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Q&A: Paul Mitchell Pro Surfer Malia Manuel

Q&A: Paul Mitchell Pro Surfer Malia Manuel

Posted by Team John Paul Mitchell Systems on Mar 27th 2017

What's the secret to pro surfer Malia Manuel's effortless, sunkissed, sea-tousled look? Well, it might have something to do with being a pro surfer from Hawaii, but we asked her about her beauty and wellness secrets anyway! Here's what she had to say:

Tell us about your basic health and beauty regimen.

Growing up in Kauai and being close to the ocean, I always ate a lot of fish and veggies╌a pretty clean diet. We have amazing fish in Hawaii, and also great farmer's markets. It's fun to go to them and make green juices and smoothies.

With beauty, I try to find the most natural products that smell good and work with my hair and skin. Everybody's so unique╌everyone needs different things. I've experimented with different products to find what works for me. Oh╌and good sunscreen is key!

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Image:  @maliamanuel,  @coconutcomradery

How do you take care of your hair when it's constantly exposed to the elements?

Of course, I don't shampoo every day, I try to keep my hair a little bit oily. I like to use hair oil on the ends to keep them not-so-fried.   And I love using hair masks when I'm in the sauna. I can't wait to try the new Tea Tree Lavender Mint Deep Conditioning Hair Mask.


What's your favorite Tea Tree scent?

The original╌Tea Tree Special! Tea Tree is one of my favorite scents; it's so cleansing. Tea Tree in the sauna is the best!

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What about wellness and inner wellbeing? How do you stay centered?

I focus on staying connected to my community╌friends, mentors, etc. Every day I focus on my sport and trying to get better at it╌which keeps me growing as a person. My whole day really revolves around my passion for surfing, and that's what keeps me centered.


What's your go-to look?

Minimal, clean, natural. My makeup look is very clean. And I'm always surfing in a bun. I'm that girl with the knot on her head!


Catch Malia on Tea Tree's Instagram!
Blog cover: @maliamanuel,  @coconutcomradery  &  @tamboracai