Chisom // 4B Natural Hair Style Icon


Introduce yourself!
My name is Chisom. I’m Nigerian, 19, and reside in Houston, Texas.

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
The real reason I went natural was because I truly just wanted some naturally, curly hair. Also, I wanted a different look. I was 15 when I did the big chop and everybody around me had the same relaxed look. It helped me to truly be comfortable with myself, inside and out, at a young age. I will be 4 years natural on August 7th, 2013.

How would you describe your texture?
My lovely mane falls under the type 4 category. I have really thick and coarse hair that has a mind of its own.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
Since this is my first year of college, my hair routine has changed. I shampoo and condition my hair once a month, co-wash twice a month, and moisturize almost every day. My staples are Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner (blue bottle), Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Jamaican Locking Gel, Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in Conditioning Cream, and most importantly water!


Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
Like I said, I’m in college and I’m always busy, so my go-to hairstyle is a high puff right on top of my head. The only time I leave my hair out is when I’m feeling pretty groovy lol.

How do you combat shrinkage?
To combat shrinkage I just moisturize and twist my hair into chunky twists all over my head to keep it stretched, or occasionally I might do a cool blowout.

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
The biggest problem I have with my hair is single-strand knots and the ends of my hair. They always grind my gears!

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
The 2 do’s for my hair are water and shea butter.

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
The 2 don’ts for my hair are sleeping without a silk scarf and product build-up.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
You can find me on my Tumblr: and on Instagram: @chizohfro.



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


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24 thoughts on “Chisom // 4B Natural Hair Style Icon

  1. Beautiful girl! Your face, hair and style are lovely, and it’s great that you were comfortable enough in your own skin to big chop at the tender age of 15, a challenge to be told! Keep going, girl, you’re doing well and inspiring others!

  2. You are a beautiful young lady. I also admire your decision to big chop at 15. Your self confidence and beauty is one of a kind. Keep it up!!

  3. Ahhh, only the second other Chisom I’ve seen in my life lol. My name is Chisom too! Her hair is just gorgeous. There is hope for us Nigerian girls

  4. Naija is in the building!! Love love love you!! I wish natural hair was a bit more common in Nigeria :-(

  5. Awwww Thank you soo much for featuring me & all the wonderful comments! Much love!!!

  6. Ahhh I love your hair, I’m jealous too because i big chopped august 8th of the same year and my hair is nooo where near yours … sigh, your hair is amazing!

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    how did you do this style? its rather awesome >.<

  8. Beautiful and Your name is cool. Props to you for big chopping at age 15, I went kinky at age 16 and that was two months before i turned 17. keep inspiring and doing you. Naija roxks!

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