Fierce Fro Feature: Victoria Sallie of Tresses and Treats

I'm so excited to introduce this blogger to you all, mostly because she combines two of my favorite things in one place...natural hair and food! :)

Introduce Yourself.
Hey! My name is Victoria Sallie. I'm a 21 year old blogger/student living in NYC.

How long have you been natural? 
I began my journey to natural hair in January 2013, but I've been fully natural for 2 months. 

Did you Big Chop or Transition?
I transitioned for a year and three months! 

What's your hair story? 
Well, going natural was kind of a random decision. I was studying abroad in Europe, couldn't find a relaxer, and I had no idea what to really do with my hair. A friend of mine who was already natural kind of convinced me to try it. I did some research on YouTube and different hair blogs, and after seeing all of the beautiful women with natural hair (my friend included), I decided to give it a shot. 

How do you feel about your hair?
I love my hair! Sometimes it may be frustrating because a style I try doesn't come out right, but I know that I just have to wash my hair & try again. It's so versatile, it's beautiful, and it's mine.

What are some of your favorite products? 
Phew, how much time do you have? I'm a recovering (not really) product junkie, so I try a little bit of everything. I love Shea Moisture Moisture Retention Shampoo, their Curl Enhancing Smoothie, their conditioners.. Basically anything Shea Moisture. I also love Kinky Curly Knot Today leave in & Eco Styler gel. 

Describe your hair regimen. 
I try to co-wash my hair twice a week and deep condition once a week. I alternate every other week between moisturizing and protein treatments. I pre-poo and shampoo every 2 weeks- every month, depending on product buildup. 

What are your favorite hairstyles? 
I'm lazy, so I'd have to say the wash n go is my go to style. I'm still experimenting with my newly natural hair, but I find that I also like flat twist outs and braid outs. 

What has been the hardest part of your natural hair journey?
The hardest part of my journey so far has been self image and dealing with other people's perceptions of my natural hair. Natural hair is still kind of taboo in general society, and I've had to deal with criticism from close friends and family members, which made me feel bad about myself. At this point though, I understand that my natural hair is an extension of me and it's beautiful, so I can really care less about someone else's opinion *flips hair*

Where can you be found on the web?
I'm everywhere! I have a blog about natural hair, food, and my ramblings. It's www.tressesandtreats.com . 

What tips/suggestions do you have for other naturals/transitioners?
Play around & have fun with your hair! Also learn the value of patience. When I first started I had no CLUE what I was doing, and I got discouraged but I just kept playing around and tweaking my regimen until I found out what worked for me. It's just hair, but it's YOUR hair so let it flourish :)

Be sure to also check out Victoria on Youtube!

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