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Myriam // Multi-Texture Style Icon

Avatar • Mar 31, 2013

*Prepared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1MeNaturally

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Introduce yourself!
M:
My name is Myriam (but almost everyone calls me Mymou). I am from Cameroon, but I have been living in France for ten years.

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
M:
I went natural because of envy. I never had problems with my relaxed hair, but I hated relaxers even though I was only getting 2 per year. One day while on the internet I found a blog showcasing naturalista beauties and I was like…How do they do that? How do they manage their natural texture?…I want that too. And there it was. I transitioned for about 7 months and cut it all off. I have been natural for 5 years now.

How would you describe your texture?
M:
My hair texture.…that’s a question I don’t really know the answer to. In the middle it seems to be 3C, in the back of my head 4A, but on my temples I have a 4B texture. My hair is really dense, but not coarse at all. Well actually only when it is well moisturized.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
M:
During a month I rock either twists or buns. Those are my favorite styles cause I am lazy as…whatever. I will twist my hair on Sunday, rock my twists for the entire week, untwist it on Friday and rock my twist out for the weekend, then it’s wash day. I bun my hair especially to protect my ends. It is easy and simple to do, and I think it is very classy. I love high buns. If it wasn’t for my YouTube channel, I swear I would not be doing any other hairstyle on my hair.

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What does wash day look like for you?
M:
I wash my hair once a week. I am currently using a brand named Farida B. The night before wash day I use her preShampoo Mask on my hair. Put a shower cap on it and go to bed. The next morning I wash with the HydraRforce Shampoo, then apply the other mask of the same brand. Rinse it out and dry my hair with a towel. I then use a conditioner that I pick up randomly between my favs: Oyin Handmade Hair Dew, or Curl and Style Milk from Shea Moisture, to moisturize my hair. Then I twist it up and I am done for the week. Two or three days after the shampoo if I feel like my hair is dry I will spray a little water on it, reapply my conditioner, and seal with olive oil or shea butter. I do this only during winter when it is cold because during the summer I cowash almost everyday. At the end of the week I will undo my twists and rock my twist out for the weekend.

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
M:
A big fluffy fro…When I don’t have time I don’t want to do anything with my hair so I’ll either let my Afro out or bun it. Depends on if I don’t mind having my hair in my face that day.

How do you combat shrinkage?
M:
The banding method is my best friend. I band my hair while loose, I band it while in twists…I band it whenever I want my hair stretched.

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
M:
My temples are my main problem area. They are sensitive if braided too tight, or if I do a puff or a bun too tight. I get pimples or my hair will break off. Also the back of my hair is really coily. I have to detangle it often if I don’t want it to become dreads.

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
M:
Use and abuse of conditioner and masks. Always seal in the moisture.

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
M:
Never brush it or comb it dry. I don’t do braid outs…My hair looks frizzy at the moment that I take the braids out.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
M:
Yes I have a YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/mymou, A blog: http://living-my-blessedlife.blogspot.com and even a Facebook page: Mymou’s youtube channel.

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Shannon
Shannon
7 years ago

Love her hair and especially love her lipstick colors! Those bright colors are gorgeous on her! What a beauty!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mymou
7 years ago
Reply to  Shannon

Thank you very much Shannon 🙂

Irene
Irene
7 years ago

Beautiful Hair,gorgeous Lady!I love the pointers you gave for your hair care regimen!Have uploaded a hairstyle that would look really nice on your hair especially with its thickness and for those times you feel slightly challenged when it comes to styling!Bless up!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vJnIAC1za0

Mymou
7 years ago
Reply to  Irene

hi Irene I will def check out your style 🙂 thank you

Irene
Irene
7 years ago
Reply to  Mymou

Thank you Mymou!Much appreciated!Bless up! x

Antrelise
7 years ago
Reply to  Irene

@ Irene. I tried your hair style on YouTube, it didn’t really work on my hair (I think my hair is too thin and curly). BUT, I discovered that its a great method for stretching my hair!! It’s almost like wrapping it (but without bushing or combing it). The only thing I changed was I didn’t tuck the nape under, I just did it the same way. So thanks!! Maybe this tip can help someone else.

Irene
Irene
7 years ago
Reply to  Antrelise

Hi lovely!Am so glad you tried out the hairstyle!Thank you for the interest,i am really honoured.Please connect with me on YouTube from time to time,am sure there is bound to be a hairstyle that would look beautiful on you!Thank you so much once again!Bless up!

eve-audrey
eve-audrey
7 years ago

a fellow cameroonian! you look awesome and your hair looks almost exactly like mine. i have the dreading problem too if i stay more than a week without detangling except i have it all over my head lol

well i just realized that i connected to this site regularly this week end i might have known you were coming this is a good way to start the week ^^

eve-audrey
eve-audrey
7 years ago
Reply to  eve-audrey

ps: i really want your buns!

Mymou
7 years ago
Reply to  eve-audrey

you can check my youtube channel dear all my tuts are there 🙂

Mymou
7 years ago
Reply to  eve-audrey

have a nice week dear even if it almost the end of it!! hope you have a beautiful weather wherever you are take care 🙂

shelikes
shelikes
7 years ago

you really have pretty hair. it looks so soft, but in a way that doesn’t seem like its all product. love it!!!!

Mymou
7 years ago
Reply to  shelikes

thank you

Vonnie
Vonnie
7 years ago

Beautiful hair! Our regimens are almost alike, with the banding & only wearing hair out 1–2 days a week. I have so much going on and can’t really worry about my hair so much.

Mymou
7 years ago
Reply to  Vonnie

ah aha ah I def can understand you 🙂

Antrelise
7 years ago

I checked out your channel because I wanted to find a tutorial on how you do your buns. It’s really one of the prettiest I’ve seen. But I could find it. Do you have one, and if not could you make one (and if possible.…..one in English). Please consider 🙂

Mymou
7 years ago
Reply to  Antrelise

Hi dear Thank you I have a bun tutorial it is in french but of course you dont even need to understand what I say as it is showned in the video here is the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtpjONGSnn8 hope you enjoy

Monika
7 years ago
Reply to  Mymou

Thank you so much!! I watched it and I am doing it tomorrow 🙂

Venil
Venil
7 years ago

For the first time ever (on any hair blog or vlog) have I seen someone’s hair that looks exactly like mine in texture. You have some great styles especially the bond. Good job!

Mymou
7 years ago
Reply to  Venil

thank you so much

Amma Mama
Amma Mama
7 years ago

Your makeup is on point. I love your brows.

Mymou
7 years ago
Reply to  Amma Mama

thank you

jjac401
jjac401
7 years ago

Pretty lady and pretty hair! You rock the bun style!

Mymou
7 years ago
Reply to  jjac401

thank you 🙂

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