neo head

Intro­duce your­self!
My name is Neoshi, but most peo­ple call me Neo. I was born and raised in South Flori­da and that’s where I live today.

Why did you make the deci­sion to go nat­ur­al?
I didn’t loc my hair until 2009, but I had been wear­ing it nat­ur­al since 2005. I got tired of perming it and I just felt like I was doing my hair (and myself) a dis­ser­vice. I real­ly want­ed to embrace my nat­ur­al beau­ty and work on lov­ing myself just the way I was. I think it was more of a spir­i­tu­al jour­ney for me more than any­thing.

How would you describe your tex­ture?
I’m not too hip to the whole hair tex­ture type thing, but my hair is very soft and also very thin (IMO) and I would love to have more volume…thicker strands of hair I guess.

Describe your styling reg­i­men over the course of the month.
I don’t do much with my hair in terms of styling. I pret­ty much wear it in one or two styles most of the time. I either wear it down or wear what I call “a crin­kled twist-out.” Every now and then I vis­it my Loc­ti­cian and she’ll hook me up with some­thing new and dif­fer­ent. She’s the bomb (thanks Ichechi).


What does wash day look like for you?
Wash day is very relax­ing to me. I love it. I usu­al­ly retwist my hair once every 4 weeks. I used to do it every three weeks, but that stopped after I noticed thin­ning. I wash twice with a clar­i­fy­ing sham­poo and then a con­di­tion­er. After a quick tow­el dry I rub my hair and scalp with Shea But­ter. Then it’s time to retwist. I block out a few hours to retwist (about 2–3 hours) and pull up a movie while I’m at it. I use ORS Lock and Twist Gel at the roots and spray fre­quent­ly with an equal mix­ture of extra vir­gin olive oil and water to keep it wet. Once I’m done I let my hair air dry, then [poof] I feel like a brand new woman.

Describe your favorite go-to hair­style for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
Pret­ty sim­ple, again I just wear it down.

How do you com­bat shrink­age?
I find that keep­ing my hair mois­tur­ized works well for my hair, but for the most part I don’t have a prob­lem with shrink­age.

What are some of your prob­lem areas (if any) that require spe­cial care and atten­tion?
OMG! The back of my hair is very thin and more prone to break­age than the oth­er areas. I actu­al­ly lost a cou­ple of locs because of it. When I retwist I can’t palm roll the last three rows. I have to inter­lock them to pre­vent thin­ning.

What are 2 do’s for your tex­ture?
Lots of water dai­ly and cov­er­ing it when I sleep. 

What are 2 don’ts for your tex­ture?
Retwist­ing too soon and Beeswax (attracts dust and buildup).

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
Yep, there sure is. I’m the founder of Green4­Lyfe, an online health and well­ness store that spe­cial­izes in weight loss sup­ple­ments for women who want to improve their weight loss results and burn more fat safe­ly and nat­u­ral­ly. Web­site: Email: Phone: (954)417‑5496


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

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Hey, my name is neo I live in lesotho. I love, love, love, ur hair. By the way I like ur name. ;D


Thank you Neo ;-)




Thank you so much K I’ll try the inter­lock­ing method and see how it works.

Greet­ings every­one, I real­ly need help. I have starter locs that were installed with 2 strand twists on march 10 of this year. So far I have only washed them twice but I would like to wash my hair once a week. The prob­lem is re-twist­ing, I feel like retwist­ing once a week would be way too often. But some­one told me its not how often you retwist it’s how tight you retwist that caus­es the dam­age in the long run. I don’t know what to do. My hair gets real­ly itchy and flaky after about a week so I… Read more »

Amiya, I agree with K. If you’re hav­ing to wash your hair week­ly you should not retwist every week. You do not want to find out the hard way (I’ve been there). I say inter­lock­ing is the way to go.


I had locs for 9 years and I wouldn’t rec­om­mend twist­ing the roots every week. The risk for thin­ning is too high. You should get your roots inter­locked. Your roots will stay tight­ened, even while wet, for sev­er­al weeks. It’s less dam­ag­ing than fre­quent retwist­ing.


What a beau­ty.


Thanks so much K!


She’s so pret­ty. It’s good to see a loc’d lady as an icon. I’m get­ting loc’d again next week­end and I can’t wait :-)


Thank you Nisha. I real­ly wish I had done it a lot soon­er.

Black Girl With Long Hair

Awe­some! If you click on the Locs tag, you can see more loc’ed style icons: