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Intro­duce your­self!
My name is Car­o­line Oladipo. I am Nige­ri­an (Yoruba). I was born in North Car­oli­na, raised in Waco, TX, and am cur­rent­ly liv­ing Rich­mond, VA.

Why did you make the deci­sion to go nat­u­ral?
I have been nat­u­ral most of my life, but nev­er real­ly knew how to care for my hair until 2012, after watch­ing YouTube videos. The occa­sions when I did get relaxers/texturizers were spo­radic and nev­er con­sis­tent. The last time I put chem­i­cals in my hair was around 2007, and I grad­u­al­ly cut the ends off. I went nat­u­ral because I didn’t like the idea of putting harsh chem­i­cals on my hair/skin, and see­ing oth­er wom­en rock­in’ their nat­u­ral tex­tures inspired me to do the same.

How would you describe your tex­ture?
4c coarse locks! And proud hehe.

Describe your styling reg­i­men over the course of the mon­th.
My styling reg­i­men over the course of a mon­th involves most­ly pro­tec­tive hair­styles, but I do rock the occa­sion­al twist-out or high puff. As of now, the pro­tec­tive styles include long Mar­ley twists, flat twists, or small twists with a faux twist­ed bun (Ha lots of twists). I nor­mal­ly wear the­se styles for 1–3 weeks. The prod­ucts I use are a mix­ture of oils (coconut, cas­tor) and Shea Mois­ture Restora­tive Con­di­tion­er as a leave-in.

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What does wash day look like for you?
Dur­ing wash day I will spritz a medi­um sized sec­tion of my hair with water, then add As I Am Coconut CoW­ash Cleans­ing Con­di­tion­er. I then comb the sec­tion (with a wide tooth comb) and two-strand twist. I will con­tin­ue in medi­um sized sec­tions through­out. After that, I wash my hair by care­ful­ly undo­ing a twist, wash­ing out the pro­duct, then twist­ing back to pre­vent re-tan­gling. I use an old tee to dry my hair. I then do a deep con­di­tion­ing treat­ment by adding coconut oil and Shea Mois­ture Deep Treat­ment Masque to each sec­tion, place a show­er cap on, and sit under the dry­er for about 30 min­utes, then rin­se. Final­ly, I add a small amount of coconut oil, cas­tor oil, and Shea Mois­ture Restora­tive Con­di­tion­er and style as desired. I use Shea Mois­ture Raw Shea But­ter Mois­ture Reten­tion Sham­poo about once every 3 months.

Describe your favorite go-to hair­style for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
Head-wraps and high puffs, for sure. Both require very lit­tle effort.

How do you com­bat shrink­age?
By stretch­ing my hair in two-strand twists and pin­ning the twists to my scalp to keep them from shrink­ing when damp.

What are some of your prob­lem areas (if any) that require spe­cial care and atten­tion?
My ends! They are very frag­ile, but I have learned to be gen­tle with them and trim when need­ed.

What are 2 do’s for your tex­ture?
Pro­tec­tive hair­styles because the less I mess with my hair the less break­age I have. Also, deep con­di­tion­ing because it pro­motes mois­ture and hair elas­tic­i­ty.

What are 2 don’ts for your tex­ture?
Small tooth combs and heat! The­se two equal break­age for me.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
Insta­gram: car­o­la521


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

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37 Comments on "Caroline // 4C Natural Hair Style Icon"

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Car­o­line!!! lOVE HER I inter­viewed her for my blog 4/6 months ago ! She is a mod­el :)


I love you nat­u­ral hair and style :)



She’s Beau­ti­ful.….

Love JAH

Very cute.

Nappy4C Rocks

4C in the house! Beau­ti­ful

TMC toronto meetup march 29th

yay. anoth­er yoruba girl. inter­est­ing how she was born in the U.S but says “i’m Nige­ri­an” you go girl.
that 4c hair is da bomb!


Yes. That’s right. I’m proud she did that and that’s the actu­al thing to do. As Africans, we’re where our Par­ents are from, not where we’re born. Some Africans know this but decide to do the oppo­site. Proud of you Car­o­line, love­ly hair too. God bless you suf­fi­cient­ly! Amen. Xoxo


Nice post!
Love the hair and the girl…



Beau­ti­ful girl! you are quite pho­to­genic and strik­ing! I love the way you style your 4c hair…what an inspi­ra­tion!

Hair Salon Albuquerque

Beau­ti­ful hair­style. Love this.


Love your hair and thank God anoth­er yoruba girl,im nige­ri­an


Errr Hel­lo: Beau­ty rede­fined! love it


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