Gabi Gregg // Natural Hair Style Icon

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*Prepared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1MeNaturally

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Introduce yourself!
G:
My name is Gabi Gregg. I’m 25 years old and I’m from Detroit, but currently reside in Harlem. I’m a full time fashion consultant and personal style blogger at gabifresh.com, helping shatter the idea that you have to be a certain size to be stylish.

When and how did you transition into natural hair?
G:
I grew up with my natural curls, but when I went to boarding school in 9th grade it was too much to handle on my own. I had a relaxer from ages 14-22 when I ended up losing a lot of hair from stress. It was getting thin and breaking off a lot, so I decided to chop it off and start over with a faux hawk. It was super cute short, but the in-between lengths were hard for me so I ended up wearing lots of wigs and weaves until just recently when I got comfortable with the length again.

In what ways (if any) has going natural affected you?
G:
I love it. It’s so much healthier than it’s been in years! Going natural has really helped me appreciate my God given beauty, and now when I look at some of my old pictures with cheap wigs I cringe.

How would you describe your hair?
G:
My hair is still pretty fine and thin, but luckily with a lot of teasing and tousling during the drying process I can get it to look nice and big. I personally love a bit of frizz and rock n roll, so I purposely avoid the ‘perfect uniform curls.’

What is your regimen?
G:
I actually use Herbal Essences Color Me Happy Conditioner (I swear I live by this, it’s great for dry hair) and their Totally Twisted Mousse, which is great for getting hold without the crunchiness.

What mistakes have you made with your hair that you’ve learned from?
G:
I think the biggest mistake I’ve made with my hair is thinking that other people’s “curly hair rules” work for everyone. It’s important to try out different products and methods to find out what’s best for you. Like I said, I have to play with my hair a lot while it’s drying or else it falls flat, where as many curly hair experts say you shouldn’t touch your hair at all as it dries to maintain the curl pattern. I’ve been to curly salons and always prefer my own method to theirs.

What’s the best/most effective thing you do for your hair?
G:
The best thing I do for my hair is just making sure not to over wash and keeping it trimmed consistently to prevent breakage.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
G:
Blog: gabifresh.com Twitter: @gabifresh

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Meosha

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

 

31 thoughts on “Gabi Gregg // Natural Hair Style Icon

    • Why do you mention her size at all then? Just by you mentioning it is saying that you initially think the opposite, regardless of your “complimentary” statement, because of her size…If I didn’t make since its like someone saying “Your hair does not look curly it just looks nappy…just kidding.” Same concept applies. When you compliment someone you don’t mention a weakness or an area you see them lacking in, because it makes your compliment void. Just say she’s got style. Whether she’s big or small the style stands right? But based off of your comment a big girl can’t have style huh? This girl is just excused, because you really like her blog and pics? If that’s not how you meant it that is how it came off, I would change my approach. Didn’t mean to rant, I just honestly cannot stand the ignorance behind these types of comments.

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      • Her blog used to be called “Fat and Fabulous” (Gabi named it herself) just so you know

        In other news, I totally love your style and your hair. Definitely excited you were featured and just like Letuce, I love reading your blog.

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      • @Tiona Jordan “Why do you mention her size at all then?” Umm, actually Gabi metioned it in her introduction. In fact it’s part of the motivation behind her blog. You can’t stand ignorance? I can’t stand a person in the wrong calling another person, with an informed opinion, ignorant.

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        • There’s a big difference between “She’s got style for a big girl” and “I don’t care what size you are, girl’s got style.” just sayin’. The first is a backhanded compliment, while the other is a ompliment.

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      • Wow! Sometimes things get lost in translation particularly when reading a quick quip. One could give the poster the benefit of the doubt or wait for a response to a ‘reasonable’ query on their comments before going off on a “rant” and shifting the direction of the comments from, what was, a great interview to an accusatory diatribe towards apparently another plus-sized reader.

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      • Man shut the F*ck up!!!!! The poster didn’t mean anything negative!! Plus her blog use to be called Fat & Fabulous. So have a seat in the corner somewhere!!!

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    • That’s precisely why I said “I DON’T CARE WHAT SIZE YOU ARE…” And I definitely wouldn’t consider her size as weakness, as you said that I’m “complimenting her by pointing out her weakness.” I think she quite strong, but I’m just another plus-sized girl so who am I to judge?

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  1. Beautiful woman, beautiful hair. love, love, love her fashion style. I’m heading over to her site right now.

    Hey BGLH – can you do some more fashion posts? Love this site!!! Thanks for all the wonderful posts.

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  2. Gabi you are killing that citron dress and plum bolero and your faux-hawk was just pure Prince loveliness, nice to meet your blog!

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  3. YAY! Its nice to see another fine/thin haired natural!!! Every time I read “my hair is super thick/wiry/course/full/big I can’t help but tune out. I find that I get the best haircare info from people who’s curls/kinks/coils are fine and sparse like mine, regardless of the similarity of their hair type.
    Also, she is GORGEOUS! Face, body, hair: the whole nine. Big and beautiful are NOT mutually exclusive, and you show it.

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  4. Yoooo!! Love this! Sorry if someone else already asked this question and it was answered, but is there any way we can get some dets/descriptions on these photos. I’m in love with some of the clothes and would be interested to know where I can purchase. Thanks!!

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  5. im trying to get to your level of dress game lol
    [img]http://blackgirllonghair.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Photo0566.jpg[/img]

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