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Bri // Natural Hair Style Icon

Avatar • Sep 18, 2012

*Prepared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1MeNaturally

Introduce yourself!
B:
My name is Bri. I am from Delaware, but I live in South Florida currently!

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
B:
I just figured, “If I wanted to straighten my hair, I could use a flat iron. Why use these chemicals?” Within the previous year, the backs of my ears suffered 2nd degree burns as a result of a relaxer. Not to mention the time and money that I would save. I stopped relaxing in Summer of ’06. I wasn’t aware of transitioning and flat-ironed my hair regularly until Fall of ’07 when I started to wear it curly. One day in Fall of ’08, I just walked into a hair salon and asked if anyone could cut my straight ends off because they started to get annoying. Most of the straight ends had broken off by time I got to that point anyway.

How would you describe your texture?
B:
I have no idea what my hair type is! My hair is thick and coarse. Family members who did my hair when I was young still go on and on about how thick and coarse it is. Maybe they are traumatized.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
B:
When I started wearing my hair curly, I had no idea what I was doing with it. I am simple and spontaneous with my hair now! In ’09 I started wearing twists and found that they helped me retain 3” of growth in 6 months. Now, I generally wash once a week (or more as needed). And I twist or simply seal my hair with East African Shea Butter. I wear the twists for a few days, and then twist out. Occasionally I wash and go, but not often. I do try different products occasionally. I am contemplating switching my twisting butter to My DNA’s Shea Monoi Honey Butter. My hair loved it the two times I tried it.

What does wash day look like for you?
B:
For months I’ve used only rhassoul clay. No separate conditioner. Now to save myself the time it takes to mix up mud weekly, I use shampoo bars that have rhassoul clay in them. I have just started trying a conditioner bar, but I don’t think I will continue to purchase it in the future.

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
B:
I work fixing computers throughout the week. Since my head is in and out of machines and I’m moving machines here and there throughout the day, I wear twists most weeks. I end up just pulling them back out of my face. I have to keep up with the guys! No time to be in and out of my hair all day.

How do you combat shrinkage?
B:
I used to band my twists, but now I’m at a more comfortable length for myself. I blow dry occasionally, but have learned to very much appreciate the bounce that shrinkage creates. Twists are the most stretching that I do.

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
B:
Thick hair has its pros and cons. I used to wash in halves, but now I wash in sixths or eighths. I have to go all out to make sure my scalp is thoroughly cleaned. I’ve had weeks where I didn’t fully rinse a spot and it was itchy all week. Styling can take hours and there is no time for lazy days!

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
B:
Do keep the hair stretched. You will save so much time removing shed hairs and detangling. Do seal the moisture in your hair. Dry hair is sad hair.

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
B:
Do not lose patience when detangling! You have to set aside time, grab some wine, and have a good playlist ready for styling thick hair. Do not rush to the finish line! Any step that you miss/skip will come back to bite you later!

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
B:
www.GeekyCurly.com
www.facebook.com/GeekyCurly1
I am most active on my Instagram: @GeekyCurly

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

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Pat
Pat
8 years ago

Gorgeous twists

Jamz
Jamz
8 years ago
Reply to  Pat

i know right? they looks so full n bouncy! love them!

Deann
Deann
8 years ago

+1

KaraJ
KaraJ
8 years ago

Love the twists they are so thick and lush

DiJah
DiJah
8 years ago

The definition in her twistouts is EVERYTHING!

CurlyJan2009
CurlyJan2009
8 years ago

Her hair is amazing! I couldn’t imagine having any more hair than my TWA, but those twists are beautiful 🙂

Barbara
Barbara
8 years ago

Beautiful twists.

Jula
8 years ago

My hair twin! Beautiful hair.

Alisha
8 years ago

Her twists are so lovely! Want to hook my hair up, lol?

Vonnie
Vonnie
8 years ago

Beautiful hair Bri 🙂

I thought I was the only who had my Pandora in full effect when detangling and styling 🙂

Jasmine
Jasmine
8 years ago
Reply to  Vonnie

No you’re not cause for me it’s a serious must. Its a great distraction to pass the hours on wash days lol!

Florida Steph
Florida Steph
8 years ago
Reply to  Vonnie

I’m a Pandora hair-doer, too!

Mrs.Martin
Mrs.Martin
8 years ago

love love love love you hair!

Mrs.Martin
Mrs.Martin
8 years ago

OOPS I meant Your

sasha
sasha
8 years ago

Simply beautiful!

B
B
8 years ago

My hair twin!! Full, thick beautiful hair love it!!

Marcia
Marcia
8 years ago

Drooling over the twists…wow just beautiful!! I can only dream though with my fine strands 🙁

Camille
Camille
8 years ago

Beautiful

DeeJ
DeeJ
8 years ago

My hair is thick, but my strands are very fine, I wish I could achieve those type of twists, that would definitely be my regular protective style. My hair twisted looks so short and small even though my hair is passed my shoulders

anonymous
anonymous
8 years ago

I’d wear twist most of the time too if they were as lush and yummy as yours! Just lovely!

Trini
Trini
8 years ago

Love your twists. They remind me of twizzlers.

April
April
8 years ago

Oh my lord, that twist out don’t even make no sense, it’s so defined! In love 🙂

selma
selma
8 years ago

Beautiful hair.

Davina
Davina
8 years ago

These pics have definitely inspired me to wear my hair in twists over the next few months… cut 3 inches off my hair after the abuse I put my hair through this summer, I think my hair has earned the TLC

Bri Woods
8 years ago
Reply to  Davina

I’d love to see pictures. If you feel like sharing, stop by my facebook page! Thanx!

Cynthia
Cynthia
8 years ago

Beautiful.… simply beautiful!

Carla
Carla
8 years ago

Gorgeous Hair!!!

What rhassoul clay shampoo bar is that??? I’ve never tried a shampoo bar OR rhassoul clay.

Bri
Bri
8 years ago
Reply to  Carla

I’ve tried hennasooq Moroccan clay shampoo bar (which i love), but currently im using a bar from Chagrin Valley Soaps. And I have a post on rhassoul clay. It changed my life.

Treece
Treece
8 years ago

Does she henna? One of the pics shows a little subtle color or maybe that’s her natural colour?

Bri
Bri
8 years ago
Reply to  Treece

yes ma’am, that is henna. Will be giving some away soon. Thanx!

Brittany T
Brittany T
8 years ago

so you wash your hair on once a weekly? or more than one time a week?

Bri
Bri
8 years ago
Reply to  Brittany T

Usually once weekly

Bri
Bri
8 years ago
Reply to  Brittany T

thanx!

Sassy
Sassy
8 years ago

Let me just say that those juicy twists are EVERYTHING!!!!!!

stacey
stacey
8 years ago

Her twists are so thick, luscious and and shiny, I literally just felt a chill go down my spine looking at those pics.

HAIRGASM!!

Bri
Bri
8 years ago

Thanks ladies! You all made my day!

Nadia
Nadia
8 years ago

I love your hair, and twists… It’s so shiny and healthy… Where do you buy your shea butter?

Bri Woods
8 years ago
Reply to  Nadia

sheabutterhut.com

I love the east african because my hair loves it without mixing and it isn’t as thick or oily as west african.
Thanx!

LaDonna
LaDonna
8 years ago

my new twist hair crush!

Jo Somebody
Jo Somebody
8 years ago

I love the Havana twists look, and you have that thick type of hair growing right out of your scalp! Look at it! As a fellow thickie it gives me hope that my hair will look like that when it’s grown some more, yay! Except (from where i’m standing, admittedly far, far away) it looks like all your hair is the same which must help A LOT. I’ve just had a ‘d’oh!’ slap my forehead moment reading, ‘I’ve had weeks where I didn’t fully rinse a spot and it was itchy all week’ — I’ve been itching like mad in the… Read more »

Farrah Pierre Noel
Farrah Pierre Noel
8 years ago

My hair twin!! These pictures make me so miss my hair. It’s super heat damaged thanks to my stylist. I’m planning my big chop in January. Wish me luck!

bri
bri
8 years ago

Good luck! Feel free to share pix on my Facebook page: http://www.Facebook.com/geekycurly1

Mika
8 years ago

Is it possible to fall in love with her? I just feel in love with hers if it is! Simply beautiful!

EssDot323
EssDot323
8 years ago

Beautiful hair.

Tia
Tia
7 years ago

What do you call those twists .… How do you do those ?? They are gorgeous !!

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