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3C/4A Natural Hairstyles

What is your name and your profession?

My name is Beatrice and I’m a singer and a writer.

Why did you go natural?

I’ve always wanted to wear my hair natural, but I had no idea how to manage my hair in it’s natural state. Coming from a biracial background, neither side of my family was familiar with my hair type. When my edges began to break off and my ends started breaking like crazy from excessive straightening, I decided I had enough. I started to research about curly hair and started experimenting with different styles and products to see what would work for me. Eventually, I got tired of dealing with my damaged hair and I did the big chop.

How long have you been natural and when did you BC?

I’ve always been “natural” but I used to straighten my hair so often that it was basically permanently straight. I decided to do the BC in September of 2011 and I’m so glad I did.

What are your staple products and hairstyles?

At this point, I honestly don’t have a favorite product. There are so many great products out there. I usually switch between Kinky Curly, Shea Moisture, and Mixed Chicks products. I love wash and go’s, but my staple hairstyles lately have been protective styles. I’ve been wearing a lot of twists and buns as well.

What are your natural hair goals?

Honestly, my goal is to maintain my hair health, which can be difficult sometimes. It’s so easy to be tempted to color my hair, cut it into a style, or straighten my hair whenever I feel like a “change”. I’ve done all those things in the past, which I ended up regretting after. I’m really interested in seeing how long my hair can grow because I’ve been told by so many “hair professionals” that I wouldn’t be able to grow my hair past shoulder length, which I have long passed.

How do you keep your hair intact overnight?

I keep my hair intact by sleeping completely still at night. No, I’m kidding. I haven’t mastered maintaining my hair from the night before. I sleep on a silk pillowcase at night and when my hair is in a wash in go, I usually tie it up in a pineapple and pray that my curls don’t get ruined. My hair is usually a train wreck in the morning, and I have to “refresh” my curls when I get up.


How do you maintain length?

I maintain my length by using minimal heat. I usually air dry my hair, and I rarely use a straightener. I also wear my hair in a lot of protective styles, such as twists and buns, to keep my ends from breaking.

Name 1 reason you went natural and why you love being natural.

One of the reasons I went natural is because I was tired of manipulating and damaging my hair to be something that it isn’t. My hair is big and curly and I accept that. I don’t think God made any mistakes when he created any of us, so I rock my hair proudly. Accepting it for what it is and seeing the beauty in it’s natural state in turn makes other people do the same. “Going natural” and staying natural is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

Where else can we find you on the net?

I’m working on something great for my natural girls, which will be coming out soon, so connect with me on Instagram at http://instagram.com/xobemac, to be notified when it is released.

3C/4A Natural Hair Journey|Beatrice What is your name and your profession? My name is Beatrice and I’m a singer and a writer.
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4A Natural Hair Journey | Virginia

4A Natural Hair Journey | Virginia

What is your name and your profession?

My is Virginia Andre, better known as Jayah. I make my living in property management & acquisition.

Why did you go natural?

I began to transition and return to natural in 2010, but this was not a conscious effort; I developed an obsession with sew-in protective styles, and my relaxer began to grow out significantly with continuous sew-in installs. Witnessing…

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The Fluffiest Twistout Ever + NOLA Blog Link Up Party

The Fluffiest Twistout Ever + NOLA Blog Link Up Party

twistouts

From time to time, I like to show off the length of my hair and I do so by blow drying it. While I don’t like to use heat all the time, I decided I would because I wanted to quickly stretch my hair.

You know sometimes it just doesn’t register how much hair I have on my head… until it’s time for me to do it.

My blow dry techniquestays the same but I like to change up my products to experiment I…

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What is your name and your profession?

Stephanie – Health Insurance Auditor/Vlogger/Blogger (Blogging and Vlogging are my passion)

Why did you go natural?

I went back to natural near the end of 2009. I was diagnosed with Lupus around the same time. My medications were making my hair break/thin out already, and the relaxers were only exacerbating the issue. I haven’t looked back since.

How long have you been natural and when did you BC?

I did not BC–I transitioned with regular trims and protective styles until giving birth to my son in Sept 2013.  I got my 1st shaping cut from Devachan Salon in NYC in October 2013. I recently cut my hair for the second time at Ouidad Salon in NYC in June 2014.

What are your staple products and hairstyles?

I have MANY staple products, and I know many naturalistas can relate! I absolutely cannot live without the following:
Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Curl Refresher spray
Frizz Free Curls “Curl Control Paste”
Ouidad Moisturizing Gel & Ouidad Whipped Curls Daily Conditioner/Styling primer
Spectrum Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil
Aubrey Organics White Camellia Conditioner (I use for co-washing and as a leave-in).

I regularly seal my hair with a combo of Castor Oil and Sweet Almond Oil. My favorite deep conditioner so far is Camille Rose Naturals Algae Renew Deep Conditioner. My coils and curls are extremely supple and manageable after I use it . My wash and go is my staple hairstyle hands down–easiest to do but requires at least half a day’s worth of drying. I do not use heat in my hair anymore. It was way too damaging to diffuse my hair. I also seldom use shampoo.  I do an Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse once a month. I recently used and loved Aztec Secret Indian Healing Bentonite Clay as a cleanser. (Both tutorials are on my YouTube Channel).


What are your natural hair goals?

My natural hair goals are to just obtain and maintain the healthiest hair possible. I used to be concerned with length, but I’ve realized over time that quality of hair is so much more attainable and beneficial than inches–my motto is and remains “Strength over Length”.

How do you keep your hair intact overnight?

Pineapple! I also use a satin scarf, and double over as a headband. I also like bra strap headbands with no closures, but the satin scarves work much better for me.

How do you maintain length?

I only trim as needed. However, I realize my hair tends to grow more on the side of density vs. length. Again, “Strength over Length”. ;-)

Name 1 reason you went natural and why you love being natural.

I love how liberating the experience has been. It has also tied into my health, and motivated me to eat and live much healthier as well. After all, healthy hair starts from the inside out. You cannot have healthy hair without taking care of yourself from the inside first. Plenty of water, healthy fats, grains and greens can take you and your hair a long way!

Where else can we find you on the net?

Instagram: _cebelamour_

website: http://www.cebelamour.com

YouTube: Cebelamour85

4A Natural Hair Journey | Stephanie What is your name and your profession? Stephanie - Health Insurance Auditor/Vlogger/Blogger (Blogging and Vlogging are my passion)
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Jonise

What is your name and your profession?

I am Jonise Sainvil and I work in Administrative Services- Budget and Purchasing, for a municipal police department.

How long have you been natural and when did you BC?

Overall, I have been natural for 1 year and 5 months. After a frustrating 8 months of transitioning with protective styles, I decided to do the big chop (BC) in October 2013. It has now been…

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beautiffulcurls:

I’ve teamed up with a few lovely bloggers to bring you the #BeautyBChat. Meet us on twitter at hashtag #BeautyBChat!
It kicks off tonight September 9th at 7pm CST/8pm EST. You’re invited to take part in the festivities.
We will be discussing:- Natural Hair- Makeup- FashionAnd answering any questions that you may have.
We will also be giving away FULL SIZED products from your favorite brands including CURLS, Cantu Shea Butter and Beautiful Textures!Be there for your chance to win!#BeautyBChat .
RSVP: http://beautybchat.splashthat.com

beautiffulcurls:

I’ve teamed up with a few lovely bloggers to bring you the #BeautyBChat.
 
Meet us on twitter at hashtag #BeautyBChat!

It kicks off tonight September 9th at 7pm CST/8pm EST. You’re invited to take part in the festivities.

We will be discussing:
- Natural Hair
- Makeup
- Fashion
And answering any questions that you may have.

We will also be giving away FULL SIZED products from your favorite brands including CURLS, Cantu Shea Butter and Beautiful Textures!

Be there for your chance to win!
#BeautyBChat .

RSVP: http://beautybchat.splashthat.com

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#BeautyBChat ! Don’t be tardy for the Beauty Twitter Party!

#BeautyBChat ! Don’t be tardy for the Beauty Twitter Party!

beauty blogger chat

Clear your calendar – It’s going down!
Meet us on twitter at hashtag #BeautyBChat!
It kicks off on September 9th, and you’re invited to take part in the festivities.
Come one, come all, bring a guest, and hang loose. This is going to be epic!

We will be talking about giving advice about
– Natural Hair
– Makeup
– Fashion
And answering any and all questions that you may have!

We will also be…

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3 Deep Conditioners For Natural Hair For The Fall/Winter Season

3 Deep Conditioners For Natural Hair For The Fall/Winter Season

deep conditioners for natural hair

When the winter time comes, we all know that it’s time to change our regimens. It was already a task to find the first deep conditioner for our natural hair, now we have to find another? ~throws up hands~

It’s not always the most pleasant experience so I am here to make it a little easier for you to make this OH SO difficult transition. Stop pouting. It’s really not that bad.

The deep…

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Shannon - New Orleans

Shannon – New Orleans

What is your name and your profession?

Hi! My name is Shannon and I’m currently a clinical intake team lead for Humana insurance.

Why did you go natural?

I went natural because I noticed my relaxed hair always looked thin. I also used to see some awesome naturals online and thought wow their hair really looks healthy so I tried it.

How long have you been natural and when did you BC?

I have been…

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"Get The Look" : Keke Palmer 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards

“Get The Look” : Keke Palmer 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards

keke palmer dress 2014 emmy awards

Hair Stylist: Cynthia Alvarez Instagram: @cynthiaglam

Keke Palmer is known for her beauty and sophistication for the red carpet. For Keke’s Primetime Emmy Awards hair, we decided to go with a simple, chic “up do” style to complement the dress. From the front it’s very simply pulled back, but once she turns around, you’ll see the back has interesting detail.  A classic style, with a twist……

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