One of our favorite things about being natural is the versatility our hair has. Not just because of its ability to go from curly to straight but even the different curl patterns we’re able to achieve on our hair. That’s why we love Nyzerie’s Instagram page – she’s continually experimenting!
1. Why did you go natural? How long have you been natural?
I’ve been completely natural for three years and I transitioned for one. I decided to go natural because my hair began to break off in the back and I was also curious about my natural hair texture. My hair has always been so thick so it never really took to the perm.
2. Can you summarize your current hair regimen?
Well, because it’s summer I’ve been wearing my hair in protective styles, shampooing and deep conditioning with my bentonite clay mask every one and a half weeks but still moisturizing regularly between styles. Check out my YouTube channel (Ny McFly) to see my hair routines!
3. What are your staple hair products? Which could you not live without and why?
My staple hair products are my Shea Moisture Curl Smoothie and Soufflé because they keep my hair moisturized and really define my curls. Mixed Chicks Leave In Conditioner keeps my hair light and fluffy. Can’t forget my go to conditioner Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Treatment Masque. My hair wouldn’t survive without any of these products!
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4. We see you wear your hair straight too – how often do you straighten it? Do you use any specific products?
I haven’t worn my hair straightened in three years. Sometimes I do consider it, but I’m afraid of damaging my ends again. I occasionally enjoy wearing wigs.
5. What are your hair goals for 2016?
I’ve recently been trying to get my hair in its healthiest state so I can begin to work towards longer hair. My goal is to have waist length hair.
6. Who is your celeb curl crush?
I don’t really know of any celebrities with my curl texture but Solange is the one person I can depend on to kill a fro every time!
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)?
The moment I felt like “I’ve got this!” was two summers ago when I first visited Los Angeles and I realized I left my flatirons in Baltimore. It was the first time I was forced to deal with my hair and I had no choice but to learn to understand it. The best advice I’ve been told as well as the best advice I can give to someone on their natural hair journey would be to be patient. It sounds so cliche but its the realest advice ever when it comes to natural hair and life so, BE PATIENT with yourself and your hair.