Natural Spotlight: Moniek

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Meet Moniek (pronounced "Monique"), a newly natural sistash rocking her TWA proudly. Here's her story:

1. Introduce yourself to us (are you: loc'ed, newly natural, natural-n-pressed, etc.)
My name is Moniek and I am newly natural. I have been natural for 6 months.

2. Welcome to Natural-ness! You recently big chopped; how do you feel? 
After my chop I was nervous but once it was done, I had no choice [but to embrace it] lol.

3. How did people react to the changes you made to your hair? 
The first reactions were pretty good. Most of my friends and family were very supportive. My male friends didn’t quite understand the whole thing though. My little brother and step father hate it, lol.

4. Since it's still early for you, establishing a regimen is trial and error right now. What's your current hair regimen? 
I went through the phase of buying every product I saw or that someone recommended and none of them worked.  Currently I shampoo with Karen’s Body  Beautiful shampoo. Then, I condition with Kinky-Curly Knot Today Leave-In and rinse it out. Next, I use Hairveda hydration moisturizer mixed with EVOO or vitamin E oil. Finally, I use Jane Carter Curl Defining Cream to do finger coils.

5. I remember how challenging the first 3 months were for me when it came to styling. What's your staple hairstyle? 
Right now I have a my hair is naturally curly so I just make sure my curls hold for about 4 days or so.

6. What's your favorite hair accessory? 
Hair pins..LOL I do love head bands but I always need hair pins.

7. Moisture, moisture, moisture. How have you succeeded in retaining moisture? 
It’s a work in progress.

8. With the internet and YouTube full of natural hair resources, where do you obtain tips and tricks about how to manage natural hair? 
YouTube was awesome for me. It had great tips on styling short natural hair. It made me see how many people are actually natural and have the same issues as I do.

9. Is there a blog or website we can follow you at?
I'm on twitter (@msrich09)


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