Featured Naturalista: Benita Andrews
Where are you from?
What’s something we wouldn't know by looking at you?
I owner of a natural hair product boutique by the name of Frize' Boutique www.frizeboutique.com
How long have you been natural? I've been natural since 2009.
Did you do the Big Chop or did you transition to natural hair and When?
I transitioned for a little over as year and then I big chopped in 2011.
Did you have a support system?
Not at all. By the third day I was regretting the big chop big time with no one to cry to!
What is more important to you - Hair Length or Hair Health?
Hair health is more important to me. Having long hair isn't doing you any good if it's not healthy.
What are some of your favorite natural hair products?
I have two staple products and I absolutely love both of them. I sell both products in my boutique. ATON's Natty products (Natty Butter, Natty Mist and Natty Moist) and Coco Curls Moisturizing Créme.
What is your natural hair regimen?
The longest I go without washing my hair is two weeks. I detangle with Natty Moist. I'm not married to a particular shampoo but my conditioner must be a moisturizing one. I usually use more Natty Moist and cover my head for about 30 Minutes before rinsing. My final rinse is a concoction of cold distilled water and ACV. I will then two strand twist my hair using either of my favorite products.
What advice would you give to someone who is considering to go natural or a newly natural sista? Do your research. This is a journey...trial and error. Don't get hung up on those videos on YouTube. Your hair might not look like that the first time out of the gate (or ever)...theirs didn't either. Buy quality products, not just those products "because she uses them".
Where can we find you?
You can find me on Facebook, Twitter and my website at www.frizeboutique.com
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