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Megan // Multi-Texture Style Icon

Avatar • Aug 5, 2012

*Prepared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1MeNaturally

Introduce yourself!
M:
Hey curlies! My name is Megan (or MeMe), and I am from Upstate NY (Near Syracuse, and Buffalo).

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
M:
I have been kind of an on/off natural my whole life. My mother is a hairdresser and I begged her for a relaxer when I was about 15…She finally gave in when I was 16. LoL. At that point, I was retouching every 2–3 months. I eventually started to wait 6 months or so in between. Not too long after is when I realized I really didn’t need it, so there were times I wouldn’t even bother, or times I would do a quick texturizer, just to loosen my curls in the summer.

Since I would go so long in between relaxers, I started to actually see my texture and realize that I loved it. I was really bored with my straight hair. I was truly inspired by Natural hair sites, pictures and stories I read from women who were so bold, and just big chopped. I loved the versatility I saw, and all of the different textures, so I finally did it, and haven’t looked back since! I have officially been natural with no turning back, going on 5 years now.

How would you describe your texture?
M:
I’m not too good with this hair typing thing. My hair is extremely dense, with fine strands. I guess I would have predominantly 3c/4a texture with the exception of the middle being probably 4b, and the very back being 3c. It can look so different depending on what I do to it, and which products I use.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
M:
I really don’t have a set routine that I follow every month. I pretty much wash when needed, then style according to how I feel at the time. If I am short on time, but really need to wash, I will do a wash and go for the day. For those I use Herbal Essences Hello Hydration or Bee Mine Luscious Moisturizer as leave-ins, then that night I will dry twist and rock a twist out for the week. Otherwise, I wash and use a combo of Giovanni Direct Leave In and Silk Elements Liquid Styling Gel, and once it’s 80% dry, seal with my pomade and do mini two strand twists, or throw it in 10–12 twists (more or less, depending on how defined I want it). I wear them for a couple days, and twistout for the rest of the week. Twistouts are obviously my favorite style 🙂

What does wash day look like for you?
M:
I typically wash with a natural soap like raw black soap or the KBB Juicy Shampoo Bar. I detangle with Paul Mitchell’s The Detangler and my paddle or Denman brush, and section my hair off into twists as I go. What happens after that normally depends on how I plan on styling.

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
M:
I have two fave go-to styles actually when I don’t have too much time. One would of course be my puff, and if I have an older twistout I scrunch in a little castor oil, steam it a little right in the shower, and break out the headband to just push it back.

How do you combat shrinkage?
M:
I used to HATE shrinkage. I have now learned to embrace it. There isn’t anything I really do to combat it anymore. Plus my twistouts sometimes shrink up like crazy depending on the weather anyway 🙂

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
M:
The very middle of my head is pretty coarse and requires more moisture than the rest of my hair. It can get really frizzy, so I may use a little extra of whatever product I am using at the time.

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
M:
Do use some kind of pomade once dry. Do use a good leave-in at all times. I use Oyin Handmade Burnt Sugar Pomade and Giovanni Direct Leave in.

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
M:
Don’t go longer than 2 weeks without detangling (unless braided or twisted). Don’t use heavy product.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
M:
Definitely! You can find me on Instagram @Meme2379. Come join my Insta-fam 🙂

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

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:)
:)
8 years ago

Beautiful!

Mango
8 years ago
Reply to  :)

Yep, you said it all 🙂

Jo
Jo
8 years ago
Reply to  Mango

I agree! Natural hair rocks we are only scratching the surface… 🙂

Reppin JA
Reppin JA
8 years ago

Beautiful, healthy hair! I aspire for hair of this length and fullness 🙂

Rachel
8 years ago
Reply to  Reppin JA

Same here!

EG
EG
8 years ago

Yep, another beauty, fierce braid-outs?

Liz
Liz
8 years ago

One word…BOSS

Mia_p
Mia_p
8 years ago

You got some pretty hair.

Stillrainey
Stillrainey
8 years ago

Love the hair Megan. I know being natural poses challenges, at times, but in the end, it’s so worth it. You can go from curly/kinky to straight, if you choose and anything in between. Nice pics too.

AJ
AJ
8 years ago

I LOVE this girl’s hair! Can I ask, how long did it take to get to the length that it’s at right now? And did she do protective styles to get it to that length? Because I really want that length and I will be going on 3 years natural this December and I would love to be able to have that length!

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Megan
Megan
8 years ago
Reply to  AJ

Thanx for the comment! Well I’m going on 5 years now… And I actually cut my hair again a few months street my big chop. I would say low manipulation is important. I tried to just let it do it’s own thing for the most part… Not too many protective styles besides mini twists

Megan
Megan
8 years ago
Reply to  Megan

Sorry.. That’s *after my big chop.

Marie
Marie
8 years ago

Talk about versatile! She’s right that it changes from product to product, I’d love chameleon hair.

Monique
8 years ago

Her hair is so thick and gorgeous

Michelle
Michelle
8 years ago
Reply to  Monique

my thoughts exactly 🙂

treece12
treece12
8 years ago

Wow.

Curly Queen
8 years ago

Lovely. Her wash n gos are fabulous.

Melat
Melat
8 years ago

She is so pretty with hair so thick OMG! She looks east african

Ekandrea Tarver
Ekandrea Tarver
8 years ago

And she doesn’t even deep condition.…hmmmm…

Time to simplify my own regimen. Lol

j/k Color Treated Hair needs deep conditioning…

Megan
Megan
8 years ago

LoL! I do deep condition, but I honestly don’t do it enuff for me to have added it into my routine description. I know that is bad, but I’m working on doing it more often…

E Tarver
E Tarver
8 years ago
Reply to  Megan

Even though you don’t do it often, your hair is still beautiful! You have my dream length. Because I’m color treated, I have to do it weekly. Wish I didn’t have to 🙁

Carla
Carla
8 years ago
Reply to  E Tarver

My hair isn’t color treated and I still have to DC weekly. Its the way it is for my hair. 🙂

Megan
Megan
8 years ago

Thanks to everyone for the comments!

Rachy
8 years ago

Megan is my hair twin!! I have the same thickness and will probably be at that length this time next year. Love love her hair.

Bernadette
8 years ago

Truly inspired by Megan’s hair! It’s absolutely beautiful.

Michelle
Michelle
8 years ago

I love your hair! It’s gorgeous. Keep it up.

Cardenie
8 years ago

Lovely hair! My hair is dense and fine too. I’ve never been more than 4 years as a loose nappy. Seven of the 12 years I’ve been natural have been loc’ed and I just did a 2nd BC 3 years ago. I aim to get to this length around 5 or 6 years post BC. Thanks for the inspiration, Megan!

Joan B. in S. C.
Joan B. in S. C.
8 years ago

It’s official: I want her hair! Absolutely beautiful. I love all the different styles.

Chevy
Chevy
8 years ago

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Trini
Trini
8 years ago

Your hair is quite gorgeous. Versatility in all its glory!

Jo Somebody
Jo Somebody
8 years ago

Oh my! *wipes drool*

101Corkscrews
101Corkscrews
8 years ago

Your hair is AMAZING… My hair looks like yours when in a wng but I can never get a twist out to look like yours. I’m starting to think there’s some sort of secret. How do you get your ends to look so good and how do you fluff? Once I fluff my hair it gets all weird looking then I can’t wear it out.. Do you fluff or just let it do its own thing? Thx for responding.

MeMe
MeMe
8 years ago
Reply to  101Corkscrews

@101Corkscrews… Thanks! I think I know what you mean… I used to have an issue with my ends looking crazy so once I get towards the end of the twist, I just twirl the ends around my finger instead of twisting all the way down.… The same w/ a braid-out. As far as fluffing, I normally have to add some pomade to each twist once they are mostly dry — like if I twist in the AM on a Saturday, I’ll add the pomade to each twist in the evening, which makes it easier to fluff, and I don’t get… Read more »

Uniqzoe
8 years ago

Megan, your hair is gorgeous and your length is jaw dropping! Everytime I think I want only want my hair to be an inch longer, I see hair like this that makes me keep growing! My hair is dense/fine which comes with its own challenges. ***Off to follow on Instagram***

yvonne
8 years ago

Your hair is simply gorgeous!!!

Joanne
Joanne
8 years ago

is eating healthy a part of it? is it genetics? how did you get your hair to grow to sych length?
i aspire to achieve this. UK, London

emeraude
emeraude
8 years ago

hello megan I does not understand English well but I manage. I life in France on the other hand us them black from here one do not have long a hair which is your method so that it pushes as you me for the moment it arrives to me at the nape of the neck.

Bosa
Bosa
8 years ago

Wow your hair is really a chameleon! versatility rocks

Trish
Trish
8 years ago

I’ve been natural since 2001 and I’ve never done “the big chop” but my hair hasn’t grown past my shoulders. My hair breaks really fast I’ve recently realized. Do you think I should do the chop and restart from there?

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Ronnie
Ronnie
5 years ago

I know this icon feature is old but I’ve seen this sister on YouTube and she has locked her long natural hair. She hasn’t posted any more videos on YouTube of her new loc journey and many people are interested in seeing how it’s working out.

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