*Pre­pared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1Me­Nat­u­ral­ly

Rodgeri­ka was orig­i­nal­ly fea­tured on Jan­u­ary 24, 2011. She caught up with us to give us an update on how her nat­ur­al hair jour­ney is com­ing along.

Intro­duce your­self!
R:
Hel­lo! My name is Rodgeri­ka and I’m from Louisiana!

Why did you make the deci­sion to go nat­ur­al?
R:
It was for a lot of rea­sons actu­al­ly, but a few were because I was tired of mim­ic­k­ing big hair with wigs, my hair wouldn’t grow past a cer­tain length, and out of style bore­dom. I tran­si­tioned for almost 4 months and did a self big chop 2 years ago. Since my BC, I have enjoyed my hair at every length while learn­ing to do many dif­fer­ent styles. Nat­ur­al hair is def­i­nite­ly ben­e­fi­cial for those of us who have hair A.D.D. that’s for sure.

How would you describe your tex­ture?
R:
I would describe my tex­ture as kinky, tight­ly coiled, dense­ly thick, soft like cot­ton, lover of all things water, a humid­i­ty suck­er, rebel­lious at times, eas­i­ly mold­ed, gift­ed in shrink­ing, tempt­ing to touch, doesn’t take well to fin­ger stroking (will grab on con­tact), likes to be left alone or will retal­i­ate by mak­ing knots, enjoys TLC and silky mate­ri­als, when dry chill­in, doesn’t play well with combs (has been known to snap), and oh yeah, enjoys long walks on the beach;)

Describe your styling reg­i­men over the course of the month.
R:
My reg­i­men for the most part has been very sim­ple. I just did a set of medi­um twists which I wore for near­ly 4 weeks, and then I took them out for a twist out. While wear­ing twists, I sham­pooed and con­di­tioned as usu­al, put in leave in and oil and let my hair air dry. Nor­mal­ly I do wash n gos where I set my hair with gel and wear mini puffs at night to stretch. This style lasts me an entire week with­out adding addi­tion­al mois­ture, and it only takes me 30 min­utes to do. I enjoy mak­ing slight changes to my day to day look, so I usu­al­ly do this by adding acces­sories.

Describe your favorite go-to hair­style for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
R:
Right now my favorite quick style is the puff. I’ve learned how to incor­po­rate a cen­ter part or a side part and will some­times add a head­band or 2 for flair.

How do you com­bat shrink­age?
R:
I usu­al­ly don’t. I just work with it. By adding puffs at night, over time my hair stretch­es and I get great vol­ume, so that works for me!

What are some of your prob­lem areas (if any) that require spe­cial care and atten­tion?
R:
I would say the crown area. It has always been thick and frizz prone, so I def­i­nite­ly have to give that area the prop­er TLC.

What are 2 do’s for your tex­ture?
R:
I have to use con­di­tion­er only on the strands, and use a wide tooth comb to detan­gle prop­er­ly.

What are 2 don’ts for your tex­ture?
R:
Con­stant manip­u­la­tion and not detan­gling thor­ough­ly at wash time.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
R:
Cer­tain­ly! I can be found on YouTube @Iamsonotmyhair and Gemtrend­set­ter and on Insta­gram @Gemtrendsetter. Come on over and check me out!

Meosha

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

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33 Comments on "Rodgerika // Natural Hair Style Icon *Update*"

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Debs A

One of the best 4c hair style icon I have seen!!! I’m real­ly inspired.

Jacky

Love­ly hair,beautiful lady

mangomadness

Love­ly lady with love­ly hair!

Markee

Love your inter­view! Beau­ti­ful young lady with beau­ti­ful hair ;)

Blair

Gor­geous, lush hair, I love it!

Rocky

Gor­geous hair!!

Lele

You hair sounds great! It is pret­ty, and I like how thick your twists look. If only mine could look that full!

Jamz

This is the 1st time I’m see­ing her fea­ture! Loved it! Even took time to click thru all the pics :) Her tex­ture is so close to mine, n her descrip­tion is so on point! Thanks for shar­ing

Toni

Thick indeed ! You have gor­geous hair and I enjoyed read­ing your elab­o­rate descrip­tion.

For the Love of Curls

Love the big. Awe­some.

keisha

Beau­ti­ful hair and LOVED the descrip­tion of your tex­ture! DOPE!!

Camille

BGLH has pro­vid­ed me with so many great heads of hair to fol­low I can’t remem­ber if I saw you here or on youtube first.

Either way, Your hair is great and it was good to see you here.

fola Akinsanya

Hi, wow your hair is real­ly love­ly. I love all tthe styles u were able to achieve with it. Sim­ply Gor­geous!!!!

Coconut And Cream

OOO Yes yes yes! Love her hair!

maryann

You look so famil­iar. Do you/have you ever lived in the New Orleans area? I remem­ber one time a cou­ple years back at a Wal-Mart in New Orleans, I saw a woman that looked like you with twists in her hair, and they kind of went in dif­fer­ent direc­tions around her head, but it still look real­ly cute. I won­der if that was you?

SonIya

Lovely…just love­ly, my friend! :)

Rodgerika

Hey Lady! Thank you:)

Lawi

She favours Cyn­thiarf from Youtube.

Rodgerika

I love her videos :)

Ugonna Wosu

your hair is so BIG and amaz­ing!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!

Michelle

Your hair sounds exact­ly like mine!!! Your hair is SO beau­ti­ful, and makes me appre­ci­ate my tem­pera­men­tal strands a bit more :).

Lola

I looooveeee her descrip­tion of her hair! It is poet­ic and evoca­tive and I feel like I know it. Great pro­file!

anastasia

Love the descrip­tion of your beau­ti­ful hair!

Rodgerika

Thanks!

kanon

Pret­ty hair!

Rodgerika

Thank you:)

eve-audrey

love this! it is nice to see the improve­ments of hair icons

cb

+1

jjleb85

OMG! That is the best tex­ture descrip­tion I’ve read so far! And it’s so much like mine! Thanks for the update!

meowmix

^^^ITA. I was sit­ting here LOL­ing. Won­der if our friend is a writer? Gor­geous hair and pic­tures.

Rodgerika

LOL! It’s the truth.

Zanthe

My hair is like this! Is that curly fro curl­form­ers or flexi rods? How does she deal with tan­gles? I find this type tan­gles eas­i­ly and have recent­ly returned to more thor­ough detan­gling to com­bat exces­sive tan­gling. Very nice hair!

Rodgerika

Thank you! I used flexi rods:)

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