#ManeCrushMonday w/ Alexis C.
Mane Style: How long have you been natural?
Alexis: I've been natural since birth. I've never had a relaxer and neither has my mom!
MS: What are your go-to hairstyles?
Alexis: My go-to hairstyles are wash-n-go's & buns! Eventually my wash-n-go's turn into buns because I'm that lazy naturalista. #noshame
MS: Do you have any holy-grail hair products?
A: Wow! That's a really good question. If I had to pick my holy-grail hair product, it would have to be Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie. I know - everybody and they mama uses this stuff but it's seriously that BOMB! I also can't live without Camille Rose Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel. Life in a jar ya'll!
MS: Describe your personal style?
A: My personal style is modern chic with a touch of eclectic. I'm very laid back when I'm running errands or running with my son (live in my Nike Huarache's), but my "out on the scene" look is neutral with pops of color.
MS: What clothing store(s) could we find you in, mostly?
A: You can always find me in a good thrift store! Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc. I'm there! If I'm shopping for more modern fashion, then you can find me at Forever 21
MS: If you couldn’t live without one thing in your closet what would it be?
A: At the moment, it would be my workout gear and my Huarache's. I have a two year old, and I don't know where I would be without being able to slip on my cute workout clothes and sneakers and GO! Quick, simple, but still cute & comfy!
MS: Does your outfit for the day reflect how you wear your hair? Or vice versa?
A: It definitely does! I find myself being very picky as to what I put on if my hair is a certain way. Off-the-shoulder tops for me usually mean my hair is up in a bun or half up half down. Certain dressed require a fro! (Yes, it's a requirement. lol) Crazy how that works, right?
MS: Just for fun, who are your top three #WCW or just women who inspire you?
A: I take my #WCW seriously! My first #WCW is my mom, for always loving me and supporting me through everything. Also, being that example of what a women should be and never settling for less. Love you mommy! My next #WCW is @brandichantalle! She has definitely inspired my throughout my journey through motherhood. She's so transparent and her light shines through her posts. I adore her! Last #WCW is @KishMyKurls simply because that's my curlfriend! We met a few months back and when I look at her, it's like I'm looking at myself. Style, hair, everything! <3
MS: If you could share one of piece of advice with readers, whether it be about style or hair, what would it be?
A: Embrace YOUR journey! The good, the bad, the ugly! Love every piece of your journey because it's yours! Whether it is weight loss, a natural hair journey, finding your personal style, so on and so forth. You'll more than likely look back at photos and cringe (cause Lord knows I do), but you'll also look at how far you have come and you'll be proud of every moment you spent loving and being true to yourself through it all.
Mane Style: How can we connect with you?
Alexis: You all want to connect with little ole me? Awww, thank you curlfriends! <333