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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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