I realized early on in my natural hair journey that I just don’t have wet-n-go hair. I would two-strand twist or bantu knot my tresses all evening long, only to wake up to a very unattractive shiny Soul Glo-esque afro. It wasn’t until I met other naturalistas who embraced their not-so-kinky curls that it became clear that I wasn’t alone.
I remember perusing my Twitter timeline years ago and I came across beauty blogger Felicia Walker-Benson of ThisThatBeauty.com. At first glance you may overlook this naturalista. On most occasions her hair is pressed and bouncing with big loose shiny curls but always sporting a perfect matte red lip.
In the beauty world she’s what many believe to be an authority. Felicia has contributed beauty and style tips for Essence.com, ideeli.com, and the Bergdorf Goodman Blog. After being dubbed the Honorary Bergdorf Goodman Beauty Girl, the retail giant later created a position made just for her - Social Media Beauty Editor. With a resume like hers, of course I wanted to pick her brain for the latest and greatest in natural hair.
Check out what products beauty and fashion maven, Felicia Walker-Benson of ThisThatBeauty.com uses to keep her long tresses healthy, full of shine, and most importantly – curly.
“There’s nothing on the market quite like it. It’s a pre-poo treatment that helps to define and elongate curls. You apply to dirty hair for about 20 minutes and then wash & condition hair. I like to leave it in overnight. What CurlPrep Pre-Wash does for my curl is magical (with just a handful of natural ingredients). The first jar I received was a press sample… and I’ve faithfully purchased it ever since — that’s how much I love it!”
Just For Me Curl Smoother
“No matter what styling or curl defining products I use, this is always my moisture boost. It’s a staple! I love the price point and that it’s widely available at Target and most beauty supply stores like Sally.”
Jane Carter Solution Hair Nourishing Solution
“I’ve never met a Jane Carter product I didn’t love. For curly or straight, her products are incredible. The Hair Nourishing Solution is made of essential oils formulated to repair and treat dry hair. I love a couple of drops daily. And the scent…oh it’s so yum!”
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