Welcome to ImShinestruck.com!
A place where all things from hair, fashion, beauty, travel, fitness and lifestyle meet.
But first things first! My name is Priscilla and I am a native New Yorker, born and raised in New York City. I stumbled upon this blog-thing by accident and here we are now, blogging full time!
What lead me here?
Well for starters, growing up in the Dominican culture, often times we are not taught to embrace our natural hair. Typically, if your hair is not straight and silky (European-like) it is most likely considered to be “bad hair” (“pelo malo”/ “pajon”). These terms were often referenced way too many times that one would be desensitized to these words. This is why I always happened to have my hair blow-dried at all times.
With a combination of breakage, perming, heat damage and excessively dying my hair throughout the years, my hair eventually started to fall off. It was beyond over processed. I wore weaves/extensions and it made my hair even worse. I honestly thought I would never get my hair back until I started doing research and became obsessed with natural hair.
It was so liberating to finally be natural (or as I should say: “return to my roots”) and let go of that veil and just be me. I have been on this natural hair journey since 2013 and I’ve never looked back! I hope to inspire or motivate many women to embrace their hair and I hope my blog will help anyone who is on the same journey.
Check out my hair journey video below for some inspiration :).