My name is Natasha but I am better known as Naturallytash aka the Queen of Hair Shadowing. I am originally from Staten Island, NYC but I now reside in Houston Texas.
What motivated you to go natural?
What do you love most about your hair?
What I love the most about my hair is its ability to be both untamable and neat at the same time lol I love my hair cause it’s an extension of myself that speaks without a single word.
What has been the most memorable part of the journey?
Two of the most memorable parts of my journey is 1: when I started to long for color in my hair so I tried hair chalk. At first I liked it but I soon tired of it rubbing off on everything humanly possible. Then I started experimenting with powdered eye shadow in my hair, which grew to cream eye shadow and the term hair shadowing being used. I couldn’t believe how many women I inspired to try hair shadowing and it still humbles me to no end. I still continue to come up with new hair shadowing blends and I gave recently gotten into using temporary hair color with conditioner to both deep condition and color your hair 2. Is when I started my Facebook page I ROCK my natural to motivate young girls and women to be proud of who they are. When I created the page I did so cause I didn’t feel like there was enough natural hair pages on FB that showed every type of natural hair. I never expected to gain the following or response that I did and now it’s known if around the world!
What is your hair regimen?
I wash my hair every Sunday. I use organix argan oil shampoo and mane and tail conditioner. Every time I wash my hair I heat my conditioner up and let it sit at least 10 minutes. 2 hours if I’m deep conditioning. I mainly wear wash and gos so after that I use cantu Shea butter leave in condition straight out the fridge. I then cocktail cantu curl activator and cantu coconut milk spay in sections and diffuse on low cool. To refresh my curls throughout the week I may use my water and coconut oil mix to spritz my curls and follow that with the cantu hair lotion. Other must haves: cantu coconut curling cream( great for twist outs and Bantu knots) tea tree oil, raw coconut oil, mane and tail shampoo, curls unleashed curl defining cream.
I always get asked what are my favorite hair shadowing products and how long do they last so here is a brief list:
1. Maybelline powder eye shadow: 1-2 days
2. Maybelline color tattoo cream eye shadow: up to 1 week
3. Maybelline dreamy bouncy blush: up to 1 week
4. Nyx eyeshadow(Vivids): 1-2 days
5. Mac cream eye shadow: up to 1 week