How beautiful is this lovely lady?! Meet Kash, this week's Captured Curls curly girl. Check out her natural hair story below. I think you all will love it!
Please introduce yourself?Hi! I'm Kasheera LaTash, I go by the name KashTV on youtube. I was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa. I am a blogger/vlogger and I also have an online store where I create and sell hand painted jewelry and handmade hair accessories.
What is your current hair regimen?
My current go to style is the wash and go. I've been natural for 4 years and over those 4 years twist outs have been my go to style up until now. I am doing a wash and go challenge where I will be learning how to care for my hair in a wash and go state for a long period of time without having crazy tangles. I've found that the regimen I followed with my twists had to change when I began wearing wash and gos more. Currently I wash my hair once a week. I shampoo with the JessiCurl cleansing cream and condition with JessiCurls Too Shea conditioner. I also use the Too Shea conditioner as a leave-in. For styling my wash and go I am currently using the Jane Carter Curl defining cream, after washing I rake the product through wet hair, I finger detangle and define my curls at the same time. I sleep with a satin scarf. In the morning after removing the scarf I'll refresh my hair with the JessiCurl Awe Inspiraling curl refresher, and style from there.
When you travel how do you care for your hair?If I have to travel I will usually style my hair beforehand to avoid having to do it away from home. I'll still wrap the style though at night.
How would you describe your hair type? My hair grows up and outward, it doesn't really lay flat naturally.
I have little spirals that range in size, the smallest being the size of a crochet needle and the biggest probably around the size of a regular sized drinking straw which is a little smaller than a pencil.
What type of products work best for your curls?
Currently the Jane Carter Curl defining cream works great for my wash and go's. It leaves my hair soft, moisturized and most importantly without flakes. I used to use the eco styling gel because it gives the best definition I've ever seen but it leaves my hair super flaky. My hair loves products that provides great slip as my hair shrinks up tremendously and tangles easily as well. I prefer curling creams over gel nowadays.
When did you decide to go natural or have you been a curly girl all your life?
I decided to go natural back in March of 2009. I couldn't afford perms anymore and I came across a forum discussing black women and relaxers and for the 1st time I questioned why I continued to relax my hair. It was something I had always known from a very young age and I had never really thought about my natural hair before. So I did some searching on going natural and came across all the naturalists on Youtube, their journeys inspired me to go natural.
Did you big chop or transition? (If you transitioned, for how long?)
I transitioned for about 18 months. Dealing with the two textures was a lot of work. After I cut off my straight ends I wondered why I waited so long!
Did you ever struggle with curly girl insecurities? If so, what helped you adjust to your naturally curly hair over the years?I didn't have any insecurities right after I went natural I received so many compliments and positive feedback. Over the years though I always wanted to have the perfect style, perfect twist outs, perfectly defined coils but my hair does it own thing. I've realized that less manipulation is better for me personally. Especially now that I'm doing wash and go's and wearing my wash and go's for about a week. Its actually really easy to manage.
How did your friends and family react to you going natural?
Well when I first told my family that I was going natural they weren't too excited. my grandmom said "So you're just going to walk around with nappy hair?" My sisters thought I was crazy. lol
What makes you love your kinks, curls and coils?I love that I can style it in so many different ways! At my old job my co workers were so confused as to why my hair always looked so different. lol I love that I have a head of healthy hair and that I can care for it myself and not have to run to the salon every time I have a bad hair day.
Where can we find you on the web?
I have a blog at www.wildsunshinebliss.com
My hand painted accessories store @ www.wildblissshop.com
Youtube @ http://www.youtube.com/
Twitter @ ItsKashTV