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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

Meosha

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

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31 Comments on "Gabi Gregg // Natural Hair Style Icon"

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Siobhan

im try­ing to get to your lev­el of dress game lol
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Siobhan

im try­ing to get to your lev­el of dress game lol

Jessica

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!!

Nichelle

True sto­ry: She is a gor­geous woman. Very fresh look. Detroit seems to have a lot of beau­ti­ful women.

AnaDion

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.

Ev`Yan

She OWNS those curves. Beau­ti­ful.

Annie L.

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

Mcleand

OMG I loooove this girl, check out her styl­ish blog, the girls’s style is sick!!! Goooo Gabs!!

Kitty

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.

Black Girl With Long Hair

You know what, peo­ple weren’t real­ly look­ing at the fash­ion posts that much :( Sad, I know! I think peo­ple most­ly come here for hair, so I’m decid­ing whether we should keep doing the Clos­et Raid fea­tures. Hmmm.…

Stacey

I love the fash­ion posts!! Always read them. Nat­ur­al women just seem to have such great style, lol! 

You should keep them up, and fea­ture Gabi!! Love her!

Mcleand

Love the fash­ion posts, that what makes this web­site stand out.

Sweet T

You MUST keep the fash­ion posts. I always look for­ward to see­ing them. I get alot of stares because of my quirky vin­tage style so its great see­ing oth­er women who dress like myself. Please con­tin­ue with the Clos­et Raid fea­tures.

AnaDion

I like them!

Lantoinette

Absolute­ly love­ly. Beau­ti­ful lady, beau­ti­ful hair, beau­ti­ful style.…

BrooklynCoily

Fierce! Fierce!! *snap snap*

sosoulful_0125

Great style!!! Love the big hair pho­to!!!

Steph...In Motion

LOVE-LY!

Sieta

She’s beau­ti­ful! I love her style!

DiJah

Love her blog! She is so frickin styl­ish

Lettuce

I LOVE read­ing her blog! I don’t care what size you are, you got­ta admit, girl’s got style.

Lettuce

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?

Tiona Jordan
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… Read more »
Fairy

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!!!

Annie L.

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.

Mcleand

Very well said Annie L.

Steph...In Motion

@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.

AH

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.

Mai

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.

heyheyhey

wow… okay then 

gabi= gor­geous

YesYesDesi

Lots of women from Detroit on bgl­hon­lline as of recent! :-)

Beau­ti­ful woman with beau­ti­ful hair!

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