*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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