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Lynnie // Natural Hair Style Icon

Avatar • Sep 13, 2010

Where do you live?
L:
I live in Mississippi and I am a stay at home mom.

Why did go natural?
L:
Postpartum shedding was my reason for going natural along with inspiration from my best friend and a few ladies at church.

My last relaxer was April 2009 (for Easter). I wanted to transition long enough to have about 2 or 3 inches of hair. I only lasted 4 months. I wore mostly curly styles during my transition; roller sets, straw sets, rod sets, etc. I big chopped on August 9, 2009.

Going natural is one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. I know you’ve heard it before but I wish I had done it sooner.

What’s your regimen?
L:
I shampoo every two weeks using Creme of Nature Ultra Moisturizing Shampoo or KBB Conditioning Shampoo and I deep condition every two weeks using Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque or an extra virgin olive oil/extra virgin coconut oil combo.

After I rinse my deep conditioner out, I apply my leave in (modified Kimmaytube leave in; Giovanni Direct Leave in, organic aloe vera gel, jojoba oil, and castor oil), coconut oil and my styler of choice (shea butter mix or Koils By Nature Citrus Bliss Hair & Body Butter and eucalyptus gel) to twist my hair. I recently twisted my hair with the Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque and loved the results.

I moisturize my two strand twist during the week with Greg Juice and coconut oil or my new favorite Butters-n-Bars Aloe Vera Spritzer and coconut oil. When I use the latter, I have less shrinkage. To refresh my twist outs, I use Shea Moisture Curl and Style Milk to retwist at night.

Protein treatments are done once a month using Giovanni Smooth As Silk Extreme Protein.

How do you retain length?
L:
Protective styling has been key in retaining length for me. I wear two strand twist about 90% of the time.

What mistakes have you made with your hair that you learned from?
L:
I haven’t made any major mistakes (Thank God). I did learn during my recent self trim (or hack job) that I need to blow my hair out first before I trim. I attempted to trim my hair while wearing an old twist out. A big NO NO (for me)!! It’s a good thing I don’t wear my hair straight so I can kind of hide the awful cut, LOL!!

What’s the best/most effective thing you do for your hair?
L:
The most effective thing I do for my hair is protective styling. It’s hard sometimes to because I’d rather just wear a big curly fro everyday but I know if I did that I would have a head full of fairy/single strand knots.…which leads to tangles.…which leads to frustration.…which leads to me handling my hair too rough.…which leads to needing a trim very often.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
L:
www.fotki.com/lynnieluve
http://www.youtube.com/Lynnieluve

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Whitney
Whitney
10 years ago

I LOVE her fro! Go, girl!

jessyfromparis
jessyfromparis
10 years ago

I love her fro, that’s so beautiful

Alexandra
Alexandra
10 years ago

What an amazing picture. I love that big afro.
Great inspiration.

kisha
kisha
10 years ago

hey lynnie! ur fro is so inspiring!

Chocolatebuddafly
Chocolatebuddafly
10 years ago

Love the BIG FRO! HOT HOT HOT! Gon’ Girl!

Pedro Baez
10 years ago

Lynnie, you take me back. You go girl w/yo gorgeous self!

Nickie
Nickie
10 years ago

We BC’d on the same day! August 9, 2009.

Funlayo
8 years ago

LOVE her fro. Aiming for a huge fly fro is the only reason I haven’t gone back to my boy cut.

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