Hair Diary: Myriam

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About me....Well, My Name is Myriam (every one call me Mymou) I am 21 years old and I am a French speaking person so please forgive my mistakes. I am an engineer student in Paris where I've been living since 8 years now (I am coming from Cameroon, in Africa). Here in France, us young lady have really been inspired by the African American girls going back natural, and the natural community is growing faster and faster. And I am really proud of being a part of it.

When and why did you decide to go natural?
I cut my hair in April 2007 after 8 months of transitioning. Why?? Actually I have never really liked relaxers! I was doing about 2 every year. Then I discovered "Our Hair" a French website which is kind of like our "Motown Girls" and I was like... "OMG I want the same hair as those girls", "I wanna do those hairstyles" etc.... This made me cut my hair.

Were your family and friends supportive? If not, how were you able to move forward?
My family thought I was Crazy, but my sister (who cut my hair) was really supportive (she finally went natural too). My friends too were supportive, but in a different way. They were thinking something like are you experimenting with a new hairstyle again? None of them thought I was going natural for GOOD! But I was the original one, the one with the different hairstyle and they started to like it and asking me for advice for Hair. This made me open my channel on youtube.

Describe your hair routine.
Actually I am trying ayurvedic products and I am trying to incorporate them into my routine. But what I do usually is washing my hair once a week and conditioning. I spray my hair every night before sleeping and I add a little bit of shea butter. Once a month or sometimes more if I feel like my hair need it I deep condition.

Do you have any hair goals? What steps are you taking to achieve them?
I don't have any hair length goals (since I am a scissors addict), but I want to have healthy hair. So I am doing my best to keep it healthy. I am becoming a challenge addict (right now I am into protective styles contest which will last 3 months and I am also doing the MopTopMaven contest for healthy hair in 2011). Being into a challenge is easier for me since when I am tired I get inspiration from the others doing the same challenge.

Describe your fav natural hair style.
Favorite style ever: TWISTS!!! It reminds me of my childhood, my auntie was always doing them for me in Cameroon. I prefer to do them on wet hair with shea butter!! Great twist out afterwards!!

Curly girls have more fun because...they are free in their minds!!

To see more of Myriam visit these links http://www.living-my-blessedlife.blogspot.com and http://www.youtube.com/mymou . She can also be found on twitter @babybratz1703

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  1. Shea butter works better at sealing in moisture than it does at moisturizing. If you use a water based leave-in spray then the shea butter, you should be good to go. Unrefined shea butter is hard, so if you get it add a little oil or aloe vera juice to it and whip it with a mixer to make it creamy.

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  2. thank you!!! when I use shea Butter it is always on wet hair, or creamy and mixed with some oils!! But Thanx for the other tips !!

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