What is your name and where are you from?
K: My name is Khadi­ja Trot­man and I’m from the beau­ti­ful island of Bar­ba­dos :)

Did you tran­si­tion or big chop? Share your nat­ur­al hair jour­ney with us!K: I big chopped, I’ve been nat­ur­al almost 3 years now. I decid­ed to go back nat­ur­al because I got tired of my straight­ened hair. It was too flat and not all that fun lol.  I always loved my thick, kinky hair !

How would you describe your tex­ture?
K: My hair has two tex­tures,  which I find is kin­da weird lol. It has a 3b,3c tex­ture at the back, as opposed to the top which is more of a 4a,4b tex­ture. My strands are very dense.

Describe your styling reg­i­men over the course of the month, and the ratio­nale behind your var­i­ous styling deci­sions.
K: Well, this month has been quite busy with my nat­ur­al hair and make­up busi­ness tak­ing off and such. I’ve been doing most­ly a pro­tec­tive style like cro­chet braids, or a fin­ger coil or high puff when I’m wear­ing my own hair. I use the Eco Styler Crys­tal Clear Gel and a shea but­ter mix (just coconut oil, olive oil and cas­tor oil with the but­ter) to keep it mois­tur­ized.

What does wash day look like for you?
K: A wash day basi­cal­ly takes up half of my day lol.  I use the Creme of Nature line. Before­hand I, do an oil treat­ment pre poo because  it makes sham­poo­ing a lot eas­i­er.  After the wash I seal in the mois­ture with coconut oil and do large twists for a twistout, or ban­tu knot outs for a curly fro.

Describe your favorite go-to hair­style for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
K: My favorite go-to hair­style is the twistout! If I know I have a busy day ahead I sim­ply do the twists the night before. It only takes one to two hours for my hair to set.

How do you com­bat shrink­age?
K: I just go with it! I don’t usu­al­ly have a great amount of it but when I do I just grab my pick and I’m good to go.


Tell us about your hair col­or!
K: I’m my own hair­styl­ist so I colour my hair myself  :) My cur­rent colour is Adore “Aqua­ma­rine.” I thought my hair tex­ture would have changed bit it didn’t at all.

What are some of your prob­lem areas that require extra care and atten­tion?
K: I actu­al­ly don’t have any prob­lem areas with my hair :)

What are 2 do’s for your tex­ture?
K: 2 do’s for my hair are ban­tu knot outs and twistouts for styling.

What are 2 don’ts for your tex­ture?
K: 2 don’ts for my hair are blowouts and perm rod sets.

Is there a blog/webpage or social media account where we can find you?
K: You can find me on Insta­gram @dijanavy and my busi­ness page @blv­cal­lure
Tum­blr @lovedi­jz
Twit­ter @dija_­navy

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 Or, if you like pic­tures fol­low Christi­na on Insta­gram @maneobjective.

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11 Comments on "Khadija from Barbados// Multi-Texture Natural Hair"

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I want to see more of her hair tex­ture so I hope she posts a wash and go! It seems like mine except I’m 4a in the back, 3c in the mid­dle and 4a/4b in the front


She is gor­geous! I absolute­ly love her blue hair col­or


ayee island girl!

Korelle Zofia

What prod­ucts is she using to colour her hair?!?!?!


Absolute­ly gor­geous!! Love the hair colours :)

The fashion engineer



She looks exquis­ite with aqua­ma­rine hair col­or. For some rea­sons I am get­ting mer­maid vibes and I love it lol.


Yes beau­ti­ful bajan!!!


Beaui­ful woman, love­ly hair.

Kayla V.

I’m look­ing up her hair col­or right now! lol

Ms. Vee

An exquis­ite Bajan beau­ty she is. The blue hair is fiyah.