Eva Mendes Hairstyles – Haircuts – Hair Colors 2019

What do you love most about playing this role?

What I love most is that I have two sons on the show. I always wanted to have boys! I love the environment we live in, and the circumstances that surround us on the series reflect a reality that a lot 70 HYpeHair.com of single mothers and young boys face. There is a lot of love in our home, and I think it’s a great opportunity to inspire and reveal truths beyond any stereotypes.

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What do you wish for viewers to take away from watching the show?

After watching, I want viewers to take away that we are more alike than we are different, no matter where we are from, how we live or how much we have.

What is your day-to-day routine for your natural hair, and can you share a little bit about your natural-hair journey?

My day-to-day hair-care routine has changed in the past year. My goal is to grow my hair longer, so I mostly wear protective styles. I’m not involved with my hair as much as I use to be—some days,

I don’t even touch it. Now I just wash my hair once a week and sit under this su-perconvenient hair dryer by Laila Ali with a deep conditioner on. I then either braid it down and wear a wig or blow it out and wear a crown goddess braid.

My hair journey consists of me wearing my hair natural for 17 years, and it has been a real learning curve. For most of those years, I never really invested any real thought into hair care besides washing and conditioning. I didn’t think there was anything more to it. I would just wash, condition and blow-dry to make my Afro bigger, or I would two-strand-twist it. But at one point, a talent rep I was working with told me I wouldn’t work wearing my hair in an Afro—so I started wearing sew-in weaves. When I’d take the weave out, I’d see how much my hair grew. It would be so big! I loved it, and I wouldn’t want to put the weave back in. My hair being big and longer wouldn’t last though. Months down the line, my hair would break and get shorter and shorter. I didn’t understand what was happening, and I would hurry to put the weave back in, in hopes that my hair would grow again. This cycle would happen over and over, and I had no clue as to why my hair wouldn’t retain its length when I’d take the weave out.

When I officially said, “I’m going to wear my hair natural from here on out, whether the industry hires me or not,” I

knew I had to figure out why it kept breaking off. I became a product junkie. I bought and tried a lot of different products. It’s so odd—during those days, it was rare to find a hairstylist in L.A. that did natural hair. Although I thank God for YouTube, I later learned on my journey—and many products later—that one size does not fit all. After years of trying and research, there was one thing I learned about that changed my natural hair game—hair porosity. It set me on the path to finding the right products, and it saved my hair.

I am happy to say that I now know how to take care of my natural hair. With the right products and a healthy diet, my hair is growing strong, with little to no breakage. Amen to that!

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