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

Why did you make the deci­sion to go nat­u­ral?
C:
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?
C:
I’m 4c baby! My strands are very coarse and dense.

Describe your styling reg­i­men over the course of the mon­th.
C:
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. 

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What does wash day look like for you?
C:
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.
C:
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?
C:
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?
C:
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?
C:
Mois­tur­ize my hair every 2–3 days and include scalp mas­sages.

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

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

Meosha

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

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50 Comments on "Chalise // 4C Natural Hair Style Icon"

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Reyaunna

Beau­ti­ful hair:)
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Alexis

How do you avoid frizzi­ness

Rain

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

Saye

Beau­ti­ful hair.

Chalise

Thanks hun ^_^

Jacky

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

Chalise

Aww thank you, tru­ly <3 :)

shelikes

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!

Chalise

Oh you are too sweet <3 <3 Thank you!

https://www.facebook.com/Neosoulsistahs3000

Lov­ing all of this!!!

Chalise

Thanks hun! :) x

Jessica

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

Chalise

Thank you ^_^

alt-K

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

Chalise

Lol Thanks doll <3 <3

Annie

Beau­ti­ful girl with hair to envy!!

Chalise

Oh my gosh, thank you dar­ling ^_^ <3

Rochelle

Gor­geous!!! 4C!! New Sub­bie :)

Chalise

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

Candice

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!

Candice

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

Kim

she’s stink­ing gor­geous! *clicks her youtube*

Chalise

lol Thank you so much hun­ny!! <3

Amanda

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.

Chalise

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

Caramelcurls

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

Chalise

Thank you, thank you ^_^

alice

you are gor­geous and that hair is to die for

Chalise

Thank you hun­ny <3

.T.

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

Nappy4C Rocks

right!

Chalise

:D

Chalise

^_^ 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.

Chalise

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

Kayla

OMG That pur­ple updo is too per­fect! Love.

Chalise

Ah, thank you :) *hugs*

hmm

I need to know how you got that pur­ple!!

Chalise

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

Irene

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

Chalise

Thank you for sub­bing! Yaaayyy 4C gals ?

Chalise

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

mlank64

Gor­geous hair. Love the updos

Chalise

Thank you so much! :)))

Candy

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!

Chalise

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

treece12

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

Chalise

Thank you! :)

Nature Girl

I see you rock­ing that glo­ri­ous mane!

Chalise

lol Thanks hun *shakes hair* :)

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