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Morgan // Natural Hair Style Icon

• Nov 13, 2011

*Prepared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1MeNaturally

Introduce yourself!
M:
My name is Morgan. I’m from Baltimore, Maryland and I am a student majoring in Public Health. I’m currently completing a full time internship so no classes for me. Yayyy! When I graduate next month, December 2011, I plan to do community outreach focusing on combating health disparities.

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
M:
I went natural because I was inspired by a girl who went to my high school. Her hair was so beautiful. She inspired so many other girls to go natural as well. When I went natural, I honestly thought my hair texture would be like Alicia Keys’. Boy was I wrong lol. Even though my hair texture is much thicker and much more kinky than I originally thought, I love it dearly. My hair is so versatile. Best of all, I don’t have to worry about my hair becoming frizzy when it rains.

When and how did you transition into natural hair?
M:
My last perm was in June of 2007. After that I cut my hair to the nape of my neck. I transitioned for a year and a half. The first six months I alternated between braids and a wrap. I would keep braids in my hair for 2–3 months then go to a stylist to get it cut and flat-ironed. I didn’t start wearing my hair in its natural state until the Summer of 2009.

In what ways (if any) has going natural affected you?
M:
Going natural has taught me to focus on positivity. A lot of people will comment on my hair and how they think it looks a mess or needs to be straightened. But a lot more people compliment me with kind words on how beautiful my hair is. The latter is what I choose to focus on. Positivity permeates every aspect of my life.

How would you describe your hair?
M:
My hair is kinky, curly, and very thick.

What is your regimen?
M:
My regimen consists of washing and deep conditioning my hair once a week. I wash with Yes to Carrots Shampoo, deep condition with a mixture of V05 Moisture Milk Conditioner, honey, olive oil, castor oil, and coconut oil. I leave that in for 2–3 hours. While the deep conditioner is in my hair I detangle. The V05 is perfect for detangling and moisturizing! To detangle I part my hair in 8 sections, detangle each section, and two strand twist once I am done. Afterwards I cold water rinse. Once this is done I normally style it in two strand twists or another protective style.

How do you retain length and moisture in your hair?
M:
I retain length by wearing protective styles and moisturizing. I moisturize throughout the week by spritzing my hair with a mixture of Oyin Handmade’s Frank Juice and water, followed by rubbing my hair with olive oil.

What mistakes have you made with your hair that you’ve learned from?
M:
The biggest mistake I made with my hair is going to a hair stylist who did not know how to properly care for natural hair. I went to two hairstylists who completely damaged my hair. I had significant heat damage and subsequently cut off 4–5 inches of hair in March 2010. It was devastating at first because I had come so far. But I liked my hair at a shorter length. It taught me to embrace my hair, and that short hair is beautiful too. I’ve always had long hair and cutting it that short was such a big change for me.

What’s the best/most effective thing you do for your hair?
M:
The best thing I do for my hair is deep condition it every week. I do this every single week. When I first began taking care of my hair myself, which was only in the Fall of 2009, I just incorporated this into my regimen and it has stuck ever since.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
M:
You can find me at my blog at http://vintagebell.blogspot.com/.

About Meosha

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

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shannon
shannon
10 years ago

Yay! A

shannon
shannon
10 years ago
Reply to  shannon

I meant : Yay! A baltimore girl!

Crystal
Crystal
9 years ago
Reply to  shannon

I was born in Baltimore too!

Deandra
10 years ago

Morgan! you are freaking gorgeous! and hooray for public health! im a graduate student in the same field whoop whoop!

Shelli
10 years ago

Beautiful girl, beautiful hair and gorgeous legs!!! OMG, I’d kill for your legs! LOL!! I love these hair icon stories where you see the beauty in the every day women!

Eboni
Eboni
10 years ago

her hair is AMAZING! Gives the inspiration to keep my hair loose, instead of locking it, lol. She has a cool blog too!

Grey poupon
Grey poupon
10 years ago

When I went natural, I honestly thought my hair texture would be like Alicia Keys’. Boy was I wrong lol.

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Ditto on that!

merry
merry
10 years ago

her hair’s so pretty.

Beauty Is Diverse
10 years ago

I like the 6th picture with her hair in that twisted updo.

Zyaran
Zyaran
10 years ago

Wow her hair is gorgeous and thick :), she reminds me of a celebrity singer but I can’t remember her name at the moment.

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On a side note

Check out this beautiful couple,with a natural haired female is from “mynaturalsistas” fellow youtuber saw this on their facebook page. Congrats on their upcoming marriage.
[img]http://bglhonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/393002_317232868292831_238619296154189_1571643_92355111_n.jpg[/img]

Zyaran
Zyaran
10 years ago
Reply to  Zyaran

ETA: click on the link also and she has more gorgeous pics of them. This would be a good couple to feature on BGLH as well hint hint :).

Zyaran
Zyaran
10 years ago
Amma Mama
Amma Mama
10 years ago

I am glad she was featured. I really enjoy reading her blog 🙂

Amma Mama
Amma Mama
10 years ago
Reply to  Amma Mama

O yea and I love her style. She is a natural beauty 🙂

Le Le
Le Le
10 years ago

Great hair 🙂 She reminds me of Kelly Rowland in the second to last picture.

adobuere ebiama
10 years ago

Wow! I really need to get a better regimen cuz your moisturizing technique sounds on point. I’m gonna have to switch it up cuz your hair looks so healthy & full. Good for you girl! work!

deia
deia
10 years ago

girl you are sooo gorgeous!!

Ekpa
Ekpa
10 years ago

woot woot. public health in the building. I’m a senior studying public health and I will be doing my intern semester soon, can’t wait. you look stunning, I love your sense of style and hair ofcourse.

Earth Angel
Earth Angel
10 years ago

Absolutely lovely! Hmmm…hardly anyone has said anything about my hair the three years I’ve been natural except my mama—and I even shut her down!…don’t know what I would do if they did…they might not live through it… 😛

Morgan
Morgan
10 years ago

Thank you everyone! I really appreciate your sweet and encouraging comments! & a big thank you to BGLH for featuring me!!

Jen D
Jen D
10 years ago

You hair is AWESOME!!!! I wanted to know what hair type you have? It looks similar to mine which is a mix of 3b and 3c.

rania c
rania c
9 years ago

I ver mych love her style

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