ClassyCurly Profile: Maya

Name: Maya
Social Media names: Twinheartbeat and Maya Sanders on facebook
Hair type: 3c or

How long have you been natural?  
I have been natural all of my life but recently just started on my healthy hair journey

Why did you go natural? 
I went completely natural because I was tired of the heat. I am a professional cheerleader which required hairstyles for me that used heat. I would get so excited when I washed it because I would see my curl pattern! 

Where or for what company do you cheer for?
The league I cheer for is the Charlotte hounds men's professional lacrosse team 

Are you the only one on your team who is natural?
No I am not! My twin sister is natural as well! We both have been natural our entire life. When we made the team we were very nervous about how our natural hair would hold up because we cheer outside! The first game of the season it poured! And our curls began to pop out! It's not that professional cheerleading doesn't accept natural hair, it's just that it is an image to uphold. But I for one would like to break that stereotype and embrace my natural hair on and off the field!

How has performance influenced your hair styles?
Performing wise I am going fully curly this season. Last season I dabbled in sew ins which was very pretty but weave and rain do not mix! I would look amazing at the beginning of the game but my hair would naturally curl up because I was dancing so hard and sweating. I wore my hair curly on the off season and it was like my hair was saying thank you so much! So I have decided to embrace that this season!

A short regimen you could share:
I wash my hair once a week with a shampoo and just seal with water and a conditioner. It sounds strange but works for me!

What are some of your favorite products? 
Tresemme Naturals and shea butter

What are some of your favorite styles? 
I love big buns! And wearing it all down!

What is your most favorite and least thing about being natural? 
Favorite is the versatility least is detangling.

What is one piece of advice that all women should have?
Be you! Don't let anyone tell you who you are.

What natural hair bloggers inspire you? 
Naturalneiicey taren916 picturemenatural

Do you have any advice on going natural?
Be patient and enjoy the journey!