As a natural chic, I am always looking for the perfect potion that provides a combination of moisture and something to make my curls pop. When I used the Curly Twistout Hair Cream my first reaction was WOO HOO! The Twist and Curl Potion really moisturized my hair and gave my curls definition!
When I received my box for America’s Next Natural Model competition, I was excited to try the Jamaican Mango & Lime products because my sister, who has locs, informed me that she used the Leave in Moisturizer from the Cactus line and that she loved the product.
My hair has taught me a lot about my beliefs and myself. I was going by the American textbook manual on what beauty is and should be. I did not understand how the media, magazines, and videos effect the shaping of what people consider to be beautiful.
My name is Monique Mijnals I was born in South America but grew up in the Netherlands, I am a singer songwriter who writes her own songs, I play the guitar, and I also paint. Besides that I work parttime at a gym and I have a wonderful son Julius.
Overcoming relaxer-induced alopecia and learning that the hair loss condition affects an astonishing 73% of African American women, motivated me to use my IT expertise to improve the health of Black women’s follicles and highlight the social injustice behind the numbers.