*Pre­pared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1Me­Nat­u­ral­ly

Intro­duce your­self!
C:
My name is Car­nisha. I live in Hous­ton, Tex­as and I’m rep­pin’ Hous­ton born and raised!! I do a lot of things, lol. I work full time, got to school, wife, mom, and I make my own all nat­u­ral bar soap.

Why did you make the deci­sion to go nat­u­ral?
C:
When I was preg­nant with my daugh­ter my styl­ist made me stop get­ting relax­ers. I became very curi­ous about my nat­u­ral hair tex­ture and decid­ed I want­ed to be able to have the same hair as my daugh­ter.

When and how did you tran­si­tion into nat­u­ral hair?
C:
I didn’t tran­si­tion. One day after com­ing home from work I told my hus­band that I was ready to cut my hair off. He set up his at home bar­ber­shop and cut my hair all off. When he fin­ished, mine was short­er than his, lol!

In what ways (if any) has going nat­u­ral affect­ed you?
C:
I am much more con­scious of what chem­i­cals I sub­ject myself and my fam­i­ly to. I am much more con­fi­dent. I can­not hide behind my hair any­more. I am very shy, but I love talk­ing to peo­ple about my jour­ney.

How would you describe your hair?
C:
My hair is very thick, kinky, curly, some­what coop­er­a­tive hair. I love my hair. I don’t real­ly fol­low the hair typ­ing sys­tem, but some­one has told me I am a 3c/4a.

What is your reg­i­men?
C:
I fol­low a pret­ty con­sis­tent reg­i­men on my hair. I wash my hair every oth­er Thurs­day, I use the Shea Mois­ture line, and I use Aussie Moist to detan­gle and leave in. After wash­ing and detan­gling I will twist my hair in about 25 twists and let dry overnight. I just re-twist every oth­er night until wash day. My twist out always looks best on Sun­day for church :) For mois­ture I use water, olive oil and coconut oil. I real­ly like using my steam­er at least once a mon­th if time per­mits. My hair feels sooo soft after­wards.

How do you retain length and mois­ture in your hair?
C:
I have been very pleased with my growth!! It’s amaz­ing to see my big chop pic­ture to how much hair I have now. I try not to manip­u­late my hair too much. I am very care­ful when I detan­gle. I try to trim every oth­er mon­th to help reduce ssk’s. (I get those a lot if I wear a WnG)

What mis­takes have you made with your hair that you’ve learned from?
C:
Ear­ly on, I col­ored my hair and over time it began to feel like straw. I don’t think my hair likes at home box col­ors :(. If I ever get anoth­er col­or, I will get it done pro­fes­sion­al­ly.

What’s the best/most effec­tive thing you do for your hair?
C:
Mois­tur­ize! Con­di­tion! Steam!

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
C:
www.naturaljoi.blogspot.com

Meosha

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

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43 Comments on "Carnisha // Natural Hair Style Icon"

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Carol

I’ve been nat­u­ral about 2 years now. I regret­ed using the relax­ers in my hair. It took my hair out,destroyed my tex­ture and dan­druff was unbe­liev­able, it was such a hor­ri­ble expe­ri­ence. I had a nat­u­ral back in the 60’s when it was hot, and I was proud to rep­re­sent the mar­velous style. The nubian queen is expressive,she’s radi­ant and her beau­ty lights up any dim­l­it room.I’m here to stay and will nev­er revert to any­thing other.Wear your styles proud­ly, and share the love with the sis­ters that’s con­teplat­ing that change:)

Tamara

She and her hair are so pret­ty!

Courtney

She and her hair are absolute­ly beau­ti­ful! I keep com­ing back to her post in awe at the full­ness and def­i­n­i­tion in all her styles.

kat

Gor­geous hair!

Yvonne

If only my hair was like yours Car­nisha. It is GORGEOUS!!!! How­ev­er, I will work with what God gave me and try to mir­ror your reg­i­men. Be blessed :)

KENDRA

WHAT ONE OF THE SHEA LINE SHAMPOOS DO YOU USE THE BUTTER CURL AND SHINE„,OR THE RETENTION OR THE BLACK SHAMPOO????

Toni

Very beau­ti­ful hair on such a beau­ti­ful lady. Nice to see a fel­low Hous­to­ni­an rep­re­sent­ing on this web­site. I have been tran­si­tion­ing for the past sev­en months and I would love to hear about how you deal with this Hous­ton humid­i­ty.

maryse

You are a beau­ti­ful, beau­ti­ful gor­geous wom­an and your hair just looks SO LUSH! It’s like the rain­forest of hair :-). I love it!

Sieta

Her hair is amaz­ing.

Patricia Kayden

Gor­geous. GOing to check out her web­site and prod­ucts.

Tanya Branham

Your hair is fabulous.com and beautiful!!!!Natural hair rocks!!!!

zyaran

Wow that is alot of growth that you have retained already. Those twist-out and afro puff pic­tures are gor­geous, love the thick­ness.

anastasia

Aint say­in’ noth­in’ new: You’re gor­geous!!

Jess

ENVY!! Just beau­ti­ful!

treece

Hair porn

aly

Car­nisha I am blown away at how beau­ti­ful you look with a short cut. not many wom­en can pull it off yet you have you such strik­ing fea­tures that the cut only makes them glow like a sweet angel.

Lala

Gor­geous head of hair! Love it!

talibah

Your hair looks so beau­ti­ful and healthy. And this inter­view real­ly reflects a strong and sweet spir­it. Has your hair­line always been that great? I have a bit of break­age espe­cial­ly on the left side despite the fact that my hair grows quite fast.

Carnisha

Thank you so much for the kind words!! I have always had a very full hair­line :), it’s bit­ter­sweet some­times because it make some styles hard to do bc it’s so thick.

Kesha

Hair-gasam! Put a fork in me, I’m done!

Jo Somebody

You are beau­ti­ful, you hair is gor­geous, I a lov­ing this post!

valarie

what
is a steam­er?

Kesha

Hi Valar­ie,
A steam­er is a way to get extra mois­ture into your hair by envelop­ing it steam. Most steam­ers look some­thing like hood­ed hair dyers, except instead of heat a steam­er kicks out steam. One of the most pop­u­lar brands is Hueti­ful Hair Steam­er. I don’t own one, but I have been tempt­ed sev­er­al times. This beau­ti­ful head of hair sold it, did it?

Deborah Cooper-Asberry

You are one Gor­geous lady! I like how you men­tioned that you are more care­ful about the use of chem­i­cals on your hair and skin as well as that of your fam­i­ly! They’re blessed to have you look­ing out for their wel­fare in this way!
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zyaran

Your hair looks very pret­ty. Is that a reg­u­lar 2 strand twist, or styled with pipe clean­ers on 2 strand twist?

mangomadness

Beau­ti­ful wom­an with beau­ti­ful hair!

keisha

absolute­ly love­ly!

merry

her hair is soooo pret­ty.

Carla

Beau­ti­ful, healthy hair AND gor­geous skin! :)

jenna marie christian

beau­ti­ful

Bobby

Her hair is beau­ti­ful, just curi­ous, how long ago did she big chop??

Carnisha

Thanks! I did the big chop 9/23/09. Almost 3 years!

df

so many beau­ti­ful nat­u­ral heads here in hous­ton! she is so beau­ti­ful too..

Eboni

Gor­geous!!

Miz B

Fab­u­lous hair!! Sooo much growth after the big chop! Amaz­ing!!

Ms. Page

What a love­ly lady! Your hair is just beau­ti­ful. I would love to know more about your nat­u­ral bar soaps. Are they com­mer­cial­ly avail­able?

Carnisha

Thank you! I am still work­ing on get­ting some dis­tri­b­u­tion in stores. For now, I am sell­ing by word of mouth but I hope to expand soon.

hairscapades

Your hair is beau­ti­ful!! LOVE it and all your styles!! I real­ly like the updo in the third pic! How did you do that? Is it just a roll and tuck of a twist out? Beau­ti­ful. I’m also always so jeal­ous of anyone’s hair that dries overnight! I wish! It takes my hair FOREVER AND A DAY to dry!

Okay, back to you though, gor­geous!

Shel­li

Carnisha

Thank so much! Yes, it’s ran­dom pin­up on a twist out. I have found that I have to style my hair damp…if it’s wet, it’s def­i­nite­ly a no-go in the morn­ing.

Aby

can’t wait to have hair like that

treece12

+1

Monz03b

I am blown away by her nat­u­ral hair and beau­ty!! Wow!

jenna marie christian

+1

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