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

Avatar • Feb 26, 2013

*Prepared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1MeNaturally

Introduce yourself!
K:
Karina Lichelle, I’m from N.Y.C.

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Why did you make the decision to go natural?
K:
I went natural because of a really bad relaxer. Yeah, I think I was in denial for awhile, until I realized that I could literally see right through my hair. It was amazing how thin it actually was! It was bad. I’ve always had thick hair and I felt “Your Hair Is Your Crown”, and it should always look great and reflect you. But after that last relaxer, it was shedding and breaking everywhere, I knew I had to do something, I just didn’t know what, just yet. I’ve been natural now since May 30th 2010, which is about 2 and a half years! I really can’t believe it’s going to be 3 years. It went by so fast!

How would you describe your texture?
K:
My texture is a mixture of 3c in the front and back and 4a in the middle and on the sides. It’s very fine, but dense at the same time. My hair bounces everywhere when gel or a defining hair product is applied to it. It’s almost like my hair runs away from it lol! I laugh at how it does its own thing sometimes. But all in all I love my natural hair.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
K:
I love to try new styles, so I’m always looking for inspiration in different Eras, whether it be the 50’s, 80’s or more of a modern hairstyle. I’m a photographer as well as an artist, so I see life as my paintbrush, creating and imagining new things as the day comes! I love the versatility that natural hair provides, so I create styles that range from an “80’s afro”, to a “50’s pinup”. To create these styles I most often use the As I Am DoubleButter Cream as well as Carol’s Daughter Healthy Hair Butter. I love using these products because they are very thick and moisturizing, which I love for this season. It really keeps my hair soft until my wash day! Good Stuff!

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What does wash day look like for you?
K:
I use Raw African Black Soap (In bulk from a wholesaler) as well as Shea Moisture Shampoos. To condition I use Giovanni (almost always) as well as a Trader Joe’s/WholeFoods Brand.

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
K:
My all time fave go to hair style is a curly updo, as well as a curly fro. It works best for me whenever a twistout/braidout is at least 4 to 5 days old. I love big hair, so I don’t mind 🙂

How do you combat shrinkage?
K:
I braid my hair in small sections. I don’t add too much product if I want to achieve big hair, or If I don’t want my hair to curl up too much. I also comb my hair until it’s almost dry, and use the banding method.

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
K:
My ends. The ends of my hair tend to get extra dry, so I have to add a little more product in the night so that it will remain as soft as the rest of my hair throughout the week.

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
K:
Twist outs and Braid outs

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
K:
Low Buns, and Wash and Go’s

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
K:
Yes! And Thank You so much for interviewing me! 🙂
http://www.youtube.com/BaronessCountess
https://www.facebook.com/BaronessCountess
Instagram @BaronessCountess

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

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Kisha
Kisha
7 years ago

i luv ur afros! pretty

Kishonda
Kishonda
7 years ago

Reppin my city!! Gorgeous hair! Im going to try that CD healthy hair butter. I keep hearing good things!

Pompeii
Pompeii
7 years ago

*Gawgess* in my country voice.…you look like beautiful art in every single picture…love it

nikki
nikki
7 years ago

she makes blue lipstick look so cool. like her hairstyles too. 🙂

shelikes
shelikes
7 years ago

beautiful

Asia Monique
7 years ago

Total fan of the versatility!

jenna marie christian
7 years ago

beautiful

Wanett
7 years ago

Beautiful!! Especially the shape of your eyes and how you play them up with makeup!! Your hair is pretty awesome, too. Love the versatility!

Temi
Temi
7 years ago

I love your hair texture especially when in twists. They look bouncy and full of moisture. Do you comb often to detangle?

Tia
Tia
7 years ago

that heart shaped fro parted in the middle made me gasp..it’s so pretty!! I love how imaginative you are with your hairstyles.

Vânia
7 years ago

Muito bom!
Nice so much!

Temple
Temple
7 years ago

She is gorgeous <3_<3

erin
erin
7 years ago

she’s gorgeous

Caramelcurls
Caramelcurls
7 years ago

You and your hair are SO BEAUTIFUL!! I always say that I should have been born in TX because I love big hair too. ;0)

Smallfro
Smallfro
7 years ago

Fantastic hair and even prettier make up. Very well put together.

Jj
Jj
7 years ago

Follow her on Instagram,always loved her hair lol!

tnewsome
tnewsome
7 years ago

Your eyes and skin tone are very striking. Nice hair !

Amma Mama
Amma Mama
7 years ago

Pretty girl and pretty hair 🙂

DJ
DJ
7 years ago

I LOVE!!!!

oldowan
oldowan
7 years ago

Her cheek bones are amaazing!

Antoinette Stewart
7 years ago

Always gorgeous I swear! Found you on the YT the other day and I was in love! Finally found hair that was similar to mine, I may have to try your method of deep conditioning and deep conditioning more often for my hair to be a bit more springier !

jjac401
jjac401
7 years ago

What a beautiful head of thick curly hair! Awesome!

Rene
7 years ago

Beautiful Hair~HHBR Naturals Organics
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Mercy
Mercy
7 years ago

She’s beautiful. Her face and her hair! Her hair looks so healthy! Soft and sheeny.

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Mrs. Martin
Mrs. Martin
7 years ago

OMG! I can’t!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Perfect hair, perfect face.…love, love, love!

Najah
Najah
7 years ago

I love it when racially ambiguous people are not afraid to wear an undefined fro. I take it as a statement like that new saying “I have good hair, I have African in my family”. Even if no one wants to say it, I think it inspires those with coarser textures to wear their un-manipulated hair with less inhibitions.

Trittany NETTLES
Trittany NETTLES
7 years ago

Finally found my hair twin!

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