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

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


What does wash day look like for you?
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.
Let’s see. Wild and crazy fro of course!

How do you com­bat shrink­age?
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?
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?
Water! And of course less prod­ucts that weigh down your already heavy hair.

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

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


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

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Hi there! This blog post could not be writ­ten much bet­ter! Look­ing at this arti­cle reminds me of my pre­vi­ous room­mate! He con­tin­u­al­ly kept talk­ing about this. I am going to for­ward this post to him. Fair­ly cer­tain he will have a great read. Many thanks for shar­ing!


Hi there, I log on to your new stuff on a reg­u­lar basis. Your writ­ing style is wit­ty, keep up the good work!


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Larita Alvear

In ancient civ­i­liza­tions, women’s hair was often elab­o­rate­ly and care­ful­ly dressed in spe­cial ways. Wom­en coloured their hair, curled it, and pinned it up in a vari­ety of ways. They set their hair in waves and curls using wet clay, which they dried in the sun and then combed out, or else by using a jel­ly made of quince seeds soaked in water, or curling tongs and curling irons of var­i­ous kinds.

Mrs. Martin

Super jeal­ous of all that fab­u­lous hair you got girlie! Your hair is refresh­ing and so is your face. Too cute!


she’s beau­ti­ful just start­ed fol­low­ing her on Insta­gram!


So diva-ish and healthy, girl, I love it!



Fab hair!!!

Jenelle B.

I saw your hair and I just start­ed drooling.…Gorgeousness all over. lol

Chatty with the Natty
Chatty with the Natty

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!!

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.


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:(

Carol K

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


What gor­geous and thick hair!


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


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

kinky Canuck

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

Cece Danielle

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


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

Carol K

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


Her hair is lus­cious! Love­ly!

Coconut + Cream

So so pret­ty hair, amaz­ing fea­tures too!


What gor­geous hair you have!