I would love to introduce you to my curlfriend and real life homie BeingEbony. Not only is she a gorgeous Natural woman but also an Amazing make up artist as well as a Beauty/Lifestyle Youtube Vlogger. I am starting a new segment on IRMN entitled ” Ask Ebony” where you can ask make up questions/advice and she will answer with her beauty expertise. But first lets find out a little more about her.
Tell me a little about yourself.
My name is Ebony (On social media, I go by beingebony) and I’m 28 years old. I currently work as an Early Childhood Teacher and live in Houston, Texas. I’m originally from St. Louis, Missouri and have been natural since January 2008…
What or Who inspired you to go natural? Did you bc or transition?
Some ex friends of mine (ALL tea and shade) suggested I cut my hair into a short Afro and wear it curly. I had been natural for years but was wearing my natural hair under wigs and weave, so I just chopped it all off.
What are your current hair goals?
Honestly, I’m too fickle to have “hair goals”… I kind of want to grow my hair out, cut it all off, and loc it up all at the same time. I wouldn’t mind coloring it, either.
Top 3 products and prices.
Cantu Leave-In Conditioner $6.00
Trader Joe’s Coconut Oil $7.00
ORS Olive Oil Replenishing Conditioner $10.00
And one to grow on… Cantu Care For Kids Curling Cream $5.00
Is there a product you have used that you would NEVER use again? Why?
My hair and Shea Moisture products DON’T f*@% with each other…My hair absolutely hates them… Whenever I try to use them my hair never, never, never looks good…
Do you have a favorite go to hairstyle?
Currently, I have my the back and sides of my hair shaved and I wear my remaining hair is mostly worn in twist out (pinned up with bobby pins, of course)… It literally gives me life!!!
How do you protect you hair at night?
Don’t hate me… Most times I don’t. I sleep on a silk pillowcase, though… Does that count???
Do you have a name for your hair or If you had to give your hair a name what would it be?
I refer to my hair using feminine pronouns so, probably Traci… She sounds like a cute girl with (sometimes) questionable taste… Cuz sometimes Traci be all f*@%ed up… LOL
If your hair is colored what do you use to do so?
No but I’m up for a challenge… Maybe chartreuse???
Sum up your natural hair journey in three words.
Frustrating, interesting, and the best thing I ever did… Oops, I cheated 😉
Any advice to the natural newbies?
Don’t get caught up on hair typing and texture… Just do what you want!
What is your favorite compliment you have ever been given on your hair?
When it’s ugly tons of people tell me how cute it is… I also get a lot of compliments on my hair accessories… like my flower crowns I make myself…
If you could tell your younger self NOW something about your natural hair THEN what would that be?
STOPwashing you hair everyday and invest in flexie rods… Hell, buy stock!!!