*Pre­pared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1Me­Nat­u­ral­ly

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Intro­duce your­self!
A:
Hel­lo! I’m Allie (“known” on YouTube as AllieNi­cole and Insta­gram as @allisahnnn) from Oak­land, Cal­i­for­nia. I’ve been in DC for the last eight years so I claim the “urea” too :)

Why did you make the deci­sion to go nat­u­ral?
A:
I have been nat­u­ral for 12 years! My big chop was in 8th grade after a ter­ri­ble sequence of relax­er-break­age-jher­ri curl. Yes, I had a jher­ri curl (or Wave Nou­veau as it was called) in 1999. I don’t know if I ever for­gave my Mom for let­ting me do that LOL. I was fea­tured on BGLH awhile back and went into detail about my oth­er ques­tion­able hair styling tech­niques. I would say that I nev­er real­ly “went nat­u­ral” – I just made ques­tion­able hair styling deci­sions for a few years and went back to the hair my mom braid­ed for most of my child­hood. I grew into myself and rekin­dled a love affair with my hair!

How would you describe your tex­ture?
A:
Even after 12 years of being nat­u­ral, I am not sure if I know the answer to this ques­tion! My hair has a loose “S” curl pat­tern in the front (some­where between 3c/4a), tighter ringlets in the back, and 4a/4b less defined “S’ curls in the crown area. My hair is extreme­ly dense and most of the strands are thick. I’ve col­ored it a few times and it took about 2.5 years to grow the col­ored sec­tions out (to my cur­rent BSL length).

Describe your styling reg­i­men over the course of the mon­th.
A:
I clar­i­fy once a mon­th, put my hair in twists for a week, rock a twistout for a week, and co-wash if need­ed after two weeks. I like to curl or ban­tu knot my twists to add a lit­tle vari­ety and I have start­ed exper­i­ment­ing with updos as well! I am a semi-reformed pro­duct junkie – my cur­rent sta­ples include Aubrey Organ­ics GPB, Shea Mois­ture Purifi­ca­tion Mask, Tre­sem­me Nat­u­rals Nour­ish­ing Mois­tur­iz­ing Con­di­tion­er, Oyin Hand­made Frank Juice Leave-in, and Mahogany Queen’s Man­go Shea But­ter. Shea Radi­ance and Jane Carter prod­ucts are start­ing to grow on me as well!

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What does wash day look like for you?
A:
Clar­i­fy­ing Day:
(1) Mas­sage scalp with 50:50 Brag­gs Apple Cider Vine­gar/Water mix
(2) Apply Shea Mois­ture Purifi­ca­tion Mask through four sec­tions to remove pro­duct buildup. Rin­se.
(3) Apply Aubrey GPB Con­di­tion­er/Tre­sem­me Nat­u­rals Mois­tur­iz­ing Con­di­tion­er. Rin­se.
(4)Squeeze dry with t-shirt.
(5)Apply Oyin Frank Juice and styling pro­duct (Man­go But­ter, Curl Cream, etc.) before twist­ing.

Describe your favorite go-to hair­style for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
A:
I like to cre­ate a side part and pin down a large twist or braid in the front of my hair for a quick dra­mat­ic hair cen­ter­piece.

How do you com­bat shrink­age?
A:
I don’t – I learn to work with it! Twist outs and braid outs are great ways to elon­gate and “soft set” curls.

What are some of your prob­lem areas (if any) that require spe­cial care and atten­tion?
A:
When I get over­ly stressed out, my right tem­ple starts to thin (left always stays strong – don’t know why lol). When I notice it I remind myself to calm down and focus on what’s real­ly impor­tant to elim­i­nate the unnec­es­sary stress. Once I main­tain that bal­ance (and tend to the area with a lit­tle TLC) it gen­er­al­ly grows back with­in a few months. Tis life!

What are 2 do’s for your tex­ture?
A:
Use Aubrey Organ­ics GPB Con­di­tion­er as often as the wal­let will allow! Gen­tly fin­ger detan­gle with coconut oil before co-wash­ing!

What are 2 don’ts for your tex­ture?
A:
Don’t spend 12 hours youtub­ing hair­styles – try some! You will have epic wins and fails :) Don’t go longer than 12 weeks with­out MINOR trims since sep­a­rat­ing twists can be rough on the ends

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
A:
Sure! I am pret­ty active on Insta­gram (@allisahnnn) and I am film­ing new videos for release on my YouTube chan­nel (youtube.com/allienicole). Stay tuned!

Meosha

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

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35 Comments on "Allie // Multi-Texture Style Icon"

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Ndaa

Tocuw­dohn! That’s a real­ly cool way of putting it!

Rachel

I loooove her hair! How did I miss her this year??

Zayne

I used to LOVE this girls blog and fotki. Beau­ti­ful hair.

Lila J.

Hey, Allie. I’m from the DMV area as well (a lot of ppl may not get the “urea” ref­er­ence, haha; FYI all, it’s like ‘err-ea’… region­al accent;). I love your hair and you are too cute!

Mona

Love pho­to 445. Won­der what she did on that one?

Kristen

Wow she is so pret­ty and her hair is gorg!

Serenity

Absout­ley Beau­ti­ful!!!!!

jjac401

This is amaz­ing hair! Awe­some tips! Thank you!

Mrs.Martin

STUNNING!

Jean
My hair is also nat­u­ral about 2–2.5 inch­es short i think i look best in a some­what short style i’m 60yrs not look­ing like it though so ive been try­ing to style with twists i see a lot of girls with the style i like but just can’t seem to fig­ure it out i want a style that i can go atleast two wks with­out it look­ing hor­ri­ble any sug­ges­tions please help me my hair isn’t curly but coarse but not a mat­ted coarse any­one can email me and i will be writ­ing hair prod­ucts ive seen on this page… Read more »
Mika

I love her hair. That first pic with the glass­es she looks like a mod­el! Beau­ti­ful! Loved the tips about clar­i­fy­ing too.

Allie Nicole

Thank you Mika! :)

De'Andrea

I loveeeeeeee your hair. You should check out my youtube its nat­u­rallyslim23 thanks boo

hairscapades

Just fol­lowed Allie a cou­ple of weeks ago on IG! Her hair is GORG!!! Just amaz­ing!!

Shel­li

Toni

Gor­geous hair and face

For the Love of Curls

I think we’re hair twins as they say. Can’t make until i reach your length. Beau­ti­ful hair!

Super

What a gor­geous lady! Con­grat­u­la­tions :)

DreamGirl

Meant to say it brings out our *beau­ty* even more haha­ha

DreamGirl

God real­ly didn’t make a mis­take with our hair,its gor­geous. It brings out our beau­ti­ful even more. Thank God I’m black!!!

eve-audrey

wow! that’s nice!

BarBQ

Great hair! I think we have sim­i­lar tex­tures and I was won­der­ing how you did the style with the front braid­ed and the back down? It looks like may­be a braid out, but I also see your curl pat­tern I think…Anyway it’s real­ly cute and I would like to try it, so please let me know! And again great hair! ^_^

Allie Nicole

Hi Bar­BQ — actu­al­ly the back is my nat­u­ral tex­ture, I just sec­tioned the front half of my hair off to prac­tice my corn­row­ing skills :). There are 4 big corn­rows in the front. Thanks for your com­ment!

Dana

OMG, and I mean it. Your hair is insane, and I’m real­ly tak­en aback right now. Just plain gor­geous.

E.P.

I could describe my hair the same! I also have thick strands mixed in with some ran­dom fine ones. Great hair from one for­mer Bay Area now DMV per­son to anoth­er!

Jacky

Beau­ti­ful hair with a love­ly tex­ture

Cherelle

You have beau­ti­ful hair :D

Hehe glad I was not the only one who was rock­ing a geri curl 20 years after it was in fash­ion 0_o

Marcia

Beau­ti­ful hair! I am a long time sub­by! Hair so thick and looks so soft.

marie

Absolute­ly stun­ning wom­an and equal­ly stun­ning hair.

Michelle

I under­stand your posi­tion with hair typ­ing, I used to try to type mine but I just say it’s type 4 and be done with it…let some­one else fig­ure out the let­ters.

Allie Nicole

I agree! Den­si­ty and poros­i­ty are more impor­tant clas­si­fi­ca­tions I think. But I leave those deci­sions up to the nat­u­ral pro­fes­sion­als.

Kayla

Whoa.

And I mean that as a com­pli­ment.

Allie Nicole

Thank you Kisha :)

Kisha

your hair is so pret­ty.

Allie Nicole

Thanks so much for the love BGLH! 

I have an oppor­tu­ni­ty to be fea­tured in Nat­u­ral Wom­an Magazine’s inau­gu­ral issue if I win the “Nat­u­ral You” Mod­el Search — but I need as many votes as pos­si­ble!

If you have a moment, please cast a vote for me here:
http://naturalwomanmag.strutta.com/entry/1197924?=t3lrfw

Love&Nappiness :D

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