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Intro­duce your­self!
L:
Lin­ea John­son, I’m a first gen­er­a­tion Amer­i­can. I’m of South Amer­i­can and British Descent. I cur­rent­ly reside in North Car­oli­na but I was born and raised in Brook­lyn, New York.

Why did you make the deci­sion to go nat­u­ral?
L:
I’ve been nat­u­ral all of my life. My moth­er dread­ed my hair at the age of three. This is my third set of dreads.

How would you describe your tex­ture?
L:
My hair tex­ture is con­sid­ered 4a. I have very thick hair and my dreads allow my hair to be more man­age­able.

What method was used to start your locs?
L:
I start­ed my hair in two strand twists and left them in so my hair could lock. I’m unsure of how many I have.

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How do you style your locs?
L:
I use Can­tu Shea But­ter prod­ucts to style my hair. I nor­mal­ly re-twist about once a mon­th and I wash every few weeks. When I have the time, I curl it or I braid it to make my hair wavy and to add body. Curling can be very time con­sum­ing, so I nor­mal­ly just re-twist, wash, and braid. When I’m in a time crunch I usu­al­ly just put a hair tie in my dreads and tie them back.

What does wash day look like for you?
L:
Depend­ing on how I’m feel­ing, I either use Pan­tene Sham­poo for Wom­en of Col­or or Cre­me of Nature Sham­poo for a wash. I also use Pan­tene Con­di­tion­er for Wom­en of Col­or. It works won­ders on my hair.

Tell us about your hair col­or?
L:
My hair is nat­u­ral­ly black with brown high­lights. I got it pro­fes­sion­al­ly high­light­ed at a hair salon.

What are some of your prob­lem areas (if any) that require spe­cial care and atten­tion?
L:
I’ve been blessed to have a pret­ty easy­go­ing hair expe­ri­ence over­all, how­ev­er some­times it can be hard to mois­tur­ize the scalp when you have dreads.

What are 2 do’s for your locs?
L:
Always make sure your hair is mois­tur­ized. This is a def­i­nite MUST. Also, allow your hair to just breathe. Mean­ing try not to braid it too fre­quent­ly, as it will weak­en your locs.

What are 2 don’ts for your locs?
L:
Don’t re-twist your hair too often!!! It will also weak­en your hair. And if you’re going to dye it, make sure to only do it annu­al­ly. You don’t want to have a sur­plus of chem­i­cals in your hair. This will sure­ly weak­en it as well.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
L:
Tum­blr: locsofpoetry.tumblr.com / IG: Itsme_­dread­head

Meosha

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

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21 Comments on "Linea // 4A Natural Hair Style Icon"

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chynnakiara

how do you sub­mit, or become a stlye icon on bglh?

alt-K

Very pret­ty young lady! More locs please, BGLH!

mangomadness

Love­ly locs! I start­ed my loc jour­ney in March via two strand twists. I’m look­ing for­ward to my locs matur­ing and grow­ing.

Youngin girl

Absolute­ly heart pulling and beau­ti­ful. Every­body else seems to have all the words. I’m speech­less. Your locs are the bomb. This is a def­i­nite sur­plus.

Hansy

I absolute­ly adore dreads, too bad my hair is too fine for them. I just wish I had thick­er hair.

Stace

love­ly

geri

she’s one of my inspirations…w00t

kerrykay

love her fash­ion n beau­ty

kerrykay

love her fash­ion

Ms Vee

Hooray for team locs :) An she’s gor­geous too

Amma Mama

Beau­ti­ful

locdnatural

What a beau­ti­ful head of locs-very inspi­ra­tional for me to going with my teenage locs. I just have to remem­ber to be patient.

Angela

Beau­ti­ful locs! Are you Guyane­se?!

Neena M

Yay,Finally anoth­er locked Nat­u­ral hair icon! beau­ti­ful hair.

Jo

Makes me want locs so bad­ly now :o

Adía

great hair! i’m sur­prised she doesn’t make it curly every day

cacey

wow, such thick, incred­i­bly beau­ti­ful hair. love it!

Rebecca Kassahun

Her hair is fan­tas­tic. I won­der how long it took her to get to that length? It’s gor­geous and she her­self is gor­geous. God bless xx

Cryssi

Her hair is stun­ning.… The­se are the type of dreads that tem­porar­i­ly have me want­i­ng some.

maxine

Hair inspiration,beautifully,maintained locks..really healthy and sexy long lol

Alisa

She has beau­ti­ful locs!

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