Curly Girl Convo: Angelique


Angie is an ex-colleague who I still keep in touch with. She blogs over at Chippednailpolish1983, do check out her blog on how she’s a “part time single parent” (her husband works away every alternate month) and everything else.Angelique 20160615_104617   How long have you been wearing your hair in its natural state?

3 years

When did you decide to do this?

I have really fine hair and hated the fact that relaxer made it even more limp and thin.

Did you do the big chop of transition?

I transitioned  for about 2 and a half years…trimming my relaxed ends regularly and eventually decided to do the BC in December 2015.

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How did your friends/family/partner react to your decision?

Hair is really not an issue in my family and I change hairstyles often so they are not surprised by it at all. I really don’t care about what friends say because they are not supposed to love me for my hair .

What is your current hair regime?

I co-wash once a week and mostly experimenting wash and go methods. I do plan to braid my hair soon.

Any favorite products that you use? (where can we find it?)

I don’t have a favorite yet but I do love Coconut and Olive oil.

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What is your biggest challenge?

No salons that know how to work with natural hair…even the ones that claim to be “natural stylists”. It’s tough because sometimes a natural girl would also love to have her hair taken care of by another person. Also, I hate the long washing regimes that some people do…and I try and make it as quick and easy as possible.

What do you love most about your hair?

I love the little curls and I love the versatility of being to rock a killer afro or straight hair…depending on my mood.

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Do you have a natural hair icon? Local or international?

I have always loved Lauren Hill and Erykah Badu. Locally I must say Pearl Thusi and lira…and even more locally Juwayra Januarie.

Where can we find you online?

Instagram: chippednailpolish1983

Twitter: @LiquaClaasen

Do check out her pages for inspiration.

Till later.

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