Friday, February 18, 2011

Healthy Hair Feature: Chime

1) Are you natural, relaxed, texlaxed, or transitioning? (And, how long?)
I'm natural! I will be natural for 2 years on February 16, 2011.

2) What mistakes have you made in your hair care journey?
I really can' t think of any. I did tons of research so I never really made any mistakes. I just wish I would have worn my hair "out" more after I did the big chop. I wore protective styles (mostly twists) to make sure my hair would grow. I wish I would have enjoyed rocking my 'fro when it was shorter.

3) What is your current HEALTHY HAIR routine?
I co-wash my hair every two weeks. I only shampoo my hair every two months. I deep conditon my hair every time I wash it and seal it with an oil based product. I only use natural products and I sleep with a satin bonnet.

4) Do you have a HEALTHY BODY routine?
If so, what is it? I don't have one! :/ I know I'm terribe and I should work out. I do try to drink plenty of water and make healthier choices when it comes to meals, but as far as physical exercise, walking up the staircase at work is all I get lol I have been around the same weight since I was in high school. I think I have only have gained 5-7 pounds since then so I don't have that push to lose weight but I know I need to for my health. I have A.D.D. when it comes to working out lol I'll be so motivated for a couple of days and then I'll get distracted and it will die off. I need to add working out to my New Year's resolution list lol

5) Do you have any advice for those seeking healthy tresses? 
Do your research on healthy hair care. There is loads of information out there and do what you know you need to do in order to gain healthy hair. Stop making excuses as to why you can't stick with it. If healthy hair is something you want, make the necessary sacrafices to get it. Put away the flat iron and blow dryer and find healthy alternatives. Healthy hair isn't just going to magically appear; you must put in work.

6) You can find Chime on:
Fotki: Username - ManeChick (HairCrush)


** Ms. D** said... her hair. I can't believe that's only 2 years of growth. Her hair must grow super fast! Great tips

Justme_Kellie said...

I love, love, love your hair! Did you acheive that amount of growth in two years? Also, do you find that you get "itchy" by co-washing biweekly and only shampooing eom? Do you use alot of product on your hair?

Anonymous said...

WOW! What hair type is she?
Her twist out is perfect!

Chrissy M. said...

Woohoo! I like Chime (aka Hair Crush!) Her hair is beautiful!

macaroniandchesse12 said...

she transitioned for 3 years

Anonymous said...

I've seen her fotki. She never really BC according to those photos. She transitioned for a few years. so I am confused about the afro statement. None the less she has gorgeous hair. It is an inspiration.

Anonymous said...

My understanding of BC doesn't necessarily mean to the scalp, she cut off more than 4 inches of hair after she transitioned so it was a lot shorter, still BSL but nevertheless way shorter than she is use to. She could have done a lot more style wise when it was shorter.