Rockin Naturals You May Not Know But Should: Desiree

image1 (10) Introduction

My name is Desiree, I’m 25 I live around the Sacramento area in California. I’m a hairstylist and I love it!!! I’ve been natural since July 25th 2013 and haven’t looked back.

What or Who inspired you to go natural? Did you bc or transition?

Honestly I’m not too sure on what made me decide to go natural. It may have been my situation at the time that’s made me want to find myself more, and that was my first step into truly finding myself was going natural. In a way I guess I didn’t wanna be apart of what society thinks is a “beautiful” woman by changing my texture to straight anymore. Embracing my natural hair is the most beautiful I’ve ever felt. But actually I did kind of a big chop and a transition if that’s a thing. I was doing a lot of bleaching and coloring prior to going natural, there was a lot of hair that needed to come off but too much for me to sacrifice. I had to compromise with myself lol, half cut and half transition.

What are your current hair goals?

My current hair goals are for it to be really big and really healthy by the end of this year, been trying to take good care of it, just love coloring it so I try go the extra mile to be sure it doesn’t break off.

 Top 3 products and prices.

Shea moisture’s Jamaican black castor oil leave in conditioner around $13, Miss jessie’s jelly soft curls like $15 and Miss Jessie’s pillow soft curls around $24 with tax. I’m pretty sure I could live off of those if something ever happened to my tons of other products. 
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Is there a product you have used that you would NEVER use again? Why? 

Shea moisture’s tahitian noni or whatever it’s called line. Only because it’s like the worst smell ever. I was not stoked about that, I love them though. That just wasn’t a winner for me.
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Do you have a favorite go to hairstyle?

I literally just wear it down probably 90% of the time.

How do you protect you hair at night?

I sleep on a satin pillow case and pineapple it with a loose hair tie every night.
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Do you have a name for your hair or If you had to give your hair a name what would it be?

I actually have never thought about a name for my entire head of hair, I do have 1 deadlock in my bottom left area that’s colored green. His name is Mr. Om.

If your hair is colored what do you use to do so?

What don’t I use lol. I unfortunately do bleach my hair not on the root at all (I don’t recommend anyone doing that themselves, always seek a professional and ask for Olaplex) but being a stylist I’m surrounded by color. I use Joico’s color intensity direct dyes or pravana after pre-lightening. I just like mixing things to see what happens. I love color.

Sum up your natural hair journey in three words.

Great lifestyle change
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Any advice to the natural newbies?

Embrace your beautiful texture and don’t be afraid to start with a big chop if need be. Hair is continuously growing and your hair will benefit in the long run by cutting off the dead weight. Do your research and find what regimen best works for you, find out what type of curl you have and test your porosity to be sure you’re using the right products for it. love your kinks.

What is your favorite compliment you have ever been given on your hair?

It would have to be when people say my hair inspires them to go natural, and then they legit do, like asking me questions about going natural and all the steps in taking care of it. Makes my whole day.

If you could tell your younger self NOW something about your natural hair THEN what would that be?

Stop hating your hair! It’s so beautiful and one day you’ll learn to take great care of it and watch it grow and help other people learn to love their hair. Don’t let society consume you.
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Do you have a favorite YouTube Vlogger?

I watch a lot of channels for natural hair care. All of them give great advice but I haven’t found my favorite yet.

Finish this sentence:
I Rock My Natural because 

It’s the best form of self expression and has changed my life for the better.

Keep Rockin Desiree!!image2 (7)
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  • What can I do to stop damage from bleaching

    • Hi! I would advise to not DIY if you are, always always seek a professional and ask for Olaplex. (if they don’t have it, or don’t know what it is, run) It’s a bond multiplier that basically replaces the bonds and proteins that the bleach is taking out as it lifts, leaving your hair feeling much better after lightening. Also overly take care of it at home. tons of leave in conditioners and little to no protein treatments Hope this helps. Good luck!

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