*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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alial

your hair is beyond gor­geous =]

dee

Beau­ti­ful tres!

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[…] Style Icon Cas­san­dreIn order to accom­plish a volu­mi­nous jaw drop­ping fro many rely on the aid of a blow dry­er. This isn’t nec­es­sary to accom­plish this icon­ic style. When you wash your hair you want to detan­gle hair in sec­tions, then band the hair to stretch it. In order to min­i­mize knots you will have to exer­cise restraint and resist the urge to con­stant­ly fluff, twirl and caress your fro through­out the day. If you can leave your hand out of your hair and remem­ber to re-band your hair in large sec­tions each night then wear­ing a fro won’t… Read more »
kerisha

hair crush love your hair­styles mines too short for those now but in a year ill be rock­ing some chick updos just like yours.

TAS

I’m actu­al­ly the pho­tog­ra­pher that took that pic­ture of Cassy in the stu­dio! LOVE HER! Hair role mod­el!
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Lyubov

Hi Traycee! i like ur new blog header..u look so inonec­nt in that pic lol…i have a request can u plz sing for us, dont freak out u dont have to sing the entire song…

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That’s a sub­tle way of think­ing about it.

Roberta

I love her! Her hair, face and per­son­al­i­ty. I’m on my sec­ond big chop and she gives me great ideas for pro­tec­tive styling for my hair growth jour­ney.

SuZQ

I love her hair, absolute­ly gor­geous! I do wish BGLH would ask how long each per­sons hair or at least an esti­mate. Some­times, I think about how a style might look on me and won­der how long my hair would need to be to achieve a sim­i­lar look.

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