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Hair Story: Brooke Harris

“I realized I over-processed my hair and it began to break. My Mom, Sister & Nieces were all natural so I decided to go ahead & join them and I love it”

Brooke Harris, US

What’s your hair type(s) (if you know it) or how would you describe your hair?

I have 4C hair

When did you start your natural hair journey?

I started my natural hair journey in 2015.

How did you transition back to natural hair?

I grew it out and cut it!

What protective hairstyles did you use while transitioning to natural?

While transitioning to natural I would wear my hair in wigs and also braids and twists. I really didn’t have a go-to, I liked to change it up.

What were your go-to products during your transition?

My go-to products were great deep conditioners. There is a lot of stress on the hair, so you want to protect it. Moisturized hair equals healthy hair.

What mistakes did you make along the way?

Along the way I made the mistake of getting protective styles that didn’t protect my edges. Once I was fully natural, I then had to grow my edges back.

How did your family react to your natural hair journey?

I actually surprised my family, I was the last one. They were only surprised because I proclaimed I would never go natural. That’s definitely changed!

If you relaxed your hair, did you ever go back to “the creamy crack”?

I have not!

What’s your current hair regimen?

Currently I am protective styling for an entire year. I wear a style 4-8 weeks, take it out & wash & deep condition, then let it breathe for a week.

What’s your morning & night time routine?

In the mornings I spray my hair with a water/conditioner/oil mixture to refresh the hair and the style I am wearing it in. When my hair is out of the protective style, I usually just unwrap it from my scarf or bonnet and go or take out my twists from a twist out and go. At nights I wrap my hair with a scarf and/or bonnet. If my hair is not in a protective style, I usually moisturize and seal my ends.

What are your favorite hair products now?

Right now I really like TGIN, MIELLE Organics, and Shine ‘n Jam.

What are your favorite hairstyles?

My fav hairstyles are a twist-out, a curly mohawk and flexi rod sets.

Do you want to give a shout out to your hairstylist?

I am my hairstylist 🙂

What advice would you give to naturalistas out there?

The advice I would give naturalistas is to love their crown, no matter what type of crown they have! Get creative with it & always keep it moisturized

Where can we find you on the socials?

You can find me on instagram

Anthea Ancalade
Anthea Ancalade

Anthea is the creator and founder of CurleeMe. Her love for natural hair care has led her through this journey. When she’s not running CurleeMe, she’s designing websites or spending time with her family.

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