Intro­duce your­self!
My name is Dara Michelle and I’m from Vir­ginia.

Why did you make the deci­sion to go nat­u­ral?
I’ve been nat­u­ral my whole life, and I’ve always put my hair in twists so I decid­ed to get locks because I thought they were gor­geous and would be eas­ier to man­age.

How would you describe your tex­ture?
My hair I’d say is 4a/4b tex­ture. It is mixed through­out my hair, which affect­ed how my hair locked (some parts locked faster than oth­ers) and it is very thick through­out.

What method was used to start your locs?
The method of locks I had put in was sis­ter­locks. I went to a con­sul­tant to get them installed. I stopped count­ing my locks at around 300.


How do you style your locs?
I use Lot­ta­body Tex­tur­iz­ing Set­ting Lotion when I style my hair to hold my curls and crin­kles. I lovvveeeeee this pro­duct. It lasts for a few weeks and it is pret­ty much the only pro­duct I use.

What does wash day look like for you?
I do a bak­ing soda cleanse every mon­th to keep my locks fresh. Week­ly I wash my hair with Aval­on Organ­ics Sham­poo and Con­di­tion­er Tea Tree Mint Ther­a­py.

What are some of your prob­lem areas (if any) that require spe­cial care and atten­tion?
I need to keep my hair con­di­tioned since I have small locks and they can fall out eas­ier.

What are 2 do’s for your locs?
2 do’s: Keep con­di­tioned, and main­tained so they don’t get mat­ted togeth­er.

What are 2 don’ts for your locs?
2 don’ts: Pulling hair to tight weak­ens roots, and let­ting them get real­ly dry.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
Find me on Insta­gram: its_­dara_michelle.


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

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18 Comments on "Dara // 4A/B Natural Hair Style Icon"

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I have offi­cial­ly been inspired to get sis­ter­locks, lov­ing the look


SOOO HAPPY to see a hair icon with locs on here!! You’re beau­ti­ful!


i just start­ed my locs wish we could see more ladies with locs on here.


Thank you every­one ! And their the size my con­sul­tant put in accord­ing to the den­si­ty of my hair


I have been in love with sis­ter­locks for thee longest time. Do you remem­ber what size yours are? They look to be about the size I’m hop­ing to get.

Bridget J

I absolute­ly love her locs!


absolute­ly beau­ti­ful. On behalf of the fel­las, we love your style : )




I LOVE locs, but i don’t think they are an option for me because my hair looks scalpy when in two strand twists…so i guess i will just admire from afar :)
Pret­ty locs and beau­ti­ful wom­an!


I too have fine hair. I got thick locs (I loc’d in August 2012. I have about 55–60 locs) par­tial­ly for that rea­son: to thick­en up my hair. If you are inter­est­ed in locs, I don’t think you should shy away from get­ting locs for fear of your hair look­ing thin­ner. Trust me, hair can­not look thin­ner than free hair if all your shed hair remains on your head!


Nice to see some locs around here, again. Looks very nice. I have locs, myself and I doubt i’ll EVER go back to loose, nat­u­ral hair. As much as i loved my fro, it was too much to deal with main­te­nance-wise. Kudos to you for hav­ing so many locs, too!! 300?? Geez-louise, that’s alot­ta locs, lol. Makes my measly 72 look like noth­ing. All around awe­some, though. Keep it up.


Awe­some!!! My hus­band keeps dar­ing me to get locs. I’m lean­ing towards them, but I know I will miss my fro!


Such a Love­ly set of locs and I love the beads and shells in her hair. It gives the locs a unique look.


Every­thing about you is GORGEOUS! Love the locs!


I have real­ly been con­sid­er­ing get­ting locs for a while now, it just looks so awe­some. I love your hair col­or and the locs itself, this def­i­nite­ly moti­vat­ed me to get on my loc game.


Pret­ty. I keep see­ing all the­se pret­ty locs, and it is mak­ing me want to loc it up more and more.


Beau­ti­ful hair! Seri­ous­ly con­sid­er­ing reloc­ing. I even­tu­al­ly for­got why I locked in they’d first place. Loose hair takes so much time and effort!


I love your locs! I have a con­sul­ta­tion to get a new set next mon­th.