Hi! My name is Maya Lewis and I attend Agnes Scott College. I will graduate in 2018.
When did you go natural? Did you big chop or transition?
I’ve been natural my entire life.
What is the most memorable part of your natural hair journey?
My mom has been a huge part of my natural journey. When I was looking to get a perm in middle school to fit in, she was the one person who taught me how to care for my natural hair instead.
Have people approached or treated you differently with natural hair?
My natural hair journey has been just that- a long journey. I’ve had to grow into myself, and learn how to love natural, barefaced me. Before my journey, I genuinely didn’t realize how much courage it takes to rock natural hair; there is a different appeal to it, you have to hold yourself differently and accessorize to compliment your style. I have so much respect for women who devote their lives and entire careers to loving natural hair and educating women about it. I never realized how much patience, strength and creativity my favorite youtubers must have as they create and share new looks just about twice a week.
What is your favorite part of your hair routine?
On a regular day, I find that more people approach me to compliment my hair when it’s natural as opposed in a straight style. Also, different types of guys approach me depending on my hairstyle.
What are your top 3 must have hair products?
Washing out my deep conditioner and feeling how soft my hair is! I detangle before I wash my hair so after deep conditioner my hair is butter soft and I can run my fingers right through it!
What are your top 3 favorite hair tools?
As I Am Leave in Conditioner, Cantu Coconut Curling Cream, and I can’t imagine living without Ecostyler gel.
Who is your current #MCM and #WCW?
My #MCM has to be Michael B. Jordan, but currently I’m having this obsession with detective Amaro from Law and Order: SVU (blame Netflix). And I love love love love Lisa Bonet forever and always (with Beyonce as a close second-obviously).