Snytt // 3C/4A Natural Hair Style Icon

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*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.

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Meosha

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

 
  • http://www.twitter.com/t3pps Mika

    Absolutely beautiful!

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  • Bridget J.

    Loving the simplicity of your hair regimen. Awesome curls!

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  • 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.

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  • Knatural

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

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  • 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.

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  • pazoar

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

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    • 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

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      • 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.

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      • 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.

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        • D

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

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          • 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 to spend time on a blog dealing with hair. Let’s appreciate our own vanity.

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  • Cia

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

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  • Amma Mama

    Pretty, bright eyes!
    Gorgeous girl.

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  • 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.

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  • Kristen

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

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  • Toni

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

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  • 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

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  • 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 :)

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  • http://mycurlymane.com nay@mycurlymane.com

    Gorg girl! Beautiful hair! Many blessings!

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  • keisha

    You are too cute and beautiful hair!

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  • http://www.kandycurls.com Erika

    Love the hair!

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  • 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.

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  • Jacky

    unique and beautiful curls

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  • S Fly

    BOOM!!! A Revolution on your head… Fight the Power!!!
    [img]http://blackgirllonghair.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/TheBoom.jpg[/img]

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