Introduce yourself!
My name is Latoya (right) and I am from New Jersey. I graduated nursing school as a Licensed Practical Nurse. I am currently practicing to take my state boards exam. I am also a Fashion Designer, and I model with my sister.
Latana: My name is Latana (left) and I am from New Jersey. I am a Teacher Assistant and Fashion Designer.

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
I was inspired by many bloggers and women from YouTube. I also got tired of wearing weaves and was up for a challenge.
Latana: I was also inspired by various women on YouTube and blogs. My scalp was always very sensitive, so when I got perms it always burned and left scabs in my head. I told my sister I wanted to go natural and we stopped perming and transitioned at the same time. We have been natural for almost a year.

How would you describe your texture?
My texture is a mixture of 3c, 4a, 4b. The middle of my hair is the thickest part and where I spend the most time. My strands are very coarse. The back of my hair is very curly.
Latana: My texture does its own thing. My hair is very thick and the strands are very coarse. Some parts are soft and very curly. My hair texture is also a mixture of 3c, 4a, and 4b.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
The most convenient style for me is the twist out. Water, Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and Eco Styler Gel are a must have.
Latana: My favorite style is a chunky twist out. I two strand twist my hair at night. I spritz with water, rub with Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, coconut oil and Eco Styler Gel. Lastly, I take it out in the morning.


What does wash day look like for you?
I start out by parting my hair in four sections. Next, I spray each section with water then finger detangle with coconut oil. I deep condition using Pantene Pro-V Truly Natural Conditioner. Finally, I use Vo5 Moisture Milks Conditioner as my co wash.
Latana: On my wash day, I wash my hair with Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Shampoo. My hair gets crazy build up so I have to shampoo every week. I also do an apple cider vinegar rinse to cleanse my hair and scalp. I leave the apple cider vinegar in for a half hour then I rinse. Next, I detangle and deep condition with Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque. I leave this in for a half hour. Lastly, I style my hair wet with Giovanni Direct Leave-In Weightless Moisture Conditioner, coconut oil and Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie.

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
My favorite go-to hairstyle would have to be the frohawk.
Latana: My Favorite go-to hairstyle is the pineapple or frohawk.

How do you combat shrinkage?
It’s hard to fight shrinkage. I just style my hair however I want when it shrinks.
Latana: Shrinkage is inevitable. I’ve gotten more comfortable with my length. When it shrinks I just rock my chunky twist out or pineapple puff.

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
Must condition and moisturize.
Latana: My hair must be moisturized and styled when wet.

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
Never apply Heat or comb when dry.
Latana: Never, ever comb when my hair is dry.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
You can find us at and @2winbloom on Instagram.