Aevin Dugas: Hair Like A Disco Ball

 In case you haven’t heard Aevin Dugas has a HUGE fro.  Okay maybe that is an understatement.  She is the Guinness World Records holder of the largest afro which measures 4 feet – 4 inches in circumference which is the size of a disco ball.

And while her 12 year natural hair journey has yielded impressive feats I am most impressed by her regimen.  In an interview with Curly Nikki she shared:

My regimen is pretty simple. I shampoo with Suave Clarifying, then follow with Suave Almond and Shea and Garnier Fruictis Triple Nutrition. Then I condition with Aussie Moist, Garnier Fructis Triple nutrition, Pantene Nature Fusion Moisture Balance, Pantene Beautiful Lengths or Dove Intense Moisture. During the week I work out, so I leave the conditioner in and put my hair up into a donut or a french braid. Then by Thursday, if I have plans for the weekend, I’ll rinse the conditioner, shampoo again with the Triple Nutrition then style.  Believe it or not, I use a lot of over the counter products. One of my favorites is Aussie 3 Minute Miracle!

Yep, you read that right she uses regular drug store commercial products. No biotin supplements or other horse pills, specialty hair tonics or expensive treatments.  Healthy scalps with grow hair, most people do not have a problem growing hair as long as you are nourished, hydrated and have no medical conditions your hair will grow.  Now there are genetics which can encourage some to have more accelerated growth than others, but there is nothing you can do about that.  What most people struggle with is not hair growth, but rather retention of said growth.  Breakage, split ends, knots and tangles can all interfere with hair retention.  No matter how much hair you have you must focus on keeping it moisturized, minimizing breakage from styling tools and accessories,  and safely detangling.

And while she loves her afro for looking fly on special occasions she doesn’t wear it picked out all the time.  Her go to styles are buns, two strand twists or french braids. For more on Aevin’s awesome hair including funny stories including getting it stuck in a car door check out her BBC interview.  You can find her favorite products like Suave Almond & Shea Shampoo, Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition and Aussie Moist 3 Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner at your local drug store or grocery store.


7 thoughts on “Aevin Dugas: Hair Like A Disco Ball

  1. Well that makes me feel good about my recently choices. I’ve lately put aside a lot of the more costly products and have been using some of the products she listed and other store bought items for both myself and my kids. Our hair has been fine. In fact, my DD’s hair is growing and very healthy.

    Aevin is beautiful and has gorgeous hair. Her Afro is amazing!

    I swear by Garnier Fruictis Triple Nutrition.

  2. Yes, I love the fact that simple ingredients also promote healthy hair growth. I have vowed from this point in my natural hair journey to no longer purchase items that are costly just for the sake of having them.

  3. Yes there is a fine line between supporting our sistas in their business endeavors with natural hair products and bankrupting ourselves to do so. And sometimes it just takes each of us to go on that personal journey to get there. In my 5 year of being natural it was about 18 months ago that I really figured out the $7.99 for 32oz jar of Long Aid Activator works worlds better for me than the $58 dollar for 16oz jar of Miss Jessie’s Curly Pudding. Never going back. But I am happy that there is now a balance you can strike between supporting your community and doing what is best for your hair. Shea Moister which is now at almost all Targets is my go to for natural solutions and at a price point I can live with. But for sure you guys got my interest piqued on the Garnier—will check out at some point! Aevin’s fro is stunning. I’m excited to see where 12 years of my natural journey will take me. And it is just to see that as I’m raising my daughter chemical and heat free it amazing at 5 she already has curls at the small of her back. “When we know better we do better,” as Oprah would say!

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