Posted September 17th, 2017
We had the opportunity to meet Sheerdee at the Frofiesta that took place in Durban and was amazed by the philosophy she follows of wholesome living. Her approach to taking care not only of our hair, but also of our body and mind struck a connection for us.
We asked her to share some of her views and this is what she had to say:
What is your daily/weekly hair routine?
Since my hair is still short and difficult to maintain on a daily basis, I'm in protective style most of the time(I'm a lazy natural). I typically have thick cornrows in for two weeks, then give my hair a break and thereafter plait for the next two weeks. This means i typically wash my hair after two weeks. I always start by doing a hot oil treatment as a pre-poo then wash with a sulphate free shampoo.( I use "normal" shampoo once a month to remove build up). I then do a deep-conditioning treatment. Once I have rinsed my conditioner out, I lightly moisturize using a leave-in conditioner and seal with an oil or cream.
When my hair is out for a week, I moisturize and seal every other night and I make sure I section my hair and twist it. Don't forget I am a lazy natural so some nights these twists don't happen. Lastly, I have been lucky to have a hair dresser that loves working with natural hair, so from time to time I go to the salon for a lovely pampering treatment
What would you recommend our readers do in preparation for summer?
First and foremost, its important to drink lots of water. It's no joke, water helps hydrate our hair from within and aids in its growth. Summer is also a great time to take a break from the protective styles and just give our hair the extra attention and love it needs
Please share your travel hair maintenance tips with our travel bug bitten naturalistas.
I was actually looking back at some pictures and I'm always in box braids when I travel. My first tip would be to travel in a protective style, especially if you know you will be swimming while on the trip. Secondly, always carry a clarifying shampoo and conditioner, you'll have to wash your hair after you swim. Thirdly, travel with an oil you can apply before you swim or lay on the beach. Lastly, wet your hair in the shower before yo swim reason being that hair will soak up less of the pool or sea water.
What is your quick go to style whilst on the road?
It has to be flat twists and a wig.
Any other advise you'd like to share with our naturalistas?
Just have fun with your hair, celebrate the milestones such as a successful wash day. Most importantly, just be patient with your hair. Natural hair can be fussy and may seem like its taking long to grow which can be frustrating. Being patient will help you see better results with your hair. Try not to focus too much on length, rather focus on the health of your hair, the length will come naturally.
Thank you Sheerdee for guiding us along this hair journey.
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