Beauty of the Week: Nadia

beauty of the week nadia

Nadia, aka Kente Kinks, has some of the most versatile hair styles we’ve ever seen on Instagram! Her gorgeous thick kinky hair has been braided, shaved, twisted, fluffed and picked to perfection. See some of her amazing photos below on and Instagram. But believe it or not, Nadia didn’t always have the most amazing experiences with her hair…

1. Why did you go natural? How long have you been natural?

I decided to “go natural”, or for the deep folk “return”, because honestly my hair wasn’t growing. It was thinning and products people would use on their relaxed hair (the staples, like the Pink Oil, jam, blue magic etc.) just wasn’t working for my relaxed hair.

2. Can you summarize your current hair regimen?

Currently, I’m on a very low manipulation routine. I’m just focus on moisturizing my hair. Oddly enough I recently found out what moisturizing means. I’ve always had the wrong perception that the hair was to be wet the whole time lol. Aside from that I shampo once a month and condition my hair twice a month.

3. What are your staple hair products? Which could you not live without and why?!

Shea Radiance’s Moisture Rich Hair Butter and olive oil.

4. What hairstyle are you loving right now?

A braid twist-out! I part my hair into 6-8 sections, then I braid my hair at the root and a quarter left of the hair I twist out. That definition has been my signature for a while now.

5. What are your hair goals for 2016?

I don’t want to be cliche and say I don’t have one. I’m always changing my hair (I’m thinking of even growing the sides out who knows). So I’ll have to say maintaining the health of my hair is my goal and concern overall.

6. Who is your celeb curl crush?

I’ve been trying for years to have a hair celeb to compare mine too and I finally found @Timasamad. She doesn’t know it but she’s my hair god muva.

7. For many naturals it’s a journey to fully understand their hair. It’s a process of trial and error. What was your “Curls Understood” moment (the moment you felt like, “I’ve got this!” or any essential advice you wish you had known at the beginning of your hair journey)?

Wow, this is a great question. I’ve been natural for 5 years and I’m still getting to know this part of my body. When you have super kinky hair like mine, you will have those emotional breakdowns. I encourage naturals to give their hair a name. Yes, a name. It just makes the journey more personal. I’ve been on the edge of frustration with my hair, but knowing what makes Kush (my hair) happy in turn, makes me happy. I sound crazy don’t I! *sigh*

See more of Nadia//Kente Kinks…
YouTube: Nadia Akua // Kente Kinks
Instagram: @kentekinks
Twitter: @kentekinks

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