24 March, 2012

Conversations With Fine Natural Hair Ladies: Michelle

Fabulous Michelle
Hello! And before I begin answering your questions I just want to say thank you for being a voice for fine haired naturals...AWESOME!

Your name and a little about yourself:
My name is Michelle but everyone calls me Mickee :) I have been natural (and loving it) for just over a year. I am a 23 year old health professional.
Why did you go natural?
I went natural on a whim. (No, seriously) I was watching a random YouTube video and the woman's husband had asked her to go natural and she did. She was a yearnatural and her hair was just gorgeous. That started a chain reaction of events which led to me transitioning. I originally planned to transition for a year but after 9 weeks I was done. I randomly decided to BC on 1/11/11. It was the best hair decision I’ve ever made.
How would you describe your hair in terms of density, strand thickness & porosity?
My hair is low/medium density, fine strands and normal/high porosity (the front of my hair is color treated). 


Please share a few of the general challenges you’ve contented with so far with your natural hair care routine?
My biggest battles have been balancing manipulation with protective styling. I like to look good so finding styles that will protect my strands without manipulating them while still being cute is a challenge for me. 
 What has been your challenges/rewards regarding styling and length retention?
As far as length retention I have had a few trimming issues here and there. My ends could be better but that has nothing to do with my fine strands and more to do with my chameleon-like ways and propensity to color my tresses :) Styling is not an issue for me because I do what works...I won’t ever have extra thick natural hair but I love what I DO have.

Do you have a fixed regimen? If so, what is it? If not, why not?
Yes, Sunday is Babs' day (yes, my hair has a name, Babs) On Sunday's we wash, DC, detangleand style for the week. I'm not a PJ. I stick to the products that work. I cowashor rinse on Wednesday theN restyle. I M&S (moisturize and seal) every day and that’s it, nothing special.
What are your thoughts on WNGs vs protective styling?
I personally like stretched up do's and twistout/braidout styles..WNG'swere good a few months back but at my current length I look like a poodle with a mullet lol
What is/are your long term goals regarding your hair care?
I'd like to remain natural and grow my hair out to a HEALTHY mid back length (MBL)
With regards to styling & length retention, what’s more important: “following the rules”, psychological satisfaction or “other”?
How I look for sure! Why have hair you can’t show off, play with and enjoy?
Despite all the challenges, what makes being natural worth it?
My hair is so fun; I’m literally the only natural I know, so I enjoy enlightening others.
Please share one styling/hair care tip that has been invaluable to you and ask the community to share special tips they’ve got
Deep conditioning on a regular basis has been my hair’s saving grace. I like to DC on dry hair with a plastic cap for a couple hours. It leaves hair shiny and soft and very easy to detangle (even though detangling is a breeze with my fine hair) What tips do you all have?



Thanks Mickee for being the first to submit a post. And what wonderful mastery you have over your hair. Any tips for Michelle? Anyone else wants to featured? Please find the instructions here.

6 comments:

  1. Your hair is lovely!

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  2. PLEASE does she have a blog? Its hard locating blogs of women with fine hair. You promised to respond to each and every comment, but so far no answer.

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  3. I'm sorry, I've been so busy with school hence the late response. I don't think she has a blog but I will double check for you.

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  4. Nice post! This is a very nice that I will definitively come back to more times this year! Thanks for informative post.curlish.co.uk Thanks

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