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BelleMuse // Natural Hair Style Icon

Avatar • May 18, 2009

Part 1 of BelleMuse’s feature

BGLH: where are you from? what’s the weather like there?
BELLEMUSE
: Michigan — The weather changes quickly and without notice but, I wouldn’t change it for the world because I luv to see the seasons change. It’s refreshing.

BGLH: why did you make the decision to go natural, and when did you do it?
BELLEMUSE
: Wanted to see what my hair would be like. January 2007 I started transitioning. January 2008 I cut off all heat/chemically damaged hair.

BGLH: what products/ingredients do you use? why?
BELLEMUSE
: Castor oil, glycerin, extra virgin olive oil & coconut oil because they keep my hair moisturized and soft.

BGLH: what mistakes have you made in your natural journey that you’ve learned from?
BELLEMUSE
: Combing my hair while dry & sleeping without a silk scarf. Trying to watch my hair to see if it was growing, was like trying to watch grass grow. Simply a bad idea for me.

BGLH: could you describe your regimen?
BELLEMUSE
: No shampoo ever. I use apple cider vinegar & baking soda to cleanse. I deep condition weekly with suave & cholesterol conditioners.

BGLH: how does your hair work for your life?
BELLEMUSE
: Because I’m a student I mostly wear ponytails but, on the weekend my hair reflects my mood. (fro, twist, frohawk etc)

BGLH: where do you get style inspiration from?
BELLEMUSE
: Tracee E. Ross, Erykah Badu & fashion magazines. I can adapt most styles to work with my hair.

BGLH: did it take long for your hair to grow out?
BELLEMUSE
: No, because I wore mostly protective styles & I kept my hair in a baggy mostly.

BGLH: what’s the best thing about being natural?
BELLEMUSE:
No longer avoiding working out or swimming. My hair actually luvs water!!

BGLH: anything else you want to add?
BELLEMUSE
: “Remove the kinks from your brain, not from your hair.” — Marcus Garvey







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Thanks BelleMuse!! To clarify, that first picture is NOT a wig. It’s BelleMuse’s natural hair. Also, that last picture is two strand twists, not locks. You can find her fotki page here.
And I’m glad you guys got something out of the things Naomi had to say. I will post the rest of her interview (with more pictures) on Wednesday.

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Da Jadedpoet
Da Jadedpoet
11 years ago

I love her style and hair also she’s gorgeous! I saw her on fotki a while back and i’m STILL trying to copy that french braids hairstyle LOL. I’m just hairstyled handicapped! ‑_-

Also this is random but i’m hating on that badonkadonk you make my badonkadink hide in shame LOL.

Patricia Grannum
Patricia Grannum
11 years ago

I love the last line: “Remove the kinks from your brain, not from your hair” I’m going to use that in the future! 

http://womanofcolour.blogspot.com

Ebony Intuition
Ebony Intuition
11 years ago

I like her style.

G
G
11 years ago

Love it all.

keisha
keisha
11 years ago

very beautiful hair. it’s nice to see someone who achieves beautiful, healthy hair without a closet full of hair products. keep it simple at its best :o)

Shalilac
Shalilac
11 years ago

Ain’t she bad!?! ;~)

LuminouzFlame
LuminouzFlame
11 years ago

@ Da Jadedpoet.…you tool ALL the words, right out of my mouth

Crackkills
Crackkills
11 years ago

I love her style.…That’s my girl!

Chic Noir
Chic Noir
11 years ago

Very nice hair but that sister needs to tell us about her exercise regime looking at that last picture.

jenteel
jenteel
11 years ago

lol — she is a bad chick, such a beauty! the 1st pic is reminiscent of kelis in her milkshake days 😛

DaliSalvadorAde
DaliSalvadorAde
11 years ago

that last quote was AMAZING…I absolutely love it. 

hopefully my hair will get to that length in due time.

Alicia
Alicia
11 years ago

Shalilac — that picture is HOT!

Black girl with long hair
Black girl with long hair
11 years ago

@ DaJaded… LOL!!!!

GamineGirlie
GamineGirlie
11 years ago

hottie!

love love!

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

What is bagging?!!?

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