I spoke to Joycelyn after the Afro Hair and Beauty Show in a nice Starbucks somewhere in London. We talked about my project, her company, and hair care!
Here is a snippet of the interview where she gives us her tips to healthy natural hair!
I used to just run to the hair salon, but then I learnt to embrace the hair.
What I do is I usually style it and I’ll keep the style in for maybe two to three days then I’ll wash it. If I’ve used gel and loads of product then I’ll wash it with shampoo, if not, if I’ve only used oils then I’ll wash it with conditioner.
I don’t really have a regime. I don’t have a regime as yet, but I’m just telling you what I do.
I’ll twist it up at night and then decide what I want to do. My usual styles were up and the front down, or just in a puff. That’s what I [do] mainly.
This summer I’m going to experiment more. My hair is usually in a protective style, even if it’s with my own hair. I will cornroll the sides up and twist the middle bits. It [is] always in a protective style.
Afrocenchix is coming out with a new range. Three of them are Shea butter and mango butter based. There is a demand for Shea butter. I like Shea butter because I have thin hair. When you twist your hair with Shea butter and you have thin hair you get body. I thought if I have thin hair I’m sure there are other people like me so we make that. I like coconut oil. Love, love that thing.
I think what people think with natural hair is; “I need to get this, and I need to get this, and I need to get this” and they don’t realize they can use the same product for different things. I need this for this, I need this to detangle. I need the detangler to detangle; no you can detangle with conditioner. All you need is a shampoo, a conditioner, a deep conditioner, a leave-in conditioner and a good oil. That’s all you need. And you can make a twist-in serum out of oil and leave-in conditioner. People don’t know that. Just be versatile and be creative with what you have.