We have a little one on our hands and her name is Ms. Bree!
Name: Elena Cunningham
Social Media Names: Caramel Curlz & Swirls
Hair Type: 3c/4a
How long have you been natural?:
Ms Bree has been natural all her life. She is 4 1/2 years old now.
A short regimen you can share:
I wash her hair with sulfate free shampoo at least once a month; I co-wash her hair (with or without style) when necessary; I deep conditioned her hair once a month and I keep her hair in protective styles most of the time.
What are some of your favorite products?:
Our staple products are from the Bee Mine Natural & Organic Line: Luscious Moisturizer; Curly Butter, Bee Loved Scalp & Hair Moisturizer as well as the Deep Conditioner. Creme of Nature Argan Oil Moisturizing Shampoo is the best one I have found for her.
What are some of your favorite styles?:
Ms Bree prefers her hair lose and big; but enjoys it when her hair is in cornrows or box braids because of the easy everyday maintenance. After all she is only four years old and the only thing she wants to do is play!
What is your most favorite and least thing about being natural?:
I can say that the only thing she does not enjoy is the time it takes to wash her hair. Especially when the washing sessions include the "pre-poo step" and/or "deep conditioning" step.
What is one piece of advice that all women should have(pertaining to confidence)?:
Never think you are less valuable because you don't look like what society qualifies as beautiful (skinny, long straight hair..bla bla); Everybody is beautiful in their own unique way. So love yourself from head to toes, always walk with confidence and absolutely no one will be able to bring you down.
What natural hair bloggers/vloggers inspire you?:
The blogger who inspired me almost a year and a half ago and who has continue to support me is Kandy from KandyLandKurls. But I get inspired by every blogger who are proud to be natural and are constantly rocking their curls. Bloggers who are now teaching their little ones that their natural hair is beautiful.
Do you have any advice on going natural?:
Caring for natural hair is time consuming and sometimes frustrating; your hair will not always be your best friend and sometimes it will need to be put on time out!! Don't get discouraged, you will learn as you go and once you find the technique and product that works for your hair, you will be more than happy that you didn't quit. But nothing good in this life is easy or fast right? As a parent of a curly cutie, I spent a lot of time with my daughter teaching her how to love herself with big hair and all. Hair day, it's our mother/daughter time together and our bond is stronger because of that.