South Carolina native and Rosette Reel Squad beauty Iria Monet has been in the natural hair game for 18 years. Since the 6th grade, she's gotten compliments on her unique (and sleek) style, and it comes as no surprise! This week, Iria gives us a glimpse into her world.
The Social Dilemma
Her mission? Inspiring women and girls worldwide to "dare to be different, forge a path for themselves and create their sense of style."
"Ever since I was in the 6th-grade, teachers would always compliment me on my fashion, style, and hair, which was the start of me becoming an influencer... adding social media into it [only] grew my audience bigger."
Monet's daily routine is classic and straightforward. She twists her hair daily and puts her focus on moisture. Ensuring her tresses stay nourished is "super important" for Monet, who had lifelong issues with dandruff and eczema. As luck would have it, her sensitive scalp and skin served as the driving force behind her natural hair care journey.
Facing college graduation, Monet learned to style her hair in new and different ways and heal her hair woes. And that, Rosettes, is how she found Camille Rose.
"I love how everything looks," Monet says of the Camille Rose brand, giving love to our "beautiful pink labels."
The Camille Rose aesthetic might've been the first to catch Monet's eye, but it was the product that sealed the deal.
"When I started to get into my hair, [Camille Rose products] were the very first product I tried, and I fell in love with the collection and have been using it ever since."
"The Camille Rose Naturals Almond Jai Twisting Butter … works amazingly on my hair," Monet muses. We get it. Supremely soft, with an indulgent nutty aroma, our Almond Jai Twisting Butter is crafted to nourish and elongate tresses.
With oil cocktails of pumpkin, macadamia and olive churned into a nutrient-rich almond milk base, then drizzled with touches of organic honey for intense moisturizing benefits, then finished with a botanical juice blend of aloe and green tea extract, Almond Jai butter is perfect for curly, wavy and coiled textures, period.
"It's the only brand I use in my hair because it doesn't weigh my hair down and keeps my curls fresh all day, every day."
Behind the scenes
Are you feeling inspired? Here's a quick how-to for a daily twist-out a-la-Iria.
1. Section hair and massage Camille Rose White Orchid Cleansing Milk onto scalp and throughout the length of hair, then rinse with cool water.
2, Next, apply a generous amount of Moroccan Pear Conditioning Custard to soften and protect with a cocktail of Morrocan pear, cherry kernel, and aloe vera oils.
3. Detangle, then allow 5-10 minutes for the product to penetrate strands.
Rinse with cool water, then gently towel dry.
4. Follow up by blending Camille Rose Curl Love Moisture Milk (our nourishing rice-milk and avocado, castor, and macadamia oil-based leave-in conditioning cream) with Almond Jai Butter in your palms, then work it throughout your hair.
Section your hair into 4-6 sections (depending on length and thickness), then twist hair evenly.
Need a tutorial, check here.
Monet displays a unique sense of style and individuality. She uses her fashion as a way to express her creativity and individualism.
"The thought of never looking the same as anyone is what drew me more into the fashion industry," Monet says. "I've forged a path by creating my style and not wanting to look or be like anyone else because that's what makes me different, and that's what makes my life so unique."
We feel that! Miss Monet, you've got the right idea. Stand out and express yourself - naturally, with Camille Rose.Curious about this southern belle's next move? Check her out on Insta!