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Tele1028 // 4C Natural Hair Style Icon

Avatar • Jan 1, 2013

*Prepared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1MeNaturally

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Introduce yourself!
S:
My name is Tele1028 and I am from Cypress, Texas.

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
S:
Relaxers were murder to my scalp. I hated preparing my mind for relaxer day. After that I started wearing braids and weaves and finally decided to see what my hair would do if I showed it a little TLC. I’ve been natural since 2007, but started taking care of it January 2012.

How would you describe your texture?
S:
My strands are fine and from what I understand about hair typing I am 4c all over except for one patch at the top left hand side, which grows in very limp and thin. My head full of 4c hair takes over and hides it very well.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
S:
I wake up every morning and my hair is usually in twists and twist outs or a bun. If it’s dry I mist with water and seal with olive oil, or I just use coconut oil. My hair and scalp LOVE coconut oil.

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What does wash day look like for you?
S:
In my dreams I wash my hair every Saturday, but in reality I wash every 2 to 3 weeks. I am not an “It must be natural products or it’s wrong kind of girl.” I use Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner. Before I begin I separate my hair in 6 parts. I detangle with conditioner and coconut oil. After I detangle I cover my hair with a plastic bag and let it sit a while while I clean, read or whatever. Next, wash and condition. Then I use Cantu Shea Butter for a leave- in and seal with olive oil and coconut oil. I also deep condition once a month with Hollywood Beauty Olive Cholesterol Deep Conditioning Creme.

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
S:
If I’m short on time I spritz my edges with water, put on a little Cantu, seal it with oil and high bun it.

How do you combat shrinkage?
S:
After I wash I let it dry in big twists. If I’m wearing a twist out I stretch it with a bun at night.

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
S:
That special patch at the top left corner of my head. I have to be very, very gentle. It tangles very quickly.

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
S:
Moisture, oil and a satin bonnet at night.

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
S:
Wash n go’s and the banding method (a dry tangled mess).

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Ivy
Ivy
7 years ago

Her hair is beautiful — so luscious!

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  Ivy

Thank you 🙂

anastasia
anastasia
7 years ago

Niiice, 4c hairinspo at the genesis of 2013! Gorgeous hair and love the simple no-fuss routine =)

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  anastasia

Thank you. I try to keep it all as simple as possible 🙂

Marcia
Marcia
7 years ago

Beautiful hair! So lush!

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  Marcia

Thank you Marcia! 🙂

Ashes
7 years ago

Yaaay! A 4c hair girl! Just like me yaaaay! No seriously your hair is Gawjus.

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  Ashes

Thank you Ashes! We’re 4C and proud 🙂

Trevia
Trevia
7 years ago

I love the hair!!!

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  Trevia

Thank you Trevia 🙂

Yabby
Yabby
7 years ago

Gorgeous girl, gorgeous hair. I can relate to her because I’m guilty of not using 100% organic products on my hair. Most of the products I use on my hair can be found at any regular grocery store I.e. herbal hello hydration & Cantu Shea.

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  Yabby

Thank you Yabby! I haven’t had any problems with store bought products. My local super center HEB has everything I need 🙂

zyaran
zyaran
7 years ago

This hair is gorgeous, and it’s so thick. She has such a pretty smile… Does she any type of blog or youtube acct or instgram that we can also follow as well?

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  zyaran

Thank you Zyaran! I’m way to shy for youtube lol. I am creating a page on this website and I have an instagram! Same name 🙂

Yayer
Yayer
7 years ago

Woooo! So lovely!

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  Yayer

Thank You Yayer 🙂

Geraldine
Geraldine
7 years ago

Banding method, a dry tangled mess”. Oh Yes!! I lost so many hair when I tried it because of the tangles.
She has gorgeous hair

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  Geraldine

I tried banding twice and my hair said, NO No NO!!! Thank you Geraldine 🙂

keisha
keisha
7 years ago

good lawd! beautiful hair! i want mine to be like this when it grows up!

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  keisha

Thank You Keisha 🙂 It will be before you know it!

EG
EG
7 years ago

Beautiful hair & lady.

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  EG

Thanks EG 🙂

JustLeavingaComment
JustLeavingaComment
7 years ago

So this is what 5–6 years w/ 4c looks like…Those twists are amazingly beautiful. I just finally got on a twist-kick. I also really like the updo with the blue scarf and that side-swept style with the orange scarf!

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago

Thank you JustLeavingaComment! It’s fun trying different styles. Even when I mess up I still ROCK IT 🙂

Dana
Dana
7 years ago

I just LOVE your twists.

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  Dana

Thank you Dana 🙂

Kenniie
Kenniie
7 years ago

Now THAT’S a black girl with long hair

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  Kenniie

Thank you Kenniie 🙂

For the Love of Curls
7 years ago

I love her twist too. So pretty!

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago

Thank you For the Love of Curls 🙂

Rochelle
Rochelle
7 years ago

NICE!!! I REALLY LOVE YOUR HAIR, AND YOU ARE VERY GORGEOUS!

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  Rochelle

Thank you Rochelle 🙂

Lee
Lee
7 years ago

my new hair inspiration!!!
your lovely 4c hair suits you so well.
My only question is did you stretch with heat to acheive the looks in the photos of you in the blue and black tank tops?
just curious because I’m really loving your hair like that

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  Lee

Thank Lee! My hair was blow dried on the pictures you mentioned 🙂

DreamGirl
DreamGirl
7 years ago

WOW,my 4c hair just got inspired :-). Your hair is amazeballs!!

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  DreamGirl

Thank you DreamGirl! “Amazeballs” lol I love it 🙂

Michelle
Michelle
7 years ago

Beautiful hair

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  Michelle

Thanks Michelle 🙂

Caramelcurl
Caramelcurl
7 years ago

I have to say that this is one of my favorite natural hair icons ever. Her hair looks healthy and is gorgeous!

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  Caramelcurl

Thank you Caramelcurl 🙂

Nevaeh
Nevaeh
7 years ago

Just beautiful iam waiting patiently for my 4c hair to grow to my waist awesome

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  Nevaeh

Thank you Nevaeh! That’s my goal too 🙂

Inas
Inas
7 years ago

so pretty and thick! I keep my routine simple like this too!

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  Inas

Thank you Inas! Simple and sweet 🙂

K
K
7 years ago

WOW!!! What a beautiful girl and a beautiful head of hair!

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  K

Thank you K 🙂

kourtne
kourtne
7 years ago

Im 4c and my hair goes pass my shoulders but it still grows up! I envy girls whos hair goes down when its wet(only bc in my perfect world I want to walk out the shower in front of my husband with my wet sexy hair only to have a tangled afro=[) lol anyways your hair is amazing! and you are beautiful!

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  kourtne

Thank you kourtne! Try washing you hair in big twist and untwist right before stepping out of the shower then make you grand entrance 🙂

AnonSince87
AnonSince87
7 years ago

Beautiful hair!

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  AnonSince87

Thank you AnonSince87 🙂

Jj
Jj
7 years ago

Beautiful..just beautiful!

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  Jj

Thank you Jj 🙂

LJP
LJP
7 years ago

Very Inspirational!!! Thank you!

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  LJP

Thank you LJP 🙂 Enjoy your journey

juanita617
juanita617
7 years ago

Your hair is beautiful! It takes a long time an a lot of patience to get your to grow that long but it’s totally worth it. Your hair is gorgeous and very inspiring. You really laid those edges on your high bun too. Nice!

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  juanita617

Thank you juanita617. You’re right patience and love. I’ve had many trials and errors and still do. Not all days will be good but it is worth it. Enjoy your journey 🙂

Ashley
Ashley
7 years ago

This is a very inspirational article. Beautiful.

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  Ashley

Thank you Ashley! Blessings to you 🙂

mira
mira
7 years ago

Beautiful girl and beautiful hair. I’m glad that I found somebody with 4c hair because it seems like 4c’s get left out.

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  mira

Thank you mira! Our 4C hair rockssss :).… I am creating a page on this site. Do you have a page too?

mira
mira
7 years ago
Reply to  Tele1028

No I don’t but I’m going to get one…are you on youtube as well?

ac
ac
7 years ago

you’re like my hair twin with long hair lol, been searching for you for the last 13 years. i’m curious about how you styled your hair before it was this long, just braids/weaves? wish you had a site 🙂

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  ac

Yaaaay my hair twin! I did a 4 year transition with free style braids. After my hair was too long for the free style braids I switched to full sew-ins. I have an instagram and I just created a page on this site. Both under the same name “tele1028”, I would love to help you as much as I can! Thanks for commenting ac 🙂

Jeanna
Jeanna
7 years ago

So beautiful!

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  Jeanna

Thank you Jeanna 🙂

Paulette
Paulette
7 years ago

You really are an inspirition and I love your hair 🙂
I was wondering is there a website that people could subscribe or follow you on?

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago

Thank you Paulette! The only pages I have is an instagram and a page on this website, both under the same name “tele1028” I would love to help you best I can. Enjoy the journey 🙂

5ht
5ht
7 years ago

what are freestyle braids

Tele1029
Tele1029
7 years ago
Reply to  5ht

Hi 5ht! Freestyle braids are individual braids that stop where your hair ends and the rest is left free. I hope this helps:)

Amma Mama
Amma Mama
7 years ago

Lovely!

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  Amma Mama

Thank you Amma Mama 🙂

Camille
Camille
7 years ago

I am so inspired by you. I am one ear natural and trying to resist the urge to go back to relaxers. I need a better routine. I don’t think that I am doing a good job with moisture so my ends are pretty bad. Any recommendations?

Camille
Camille
7 years ago

I am so inspired by you. I am one ear natural and trying to resist the urge to go back to relaxers. I need a better routine. I don’t think that I am doing a good job with moisture so my ends are pretty bad. Any recommendations?
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Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago

Hi Camille! First I have to let you know, I think your hair is beauiful:).. Coconut oil has been amazing with helping my hair stay moisturized. I would love to help in anyway I can. Feel free to email me on instagram the name is Tele1028.. Blessing to you 🙂

promise
promise
7 years ago

Yay!! Great to finally find a 4c hair type. Beautiful…you got youtube, instagram, or page on here??

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  promise

Hi promise!! Yes I have a page here and instagram. Same name Tele1028.. 4C hair rocks 🙂

Toni
Toni
7 years ago

Aaaaah, a fellow Houstonian with similar hair. Any tips on how to combat our humidity. Beautiful hair btw.

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  Toni

Hi Toni! Most days I’m in a bun or twists. I’ve given up the fight with Houston’s weather.. I take advantage of this time of year and wear my hair out as often as I can!!!!! Thanks my fellow Houstonian 🙂

Abosede
Abosede
7 years ago

If that is fine hair, idk what i have lol. Great styles,loving the hair.

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  Abosede

Thanks Abosede 🙂

Kayla
Kayla
7 years ago

Your hair is so lovely! I especially love that you use drug store products and not the super expensive stuff. It reminds me that I don’t have to break the bank to have great looking hair.

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  Kayla

Thanks Kayla. I was going insane trying to keep up with the Do’s and don’ts products for natural hair and it was too much!! So, I decided to keep it simple and if it works it works.… Enjoy your journey Kayla 🙂

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  Kayla

I was going insane trying to keep up with the Do’s and don’ts products for natural hair and it was too much!! So, I decided to keep it simple and if it works it works.… Enjoy your journey Kayla 🙂

Sherrie
7 years ago

Excellent tips. Thanks!

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  Sherrie

Thanks Sherrie! I hope they helped 🙂

jennifer
jennifer
7 years ago

Finaly–A 4C like me that agrees “wash n gos” are a baaad idea 🙂

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  jennifer

Hi jennifer! Wash n gos are beautiful and I love to look at them, but deal with them, no thank you 🙂

Petra
7 years ago

Loving your hair!!

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  Petra

Thank you Petra 🙂

Iamsonotmyhair
7 years ago

I just wanted to say your hair is absolutely gorgeous! Keep up the good work:)

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago

Thanks Iamsonotmyhair!! Love your name 🙂

Mika
7 years ago

She is so, so cute! I love her hair also.

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago

Thanks Mika!

Carolyn
Carolyn
7 years ago

Oh girl! I love your hair!!! How long were you wearing it natural? (In..spi..ration.…);-)

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  Carolyn

I’ve been natural since 2007 and started wearing it at the beginning of 2012. Thanks Carolyn 🙂

kena
kena
7 years ago

Beautiful hair. How can I contact you for a radio show interview?

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  kena

Thanks Kena 🙂 You can contact me on Instagram Tele1028. Lets exchange info 🙂

April
April
7 years ago

You are inspiration for us 4c’s chicas! Are you youtube or Fotki???????

April
April
7 years ago

You are inspiration for us 4c’s chicas! I did a big chop and looking at your hair puts a smile on my face. Are you on youtube or fotki for a hair journey or just for hair or? 🙂

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  April

Thanks April 🙂 Congratulation on the big chop!! I’m sorry I don’t have those accounts, but I am on Instagram “Tele1028” and I have a page on this site same name. God Bless

Bonita
Bonita
7 years ago

Dont attack me lol…but i dont think she has 4c hair, looking at the picture where her hair is wet. 4c doesnt have curl/coil definition when wet and its much tighter than that!

Lu
Lu
7 years ago
Reply to  Bonita

I think someone needs to look into this but I have a crazy theory: I don’t think it’s possible to have *no* curl pattern at all. When you think about it, your curl pattern is determined by the shape of the shaft of your hair. It isn’t like the shape of the hair shaft changes every month. I was once like you and I thought I was 4c because my hair didn’t have a noticeable curl patter. But then when I learned how to moisturized my hair properly, ALL OF A SUDDEN, after 20-something years, there it was. Curls. So… Read more »

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago
Reply to  Bonita

Hi Bonita! I’ve posted a pic of my hair wet without product:)
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Jamie
Jamie
6 years ago
Reply to  Bonita

Yes I was thinking the same thing. She looks to be 4b with a touch of 4a. Most 4c hair does not look like that when wet..I could be wrong…

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago

Hi Lu! I agree proper moisture routine makes a huge difference 🙂

Charisma
7 years ago

Toooooooo Cute!

Tele1028
Tele1028
7 years ago

Thank you Charisma 🙂

Raye
Raye
7 years ago

In photo 394 is a twist out?

Tele 1028
Tele 1028
7 years ago
Reply to  Raye

HI Raye! Pic 394 is a light blow out then I did chucky twist. This twist out only lasted a day 🙂

Raye
Raye
7 years ago

Do you have tutorials on youtube?

Tele 1028
Tele 1028
7 years ago
Reply to  Raye

Hi Raye! No I’m sorry I don’t have videos.

Shun
Shun
7 years ago

Your hair is the bomb diggity! Thanks for sharing! Beautiful.…

Tele 1028
Tele 1028
7 years ago

Thanks Shun 🙂

T
T
7 years ago

Wow. You and your hair are so beautiful 🙂

Tele 1028
Tele 1028
7 years ago
Reply to  T

Thank you T 🙂

NaturallyTayler
NaturallyTayler
7 years ago

Your hair is absoloutly freaking gorgeous! One day…i will have what you have 🙂 long lucious locks

marilyn
marilyn
7 years ago

You’re my inspiration! I was worried about going natural because I have 4C hair and I know how hard it can be to manage it compared to other hair types, but you have shone me that it IS possible to have long beautiful and healthy 4C hair. Thank you!

Michelle
Michelle
7 years ago

Wow. Just…wow

Shannakay
Shannakay
6 years ago

Love your hair, I think my hair type is also a 4c and I’m enjoying it so much.

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