Intro­duce your­self!
My name is Steffy and I’m from Lon­don, UK.

Why did you make the deci­sion to go nat­ur­al?
I have been nat­ur­al all my life. I’ve nev­er permed, relaxed or tex­turised my hair.

How would you describe your tex­ture?
I would say my hair is pre­dom­i­nant­ly 3C, but in cer­tain areas it can be 4A, main­ly in the mid­dle back. It is real­ly thick, soft and easy to manip­u­late i.e. easy to blow dry and straight­en. As soon as water touch­es it, it’s back to its’ nat­ur­al shrunk­en state. Grrr to shrink­age!

Describe your styling reg­i­men over the course of the month.
To be hon­est I like the flex­i­bil­i­ty of my hair. I don’t always have it nat­ur­al and curly. Some­times I blow dry my hair straight and on spe­cial occa­sions I will straight­en it. My hair reg­i­men when curly through­out the month varies. I would not say I have a strict rou­tine; I just look or feel my hair and can tell if it needs a co-wash or poo.

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What does wash day look like for you?
I try not to poo often, prob­a­bly once a month to 6 weeks with Ker­aCare Sul­phate Free Sham­poo. When I want to co-wash my hair I use Aphogee Ker­atin 2 Minute Recon­struc­tor, and Organ­ic Root Stim­u­la­tor for a deep con­di­tion when need­ed. I also use Ker­aCare Leave in Con­di­tion­er along with coconut oil as a sealant.

Describe your favorite go-to hair­style for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
I would say I put my hair up in a bun. May not be my fav, but it’s the eas­i­est when I don’t have time.

How do you com­bat shrink­age?
Grrrr it’s my ene­my. I braid my hair in 1, 2, 3 or 4 plaits at night after I wash my hair and it’s still wet. If I don’t do that I use the blow dry­er to stretch it.

What are some of your prob­lem areas (if any) that require spe­cial care and atten­tion?
I would say my hair becomes dry quick­ly, so I must mois­ture dai­ly.

What are 2 do’s for your tex­ture?
Mois­turise my hair before I sleep and always wrap in a silk head­scarf.

What are 2 don’ts for your tex­ture?
Don’t leave my hair out for too long and always use pro­tec­tive hair­styles.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
Insta­gram: Steffy­lye
Tum­blr: dahallway.tumblr.com


Just anoth­er lover of nat­ur­al hair and expres­sion.
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Thank you guys for all your love­ly com­ments :) you can find me on my new IF @steffylye*_

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She looks like me — hair and all.

styles for curly hair

Wow.….….…..what a great post. It’s real­ly nice. I like it. I think style is the best for pub­lic­i­ty. If you need that please buy here.




Nice hair!!


My beau­ti­ful cousin, gor­geous inside and out with a per­son­al­i­ty to match xxx


Aun­tyy Steff rock­ing that afro, do you use any leave in con­di­tion­ers, if yes which one? Can’t wait till my hair grows long like yours, its get­ting there though:) 3c/4a text me a hair reg­i­men i should use, it changes every­time i have a new prod­uct xxx


Awe!!! Fam­i­ly sup­port! Love it!


Her hair is gor­geous and so full! She has gor­geous skin also and seems to glow. I won­der what her diet, exer­cise, and skin rou­tines are lol. Or it could be that hand­some hub­by that has her glow­ing like that :-)


So true. I found myself won­der­ing what her skin rou­tine was too.


Your hair is love­ly and I love your sim­ple rou­tine. Nev­er knew u could cow­ash with Aphogee 2-min, that’s some­thing new I learnt today. 

I real­ly like these fea­tures of women out­side of the U.S., (being out­side of the US myself), where nat­ur­al ladies often have to make do with just the most basic hair prod­ucts.


Wow, gor­geous hair. It looks thick and shiny and most impor­tant­ly HEALTHY. And you and your hub­by are a beau­ti­ful cou­ple!

She has love­ly hair. In the UK, girls with this hair type do not get the nasty com­ments that kinki­er hair types attract. Since Mel B first rocked her curly hair loose, it’s been accept­able for curly girls to wear their hair out and free. Peo­ple here are becom­ing more open mind­ed to kinki­er tex­tures but there is a way to go. The major­i­ty are weaved up from 16+ years. What’s odd to me is how strict the rules are for tighter tex­tures on accept­able hair styles yet Eng­lish girls wear all types of bed­head and loose­ly pulled up, uncombed hair… Read more »
How do you know that “girl’s with this type of hair” don’t get nasty com­ments. My hair’s a lit­tle kinki­er then this girls and I’ve been nat­ur­al for over 20 years now and the only neg­a­tive reac­tions I received were from the white kids at school. I have had noth­ing but love for my hair both in the UK and the States and trust me I don’t have a head of cas­cad­ing curls reach­ing my waist. I doubt Mel B had much to do with girls accept­ing their hair tex­ture and i’m guess­ing she was a baby when she first… Read more »

that isnt a UK thing thats a world­wide thing. its the whole clos­er Cau­casian fea­ture that affects the total african dias­po­ra but you have to be con­fi­dent with­in your­self and not care and not believe in it… God made each per­son unique so accept your­self as you have been made (skin­tone, hair, …)


Uk coily here and I rock many styles.Living in Lon­don every one has a unique style so I guess that helps.

When I wear a shrunk­en fro or a stretched one I don’t get any neg­a­tive comments.As long as you’re con­fi­dent it will show and become part of you.


I do under­stand what you mean, but at some point we are going to have to shrug our shoul­ders and care not what oth­er peo­ple think of us (yes, it is eas­i­er said than done). As a UK nat­ur­al with tight­ly coiled hair, I haven’t noticed any­one drop dead in the street when I walk out with my afro. To my mind, if my hair real­ly offends some­one, well, they can gouge their eyes out for all I care.


Youre so pret­ty! Beau­ti­ful hair!!


love­ly curls and love­ly lady. I just love that bun.

Amma Mama

Pret­ty girl and love­ly curls.


Gor­geous curls! I like your sim­ple rou­tine. I didn’t know that one could use the Aphogee Ker­atin 2 Minute Recon­struc­tor as a co-wash. I have not used it often since I have been nat­ur­al, but maybe I can con­sid­er to use it more often.