Sierra Baynes became a hit on YouTube last month when she decided to share your difficult journey with weave. It inspired us so much that we decided to reach out to this empowering woman who decided to share her story with the world to help others. Sheen Magazine had the amazing opportunity to get to know this strong woman. Tune into her story as it may be beneficial to you or someone you may know.

Do you mind telling us a little bit about yourself? What made you want to start up your combined YouTube channel with your partner, Damirrea?

My name is Sierra Champrise Baynes, I am 20 years old and I currently live in Georgia. I wanted to combine my channel with Damirrea because we literally click so well. She’s like a best friend and a partner. She motivates me to be better. She also has knowledge in business management and is good at producing videos, which was an advantage to starting a more professional YouTube channel.

Do you mind sharing your experience with weave and what you believe the pros and cons were for you?

My experiences with weaves varies from good to bad. We can talk about the the bad… I was never taught the proper way of how to use a weave or how to take care of my natural hair. I didn’t think it was important to moisture my natural hair because I was so used to wearing weave. Although I had beautiful hair growing up, I liked the idea of being able to do different hairstyles and it was a lot easier to wear weaves than it was to deal with my natural hair. Don’t get me wrong weaves can be a beautiful thing, if it’s installed properly and if it’s comfortable . 

How has your hair growth journey been since you experienced this?

My hair journey has been slow, some might say it’s growing fast. But I just have to be patient. I know I cut it less than a month ago… So it’s understandable. It’s still growing, I will say my scalp does hurt slightly still. I think that’s permanent though…

What is something you learned from your experience that you believe would be beneficial to others?

Something I have learned from all of this is, do your own hair. Get the knowledge to know what’s healthy for your hair.

What advice are you willing to give women about their hair journey?

A little advice I would give to some women is, if your stylist is braiding to tight, don’t be afraid to speak up. There’s a possibility your head can look like mine…

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