Talking Texture With: Dascha Polanco

Widely known as sass-talking hopeless romantic Dayanara aka “Daya” on the hit Netflix series “Orange Is The New Black”, actress Dascha Polanco is a new face in Hollywood who is making waves on the Emmy-nominated show everyone can’t stop talking about. When we ran into Dascha last week at her stylist Cynthia Alvarez’s birthday shindig we couldn’t help but notice that she has amazing hair. So of course we had to talk texture with her. Check out what Dascha had to tell us about her hair regimen and her beauty faves!

Are you relaxed, natural or transitioning?

How would you describe your tresses?
My hair is curly and fine. I have a lot of it but it’s fine.

What are some challenges you’ve faced with your hair texture?
I wish I had more! I wear extensions though. So I’m currently wearing ‘Hontas (I name my extensions). The one I wore recently in Mexico, I named her Guadelupe!

What’s your current hair regimen?
I put coconut oil on my natural hair as soon as I take off my extensions. I do weekly deep treatments and when I blow-dry I always use heat protectant.


Tell us about your proudest hair moment.
When Cynthia (Alvarez) does my hair!

Describe your personal style in 3 words.
A Mood Ring.

What are some of your favorite beauty products (i.e makeup, skincare, etc)?
I use things that are good for the hair and treat the hair. For makeup and skincare, I’m like a mood ring so it changes all the time.


Describe your go-to hairstyle.
My go-to hairstyle is a ponytail or updo but I can be very versatile with my hairstyles!

One piece of advice for others with your hair texture?
Love it. Treat it. Use coconut oil and heat protectant. Also use the right type of detangler and start from the bottom then work your way to the top.

Where can we find you online?
Twitter: @DashPolanco | Facebook: Dascha Polanco | Instagram: SheIsDash

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