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Intro­duce your­self!
F:
Hel­lo every­one. My name is Fifi also known as Black­beau­ty Kween. I was born and raised in Johan­nes­burg, South Africa. I now reside in Lon­don, Unit­ed King­dom.

Why did you make the deci­sion to go nat­u­ral?
F:
I made my five-year mark in Feb­ru­ary 2014, how amaz­ing is that? It’s been one of the most incred­i­ble and lib­er­at­ing things I’ve ever done in my life.

I decid­ed to go nat­u­ral in 2009 when I became preg­nant, keep­ing away from harsh chem­i­cals to pro­tect my unborn baby just seemed like the right thing to do, but I must admit I was a lit­tle unhap­py at the thought of not relax­ing my hair for the entire nine months. After a few frus­tra­tions dur­ing my tran­si­tion­ing stage I began to search for infor­ma­tion online on how to grow and care for nat­u­ral hair — I was pleas­ant­ly sur­prised at the huge amount of infor­ma­tion there was online. Lit­tle did I know that going nat­u­ral would be a life chang­ing deci­sion.

How would you describe your tex­ture?
F:
I am not real­ly keen on “hair typ­ing” but if I had to describe my tex­ture I would say my hair tex­ture is pre­dom­i­nant­ly 4b. My hair is quite kinky with very lit­tle curl def­i­n­i­tion. I know my strands look coarse, but they are actu­al­ly fine and my hair is high­ly dense. Styling it can be a chal­lenge at times and I use a huge amount of pro­duct.

Describe your styling reg­i­men over the course of the mon­th.
F:
My styling reg­i­men is very sim­ple. I most­ly do twist/ braid outs or buns because they are low manip­u­la­tion, quick, easy to achieve and make detan­gling a breeze. I always use my home­made leave in to style (TRE­Sem­me Nat­u­rals Con­di­tion­er dilut­ed, extra vir­gin olive oil and apple cider vine­gar). I apply that to my hair and seal with my hair but­ter cream, detan­gle with a wide tooth comb, twist (14–18 two strand twists) and wear it that way until I unrav­el for a twist out hair­style.

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What does wash day look like for you?
F:
Gosh!!!!! Big sigh! Wash day can take up to eight long hours! I have long, thick kinky hair, which requires me to be very gen­tle and extreme­ly patient. I start by part­ing my hair dry hair into 4–6 sec­tions to deep con­di­tion with my home­made deep con­di­tion­ing treat­ment, which con­sists of TRE­Sem­me Nat­u­rals Con­di­tion­er, plain yogurt, hon­ey and extra vir­gin olive oil. I mix all the ingre­di­ents togeth­er, apply it to my hair, and wear a plas­tic cap for an hour then wash it off. After­wards I co-wash with TRE­Sem­me Nat­u­rals Con­di­tion­er and also do a final rin­se with apple cider vine­gar. In the last step I apply my leave in con­di­tion­er (dilut­ed con­di­tion­er, extra vir­gin olive oil and apple cider vine­gar) and seal with my home­made hair but­ter cream then twist my hair to stretch it and leave it to air dry overnight.

Describe your favorite go-to hair­style for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
F:
I nev­er have time to style. Hence why I absolute­ly love wear­ing twist/braids outs either hang­ing loose or tied back with a banana clip acces­sorised or even a sim­ple high bun. In my opin­ion both the­se styles are classy and styl­ish and can be wore in any occa­sion.

How do you com­bat shrink­age?
F:
I do not expe­ri­ence much shrink­age. My curls aren’t tight so that helps a lot, and the lit­tle shrink­age I do get I embrace it since my hair is shoul­der length shrunk­en. I twist my hair after every wash to stretch it out for more length and less tan­gles.

What are some of your prob­lem areas (if any) that require spe­cial care and atten­tion?
F:
The edges, the crown and low­er back of my hair. The­se areas get very dry also. When I expe­ri­ence any break­age it’s usu­al­ly on those prob­lem areas, so I always make sure I thor­ough­ly mois­turise and pro­tect them.

What are 2 do’s for your tex­ture?
F:
Hmm­m­m­mm, mois­tur­is­ing! I have very dry hair, so the more mois­ture my hair receives the more man­age­able it becomes. I love sil­i­cone free con­di­tion­er. My hair can’t sur­vive with­out it. Also keep­ing my hair stretched is a must. My hair tan­gles very eas­i­ly so keep­ing it stretched keeps tan­gles to a min­i­mum.

What are 2 don’ts for your tex­ture?
F:
I do not do wash n go. My hair tan­gles like crazy once it’s com­plete­ly dry and I avoid prod­ucts that con­tain sil­i­cones because they cause my hair to become dry, brit­tle and crunchy.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
F:
Yes. I have a Face­book hair page called BBK super nat­u­ral and you can also find me on Insta­gram: bbksu­per­nat­u­ral.

Meosha

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

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Beau­ti­ful, thick, lush hair!

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Wow! She has so much hair, nice­ly styled too.

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