*Pre­pared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1Me­Nat­u­ral­ly

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Intro­duce your­self!
M:
My name is Mia and I’m from Eng­land.

Why did you make the deci­sion to go nat­ur­al?
M:
I’ve been nat­ur­al all my life! My hair is real­ly thin so I nev­er want­ed to take the risks with chem­i­cals. Even though my hair dri­ves me crazy some­times I love my curls. My hair is what I’m known for amongst my peers now.

How would you describe your tex­ture?
M:
Prob­a­bly 3b/c. My strands are thin and on a good day lots of small corkscrew, but also ‘S’ shaped curls.

Describe your styling reg­i­men over the course of the month.
M:
Well my hair is nicest after I have washed it. Some­times after wash­ing (when I have time and this can take ages) I will plait my hair into small plaits, nor­mal­ly they aren’t neat so I won’t go out in them but leav­ing for a few days is bet­ter. When I take them out my hair is longer and I have dif­fer­ent curls. I have tried the same with twists, but it didn’t work out as well. If it is a day or two after wash­ing I will mois­tur­ize with prod­ucts such as, Tal­i­ah Waa­jid, The Great Detan­gler; Crème of Nature, Dai­ly Break­age Relief or Hawai­ian Silky Herbal Oil Mois­tur­iz­er just so it stops get­ting dry, how­ev­er I haven’t found the per­fect prod­uct yet.

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What does wash day look like for you?
M:
I have been through count­less amounts of prod­ucts, but at the moment once a week I’ll wash my hair with Tal­i­ah Waa­jid sham­poo. After I use Mixed Chicks con­di­tion­er and whilst I have that in I sec­tion my hair into 4 and brush or comb (depends what type of curls I want) through. I leave it in for anoth­er 2–3 min­utes then wash out with cold water using my fin­gers to comb through again. I leave my hair damp before putting on Tal­i­ah Waa­jid Curly Curl Crème all over my hair, using a scrunch­ing tech­nique so not to dis­rupt the curls. These curls will last for about 3 days at most then I will wear my hair up for anoth­er 2–3 days then wash my hair and start the process again!

Describe your favorite go-to hair­style for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
M:
Recent­ly I have pre­ferred my hair up. Being at school it’s a lot eas­i­er! I nor­mal­ly will have a high pony­tail or high bun. How­ev­er wear­ing my hair up will dis­rupt and stretch the curls so I wont have a nice shape till I wash it again. When I go out I like to pin one side as well as I’m not brave enough to get an under­cut it makes a sim­i­lar style!

How do you com­bat shrink­age?
M:
I’ve nev­er been able to com­bat shrink­age! My hair hard­ly grows and if my hair wasn’t curly it would be shoul­der length. I guess comb­ing it out helps.

What are some of your prob­lem areas (if any) that require spe­cial care and atten­tion?
M:
Dry and frizzy hair. Not being able to find a hair­dress­er who under­stands my hair!

What are 2 do’s for your tex­ture?
M:
Sleep with cap on and make sure I mois­tur­ize straight after wash­ing.

What are 2 don’ts for your tex­ture?
M:
Blow dry and brush when dry unless you want a big frizzy afro!

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
M:
Yeah I’m on Insta­gram @miaharvey1 and Twit­ter @MiaHarvey1.

Meosha

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

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Mia

Thank you so much for your kind com­ments!

Antrelise

Wow. Final­ly I found a hair twin!! It’s so hard to find some­one with my hair. I mean its 3C, low den­si­ty (thin), very soft, the strands are fine, and doesn’t need any par­tic­u­lar rea­son to get frizzy! I love the soft look of twist outs, but my hair tends to get puffy with­in a cou­ple of hours and looks less define and doesn’t look like a twist out any­more. Have you found a twist out method that works for you? Please help.

Mia

Yes def­i­nite­ly sounds like my hair! I dont nor­mal­ly twist out that often I just put in LOADS of leave-in con­di­tion­er and my curls define on their own. But if that doesn’t work, I’ve found if I corn­row­ing my hair (just two braids) after wash­ing then leave in for day or so I get a nicer curl! How­ev­er this is time con­sum­ing! Hope that helps :)

Antrelise

Wow!! I swear I do the same thing. I use an obscene amount of leave in but I use gel after­wards to keep my my curls from becom­ing frizzy as it dries. Then I do my corn­rows after its dry (about 2 hours.…one of the perks of thin hair) and then I stretch it with my corn­rows. Well, I guess I should give up on the twist outs!! So bye, from Mia­mi, Flori­da. Thanks for respond­ing :)

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Love it!

Dana

Love­ly girl, and total­ly relat­able. Nat­ur­al all your life? Good for you!

Mika

Mia’s hair is so pret­ty. Gives me hope that my thin strands will be cuter once I have some length! That baby pic­ture s absolute­ly adorable also.

Zee

You have a beau­ti­ful smile. Adorable :)

Space

She is love­ly, and her hair reminds me of mine. My strands are thin too. Boooo to that :-)

Curly

Wow that is one curly fry! Wish I could touch those lus­cious locks!!

SHELIKES

pret­ty face, pret­ty hair, but i bet u would be even pret­ti­er with a big frizzy afro

Black Girl With Long Hair

What does that even mean? She *has* a big fro.

Adrienne

Peo­ple these days real­ly need to watch what they say bc they come off so igno­rant some­times. I mean had I said that Mia would look bet­ter with straight hair peo­ple on this site would prob­a­bly track me down and try and shoot me. I’ve been nat­ur­al for a few years, but now I under­stand what some peo­ple with relaxed hair mean when they say that some nat­u­rals are get­ting on their nerves with their “holi­er-than-thou” atti­tude.

JenniD

I was think­ing the same thing. Love­ly pho­tos though.

Jongrak

My hair doesn’t do too well with oils, but coconut oil works for me. I rtnece­ly start­ed putting it in my hair after every wash. I notice a dif­fer­ence. I’m glad you enjoyed the post. Maybe I should do a post about coconut oil.

Jessica

She’s pret­ty.

Candice

My strands are pret­ty thin like this too. I think it makes it more man­age­able (except for knots), but also I get jeal­ous of some of the vol­ume I see in oth­er women’s hair. Mia is uber cute and this just reminds me to love MY hair!

keisha

love your hair! cute pics!

Treece

Aww that baby pic is too adorbs.

SC

so cute as a tod­dler!

Tiffany

Love her hair. The col­or­ing on the ends is beau­ti­ful.

Love, Peace and Choco­late,
Tiffany

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