*Pre­pared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1Me­Nat­u­ral­ly

Intro­duce your­self!
Hi I’m Christyan­na and I am from Queen City, Char­lot­te, NC!

Why did you make the deci­sion to go nat­u­ral?
I decid­ed to go nat­u­ral because I looked at my sis­ters’ beau­ti­ful curls and said, “I would real­ly like to have that.” That’ s real­ly it. No dra­mat­ic hair falling out or set­ting on fire, perm sto­ry here. I have been nat­u­ral for the past six years, but I didn’t actu­al­ly start tak­ing care of my hair until the past 3 years.

How would you describe your tex­ture?
I would like to say that my hair is mixed with 3b and 3c curls. I think my hair is on the more coarse side, but also fine at the same time. There is no doubt that my hair is dense.

Describe your styling reg­i­men over the course of the mon­th.
Over the course of a mon­th I have had my hair wrapped up in a wig under­neath hats and in pro­tec­tive twists. I have been doing this to keep my hair pro­tect­ed from the harsh cold air of the win­ter. Because I am a mis­sion­ary I don’t have time to do a lot with my hair, there­fore I just wet my hair and seal it with coconut water and go! Oth­er than that I use VO5 con­di­tion­er and One n’ Only’s Argan Con­di­tion­ing Curl Cream. I’m try­ing to train myself to not be a pro­duct junky so I keep my prod­ucts to a min­i­mum.

What does wash day look like for you?
I only wash my hair about once a mon­th to 2 months. The time between then I do a lot of co-wash­ing. Wash days are very long for me! I first detan­gle my hair with my fin­gers. Then I wash my hair with Organix Sul­fate free Sham­poo. After that, if I have the time, I do a hot oil treat­ment, throw in some con­di­tion­er and style my hair as usu­al with a pro­tec­tive style.

How do you com­bat shrink­age?
I don’t real­ly have prob­lems with shrink­age. My hair doesn’t shrink at a point that I don’t like.

What are some of your prob­lem areas (if any) that require spe­cial care and atten­tion?
The front of my hair seems to be very frag­ile and more prone to break­age. Thus, I take extra time detan­gling and styling.

What are 2 do’s for your tex­ture?
DO use lots of con­di­tion­er! It does won­ders for my hair. DO keep your hair in twists! Your hair real­ly retains it!

What are 2 don’ts for your tex­ture?
DON’T do ban­tu knots! All hair is dif­fer­ent and mine just can’t seem to han­dle ban­tu knots. It just pulls on my hair so I’d rather not do it. DON’T keep twists in for over 2 weeks because they will want to start a dread­ing process!

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
Oh Sure! http://yannifabulous.tumblr.com and I’m on the Black Girl Long Hair Forum too –> Christyan­na Whit­tak­er


Just anoth­er lover of nat­u­ral hair and expres­sion.
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16 Comments on "Christyanna // 3C/B Natural Hair Style Icon"

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Youngin girl

I like the fea­tured pic­ture of you when you bend­ed over. The dress is a ray of sun­shine.


you have love­ly hair

Brittany Graves

You said you are a mis­sion­ary! I am inter­est­ed to hear a lit­tle bit more about this. I am inter­est­ed in mis­sion­ary work, and would love to hear some great sto­ries if you’re will­ing to share.


Hey Brit­tany!
I’m glad to know that you’re inter­est­ed in mis­sion­ary work. God has blessed me the oppor­tu­ni­ty to trav­el the world, and share with peo­ple the love of God and I’m only 19! If you wan­na hear some cool sto­ries, mes­sage me on my page and I can tell you great sto­ries!

Jo Somebody

Love­ly hair! And this might seem a bit weird, but I love the way your hair almost seems to obscure your vision! I *think* what I’m try­ing to say is that I admire the shape of your hair.
Is it cut that way or just the way it falls nat­u­ral­ly?


Awe­some to see some­one rep­re­sent­ing my home­town (noth­ing but love for the QC :) )

Your curls are absolute­ly love­ly, and I can’t wait to see how mine turn out!

Think you might have tips for main­tain­ing curls in the hot, swel­ter­ing sum­mers we have?


The sec­ond pic­ture looks like one of those Vis­it (insert 24/7 sun­shine island) ads! Her hair is love­ly and this has to be the sim­plest reg­i­men ever post­ed here.

Annie L.

Wow! That is one gor­geous­ly stacked do! And the brushed out afro is the fluffi­est and pret­ti­est I’ve ever seen, also love the lush ringlets she cre­at­ed in the pho­to with the black fas­ci­na­tor. The­se pho­tos will be book­marked, great inter­view and low-main­te­nance rou­tine and beau­ti­ful wom­an.

PS: The love­ly sun dress, H&M? F21? Looks very famil­iar from years ago.…


thank you! I actu­al­ly got the dress from Ross 10.99 :)


” I just wet my hair and seal it with coconut water and go!”

Tell me more about this coconut water. I’m won­der­ing did she mean coconut oil + h20 or coconut water that some folks drink?? Any­one use coco water in their reg­i­men? TIA


Am think­ing she meant to say coconut oil because if she applied just coco water it would of evap­o­rat­ed right? Hmmn i am curi­ous if you could use it as a mois­tur­iz­er tho…but i dnt think ill try it cuz bugs will prob­a­bly be par­ty­ing in my hair lol


haha yea! I actu­al­ly meant to say coconut oil, guys. Sor­ry about that.


Gor­geous hair and very famil­iar! I think I may have went to ele­men­tary school with her! I’d nev­er for­get such a dif­fer­ent name or famil­iar face.


Love­ly hair!


She’s so pret­ty and her hair is just love­ly!!


Beau­ti­ful and very care free!