Natural Rockers You May Not Know But Should: Annisa
I am Annisa LiMara (pronounced Ahn-nee-sah La-Mar-rah) Mitchell and I’m 27
of age. I was born and raised in Jackson, MS and now live in Maryland. I currently
work for a spa and salon as well as a YouTube Content Creator and beauty and art
What or Who inspired you to go natural? Did you bc or transition?
I began my journey because of major hair breakage and thinning from too many
relaxers and frequent permanent colors from my senior year in high school. I originally
got relaxers only 2 or 3 times a year when I was 13 until I moved to Maryland at the
age of 16 where I discovered I could do my own relaxer and hair color…major mistake!
Looking back I had no idea it was “going natural”, I just stopped getting relaxers
and to cut off the ends as it grew out…simple as that. I decided to big chop in 2012
due to heat damage, however, it was an accidental big chop that at the time I was
devastated….now it’s the best thing that could have ever happened to my hair!
Top three products and prices.
Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Refresher Spray – $11
A’LiMara Peppermint Hair Butter $10-$20
Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancer $24
Fave go to hairstyle.
I absolutely love a good wash & go! If all else fails, it is ALWAYS my go to!
If you had to give your hair a name what would it be?
Simba (my nickname in high school lol)
Have you ever tried hair shadowing? Deep Conditioning Color? Splat
I have! I’ve used Aveda coloring conditioner in Clove (for dark brown hair) a few years
ago and will doing a video soon using Camomille (for blonde hair). I’ve recently used
Garnier Color Styler in Pop Pink and just purchased it in blue so I can’t wait to try it! I
also realized that I have a bunch of pastel crayons that I’m definitely going to use for
hair shadowing really soon! This is my season for coloring and experimentation with
If you hair is colored what do you use to do so?
I normally use box coloring for permanent hair color (i.e. Shea Moisture or Dark &
Lovely) when I do it myself. I’ve recently had my hair professionally colored at a Aveda
Salon using their own specialty color.
Sum up your natural hair journey in three words.
Unpredictable. Exciting. Liberating.
Any advice to the natural newbies?
Don’t take your hair too seriously! Have fun and don’t let anyone create barriers or
put you in a box because you now have natural hair. Embrace it, love it, discover what it
has to offer and if all else fails, use common sense!
What was favorite compliment someone has ever given you on your hair?
That I was their hair twin! I know how hard it is to find someone on YouTube or social
media with similar hair so it can be difficult finding tips for your specific hair pattern,
texture, etc. The fact that I can help them because our hair is similar is so awesome!
If you could only watch one natural hair vlogger on youtube who would it be?
Oh my! This is a hard one! If I HAD to choose just one it would be Shameless Maya!
Her channel is so versatile and she talks about everything! I especially love the fact that
she does tech Tuesdays and give tips on lighting, photography, etc. which I struggle
Finish this sentence:
I Rock My Natural because
it is uniquely beautiful to who I am!
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