Joelle

Location:

Floral Park, NY
Hometown: New York

Member since:

January 30, 2012

Are you a product Junkie?

Not at all. I hate having five thousand mineral oil-based products. I alternate between protein and moisturizing treatments, and use either one or two daily conditioners, depending on how my hair feels that day. I want my hair to remain soft and love when it moves as the wind blows. I'm basic with styling: two-strand twists or a twist out. Because of past relaxers and retexturizers, my hair has been significantly weakened. I keep styling to a bare minimum to in order to protect my hair.

How long have you been natural?

All my life. I relaxed and retexturized my hair for less than two years in total and regret it daily. Areas where my scalp was burned during treatments have damaged follicles. Didn't know that the kinkier one's hair, the more delicate. I am not preachy about being natural, though. I did not make the decision to wear my hair like this because I am vegan or am extremely religious (I'm neither). I like easy, breezy hair as a complement to my more stylized clothes and makeup.

Are you transitioning or thinking about going natural?

I am natural.

Introduction

My name is Joelle. Originally from NY. I am struggling to find a hairdresser that can do twist extensions that look and feel natural. I wore my hair in the protective style for a little over two years, but alas, I moved away from my beloved stylist.


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