*Pre­pared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1Me­Nat­u­ral­ly

Intro­duce your­self!
S:
Peace BGLH!! I first want­ed to say thanks so much for this fea­ture and all the nat­u­ral hair love I’ve been receiv­ing. My name is Snytt and I was born and raised in Colum­bus, Ohio. I’m a 17 year old senior at Fort Hayes Arts and Aca­d­e­mic High School.

Why did you make the deci­sion to go nat­u­ral?
S:
Well, I was nat­u­ral from birth to about 12, when I final­ly con­vinced my mom to let me get a relax­er (huge mis­take). I got two relax­ers when I was 12 and stopped get­ting them. I also dyed the ends of my hair a light brown dur­ing my sopho­more year and actu­al­ly saw all the dam­age my hair had. My hair had got­ten short­er through the years and I didn’t get any hair­cuts, so I knew I was hav­ing tons of break­age. I chopped off the last of my relaxed ends and my hair was about shoul­der length. I went search­ing for ways to grow my hair back and stum­bled on the YouTube chan­nel Hair­crush. After watch­ing her videos along with oth­er nat­u­ral hair videos and with the encour­age­ment and sup­port of my sis­ter Ter­has, who went nat­u­ral a mon­th before me, I made the long tran­si­tion to nat­u­ral. I offi­cial­ly went back to nat­u­ral in May 2011, so it’s been about a year and 6 months.

How would you describe your tex­ture?
S:
I would say my tex­ture is a 3c/4a mix with a healthy dose of frizz. My hair is pret­ty thick. I have tighter curls with lots of shrink­age in the bot­tom half of my hair and looser curls that hang low­er at the top half of my hair. My bang/fringe area has a mind of its own.

Describe your styling reg­i­men over the course of the mon­th.
S:
I’m def­i­nite­ly a wash and go girl, but I’ve been try­ing to incor­po­rate more pro­tec­tive styling into my reg­i­men. I’m not too picky about the prod­ucts I use and they work for me. I use Vo5 Con­di­tion­er as my mois­tur­iz­er, a lit­tle Eco Styler on my prob­lem areas and coconut oil and Vit­a­m­in E oil to seal. My favorite pro­tec­tive styles are fin­ger coils, although they’re hard­er to main­tain the longer your hair is. I try to deep con­di­tion at least once a mon­th with what­ev­er deep con­di­tion­er my love­ly sis­ter makes which is usu­al­ly a mix­ture of Tre­sem­me Nat­u­rals Con­di­tion­er, hon­ey, Vit­a­m­in E oil, extra vir­gin olive oil and fra­grance oil.

What does wash day look like for you?
S:
Wash day is pret­ty sim­ple for me. I sham­poo every oth­er wash, but usu­al­ly cow­ash. Like I said before, I’m not too picky with my prod­ucts so I use Suave Sham­poo and Tre­sem­me Nat­u­rals Con­di­tion­er. I sec­tion my hair in 4 sec­tions and twist them. I go sec­tion by sec­tion sham­poo­ing, con­di­tion­ing and detan­gling in the show­er and I try to rin­se with cold water if I’m brave enough.

Describe your favorite go-to hair­style for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
S:
Wash and go’s always. If my hair is look­ing a lit­tle funky I’ll pull it up into a puff with a few ran­dom curls peek­ing out.

How do you com­bat shrink­age?
S:
Being a wash and go girl, I deal with shrink­age reg­u­lar­ly and I’ve learned to embrace it. I prefer the shrink­age because it allows my hair to be huge and I love big hair. Occa­sion­al­ly I’ll use the band­ing method on my hair to get a lit­tle extra length. I do my wash and go process and then divide my hair in 4 sec­tions. Then I stretch the sec­tion out and put 4 to 5 hair ties on the sec­tion. I leave them until my hair is about 80% dry and let my hair air dry the rest of the way.

What are some of your prob­lem areas (if any) that require spe­cial care and atten­tion?
S:
My bang/fringe area has the most heat dam­age from my pre nat­u­ral days, so they don’t curl up the same way the rest of my fro does. I put a lit­tle Eco Styler on that sec­tion to encour­age the curl, and it slow­ly is becom­ing as curly as the rest of my hair.

What are 2 do’s for your tex­ture?
S:
My 2 do’s are water and con­di­tion­er. Those are two things I absolute­ly need.

What are 2 don’ts for your tex­ture?
S:
My 2 don’ts are detan­gling on dry hair and too much gel. A lit­tle Eco Styler goes a long way.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
S:
My Twit­ter and Insta­gram are @sl0wlybl0wme and my Tum­blr url is luciddddreamer.tumblr.com.

Meosha

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

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28 Comments on "Snytt // 3C/4A Natural Hair Style Icon"

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Mika

Absolute­ly beau­ti­ful!

Bridget J.

Lov­ing the sim­plic­i­ty of your hair reg­i­men. Awe­some curls!

Dana

her hair is very nice. I am sooo­jeal­ous of the­se teenagers who are com­ing along now and have so much sup­port and infor­ma­tion on going nat­u­ral. I’m not even ‘sea­soned’ either. Such sup­port and info was not avail­able even 5 yrs ago.

Knatural

So adorable! Such beau­ti­ful hair, also you and your sis have very unique names, I like that!!! Bless­ings on your con­tin­ued jour­ney!

Gina

OH MY..Ok every­time I read the­se icons am like ‘wow she’s so beau­ti­ful’ then oh my anoth­er one just comes and blows your mind like her. She is absolute­ly BEAUTFUL, I love her hair, she’s young but real­ly knows her hair. Your so beau­ti­ful sweet­heart God bless you and your life.

pazoar

Very nice ! Looks more 3B/3C too me though !

Zanthe

Nope, she’s 3c/4a. Peo­ple on this web­site like to type them­selves wrong so 4a has become 3c..however, hers is a true defi­tion of 3c/4a

Elisa

Hum, not con­vinced. It may not be a 3b but i can’t see the 4a here. Lacks the kink­i­ness. All i can see is medi­um sized curls and waves + some frizz.

Shan

I believe you’re con­fused. I see per­sons post­ing here think­ing the fea­tures have typed their hair wrong and thus 3c has become 4a and so on. From what I’ve gath­ered, 4a meant “cof­fee stir­rer” small curls. The per­son fea­tured here doesn’t seem to have much at all. Her hair seems to fit com­fort­ably in the 3 range though even with the frizzi­ness.

D

Do y’all real­ize how sil­ly you all sound? Does it real­ly mat­ter what “type” of hair she has?

Carmen
Why is it sil­ly ? We are all spend­ing time writ­ing and read­ing about hair to learn more about good prac­tices. Clas­si­fi­ca­tion, typ­i­fi­ca­tion, cat­e­go­riza­tion are what con­tribute to any kind of knowl­edge. When we talk about nature, ele­ments, ani­mals, any sort of real­i­ties, we do clas­si­fy indeed. That’s why hair typ­ing is so present. We need to dif­fer­en­ti­ate to bet­ter under­stand. Some peo­ple get offend­ed because they sus­pect hair typ­ing to reac­ti­vate the bad/hair good hair hier­ar­chy. It doesn’t have to be the case. Some peo­ple may think that such debate on hair types are vain. But isn’t it vain any­way… Read more »
Cia

Love this post! She seems so sweet. Beau­ti­ful hair and nice and sim­ple reg­i­men.

Amma Mama

Pret­ty, bright eyes!
Gor­geous girl.

Jasmine

Hair is gor­geous !! How do you prop­er­ly pro­nounce your name? Just my own per­son­al curios­i­ty. Bet again real­ly gor­geous and jeal­ous of the vol­ume.

Kristen

She is so cute with beau­ti­ful hair! She reminds me of my own sis­ter <3

Toni

Gor­geous girl with bright eyes. So many young ladies embrac­ing their nat­u­ral selves :-). You and your sis­ter keep it up !

Avril

Who cares about the “type of hair” she has! Come on..she’s a pret­ty young lady
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I just like the ladies being post­ed so I can’t get some hair style ideas…

Any Haitians?! What?? Hehe

Snytt

Thank you so much!!! You ladies boost­ed my con­fi­dence a lot!! And I am very thank­ful for sites like this that have made my tran­si­tion to nat­u­ral a smooth one :) My name is pro­nounced Sen-ight and it’s an Ethiopian/Eritrean name that means good luck :)

nay@mycurlymane.com

Gorg girl! Beau­ti­ful hair! Many bless­ings!

keisha

You are too cute and beau­ti­ful hair!

Erika

Love the hair!

Yvette

I love her hair, however…I don’t think she hits the 4 range. Some peo­ple may not think hair type is impor­tant, but it is. Why would I try a hair regime that works best on a hair type that is NOT clos­est to my own? That is like say­ing we don’t need dif­fer­ent panty hose col­ors or foun­da­tion colors…because it’s all skin. What a 3b/3c per­son does with his/her hair will, more than like­ly, NOT work for the 4b/4c per­son.

annabella2104 .

That is the best anal­o­gy I’ve read so far ;D

guest
Some of us don’t think it’s impor­tant, because we have no prob­lem grow­ing our hair before this hair typ­ing mess came into exis­tence. our hair grew and flour­ished because we learned what our hair liked and learned how to prop­er­ly care for it, and then when it grew down to our butts and kept on grow­ing, and we got tired han­dling it, we then cut it and repeat­ed the process over and over again with­out any dra­ma or prob­lems, even with­out all of the bootleg stuff they sell to make hair grow, to detan­gle, to do this and do that… Read more »
Jacky

unique and beau­ti­ful curls

S Fly

BOOM!!! A Rev­o­lu­tion on your head… Fight the Pow­er!!!
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Ruun

I love her hair, but she is not in the Four range. She has 3B/3C hair. As some one with hair just like her, I used to also count myself in the 4A range. I would try 4A hair regimes and they would just not work. As a result I had to rede­fine my hair to learn how to bet­ter take care of it. Yes, hair typ­ing does mat­ter!

annabella2104 .

I total­ly agree- her hair is not 4 any­thing. I was think­ing it was 3b/3c too

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