What’s your name and where do you live
My name is Ashley Patrice and I live in Baltimore, Maryland.
When did you go natural and why?
I went natural because I’ve always envied huge, beautiful afros. After over processing my hair with relaxers and colours and finding a bald spot, I decided that enough was ENOUGH. I haven’t looked back, and although I do slip up from time to time because of my love for colour, my hair is the healthiest it’s been since I was a child.
How would you describe your hair and texture?
My hair is the definition of combination! I have kinks, coils curls and more. The only thing consistent with my hair is that it’s THICK and there is a lot of it.
How do you take care of your hair?
I’m pretty low maintenance; I only do twist outs in my hair, and style it according to that. I co-wash once or twice a week and shampoo when I see necessary. I trim regularly and try to manipulate my hair as little as possible, all while keeping it moisturised and avoiding products with alcohol. I use my own products from my Mahogany Queen hair care line, along with whatever shampoo I can find and Aloe Vera Gel.
What are your words of Inspirations for our readers?
Be you. And if you don’t know who “you” is, explore, create, define and even redefine… You.
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