Intro­duce your­self!
My name is Déb­o­ra, I’m 23 years old and I’m from São Paulo/Brazil.

Why did you make the deci­sion to go nat­ur­al?
I’ve been nat­ur­al since 2012. I start­ed my tran­si­tion in July 2012 and con­tin­ued for 14 months, until just after my wed­ding on August 18, 2013. I didn’t wan­na have short hair. I had dreamed of wear­ing a big bun or a top­knot! So I wait­ed from July 2012 to Sep­tem­ber 2013 (one month after my wed­ding) to do the BIG CHOP. It was 14 months of pure anx­i­ety!

I decid­ed to return to nat­ur­al hair first of all because I was very tired of burn­ing my scalp, and sec­ond because I didn’t know my own hair. My mom start­ed relax­ing my hair when I was only 7 years old. So since this age, I have always retouched my roots. I thought that doing this was nor­mal. I didn’t see any­body with nat­ur­al hair. Nobody said to me that nat­ur­al hair is beau­ti­ful. So after 15 years of tor­ture and low esteem I dis­cov­ered on the inter­net a lot of BEAUTIFUL girls with nat­ur­al hair! They shared their jour­ney, tips, nat­ur­al hair­styles, words of confidence…so this got my atten­tion. From there, I start­ed my own nat­ur­al hair jour­ney.

How would you describe your tex­ture?
I would describe it as 4A! It’s very coily and the curl pat­tern is like an “S”. But the curls are loos­er in the back of my head and the top (crown) is more porous and dry.

Describe your styling reg­i­men over the course of the month.
I wash my hair no more than twice per week then just wait for it to dry nat­u­ral­ly. I don’t have a styling reg­i­men as of yet since this will be my first year with all my hair nat­ur­al. I’m dis­cov­er­ing this month (fall/winter) that pro­tec­tive styles are very good. So I’m try­ing this, but most of the time I wear a wash and and go, puff, side puff or mohi­can.


What does wash day look like for you?
The wash day for me is very sim­ple. I don’t do any­thing dif­fer­ent. Since Jan­u­ary I’ve been using Head and Shoul­ders Sham­poo with Euca­lyp­tus, Pal­mo­live Cachos Con­trol with Aloe, Pan­tene, and Dove Sham­poo. After wash­ing I use my favorite con­di­tion­er from Skala Jab­o­ran­di to mois­tur­ize and help detan­gle. I detan­gle my hair with my fin­gers, and only detan­gle on wash day. After doing this, depend­ing on the day, I just apply a leave-in like Capi­cilin Vol­ume Reduc­er that is sim­i­lar to flaxseed gel, Seda Ker­aforce Orig­i­nal Curl Acti­va­tor, or I mois­tur­ize my hair with Seda Ker­aforce Orig­i­nal Treat­ment Cream or a home­made mois­tur­iz­er with corn­starch, nat­ur­al oils and cream. This prod­uct reg­i­men changes once per month. Some­times I change the leave-in or the mois­tur­iz­er, but most of time I like to use home­made recipes.

Describe your favorite go-to hair­style for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
When I don’t have too much time or when my hair isn’t in a good mood, I wear a puff or a side puff.

How do you com­bat shrink­age?
This is some­thing that I def­i­nite­ly don’t wor­ry about.

Tell us about your hair col­or?
My nat­ur­al col­or is dark brown, but I did some blond high­lights. I went to a pro­fes­sion­al. She blew out my hair then put on a high­light­ing cap. The col­or didn’t change my hair tex­ture, but to pre­vent any dry­ness I mois­tur­ize more than usu­al.

What are some of your prob­lem areas (if any) that require spe­cial care and atten­tion?
I take extra care in my crown area because it is very dry. I always apply more cream and oils in this part, and I try to define the curls in this area with my fin­gers.

What are 2 do’s for your tex­ture?
Mois­tur­iz­ing and fin­ger detan­gling.

What are 2 don’ts for your tex­ture?
Any­thing that has a very high tem­per­a­ture like a flat iron, and don’t sleep with wet hair!

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
Of course!
My Nat­ur­al Hair Blog:
Insta­gram: @debora_ninja
Twit­ter: @debora_cunha
My YouTube Chan­nel:
My Face­book Page:
My Face­book Per­son­al Pro­file:
Google+: Déb­o­ra Cun­ha


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

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25 Comments on "Débora // 4A Natural Hair Style Icon"

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Tiara Arroyo

I’ve been try­ing to look and search every­where for the seda ker­aforce quim­i­ca here in the US for my hair and no luck. You think you know where in the US they sell that, I’m in need of this prod­uct for my hair. ????


Found my hair twin and all her videos are ina dif­fer­ent lan­guage :(


So pret­ty.

Mel Stevens

Flat iron’s fine… for as long as you get one with pure ceram­ic plates, mul­ti­ple heat set­tings and a good war­ran­ty pro­tec­tion. Look for a straight­en­er online called a Karmin G3. Gives you smooth and shiny hair. :)

Youngin girl

I’m in awe. I wish Lan­cast­er had comb ear­rings.


I Deb­by.
The inter­view was great.
The pics so nice (con­heço-as todas hehe­hhe).

big kiss my sis­ter.

Debora Cunha

Hiii ladies! Thank you so much for the com­ments, I’m very glad!
Every­time that I post some pho­to with this ear­rings every­body ask me about it! It’s gor­geous and I love it…it’s from Bou­tique de Kri­oula, Michele is a brazil­ian girl who sell tur­ban and acces­sories. She is amaz­ing!
Check it out her web­site:

Thank you sis­ters!
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Bernice Blama

I’m in Love! Your hair and ear­rings are to die for. You are so freak­en gor­geous and for the first time I’ve found some­one with the same hair pat­tern as me. Please do tell where I can get some­one of your earring(s) from?


Beau­ti­ful, Sis!


You’re very gor­geous and your hair too. I like the comb’s ear­ings. Where are you found these? Kiss from Gabon!


Love it! Glad to see nat­ur­al cathing on in Brazil. She’s so gor­geous!


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The comb ear­rings are TOO CUTE!! Beau­ti­ful hair too!


Total Hair Twin!!!
Love­ly! Regal and yes NATURAL HAIR IS BEAUTIFUL!


Def­i­nite­ly a hair­style, and acces­so­ry icon! Beau­ti­ful Curls!!


Love her nice and fill fro and the col­or is real­ly cute too.

The Nerdy Natural

I think I might have found my hair twin? maybe..I am still con­fused on my hair tex­ture, but it looks sim­i­lar to hers! xD


Def­i­nite­ly a hair style icon!


Hair twin! I too have 4a hair so per­son­al­ly try to avoid sham­poo, espe­cial­ly those with sul­fate s. Co wash­ing is best ( I pre­fer VO 5 mois­ture milks con­di­tion­er) and a home­made mud wash recipe from Nap­tur­al 85) to keep my hair soft and mois­tur­iz­er. BEAUTIFUL hair and girl!!


beau­ti­ful girl and hair<3 love the comb ear­rings.


Hair twin! Love it.

Amma Mama

I love her fro and cute ear­rings!


Sen­ho­ra boni­ta! I love your gor­geous fluffy curls and your strong side pro­file <3