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Introduce yourself.
K:
Hello! My name is Kami also known as StyledbyKami and I am from Baltimore, Maryland.

Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us!
K:
I transitioned into natural and slowly chopped off my ends. I like to say that I have been natural for a big majority of my life. I started getting perms around the age of 9 and stopped when I was 11, truly because they really didn’t do much for my hair. So from then I started growing my hair out. Still using a lot of heat, I wouldn’t say I truly started to care about the health of my hair until 2008 after graduating high school. I would say that I have been fully natural for about 10 years now because even though I stopped getting perms in 2001, the perm probably fully was out around 2004. I decided to go back to being natural when one day I was looking through old photos before I started getting perms. I saw how beautiful my hair was, and I wanted my hair to be like that again so I got serious with taking better care of my hair — reducing the heat and letting it be free.

How would you describe your texture?
K:
I would say that my hair is a mix of 3b 3c and some 4a around my edges. My hair is just a texture all it’s own.  No two curls are alike, which is what I love about it. Also my hair is very thick and I have a lot of it, but my stands are very fine.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month, and the rationale behind your various styling decisions.
K:
During the course of the month I usually stick with wash and go’s. This style never fails me and I love the result. It’s something that doesn’t take me long to do and it always come out great. As of right now and for a while my staple products have been Cantu Shea Butter, Eco Styler Gel, and Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie. This gives me the perfect wash and go.

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What does wash day look like for you?
K:
Wash is a breeze nowadays. I pretty much cowash my hair unless it is deep cleaning day then I will shampoo and surprisingly I don’t use super natural products for this. I stick with Suave Naturals shampoo and conditioner, the tropical coconut one and my hair loves it. Then I will go in with my Cantu Shea Butter and Eco Styler Gel to complete my wash and go. Before diffusing to cut down on heat use and drying time, I will wrap my hair in a tee shirt for and hour or two, or overnight if I’m doing my hair the night before, which is usually the case. Then I’ll go in and diffuse until dry. I love using the Curls Control Paste for my edges and around my middle part for a slick look.

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
K:
My go to hairstyle would have to be my pineapple updo. If my hair is a couple days old and I don’t want to wear it out I will bring it to the top of my head and just arrange my curls until I’m satisfied, and it works ever time.

How do you combat shrinkage?
K:
I don’t!! My hair shrinks up a lot and I just embrace it. Luckily for me it gets longer on its own as my style gets older, but I really don’t mind it.

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require extra care and attention?
K:
My problem area has always been my crown area. It’s the most thick and the most frizzy. What I have been doing to work with that is spending a lot of time cowashing and adding more product to that area. I also apply oils before going to bed to make sure it is moisturized.

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
K:
Two do’s for my texture would have to be wash and go’s and flexi rods my hair always responds well to these styles and come out flawless!!

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
K:
Two don’ts would have to be 3 strand twists and flat braid outs. For some reason these styles don’t really give me volume, and don’t last very long. I love big hair and these two just don’t do it for me.

Is there a blog/webpage or social media account where we can find you?
K:
Yes!!! I do have a YouTube channel named Styledbykami , I have a fashion blog as well Styled by Kami – Style and beauty blog you can also find me on Facebook Instagram and Twitter all Styledbykami hope to see you there!!

Christina Patrice

Born, raised, and living in Los Angeles, Christina is BGLH's resident transitioning expert and product junkie. In addition to loving all things hair, she is a fitness novice and advocate of wearing sandals year-round. For more information on transitioning, natural hair, and her own hair journey, visit maneobjective.com. Or, if you like pictures follow Christina on Instagram @maneobjective.

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20 Comments on "Kami from Baltimore // 3B/3C Natural Hair Style Icon"

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Jen. Miller

Girl, yes! These curls are swoon worthy!! Kuddos to you for starting your journey early on too- your hair story is inspiring!

anastasia

Lovely hair and an absolute cutie!

NapturallyKia

Pretty lady. Love the big blowout!

youngin girl

I really like it. You know your hair and what it doesn’t like. Big hair is stunning. There’s something about it. I like seeing big hair being featured every now and then.

Lady Dulayne

Westsiiiide over here! Gorgeous hair, girl!!

Kami

I’m from west too!! Thanks for the love

Darlyn

OMG, me three!

nylse

natural girls have the best looking eyebrows!!!

Caramelcurls

Gorgeous girl with gorgeous hair and eyebrows!

Kami

Thanks a lot!!! Please check out my YouTube channel for more tips !!

mlank64

Beautiful…love her style

Kami

Blog I meant http://www.styledbykami.blogspoy.com or YouTube/styledbykami

Kami

Thanks so much I have a Vlog and YouTube channel if you want to check it out full of fashion and hair post!!

Jacky

Lovely! Her hair looks so unique.

I have to comment on the flat braid outs though. I get a lot of volume when I do a flat braid-out( I call it the cornrow-out ) so I was surprised to read that she doesn’t get volume when she does it.

I guess each head of natural hair really is different from the hair of other naturals.

Adia

I wonder if she is making single braids instead of cornrows so she gets less volume

Shannon

Wup hometown girl!

Darlyn

B’more representing 🙂

Kami

Thanks!!! Check out my channel as well I would love for you to see my videos!! YouTube/styledbykami

Danny

Great job keep up the good work! I love it kami!!!!!!!!

Olivia

Ah, another Maryland girl!

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