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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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ Itโ€™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 โ€œBitchinโ€ (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 donโ€™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 doโ€™s for your texture?
L:
Use lots of conditioner when detangling and sleep with a satin pillowcase or scarf.

What are 2 donโ€™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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

Caramelcurls

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

TheRYL1

My Girl! A cool sista right here…with the bestest hair! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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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