BGLH 5

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

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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!

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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Nicole

Beau­ti­ful hair!

EG

Beau­ti­ful lady and hair

Shahidah

sim­ply gor­geous

Michaelle

Beau­ti­ful and healthy!!!

Durelene

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

Rissa

Just stun­ning!

Charlene

Haitian Stand Up!! Love her hair!

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)

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