*. Weekly, I test my strands and check my ends for splits. If I see splits I cut as needed. I rarely have weak strands but if I should I put carrot cream followed by almond oil* to lock in more moisture.
Are you happy with your progress so far?
I’m ecstatic about the hair growth I’ve obtained and thrilled about how strong and thick my hair has became therefore, I’ll continue my hair journey to see “how low can it grow”!
What’s your signature style?
I’m most fond of the wearing my hair in the two strand twist-out. However, I don’t wear it down regularly. I usually keep my hair in protective styling usually such as updos (bun head) and hair units (wigs* NOT weaves*).
How do you ensure that your ends are protected from the elements and your hands?
I keep my hair up and out of the way daily…I touch less and when I do, my hands are clean.
Do you have a goal length or are you more concerned about the health of your hair?
I’m always looking for better ways to care for my hair… But since the results are doing just fine I’ll continue to do what I’m doing… I don’t like to manipulate my hair often…I would like to see if it can grow to hip length.
Is there anything that you hair hates?
It hates the flat iron* because of the high heat of course…creams that are chalky are upsetting because it leaves behind residue…uggh
Do you have any favorite hair products?
Where can we find you online?