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Introduce yourself.
L: Luna from Phoenix Arizona. I lived part of my childhood in Mexico where my mother is from.

Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us!
L: I transitioned, I did relaxers for years because I wanted smooth straight “good” hair. Of course my idea of good hair was so wrong. I chose to go natural when I started discovering my African roots. I really didn’t know much about my African side due to my mother being a single mother. I started researching hair care and African styles. I finally decided to just let my hair be what it was meant to be. Natural.

How would you describe your texture?
L: My hair is spiral springy curls. Very dry, coarse and thick. My hair sucks up moisture like a sponge.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month, and the rationale behind your various styling decisions.
L: I use Shea Moisture’s Curling Gel. I have now been using the Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil line, specifically the leave in conditioner as well as the grow and restore masque. I am totally obsessed with castor oil so I had to try the shea moisture line. I also use regular castor oil nightly on my scalp. and do a massage treatment nightly. I know it may be time consuming but my hair growth and thickness has been amazing since starting this routine.

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What does wash day look like for you?
L: I shampoo only as needed,  most times only once  month. I know many will not agree with this frequency but it has completely changed the health of my hair in a good way. My hair has never been more healthier since I stopped shampooing as often. Of course I still wash with conditioner. I use baking soda on my scalp instead of shampoo if I really need it but shampoo is only my last resort if I have extreme build up which is not often.

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
L: I do the pineapple method at night which I can just shake out my curls and ready to go. when I really don’t want to worry about my hair I will put it in a high loose bun.

How do you combat shrinkage?
L: I really don’t have a problem with shrinkage, but when I do want to make sure I have good length I will only blow dry the top of my hair with a diffuser and let the bottom air dry. I also will blow dry my curls on a cool setting while gently elongating my curls with my fingers.

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require extra care and attention?
L: My ends are always more dry so I spend more of my time on the ends. I make sure I coat my ends with castor oil. My favorite weapon!

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
L: Moisture and seal every day. Massage your scalp every night with an oil of your choice (trust me)!

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
L: Do not shampoo more than once every two weeks, it dries out my hair. No brushes or combs, finger comb in the shower or wide tooth comb if necessary.

Is there a blog/webpage or social media account where we can find you?
L: instagram @lunalooks

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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18 Comments on "Luna from Phoenix // 3A Natural Hair Style Icon"

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youngin girl

Lovely. Her hair is big.

Mila

My goodness what a beautiful girl! Stunning was the word that came to mind. I love her hair also.

Adia

Her hair is so pretty. I can’t believe anyone told her she had bad hair!

KI

lovely hair. when you say african, what do you mean? african american, west african, etc? just curious 🙂 youre very pretty

jslxoxo

It’s funny because I was just sitting here, thinking about whether I wanted to buy these knock off curl formers on amazon. I saw your gorgeous hair (those your spirals are natural) and I made my mind up to get them.

lj

your hair is incredibly thick and dense. I love it. I really do

Jacky

Beauty overload! and that hair… <<<<<3. I'm definitely going to check out her Instagram page.

Plus I had been wanting to try baking soda on my natural hair but I was wondering if it would really work. I'm glad to see someone who uses it and it's working for her. I'll try it and if it doesn't work for me, I'll use it for other cleansing activities.

Bani

Beautiful! What part of Africa? There are many African bloggers out there from every region, so you can learn specific hair practices/styles/local terminology if you are still interested.

I loved reading your feature!!

Caramelcurls

Pure gorgeousness!!

Latte

Beautiful hair. You would’ve really missed out of you hadn’t decide to embrace it 🙂

Shell

Luna, you and your hair are beautiful.

bsbfankaren
O.K. Looking to learn from you. Do you use JBCO on your scalp each night? Do you massage in with your fingers or use a dropper to get the oil to your scalp? Do you then add the oil to the length of your hair? How do you sleep at night? Question after question. I have similar texture to your’s in the front and the bottom of my hair, but the mid section refuses to curl, so wash n go’s are out for me, but I want my hair and scalp to feel as healthy as possible, particularly since I… Read more »
Amma Mama

She’s beautiful and her curls are popping.

JoAnn

What an outrageous beauty with a gorgeous head of hair!

Destiny

Yay!!!! Finally someone from Phoenix, AZ! Great representation of our city and state, love it! Love your hair and tips. I wonder will coconut oil give the same results as the castor oil? Kinda have an aversion to castor oil(long story) and cannot stand the smell. Any tips anyone?

Elle

Drop dread gorgeous !!
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bee

your hair is ammaazziinnngg :O and you’re also gorgeous!!! it’s so healthy and radiant 🙂 do you mind me asking how long it is?

cia

Wow!! Beautiful lady and your hair…I don’t know if I have seen more lush and lovely hair! Very lucky!

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