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Olivia // Natural Hair Style Icon

Avatar • Jul 21, 2012

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Introduce yourself!
O:
Hey guys! I’m Olivia and I’m just an 18 year old girl waiting to finish high school so I can move up north away from Florida. 🙂 

How long have you been natural?
O:
I’ve been natural all my life until 3 years ago when I texturized my hair and lost a lot of length, biggest mistake of my life.

How and why did you transition into natural hair?
O:
I saw the damage that texturizing and heat did to my hair and I just decided to take care of my hair. I didn’t do a big chop or anything but when my natural hair grew out on top of the lifeless texturized hair I just trimmed it until it was all gone. That process took about a year.

What are your must-have products for shampooing, conditioning and styling your hair?
O:
I can’t go without my shea butter and Taliah Waajid Leave in. I love both products and can never do without since I’m a big fan of twist outs! Also I buy all Taliah Waajid shampoo and conditioner and for gel I use 100% Aloe Vera gel. There’s no flaking and it works well with my hair 🙂

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What is your signature hairstyle?
O:
I’d say a big bun with a turban or scarf. I always wear it on a lazy day or when I’m just not up to doing my hair because it’s easy and it’s easy on the hair!

Did going natural affect your style choices at all?
O:
It did for a while. I was so used to straight hair that I thought wearing certain things didn’t look as good with my big poof, but now I wear anything. I mean with growing up in general my style has changed from regular t‑shirts and jeans to high waist shorts, jewelry, leggings, ect.

What are the three favorite things in your closet?
O:
Oh mann, one would be my leopard scarf! It’s the first scarf I bought and I just love leopard haha. Two would be my high waist shorts. I love them! They make your waist look super tiny and since I’m 5′2″ it helps lengthen my legs! My third would have to be my big hoop earrings. With a protective style, you’ll always see me in big hoops just because I think they’re so feminine <3.

How would you describe your personal style?
O:
I think it’s a variation of a lot of things but I’d say it’s mostly cute and comfortable mostly. I love to throw on tight shorts and a top and wear a big jacket. I love high waist shorts and jeans and I’m hardly ever in a dress. I’m such a laid back individual so I think it mostly reflects on my personality :).

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
O:
Sure thing! It’s Olivianoell.blogspot.com and thanks so much for featuring me :).

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