Hi my lovely friends, I have wonderful women today on my blog. I would like you to all meet Ayesha aka Healthy Hair Junkie. Ayesha is taking over the ‘HAIR WHAT I’VE GOT TO SAY’ segment.
Introduce yourself, what do you do?
I’m Ayesha aka Healthy Hair Junkie. I’m a healthy hair blogger, with a focus on relaxed hair.
What’s your favourite thing about your work?
My favourite thing about my work is the connecting with so many other inspiring women within the black hair community and also having the opportunity to try lots of different products from some great brands.
Are you natural or relaxed (is that your natural hair colour and texture)
I’ve been relaxing my hair for around 10 years and actively taking care of my hair for 7 years. After a bad experience with some brown hair dye, I haven’t coloured my hair since starting my hair journey.
What are your go to products?
As a hair blogger, I’m lucky enough to be sent products to test, so it’s hard to narrow it down! Some of my favourite brands are Kera Care, Mielle Organics & Root2Tip. I love the Kera Care Overnight Moisturising Treatment, Mielle Organics Mint Babassu Oil mint deep conditioner & Mielle Organics Mint Almond Oil.
What is your all time favourite hairstyle?
My favourite style is definitely a bun. I love how versatile they are and I wear them pretty much daily. High, low, with a doughnut or without or post braid out, a bun keeps my hair away and my ends protected. It’s important to switch up the positioning so there’s not too much strain on the same area, which can cause breakage.
What are your 3 top hair care tips?
My top 3 tips would be to:
1. Keep your hair moisturised
2. Deep condition regularly
3. Don’t be scared to trim to trim your hair- regular trims can prevent big cuts to damaged hair!
Do you have a hair routine?
I’ve been on my healthy hair journey since 2010, so I’ve perfected my routine over time. I try and keep it very simple, which has become a lot easier as I now know what my hair responds well to.
Here is a breakdown of my hair routine:
Every night I moisturise my hair with a water-based moisturiser and seal it with coconut oil. I prep my hair for a low manipulation style the next day such as a braid out or twist out and cover my hair with a satin wrap.
Once a week, I shampoo my hair with a moisturising shampoo and follow this up with a moisturising deep condition. As I try and keep heat to a minimum, I air-dry my hair on wash days and only use heat to blow dry or straighten once a month.
Once a month I clarify my hair using a clarifying shampoo to remove any product build up.
I give my hair a protein treatment once a month and I always follow up a protein treatment with a moisturising deep condition.
I typically stretch my relaxers for 16 weeks at a time; this helps reduce the risk of going over already relaxed hair and reduces the risk of breakage.
Describe yourself in five words?
I would describe myself as:
What helps give you inspiration/motivation?
Something very inspiring to me at the moment is seeing so many positive images of black businesswomen on social media. There are so many women sharing their stories of following their passion and creating a career out of it. It’s a great motivator for other black women and such a great example to set to the next generation.
What are the top three things on your bucket list?
I love to travel so the top three things on my bucket list are:
1. Go to Trinidad Carnival
2. Visit the Great Barrier Reef
3. Zip line in Costa Rica
What made you laugh this week?
My fiancé! He makes me laugh so much; there are always jokes to be had in our household!
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