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What is your name and where are you from?
C: My name is Chad­ran and I’m a Con­necti­cut native.

Did you tran­si­tion or big chop? Share your nat­ur­al hair jour­ney with us!
C: I’m an ath­lete, so work­outs and relax­ers didn’t mix for me. I had to stop perming and just let my hair do its own thing. My last relax­er was in Feb­ru­ary 2011, and I tran­si­tioned for a year and a half before I cut off my relaxed ends.

How would you describe your tex­ture?
C: I’m not real­ly into hair typ­ing, but I think my hair tex­ture is about a 3c/4a. My curls are tight­ly coiled, thick and eas­i­ly defined. My hair soaks up a lot of mois­ture and shrinks a lit­tle over 50%.

Describe your styling reg­i­men over the course of the month, and the ratio­nale behind your var­i­ous styling deci­sions.
C: Over the course of a month I switch back and forth from a picked out flexi-fro or a high puff/bun. I recent­ly began try­ing out pro­tec­tive styles, which is fun and gives my nat­ur­al hair a break. I mois­tur­ize night­ly with water and mixed oils, using the pineap­ple method to pre­serve my style.

What does wash day look like for you?
C: Ohhh man, wash day is like a nev­er-end­ing process. I pre-poo overnight with lots of organ­ic oils. Then, I co-wash my hair with Aussie Moist Con­di­tion­er or As I Am Coconut CoW­ash fol­lowed by an Apple Cider Vine­gar rinse. I used to detan­gle my hair with a wide tooth comb or Den­man brush, but now fin­ger-detan­gle which caus­es a lot less break­age. I take time to sec­tion my hair into six equal sec­tions and thor­ough­ly wash, rinse, detan­gle and air-dry.

Describe your favorite go-to hair­style for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
C: I’m all for big and wild hair! When my curls get unruly, my go-to sig­na­ture style is a high puff or bun.

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How do you com­bat shrink­age?
C: Shrink­age is too real for me. I’m obsessed with stretched hair, I haven’t used heat for about 2 years now, so I man­u­al­ly stretch my curls with flexi-rods.

What are some of your prob­lem areas (if any) that require extra care and atten­tion?
C: After bleach­ing my hair 2 years ago, my ends of my hair suf­fer from col­or dam­age. So I make sure that I’m extra gen­tle when han­dling them and that they are well mois­tur­ized while I grad­u­al­ly cut them.

What are 2 do’s for your tex­ture?
C: Only juices and berries lol! No, water and hot oil treat­ments are two do’s for my hair. My hair sucks up mois­ture so I make sure mois­tur­ize and seal daily/nightly to keep it from get­ting dry.

What are 2 don’ts for your tex­ture?
C: Sleep­ing with­out my satin scarf (BIG NO-NO) and Wash & GOs (or Wash & NOs, as I like to call them) — I love the def­i­n­i­tion of my curls, but I just can’t take the shrink­age.

Is there a blog/webpage or social media account where we can find you?
C: Oh yeah, you can find me on Insta­gram @chadranosaurus my blog www.3cproject.com and on YouTube 3cPro­ject (don’t for­get to sub­scribe!)

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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4 Comments on "Chadran from Connecticut // 3C/4A Natural Hair Style Icon"

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Dee G-p

I nev­er thought of how much my hair shrinks and I hon­est­ly hoped my hair shrank more than it does. I like that she keeps her styles sim­ple and her hair is beau­ti­ful.

jjac401

Your hair looks beau­ti­ful! Thank you for shar­ing.

OXxo

I always find it sad when peo­ple can’t take their hair in all it’s glo­ry includ­ing shrink­age.

The fact our hair can change length is amaz­ing and should be cel­e­brat­ed.

Then again I’ve enjoyed play­ing with my hair and mak­ing it expand in front of some open mouthed peo­ple.

PinkyPie15

Yo hair is ban­gin’

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