/Editor's Note/ This week, we'll be doing a very special 'CurlSista of the Day' where we spotlight the Curlsistas Crew- the team that helps keep this awesome site running! First up, Nafeesa- our Social Media + Content intern who joined the team this past May! Thanks for all your continued hard work! xo.Joy.Name/ Nafeesa
Background/All American girl born in Syracuse, NY.
Where do you live? East Harlem
What do you do? I am a full time student at LIM College earning a BBA Management and a concentration in Cosmetic Marketing. I am also a skin care and fragrance consultant at Sephora and a Social Media + Content intern here at CurlSistas.com.
How long have you been a natural gal? About 4 years.
What do you love about being natural? My favorite thing about being natural is how beautiful it makes me feel. It is empowering to embrace your natural hair and texture for the world to see, rather than hiding it or changing it.
What's your hair regimen? I'm pretty laid back when it comes to my hair. I wash, condition, and detangle once or twice per week depending on the needs of my hair. After washing, I like to follow up with an apple cider vinegar rinse, t-shirt dry my hair, and massage some coconut oil into my hair while it's still a little damp. To style, I sprits my hair with water and olive oil to make sure it is damp before I run some Ampro olive oil gel through it. Then, I finish off with a small amount of Ampro style protein gel (brown gel).
Top 5 fave hair products? (click to purchase)
Virgin coconut oil
Apple cider vinegar
Ampro olive oil gel
Ampro style protein gel (brown gel)
Tresseme flawless curls vitamin B1 moisturizing conditioner
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How do you describe your fashion style? I would say my fashion style is a mix of minimalistic-chic and modern classic, with a slightly edgy twist.What are your fave stores to shop? I love thrift shops, H&M, Guess?, and Victoria's Secret!
Do you have a fave designer? Celine or Balenciaga.
One item you can't leave home without? It's between my phone and my house keys. lol
Fave things to do on the weekend? Sleep in, catch up with friends, polish my nails, read magazines, relax with my husband, watch movies, get some fresh air, call my sister.
Fave travel destinations? I love the Dominican Republic!
What do you wish for? I wish to have happiness, balance and to have inner peace.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? I see myself working hard on my career in cosmetic marketing or product development, and possibly working on my own lingerie and swimwear line.
What's some words of wisdom that you live by? I came across this Martha Gellhorn quote a few years ago:
“It would be a bitter cosmic joke if we destroy ourselves due to atrophy of the imagination.”
Basically, it just reminds me not to let my anxieties, worries or doubt consume me. It reminds me to maintain my inner balance and to not be at war with myself.
What makes you smile? Good music, a good sense of humor, gifts (honestly), my sister, my hubby, my family, good makeup and skin care...really, a lot of things!
Random fact: I once had four beautiful pet birds; two parakeets, one cockatiel, and one white dove.Where can our readers find you? Instagram: @nafeeyasmeen