My Selfie Journey: Zakiya Richardson

For the past 10 years Zakiya wore weaves because they made her feel prettier. When she turned 30 she decided it was time for a change, it was time to let go of the Brazilian hair. Now she’s more confident than ever before and loves making her curls pop!

Deena Campbell Aug, 20, 2014

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My hair is…. Natural

I started my hair journey… By transitioning in July 2013. I was just so over weaves and feeling dependent on them.

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The secret to having healthy hair is... retaining moisture and listening to your hair.

My biggest hair challenge is… overcoming dry scalp.

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My current hair regimen includes… pre poo using grapeseed oil, cowashing once a week with As I Am coconut cowash, weekly maintenance using the loc method.

My favorite hair products include… shea moisture coconut and hibiscus shampoo, curl enhancing smoothie, Karen’s Body & Beautiful Leave in conditioner.

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I love my hair because… It’s bold, beautiful and defines me in my natural state.

My hair crush is... Jenell B. Stewart, founder of kinkycurlycoilyme.com.

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# Natural

Tags

# Natural