Intro­duce your­self.
R: My name is Romance (Hey Curlie) and I am from Cleve­land, Ohio.

Did you tran­si­tion or big chop? Share your nat­u­ral hair jour­ney with us!
R: I did the BIG CHOP on Novem­ber 1, 2011. I have been nat­u­ral for 3 yrs and I LOVE every bit of it. Its been a very inter­est­ing and excit­ing jour­ney. I’ve learned to embrace my nat­u­ral hair tex­ture by being cre­ative and ver­sa­tile.

How would you describe your tex­ture?
R: I have a mix­ture of tex­tures in my head; I have 3c in the front and 4c in the nape of my head which is dense. My hair has its moments, it can be hap­py and fierce and oth­ers days it will be frizzy and unman­age­able.

Describe your styling reg­i­men over the course of the mon­th, and the ratio­nale behind your var­i­ous styling deci­sions.
R: I always use the LCO Method.
Dur­ing styling I use:
Leave-in con­di­tion­er (cream based) such as “Eden Body Works Shea Coconut” or Soul­tan­i­cals Knot Sauce

For my perm/flexi rod sets: Lot­ta­body set­ting lotion ( used as a leave-in)
Cream mois­tur­iz­er: Soul­tan­i­cals Fluffa­li­cious or Hon­ey Chile Hair Love LushCurl Cus­tard
Oil: Anu Nat­u­rals Car­rot Seal­ing Oil

What does wash day look like for you?
R: My wash day is an 8 hr process, lit­er­al­ly. Lol.

I start with detan­gling by pre-poo­ing with water, Aussie Moist Con­di­tion­er and olive oil. Sham­poo with Shea Mois­ture and Con­di­tion with Aussie Moist Con­di­tion­er for 30–45 mins or overnight

Describe your favorite go-to hair­style for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
R: My favorite go-to style is a flat twist crown. Sim­ple and Ele­gant.

How do you com­bat shrink­age?
R: I don’t com­bat shrink­age, I embrace it. (I am a lover, not a fighter…lol)

Tell us about your hair col­or.
R: I’ve been blonde and I am cur­rent­ly red. I did seek a pro­fes­sion­al for my blonde and I recent­ly did a red rin­se over my blonde for the fall. My hair tex­ture has not changed due to my per­ma­nent col­or.

What are some of your prob­lem areas (if any) that require extra care and atten­tion?
R: My prob­lem area is my crown, I did expe­ri­ence a lit­tle heat dam­age but I am cur­rent­ly on my #hey­curlieno­heat chal­lenge which is six months no heat (no blow dry­er, hood­ed dry­er or flat iron) I am able to give my hair extra TLC dur­ing this time and retain length.

What are 2 do’s for your tex­ture?
R:  Mois­tur­ize and be cre­ative!

What are 2 don’ts for your tex­ture?
R: Nev­er neglect and nev­er under­es­ti­mate what my hair can do!

Is there a blog/webpage or social media account where we can find you?












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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12 Comments on "Romance from Cleveland // 3C/4C Natural Hair Style Icon"

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I love her roller set! I want to try roller set­ting my hair and I just pur­chased Lot­ta­body a cou­ple weeks ago. The direc­tions say to use on dry hair but she men­tioned she used it as a leave-in? How should I use this stuff to get a roller set like hers???

youngin girl

Your name is very unique and rare. My mom likes it too. I like your flexi rods and how it match­es your face shape.


Hey Curlie, I like your curls and your hair col­or.




Sim­ply Gor­geous :-).


I like her name and her hair


Cleve­land rep­re­sent! :) Gor­geous!


Gor­geous girl with hair to match–her hair looks real­ly healthy and I love the col­or!


I also love all of the dif­fer­ent styles that she has too, inspires me to want to do more styles:)


This hair and this col­or are tru­ly giv­ing me life right now!!!! Absolute­ly gor­geous!!

Ms. Vee

Very beau­ti­ful wom­an. Im luvin the flexi rod curls :)


Love­ly growth, great roller sets. Sleek and smooth, awe­some.