Over November cover star Desiree Ross is an amazing young star on the rise. She plays Sophie on OWN’s dramatic series Greenleaf, which is all about the secrets and day-to-day drama within a powerful Memphis megachurch. The show also stars Lynn Whitfield, Keith David and Oprah herself.
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Desiree was previously seen as Mira on Falling Skies and she starred opposite Dolly Parton in A Country Christmas Story. We caught up with Desiree to get details about her some of her thoughts on life and, of course, hair and beauty!
Hype Hair: Tell us about what projects you are currently working on.
Desiree Ross: Right now, I am just working on Greenleaf. We start filming season three in January. Other than that, I’m going to be working on a short film in November. Hopefully more will come—I just started auditioning for projects again.
HH: How do you stay motivated in your career and your day-to-day life?
DR: I just picture where I want to be and remind myself why I love what I do. That encourages me to push further and do my best. You just have to manifest your goals.
HH: Is your hair relaxed or natural?
DR: Right now, it is relaxed with a Brazilian, which I discovered I like so much more than keratin—but it’s wearing off. Time to get it redone!
HH: What’s your hair regimen like?
DR: I like to shampoo every other morning because my roots get really oily, then I put in a good conditioner and let it sit for five minutes. I typically use Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Shampoo and Conditioner. I use a leave-in conditioning mask on my ends two or three times a week and either sleep with it in or let it sit for at least an hour before I wash it out. Then, before I blow-dry, I use Kerastase Elixir Ultime oil, Bumble and bumble Repair Blow Dry cream and It’s A 10 leave-in conditioner.