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Cassandre // 4B Natural Hair Style Icon

• Sep 27, 2012

*Prepared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1MeNaturally

Introduce yourself!
C:
My name is Cassandre Beccai. I am originally from New York City (woot woot!) but now currently living in Washington (state) with my hubby.

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
C:
When I went natural I was having issues with the relaxer giving me ongoing headaches after every touch-up. I took it as sign that I should let go of it before it does more harm to me like make me go bald, or be a source that promotes a tumor in my body. I’ve been natural for 7+ years now.

How would you describe your texture?
C:
I’d say that I am a 4b. My strands have a medium thickness and it’s pretty dense.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
C:
Just so you know, I’m such a fiend for new hairstyles! I can’t seem to keep it in one style for long, but when life gets super busy one style for a period of time is my very best choice. The style I’ve been rocking on an ongoing basis these past few weeks are Marley twists. They’ve been a go to protective style that has enough flexibility for me not to get bored. It also gives me a chance to moisturize my hair quite a bit more frequently without risking too much manipulation. I’ve also been doing super high buns and donut buns. These styles have a way of protecting my ends, but they take a toll on my edges after a couple of weeks and besides, there is so much convenience in not having to redo the bun every other day.

With the Marley twists, I use Eden’s Heart Oatmilk n’ Honey Daily Conditioner and seal it with either the Almond Elixir or Sweet Vanilla Butter twice a day to keep my hair super moisturized. Moisturizing and sealing that often makes my hair feel so amazingly fabulous after I take the twists out. When my hair is in a bun, I usually spray the bun with water and then spray it with Almond Elixir by Eden’s Heart.

What does wash day look like for you?
C:
On wash day the first thing I tend to do is prepare my hot oil treatment. I’ve been really into this amla, cocoa butter and almond oil treatment I came up with a few weeks ago. It’s really been enhancing the shine factor and moisture retention in my hair. After I do that I take time to detangle my hair. That usually takes a while. I’ve learned that it’s better to be thorough with it because it reduces the amount of single strand knots and other nasty knots I sometimes get. After I detangle my hair, I put it in sections to distribute the treatment than leave it in for as long as I want- usually no less than an hour.

When I wash my hair I do it standing under the shower in sections while using Eden’s Heart Cleansing Smoothie Shampoo. If I find that my hair feels more gritty than usual, or that it’s been over two months since my last clarifying shampoo I take my cheapie Suave Clarifying Shampoo to remove build up. On wash days where I don’t use a hot oil treatment, I follow up with a deep conditioner- either Damage Control by Eden’s Heart or a mix of almond oil with Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Conditioner. After I wash and condition, I moisturize with the Oatmilk n’ Honey Daily Conditioner and seal with Eden’s Heart Sweet Vanilla Butter. I usually twist my wet hair and wrap it in an old t-shirt and let it dry.

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
C:
My favorite go to style lately are Marley twists. They’re so easy to maintain. I wake up, moisturize and seal, then I might do a cinnabun princess bun thing that I like to do with them 🙂 On other days when my hair isn’t in twists, I usually do some kind of a roll and tuck hair do. They’re always classy and very quick for me to whip up. Sometimes, I like to pull my hair up towards the front to the side for a really chic look of cascading bantu knot outs or twist outs that I planted in my hair the night before.

How do you combat shrinkage?
C:
After I wash my hair I usually use a heavy hand of EH’s Sweet Vanilla Butter on my hair and twist or plait in medium size sections to help stretch my kinky curls. The next night I usually re-twist using Oatmilk n’ Honey and then some more butter. By day 3 my hair seems more stretched.

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
C:
My problem area is definitely my prone to dryness ends! I mean they are so easily dried out so if I’m lazy one week, I see it almost instantly in that I lose so many short hairs. When I don’t moisturize frequently they split and that’s just bad news all together!

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
C:
1. Moisturize at least once a day, BUT twice a day is retaining major length status! 2. Go eat your veggies! Hair will grow no matter what you eat, but good food means good quality hair, stronger hair. Are your nails brittle and cracked? Then girl get on this! That may be a sign that you need a little boost in your diet.

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
C:
1. Don’t manipulate every single day. Give your hair a break once in a while because our hair is fragile and it will treat you good if you give it a rest. 2. Don’t hate on your hair. Trust me, somehow it always directly effects your progress. Dr. Phoenyx Austin says it best, “If you love it, it will grow” and that’s sooo very true! Work with what you got and be the fabulous you that you are!

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
C:
Yes! Check me out at http://www.cassandrebeccai.com.

About Meosha

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

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67 Comments on "Cassandre // 4B Natural Hair Style Icon"

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jenna marie christian
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beautiful girl, gorgeous hair !

Sasha-Shae
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YAY!!!!! I’m so proud of you Cass!! Gorgeous hair and personality as always! Love ya sis!

~Shae

Monz03b
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Wow! What a beautiful girl with lovely hair. When you get Marley twists, you just moisturize the fake hair as well..I know the hair is twisted in with it? I’m interested in Havana twists but trying to figure out how to moisturize my hair with them.

Cassandre
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hey girlie. yes! I moisturize the fake hair too because I haven’t found a better way 🙂 Check out how I moisturize them in this video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMwWeCClruM

Lela7
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So thick and dense! I love it!

Marcia
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Just found her on YT! Beautiful hair and pretty lady! Love her styles!

A.C
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Absolutely beautiful, major inspiration

DaynaJoe
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My mouth fell open in awe of how beautiful your hair and hairstyles are!!!

Thanks so much for to you and this blog for sharing. I will be saving your pics for inspiration.

Landry
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Welp, I believe I found my very first hair crush!! lol Absolutely gorgeous hair–*so inspirational!*

Carla
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Woah girl woah. That’s a whole lotta hair! 🙂

k
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Gorgeous!! I especially like the cornrowed style with the twists up front and the high bun! your hair is AMAZING!

JulesB
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Your hair so beautiful almost brought me to tears

merry
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i thought it was just me. i felt so weird, getting slightly misty-eyed over some hair. lol.

Kinu
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me too!

Jerica
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Cool hairstyles!!!

Toya
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Mannn, you got some beautiful hair!!

DiJah
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You just gave me an idea for my hair. Marley twists!! because as of late i’ve been feeling overwhelmed with all this hair on my head ;/ not a bad problem to have though. But anyways…the marley twists are done with your hair or…?
you know what…lemme google.

Beautiful head of hair btw 🙂

Cassandre
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haha!@ “lemme google” I have youtube video all about how I did it! check it out here- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dxp6tBdzs8Y. And thank you!

Vonnie
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Absolutely gorgeous hair.

Asherah
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Absolutely GORGEOUS! I am inspired.…..

msboslady
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The most gorgeous hair I’ve ever seen!

df
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OMIGAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

nelle
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I LOVE LOVE LOVE your hair, and your skin. Can you tell us your beauty regimen for your skin as well!??!

Cassandre
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Thank you so much! yes! I hope to share that on a post on my site very soon. Stay connected there if you wish!

Anna
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How do you become a style icon??

Barbara
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Love!

Lotus
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Bea-u-ti-ful! Pretty hair, pretty face! Gon’ head, girl!

Jessica
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Gorgeous!!!!

randommusings
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Great hair, and absolutely love her blog! Haiti Stand UP!

JazzWife
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How can I stop the drooling? This hair is too fabulous for words.

Avanti
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I think I’m in love.… with your hair.…. how BEAUTIFUL!!!

Treece
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*Homer Simpson drool*
So much hair…

O0oro0O
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Gorgeous hair !!

Keedy
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BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

Mrs.Martin
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***JUMPING UP AND DOWN!!**** This is the kinda hair that I DREAM about!!!!!!!!!!!!! Girl you are the epitome of what I consider a naturalista : ) Very beautiful hair, thanks for the inspiration! Maybe 7 years from now, my crown will be as glorious as yours.

Love
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CASS!!! I was so excited to see this ICON about you! You have worked so hard and loved on your hair that you deserve this! And you already know I am a fan of your Hair, hairstyles, and products! Speaking of which..I am in need of a some products. About to buy some soon! 🙂 God Bless!

Cassandre
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very sweet- thank you Love!

selma
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hair crush

Afrinaturality
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Congratulations, Cass! I recently subscribed to your You Tube channel and I love the way you present yourself there and your videos are very good quality. Love your hair, too! 🙂

tami3107
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This is some gorgeous hair! Beautiful!

Savannah
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I love the variety of styles shown! Beautiful hair! Love it and your YouTube channel!

One question..
How do you become a style icon though?

Coconut And Cream
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C+C

Kinu
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I noticed that it seems like she uses the entire EH line. Does anyone know if there’s a benefit to using an entire line, or has anyone tried Eden’s Heart products?

Jo Somebody
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The product junkie in me of course was forced to Google it! It’s her own brand. Stuff all sounds good from what I have seen so far. She has such gorgeous hair! I hope my hair is that lovely after 7 years! With shipping a flat rate $20 to the UK, I doubt I will try her brand any time soon, but I know if I look after my hair well, the specific natural products I use won’t matter too much.

Tash
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Gorgeous hair!!! I recently found her YT and website as well. However, I have a question: How do you moisturize your hair twice a day without manipulating it? If you just spray on the outside, the inside remains dry. How do you moisturize without taking down and manipulating to some degree?

Cassandre
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good questions Tash! I much prefer keeping my hair in twists of some sort so that the manipulation is much less when I do moisturize twice a day. Spraying helps but isn’t thorough and if I’m doing that just a few days in a week, than that’s not a real set back for me.

Tash
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Ok, I understand what you mean. Thank you for responding! You and your hair are very beautiful!! And I also agree with another commenter, from watching your videos, your personality seems to match!

Robi
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I love this girl’s hair, face and personality. What an inspiration! oh and btw- that’s my sis. Showing some sibling love!

Cassandre
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haha! thanks RobI!

hairscapades
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Cassandre!! I got the BGLH newsletter and when I saw the featured pic, “Hey! I know who that is!!” Hey pretty lady!! You and your hair are so beautiful!!! C’mon back out to the east coast;)!!

Shelli

Cassandre
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😀 thanks Shelli! maybe one day soon 🙂

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your hair is beyond gorgeous =]

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Beautiful tres!

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kerisha
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hair crush love your hairstyles mines too short for those now but in a year ill be rocking some chick updos just like yours.

TAS
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I’m actually the photographer that took that picture of Cassy in the studio! LOVE HER! Hair role model!
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Hi Traycee! i like ur new blog header..u look so inonecnt in that pic lol…i have a request can u plz sing for us, dont freak out u dont have to sing the entire song…

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That’s a subtle way of thinking about it.

Roberta
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I love her! Her hair, face and personality. I’m on my second big chop and she gives me great ideas for protective styling for my hair growth journey.

SuZQ
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I love her hair, absolutely gorgeous! I do wish BGLH would ask how long each persons hair or at least an estimate. Sometimes, I think about how a style might look on me and wonder how long my hair would need to be to achieve a similar look.

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You are the bawse hot sauce!

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