*Pre­pared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1Me­Nat­u­ral­ly


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

Why did you make the deci­sion to go nat­ur­al?
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?
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.
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.


What does wash day look like for you?
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.
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?
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?
Dry and frizzy hair. Not being able to find a hair­dress­er who under­stands my hair!

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

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

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


Just anoth­er lover of nat­ur­al hair and expres­sion.
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Thank you so much for your kind com­ments!


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.


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 :)


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 :)


Love it!


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


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.


You have a beau­ti­ful smile. Adorable :)


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


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


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.


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.


I was think­ing the same thing. Love­ly pho­tos though.


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.


She’s pret­ty.


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!


love your hair! cute pics!


Aww that baby pic is too adorbs.


so cute as a tod­dler!


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

Love, Peace and Choco­late,