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Entoria // 4C Natural Hair Style Icon

Avatar • Mar 24, 2013

*Prepared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1MeNaturally

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Introduce yourself!
E:
My name is Entoria Nicely. I was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia and I currently exist in the DMV area (D.C, Maryland, and Virginia).

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
E:
I do not remember exactly what I was going through, but I was going through some kind of emotional disturbance. Usually when that happens I need to do something drastic or do something to excite me. I was joking around with my soror, saying things like, “I should go natural,” and basically asking her about her journey with locs. She encouraged me to YouTube some things. I immediately got excited. All of the people I watched at first had locs. Then I began watching people with loose natural hair. I wanted to see if I could love myself holistically. I wanted to experience that journey of getting to know myself again. One day I decided to just go with my brother and sister to get my perm cut out at the barber shop. I do not regret that decision. I believe it was one of the best things that has happened to me. On April 17th, 2013, I will be 3 years natural.

How would you describe your texture?
E:
To be honest, I never understood the texture codes. All I knew, even with relaxed hair, was that my hair was thick, coarse, and very dense. I like to explain it like this. If you took a ink pen and opened it up, then took the spring from out of it, my coils are almost the size of that springy coil that is in the ink pen. It might even be bigger than my coils. LOL If I had to say, then I would say that I am a 4C borderline D. LOL

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
E:
Right now my hair is growing from a cropped cut that I got when I did my second big chop. My hairstyles change so often I don’t have a regimen that someone could repeat. When my hair is shorter, all I do is wash it. At each length change, my regimen changes. Before I had my second big chop I was addicted to getting my hair done. I would get cornrow/two-strand flat twist up-do’s. I started going to the hair salon at 7 months natural. Whenever I get my hair cut or a shape-up, I go to the barber shop. Once I get a cut, I don’t keep going back to get lined up. I just let my hair grow. I don’t trim my ends that often, though I should. I am due for a trim.

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What does wash day look like for you?
E:
One thing that should be known is that I am not a product junkie. I do not use loads of products. I shampoo my hair 1–2 times a month and co-wash whenever I am about to style my hair. The longer my hair, the less I like to do to it. I make sure the products I am using are products that have a lot of moisture. My hair loves Herbal Essences Hydralicious Custom-Swirled Shampoos and Hydrating Conditioners. Also, my hair loves Shea Moisture products. I detangle my hair with a wide tooth comb while conditioner is in my hair, then twist it down or style it in a way that can last a few days. I like to be able to wake up, fluff my hair and be done.

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
E:
When I don’t have a lot of time to style my hair I have two quick styles. My first style is a wash and go. I add some moisturizing creme or shea butter and then brush my hair in a circular motion to create curls. My second go-to style is when I twist my hair up before I get into the shower, come out, untwist, and stretch it with a little heat from the blow dryer.

How do you combat shrinkage?
E:
I love to keep my hair stretched. My hair is RARELY at a fully shrunken state.

Tell us about your hair color?
E:
Well, my current hair color is Dark and Lovely, Rich Auburn by Soft Sheen-Carson. My first color as a natural was Soft Amber. They discontinued that color and I was HIGHLY upset. Rich Auburn is the closest color I could find to match it.

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
E:
One of my problem areas would have to be dryness. My hair needs a lot of oil and moisturizer to keep it from being brittle, rough and hard.

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
E:
Do’s: Protective Styles and Moisturizers (oils, butters, cremes, and WATER!)

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
E:
Dont’s: Don’t use too much heat if your hair is not taken care of. Meaning, if your hair is not conditioned and strong, then you should abstain from using heat. Don’t let shrinkage control your hair! Be creative and find ways to either stretch your hair or enhance your tight coils.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
E:
Sure can! You can find me at Youtube.com/26LevelsofKlass. I have a growing page on FB Facebook.com/LeveluponLevels and if all else fails, I am ALWAYS on Instagram @Kokoapearls.

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Lillian Mae
7 years ago

The kinkier, the better! Love her cut!

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eve-audrey
eve-audrey
7 years ago

great sense of style!

JustLeavingaComment
JustLeavingaComment
7 years ago

You are sooooo CUTE!! I mean that in a totally straight non-creepy sorta way.

Candice
Candice
7 years ago

I wasn’t aware that being a lesbian (or not straight) was creepy. Check yourself.

Raya
Raya
7 years ago
Reply to  Candice

Being a lesbian is not creepy. Having a huge chip on your shoulder is. Check YOURSELF.

anon
anon
7 years ago
Reply to  Raya

Defensive much?

Alisa
Alisa
7 years ago
Reply to  Candice

I think she meant that she wasn’t a stalker…

Entoria
7 years ago

LOL!! Thanks and its ok! We all have a little creep in us! lol

SanFranciscoTeacher
SanFranciscoTeacher
7 years ago

She is so dang CUTE! Love the smile and love her style!

Mika
7 years ago

I love her sense of style! She has gorgeous hair. Those dimples are adorable also.

Candice
Candice
7 years ago

The length of her hair really suits her face. It’s nice to see women who have been natural for a long time keep their hair short by choice.

Deb
Deb
7 years ago
Reply to  Candice

i’ve noticed alot of women who have been natural for a couple of years either doing another big chop and rocking a TWA or really itching to do one lol…

Ev`Yan
7 years ago

Confession: I only come here to gain new girl crushes via the Style Icons. THEY’RE ALL SO GORGEOUS. This girl, lawd. That dimple. Just beautiful!

Deb
Deb
7 years ago
Reply to  Ev`Yan

Yes, the style icons on this site always reinforce my belief that black women are the most beautiful women in the world.

Kinky Canuck
Kinky Canuck
7 years ago

You are so cute, wow. Love the style

Joan B. in S. C.
Joan B. in S. C.
7 years ago

Entoria, I thought I was the only one still comparing my hair to that spring inside pens! You seem to do a great job making so many different styles with the same lenght.

Marsha
Marsha
7 years ago

One amazing look after another! You prove again and again that short hair can be really versatile. I feel bad that I always cut my hair off because I love the ease of short hair only to grow it out again because I only seem to find two hairstyles when my hair is short. Anyway…great post!

keisha
keisha
7 years ago

well aren’t you a beauty! super cute cut!

Jojo satoes
Jojo satoes
7 years ago

Loving all the tapered looks I’ve been seeing recently… Once I gain a opulent more inches, tapered I go.… Pretty girl, pretty hair

Jojo satoes
Jojo satoes
7 years ago

Stupid ipad… A few not opulent! Wth!

Alwina
Alwina
7 years ago

Beautiful smile, dimples and style! Stay blessed!

Tisha
Tisha
7 years ago

this tapered haircut is EVERY kind of fabulous!!! I loved the interview,the simplicity of your regimen and your cute hairstyles.

Ms. Rochelle
Ms. Rochelle
7 years ago

TORI!!!!

Oh my God! I’m sitting here with my coffee and I pulled up my morning blogs to see who today’s BEAUTIFUL NATURAL is and who do I see???? But my little (not little) TORI. Oh my lord Tori, it has been forever since I seen you. You are still SO VERY BEAUTIFUL…Absolutely Gorgeous you are…All grown up (I’m sitting here about to cry for real). Please contact me, I would love to catch up with you…here is my email:

taylorr26@yahoo.com
Mrs. Rochelle (DAVIS-I’s married now)

Caramelcurls
Caramelcurls
7 years ago

You have the cutest face!! And your hair is gorgeous–GO GIRL and be blessed!

Elle
Elle
7 years ago

You better WORK!! Gorgeous smile! Gorgeous style. Just downright beautiful, and giving me a terrible case of dimple envy. Love the versality of your cut, and color and how you do so much with your hair. And then the make-up and accessories are on point as well. Just the inspiration I needed to step it up. More like this please BGLH!! Loved this style icon to pieces.

karajw
karajw
7 years ago

She has a really cute face and smile. The short cut is really becoming, I a really debating whether I should do something similar for the summer.

Camillia
Camillia
7 years ago

Loving the hair and the many looks! Pretty lady!

Coley Cole
7 years ago

Gimme those gorgeous dimples! I am going to do my second big chop this summer. So excited! So motivated by this post!

cb
cb
7 years ago

she is so lovely with those dimples…love the color and cut…good job BGLH

Jacky
Jacky
7 years ago

Gorgeous hair!

Wanett
7 years ago

You are so gorgeous!! I love your style and your make-up! I’m always so envious of people who know how to play up their eyes!

Jeanine
Jeanine
7 years ago

I love the versatility in your style. Your haircut fits your face perfectly, your hair, your make up, and your great smile is gorgeous! I will definitely draw some inspiration from you when it comes to the short natural hairstyles. Thank you and God bless you!

BIVY
BIVY
7 years ago

So cute!

Krystal Martin
Krystal Martin
7 years ago

I absolutely love your style..I’ve been thinking about going natural for awhile but haven’t made the next step to begin the process..

Sabrina
Sabrina
7 years ago

Beautiful! This definitely shows the versatility of natural hair. There are so many things to do with it.

Maia
Maia
7 years ago

Love your hair and the color is fab! btw you look a lot like a blogger by the name of afrobella. Very cute!

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