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Intro­duce your­self!
F:
My name is Feli­cia Olatun­bo­sun. I am 21 years old and will be grad­u­at­ing from CUNY York Col­lege! I was born in Queens in New York and cur­rent­ly live in Long Island. My fam­i­ly is from Nige­ria.

Why did you make the deci­sion to go nat­u­ral?
F:
I was nat­u­ral all of my life until I was thir­teen. No one want­ed to help me do my hair because of its length and thick­ness, so I was forced to put in a relax­er. I tran­si­tioned for a year and cut off the per­med hair. The tran­si­tion was not easy, and I had a lot of neg­a­tiv­i­ty from fam­i­ly and friends. It was espe­cial­ly dif­fi­cult when it was easy to see my nat­u­ral hair from my relaxed hair. I just worked with what I had! 

I decid­ed to go nat­u­ral because I tru­ly missed my thick and nat­u­ral hair. I missed being able to style it in so many diverse ways. It was part of my indi­vid­u­al­i­ty and I was deter­mined to get that back. I want­ed to be proud of what God had given me and to inspire oth­ers to do the same. I have been nat­u­ral for two years now and I am lov­ing it!

How would you describe your tex­ture?
F:
I have very thick, 4C hair. The strands are very coarse and can be hard to han­dle. With prop­er care, mois­ture, and patience it becomes eas­ier to deal with.

Describe your styling reg­i­men over the course of the mon­th.
F:
I do low-styling and pro­tec­tive styles with my hair and I don’t like to use too many hair prod­ucts. I like to let my hair do its own thing. Cur­rent­ly I use Can­tu Shea But­ter Leave In Con­di­tion­ing Repair Cream. I always do braid-outs, and those last me for a week and a few days. 

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What does wash day look like for you?
F:
A wash day includes Gar­nier Fruc­tis sham­poo, con­di­tion­er and some­times leave-in con­di­tion­er if nec­es­sary. I always do about 15 to 20 corn­rows. This way when I take my braids out there is more def­i­n­i­tion for my curls.

Describe your favorite go-to hair­style for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
F:
My favorite hair­style that is sim­ple is the hair puff. Very quick, sim­ple and it does not take a lot of time.

How do you com­bat shrink­age?
F:
It is tru­ly inter­est­ing how shrink­age occurs. I usu­al­ly do braid-outs and by the night I put my hair up using the pineap­ple method. This real­ly stretch­es my hair and it gets big­ger as well.

What are some of your prob­lem areas (if any) that require spe­cial care and atten­tion?
F:
Areas of my hair that require a lot of atten­tion are my ends because they can become very dry. I make sure I mois­tur­ize them a lot more than my roots.

What are 2 do’s for your tex­ture?
F:
A do for my hair would have to be mois­tur­iz­ing my hair, A LOT! I have been look­ing at ingre­di­ents in leave-in con­di­tion­ers to try and find more prod­ucts that can real­ly mois­tur­ize my hair.

What are 2 don’ts for your tex­ture?
F:
Wash and go’s are NO good for me because my hair becomes dry fast and can real­ly become tan­gled. I do love how my hair comes out when straight­ened, but heat dam­age has hap­pened before so I stay away from it com­plete­ly.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
F:
I cur­rent­ly do not have a blog, but I hope to cre­ate a YouTube chan­nel soon! Fol­low me on Insta­gram: Lici­a_O­la. I love to share my nat­u­ral hair and poet­ry with every­one.

Meosha

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

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DreamGirl

Aaaaaaah­hh you’re hair is awesome,4c rocks!! We have the same hair tex­ture but I have fine hair.

Felicia Olatunbosun

Thank you so much I appre­ci­ate that!

jungfrau1010

Such beau­ti­ful, thick hair. It reminds me of Laila’s (Fusionof­Cul­tures) on You Tube.

Felicia Olatunbosun

Thank you so much!! I have been told that as well!

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