Tell us your name and where you are from?
My name is Noémie Dufay, I’m 20 and I live in France. Both my parents are from the Caribbean. I’ve been natural for over a year now and it's been an awesome journey!
How long have you been natural?
I’ve been natural for one year and 2 months exactly!
Why did you make the decision to go natural?
I decided to go natural when I realised that I didn’t like the actual look of my relaxed hair. What actually made me relax in it in the first place was the convenience. I thought it would be easier to take care of my hair when relaxed (it happened to be the exact opposite lol). So I started checking out blogs and I fell in love with a couple naturalist's and I big chopped in April 2013. It’s the best decision I’ve taken so far.
What is your hair type/texture?
I’m not sure what my hair type is. It seems to have difference textures; I would say either 4b or 4c.
Describe your styling regimen over the course of a week.
For my frohawk, I simply apply some leave-in conditioner and gel to my hair. I then wet it a little, use a brush and then put a hair band on. I also use bobby pins to fix it and then I’m done. For my wash and go’s, I just put my favourite leave-in conditioner on damp hair and then I’m good to go.
Describe a typical wash day
I usually do wash and go's. I also deep condition my hair once a week, using my favourite deep-conditioner Hair Mayonnaise by DOP. I like to add some olive oil and then I leave it for about an hour. Then I co-wash it, as I don’t use shampoo very often because I’ve realised that it dries out my hair. I co-wash every 2 days.
What is your favourite go to hairstyle?
I love doing wash and go's. It’s so easy to do and it looks cute! I also like frohawk's and putting my hair in a puff as well.
List your top 5 products
- Palmers Conditioner (olive oil)
- Palmers Olive Oil
- DOP Mayonnaise Deep Conditionner
- Garnier’s Leave-In
- Olive Oil Anti Frizz
Can you recommend any websites/blogs that are great for providing hair advice, styles and inspirations?
I would recommend Alyssa Forever, she has a channel on YouTube and her tutorials are very nice! Also, I would recommend Beautiful Naturelle, she is French but I think some of her videos are translated in English! ;-)
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