We met Kristina in July 2022 after we sent out a model call for tight curlies + naturals that lived in Chicago. Being natural for over 9 years, Kristina like many of others had attended Youtube University for many years and picked up hair care practices that weren’t the most beneficial for her hair.
In her consultation with Aishia, she mentioned that she has tried every natural hair trend under the sun including: The Max Hydration Method, The Greenhouse Method, The Cherry Lola Method, clay masks, deep conditioning overnight and even “washing” her hair with only water. It was the equivalent to throwing spaghetti noodles against the wall to see what stuck and unfortunately nothing did.
She was still searching for what she considered a polished look that was similar to what she thought was “3C” or a looser curl pattern.
“I used to be really attached to stretching my hair by doing braid outs, twist outs, etc to get length. However, I’m currently still trying to embrace the short, polished look. In the natural hair community, there’s the “3C” girl that’s the poster child for natural hair and I think I was trying to replicate that.”Kristina H. | Consumer
Why was she doing all these things you may be wondering? Kristina mentioned that she’s tried everything because she was trying to achieve pretty hair that looked polished. She was trying to figure out what was going to make her hair look how she thought it was, while also keeping it healthy and the maintenance easy, so she kept trying things. Before her appointment with Aishia, she had no idea what her hair could truly do. Kristina’s curl type, formally known as the Essential Elements, is high density, fine strands, with a surface texture of silky, smooth and coarse mixed together.
Kristina originally heard about Black Girl Curls through the grapevine via the #30DayHairDetox.
“In the back of my mind, knowing what kind of [mental] state I was in, I thought ‘wash your hair once a week – that’s stupid!’ At the time I think I was only washing my hair once a month or something. Maybe once every two weeks on a good day.”Kristina H. | Consumer
Kristina even recalls telling her family and friends about Black Girl Curls once she got more into it and how she was going to try washing her hair once a week and even they scoffed at the idea, “Once a week?!” But now, Kristina’s hair looks amazing!
Very similarly to Kristina, we know many tight curlies + naturals out there have tried all the things to no avail, but have you tried the #30DayHairDetox? The #30DayHairDetox is simply a mindset shift on how we perceive and treat our natural hair. You can participate in the #30DayHairDetox by subscribing to our consumer education platform, The SeeSomeCurls Visual Library. Learn more by clicking here.
We’re curious to know what have you tried while being natural and have you tried the #30DayHairDetox yet? Let us know in the comments!