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Sharri // Natural Hair Style Icon

Avatar • Sep 28, 2009


“I love rocking my ‘fro. The bigger, the better.” ~Sharri

Where are you from and what do you do?
S: I’m from New York, currently living in Harlem. I work in retail for the Jean Shop.

When did you go natural? Why?
S: The first time I went natural was back in 2005. The Big Chop had become my only option after months of having my hair sauteed in fire cream and permanent hair color. One day I was washing my hair in the shower and began the conditioner step. I attempted to comb the conditioner through my hair as was my routine back then. While doing so, whatever hair I had from my ears down to my neck politely excused itself from my scalp. Since it wasn’t 1994 and I was not a member of Immature, shaving the back of my hair and keeping the rest was not an option.

After a year and a half of wearing my hair natural, I relaxed it again. I quickly grew tired of how much time and money my hair required. I went natural again after about 9 months.

What style do you love to rock?
S: I love rocking my ‘fro. The bigger, the better. I also love up ‘dos.

What do you use in your hair?
S: In my hair I use DevaCurl One conditioner for co-washing every 2–3 days. When doing a twist-out I use setting/wrap foaming lotion. When doing bantu-knots I use Aveda’s men sculpting clay. For deep conditioning treatment I use DevaCurl Heaven In Hair creme.

Do you prefer natural to relaxed? If so, why? If not, why not?
S: I prefer wearing my hair natural. It’s cheaper, requires less maintenance, and my hair is always ‘done’. My hair is truly in the get up and go state when it’s natural. I often think back and am amazed at how much time I used to spend on my hair and can’t fathom ever adopting that practice again. The fact that I couldn’t even do something as simple as wash my hair spontaneously because I needed to have at least 2 hours to wash, blow dry and flat iron is absurd. I don’t know how I was okay with that.

Check out Sharri’s blog here: http://thebriskconvergence.tumblr.com/

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Moni
Moni
11 years ago

Omg, can you get her to do some tutorials? I love her updos and I’m just terrible at them. I need some more versatility in my (hair’s) life!

sewdope
sewdope
11 years ago

great hair and great style!

Chai
Chai
11 years ago

Yeah, she’s rocking it FIERCE! Love her style and all the cute hair do’s!

Milan
Milan
11 years ago

Fabulous! Imma have to jock some of those hairstyles. LMAO.

Beautifully.Conjured.Up
Beautifully.Conjured.Up
11 years ago

Excellent interview…it contains a lot of personality, and the pictures are great!

NowIamNappy
NowIamNappy
11 years ago

Wonderful interview, do she have a fotki. I love to peep more photos.

Shell
Shell
11 years ago

Sharri’s hair is beautiful. She is a serious style icon.

luvmylocs
luvmylocs
11 years ago

i love your hair. for some reason when i saw your pics i thought you lived in europe, you have a really eclectic style. i love it!!

DramaBrainiac_Cutie
DramaBrainiac_Cutie
11 years ago

so cool, i luv the last pic

TheDailey
TheDailey
11 years ago

ooooh thats hot she has love for thed up dos like me lol
:]

NewbieNaturalDiva
NewbieNaturalDiva
11 years ago

I love her hair, especially her twist out style.

Brittney
Brittney
11 years ago

the hairdos are so simple, but she’s really on top of her personal style, which makes her so fab. kudos ^_^

erica
erica
11 years ago

YES!! I love this woman’s style! Thanks, BGLH, for bringing the inspiration.

jenteel
jenteel
11 years ago

love her style

Nika
Nika
11 years ago

she’s beautiful and stylish

The Fashionstar
The Fashionstar
11 years ago

Omg she’s fabulous! Her style is so cool and some of these looks reminds me of the 40’s up until the 70’s. I definitely need to step my styling game up lol. I love that our hair can do all of these cool things though.

Kelly
Kelly
11 years ago

Great style icon !

and also I notice that a lot of the featured naturals on this blog are from New York… or just NOT west coast at that. I’m in Riverside, California and I’m thinkin are we too caught up in the LA, Hollywood look over here? I know I chickened out and postponed my plan to wear natural hair because every black girl I know rocks a weave and or relaxer..

Urban Fashionista
Urban Fashionista
11 years ago

I definitely have to try some of these styles. I’d love to see a follow up blog about her or maybe she can do some features on natural hair styles

Da Jadedpoet
Da Jadedpoet
11 years ago

Fierceeee!! About to have me pull a nerve in my neck LOL I love her style its so unique!

Here.She.Is
Here.She.Is
11 years ago

I love the updos she has. I was falling from grace in wht to do with my hair. I was giving up like not having an idea what other updos i could do. but this is an inspiration.

Uniqzoe
Uniqzoe
11 years ago

I love your style! I need for you to get a youtube channel like yesterday to show me how to achieve your awesome looks.

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