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Devin // Natural Hair Style Icon

Avatar • Oct 11, 2011

*Prepared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1MeNaturally

Introduce yourself!
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I’m Devin, hey there, nice to meet you, let’s be friends. I’m from Las Vegas, Nevada born and raised. The good ol’ 702. I’m currently a senior at the city’s art school studying theatre and hoping to pursue it as a career.

Why did you go natural?
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My friends were some of the only people who had seen my natural hair. I’d been straightening it for a couple of years and they didn’t get why. It was basically a dare to wear it curly for a week and see how people reacted.

I transitioned at the beginning of the last school year. I didn’t do too much chemical work or anything to my hair when I was straightening it, so I just had to get it wet and start putting different product in it to get it to its full potential.

In what ways (if any) has going natural affected you?
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I know it’s weird to think that a hairstyle could change the way you think about yourself, but it has. I feel like my natural hair fits me more…I suppose that’s why God gave it to me in the first place. It takes much less effort and gets a lot more attention, most of it nice. It’s given me a little dose of confidence, especially style-wise. I take a lot more risk with the way I dress myself and put myself out there. If my hair is already big, my style can be too. Not to mention all of the friends I’ve made who’ve approached me because of my hair.

How would you describe your hair?
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There is a lot of it. I have a weird mixture of corkscrew curls and more relaxed waves, and the layers tend to grow out too quickly for me to keep up with. On the bright side it’s soft and my friends like to sleep on it every now and then.

What is your regimen?
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I wash it with Suave Humectant Shampoo and Conditioner and towel dry it the best I can. Then I put in Africa’s Best Herbal Oil, which is my lifesaver since it’s cheap and great for my curls. I then let it air dry a bit, and pick it out to shape it the way I want.

How do you retain length and moisture in your hair?
D:
For me, it’s all about the product. I make sure to use Africa’s Best everyday. It’s really good for keeping my hair healthy and shiny and all that great stuff. When I’m out of that, I use Twisted Sista products, which are just as effective.

What mistakes have you made with your hair that you’ve learned from?
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I learned the hard way that I can’t go very long just picking my hair. It needs to be thoroughly combed out every couple of days or else painful knots and frizz ensue. It’s not pretty, and knots sure aren’t fun to get out once they’ve appeared.

What’s the best/most effective thing you do for your hair?
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Like I said, combing it out and using the right product. My hair doesn’t require much more than the basics, so I have to make sure it gets what it needs or it might rebel and start attacking people, I don’t know.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
D:
I do have a blog, http://devinsaywhaa.tumblr.com, and if you poke around there long enough you’ll find a hair tutorial.

Anything else you want to add?
D:
I’d definitely encourage anyone on the fence about going natural to just go for it! I was scared of trying something other than my norm, but after a week of wearing my hair natural I realized it was the right choice. You’re beautiful the way you are, why alter it?

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Just another lover of natural hair and expression. - Style Icon Coordinator for BGLH

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Ms. Sassy
9 years ago

LOVE Devin’s Hair! So rockstar. Fashion is off the chains too!

Destinee
9 years ago

Super cute and I love her style!

June
June
9 years ago

I love her aesthetic and her hair is really cute.

Good luck with everything!

Amma Mama
Amma Mama
9 years ago
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I love her aesthetic too, she’s FLyY!

jenna marie christian
9 years ago

she’s so cute with her high waist shorts, crop tops, and big hair..i love it. 🙂

Jackie Brown
9 years ago

you’re so cute 😉

Rosie
9 years ago

you are rocking those shorts

Eatmydessertfirst
9 years ago

Hello Devin! Luv your hair and luv your style! I too am a natural from Las Vegas; perhaps we can connect someday and trade hair stories!

JP23
JP23
9 years ago

Pretty girl and her hair is wonderful!!!

bebe
bebe
9 years ago

I love all your shorts. Amazing. And the hair speaks for itself. gorgeous

Robin Nicole
9 years ago

Big hair don’t care =D Super cute!

Tatie
9 years ago

I know this has nothing to do with the beautiful hair in this pic but where do you find shorts like that i have been looking all summer and had no luck :(. P.S u look great in these pics

Rachel
Rachel
9 years ago

awww…she is too cute

TINA SMITH
TINA SMITH
9 years ago

she has great style

brandi
brandi
9 years ago

she looks like miley cyrus. lol cute interview.

Mira
9 years ago

Love style, love shoes, love hair. Love!

Mychelle Williams
Mychelle Williams
9 years ago

you are so adorable…I love the simplicity in your hair regimen, sometimes thats all it takes.

gigi
9 years ago

I love the hair & colorful outfits. Future conscious star!

Salomey
8 years ago

Whoa! Incredible girl! 🙂 Banging hair and style!!

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