*Pre­pared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1Me­Nat­u­ral­ly

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Intro­duce your­self!
D:
My name is Danielle and I’m orig­i­nal­ly from New Jer­sey, but cur­rent­ly reside in Dou­glasville, GA.

Why did you make the deci­sion to go nat­ur­al?
D:
I woke up one morn­ing and decid­ed that I no longer want­ed to relax my hair. Maybe I had an epiphany in my sleep! I enjoyed hav­ing short hair, but I felt that the main­te­nance required too much of my time. So I gave the perm up cold turkey and let my hair begin her jour­ney. I tran­si­tioned for about 8 months and decid­ed to chop Novem­ber 2010.

How would you describe your tex­ture?
D:
My tex­ture is a mix of 3C/4A/4B and is extreme­ly dense with nor­mal poros­i­ty.

Describe your styling reg­i­men over the course of the month.
D:
I try to keep my styling reg­i­men as sim­ple as pos­si­ble. I am a fan of twist outs and I’ve recent­ly fell in love with ban­tu knot outs. Ban­tu knot outs pro­duce such boun­cy hair. For my twist outs, I use Oyin Hand­made Juices and Berries leave in, Hair Dew and seal with their Sug­ar Berries Pomade. I retwist every 2–3 days and sleep with a satin bon­net. I am also a huge fan of Uncle Funky’s Daugh­ter Defunk, a hair refresh­er ton­ic that soothes itchy scalp and refresh­es the hair. If I want big hair, I sleep in two high pony­tails and fluff in the morn­ing.

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What does wash day look like for you?
D:
Wash days for me are get­ting eas­i­er. I real­ized that wash­ing in small sec­tions pro­duces less show­er time and less tan­gles. I fin­ger detan­gle with olive oil, twist in small sec­tions and secure the ends with hair pins. I wash with Kinky Curly Come Clean focus­ing on my scalp and let­ting the sham­poo run down. I use a hair pin to pin the hair up when I’ve com­plet­ed each sec­tion. After wash­ing, I use Kinky Curly Knot Today and My Hon­ey Child Twist Out Creme to twist my sec­tions, let my hair air dry and untwist the next day with a lit­tle oil.

Describe your favorite go-to hair­style for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
D:
My go to hair­style is a high puff or my famous two pony­tails, lol. I use a lit­tle oil and ouch­less bands and I’m out!!

How do you com­bat shrink­age?
D:
I com­bat shrink­age by using twist outs or ban­tu knot outs. I know my hair will fall in a cou­ple of days after a wash and I’m cool with it.

What are some of your prob­lem areas (if any) that require spe­cial care and atten­tion?
D:
My prob­lem area is my nape. It requires gen­tle han­dling and less manip­u­la­tion.

What are 2 do’s for your tex­ture?
D:
Two do’s for my texture…moisturize my strands and fin­ger detan­gle before wash­ing!!

What are 2 don’ts for your tex­ture?
D:
Two don’ts for my texture…don’t sleep with­out a bon­net or satin pil­low­case. It would be a tan­gled mess, and also I don’t do well with wash and go’s. Wash and go’s pro­duce a lot of sin­gle strand knots and tan­gles. I love them from afar!!

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
D:
You can find me on Insta­gram @danifree77.

Meosha

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

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tracy matters

I am a new­by to nat­ur­al hair­care and I love your page

Danielle

Thank you!!

LT

Love Love Love your hair!

Danielle

Thank you!

LaNeshe

Her hair is so big, I love it!

Danielle

Thank you very much!!

Alwina

Danielle, your hair is beau­ti­ful!!! I rec­og­nize that although I’ve been nat­ur­al longer, my hair dif­fer­ent than yours and I have to be super patient to achieve longer, healthy and thick­er hair. It lit­er­al­ly took me almost a year (or longer) to real­ize there was an online com­mu­ni­ty to learn about my hair. Progress is slow but my hair will grow and be healthy in time. God bless!

Danielle

Thank you! Yes hav­ing a com­mu­ni­ty to help with our hair is need­ed and awe­some to have. I spent a lot of time on web­sites before I decid­ed to go nat­ur­al. I think I was addict­ed, lol. I think patience should be attached to nat­ur­al hair :-) or sold in a bot­tle like all the oth­er prod­ucts!! Lol.

TERPDIVA99

Love the hair, I have a cou­ple ques­tions. When you wash your and secure the ends with hair pins do you twist the ends around a bob­by pin? How often do you wash?

Danielle

Thank you! I detan­gle and just put the pin and the bot­tom, I usu­al­ly let the oil stay in for about 20–30 before I wash. I use the pins to kind of loop my hair once I’ve fin­ished a sec­tion, this tech­nique also helps my hair stay wet while I’m doing my twists/styling. I’m not a big time washer…I wash maybe every 4 weeks and a sham­poo only once.

Abby

Hey Danielle you and i have the same exact tex­ture. I am flood­ed with sin­gle strand knots no mat­ter how i mois­tur­ize my hair. My hair tex­ture is tight­ly coiled even if i detan­gle each sec­tion per­fect­ly and it is high­ly mois­tur­ize it tan­gles. I don’t get. Can you give me some tips please : )

Danielle

Also keep­ing your hair trimmed or dust­ing your ends when need­ed.

Abby

Thank you so much i even had major set backs chop­ping of 4 inch­es think­ing that will solve my prob­lem with SSK’S

Danielle
Hel­lo! With our tex­ture and curly hair in gen­er­al there’s no escap­ing sin­gle strand knot. I try to elim­i­nate mine by not doing wash and gos, I use a water based leave in and then seal my ends with a pomade, and I usu­al­ly don’t stray to far from twist outs. Twist outs or styles geared towards stretch­ing hair tends to help with sin­gle strand knots. Cur­rent­ly I have my hair in twists and pinned up with my ends pro­tect­ed. Some oth­er lit­tle tips…I try not to let my hair brush against my sweaters or even some knit­ted scarves. Cold… Read more »
Mrs.Martin

Danielle, girl you got me over here jeal­ous! I love your lux­iourous hair…your hair is the epit­o­me of what I think of when I think about beau­ti­ful, healthy, nat­ur­al hair. Awe­some.

Danielle

Aww thank you! Extreme­ly sweet and encour­ag­ing of you!!

jjac401

Girl — your hair twist­ed is the absolute bomb!

danielle

Thank you!!

Sheila

Love your hair. Such an inspi­ra­tion. I’m 6 months post cut­ting it off and try­ing to come up with styles I love. Some are hits and some are miss­es. Any advice?

Danielle

I would wear head bands or hair jewelry…I was a huge fan of Ododo Orig­nals, beau­ti­ful­ly hand­made hair clips. I focused main­ly on the front and leav­ing my back alone. I would twist hair and pin it to make designs or just pin it in a cute way. I would also rock a flat twist in the front to sim­u­late a head­band some­times.

Aiych

I keep com­ing back to this post because your hair is BOMB. Like seri­ous­ly, your twistouts are mag­nifique. Keep rockin it, it’s awe­some!

danielle

Thank you!!

D.P.

Your hair is gor­geous

Dana

Beau­ti­ful, man! And love the pro­gres­sion pics from short to long!

Jacky

I love your hair and your smile is gorgeous,you’re so pretty!!!I wish i could rock my hair freely like you do but my mum keeps telling me that my hair looks rough and when peo­ple find out that i don’t want to relax my hair,they are like WHY?!? I keep try­ing to tame my hair and i was think­ing of lock­ing my hair or straight­en­ing it to keep my hair neat but i love my hair tex­ture and i want to embrace it,What should i do?

Danielle

@jacky thank you! What should you do?? Jacky you should love and wear your hair proud­ly!! When I decid­ed to stop relax­ing, peo­ple made com­ments, but I had to real­ize that I’m liv­ing for me! Peo­ple will not always agree or sup­port the deci­sions we make in life, but that’s ok. Be strong, be proud and be you!

Jacky

Thanks!I guess i just need­ed some reas­sur­ance and you gave me that,thank you so much.

deb

such boun­ti­ful hair! gor­geous :)

Caramelcurls

Girl.…your hair is GORGEOUS! It looks so healthy and full, and I love the shape of it. You make me proud to be nat­ur­al!

Dee

DROOLING OVER HERE!

zyaran

Wow those twists are freak­ing gor­geous.. I had to pick my jaw up from off the floor lol.… The thick­ness is real­ly amaz­ing love the styles in each pic­ture that you post­ed. You have done a ter­rif­ic job of tak­ing care of your hair.

danielle

Thank you very much!!

Mika

Beau­ti­ful, beau­ti­ful hair!

Eboni

I have an announc­ment to make: I have offi­cial­ly found my hair twin. That is all.

haha! But seri­ous­ly her hair is gor­geous! Nice to see she uses one of my sta­ple prod­uct brands (Oyin Hand­made) as well :D

These style icons are giv­ing me so much life right now ^_^

danielle

Hey hair twin, lol. Yes! Love Oyin Hand­made!!!

Keisha

Beau­ti­ful hair and juicy twist!

mangomadness

Love­ly hair! 

Danielle — How many twists do you usu­al­ly do for your twist-outs?

Danielle

Thank you all for the won­der­ful com­ments!!! I’m tru­ly appre­cia­tive.

@mangomadness…I guess about 20, but some­times I may do small­er ones or larg­er ones.

mangomadness

Thank you!

Cleo

Sooo pret­ty, I think you are my hair twin!!!

Rachel

My, Danielle’s hair is beau­ti­ful! I’m so jeal­ous lol!

Tierra

Beau­ti­ful! Twist outs have got to be the best of all time! *Kanye West voice*

Daynajoe

I was going to say the same thing. This has to be the best-look­ing twists I have ever seen on anyone’s head. Beau­ti­ful hair and icon!

danielle

Thank you!

Sassy24

Love your hair

Danielle

@sassy24 Thank you!!

Antoinette Stewart

Love­ly twist-outs man! They are so juicy and defined!! I’m jeal­ous!

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