*Pre­pared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1Me­Nat­u­ral­ly

Intro­duce your­self!
C:
My name is Cas­san­dre Bec­cai. I am orig­i­nal­ly from New York City (woot woot!) but now cur­rent­ly liv­ing in Wash­ing­ton (state) with my hub­by.

Why did you make the deci­sion to go nat­u­ral?
C:
When I went nat­u­ral I was hav­ing issues with the relax­er giv­ing me ongo­ing headaches after every touch-up. I took it as sign that I should let go of it before it does more harm to me like make me go bald, or be a source that pro­motes a tumor in my body. I’ve been nat­u­ral for 7+ years now.

How would you describe your tex­ture?
C:
I’d say that I am a 4b. My strands have a medi­um thick­ness and it’s pret­ty dense.

Describe your styling reg­i­men over the course of the mon­th.
C:
Just so you know, I’m such a fiend for new hair­styles! I can’t seem to keep it in one style for long, but when life gets super busy one style for a peri­od of time is my very best choice. The style I’ve been rock­ing on an ongo­ing basis the­se past few weeks are Mar­ley twists. They’ve been a go to pro­tec­tive style that has enough flex­i­bil­i­ty for me not to get bored. It also gives me a chance to mois­tur­ize my hair quite a bit more fre­quent­ly with­out risk­ing too much manip­u­la­tion. I’ve also been doing super high buns and donut buns. The­se styles have a way of pro­tect­ing my ends, but they take a toll on my edges after a cou­ple of weeks and besides, there is so much con­ve­nience in not hav­ing to redo the bun every oth­er day.

With the Mar­ley twists, I use Eden’s Heart Oat­milk n’ Hon­ey Dai­ly Con­di­tion­er and seal it with either the Almond Elixir or Sweet Vanil­la But­ter twice a day to keep my hair super mois­tur­ized. Mois­tur­iz­ing and seal­ing that often makes my hair feel so amaz­ing­ly fab­u­lous after I take the twists out. When my hair is in a bun, I usu­al­ly spray the bun with water and then spray it with Almond Elixir by Eden’s Heart.

What does wash day look like for you?
C:
On wash day the first thing I tend to do is pre­pare my hot oil treat­ment. I’ve been real­ly into this amla, cocoa but­ter and almond oil treat­ment I came up with a few weeks ago. It’s real­ly been enhanc­ing the shine fac­tor and mois­ture reten­tion in my hair. After I do that I take time to detan­gle my hair. That usu­al­ly takes a while. I’ve learned that it’s bet­ter to be thor­ough with it because it reduces the amount of sin­gle strand knots and oth­er nasty knots I some­times get. After I detan­gle my hair, I put it in sec­tions to dis­trib­ute the treat­ment than leave it in for as long as I want- usu­al­ly no less than an hour.

When I wash my hair I do it stand­ing under the show­er in sec­tions while using Eden’s Heart Cleans­ing Smooth­ie Sham­poo. If I find that my hair feels more grit­ty than usu­al, or that it’s been over two months since my last clar­i­fy­ing sham­poo I take my cheap­ie Suave Clar­i­fy­ing Sham­poo to remove build up. On wash days where I don’t use a hot oil treat­ment, I fol­low up with a deep con­di­tion­er- either Dam­age Con­trol by Eden’s Heart or a mix of almond oil with Herbal Essences Hel­lo Hydra­tion Con­di­tion­er. After I wash and con­di­tion, I mois­tur­ize with the Oat­milk n’ Hon­ey Dai­ly Con­di­tion­er and seal with Eden’s Heart Sweet Vanil­la But­ter. I usu­al­ly twist my wet hair and wrap it in an old t-shirt and let it dry.

Describe your favorite go-to hair­style for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
C:
My favorite go to style late­ly are Mar­ley twists. They’re so easy to main­tain. I wake up, mois­tur­ize and seal, then I might do a cinnabun princess bun thing that I like to do with them :) On oth­er days when my hair isn’t in twists, I usu­al­ly do some kind of a roll and tuck hair do. They’re always classy and very quick for me to whip up. Some­times, I like to pull my hair up towards the front to the side for a real­ly chic look of cas­cad­ing ban­tu knot outs or twist outs that I plant­ed in my hair the night before.

How do you com­bat shrink­age?
C:
After I wash my hair I usu­al­ly use a heavy hand of EH’s Sweet Vanil­la But­ter on my hair and twist or plait in medi­um size sec­tions to help stretch my kinky curls. The next night I usu­al­ly re-twist using Oat­milk n’ Hon­ey and then some more but­ter. By day 3 my hair seems more stretched.

What are some of your prob­lem areas (if any) that require spe­cial care and atten­tion?
C:
My prob­lem area is def­i­nite­ly my prone to dry­ness ends! I mean they are so eas­i­ly dried out so if I’m lazy one week, I see it almost instant­ly in that I lose so many short hairs. When I don’t mois­tur­ize fre­quent­ly they split and that’s just bad news all togeth­er!

What are 2 do’s for your tex­ture?
C:
1. Mois­tur­ize at least once a day, BUT twice a day is retain­ing major length sta­tus! 2. Go eat your veg­gies! Hair will grow no mat­ter what you eat, but good food means good qual­i­ty hair, stronger hair. Are your nails brit­tle and cracked? Then girl get on this! That may be a sign that you need a lit­tle boost in your diet.

What are 2 don’ts for your tex­ture?
C:
1. Don’t manip­u­late every sin­gle day. Give your hair a break once in a while because our hair is frag­ile and it will treat you good if you give it a rest. 2. Don’t hate on your hair. Trust me, some­how it always direct­ly effects your pro­gress. Dr. Phoenyx Austin says it best, “If you love it, it will grow” and that’s sooo very true! Work with what you got and be the fab­u­lous you that you are!

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
C:
Yes! Check me out at http://www.cassandrebeccai.com.

Meosha

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

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67 Comments on "Cassandre // 4B Natural Hair Style Icon"

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DiJah

You just gave me an idea for my hair. Mar­ley twists!! because as of late i’ve been feel­ing over­whelmed with all this hair on my head ;/ not a bad prob­lem to have though. But anyways…the mar­ley twists are done with your hair or…?
you know what…lemme google.

Beau­ti­ful head of hair btw :)

Cassandre

haha!@ “lem­me google” I have youtube video all about how I did it! check it out here- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dxp6tBdzs8Y. And thank you!

Toya

Mannn, you got some beau­ti­ful hair!!

Jerica

Cool hair­styles!!!

JulesB

Your hair so beau­ti­ful almost brought me to tears

merry

i thought it was just me. i felt so weird, get­ting slight­ly misty-eyed over some hair. lol.

Kinu

me too!

k

Gor­geous!! I espe­cial­ly like the corn­rowed style with the twists up front and the high bun! your hair is AMAZING!

Carla

Woah girl woah. That’s a whole lot­ta hair! :)

Landry

Welp, I believe I found my very first hair crush!! lol Absolute­ly gor­geous hair–*so inspi­ra­tional!*

DaynaJoe

My mouth fell open in awe of how beau­ti­ful your hair and hair­styles are!!!

Thanks so much for to you and this blog for shar­ing. I will be sav­ing your pics for inspi­ra­tion.

A.C

Absolute­ly beau­ti­ful, major inspi­ra­tion

Marcia

Just found her on YT! Beau­ti­ful hair and pret­ty lady! Love her styles!

Lela7

So thick and dense! I love it!

Monz03b

Wow! What a beau­ti­ful girl with love­ly hair. When you get Mar­ley twists, you just mois­tur­ize the fake hair as well..I know the hair is twist­ed in with it? I’m inter­est­ed in Havana twists but try­ing to fig­ure out how to mois­tur­ize my hair with them.

Cassandre

hey girlie. yes! I mois­tur­ize the fake hair too because I haven’t found a bet­ter way :) Check out how I mois­tur­ize them in this video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMwWeCClruM

Sasha-Shae

YAY!!!!! I’m so proud of you Cass!! Gor­geous hair and per­son­al­i­ty as always! Love ya sis!

~Shae

jenna marie christian

beau­ti­ful girl, gor­geous hair !

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