Chris-Tia's hair regimen: I usually wash and deep condition my hair once a week. I also try to spritz it with water every couple of days, because natural hair loves moisture. I try to keep heat to a minimum to avoid messing up my curl pattern, so I usually only get my hair flat ironed/pressed about 4x a year. In terms of color, I just got highlights for the first time and it really helps to make my curls pop. At this juncture, I will only be getting my hair highlighted once in the year (around May just in time for summer).
Chris-Tia's favorite hair products: I love Mizani’s Moisturfuse® Moisturizing Conditioner and I recently started using Elucence Moisture Benefits Shampoo and Moisture Balancing Conditioner. Both products are gentle and keep my hair extra moisturized. When I have the time, I also like to make my own hair products. Some of my favorite recipes can be found in my book in the chapter titled, In the Kitchen.
Chris-Tia's on shopping for hair products and salons: I’m like a gyspy when it comes to getting my hair done. I go to one place for color (Tyme Hair Gallery, Chicago, IL), one place for trims/straightening (Anthony at Variations, Chicago, IL), one girl for kinky twists, and I have a girl (Tatiana) comes over to my house and does my rods. Tatiana usually does my hair on a weekly basis, so she’s extremely familiar with it and can spot whether something crazy is going on (e.g. breakage, stress, etc.).
Favorite hair style: I love a flexi rod set, because its wild and neat at the same time. I also used to be really big on the braid out, but it seems to require a lot more maintenance to keep it looking good.
Chris-Tia's links: All of my upcoming events are posted on my website at www.thankgodimnatural.com. You can also purchase an autographed copy of the book there and order fitted t-shirts and totes online. Thank God I'm Natural: The Ultimate Guide to Caring for and Maintaining Natural Hair can also be purchased on Amazon.com by clicking here.