Hair Story: Tinu Janelle

by Jul 20, 2020Natural Hair Journeys

Hair Story: Tinu Janelle

“The look of healthy hair, seeing other naturals looking gorgeous and wanting my hair to grow.”

Tinu Janelle, Toronto, Canada

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 have always been natural. However, I used to straighten my hair a lot resulting with lots of heat damage. 2019 was when I started seriously.

How did you transition to natural hair?

I deep conditioned a lot and kept my hair moisturised

What protective hairstyles did you use while transitioning to natural?

I didn’t do too many. But I did braids once in a while

What were your go-to products during your transition?

Shea moisture strength and restore
Shea moisture curl enhancing smoothie
Castor oil

What mistakes did you make along the way?

Stressing about my hair too much

How did your family react to your natural hair journey?

They love it. My mom copied me and went natural as well

What’s your current hair regimen?

Deep conditioning once a week. Wear my hair out or loose ponytail

What are your favorite hairstyles?

Ponytail and braids

What advice would you give to naturalistas out there?

Be patient

Where can we find you on the socials?

You can find me on instagram

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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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