Izzy - "I Am Not My Hair"

Izzy - "I Am Not My Hair"

Age: 25

Roots: Queens, NY

Pin Drop: Queens, NY

New Yorker Status: 25 years

Occupation: PR & VIP coordinator at Diesel

Uniqueness: Dominican

What are some things people will say about your natural hair?  Honestly people really like my curly hair, they like it more than my straight hair, but I completely disagree with their opinion.

Have you ever straightened/relaxed it? If so, why? I first relaxed my curls when I was 12-13, I believe maybe even younger because my hair was so thick, and I hated my curls. I wanted to always have straight hair & my hair was just so frizzy and curly it would never last.

Which style do you feel more empowered? Straight or curly? Straight, I have this weird thing where I think people won't take me seriously with curly hair. I feel like straight hair is more professional and sleek. Whether I am going out to a work event, or an Interview, my hair is always straight.

What kind of hair products do you use? I use all natural products on my curly hair, I have begun to embrace it a bit more over the years. I use a lot of Shea moisture products ( Jamaican black castor oil/cream) Olive oil, Taliah Waajid products are amazing they have a really great curl definition cream that I like. I use Cantu a lot when I'm tight on money & i pick up some hair products at Trader Joes.

Do you have a favorite salon in the city? I go to a Dominican salon in Queens called Brush. 

Photographs by: Frank Chiodo

 

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