Intro­duce your­self!
I am Kim­ber­ly Net­tles, a grad­u­at­ing phar­ma­cy stu­dent cur­rent­ly attend­ing Flori­da A&M Uni­ver­si­ty. I was born in Mobile, Alaba­ma, how­ev­er I cur­rent­ly reside in South Flori­da. In addi­tion, I have start­ed a nat­u­ral hair care line with my mom called Dr Net­tles Nat­u­ral Beau­ty.

Why did you make the deci­sion to go nat­u­ral?
I have been nat­u­ral since birth. How­ev­er I just recent­ly devot­ed the time to keep­ing my hair healthy by using clean, organ­ic prod­ucts. I real­ized how much dam­age I had accu­mu­lat­ed over the years. My ends were split from heat dam­age, and my tex­ture was dry from lack of mois­ture. Once I start­ed embrac­ing my nat­u­ral tex­ture and steer­ing away from bad beau­ty habits, I saw an instant trans­for­ma­tion in my hair! Also, being a future health care pro­fes­sion­al, I like to stress the impor­tance of what you put inside your body direct­ly reflects on the out­side. If you only eat junk food and nev­er exer­cise, you’ll notice your skin, hair, and nails don’t look as great as they could. The best beau­ty tip is under­stand­ing that it begins with treat­ing your body right!

How would you describe your tex­ture?
3c thick hair! When I learned to stop try­ing to fight what my hair wants to do and learn to accept its nat­u­ral tex­ture and curl pat­tern, it made a world of a dif­fer­ence. My hair is the health­i­est it has ever been.

Describe your styling reg­i­men over the course of the mon­th.
Cur­rent­ly I like to style my hair in a twist out. I two strand twist my hair and curl my hair on the end with a perm rod. I like to sleep with them in because when I wake up in the morn­ing, my hair looks great and the curl pat­tern holds bet­ter. How­ev­er I attrib­ute a lot of styling my hair with the prod­ucts that I use: the Dr Net­tles Beau­ty pro­duct line. The prod­ucts use 100% organ­ic and nat­u­ral ingre­di­ents and are cre­at­ed for over­all hair health, growth, and restora­tion! My moth­er (a Phar­ma­cist) and I cre­at­ed the prod­ucts when we noticed that many prod­ucts on the mar­ket had harsh chem­i­cals that strip and dam­age your hair! I sug­gest to any­one that needs to revi­tal­ize their hair to try our prod­ucts:


What does wash day look like for you?
I wash about every 3 weeks now; how­ev­er I try to co-wash (just using con­di­tion­er about once a week). I use Dr Net­tles sham­poo and con­di­tion­er. It’s stim­u­lat­ing and you can feel the prod­ucts work­ing while you use them! There is an awe­some tin­gling sen­sa­tion from the rose­mary and net­tle herb.

Describe your favorite go-to hair­style for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
A wash and go is always great. I’ve learned to embrace messy hair, and oth­er peo­ple love it. How­ev­er, if I’m look­ing for some­thing a lit­tle sleek­er, I brush my hair back into a bun. I am drawn to any­thing low main­te­nance. I hate spend­ing hours on my hair, so I’m always look­ing for sim­ple ways to style my hair.

How do you com­bat shrink­age?
I usu­al­ly try to stretch my hair using ban­tu knot blow outs. I sim­ply use a wide tooth comb, quick­ly comb out my hair with a blow dry­er, and then style as usu­al. I sleep in the ban­tu knots, and when I wake up I find that my hair is much longer, but still has great body.

What are some of your prob­lem areas (if any) that require spe­cial care and atten­tion?
My main con­cern is mak­ing sure my hair is healthy. There­fore, I’m more will­ing to put the time and effort into keep­ing my hair strong and thick, rather than mak­ing sure my hair is styled by using hot appli­ances every day. I believe in being proac­tive, there­fore if you take the time to take care of your hair, you won’t have to wor­ry about big prob­lems in the future.

What are 2 do’s for your tex­ture?
Mois­ture, mois­ture, mois­ture!

What are 2 don’ts for your tex­ture?
No comb­ing while you hair is dry (you’ll ruin your curl pat­tern).

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
Insta­gram: kim_net­tles
Twit­ter: @drnettlesbeauty


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

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[…] Style Icon Kim­berlyA­gain, depend­ing on the tech­nique and main­te­nance of this style it can be a “safe” out style or one that leads to tan­gles. If you want the style to last through the work week I rec­om­mend  medi­um and small sec­tions.  At night you can put your hair in a high loose pony­tail which will stretch the style a bit with­out ruin­ing the waves and curls. In the morn­ing you will want to make sure you apply a light oil to the ends to lim­it knots.  When the hair needs refresh­ing you can place it into large knots… Read more »

Damn it, it looks like I’m too late to ask ques­tions! :( If any­one sees this, can you tell me how to style my hair like she has in the pic­ture with the glass­es and red lip­stick? That is my ide­al style, it’s so gor­geous.


…and I love her red lip!


You’re beau­ti­ful! I’m define­ly going to check out your line if prod­ucts! It’s iron­ic that your prod­ucts are named after both the herb and your fam­i­ly name :)


In that top-left, black-and-white pic, she looks like Taren916! Beau­ti­ful!


Very nice head of hair and a south Flori­da girl like myself lol ;] 

Ques­tion for BGLH- how does she have “long hair”? Most of the females with her hair length have medi­um length…


Lov­ing this hair!! Beau­ti­ful lady as well.


You made it to BGLH!!! I first saw Kim­ber­ly on and decid­ed to vis­it the web­site for their prod­ucts, I will be order­ing soon! Its also real­ly cool to see that you’re a Soror! OO-OOP! You and your hair are beau­ti­ful and I think its super awe­some that you and your moth­er cre­at­ed your own line of prod­ucts, espe­cial­ly with the knowl­edge that you have of phar­ma­cy. Very inspir­ing! Ya’ll go ‘head! Always great to see Black peo­ple take the reins with prod­ucts that affect us!


FAMU ALUMNI STAND UP!!!! LOL (C/O 2007 under­grad). I will cer­tain­ly check the prod­ucts.

Lillian Mae

C/O 2008 :) Grad!

As soon as I saw her cap and gown, I knew she was a rat­tler!


Net­tles from Mobile, Alaba­ma??? Some of my fam­i­ly are Net­tles from there! I how­ev­er haven’t lived there since I was 3 or 4 :( 

Gor­geous hair!


I am so glad that you start­ed your own pro­duct line based on the fact that harsh and harm­ful chem­i­cals are found every­where and in most every day prod­ucts. It’s like you can’t get away from it some­times! I agree with you on many points and will def­i­nite­ly be vis­it­ing your web­site. Plus, absolute­ly beau­ti­ful pics. You look stun­ning!


beau­ti­ful lady and hair! i’m from mobile,al and iron­i­cal­ly I want to move to Flori­da!


Gor­geous lady with beau­ti­ful curls.


I checked out your web­site. I was won­der­ing if you had any deep mois­tur­iz­ing con­di­tion­ers? BTW, the inge­di­ents sound won­der­ful!! May­be I’m the only one, but what exact­ly are net­tles?

Dr Nettles

Net­tles is an herb that stim­u­lates hair growth. It is the basis of Dr Net­tles organ­ic prod­ucts. It makes the­se prod­ucts unique

Trittany NETTLES

Your hair is gor­geous & I def­i­nite­ly plan to try you & your moms prod­ucts how couldn’t I we have da same last name lol are u relat­ed to any Net­tles in Evergreen,AL


Pret­ty girl pret­ty hair


you are beau­ti­ful and i love your hair. side note, has any­one ever told you that you kind of look like Ange­la Sim­mons?


You’re a beau­ti­ful inspir­ing wom­an , your curls are stun­ning