Naturals To Know: Rachel Stewart
1 How long have you been natural? Did you transition? And if so, how?
A little over 20 years.
No transition. I decided one day I wanted to shave it all off…I had very long hair, but I always wanted a bald head…so I bought some clippers and shaved it…I want trying to be natural at that time..I just wanted that hairstyle.
2 Describe your hair in three words.
Well, I have about 4 textures on my head…I guess you could say my hair is crazy, sexy, cool….
3 What is your hair routine? What products do you use?
I”m a a minimalist when it comes to hair care, my routine is:
Co-washing 3-4 times a week
I never use shampoo
I use my conditioner as a leave in, I don’t see the need to buy a “leave in” conditioner, ITS JUST CONDITIONER..in a smaller bottle..don’t believe the hype!…use your regular or deep conditioner as a leave in.
I detangle once a week with a shower comb, on the other days I lightly finger detangle in the shower, making sure I always have conditioner in my hair anytime I manipulate my hair.
I air dry and keep it moving.
I don’t wear protective styles or sleep in a scarf.
I don’t use butter or oils, I used too but I found that just using my conditioner as a leave in works better than anything I’ve done.
My only products are:
Garnier Fructis 3 minute undo deep conditioner, I use this for co-washing and as a leave in.
I use apple cider vinegar to clarify once a month or as needed..8 oz of water and one tablespoon of vinegar, pour it over hair in the shower and follow with a deep conditioner.
That’s all I use. Less is more and I have found that the more you put in your hair the more you gotta wash out..I like my hair to feel light not weighed down with 4 products a day. I think that many naturals pile on products trying to acheive a texture that they dont have instead of appreciating thier own.
4 Name one thing that you learned about your hair after becoming a natural.
That I dont need 5 products, and better yet I dont need to spend 40$ on ANY hair care product that promises a texture I dont have.
5 Where else can we find you online?
IF you use shampoo….Dilute it or dont use it at all!..your dishes should be squeaky clean..NOT your hair..save the detergent for the kitchen.
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