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YSheena // Natural Hair Style Icon

Avatar • May 18, 2011

Where do you live?
Y:
I live in Florida. I’m studying to be a registered nurse.

Why did you go natural?
Y:
I’ve always wanted to go natural because I wanted my hair to be so much healthier. After my mother’s passing I began to experience alopecia in the front part of my hair and I knew I had to do something different. The perm wasn’t working and my hair was getting dry and brittle.

I transitioned with various styles… wigs, quick weaves, braids, scarves. I transitioned for 9 months back in 2006

In what ways (if any) has going natural affected you?
Y:
It’s helped me learn who I really am… I love every spiral, wave and curl and can’t see life any different.

How would you describe your hair?
Y:
Very curly and wavy.

What’s your regimen?
Y:
My daily use is typical just spritz of water from the shower with beeswax and IC fantasia Gel. However recently I’ve been using Kinky Curly Custard and it sets my hair for just about the whole week.

What mistakes have you made with your hair that you’ve learned from?
Y:
I’ve learned that less is better. When I first began my natural journey I purchased everything from Hair Milk to Miss Jessie’s… Not even realizing that it doesn’t require tons of products to obtain a good result. Less is better and much more inexpensive. It’s okay to try new things… But don’t go over board.

What’s the best/most effective thing you do for your hair?
Y:
The best thing I do is not bother it so much.. I only brush my hair once a week if that — Why? Because generally it doesn’t require a lot of munipulation. My hair grows so much faster when I leave it alone.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
Y:
http://www.facebook.com/ysheena

Anything else you want to add?
Y:
Share with everyone you know about your natural experience. It’s such a great journey to share because it will educate and enlighten those who may be skeptical or not have a clue where to start. I find myself educating people daily because they are intrigued. And there’s no such thing as “GOOD HAIR”… we ALL have the hair God intended for us to have. And noone’s texture is the same. It may look similar… but it’s different, because we are unique.

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clare kendry
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clare kendry

Beautiful hair and great advice! I like your hair color as well 🙂

Dwanita
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Dwanita

You know that you were definetly my inspiration to go natural. I just wish I would have started with you in 2006. But I so glad that I finally made the move. I look forward to the days when I can “whip” my natural curls. Very Beautiful!

christy hyman
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christy hyman

I remember this beautiful sista from Fotki. Good luck to you and you look fabulous.

Ysheena (@Ysheena1)
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Ysheena (@Ysheena1)

Thanks sis. Yes fotki was my favorite place to be back in the day. I recently updated

Ysheena
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Clare thanks :). Dwanita love you girl. And Christy Fotki was such a help to me when I first went natural. It was so helpful… Thats actually how I met up with the founder of this site. thanks you all.

Jc
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I remember her from Vintage BGLH — http://bglhonline.com/2009/02/ysheena-pt-1/

Is it the same YSheena? I loved the dark locks but the new colour is quite pretty though.

Melinda
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Melinda

I feel like playing devils advocate today, women with “good hair” are always the ones talking about there is no such thing as “good hair”!!! Cuz they have it and they KNOW it because people have always told them so it is no big surprise!

Jc
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That’s more than a little mean Melinda!

Melinda
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Melinda

Sorry, just had to get that out, on my way to school now.

Ysheena (@Ysheena1)
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Ysheena (@Ysheena1)

Melinda in response to your post. Which I hate that Im just now seeing, I can understand where your coming from. Of course someone with “good hair” would say they dont believe in “good hair” because they have it. Thats NOT always the case though. I didnt always have this texture. I was permed and my hair was BAD. regardless of the curls. What we fail to understand is that society has made it seem as if “CURLY HAIR” is good. When in reality its not… AT ALL. Whatever texture anyone has is subject to be bad based on how… Read more »

blessedmomof3
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Simply beautiful! As you know, i’ve loved your hair from the first time I saw it on FOTKI. I’m so happy to see that your hair is still just as gorgeous and that you are still keeping it natural. Thanks for sharing your journey with us and providing us with great information. May you have continued hair health and continue to be an inspiration to us all.

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