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Gabrielle // Multi-Texture Style Icon

Avatar • May 30, 2012

*Prepared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1MeNaturally

Introduce yourself!
L:
I’m Gabrielle aka Strawberricurls, from New Orleans, Louisiana.

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
L:
I was bored with straight hair everyday and needed a change.

How would you describe your texture?
L:
My hair is 3c/4a. I don’t really get into hair typing because it’s not really my thing. Lol. My hair is really dense and the crown of it is coarser and tighter than the rest of my hair.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
L:
I usually keep my hair styling to a minimum. When I get slack with my hair I start to wet bun a lot, i.e. co-wash, bun and just finger detangle. I wear mini twists for about 4 — 6 weeks when I want to give my hair a break. I have been trying not to wear it out as much.

My staple products are Naturalista Cosmetics Juicy Leave-In and Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie for styling. My staple moisturizer is Oyin Handmade’s Hair Dew and my sealants are coconut oil, olive oil and shea butter. Staple protein treatments are Megatek and Aphogee 2 Step Treatment and Silk Elements Megasilk Moisturizing Treatment for deep conditioning.

What does wash day look like for you?
L:
Lol my wash days are the longest. I try to do a full scale pampering 2x a month which includes a co wash or clarify (I only clarify once a month), protein treatment for 30 minutes, deep conditioning with my hair steamer for 30 minutes, leave-in conditioner, seal in the moisture, then style as I see fit.

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style?
L:
My go to style when I don’t have tons of time is a bun. It took me a while to learn how to do it, but I have it down pat now. I just moisturize and seal my ends, put it up and go.

How do you combat shrinkage?
L:
I air dry my hair in a high tight bun and then style after a couple of days. It’s stretched out quite nicely once I take it down.

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require extra care and attention?
L:
My crown. It’s always the driest part of my hair as well as the tightest. It never fails to take me through the ringer when I’m trying to do my hair. My scalp is also the most sensitive in that area. Seems to be a trait all the women on my mom’s side of the family share.

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
L:
Wash and goes are fun! They are nice and loose, so do wear those from time to time. Also, don’t be afraid to experiment with styling creams and different non-alcohol gels.

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
L:
Don’t constantly flat iron and use heat. It’s already pretty loose, and constant heat will only loosen it up more. You also don’t have to use a comb all the time. Finger detangle your hair for awhile. The texture can take it without becoming a tangled mess.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
L:
Instagram: Strawberricurls, Twitter: @Strawberricurls, Blog: Strawberricurls.com, Youtube: TheStrawberricurls

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

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Stevie
8 years ago

Gorgeous hair!

hhjourney
8 years ago

Love your styles! Very pretty hair! May I ask, how do you take care of your mini twists? Like what do you do to keep them moisturized?

Gabrielle
8 years ago
Reply to  hhjourney

Thanks! I just spray them with Naturalista Cosmetics PHD Spray and their aloe flax gel at night. I oil my scalp 2x a week and use dry shampoo. They usually last 4 — 6 weeks

Barbara
Barbara
8 years ago
Reply to  Gabrielle

Hi, What do you use as a scalp oil? TIA

treece
treece
8 years ago

her skin is fab too

merry
merry
8 years ago

pretty hair

Michelle
Michelle
8 years ago

loooove your hair, mine is still transistioning — texturised ends — growing it out again. Sorry not a ‘smiler’
[img]https://bglh-marketplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/01Beforewashing-20120503.jpg[/img]

crimsonpeach
crimsonpeach
8 years ago

That PUFF!!

Annie L.
Annie L.
8 years ago

That is some lush, drool-worthy hair you have Madame, those 2 updos are just knocking my socks off! It’s so amazing, I couldn’t even pinpoint your hair patterns simply because you’re able to do so many wonderful variations with them. Very nice website too!

JPSignatureorganx
8 years ago

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Landry
Landry
8 years ago

Her hair looks gorgeous, and best of all, very healthy!

I love, love those mini twists! *feeling inspired*

tapiwa
8 years ago

Love! Love her style variations,llll not boring at all! I liked the perm rod or is it a flexi rod style?

Gabrielle
8 years ago
Reply to  tapiwa

Which picture are you referring to?

Joan B. in S. C.
Joan B. in S. C.
8 years ago
Reply to  Gabrielle

I’m thinking the question is about the third photo on the third row where you’re whipping your curls around.

Rachel
8 years ago

Beautiful hair!

Former Dread
Former Dread
8 years ago

@ JPSignatureorganx: Your spam posts here and on Curly Nikki are annoying! STOP.

As for the featured natural, lovely hair. How in the world do ladies keep the tiny twists from ruining their hair (knotting up, breakage, etc)?

Annie L.
Annie L.
8 years ago
Reply to  Former Dread

At the first sentence– I know right! Lol! :)))))

Nichelle
8 years ago

Her hair is so beautiful and versatile.

TINA SMITH
TINA SMITH
8 years ago

CHECK OUT HER NEWER VIDEOS SHE HAS HEAT DAMAGE SMH

mangomadness
mangomadness
8 years ago
Reply to  TINA SMITH

And? She still has lovely hair.

Alicia
Alicia
8 years ago

My hair is 3c/4a” and then “I’m not really into hair typing”.

They are nice and loose”, “It’s already pretty loose”. Basta. Stop.

Yes ok Miss Im-Not-Really-Into-Hair-Typing.

Gee
Gee
8 years ago
Reply to  Alicia

Wondered the same thing. How do you know the numbers and letters if you’re not into typing?

tapiwa
8 years ago

4th from the top where you placed a number of rows of ur pics. Its the one on ur extreme left> its like ur hair is in spirals.

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