When she’s not auditioning or making sure her body is right and tight, Keisha Knight Pulliam can be found mentoring teenage girls through her non-for-profit summer camp, Kamp Kizzy, or promoting Hairfinity, a hair growth product everyone from Toya Carter to Regina King is raving about.
Known for her flawless skin and unbelievably laid hair, Pulliam shared an important secret with us that many women overlook when determing their health and beauty regimens. Check out what the big secret is in our Q&A below.
Why did you decide to become Hairfinity’s brand ambassador?
I decided to become the brand ambassador for Hairfinity (http://www.hairfinity.com/) because I believe in the product. I would never sell something I didn’t already use. Prior to becoming brand ambassador, I used the product to see how I really felt about it. Since I began using it, there is a huge difference with my hair. It is thicker, longer and it sheds less. Initially I didn’t tell my friends I was using the product and after a while they began to tell me how great my hair looks and that’s how I knew Hairfinity was working.
What’s your personal hair care regimen?
I usually flat iron my hair, but when I’m working out I will make it curly; I go with the looks of my lifestyle. I take my Hairfinity vitamins daily along with my other vitamins; I make sure to drink lots of water and eat good fruits and vegetables. I also make sure to not put too much heat on my hair, too, when styling it.
What’s your number one beauty tip for black women?
Honestly, at the end of the day, it starts from the inside so you need consistency. You have to be consistent with your own personal hair care or fitness regimen. You cannot expect miracles overnight; it’s important to commit and give things time. As black women, we are not homogeneous, so you must create a routine based on your individual needs. There are so many vitamins and health products out there but you have to think about your body’s chemistry. Go to a really good nutritionist or find natural remedies to help maintain your health.
Why did you create Kamp Kizzy?
Kamp Kizzy is my heart. It’s a non-profit I started for 11-16 year old girls. We focus on empowerment and self esteem. It is important for girls to dream big and accomplish big — understanding there is nothing outside of their reach. We host programs throughout the year, but in the summer we host usually 100 girls for free. This past summer we had 105 girls join us. They come from all across the country to Atlanta. We have different workshops based on vision boards, sexual and reproductive health, yoga and respect. We create a very safe place and judgement-free zone for the girls. Kamp Kizzy is based on who I am as a woman; I realize not everyone will have the same experiences as me. Kamp Kizzy is about broadening another person’s horizon.
Click on the link to see Keisha in action with some of the Kamp Kizzy campers!
article by Lauren R. D. Fox via madamenoire.com