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Intro­duce your­self!
F:
My name is Fedo­rah and my fam­i­ly is from Haiti, but I was born and raised in Queens, New York.

Did you tran­si­tion or big chop? Share your nat­u­ral hair jour­ney with us!
F:
I would say I did a lit­tle bit of both- I have been nat­u­ral all my life but I start­ed tak­ing my hair health seri­ous­ly in 2011. Three years ago I noticed that my hair was extreme­ly limp and no longer curled due to the stress I had put it under with blow dry­ers and flat iron­ing. I was on a weight loss jour­ney so with all the work­ing out I was doing, it was point­less to straight­en my hair since I would sweat it out any­way. I was more con­cerned about length and was again­st scis­sors, so I prob­a­bly went about 4 years with­out a trim. My hair was long but it was unhealthy and the only way to fix it would be to cut it. I got the courage to go Devachan curly hair salon locat­ed in Soho, New York and cut off all my dead hair. By the time they were done with me my hair was above my shoul­ders, but I saw right away that my curl pat­tern had already improved.

How would you describe your tex­ture?
F:
My hair is a mix­ture of 3b’s and 3c’s. It’s frizzy on the top but very curly on the bot­tom. My mane’s behav­ior is very mixed lol — One day she is slay­ing the next day she is a bril­lo pad. I have noticed that I need to con­stant­ly rotate prod­ucts every mon­th because my hair stops respond­ing or just becomes immune to the pro­duct. I would describe my strands as coarse and soft.

Describe your styling reg­i­men over the course of the mon­th, and the ratio­nale behind your var­i­ous styling deci­sions.
F:
 I usu­al­ly do a lot of wash and gos and for days when I want a lit­tle vol­ume I will dif­fuse. I rotate prod­ucts so cur­rent­ly I am using Dark & Lovely’s Anti- Break­age Hair But­ter and Coconut Oil. I do a lot of buns because my job requires me to wear my hair up, and out of my face so to pre­vent any dam­age I do loose low buns and bob­by pin my bangs.

What does wash day look like for you?
F:
Wash days are pret­ty easy for me now that I have got­ten to know my hair. As of right now I’m using Dark & Lovely’s Anti- Break­age sham­poo and con­di­tion­er along with the hair but­ter.

Describe your favorite go-to hair­style for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
F:
For days where time is lim­it­ed I always go for high buns and two braids, sim­ple and cute.

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How do you com­bat shrink­age?
F:
I always go for my Black Pow­er hair pick comb and sim­ply comb out my roots. Sim­ple method but it works every time.

Tell us about your hair col­or!
F:
For any col­or­ing job I always go to the pro­fes­sion­als, I do not take those type of risks.  For the col­or I cur­rent­ly have, it was bleached blonde for the first time and I loved it but I got over it very quick­ly. After about 2 months I went to the salon and put a dark brown ton­er over it and result­ed in the col­or I cur­rent­ly have. It did change my hair tex­ture because my curls became looser and I had less shrink­age than usu­al.

What are some of your prob­lem areas (if any) that require extra care and atten­tion?
F:
I would have to say the crown of requires the most atten­tion but I kin­da like the frizz . I am so tired of try­ing to make my hair a tex­ture that it is not  or forc­ing it to behave a way — so if my crown wants to be frizzy then by all means.

What are 2 do’s for your tex­ture?
F:
Wide tooth combs and hair but­ters.

What are 2 don’ts for your tex­ture?
F:
I stay clear of bristle brush­es , small tooth combs, and tow­els — they do my hair absolute­ly no jus­tice.

Is there a blog/webpage or social media account where we can find you?
F:
Yes on Twit­ter and Insta­gram — @Namedafterahat

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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14 Comments on "Fedorah from Queens // 3B/3C Natural Hair Style Icon"

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Dana

Thank you for shar­ing your hair jour­ney. I love your hair !!! Like one per­son com­ment­ed already you look a lit­tle bit like Kelis…

Fedorah

Thank you dar­ling *muah*

Nisa.G

LOVE. her hair is sooo beau­ti­ful!

Stace

Lovely…lol at your insta­gram name…too cute

Fedorah

Haha thank you <3

Yo Yo

Beau­ti­ful hair. Note: Hair doesn’t stop respond­ing or become immune. It’s most like­ly pro­duct buildup or the result of hard water (which caus­es buildup from min­er­als in water). Clar­i­fy­ing the hair will rem­e­dy this sit­u­a­tion. A sham­poo specif­i­cal­ly labeled clar­i­fy­ing or chelat­ing will do the trick or a hair mask using ben­tonite or rhas­soul clay will prob­a­bly be even bet­ter. If prod­ucts that nor­mal­ly worked stop work­ing then remove buildup and try again.

Fedorah

Thank you, I will try this. I do pre poo but I guess it’s not enough.

Jo

This inspires me to get high­lights!
:)
The blonde real­ly makes her curls ‘pop’, so to speak.

Fedorah

Go for it love. But grad­u­al­ly add the high lights lit­tle by lit­tle. Blonde is very dry­ing so slow­ly let your hair adjust.

Nhlanhla

Beau­ti­ful girl and hair. Reminds me of Kelis

Fedorah

Thank you dar­ling ?? If only I can be with Nas in real life lol

Morgan

Hi Christi­na! I don’t mean to be rude and I hope no one thinks am hat­ing, but I think to make the Hair Style Icon pic­tures bet­ter you should include more hair pho­tos with dif­fer­ent hair­styles for more inspi­ra­tion.. the pre­vi­ous style icon also didn’t have this..

Fedorah

I under­stand your point but for the most part I tend to let my hair be free on a dai­ly basis. I focus on hydra­tion and the over all health of my hair. I am not big on styling but good sug­ges­tion.

Etty

It’s not Christina’s fault, it’s the style icons them­selves that don’t sub­mit a lot of pic­tures, or they have the same style in all of them (like the pre­vi­ous one did — noth­ing bad with it, some peo­ple wear their hair the same way every­day).

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