*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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treece

Hair porn

Jess

ENVY!! Just beau­ti­ful!

anastasia

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

zyaran

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

Tanya Branham

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

Patricia Kayden

Gor­geous. GOing to check out her web­site and prod­ucts.

Sieta

Her hair is amaz­ing.

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!

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.

KENDRA

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

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 :)

kat

Gor­geous hair!

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.

Tamara

She and her hair are so pret­ty!

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:)

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