Tell us your name and where you are from?
My name is Nadene Thomas and i currently live in Finchley as a Administrator.
How long have you been natural?
I've been natural for 4 years.
Why did you make the decision to go natural?
Relaxing my hair needed a lot of attention if it wasn't treated regularly. Plus i felt that by going natural it would prevent breakage along with using natural products.
What is your hair type/texture?
I would say my hair is type 4B.
Describe your styling regimen over the course of a week.
Massage my scalp every night using my finger tips. I also use my coconut oil and olive oil mix along with Eco styling gel for styling.
Describe a typical wash day.
I may do a pre-poo wash - saturating the hair with conditioner and leaving it in over night/most of the day. Alternatively I would shampoo my hair with Creme of Nature Argan Oil shampoo followed by Creme of Nature Argan Oil conditioner.
What is your favourite go to hairstyle?
Extensions (plaits) or china bumps (aka bantu knots) using my coconut oil mix and Eco styling gel which leaves me with a curly Sue effect the next day.
List your top 5 products
Coconut oil (mix with Shea butter, Jojoba oil), Olive oil, Du Gro Mega growth oil and Olive oil Eco styling gel.
Can you recommend any websites/blogs that are great for providing hair advice, styles and inspirations?
If you could give advice to someone currently transitioning or thinking of transitioning, what would it be?
Make natural oils your best friend. Coconut Oil and Olive oil will revitalise your hair helping it to grow strong and stay soft.