ClassyCurly Profile: Hollin

Hey Curlies,

Check out the latest ClassyCurly profile featuring Ms. Hollin.

Name: Hollin B
Social Media Names:  @coco_butter4
Hair Type:   3B

How long have you been natural?:    
The last time I got a perm was April 15, 2010 and my perm was totally gone probably on my 20th birthday(June 2011).

Why did you go natural?:       
I went natural for many reasons. One being after watching the documentary Good Hair. The movie really broke down how relaxers are not healthy for you as well as the cultural side of it. It was an eye opening experience and if you are thinking about going natural I would watch this movie first! I also wanted to see myself for whom I was while trying something that others were afraid to at the time.

A short regimen you can share:        
I condition my hair 5-8 days a week and leave it in for about 20 minutes with a plastic bag while under the dryer to retain moisture.

I wash my hair about once a month to give it a good clean. By doing a shampoo once a month it limits the about of moisture lost especially in the winter time!

What are some of your favorite products?:  
It takes a lot for me to like a product so I only stick to a few.

 I'm open to trying new things when I want to spend money but often times products that we venture off and try are similar to products that we already have in house.

What are some of your favorite styles?:       
Twist out's are my favorite. I style from beginning until it is time to wash my hair again. I usually twist out and then do a style with the twist. Wear it curly for about three days and then begin new styles. The less curls it has then I do more up do's like buns, french rolls, and headband twists.

 I am not a big fan of braid out's because I can't ever do them right and they have a hard time blending after I take them down.

What is your most favorite and least thing about being natural?:   
Pros: My hair is completely healthy, I can do pretty much any style I want, I get to play around with products, no more beauty shop! lol, if I don't like a style all I need to is wash it and I can start all over.

Cons: A bad hair day is a BAD HAIR DAY, you have to constantly spend money because you go through more products, finding products that work for your hair, straightening my hair takes a very long time!

What is one piece of advice that all women should have(pertaining to confidence)?:         
Confidence is something that you grow into. There are various levels to it but when you get to the point where you are proud of yourself no matter what then you have reached maximum confidence.

 It is definitely hard not to compare yourself to other people but realize 1.everyone does it 2. It won't make you feel better 3. There is no one that can be you therefore you'll always be a superstar.

What natural hair bloggers/vloggers inspire you?:  
I don't have one per say because I like to see what everyone's style is and it makes me want to be more creative in my hair style but also fashion and diet lifestyles as well!

Do you have any advice on going natural?:  
Be PATIENT! You won't grow hair overnight. Natural hair is something that is beautiful and takes time to be done correctly. Natural is how we were born so know this is God's image of you therefore appreciate it.

Use this as a networking skill. Going natural will definitely get people talking asking you questions about how you maintain and even to different social events!