What is your Name / Where are you from? 
P: Hey! My name is Paville pronounce (Ah-vee-L) and I am from North Carolina.

Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us!
P: I big chopped several times. My first big chop was in December 2010, and after a year of natural hair, I relaxed. After a while I was tired of the relaxed look and big chopped in 2012, and again at the end of 2013. I chose to go natural because my hair would never grow past my shoulders I would always experience thin ends and breakage and I just wanted something new without having to wear a weave so I decided to go natural.

How would you describe your texture (is it predominantly 3a, 3b or 3c / 4a, 4b, or 4c, and how does it behave, are your strands fine or coarse, is your hair thin or dense, etc.)?

P: I am a 4C girl and I have named my mane, Penny. Penny has her days when I put in a lot of effort and she comes out EXACTLY how I want,  and then there is other days where I put in hours and do the same exact routine I did before and she comes out looking like a complete puff ball. I am just now coming to terms of just accepting my hair in her natural texture. I consider myself having coarse strands and my hair is moderately thick.


Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.

P: I normally pre-poo my hair using an Organix conditioner and wash my hair once a week using a Shea Moisture shampoo. I follow up with a deep conditioner once a week, switching between Shea Moisture Yucca & Baobab Anti-breakage Treatment or Deep Moisture Masque. I try not to style my hair more than twice a week, and I normally use Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie or the Gel Souffle.

What does wash day look like for you?
P: Wash day consists of a pre-poo with an Organix conditioner, preferably the Tea Tree Mint Conditioner. After that I wash my hair with Shea Moisture Shampoo, followed by a deep conditioning. While deep conditioning, I finger detangle my hair. I leave the conditioner for at least 30 minutes.

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
P: Chunky twists. I can recycle an old hairstyle using less product and no detangling.

How do you combat shrinkage?
P: After the first day of styling I normally put my hair in a lot of individual ponytails using Goody ouchless bands, and sleep with my hair like that overnight to stretch it.

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require extra care and attention?
P: My edges! If I look at them to hard they will try to run away. I keep them there and thick by using castor oil in that area.

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
P: Constant moisture because I have low porosity hair and finger detangling.

What are 2 dont’s for your texture?
P: Sleeping without my hair being in some type of twists and handling my hair when frustrated.

Is there a blog/webpage or social media account where we can find you?
P: I have a YouTube page: You can also follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter all under the name @pavilleis

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 Or, if you like pictures follow Christina on Instagram @maneobjective.

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34 Comments on "Paville // 4C Natural Hair Style Icon"

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She is stunning!


What a fantastically flattering cut! Just Gorgeous!


what a beauty! love your hair and cut! LOVE your name!!


Beautiful hair and beautiful girl!


Thanks for sharing this article, your hair and pictures are beautiful!! ??


Don’t know why the ?? Showed up? I apologize 🙁

Ms. Vee

OK! How cute is she??


She looks like Tika Sumpter but also reminds me of Lauryn Hill and Janelle Monae.


Wow this girl is beautiful! She is absolutely stunning.


Thank you Leanna


BEAUTIFUL!! She looks like a celebrity.


Wow! REALLY? Thank you soo much 🙂


Very pretty and stylish. She has a regal look love her skin, skin color and hair………she has it all!


Thank you love!


‘My edges! If I look at them too hard they will try to run away’ – Dead!

Gorgeous woman. Gorgeous hair.


What a beautiful girl!

Amma Mama

I am subscribed to her channel! #LovesHer
She is funny and beautiful.


She is beautiful and her hair is lovely!! Ohh and go Air Force..I served in the USAF as well! Lol


Paville is beautiful! I’ve noticed that a lot of naturals have nose piercings! 🙂


I love this women…Been a fan of her youtube channel for a while. Great style, gorgeous face and hair.



I especially loved the parts about recycling old hairstyles with no detangling and less products, moisturizing, finger detangling and applying castor oil to edges… These are methods that I already follow and they have given me great progress in growing my natural hair.


This chick is gorgeous!! She totally reminds me of Lauryn Hill.

Loving My Natural Hair
Loving My Natural Hair

I agree with everything @MJay had to stay. She is gorgeous and ecstatic style icon back.


Okay, #1. I love her hair and style… and skin, and brows/makeup. She’s gorgeous. (Just subscribed to her Youtube channel)

#2 So happy the “Hair Style Icon” feature is finally back!


Gorgeous lady! I love your name and hair!


That black n white fade is everything. Fierce.


How weird I just discovered her today on YouTube (by the way her video editing skills are amazing)!!!! She’s so gorgeous with flawless skin and I love her short hair.


Shes absolutely stunning


She looks like Janelle Monae. Very pretty. love her make up.

youngin girl

Yes, A hair style icon. I like the short look on you. It looks chic-ish and befitting on you. Your name is unique as well, I wonder what it means and if people mispronounce your name alot. Your regimen is so persistent and simple. One if the benefits of short hair.


She and her hair are stunning


Gorgeous hair and gorgeous girl!


Lovely hair! I’d love to see style icons
with dreadlocks….pls


Beautiful! Love the cut :). You have a very pretty and original name, from where does it originate?