Erica Ash Talks Maintaining Her Natural Mane & Her Go-To Protective Style

January 24, 2016  |  

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Whether you know her for her role on STARZ’ Survivor’s Remorse as M-Chuck, BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood as Kevin Hart’s wife Brigette, or NBC’s Shades of Blue as Erica, Erica Ash is making major moves as an actress in Hollywood.

And at the same rate as she’s booking gigs, the former Emory University med student and Broadway starlet, she also changes her ‘do.

In a recent interview with Hype Hair, the actress chatted with the beauty publication about her hair journey, especially how she maintains healthy tresses. “Moisture, moisture, moisture is the key to maintaining our hair,” Ash, who sports her natural kinky curly texture with pride, said. “I use water-based products and try to put something on my hair every day. I pay special attention to my edges as they are so fragile.”

And of course, as an actress, changing hairstyles is a constant in addition to hear-styling and manipulating your mane to achieve various looks. To combat the tension her hair goes through while on the job, Ash swears by wrapping her hair every night and alternating between protective styles like braids/twists and wearing her natural hair out.

Ash also loves wake up-and-go hair, opting to spritz water on her hair instead of weighing it down with products and heat from styling tools. “My natural hair is short and naturally grows to frame my face. So that’s my favorite. I also like tree-braids. They’re east, fast, there’s not much pulling on your hair and they are very lightweight.”

True that, Erica! Who doesn’t love not comprising your hairs health for convenience?

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