Natural-origin haircare line Biolage R.A.W. invites inspirational women to share their thoughts about living R.A.W. Meet editor and dj Tina Misaghi.
What defines you?
– Everything and nothing. My feelings… A lot of people define me only as a Kanye West fan, since he’s my idol, haha. That’s weird.
Would you say you live close to nature?
– For me, someone who’s living close to nature is basically a bird. So no, I wouldn’t say that I do.
How do you define “raw”?
– I guess raw is when nothing extra is added. You know—just natural.
What does “raw” mean to you?
– The word without a context is for me an expression of something honest, bad—in a good way, like Rihanna, haha—or cool. Like, for instance: “she’s raw”.
How much effort do you put into making greener choices in your everyday life?
– I try to think about it every day, especially when getting groceries. But not so much when it comes to makeup or hair products. But I’m getting there. Unfortunately, there are not so many green choices when it comes to quality makeup.
What’s your best sustainability tip?
– To watch documentaries about how humans are destroying the world, or how clothes from big department stores are being made. Then try to move on with your life… Impossible. Because you can’t “un-watch” what you’ve already watched, and you can’t ignore it. If you’re a normal person you’ll want to make a change.
What’s your food philosophy?
– I eat everything that’s worth eating.
What’s good health to you?
– Just being happy.
What’s your hair type and how does it behave?
– Curly and frizzy but easy to style.
How would you describe your relationship to your hair?
– Hair is everything; the way you wear it, style it, dye it. Whether you have hair or not, it becomes a part of your personality and, of course, your outfit. People should pay more attention to their hair.
– My relationship to my hair is actually kind of a sad story. I have naturally curly, frizzy and super-thick hair, and grew up being bullied for it by the kids at school. Everyone in my school where white with straight, Scandinavian, texture-less hair—so I guess that was why. Now I love my hair though.
Tell us about your hair routine!
– I was recently platinum blonde but had to go back to black because my hair couldn’t take it anymore; it got burnt and broke in some areas. So I’m trying to be good to my hair for a while now, and maybe I’ll get a wig if I want another color or hairstyle. I wash my hair once or maybe twice a week with shampoo and use a color bomb once a week to make my hair stay shiny. I love shiny hair—that’s key.
Have you ever detoxed your hair?
– Well, to me, not bleaching it is kind of a detox.
Are there any hair-related experiences that stand out in your memory?
– Unfortunately too many stories about hairdressers not being able to handle my hair—and my hair texture isn’t even that “exotic”!
Do you have any homemade recipes for hair and beauty treatments, or any natural ingredients you swear by?
– Sleeping with coconut oil in your hair is like the best thing. But don’t do it if you’re blonde—it will make your hair yellow. I did that.