*Pre­pared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1Me­Nat­u­ral­ly

Intro­duce your­self!
R:
I’m Chan­tay Dav­en­port and I have an alias…Ronae Park­er aka C. Ron­ae for my busi­ness mind­ed self. I was born and raised in Decatur, GA. How­ev­er, I cur­rent­ly reside in Hous­ton, TX. I came here as a short-term sum­mer vis­it and great things hap­pened to make me stay for a while longer. But please believe I will be return­ing to the A soon :)

I am a Cus­tomer Ser­vice rep­re­sen­ta­tive for the cor­po­rate office of a women’s cloth­ing and acces­so­ry bou­tique. I am also work­ing on my 2nd degree in Graph­ic Design. Full time work load, part-time stu­dent, entre­pre­neur, boyfriend = busy life.

Why did you make the deci­sion to go nat­ur­al?
R:
I hon­est­ly was tired of perms. I real­ly just want­ed to give some­thing new a try. Besides, I have nev­er seen so much sup­port and encour­age­ment for some­thing like this before. Going nat­ur­al has real­ly become a move­ment.

When and how did you tran­si­tion into nat­ur­al hair?
R:
It is an inter­est­ing sto­ry. When I grad­u­at­ed from LSU in 2008 I want­ed to get a sew-in for grad­u­a­tion. After get­ting my first sew-in I nev­er want­ed to go back. Not nec­es­sar­i­ly think­ing of going nat­ur­al; every time I went to my styl­ist to redo my hair, she would trim a lit­tle bit more off. By the time I decid­ed to wear my hair out, not only had my perm com­plete­ly grown out, but I noticed that there was this nat­ur­al hair rev­o­lu­tion going on. And I want­ed to be a part of it. Lol. But no, I didn’t do the big chop or any­thing.

In what ways (if any) has going nat­ur­al affect­ed you?
R:
It has def­i­nite­ly made me more con­fi­dent with my hair. I get com­pli­ments all the time, which is nev­er a bad thing. I feel empow­ered with my hair and style. It is some­thing I can do, take care of and improve myself, so it saves me mon­ey. Also, my hair is longer than it’s ever been since I was a lit­tle girl. I love putting my hair in dif­fer­ent styles. I can wear it curly or straight. It’s real­ly some­thing mag­i­cal about being nat­ur­al. My hair makes me hap­py, plain and sim­ple.

How would you describe your hair?
R:
It’s VERY thick. 4b type I guess. In cold weath­er I have great hair, in humid­i­ty it goes POOF very fast.

What is your reg­i­men?
R:
I’m a prod­uct junkie, but my most recent prod­ucts are Bee Mine Lus­cious Mois­tur­iz­er and Bee Hold Curly But­ter for styling. I use Herbal Essences Hel­lo Hydra­tion 2 in 1 Sham­poo and Con­di­tion­er. I also use Carol’s Daugh­ter Tui Mois­tur­iz­ing Hair Smooth­ie for deep con­di­tion­ing. And last but not least, a Coconut + Jojo­ba oil mix for mois­ture. I wash my hair once a week and then co-wash every oth­er week.

How do you retain length and mois­ture in your hair?
R:
If I wear my go to style which is a braid out, I will re-mois­tur­ize and re-braid my hair every night. Basi­cal­ly no mat­ter what style I put my hair in, up-do, ban­tu knots, buns, etc. I MOISTURIZE.

What mis­takes have you made with your hair that you’ve learned from?
R:
Let­ting my hair be dry for days at a time. With nat­ur­al hair you have to real­ly be atten­tive and take care of your locs, or they will knot up and break off.

What’s the best/most effec­tive thing you do for your hair?
R:
Eat­ing healthy, drink­ing water and tak­ing my vit­a­mins. Which is real­ly some­thing I could do more of. But it all starts inter­nal­ly.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
R:
I have a blog; it’s called Sup­pledip­pi­ty. You can go to suppledippity.blogspot.com to check it out. I plan on doing many more posts in the upcom­ing month. My tum­blr is lovesoredic.tumblr.com. Oh and my twitter(s): @Luv_TayRonae (Per­son­al) and @Suppledippity (Blog)

Any­thing else you want to add?
R:
I will be open­ing an online bou­tique this sum­mer (fin­gers crossed) called (O&S) for hair acces­sories, head­bands that I’ve designed espe­cial­ly for us nat­u­rals (some are in my pic­tures) as well as frocks, shoes and home items. So if you would like to receive updates on the open­ing, please email me at crdavenport22@gmail.com.

Meosha

Just anoth­er lover of nat­ur­al hair and expres­sion.
— Style Icon Coor­di­na­tor for BGLH

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13 Comments on "Chantay // Natural Hair Style Icon"

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Annie L.

Love­ly, full hair and great blog!

Alicia G

Does Chan­tay have any hair style tuto­r­i­al videos? I would love to know how she does her styles.

merry

awww.

she’s a beau­ti­ful girl…

smartsx

i real­ly wish my thin ass hair could do this :(

mangmadness

Love­ly hair! I like the way you play with the bangs of your styles. I will you did hair style tuto­ri­als on YouTube…

k.lynn

love­ly! and my hair does the same thing. it will look great when it’s cold, soon as a hint of humid­i­ty is in the air it poofs up lol

anastasia

Well-pre­served, Fierce, Fab, and Fly!!

Neesha.Cherie

Beau­ti­ful! I love how she always has some­thing going on with her bangs! The style in the last pic is def up my alley…will be try­ing it soon. Thanks for the inspi­ra­tion Ms. Chan­tay!

Miss Leah

LOVE the twist outs and the col­or. Beau­ti­ful pic­tures!

hassan

great style, beau­ti­ful hair and face!!

Marsha

I noticed that you have some colour in your hair. Did you have to bleach then add the colour? I want to colour my hair, but I don’t want to bleach it. HELP!

Aby

i love the first pho­to…

sheana

Beau­ti­ful Healthy Hair

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