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Shiborne // 3C/4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Avatar • Sep 22, 2012

*Prepared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1MeNaturally

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Introduce yourself!
S:
I’m Shiborne from Harlem World, NYC!!

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
S:
I went to visit my best friend down in Florida one Summer and she had gone natural about 2 years prior; I fell in love with her curls and attempted to go natural twice before actually committing to it. I’ve been natural for a little over 4 years now.

How would you describe your texture?
S:
I have a mixture – 3c in the front and 4a in the back. I have a lot of strands of hair, but they are very fine and fragile.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
S:
My curly fro is my favorite. I don’t have to worry about the weather and it always looks decent! I’ll separate my hair into 4 or 6 sections at night and loosely twist each section, pin them down and wrap them in a scarf, and take them out in the morning for some length. I also like to wear a high wild and curly ponytail, two strand twists, and I’ll get extensions during the winter.

About twice a year I go to the salon and get it clipped and straightened (it has to be during cool weather). One drop of sweat or a drip from someone’s AC and poof…back to a fro I go.

What does wash day look like for you?
S:
I wash my hair once a week using Dr. Bronner’s Eucalyptus or Peppermint Castile soap (I use this for my face and body as well). I detangle using Pantene Pro‑V “Curly” Conditioner by separating my hair into 4 sections, adding a lot of conditioner and finger combing each section. Then I use a wide tooth comb afterwards for good measure. I rinse with cold water and put in a leave-in conditioner (Kinky Curly Knot Today). I then add oil (natural, no brands) Coconut, Olive, Jojoba, Castor, Almond, and Avocado. Sometimes I’ll mix them all together, or maybe 2 or 3, or maybe even just use one. It depends on how I feel. Then I’ll either twist my hair in sections to let it air dry or put it in a low ponytail to air dry. *I do not use towels to dry my hair, only T‑shirts.

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
S:
High curly ponytail or a bun. I try not to do this too often to prevent breakage!

How do you combat shrinkage?
S:
With twisting my hair into 4 sections and pinning them, it gives me a little stretch without messing up my curls.

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
S:
The front section of my hair seems to be the driest and does its own thing as far as curl pattern is concerned. I just pay a little more attention to this part and make sure it’s always moisturized.

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
S:
Moisture and moisture! I go through my hair carefully and by sections, just so that I won’t miss anything. I lightly grease my hair almost every night and I NEVER go to bed with out wrapping my hair in a scarf or satin bonnet.

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
S:
Going too long without a wash. My hair tends to get heavy and limp when I go too long without a wash. And rushing through detangling is a big NO NO. My strands are thin and my curls are tight, so I take my time when I’m detangling to get less breakage.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
S:
No blogs just yet, but I am on FB and Instagram @Shiborne7.

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Alisha
8 years ago

Awww, I love her hair! And such beautiful eyes!

sasha
sasha
8 years ago

Beautiful hair with a simple haircare routine.

Sophie
Sophie
8 years ago

Another great feature! I like how simple her regimen is. I’ve been trying to do something like that too, and it’s been going well so far. More inspiration!

Annie L.
Annie L.
8 years ago

Lovely hair and what a beautiful face, thx for sharing!

Rachelle
8 years ago

I absolutely LOVE her hair. Oh my goodness.

Michelle
Michelle
8 years ago

gorgeous hair!!!!

April
April
8 years ago

Pretty girl, awesome hair!

Mimi
Mimi
8 years ago

LOVE this feature, her reggie is nice and simple and she’s a beautiful lady!! I also recognize her as a model from an etsy shop (http://www.etsy.com/shop/NapoliBella) which has some VERY cool accessories!!!

Yeyewata
8 years ago

Your hair looks just like mine! I got tight curls and they are very fine and fragile. So my rotine is simple too..I wash my hair once a week (co-wash only), I detangle under running water with conditioner, using a wide tooth comb. Sleeping with a silk scarf is a MUST and the next morning I always put some Beemine moisturizer on my hair and then I seal it with natural oils. Took me a while to figure out whats best for my haaiiirrrr.…and I´m still learning! thx bye

Mrs.Martin
Mrs.Martin
8 years ago

I love your hair…its insanely beautiful. I’m drooling : ) I just put braids in my hair, but after seeing your hair…you are making me miss mine! Awesome feature.
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