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Intro­duce your­self!
L:
My name is Laisha, and I’m from Cali.

Why did you make the deci­sion to go nat­ur­al?
L:
This jour­ney found me! I start­ed col­or­ing my hair too much. Every time I saw any roots, I had to col­or. To keep a long sto­ry short, my hair start­ing dry­ing out and falling out. After buy­ing tons of prod­ucts that claim to save your hair from break­age and even going to the salon a few times for a hair­cut, I had enough. One day while in the show­er using those prod­ucts that claim to save your hair (and this was right after a chi­na doll cut) I thought, “Why are you try­ing to save this dead hair?” I remem­ber think­ing as soon as I get out of the show­er I’m going to cut my hair, and that’s what I did!!

I start­ing cut­ting the front first because I knew if I start­ed in the back I would find myself at the salon try­ing to save my hair. At the time I didn’t know I had big chopped. I was just wait­ing for my hair to get long enough so that I could start hav­ing it pressed again. While wait­ing for my hair to grow back I found YouTube after googling a pro­tein con­di­tion­er. Videos of women with nat­ur­al hair start­ed pop­ping up, and I start­ing watch­ing those videos and start­ed to fall in love with all the beau­ti­ful nat­ur­al hair. I knew I want­ed to try to wear my hair nat­ur­al. So thank god for YouTube ;-) It’s been 2 years and 10 months.

How would you describe your tex­ture?
L:
I don’t use the a b c d e f, 1 2 3 4 5 6 sys­tem, but I would say 3c. My stands are medi­um and I have low poros­i­ty, medi­um den­si­ty, kinky hair.

Describe your styling reg­i­men over the course of the month.
L:
I get bored eas­i­ly, so I some­times find myself chang­ing my hair­style, but I’m not style savvy so thank god I’m a true wash and go girl. I can turn a wash and go into a casu­al updo, to a fan­cy updo, braid out or twist out. As far as prod­ucts I love try­ing new prod­ucts, but I don’t think of myself as a prod­uct junkie. I’m sure the hub­by would say dif­fer­ent, LOL! When I want fly hair I always reach for one of my HG prod­ucts; prod­ucts that always have “Bitchin” (my hair), look­ing her best. (Editor’s note: Laisha’s prod­uct sta­ples are list­ed at the end of this arti­cle.)

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What does wash day look like for you?
L:
I like to keep things sim­ple when it comes to nour­ish­ing my hair. I sham­poo my hair once a week or when need­ed, and deep con­di­tion once a week. Depend­ing on what my hair needs at the time I give myself a month­ly pro­tein treat­ment to strength­en it, or use an intense hair nour­ish­er for mois­ture. I use cleans­ing con­di­tion­er three times a week and I always seal my hair after mois­tur­iz­ing. It’s hard for me to name prod­ucts since I’m a vlog­ger. I’m always try­ing new prod­ucts, but when my hair needs a bit of tlc, or if she miss­es her fave prod­ucts I always reach for my sta­ples. (Editor’s note: Laisha’s prod­uct sta­ples are list­ed at the end of this arti­cle.)

Describe your favorite go-to hair­style for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
L:
This is easy. I always go for the updo because I feel like it’s one of those styles that you can dress up or down, so updo for sure!

How do you com­bat shrink­age?
L:
I don’t. I embrace my shrink­age, but it wasn’t always that way. I nev­er found any­thing to com­bat it.

Tell us about your hair col­or?
L:
As far as my hair col­or, I have no idea of the name of the col­or in my crown area. I have a styl­ist that col­ors my hair now, LOL! The back and the low­er sides of my hair are still its nat­ur­al col­or, dark brown.

What are some of your prob­lem areas (if any) that require spe­cial care and atten­tion?
L:
I always pay my ends extra atten­tion. I might not seal through­out my hair, but I always seal my ends to “reduce” not pre­vent, sin­gle strand knots.

What are 2 do’s for your tex­ture?
L:
Use lots of con­di­tion­er when detan­gling and sleep with a satin pil­low­case or scarf.

What are 2 don’ts for your tex­ture?
L:
I nev­er ever detan­gle on dry hair and I nev­er use a small tooth comb to detan­gle with.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
L:
Yes. I’m Make­u­pAn­Beau­tyJunkie on YouTube, Face­book and Insta­gram. I’m Mbeau­tyJunkie on Twit­ter ;-)

Laisha’s Prod­uct Sta­ples
Cleans­ing Con­di­tion­er
DevaC­url No-Poo

Dai­ly Con­di­tion­ers
Tre­semme Nat­u­rals Nour­ish­ing Mois­ture
Oyin Hon­ey-Hemp Con­di­tion­er
Mop­Top Dai­ly Con­di­tion­er
VO5 Tea Ther­a­py Con­di­tion­er
Trad­er Joe’s Tea Tree Con­di­tion­er

Deep Con­di­tion­ers
Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
HairVe­da Sitrinil­lah
Blend­ed Beau­ty Curl Quench­ing Con­di­tion­er
Camille Rose Algae Deep Con­di­tion­er

Leave-in Con­di­tion­ers with­out glyc­erin
Darcy’s Botan­i­cals Pump­kin Seed Curl Mois­tur­iz­ing Con­di­tion­er
Bask Silk & Hon­ey Lat­te
Coily­Head­Chicks Ulti­mate Hair Treat
Camille Rose Nat­u­rals Curl Love Mois­ture Milk

Leave-in Con­di­tion­ers with glyc­erin
Oyin Hand­made Juices & Berries
Oyin Hon­ey-Hemp Con­di­tion­er
As I Am Leave-in Con­di­tion­er
Curl Junkie Smooth­ing Lotion

Hair Treat­ments
Bask Y.A.M Nec­tar
Curl Junkie Repair Me
Shea Mois­ture African Black Soap Purifi­ca­tion Mask

Stylers with­out glyc­erin
Uncle Funky’s Daugh­ters Curly Mag­ic
Komaza Care Cal­i­fia Care Styling Pud­ding

Stylers with glyc­erin
Don­na Marie Dream Curl­ing Creme
As I Am Curl­ing Jel­ly Coil and Curl Defin­er

Fin­ish­ers
Knot­ty Girl Vanil­la Cup­cake Leave-in
Bask Java Bean & Hon­ey Hair Balm

Mois­tur­iz­ers
Oyin Hand­made Hair Dew
Oyin Hand­made Whipped Pud­ding
Bask Silk & Hon­ey Lat­te
Bask Palm Tapi­o­ca Deluxe Hair Cream

Twist­ing Butters/Creams
Bask Palm Tapi­o­ca Deluxe Hair Cream
Camille Rose Aloe Whipped Hair Gel

Seal­ers
Bask Sev­en­fold But­ter Blend Hair But­ter
Bask Java Bean & Hon­ey Hair Balm
Orig­i­nal Mox­ie Twist Mist

Meosha

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

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19 Comments on "Laisha // 3C Natural Hair Style Icon"

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Jasperraisins

So seal­ing is how one pre­vents sin­gle stand knots? I’ve been hav­ing trou­ble with hair main­te­nance. I’m aller­gic to many curly friend­ly prod­ucts and don’t look right wear­ing pro­tec­tive styles, espe­cial­ly twists.

veggiecurldeelite

What an amaz­ing per­son to pick for your fea­tured Vlog­ger. Soo Hap­py for you girlie :) Con­grats!!! MUAH!!!!

Deonne

I must give you props I admired your hair from afar at the la curly girl event a cou­ple of weeks ago. I luv your hair and the col­or, I hope I can get my hair to act right one day.

Lydia

Con­grats my love! This is an awe­some fea­ture! *HUGS*

Ikila

Con­grats Laisha on your fea­ture! As breath-tak­ing as her pics and YT vids look, they do her hair no jus­tice… see­ing her hair in per­son will make your eyes pop out your hard and your tongue hang out your mouth!! “Bitchin” is like a mag­net­ic force, you’ll be pulled in by all its reign­ing glo­ry!

Marcy

Beau­ti­ful hair! So thick and healthy and i love the col­or! she also has a daugh­ter with beau­ti­ful hair. i fol­low her on YT!!

Alwina

Thanks for shar­ing! I actu­al­ly fol­low Laisha on youtube. I can’t remem­ber how I found you but I’ve been watch­ing your videos for a while now and com­ment every now and again. (msjiso­la) Look­ing great! Enjoy your videos! Stay blessed!

101Corkscrews

She has the most infor­ma­tive videos on YT. I always go to her videos for sound advice on a prod­uct before pur­chase. Besides, her hair is GORG! Fun­ny, I don’t think I ever knew her real name :)

Isa

One of my favorite peo­ple online and in real life. I need to bor­row her hair one of these days. Hey Laisha!

Josephine Odion

And you say you’re NOT a prod­uct junkie…? Lol. Hair Is so fly though.

Miss T

Ok, this lady hair is ri-dic-u-lous!!

For the Love of Curls

Con­grat­u­la­tions on your fea­ture! I would have to dis­agree when you say you’re not style savy because your styles always come out fab­u­lous! :)

Caramelcurls

3 words.…LOVE.YOUR.HAIR! You are real­ly pret­ty too–WERK!

TheRYL1

My Girl! A cool sista right here…with the bestest hair! ;-)

Camillia

I am so lov­ing this hair!!! Great ver­sa­til­i­ty and a beau­ti­ful lady!

Sulan Green

I love Laisha and her hair! Her Youtube videos are fab­u­lous!

mlank64

Beau­ti­ful hair, beau­ti­ful lady!

loveyournatural

And she’s also pleas­ant in per­son ;-). #Fab­Hair!

jjac401

Gor­geous hair! Great YT vlogs!

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