1. Tell us your name and where you are from?

My name iSHE’, I’m from San Diego C.A aka=a place where the Sun loves to show off! 

2. How long have you been natural?

I‘ve been natural for almost 19 years! I was raised 100% natural, but I begged my mom to let me get a perm when I was 13. Much to my dismay, the perm didn’t take (lol). My hair was “2 black-2 strong!”

3. What do you do? Is there a resistance or compatibility with your hair in your field of work?

Am an Artist/Singer/Songwriter/Dancer/Mommy!

Lots of resistance lol. When I perform I get really hot & I sweat, so if my hair is down, let’s just say the way my hair looks at the beginning of the show is not the way it will look at the end!

4. Describe your hair.

My hair is big & bushy! It’s thick & fluffy, but my hair strands are very fine. (I’m very tender headed)

5. What is your regimen?

My hair regimen= I wash & condition every 2 weeks. I use Aveda shampoo & Aubrey Organics conditioner. I do a Virgin Coconut Oil overnight deep condition twice a month & trim my ends every 2 weeks. I also use an ionic tourmaline blow dryer (no more than twice a month)

6. What is your best hair advice?

LOVE YOUR HAIR! Whatever your hair does, accept, love & rep it to the FULLEST! The Creator blessed you with that CROWN & the Creator doesn’t make any mistakes!

7. What is the strangest comment, request or hair story?

Lol, there have been many lol (I’ll keep this PG tho). There was once a guy who used to sniff my hair because he said it was medicine, lol

8. How would you describe your personal fashion style?

My style is like my hair= daring & not caring! My favorite eras of fashion would be anything from the 1950’s, 60’s, & 70’s. I also have an appreciation for the late Victorian period (La Belle Epoque), at the end of the day, I just rock what I think is fly.

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9. Do you have a blog/website?

YES you can reach me:

Twitter 

YouTube

Download my single STAND GUARD for FREE here

be sure to download the entire album: iSHE+HEZEKiAH PROJECT JUNE 1st 2011!

10. Anything else you would like to mention?

I love NY …in fact i used to live in Brooklyn & Philly! (it gets really humid in both places) . So when it gets hot, sticky & humid, i like to wear my hair up away from my face.  I just get creative w/ twists, loose braids & buns.

1 of my best friends ebony has an amazing natural hair spa in Brooklyn called “locs of nu natural hair spa” & she creates some of the flyest “up do’s” on the planet!

My hair tends to need some extra tlc during the summer because too much sun exposure can make it feel a little dry, so i deep condition more than usual w/the virgin coconut oil & for dry scalp I’ll apply organic plain yogurt to my scalp & hair for 30min. before i wash & condition.

I also forgot to mention that although I’ve been 100% natural for almost 19yrs, i have not been growing my hair out that long over the years I’ve experimented w/many different styles. I’ve also chopped it all off! … & it grew back. I was never obsessed w/having long hair, but i was obsessed w/having HEALTHY HAIR. Healthy hair just happens to grow :)

The pix we’re taken by photographer Sherehe’ Roze’ (who also happens to be my lil sis). She specializes in “Natural Beauty” Photo Shoots. Using natural light & no (ZERO) make up on the face! (all I’m rockin is a lil organic lip gloss lol)

My mother Starla England Lewis has always been my inspiration. My muse. She has always worn her hair natural. As a child she didn’t only tell me my hair was beautiful, but she showed me! My message to parents (especially those w/little girls) is that it’s not what you say, it’s what you do! Teach by example :)

11. What makes you a bush babe?

I am an Urban Bush Babe because I’m unorthodox & out the box!

I don’t need society to value or validate my GOD given beauty, because I do! I love me & I love waking up w/my bright eyes & bushy hair every day!

love+light=iSHE’