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Khedesha // 4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Avatar • Mar 21, 2013

*Prepared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1MeNaturally

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Introduce yourself!
K:
My name is Khedesha. Affectionately called kheddi/khedz and since lately Khe-Diiva. I am 24 years of age. I was born in and reside in Jamaica. I hold a degree in Banking and Finance, but I have a passion for fashion! I love to design and have my outfits custom made. 🙂

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
K:
I have been natural all my life and I have stayed natural because to me it is easier to maintain and handle. There is so much you can do with your natural hair that you wouldn’t be able to do if your hair was permed.

How would you describe your texture?
K:
My hair texture is soft and thick. It would probably fall under the 4A category…it gets really curly when wet and it shrinks A LOT. It can seem at times to be heaven sent and that’s on a good day when it’s combed, and then you have those days when it seems like it’s about to drive me crazy.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
K:
My styling regimen over the month is normally rope twists…and when my hair isn’t in twists I normally wear it in a bun because that’s the only way I can manage it. I just recently started using the African Pride Shea Butter Miracle Leave-In Conditioner treatment and the African Pride Shea Butter Miracle Silky Edges treatment.

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What does wash day look like for you?
K:
A typical wash day for me takes up about 3–4 hours. I normally have to detangle first before shampooing, which I normally do 2–3 times depending on how greasy my hair is. Then I deep condition with the African Pride Shea Butter Miracle Leave-In treatment, condition, part my hair in segments, and do big twists.

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.?
K:
My favorite go-to hairstyle for days when I don’t have time to style is a simple bun.

How do you combat shrinkage?
K:
I combat shrinkage by using the blow dryer. Before using the blow dryer I use the Profectiv Hair Moisturizer to protect from the heat.

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
K:
My main problem area is tangling. My hair tangles really easily, so most of my time and focus is spent on detangling and keeping my ends moist.

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
K:
Two do’s for my texture are lots of moisture and deep conditioning treatments to protect the hair from breakage.

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
K:
One don’t is never try to comb or detangle dry hair.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
K:
I don’t have a blog, but my Twitter and Instagram are: @Khe_Diiva_.

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Tisha
Tisha
7 years ago

LOOOOVE your style girl. My family lives in Westmoreland, JA. Good to see a natural not “cream” their hair and it looks healthy and plenty! 🙂 rock it!

anastasia
anastasia
7 years ago

Beautiful hair!

Caramelcurls
Caramelcurls
7 years ago

Those are some of the most beautiful twists I have ever seen. LOVE it!!!

LM
LM
7 years ago

I wish i had someone to twist my hair like that! would take me days to do one set lol. Beyond gorgeous!

Glenda M.
Glenda M.
7 years ago

Beautiful hair and fantastic hair styles!!!

Alisha
7 years ago

So much hair!!! So lovely!

karajw
karajw
7 years ago

Wow!!! Thats a lot beautiful hair, and your twists are really nice

Bobby
Bobby
7 years ago

Her twist are the best I have ever seen on natural hair!! Did she do them herself or went to salon?

Khedesha
Khedesha
7 years ago
Reply to  Bobby

I can do them but My friend who is a hair stylist does my hair

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

Beautiful hair! I love how she starts with flat twists. It makes it look like small cornrows.

erigirl
erigirl
7 years ago

insane! tons of beautiful, healthy, and shiny hair!

Mackenzie
7 years ago

Are your rope twists done on your natural hair, or are they extensions? I do my own twists, but they are much larger. When I try to make them smaller, my twists twist up on themselves forming little spirals. I can’t get them to lay straight except when I get my hair twisted in a shop with extensions. Any advice?

Khedesha
Khedesha
7 years ago
Reply to  Mackenzie

Yes Mackenzie they are done on my own natural hair and when I do them myself it takes hours and they get curls too so I normally use a flat iron to kinda straighten the curls

Jack
Jack
7 years ago
Reply to  Mackenzie

You could also do individual braids. You braid from the root about half an inch or so the make the three strands of hair in to two, then do two-strand twist until you get to the the end. I THINK this is what the Senegalese twists are.

Stacy
Stacy
7 years ago

I love your hair . I have the exact same issues with my hair . Its also long and takes about the same amount time when I wash it . Ive been using Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioning Repair Cream but its been had to source sometimes .I’m gonna try the African pride brand and see how that works out for me . Proof that natural is beautiful ..

Meme
7 years ago

Natural hair looks good on you diva! I especially love the twist styles you do, absolutely gorgeous. Keep on growing your lovely, strong, long hair girlfriend! ^_^

Kad
Kad
7 years ago

, make sure you’re actually doing the rope twist technique where you twist each strand between your fore thumb and index finger while your pulling each strand into a twist.

Beaut Kheddi!!!!

Jennie
7 years ago

Khedz, your natural hair looks great. I myself went natural about a year ago and this was the best decision I made. Your twists looks absolutely amazing.

Tammy
Tammy
7 years ago

Hi girl, your hair rocks, am trying to go natural myself. I know u never permed but what advice can u give me on products to use seeing that am trying to go natural. I too like in Jamaica.….

DiJah
DiJah
7 years ago

Khedz!!! loving your rope twists mama!! Can’t wait to come home and have my sister do mine 🙂

ShayeRose
ShayeRose
7 years ago

realllly nice twists! who does them? i’m in JA and ready for my next hairstyle…

Sonz
Sonz
7 years ago

Great to see another Jamaican here, your hair is lovely 🙂

Saye
Saye
7 years ago

She has beautiful plenty hair and the rope twist hair style is amazing.

Amma Mama
Amma Mama
7 years ago

Ok Ms.Khe-Diiva!
Nice 🙂

Ray
Ray
7 years ago

Oh Lord Jesus that’s beautiful!

trish
trish
7 years ago

Thats so cool…i never thought of styling while wearing protective styles…if i were to do my hair so tiny i would never pull it out though 🙂

J*B*A*R*B*I*E
J*B*A*R*B*I*E
7 years ago

You go girl such beauty,dont ever change the texture of your hair for nothing or no one,its beautiful and your rocking the style

Antoinette Stewart
7 years ago

Your twists are absolutely beautiful! Do you do them yourself or someone at the salon??

Natasha
Natasha
7 years ago

I love your hair I wish I had hair like that.

D.K.
7 years ago

Wow! I love that swirl design!

jenna marie christian
7 years ago

absolutely gorgeous

Yemisi
Yemisi
7 years ago

Your hair is ridiculously amazing!

MrsGlam
7 years ago

Your styles are gorgeous!

autumnfaerie
autumnfaerie
6 years ago

Beautiful girl, beautiful hair.

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