Contact 9 Comments Share: 9 Comments Reply Danielle Osibov June 15, 2016 at 8:54 pm Hi Amina Marie, I recently found your blog through Instagram. I really enjoyed reading your recent posts about leave in conditioner. It was humorous and completely relatable. I’ve been using the It’s A 10 product as well, but haven’t heard of the others. I might have to try them out. I work with Yappee and am reaching out because we regularly feature select bloggers and social influencers in our network, and it looks like you would qualify. In addition, we are offering a free tool that lets you use your past recommendations to generate new revenue. I’m wondering if you a have a couple minutes to review with me? The app is a free, high quality way to get more exposure and more revenue with no additional work. Check out Yappee and let me know what you think. I’m sure it will be worth your time. Have a great day! Reply Astrid January 23, 2017 at 4:35 pm Hello Amina, I have been following you on YouTube for awhile now and wanted to know how did you start up your blog website because I think it looks great and have been wanting to start mines up as well. Hope to hear from you on how to get started. Thank you! Reply Xitlali ♡ March 12, 2017 at 3:35 pm Hi Amina!, I’m 16 years old and have i’ve been looking around trying to find out ways to restore my hair from heat damage due to cheer, and i found your video of your 10 tips! I have questions because as of now all the videos i’ve been watching have been saying to get rid of the heat and as much as I want to I am unable to just toss away my straightener. Being in cheer requires us to have the same style of hair so we can look as a “team” for our competitions, games, etc, but as a person with naturally curly hair having to straighten it all the time because the majority of the team have straight hair it has really taken a toll on my curls and it has damaged it. Even though two other girls that also have naturally curly hair have talked to our coach about it, it has really been no use as she has tried to have a plan to alternate when to have our hair curled and when to have our hair straight. The plan didn’t really work as because the majority of the times our hair is straight and we can’t just leave our hair natural because it can get us into trouble with our coach ): When I look at pictures from before when my cheer season started, my curls looked healthy and long and moisturized because I really took care of my hair. But now even through i have been using heat protection and been cautious of damaging my and trying to take care of my hair, my hair it still is very damaged and looks ugly and as a result it makes me sad because I love doing cheer but I also really love my hair. I also have not a clue on what to do. I want to apply your tips to try and restore my hair and if there is anything else that maybe would help with my problem it would be of a really great help! Thank you for your time, and have a wonderful day! ♡ Reply Amina Marie March 25, 2017 at 11:28 pm Hi Xitlali! Thanks for your note! I understand that your coach wants your team to have a uniform look but does she consider that from the front, a nice slicked ponytail can look the same with both straight and curly hair? I would try to explain to her that you want to play by the rules but also want to make sure that you’re taking good care of your hair, and ask her if you can trial your natural ponytail to see what she thinks. If the response isn’t positive don’t take her critiques to heart because your hair is BEAUTIFUL, but the cheer and dance world have been uniform for so long and in the past not many girls were making waves in that so it’s a hard mentality to break from. If there’s an opportunity to celebrate your differences by something as small as a hair difference, that’s amazing! If she doesn’t budge, I suggest you and your curly girlfriends ‘cheat the system’ and keep your natural hair in a bun and use one of those faux ponies that match your hair color and straight texture to protect your hair. I’ve seen these a lot in the past and if you blend it well, no one would know and your curls would be safe to recover! Edge control and a wave brush will help you keep your front nice and slick just as it would look with straight hair and you would be all set! I hope one of these two options help! I wish you the best of luck and remember your natural look is beautiful just like you! ❤ Reply Aisha March 22, 2017 at 6:20 pm Hey Amina, I don’t know if you’re going to see this, but I’ve been struggling with my natural hair. I can’t afford any products and all I have is water, but all that seems to do is dry my hair even more. I have a lot of breakage and everyday I wear my hair in a bun and it’s breaking off my edges. I know there are natural hair at drug stores but I can’t even get those. I’m lucky if I have ten bucks to spare. Please help… Reply Amina Marie March 25, 2017 at 11:13 pm DM me on Instagram @aminamarie, I think I can help you 😉 Reply GG April 21, 2017 at 8:45 am Hey! I love your blog, it’s super, super helpful! I have a quick question: for those who aren’t doing the BC or TWA and still have perm in their hair (my current situation). What products would you suggest being a super newbie to the natural process? Like I know I should get a sulfate free shampoo, a natural co wash, a moisturizing Conditioner, a deep conditioner, oils, a spray bottle and setting lotion for the rods. Did I miss anything lol? Also, I started to rod set my hair instead of wearing it straight, flat ironing etc. Will keeping heat off my hair make this journey easier? Thank you! GG Reply Amina Marie April 21, 2017 at 11:38 am Thank you so much! Check out my YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/aminamarie and I have a video on How To Transition to Natural for Beginners where I go over my favorite products to start with 🙂 I also have a couple videos featuring my favorite products as well – hope that helps! Reply Ivette Cruz-Lance April 30, 2017 at 1:18 pm Dear Amina, first I want to say, THANK YOU! I almost gave up on going natural until I saw your YouTube videos last night. I really, really need your help!! I am in the very beginning stages of transitioning (about 6 months now) not just from Relaxer but also from a very bad Keratin product. Just yesterday my Dominican hairdresser (I am Dominican) had to cut some more length because my hair just continues to shed, brake and I am very concernI I’ll lose it all; I DO NOT want to do the BIG CHOP!I this is a few years ago and it was just not me. Plus my curls were REALLY tough to deal with (I think I am a 4c, how do I confirm this?) so I gave up and gave in to the pressure and relaxed it… I now have a short bob and the goal is to keep this current length while I transition out completely. I am not sure where to go from here?? but from my research and your videos it looks like the main thing I’ve been doing wrong is using HEAT. My usual routine is I go to the salon once a week (only wash my hair once a week) I wash and deep condition, rollo set and dry under the dryer for 35 minutes, then she blow dry’s it (Dominican Blow Out), then flat iron the course roots and I get an OK flat straight style. I wrap it to sleep in a silk wrap and then blow dry the roots and edges in the morning for work, daily. Obviously that’s a lot of heat. So I am stuck…where do I go from here? I need to save this current length. I live in humid Miami and I have no idea how to do protective styles, the humidity here does not help…. Like you, I started to relax my hair at a very young age (15) and it’s all I know..but now at 41 years young (:-) and I am just TIRED of dealing with little growth, burning scalp, weak strands etc etc … I wish I could talk to you live and send you current pictures. I actually tagged you last night on my Instagram (I am Ivetteyoga on IG) so that you can see my current length. I hope this gets to you in time and that I can finally get some real help and solution and finally see my real hair – go natural. Please advise. Thank you. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Name * Email * Website Notify me of new posts by email.