Tendrils and Curls proprietor, Paula M. Chrishon, talks natural hair

Tendrils and Curls proprietor, Paula M. Chrishon, talks natural hair

Name:  Paula M. Chrishon, Ph.D.

Company: Tendrils and Curls™

Tell us about your company?

Tendrils and Curls™ is a natural hair care boutique that supply’s hair care products and accoutrements for the health, maintenance and styling of natural hair. Despite the increasing demand from woman embracing their natural hair textures around the country, current retailers are limited in the options they offer to consumers.

Since the launch of Tendrils and Curls™ we have become Houston’s one-stop shop for handcrafted products for natural hair including; Anita Grant, Blended Beauty, Oyin Handmade, Camille Rose Naturals, Qhemet Biologics, Karen’s Body Beautiful, Jessi Curl, Mixed Chicks, darcy’s botanicals, Henna Sooq, Zuresh, Ouidad, Mop Top, My Honey Child and Hydratherma Naturals.

What is your hair maintenance regimen?

 I wash and deep condition my hair every Sunday. I’ve been alternating a protein deep conditioner one week and a moisturizing deep conditioner the next to maintain the appropriate balance of moisture and protein. I use my Hydratherma Wrap to give my hair some heat while I deep condition for 30 minutes. After rinsing out the deep conditioner, I divide my hair into four sections and clip all but one. I begin washing the unclipped section of hair with either a cleansing cream or lathering shampoo. Once I’ve washed and rinsed a section I apply my leave-in conditioner detangling with my fingers then with my bone comb or Denman brush and make a large, loose two strand twist and clip it to my head. I repeat the same process with the remaining three sections of hair. Once I’ve finished, I squeeze each twist to get rid of any excess water and leave-in conditioner. From there, I move on to oiling my scalp and twisting my hair with my 50/50 blend of Jamaican Black Castor Oil and olive oil. This combination of twisting butter and Jamaican Black Castor oil leaves me with soft, well defined and shiny curls. If I’m trying to achieve a bit more length, I extend each twist around my head and pin with a bobby pin and once dry it gives me the stretch I was looking for. Once my hair is dry, I untwist and typically style my hair in a protective style that I will usually wear for the week.

What’s next for Tendrils and Curls?

The biggest focus right now is our online market so that our customers can shop with us from anywhere. We are also expanding our raw ingredient offerings and have recently added Curl Junkie and the KB Shimmer nail polish and bath and body products to our line.


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