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Intro­duce your­self!
N:
My Name is Nina Tim­o­thy. I was born in Long Island, New York but I grew up in Flori­da.

Why did you make the deci­sion to go nat­ur­al?
N:
I’ve been nat­ur­al for three years since this past Jan­u­ary. I’ve been get­ting perms since I was suu­per young, ini­tial­ly against my will. By the time I was on my own and got to col­lege, I couldn’t keep up with it. I didn’t want to any­more.

How would you describe your tex­ture?
N:
My hair tex­ture varies; it’s tight­ly coiled all over, but in some places like in the back it’s loos­er, soft­er. It behaves I guess depend­ing on what I want it to do! I have trou­ble pin­ning it back and it stands up all on its own. My strands are most­ly coarse, some fine. The sides and back of my head are where the hair is more coarse. The top and back are more loose how­ev­er. My hair is very dense I sup­pose, when it’s mois­tur­ized prop­er­ly.

Describe your styling reg­i­men over the course of the month.
N:
For the most part I pick it while in the show­er only. I’ve been most­ly focused on growth and stim­u­lat­ing the scalp. I would like to start incor­po­rat­ing more twist styles through­out the month how­ev­er. I’ve observed that it pre­vents knot­ting on your ends, and it real­ly empha­sizes your curl pat­tern. One prod­uct I use dai­ly is Can­tu Shea But­ter Leave in Con­di­tion­ing Repair Cream. I also use Cantu’s Define & Shine Cus­tard for down hair­styles, as well as raw African shea but­ter at the ends. I use tea tree oil at my roots on occa­sion.

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What does wash day look like for you?
N:
Depend­ing on how much build up is on my scalp I’ll use apple cider vine­gar as a quick rinse out some days. I be on my African black soap most­ly though! It’s effi­cient, eco­nom­i­cal and good for cleans­ing every­thing from head-to-toe. I try to avoid most on the shelf prod­ucts to be hon­est.

Describe your favorite go-to hair­style for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
N:
Hair wraps all day! Hair acces­sories are my sav­ing grace when my hair’s not picked out. Scarves more than any­thing else are real­ly acces­si­ble, and ver­sa­tile. They can be tied in so many dif­fer­ent ways — fold­ed, tied, or pinned. There is so much you can do with a scarf! I’m actu­al­ly in the works of cre­at­ing my own line of hair acces­sories for girls who have big/kinky hair.

How do you com­bat shrink­age?
N:
I try to mois­tur­ize from root to tip. I put tea tree oil at the root of my hair and shea but­ter at the ends on top of my leave-in treat­ment. A spritz of water+aloe through­out the day real­ly soothes the scalp and adds mois­ture and shine to the hair.

Tell us about your hair col­or.
N:
My col­or is a very deep brown, sprin­kled with grays. It always has been. I’ve had a gray-ish streak dyed in the front of my head for a few months now, pro­fes­sion­al­ly col­ored at the same hair salon I work at, “Hair on Earth” locat­ed in Tal­la­has­see, Flori­da. Bum­ble and Bum­ble is the pri­ma­ry prod­uct Hair On Earth uses and dis­trib­utes. Pro­cess­ing even the lit­tle bit that they did def­i­nite­ly changed the tex­ture in the front of my hair. It’s more loose now, wilder. Not to men­tion it also breaks eas­i­er.

What are some of your prob­lem areas (if any) that require spe­cial care and atten­tion?
N:
The back of my head and the sides more than any­thing else stay dry or knot­ted up, and break once picked.

What are 2 do’s for your tex­ture?
N:
One, wrap my hair night­ly to retain mois­ture and pre­vent knot­ting, and two, only use light oils to mois­tur­ize my scalp, oth­er­wise the pores can get clogged.

What are 2 don’ts for your tex­ture?
N:
Don’t wash your hair more than once a week, SELF! And absolute­ly, don’t buy just any off the shelf prod­uct! It’s like­ly I’ll find more healthy hair care prod­ucts in my fridge…

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
N:
Blog: ninaamour.tumblr.com
Insta­gram: ninaam0ur
Twit­ter: @ninaamour

Meosha

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

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19 Comments on "Nina // Natural Hair Style Icon"

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Tolu

Your hair is gorg!! Where can i get a head wrap like that?

alt-K

You are so very cute!!! I love your style, your hair, and your super cute face!

g

she is so adorable. she makes me wan­na dye my hair in the front. ins­ta fol­low!

Naturally Lovely

Love the grey streak and style.

Mlle Batifole

You are so gor­geous! Your style is awe­some, the grey streak is cool, and your eye­brows are every­thing! Please share your skin­care reg­i­men because your skin is flaw­less! :)

C in Colorado

You are just love­ly! The B&W pic with the head jew­el­ry gives me a style vibe of Nina Simone x funk futur­is­tic Labelle. Clas­sic. Fierce ‘fro!

ambrosia034

Love your hair and your style!

Brittany. L

i’m feel­ing the tat­too on her arm, and I love the grey shreak I some­times wear a kanke­lion bun with a grey shreak in it.

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ale

Girl! You and your hair and your hair care reg­i­men are FINE!!!

kristanna solomon

i love your hair it inspires me to do alot more with my nat­ur­al hair…!

Zhana

I like her style and the twa looks great ! I won­der if she BC’ed more then once..

Tyler

I love the head­wrap look as well :) 

Tyler
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Chat2

Love­ly! & you’re style is amaz­ing!

cacey

cute hair and girl! And i wish i could work head­wraps. I’ve always failed mis­er­ably at them. What’s the secret?!?

sue

super dis­tinct sense of style that is reflect­ed in your hair, gor­geous

Amma Mama

Flyy!
I love the her cut and high­light.

Pat

Aww, she’s adorable and has a very retro flair.

youngin girl

Her head­wraps gets every­thing going and her smile is insane. You just won­der but get dis­tract­ed. I love your dye, Nina. Stay strong.

Elle

*Swoons*

The grey is so love­ly, the part is so sexy and I love those flir­ty frocks and acces­sories! She’s gor­geous and these are some of the most adorable pho­tos fea­tured on this site, she just embod­ies Audrey Hep­burn ‘60s chic.

P.S. Those eye­brows are just insane.…

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