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Robin // Natural Hair Style Icon

Avatar • Sep 23, 2011

Introduce yourself!
R:
My name is Robin. I live in Dallas, Texas and rep Fort Worth, Texas born and raised. I am an advertising merchandise coordinator. I coordinate (fashion) samples to and from photo shoots for a luxury specialty retail department store, and I have my own line in the works 😉 

Why did you go natural?
R:
My decision to go natural was unplanned. I was so tired of dealing with my dry, brittle, and damaged (relaxed) hair that one day I went to a barber and asked him to buzz it all off. I didn’t know what I was going to do with my hair thereafter, I just lived in the moment and did it. After allowing it to grow out I discovered my natural kinks, fell in love, and the rest is history.

How did you transition?
R:
2006 Straight BC. I kept it short for about a year. When I decided to grow it out, I knew no-low manipulation was the best way for me to get the most growth. I braided my hair and used big curly “natural” half wigs as my protective style for about 3–4 months. I kept my hair clean and moisturized under the wigs to ensure I was maintaining a healthy scalp. I was aiming for that Pam Grier fro for real lol. When it grew to my desired length I alternated between wash and go’s and fro’s. I eventually ended up buzzing it again. This grow then buzz pattern is basically my natural hair story. I love my hair, but I definitely love the freedom of having it buzzed, and I may even be leaning toward keeping it this way forever… or maybe just until next year lol.

In what ways (if any) has going natural affected you?
R:
I stopped eating pork, and began a healthier diet around the same time I went natural. It definitely made me more aware of the things I was doing my body.

I look at my fist BC as my crash course in confidence. I have so many crazy stories about the reception to my bald head/natural hair. I had to develop a thick skin, and hold my head up high even though some people were not too nice about what they had to say about me.

How would you describe your hair?
R:
Well when grown out my hair is coily and thick. It responds beautifully to water more so than anything, and grows thrives when left alone. Before I cut it for the twenty-leventh time I was playing around with butters and oils and my hair loved it. I am still using those oils on my shorter hair to maintain a healthy scalp.

What’s your regimen?
R:
I get it cut professionally twice a month, and I touch it up myself as needed. I also wash and (deep) condition as needed with motions lavish conditioning shampoo, and motions moisture plus conditioner. I moisturize with napptural85’s (youtube) shea butter mixture, and I do a scalp massage/treatment as needed with castor and rosemary essential oil. Loves it!

What mistakes have you made with your hair that you’ve learned from?
R:
I was a bit intimidated for a while by the DIY scene. I would always read blogs about how to make your own this and that, and I was just pass it off as girls in nature doing the most with their twigs and berries Lol. I was stuck on stupid… I just recently became a part of the twig and berries nation and I got the (custom) tie dye tee shirt that comes along with it. Rurl cute!

What’s the best/most effective thing you do for your hair?
R:
If you do decide to BC, don it proudly chica! Look at it as an opportunity to “give face”. All that means is allowing “the audience” to really enjoy the view of your full beauty. Do a bold lip or eye, grab the most extravagant earrings you can find, go forth and be fabulous. In that order.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
R:
You can find me at thegirlwiththecrown.tumblr.com or my beard blog Debeard.Tumblr.com if you need a fix. I’m also a member of the BGLH forum. My forum name is Robin Nicole.

Anything else you want to add?
R:
Also Big ups to Leila, the founder of BGLH doing major things. I have been lurking since late 08–09, it was the first online natural hair care website I discovered and it’s been great watching the community grow!

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karlyne
karlyne
9 years ago

She’s gorgeous and edgy!

Zyaran
Zyaran
9 years ago

Hum this is interesting I personally wouldn’t go for this style, but it looks nice on her. But I like the low fade look the best, and those cat like glasses are cute.

Anonymous
Anonymous
9 years ago

I think this lady looks fabulous! She should consider modeling (if she hasn’t already). Werk it!!! 🙂

June
June
9 years ago

I love the buzz cut. She is making me regret not starting from that point.

She is absolutely stunning.

beauty_hurts
beauty_hurts
9 years ago

This chick is so fly it hurts.…

Nelda
Nelda
9 years ago
Reply to  beauty_hurts

That is the TRUTH!

Leah
Leah
9 years ago

Sorry but that flat top is too dope for words. Wish more people would embrace originality!

Qiana Johnson
Qiana Johnson
9 years ago

I think this is a lovely site. I feel like allow your hair to just be free is so great. Thanks for sharing all the different styles.

Kimmy
Kimmy
9 years ago

She’s giving me Grace Jones fierce!! I love it <3

kamille
kamille
9 years ago

This lady is GORGEOUS with that low cut. She seriously makes me want to cut mine all off again.

Adeyinka
Adeyinka
9 years ago

lovely!

Monz03b
Monz03b
9 years ago

I like her style!

teresz
9 years ago

Wow, you look absolutely amazing! Love your style

Robin
9 years ago

Thanks for all the love ladies! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend =)

Rain
Rain
9 years ago

Gorgeous and Fabo! She’s right about giving face, when you cut your hair there is nothing to hide behind and you really appreciate the beauty of your face, for me it was like seeing myself for the first time!

Pam
Pam
9 years ago

Wow, wonderful story and pics!!! I also do a BC often, I try to let it grow but I find I get impatient with the extra work long hair takes, I also have fine hair so I think TWA is the best way to go for me. I also agree that there’s nothing to hide behind, it’s all you, and that totally helps my self-confidence. Love buzz and the short do!!

GirlPuh-leeze!
GirlPuh-leeze!
9 years ago

Girl u fiyah!!!! You da bidness Mz. Lady 🙂

Zyaran
Zyaran
9 years ago

http://newlynatural.com/blog/2011/09/beautiful-textures-natural-hair-model-call/

Their looking for models between 21–30 and will be paid for this event. New York 11/15 and Chicago 11/17 and Atlanta 11/21 thought you ladies might be interested.

KTG
KTG
9 years ago

PLEASE tell me what shade of pink lipstick you’re wearing in the picture where your dress is falling off of your shoulders. I LOVE your style and want to cop that color b/c we’re the same shade of brown!

Robin
9 years ago
Reply to  KTG

Hi KTG! I got it from CVS. The brand is color sensational & the color is 978 amethyst ablaze. I hope this helps!

Lovie
Lovie
9 years ago

What kind of outfit do you have on in the first pic? Is that a romper set or just linen pants with a top? I really think it’s cute!

Robin
9 years ago
Reply to  Lovie

Hi Lovie! It’s a body suit and pants from Forever 21. The pants are actually a chiffon like material at the leg with built in shorts/shell. I think they have them online now.

Macdee
Macdee
9 years ago

Good lawd this girl is stunning!

Cipriana
9 years ago

Very beautiful!!! Her hair is very Grace Jones-esque. LOVE!!!

Tami
9 years ago

She is ‘giving face’ all day! Love this hairstyle on her, it compliments her beauty well.

La
La
9 years ago

Damn girl.…this is so fierce!…Your swag is crazy cool

rosie
rosie
9 years ago

stunning!!

Michelle Hubbard
Michelle Hubbard
9 years ago

I wish I were stunning enough to wear my hair like hers.

Sfrodolo
Sfrodolo
9 years ago

Very beautiful lady, the pink lip look is super hot, the cut is fly, loving her!

Chi
Chi
9 years ago

Robin, you are FIERCENESS PERSONIFIED. I’m looking forward to your line!

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