Carol // 3C Natural Hair Style Icon

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Introduce yourself!
C:
Carol K, I’m from the big apple!

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
C:
So many reasons. But one of the biggest reasons was because I would go to the salon every single Friday evening and I always dreaded having to sit under the hooded dryer and then having to have my hair blow-dried and scalp burned. Enough was enough…so I was like, “relaxers…y’all have got to go!” 8-1-2010 I would say was the day that I told myself NO MORE RELAXERS. The first year, I spent transitioning. So, August 1st 2011 I cut off all of my relaxed ends. I have been natural for two years.

How would you describe your texture?
C:
I don’t categorize my hair. My “natural” pattern is weird. If I had to choose a texture I would say 3B/3C ish. My strands are extremely dense.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
C:
When I started my “natural hair journey” I tried EVERYTHING! I mean IT ALL…from eggs to baking soda. From my experience of trial and error, I know now that less is more. I don’t use shampoo at all in my hair. I learned it just doesn’t work for me. Sulfate free or not. With that said, my styling regimen is very simple. I wash my hair once a week, usually on Mondays with Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Conditioner and Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner. Throughout the week I spritz my hair with water and aloe vera juice DAILY. Depending on how I’m feeling I’ll seal my ends with extra virgin olive oil, or to give my strands a little extra love and I’ll use my Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie to moisturize my hair. I am also loving the Curls Whipped Cream as a great moisturizer. One of the two I’ll use about twice a week.

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What does wash day look like for you?
C:
Since I usually have my hair out for most of the week, the day before wash day I detangle my hair with coconut oil and avocado oil. I massage my scalp and sleep with this overnight. On the actual wash day I first use the Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Conditioner and wash as if it is shampoo by massaging my scalp and ensuring that the oils are being washed away. I follow with the Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner for a “deeper clean”. After that process, I deep condition with either Curls Curl Ecstasy Hair Tea Deep Conditioner or the Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Restorative Masque. After rinsing out the DC, for a leave in my #1 is the Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner. That’s about it! Lol.

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
C:
Let’s see. Wild and crazy fro of course!

How do you combat shrinkage?
C:
Personally, I don’t usually mind the shrinkage at all. However if you do, a pick never hurt anybody! Flat twists and braid outs work well too.

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
C:
That would have to be my nape area. Because I live in NYC, you’ll never catch me without a scarf around my neck in the winter. I don’t do many “protective styles”, so naturally the scarf clings on to my strands. For that, I am always paying special attention to that area by oiling it REGULARLY.

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
C:
Water! And of course less products that weigh down your already heavy hair.

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
C:
Rat tooth combs. Dry combing. Frigid temperatures.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
C:
You can find me on http://www.youtube.com/2girlz1world and CarolKayy on Instagram.

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    What gorgeous hair you have!

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    So so pretty hair, amazing features too!

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  • Jenni

    Her hair is luscious! Lovely!

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  • SJ

    Her hair looks like it descended from the heavens above and graced us with its presence. Flawless.

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    • http://YouTube.com/2girlz1world Carol K

      Lol! Wow, you are too sweet. Thank you so much.

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    WOW!!!! Im in LOVE with your hair… And your gorgeous. You most definitely resemble Tiana Taylor (lol i’m sure you’ve heard that). Im pray that at two years I have as much hair as you. #Inspiration

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    • Cece Danielle

      I was just about to say that she looked like Teyana Taylor! Lol and I agree her hair is fabulous!

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    Maddddddddddd love for your hair. Gorgeous!!!!!

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    Your hair looks amazing!. I think the person above means Teyana Taylor because you definitely do.

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    What gorgeous and thick hair!

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    Your hair is amazing!! May I ask where you purchased your glasses that your wearing the facebook pic of you in “Black girl with Long hair” I have been searching for a similar pair.. no luck:(

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    • http://YouTube.com/2girlz1world Carol K

      Thank you! My glasses are from Warby Parker. They have great prices.

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    I started to write down everything you used on your hair because.. your. hair. is. just. that. gourgeous.

    But then I remembered that it won’t help!!
    FREAKING HAIR CRUSH!!!

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    • http://YouTube.com/2girlz1world Carol K

      Awe. Dedication and diligence is the key.. I’m starting a “natural hair series” on my YT channel, that might help you. I’ll go into detail about finding products that work best for you.

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