Natural Hair Profile: Kadian from Jamaica

Name: Kadian Brown

Occupation: Teacher

From: Montego Bay, Jamaica

Natural Since: January 2013

Coloured Short Natural HairKiK:  When and why did you go natural?

Kadian: I have being natural since January 2013. I went natural because I have eczema which caused severe burning when I got my hair relaxed and also because of my fitness journey. I work out four days per week and my TWA just blends well with working out. 

Kadian Short Natural Hair
Kadian looking ladylike and feminine in short natural hair

KiK:  How did you go from relaxed to natural?

Kadian:  I did a big chop.

KiK:  What is your current hair regimen? 

Kadian: I co-wash every other day with Pantene co-wash cleansing conditioner or Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat invigorating conditioner, towel dry ,add Jamaica Black Castro Oil , Giovanni Direct Leave-in, style with Kera Care Twist and Define Cream or Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie or Eco Styling Gel (olive oil).

I deep condition my hair weekly with Shea Moisture restorative Conditioner, Shea moisture Balancing conditioner ,olive oil and sometimes coconut oil. 

Kadian's Short Natural HairKiK:  What are your favourite products that you use?

Kadian: Giovanni Leave-in Conditioner, Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothing ,Jamaican Black Castro Oil and Shea Moisture Restorative conditioner

Kadian's  Hair Texture
Kadian’s Hair Texture

KiK:  What is your favourite hairstyle and how do you achieve and maintain it?

Kadian: Was and go. Start with co-washed hair apply oils, leave in and style with Kera Care twist and Define cream or Shea Moisture curl enhancing smoothie or eco styling gel (olive oil)

Tapered TWA
Tapered TWA Hairstyle

KiK: Have you ever coloured your hair? If yes, how did affect your hair and what advice do you have for others who want to colour their natural hair?

Kadian: Yes i love colouring my hair. It did not affect my hair. Deep condition weekly with protein treatment

Kadian's Coloured TWA
Kadian’s Coloured TWA

KiK: What advice do you have for others who are newly natural or struggling to stay natural?

Kadian: Be positive, be the first to love yourself. You’re going to have good and bad hair days but that life.

Short natural hairKiK:  Thanks for doing this feature. Where can we keep up with you or your 
hair journey online? 

Kadian:  Facebook – kadiansashabrown. and Instagram – @brownkb2013

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