ClassyCurly Profile: Desiree

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Name: Desiree Bray
Social Media Names:  sonshynebray
Hair Type:       3c-4a combination hair
URL:     YouTube Channel


How long have you been natural?:    
I have been natural for 4 years

Why did you go natural?:       
My hair journey started when I graduated college in 2010 I was actually tired of the over processed and non curl my hair was giving me so I YouTubed and did my research on tons of different things for natural hair and found Taren Guy and she helped me learn a hair regimen that worked for me. My hair went from around 10-12 inches to 14-16 inches in months doing lots of deep conditioning and I dyed it blonde still the healthiest and longest it has ever been in my adult years. Deep Conditioning was my best friend lol.

However over time I changed jobs and now I work at a model agency in Los Angeles and for some reason I didn't have time to deep condition as often as I did because of later hours working and honestly I didn't realize how IMPORTANT deep conditioning was until now.

My hair is now back to the length it started at which is around 10-11, unfortunately. However, this time around on my hair journey I am going to be patient and happy with whatever my hair is giving me. This time around I can document it on my YouTube channel " Sonshynebray"

A short regimen you can share:        
- Shampoo (I never use the same shampoo anymore for some reason)
- All the Shea Moisture line conditioners
-Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
-Eco Styler Gel
-Then pick it out with a comb to make it big

What are some of your favorite products?:  
- All the Shea Moisture line conditioners
-Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
-Eco Styler Gel
-coconut oil

What are some of your favorite styles?:       
-big curly hair
-bantu knots

What is your most favorite and least thing about being natural?:   
The struggle lol. The inconsistency of hair growth. The fact that I have to take the time out every week to deep condition or my hair will be dry. These are my least favorite things. The most favorite is the freedom to rock an afro or wear big hair. I love big hair it’s an addiction.

What is one piece of advice that all women should have (pertaining to confidence)?:       
BE PATIENT. Don't allow anyone to make you feel ugly or tacky with your natural hair out because there will be lots of those people who just DONT GET IT. Ignore them and continue on your journey because I PROMISE THE END RESULT IS WELL WORTH THE STRUGGLE.

What natural hair bloggers/vloggers inspire you?:   
Taren Guy

Do you have any advice on going natural?:  

BE PATIENT!!!! Learn to love the hair and don't get mad or sad that it isn't growing fast enough or long enough. When my hair was long and healthy I COMPLAINED ALLLLL THE TIME at how it’s not growing and it’s not the length I wanted. Now I am back to square one and realize my hair was in such good shape length and health wise. So I guess just be patient and grateful during your hair journey.