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Intro­duce your­self!
R:
Hey y’all! My name is Roni. I’m orig­i­nal­ly from Alaba­ma, but I cur­rent­ly live in the Augus­ta, Geor­gia area.

Why did you make the deci­sion to go nat­u­ral?
R:
This is actu­al­ly my sec­ond time going nat­u­ral. The first time I was in col­lege years ago and I end­ed up relax­ing my hair again. This time around I was inspired to go nat­u­ral by my mom and best friend. They were both nat­u­ral at the time, but wore their nat­u­ral hair straight. They both told me that relax­ing my hair was a waste of time and that I could achieve the same results with­out the harsh chemicals…needless to say I wasn’t con­vinced. But once I start­ed research­ing nat­u­ral hair tips, styles, etc. I was inspired to rock my nat­u­ral curls instead…big hair, don’t care! LOL I’ve been nat­u­ral (includ­ing my tran­si­tion) going on 3.5 years. I tran­si­tioned for about a year while I was preg­nant with my youngest son, so my hair grew like crazy and I “big chopped” in the sum­mer of 2010. My hair when stretched was at my shoul­ders, so I guess it real­ly wasn’t much of a “big chop.” LOL

How would you describe your tex­ture?
R:
I would have to say that my hair is pre­dom­i­nant­ly 3B in the front area and 3c in the back. I often have peo­ple com­ment that my hair is real­ly thick, but it isn’t as thick as it appears. The actu­al strands are coarse, but my hair is thin…you can’t real­ly tell when my hair is out, but when I wear pony­tails, buns, etc. it is more notice­able.

Describe your styling reg­i­men over the course of the mon­th.
R:
I am all about sim­plic­i­ty! I’m a mom of three boys so I don’t have a whole lot of time to spend doing my hair…LOL. I will con­fess that I am a bit of a pro­duct junkie and will often times reach for what­ev­er sham­poo and con­di­tion­er I can find. How­ev­er I do have my favorites and trusty stand­bys like Shea Moisture’s Organ­ic Coconut & Hibis­cus Curl & Shine Sham­poo, Gar­nier Fruc­tis Triple Nutri­tion For­ti­fy­ing Cream Con­di­tion­er and all of the Suave Pro­fes­sion­als in the green bot­tles. And I always add oils to my con­di­tion­ers. I must admit that I rarely deep con­di­tion unless my hair needs it…sad I know. But when I do I nor­mal­ly use my favorite com­bo of con­di­tion­er and equal parts of hon­ey and olive oil. I put my hair into four sec­tions, apply the com­bo to my hair, put on a plas­tic cap, cov­er my head with a warm tow­el (heat­ed in the microwave) and allow it to set for about twen­ty min­utes. The results are amaz­ing!

And as far styling, it depends sole­ly on my mood and my schedule…if I’m tired of re-twisting/re-braiding my hair every night or if I know I have a busy week ahead I will more than like­ly do mini twists using Miss Jessie’s But­ter Cream. But if I’m feel­ing spunky (or just too lazy to do mini twists) I will rock a braid out/twist out using Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhanc­ing Smooth­ie. My favorite oil, a must have for me, is coconut oil. My hair loves it…I use it dai­ly! By wash day my hair is usu­al­ly in a pony­tail or bun.

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What does wash day look like for you?
R:
Like I said I try to keep things as sim­ple as pos­si­ble. I wash, con­di­tion and detan­gle my hair once a week. I prefer to do this process in the show­er because it makes detan­gling soooo much eas­ier. The only time I don’t reach for what­ev­er is on hand is when I know I have some­thing going on that week and I need my hair to be on point. If that is the case I will grab my Shea Moisture’s Organ­ic Coconut & Hibis­cus Curl & Shine Sham­poo to wash my hair and my Gar­nier Fruc­tis Triple Nutri­tion For­ti­fy­ing Cream Con­di­tion­er with the added extra vir­gin olive oil to con­di­tion and detan­gle. I find that using one of my hub’s old t-shirts to dry my hair helps to keep down on frizz. And my favorite leave in is Garnier Fruc­tis Sleek & Shine Leave-In Con­di­tion­ing Cream. Then I just style my hair depend­ing on how I feel.

Describe your favorite go-to hair­style for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
R:
My favorite go-to-hair­style would have to be a braid out…it works and it’s quick. But of course when all else fails a bun will solve any­thing! LOL

How do you com­bat shrink­age?
R:
Shrink­age real­ly isn’t an issue for me because I always wear my hair stretched in either a braid out or twist out.

What are some of your prob­lem areas (if any) that require spe­cial care and atten­tion?
R:
My prob­lem areas would have to be the top left portion…it just nev­er seems to act right, like ever! That’s why I haven’t had much suc­cess with wash-n-go’s. And I’ve noticed that my edges aren’t quite what they used to be, so I make sure to loosen up my ponytails/buns and to add a lit­tle extra leave in and coconut oil to them.

What are 2 do’s for your tex­ture?
R:
One…coconut oil is your friend. Learn to love it! Two…your hands are your best styling tool; I only use a comb once a week to detan­gle.

What are 2 don’ts for your tex­ture?
R:
One…never comb or brush your hair while dry. Two…keep your hands out of your hair; once my hair is styled touch­ing it turns it into frizz city!

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
R:
Yes! My per­son­al blog: www.thesavvyhousewife.com
YouTube: www.youtube.com/TheMrsVee
Face­book: www.facebook.com/TheSavvyHousewife
Twit­ter and Insta­gram: @ChicRoni
Nat­u­ral Hair Staff Writer: www.longing4length.com

Meosha

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

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20 Comments on "Roni // 3B/C Natural Hair Style Icon"

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Theresa Beard

At the present time i am grow­ing my hair out natural.My hair was destroyed by weaves(leaving them in too long)overprocessing(perms and hair dyes) and dry­ness which caused breakage.I had my last weave tak­en out April 2012.My hair was so thin.It was about 2 inch­es long.Now it is thick and it has grown 7 inches.I have always had thick coarse hair but i abused it for the last 9 years.No more chem­i­cals for me.This pho­to was tak­en before my hair came out.I hope to grow it out agin by the end of the year.
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Alexus Massenburg

Wow! Your hair is beau­ti­ful! I also live in the Augusta/Evans area. I’m real­ly hap­py to see that wom­en in this area are now becom­ing more nat­u­ral. It’s inspired me to start my own hair jour­ney. I’ll be 5 months nat­u­ral when I turn 17 in April.

goyta

love your hair. it’s gor­geous.

For the Love of Curls

Beau­ti­ful hair!

Bhoxz

Dang!!! Hav­ing long hair is alot of work..I didn’t think about that being an issue.…I have 4b shoul­der hair and I am using your tips to grow to bra stap ltgenh.…but I love being with my man.…so I guess I will have to deal with it, the hair will have to wait. You did great…you recov­ered like a troop­er and grabbed your alovera bottle…lol What’s the use in hav­ing long hair if you can’t enjoy it…makes the sex all the bet­ter

Yocheved

Sooo pret­ty!

honeybrown1976

Gor­geous hair! Like you, I also keep my hair reg­i­men sim­ple. I have two boys and the last thing I want to do is spend most of my days work­ing on my hair. Twist outs, buns, and puffs are my hair­dos of choice. How­ev­er, I do have to work on my braid outs as they give me less vol­ume. I love big hair!

AnonSince87

Sor­ry for the off top­ic, but I agree the home­page is con­fus­ing. I’m lost as to what is new and what’s old; It all seems to be mixed togeth­er. Sto­ries and fea­tures seem to be all over the place. 

On top­ic; the hair is gor­geous!

Amma Mama

Such a pret­ty smile :-)

Dollface

this new lay­out :(

jjac401

WOW! Beau­ti­ful lady and beau­ti­ful hair!

Lulu

i’m not try­ing to mean or any­thing but the home page of the web­site is real­ly awk­ward and it’s a bit con­fus­ing.

Jaida

GORGEOUS hair! :)

leslie

YOU+HAIR= BEAUTIFUL!

cb

love­ly hair, I am so glad, nat­u­rals are say­ing shrink­age is not an issue for them…embrace

EG

a thumbs down because she said she’s hap­py nat­u­rals no longer have a issue with shrink­age? I don’t get this new up/down sys­tem at all.….

Toni

When it’s a thumbs down, it shows as a neg­a­tive (-) sign fol­lowed by the num­ber of time the com­ments has been dis­liked. The plus (+) one means some­one liked the com­ment. It took me a min­ute to fig­ure that out. The con­fig­u­ra­tion is rather con­fus­ing since the num­ber is placed direct­ly after the thumbs down sign.

Rochelle

Both, You and your hair are BEAUTIFUL! Omg and I def­i­nite­ly agree about what you said with your hands being your best friend. I only use combs to make straight parts. Oth­er than that I’m using my hands to fin­ger detan­gle, style, what­ev­er need be!

By the way, I love your eye­brows lol.

Mika

Beau­ti­ful hair!! That giant braid gave me a seri­ous case of hair envy. So pret­ty and full. And yay for anoth­er Alaba­ma icon!

Kenniie

beau­ti­ful hair :)

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