Introduce yourself!
Hello-hello 🙂 My name’s Chalise and I’m from New Jersey, born and raised.

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
I’ve been natural since late 2003. I was always interested in other people’s natural hair but it wasn’t until my first year in college that I became enthralled by the concept of letting my hair grow out and making the switch. Students were rocking their curls in different styles or wore kinky curly extensions and it made me wonder about my own curl pattern. I decided to skip appointments for touch-ups (it was becoming too expensive to maintain) and put my hair in protective styles like braids and buns. Ever since then I’ve been enjoying the freedom and versatility of being natural.

How would you describe your texture?
I’m 4c baby! My strands are very coarse and dense.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
When it comes to hairstyles, I try not to touch my hair as much as possible. The key to retaining length is protective styling by hiding my ends in buns/ponytails or putting my hair in several twists and using extensions/wigs. Castor oil, shea butter and water are my main go-to products for moisture and styling. I use a shea butter mixture the first day of styling my hair and won’t have to reuse it until the fourth or fifth day. In between that time, I use a water concoction to freshen up my thirsty strands. As a styling aid, I use Gummy Hair Gel or Eco Styler Gel to lay my hair down, or to control my edges.


What does wash day look like for you?
Regular wash day includes putting my hair in 4 big twists and co-washing with products like VO5 Moisture Milks Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner in Strawberries and Cream, or the VO5 Herbal Escapes Kiwi Lime Clarifying Conditioner. Then I follow up with another conditioner like Tresemme Moisture Rich Conditioner and let it sit for 10 minutes while I detangle before rinsing it out. Once a month I pre-poo with an olive oil treatment or amla oil, then I shampoo with Creme of Nature Ultra Moisturizing Shampoo and deep condition with either a mayo and olive oil treatment, Organic Root Stimulator Conditioner or Queen Helene’s Cholesterol Hair Conditioning Cream while sitting under the Huetiful Hair Steamer; followed by Tresemme Moisture Rich Conditioner. Then I finish with an apple cider vinegar rinse.

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
Buns and head wraps are my favorite go to quick styles. I can do either one in less than 3 minutes and be out the door.

How do you combat shrinkage?
Stretching my hair by placing it in medium sized twists helps me avoid a shrunken head of hair.

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
The back of my hair causes the most concern and requires extra care. It’s the thickest part of my entire head and dries faster than any other area. I resolve this issue by taking my time to detangle and ensuring it’s properly moisturized.

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
Moisturize my hair every 2-3 days and include scalp massages.

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
Avoid using a lot of fortifying protein treatments and be patient when detangling.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
Yes, I have a YouTube channel for DIYs and natural hairstyle tutorials: www.youtube.com/Beesohoney and Instagram: BeesOHoney.


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

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Beautiful hair:)
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How do you avoid frizziness


Your hair looks great! Wonderful to see someone embrace the versatility of 4c hair, You rocked it, def subscribing!


Beautiful hair.


Thanks hun ^_^


You are naturally beautiful and i love how thick your hair is and how it suits you perfectly,keep rocking that gorgeous mane.


Aww thank you, truly <3 🙂


ok the red lipstick and the eyebrows in that picture at the top are completing that expression on your face perfectly. i love that photo! so full of pretty brownskinned girl posing for a picture. i love it!


Oh you are too sweet <3 <3 Thank you!


Loving all of this!!!


Thanks hun! 🙂 x


You and your hair are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! and your styles are awesome


Thank you ^_^


I’m swooning over your hair, girl! Straight girl girl crush 😉


Lol Thanks doll <3 <3


Beautiful girl with hair to envy!!


Oh my gosh, thank you darling ^_^ <3


Gorgeous!!! 4C!! New Subbie 🙂


Yaaay! Thanks and welcome to the hive, hunny! :)))


The 4C naturals on this site have been working me OUT lately! Can we take on moment to please talk about that beautiful color in the one picture (the purple)? How is this accomplished? I want to do it immediately! Love your hair!


Never mind. You already answered this. *runs to the beauty store!*


she’s stinking gorgeous! *clicks her youtube*


lol Thank you so much hunny!! <3


Right now I really need to know what GLORIOUS PRODUCT you used to dye your hair purple and how. I’m in love with it. Checking out your youtube now and keep rocking your gorgeous do.


Thanks love! I use Jerome Russell Bwild!!! color hair spray 😀 It’s so convenient because it lasts up to a week and I can wash it out whenever.


You and your hair are GORGEOUS! And I’m loving all of those updo’s!


Thank you, thank you ^_^


you are gorgeous and that hair is to die for


Thank you hunny <3


I love seeing all these 4c heads of hair just popping up everywhere 😀 you and your hair are gorgeous 😀

Nappy4C Rocks





^_^ Thank you so much! Yes, I’m seeing more and more 4c’s too – it’s really comforting to know I’m not alone and have resources. All hair types are beautiful though :))

Kenya L.

Love the different styles! Just wondering what product(s) you use yo get it so slick in the picture with the blue Jean top? I would like to do a high bun but not sure of how to slick it down…does it have to be wet? Thanks in advance.


Thank you 🙂 The Gummy hair gel works wonders on my hair- I absolutely love it! You don’t have to wet your hair at all (particularly for your edges) but when wearing buns/ponytails I’ll wet my entire head a bit (doesn’t have to be damp hair). <3


OMG That purple updo is too perfect! Love.


Ah, thank you 🙂 *hugs*


I need to know how you got that purple!!


🙂 I used the Jerome Russell Bwild!!! color hair spray (purchased from a local hair store)


I recently subbed to her. My hair is the same except no waves when pulled back.


Thank you for subbing! Yaaayyy 4C gals ?


Whoops! Please ignore the “?” It was meant to be “:)”


Gorgeous hair. Love the updos


Thank you so much! :)))


That purple is the hottest hair pic! I’m not bold enough to do, but its good to see it look good on someone else!


Oh, thank you! I’m sure you’d rock the color well ^_^


I like her updos (and the purple in that one hairdo)


Thank you! 🙂

Nature Girl

I see you rocking that glorious mane!


lol Thanks hun *shakes hair* 🙂