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Quinn // 3C/4A Natural Hair Style Icon

• May 8, 2014

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Introduce yourself!
Q:
My name is Quinn Miles and I’m from Los Angeles, California but I live in NYC. I am a professional plus size model signed with Wilhelmina and Ford Models.

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
Q:
I have been natural since September of 2011 and did my Big Chop in December of 2011. I decided to go natural because I was tired of all the stress that was being put on my hair as a model. I wanted to experience my natural curls and appreciate my hair for what it was naturally, the way it grows out of my head. It had a lot to do with self-love and acceptance.

How would you describe your texture?
Q:
I would say my texture is in between a 3c and a 4a. If there was a 3d category that would be me =). It is also low in porosity. My strands are fine and my hair is dense.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
Q:
Wash and go’s are for sure my go to style most of the time. Lately I have been really into As I Am Curling Jelly, but I also like Deva Curl’s Arc Angel. Wash and go’s usually can last an average of four days for me. As long as I wrap my hair up at night and keep it hydrated. I also wear wigs a lot since I am a model. Plus it is a good way to switch it up with straight hair without needing to use heat. Wigs are great for protective styling!

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What does wash day look like for you?
Q:
I love my wash days! They are so relaxing. I start off with a co-wash and depending on what my hair needs at the moment, I will either use Deva Curl One Condition, Tresemme Naturals, or As I Am Coconut CoWash. After a good finger detangle, I follow up with As I Am Leave-In Conditioner then style with As I Am Curling Jelly for my wash and go. Or, if I am doing a twist out or braid out, I’ll style with coconut oil and Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie.

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
Q:
My go-to hairstyle when I’m in a time crunch is almost always a messy bun. Unless my wash and go can go one more day. In that case I just spritz my hair with water, shake it out and go!

How do you combat shrinkage?
Q:
Ugh, Shrinkage! I am definitely all for stretching these curls. My preferred method of stretching is using a blow dryer with a concentration nozzle blowing warm air.

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
Q:
My hair is pretty much the same all the way around. But, I do have a very small section in the front (bang area) of my hair that likes to act like it’s not curly, so I usually have to do a finger coil to get it to act right =).

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
Q:
Co-washing and oils like coconut and olive oil are a must for my texture.

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
Q:
Shampoo and heat are absolute no no’s for my hair! My hair is so fragile and dries very easily.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
Q:
I can be found at: youtube.com/user/naturallyquinn, tumblr.com/naturallyquinn and instagram.com/naturallyquinn.

About Meosha

Just another lover of natural hair and expression. - Style Icon Coordinator for BGLH

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29 Comments on "Quinn // 3C/4A Natural Hair Style Icon"

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Qura
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Beautiful girl and equally beautiful hair. Quick question!!! How is she supposed to be a plus sized model. She doesn’t look plus size at all. Anywho, beautiful pics.

Adina
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Many agencies consider anyone above a size six ‘plus size’.
Yes, odd. I know.

Cheryl
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You are absolutely stunning!! Love your hair and style. Keep representing us well, my sista!:)

J
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Hair twin! This lady and her are are gorgeous.

Jade
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Gorgeous hair! I follow your youtube channel, great feature bglh!!

mlank64
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I love this lady…I’m subscribed to her channel. Her hair is so gorgeous…a very similar texture to my own hair. She gives me all kinds of inspiration!!!

dee
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really pretty and
really pretty lol!
and the hair just adds to your beauty

Caramelcurls
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Such a gorgeous girl with hair to match! #WERK

Lotrice
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Gorgeous Quinn!!! CONGRATS on the feature! 🙂

JoAnn
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Hair Twin here! Very pretty lady and pretty hair. Nice interview.

Youngin girl
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Lovely.

LoveleeNatural
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Plus size model where???? Quinn, dear, you and all that hair are just gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing & inspiring!!!

Miss Mo
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Beautiful woman. Beautiful hair. I love As I Am products too. 🙂

NaturallyNeesh
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Gorgeous and I “plus size”…is she is plus sized then what am I? lol.…anyways will be subbing to her asap!

Miatta
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Muy Bonita!

Samantha Jones
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Waaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh,she is/you are so beautiful. I love love love your hair. The length, sheen, and fullness is phenomenal. Also, I am like a 0 on a good day and a 00 wet, but where is the plus size? I have no problem with being saying or acknowledging plus sizes, but this country is really pushing it for women to be a great healthy size. But whatever, that’s a rant for another day, congratulations on your feature and thank you for sharing your story.

April
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Agreed. She has beautiful hair and a great body. The women Essence features as Plus Size Models on average appear larger than her, I wish they’d do away with that term. Plus size. It doesn’t sound right.

cacey
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wow…what’s plus-sized about you?!? well, damn, then. if you’re what’s now considered plus-sized, then i must be a whale with my size 6-dress-wearing-self.
tsk tsk. anyway, beautiful hair, gurl.

yeman
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How are you guys judging her designation as a plus sized model based on no clear photos of her body? As gorgeous as she and her hair are, she’s not the average main stream model, which frankly is a great thing. I’d like to see more models like you out there Quinn. I will support you career any chance I get.

Rosie
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I’d love to hear about her experience as a model with natural hair.

Camillia
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Love it!!! How beautiful!!

iamnotasian
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interesting…

Qiqi
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Wow! Not only do we have pretty much the same hair and “problem area”, our hair routines are pretty much identical. Kindred hair spirits! Lol

DeeFresh
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OMG! I am totally with this woman and her 3d suggestion lol. I have the exact same problem and I only BC’d 3 months ago and I have all the same concerns.Thanks Quinn

reece
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Awesome hair!

Desiree
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Your hair is absolutely gorgeous!

Gemlady521
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What a beauty!

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Lolo
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Did she say PLUS size model?! where’s the plus? 😀 Regardless, she and her hair are just pure absolute beauty!

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