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?