Everything changed for Kiara Butler when she accepted a dare to cut off her hair.
Meet Kiara Butler
My hair is… Natural!
I started my hair journey… in October 2011. I guess you can call me spontaneous! I accepted a dare to cut off my hair and an hour later I was in the chair at Super Cuts.
My current hair regimen includes…
· Shampooing every two months
· Deep conditioning every two months
· Applying a leave in conditioner twice a week
· Applying water at least 3 times a week
· Hair Grease daily
My favorite hair products include…
· Carol’s Daughter Sacred Tiare Collection
· Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Collection
· Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Collection
· Taliah Waajid The Great Detangler
· Ultra Sheen Hair Grease
The secret to having healthy hair is… to listen to YOUR hair. Everyone’s hair is different and will respond differently to products. You have to find what works best for you through experimenting.
My biggest hair challenge is… Worrying about if my hair is professional enough for a job interview. I constantly battle with deciding if it's too “big” and if people will accept me for me and not my hair. Having natural hair comes with the labels of being poetic, playing the guitar, lighting incense, and being a vegetarian. These are not bad things, but it is challenging to not be placed in a box or labeled because I chose to wear it in it’s natural state.
I love my hair because… we grow together. It’s really true that when a woman cuts her hair, she will change her life. I have learned so much about myself just by cutting my hair. I learned to address my insecurities head on without having hair to hide behind. My hair is vivacious! She has a mind of her own and we both demand attention!
My hair crush is… Jessica Lewis aka MahoganyCurls. She has a beautiful personality and spirit!
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