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Khadija from Barbados// Multi-Texture Natural Hair

• Apr 19, 2015


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

About 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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Ms. Vee

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

Kayla V.

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


Beauiful woman, lovely hair.


Yes beautiful bajan!!!


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

The fashion engineer



Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the hair colours 🙂

Korelle Zofia

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


ayee island girl!


She is gorgeous! I absolutely love her blue hair color


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

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