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Intro­duce your­self!
T:
My name is Tabitha Lyn Grimal­do and I’m from Dal­las, Tex­as.

Why did you make the deci­sion to go nat­u­ral?
T:
I have been nat­u­ral pret­ty much all my life with an excep­tion of a cou­ple years in high school when I tried out a relax­er. My main thing was to stop flat iron­ing my hair. I grew out my relax­er, but was still flat iron­ing my hair. My hair was healthy but it wasn’t me, my nat­u­ral hair is a part of who I am. It rep­re­sents me.

How would you describe your tex­ture?
T:
3b and 3c — My hair is sort of a fine tex­ture, but I have like may­be five or six strands grow­ing out one hair fol­li­cle so I have a lot of hair. My strands in the front are bit looser in curl pat­tern.

Describe your styling reg­i­men over the course of the mon­th.
T:
I try to wash my hair every oth­er day, if not every­day. I deep con­di­tion every two or three days. Cur­rent­ly I am using Herbal Essences Shine Col­lec­tion Bril­liance Sham­poo and Con­di­tion­er and Aussie Moist 3 Min­ute Mir­a­cle Deep Con­di­tion­er. When I get out of the show­er I don’t use any pro­duct. I use an old cot­ton baby blan­ket to wrap my hair up with and I either let it air dry or I use the blow dry­er on cool air, and I blow dry upside down. I use the T3 Feath­er­weight dry­er with­out a dif­fuser. I’ve tried all sorts of meth­ods. I’ve tried try­ing to get three day, four day, five day hair, but my hair will not coop­er­ate if I go more than a cou­ple days with­out drench­ing it in water. I’ve tried so many prod­ucts — leave ins, gels, sham­poos, con­di­tion­ers and deep treat­ments. My hair doesn’t care for pro­tein, or oils or but­ters. It only likes water.

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What does wash day look like for you?
T:
Wash day is pret­ty sim­ple, although I have to give myself like a hour and fif­teen min­utes to do my rou­tine. I just get in the show­er, rin­se my hair and sep­a­rate it into two sec­tions, may­be four depend­ing on how tan­gled it is. I sham­poo using Herbal Essences Shine Col­lec­tion Bril­liance Sham­poo and I rin­se then put in the con­di­tion­er. I work on one sec­tion at a time. I prefer to fin­ger detan­gle, but some­times I use my Tan­gle Teez­er. Once I am fin­ished with a sec­tion I clip it up. When I get all the sec­tions detan­gled I rin­se with cool water. Then I wrap my hair in a cot­ton cloth. I like Herbal Essences prod­ucts, Bio­lage, Aussie and Pan­tene. But just recent­ly I start­ed using sham­poo and con­di­tion­er again. I tried the water only rou­tine for three months. No sham­poo, no con­di­tion­er, just water and I quite liked it. I’m think­ing about going back to that rou­tine.

Describe your favorite go-to hair­style for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
T:
When I don’t have a lot of time I just put it up in a bun, or I take a small sec­tion in the front, pin it back with a bob­by pin and fluff my hair out a bit.

How do you com­bat shrink­age?
T:
I have a lot of shrink­age and for the days when I want my hair to show some of its length I just use the blow dry­er on warm and stretch the roots. But for the most part I don’t try to fight the shrink­age. I just let my hair do what it wants.

What are some of your prob­lem areas (if any) that require spe­cial care and atten­tion?
T:
My prob­lem areas would be my ends. They get dry and tan­gled if I get lazy and don’t wash and con­di­tion my hair fre­quent­ly. I just have to make sure I don’t go too many days with­out wash­ing.

What are 2 do’s for your tex­ture?
T:
Two do’s for my hair tex­ture are do wash and con­di­tion often, and do fin­ger detan­gle.

What are 2 don’ts for your tex­ture?
T:
Two don’ts for my hair tex­ture are don’t use a lot of styling prod­ucts. It will weigh the hair down, and don’t use too many prod­ucts with pro­tein. It will make the hair hard and unman­age­able.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
T:
You can find me at www.youtube.com/user/TheRubytulipn and afrotabi.tumblr.com.

Meosha

Just anoth­er lover of nat­u­ral hair and expres­sion.
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42 Comments on "Tabitha // 3B/C Natural Hair Style Icon"

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Inas

She is the first per­son I have heard say they don’t use but­ters, and oils and prefers water only. Well what­ev­er it is she is doing to her hair it looks great!!

Bridget J

Beau­ti­ful hair! Love that your reg­i­men is so sim­ple. But­ters and oils tend to weigh my fine strands down as well, so I use them spar­ing­ly.

jjac401

I like the fact that she can sim­ply use water and get amaz­ing results! Good inter­view.

JazzWife

Lord have mer­cy! Gor­geous hair!!

Shell

Your hair is beau­ti­ful, Tabitha.

Lindi

Is it pos­si­ble to have more then one hair per foli­cle?

Carla

I was won­der­ing that too…

gapch

yes

Jessica

Jaymi, I’ve gasped at alm­sot all of the­se pho­tos! You put out such amaz­ing work each and every time! I can’t even pick a favorite at the moment and I’m not sure which one of the­se beau­ties I’m going to pin, but I’m pin­ning some­thing to our Poet­ic Win­ter Pin­ter­est board! :)Thanks for join­ing in the Poet­ic Win­ter Pho­to Chal­lenge. We’ll be mov­ing on to a new the­me on Fri­day — Warmth. Have a great day!

Anita Williams

What am awe­some head of hair! Talk about to die for!

efa

its amaz­ing how much ver­sa­til­i­ty nat­u­ral hair has. even though your hair is 3b/3c in your fro pics your hair looks like it could be 4b and in some pics it looks like it can be 3a!!!!! you and your hair are gor­geous and i love ur den­si­ty lol keep up being gor­geous!!!! :)

Jacky

Beau­ti­ful hair!

Michelle@Radiant Brown Beauty

wow. Gor­geous beau­ti­ful head of hair

cynthia J

she makes me want to start doing wash n go’s.

zj

Final­ly found my hair twin :0

cs

Beau­ti­ful, long hair, but it seems like 4a-4b. 3b/c are less clumped togeth­er.

Me

Her hair does belong in the type 3 cat­e­gorie with fine strands, high den­si­ty and a cot­tony like tex­ture. She’s no type 4. Excepr for may­be some 4a areas. Peo­ple seem to con­fuse hair­type and hair­tex­ture all the time. Either way, she and her hair are gor­geous!!

Durelene

I was think­ing the same thing she looks like 4a

cacey
pos­si­bly, but i like what the oth­er per­son said about the dif­fer­ence between curl type (curl pat­tern, size) and tex­ture. her tex­ture is more like that which you’d find on type 4 but her actu­al curl size that by which she is clas­si­fied as type 3b/c. i have type 3b/c hair, the cen­ter of my head in tex­ture being sim­mi­lar to how her hair looks on the side. but the rest of my head is more silky. even so, the crown, even though in tex­ture is coarse-feel­ing and all frizz, the pat­tern of the strands in that sec­tion are still… Read more »
Amm2213

She is the first per­son with hair that is sim­i­lar to mine on this site. It’s amaz­ing!!!

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