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Hair Story: Imani Heard

“I experimented a lot with color and heat which damaged my natural curls. I wanted healthy hair again so I decided to big chop and start over!”

Imani Heard, Dallas TX

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

I have 3c and 4a hair types.

When did you start your natural hair journey?

I’ve actually been natural my whole life but I did a big chop in November 2019!

How did you transition to natural hair?

I did a big chop

What were your go-to products during your transition?

During my TWA phase I’ve been in love with Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils products. I love the No Shrink and the Fix My Hair products.

What mistakes did you make along the way?

If I could do it all over again I would’ve stayed away from bleach and heat.

How did your family react to your natural hair journey?

My mom was shocked I cut all of my hair off but she loves it now!

What’s your current hair regimen?

I try to wash and deep condition my hair once a week. To style, I use a leave in conditioner, moisturizer and the No Shrink flaxseed gel.

What are your favorite hair products now?

Aunt Jackie’s No Shrink
Cantu Natural Hair Moisturizing Curl Activator Cream
African Pride Olive Miracle Moisturizer Lotion

What are your favorite hairstyles?

I’m a wash and go girl. Even when I had a lot of hair, I stuck with wash and gos.

What advice would you give to naturalistas out there?

Make sure you keep your hair moisturized and conditioned and be cautious with color and heat

Where can we find you on the socials?

You can find me on instagram @armanicode

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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