*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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21 Comments on "Mia // 3B/C Natural Hair Style Icon"

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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

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.

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.

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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