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Introduce yourself!
S:
My name is Schebania and I am a second generation Haitian living in Atlanta, GA.

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
S:
I’ve been natural for pretty much my entire life. Well, there was one point in my life when I really did want to get a perm. But I watched many people close to me struggle with their permed hair. So many of them were getting frustrated with how short, damaged, and thin their hair was becoming. That’s when I realized I didn’t want to be like them; always stressed out over the poor health of their hair. So I decided to fully embrace my natural texture and love my hair the way it grew out of my head.

How would you describe your texture?
S:
I’d say that my hair is predominantly 4b/4c. My hair is really thick and dense, but I have fine strands. It tends to get pretty dry so I have to make sure that I’m always adding as much moisture as possible all the time.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
S:
I try to keep my styling regimen pretty simple throughout the month. I like to keep my hair in protective styles like twists and updos for the majority of the month, but sometimes I will do a braid out. I usually style my hair with Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioner and regularly add in castor oil to keep my hair soft and moisturized. I also regularly spritz my hair with a little bit of water between washes to ensure that my hair stays as moisturized as possible.

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What does wash day look like for you?
S:
Wash day happens every other week for me. To start, I finger detangle my hair with oil, conditioner and water before shampooing, and then I section it into 5 large twists. I then shampoo my hair in those sections. I shampoo with Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo. After I finish shampooing my hair, I deep condition with Eden Body Works Jojoba Monoi All Natural Deep Conditioner for about an hour. After I rinse that out, I let my hair slightly air dry before I apply Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioner. I seal with Jamaican Black Castor Oil and put my hair into about 10-12 braids.

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
S:
When I don’t have time to style, I usually put my hair in a low bun. It’s super easy and low maintenance.

How do you combat shrinkage?
S:
To combat shrinkage, I keep my hair in braids between styles as well as after washing. This helps keep my hair nice and stretched and also prevents tangling and knotting from occurring.

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
S:
The crown area definitely requires the most care. That section is super sensitive so I have to be extra careful around that part of my head when I’m styling or detangling.

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
S:
Keeping it stretched to prevent tangles. Also adding leave in conditioner with Jamaican Black Castor Oil to keep it soft and maintain the moisture.

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
S:
Sleeping on my hair without wrapping it up. This leaves my hair super matted and tangled. Neglecting to wash my hair on a regular basis is also a big don’t for me. This leaves my scalp super itchy and I tend to get A LOT of product build up as well.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
S:
You can subscribe to my YouTube channel, OhSoNatural26 where my friend Cynthia and I upload hair videos.

Meosha

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

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35 Comments on "Schebania // 4B/C Natural Hair Style Icon"

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Kelli

The one thing that I wished for my hair is that I was in a more humid climate, it makes for more beautiful hair and skin. Living in Las Vegas’ desert is murder on both of those…

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lyneacc

I’ll definitely check out your Youtube channel, my fellow Haitian!
I’m French-Canadian (2nd generation Haitian born and raised in Montreal, now living in Toronto, ON)

Skip

Thee’rs nothing like the relief of finding what you’re looking for.

Charlene

Haitian Stand Up!! Love her hair!

Rissa

Just stunning!

Durelene

Another post by a fellow Haitian yay! Lol. Your hair is absolutely FABULOUS.

Michaelle

Beautiful and healthy!!!

Shahidah

simply gorgeous

EG

Beautiful lady and hair

Nicole

Beautiful hair!

D.K.

Girl, your hair is tight! I love the way you roll it up while the sides are nice and pulled in. Looks absolutely lovely.

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J.Nicole

I’m usually always blown away by the hair of women with a Haitian background. And this time was no different! Awesome hair!

me

I love your hair. I hope next year my hair will be like yours. I love the dude’s hairstyle too!

shelikes

beautiful hair. btw, you also have a very pretty neck. know it sounds weird, but your long, thin neck stands out in your pictures. you should do advertisements for jewelry.

Crinière_

You are definitly a hair crush for me 😮
Your hair is gorgeous, so are you.
Your hair is stunning and you show that natural hair is manageable. I love itt!

Old fan

Lovely dos and the first twist out with the red lipstick – YES!

Maame

That updo!!!! Yaaas hunty! Gorge

Viv

**SWOON**
Absolutely spectacular hair! Wow…

Jessica

Her hair is so luscious! Great icon!

Patricia Kayden

Lovely thick black hair. Looking gorgeous.

LaNeshe

Gorgeous is the right word.

Alisa

She has beautiful hair! Does she speak Creole?

Nancy

Always love to see my Haitian sisters featured here! Amazing hair!

Tisha

I love how lush your hair is! Your updos are really cute also and your regimen is so simple. We haitians do not play with castor oil !!! lol

TS

Lol right? Dat luile mascriti!

merry

so thick and healthy looking.

jungfrau1010

Really gorgeous hair.

cb

gotta love 4BC hair!

jjac401

Girl – WOW, you have a gorgeous head of hair! Thank you for sharing with us!

thelady

gorgeous hair. I really like the updo and the style with the bang.

mlank64

Beautiful hair, and so shiny. Those updos are lovely.

Caramelcurls

Absolutely gorgeous, healthy looking hair. LOVE it! That updo in the 7th pic is fabulous.

DreamGirl

Oh Lord,your hair is stunning!!! We have the same hair texture,so encouraging to see where my hair will be in a couple years,2 or so. Also love the simplicity of your regime. Hair porn…0_0

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