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Intro­duce your­self!
C:
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?
C:
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?
C:
4c coarse locks! And proud hehe.

Describe your styling reg­i­men over the course of the month.
C:
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?
C:
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.
C:
Head-wraps and high puffs, for sure. Both require very lit­tle effort.

How do you com­bat shrink­age?
C:
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?
C:
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?
C:
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?
C:
Small tooth combs and heat! These two equal break­age for me.

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

Meosha

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

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XhosaGoddess

Errr Hel­lo: Beau­ty rede­fined! love it

Kofoworola

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

Hair Salon Albuquerque

Beau­ti­ful hair­style. Love this.

Anonymous

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

tysh

Nice post!
Love the hair and the girl…

http://blossomcotton.blogspot.co.uk

xoxo

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!
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Jay

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

Nappy4C Rocks

4C in the house! Beau­ti­ful

Love JAH

Very cute.

BeUtifullyHuman

She’s Beau­ti­ful.….

Tyler

I love you nat­ur­al hair and style :)

Tyler
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Iris

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

Kristel

wow I love every­thing about you!

Strong fea­tures in the face, gorg flaw­less dark coco skin, killer body with legs that go on for­ev­er and every hair­style suits you :D Long, short, braids, fro. You can rock nat­ur­al and bold make up.

I love it, because girls like you show the world how ver­sa­tile we dark girls can be.

Keep doing what you do!

Lily

I also use coconut oil as a hair mask; I love the way it soft­ens my hair and adds mois­ture.
I per­son­al­ly leave it for about 30 min, but you can also leave it over night (just put a tow­el over your pil­low)

Lily

NickyC

I kept hav­ing to go back and take a sec­ond look at the pics to see your hair since your face was a total dis­trac­tion. Very pret­ty.

Deedeemaha

Wow you were a breath of fresh air! If you not mod­el­ing you should be. Tks for the info.

Caro

Thanks for the love every­one!!! :)

youngin girl

The 6th pic­ture shook my screen. A light shines through you, I can see it.

Chocolatecurls

Final­ly.. Some pho­tos with style. Nice :-)

Amma Mama

She is real­ly pret­tY and she has the per­fect lips.

Amma Mama

pret­ty*

Ashley

Her beau­ty is very rich.

lablooplah

I love every­thing about this post

Redseouls

Such a pret­ty lady! I love your hair!

Laura

I love your hair­styles!! What kind of hair do you use for your twists?

Caro

I don’t remem­ber the brand names but for the larg­er twists I used Mar­ley hair. And syn­thet­ic braid­ing hair for the small­er twists.

chalise

wow what­ta beau­ty!

Pat

Wow, beau­ti­ful girl, beau­ti­ful pho­tos.

anastasia

OMG!! Your FACE!!! I know this is a hair blog, but goodgugga­mug­ga-your face is GORGEOUS!!!! Out­ra­geous­ly stun­ning!! And of course, I dig the hair! You rock!

J.R

GOOOSHHHHH!!!!!!!!! BEST PHOTOS EVER!!!!!!

DAMNNNNN THAT HEADSHOT AFTER THE HIGH BUN, let me calm down and catch my breath, 

Girl, you are STUNNING!! Real­ly spec­tac­u­lar and I mean that!!

n kudos to BGLH for bring­ing us black girls from around the world to one place, lots of love from anoth­er con­ti­nent : )

Caro

I meant to thumbs up!! Thank you xo!!!

Ugonna Wosu

you look like India Arie in some pics. That’s a com­pli­ment as she’s very pret­ty. :)))

Ugonna Wosu

actu­al­ly, now that I’ve seen some oth­er pics, you’re even pret­ti­er!

Anon87

You’re gor­geous! That black and white pho­to with you in the flo­ral blaz­er is par­tic­u­lar­ly stun­ning!

Nkem

Yasssssssssssss!!!! Omo 9ja look­ing fly!!

momofIV

beau­ti­ful hair, skin.…your eyes are fierce!

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