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Morgan // Natural Hair Style Icon

Avatar • 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/.

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shannon
shannon
9 years ago

Yay! A

shannon
shannon
9 years ago
Reply to  shannon

I meant : Yay! A baltimore girl!

Crystal
Crystal
8 years ago
Reply to  shannon

I was born in Baltimore too!

Deandra
Deandra
9 years ago

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

Shelli
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 years ago

her hair’s so pretty.

Beauty Is Diverse
9 years ago

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

Zyaran
Zyaran
9 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
9 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
9 years ago
Amma Mama
Amma Mama
9 years ago

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

Amma Mama
Amma Mama
9 years ago
Reply to  Amma Mama

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

Le Le
Le Le
9 years ago

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

adobuere ebiama
9 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
9 years ago

girl you are sooo gorgeous!!

Ekpa
Ekpa
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
8 years ago

I ver mych love her style

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