Tembe Denton-Hurst Aug 24, 2017

 

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Everyone has hair, but not everyone has the same relationship with it. For some people, their hair is their pride and joy, and for others it’s just another one of those things. Let’s talk about it.


For this Hairstory, we profiled beauty influencer Tyla Gilmore of @tylauren, a curly girl with an infectious personality.

 

 

Tell us a little bit about your hair? Is it your baby or just a thing on top of your head?


My hair has a mind of its own and does whatever it wants, but I love it and yes I definitely take care of it as if it’s my child because it needs constant TLC!


What’s your go-to product(s)?


My go-to products are Cantu Leave In Conditioner, Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Shea Moisture Raw Shea & Cupuaçu Frizz Defense Hair Masque and Phillip Kingsley Coconut Breeze Elasticizer.

 

What’s your relationship with your hair?


Committed. My hair has come so far with me and has played such a huge role in who I've become in the past few years. I'm confident to be 100% myself because of my hair.


Has it always been your fave or has it been hard to love?


Hard to love for sure. I used to think having pin straight hair was the goal until I realized that wasn't who I really was. I hated the process of straightening my hair so when I finally embraced my natural curls I had more time to focus on me.


What’s your go-to hairstyle?


Wash n’ go!


Hair fear?


Losing my hair.


Who is your hair crush?


Diana Ross


What’s your maintenance routine?


Deep Conditioning Treatments once a week and a scalp mask and scalp massage once a week. Also, protein masks once a month and a Hot Oil Treatment once a month!  



How does your hair impact the way you view yourself? Does it make you feel more confident or beautiful?


My hair makes me feel amazing, confident, strong and just overall proud to be who I am.



Tell me about a time you did something to your hair you regret.


When I was 10 I never took care of my hair. I would toss it in a messy bun and leave it for the whole week. One day my knots got so bad I chopped a huge piece of hair out and just thought it would grow back fast and wasn't too worried. Then, the holidays came around. Every holiday my mom straightened my hair and when Easter rolled around she went to straighten my hair and saw the big uneven spot and cut my hair up to my chin — let's just say I looked like a broccoli and cried for a month straight. Combed my hair everyday since then.


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