Natural Rockers You May Not Know But Should: Blue
Hello my name is April Hyman, many people call me “Blue”. Due to the infamous blue hair color I tend to keep. I jus turned 21 this past March. I am from Hampton, Virginia but currently live in Houston, Texas. Here in Houston I am a student studying business management and getting my barber license but am a woman of many trades. I model but being my height doesn’t meet the requirements to model in the high fashion industry I also do a lot of wardrobe styling, designing, and I am currently learning how to produce music.
What or Who inspired you to go natural? Did you bc or transition?
I decided to go natural about 4 years ago after my prom. At that time I was known for randomly chopping my hair off and it growing right back in 7 months. After this one day I did a major cut I decided I wont get relaxers anymore. It was a struggle being at the time being natural wasn’t as popular so I did not know what products to turn to. I would say my curls are a 3c so my hair loves anything with a milky consistency. Again I am a student so I don’t use extravagant products all of them run no more than $7-$12.
My top 3 products is the Cantu Shea Butter Moisturizing Curl Activator ($5.99) it makes my curls come to life with shine and moisture, Elasta Qp Anti-Breakage Oil Moisturizer is oily a bit but is awesome when your hair need moisture and my curl patterns love this product ($6.99), and last but certainly not least Salerm Wheat Germ Conditioning Treatment ($12.99 online). The wheat germ deserves so much praise I have never used a conditioner that does this to my hair. I got tis secret from my Dominican salon in Virginia. Its what they use to achieve the softness when you get a blow out. I use this once a month to revive my hair.
Fave go to hairstyle.
My favorite go to hairstyle is a wash and go or taking colorful jumbo braiding hair and creating a crazy hairstyle when I’m wanting something out of the ordinary.
Have you ever tried hair shadowing? Deep Conditioning Color? Splat washables?
I have only tried the deep conditioning color and splat washables. I use Manic Panic and Adore though to achieve most of my vibrant colors.
The first word to describe my hair journey is Backwards, because ill complain about wanting big full hair but then cut it he next day. Wild and fun are the last two being my hair color and styles are always colorful and funky.
Any advice to the natural newbies?
My advice for the newbies is if your hair hates humidity and you like to wear it straight then rethink going natural. That’s my only issue is my hair only stays straight if I get a blow out done by the Dominican salons.
They all assumed I was an artist being my hair was so nice…boy was I flattered.
If you could only watch one natural hair vlogger on youtube who would it be?
If I could only watch one hair vlogger it’d be tashnaturally/naturallytash.
Finish this sentence:
I Rock My Natural because its the first step of showing our black women we can be beautiful regardless. It saddens me now society praises weaves and cosmetic surgeries our young ladies (ages 13-18) see this and think this is what needs to be done to be beautiful, when its not. We need more natural beauties to influence our society.
Tahjaeblue : my personal page