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

Avatar • Apr 18, 2013

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Introduce yourself!
L:
My name is Quisha Livingston, and I’m from Fort Worth, Texas.

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
L:
My mother had been pressuring me to go natural for years, but after watching the coke scene in the movie “Good Hair” I knew it was time to make that transition. I’ve been natural for three years and four months.

How would you describe your texture?
L:
My hair texture is predominantly 3c/4a. It is very thick and coarse. I have to use more product in the front of my hair than anywhere else.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
L:
My styling regimen over the course of the month has been very easy because of my insane workouts (Insanity). I’ve been wearing my hair in a wash n go or rocking a bun. The products that I use are Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Curling Souffle, and Eco Styler Argan Oil Gel.

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What does wash day look like for you?
L:
Wash days are not my favorite. After I get over the fact that I am going to be in the shower for 45 minutes, I part my hair in four sections, wash each section at a time with Tresemme Naturals Shampoo then use Tresemme Naturals Conditioner.

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
L:
My favorite go to hair styles are either a high bun, or I’ll just let my hair go free and wrap a scarf around it.

How do you combat shrinkage?
L:
To be honest shrinkage doesn’t bother me, but I do like my braid outs and twist outs stretched so I do them on a blow out.

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
L:
My problem area is my scalp. During the winter time I have to use more oils than I do any other season.

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
L:
Two do’s for my hair texture are using a deep conditioner with protein and it is a must to keep my ends trimmed.

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
L:
The only don’t I have is to never neglect your hair. Other than that I do as I please. 🙂

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
L:
Tumblr: EmpressKwi.tumblr.com
Instagram: Instagram @empresskwi

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

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Candy
Candy
7 years ago

OMG your hair is so beautiful TO ME! ( I had to put emphasis on the “TO ME” bc your know how ppl are in BGLH. In my eyes, your hair is exactly what I want my hair to be like! Congrats on the transition! I went natural due to the movie “Good Hair” also, after I seem the pop cans melt! (I’m from Chicago, so it’s pop, not soda.)

myblackfriendsays
7 years ago

Interesting she said her mom was pressuring her to go natural–that’s not something you hear very often.

honeybrown1976
honeybrown1976
7 years ago

My mom would occasionally tell me that I should consider going natural. When I actually did, she was thrilled.

Jj
Jj
7 years ago

Good lawd her hair looks GORGEOUS!!

jjac401
jjac401
7 years ago

OMG! What an awesomely healthy, thick, beautiful head of hair. You are obviously taking very good care of it. I can’t wait until mine reaches that length!

eidole
eidole
7 years ago

J’aime!!!

MotherofJ
MotherofJ
7 years ago

OMG! I love love love your hair. It’s not often that I find an icon with hair similar to mine. I am inspired. I have to get my hair shiny and full like yours. Truly beautiful.

Avj21
Avj21
7 years ago

Hair looks so lovely.

cb
cb
7 years ago

Hmmm, interesting

jjac401
jjac401
7 years ago
Reply to  cb

Oh Lawd — a Hater! Whateva!

Jenni
Jenni
7 years ago

Drool City! Lol Her hair is gorgeous!

thefwordprod
thefwordprod
7 years ago

Your hair is soooo versatile. Love it.

Maya
Maya
7 years ago

Can I rinse my hair with aloe vera juice without diluting it everytime I cowash or shoud I dilute it?

thelady
thelady
7 years ago
Reply to  Maya

try it and see, every head of hair is different

80sbabee
80sbabee
7 years ago

How long has she been natural. Her HAIR is AMAZING!!!

Mar aime
Mar aime
7 years ago

Tres encourageant !!!

Camillia
Camillia
7 years ago

Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the versatility as well.

Shawntee
Shawntee
7 years ago

OMG…i have finally found my hair twin!!! i cant wait until mine grows out like yours. I thought i was the only person on earth with SUPER coarse 3c hair but i see that i am not. i really needed the tips/regimen because i have been SO frustrated with the low-porosity, thick hair. thank you sooo much!

LaToya
LaToya
7 years ago

Yeah.…That’s some beautiful hair!!! Tremendous growth for 3 years!!

herlucidsky
7 years ago

Another beautiful head of hair with so much versatility!!

jungfrau1010
jungfrau1010
7 years ago

That’s a lot of gorgeous hair. Love the versatility of your styles. Your big bodacious afro is giving me life!!

jordyn
jordyn
7 years ago

OMG. I HATE U LOL

Shell
7 years ago

Quisha, your hair is beautiful.

Karin
Karin
7 years ago

Very beautiful hair. If my natural hair was like this then I wouldn’t need a relaxer.

Sophie
Sophie
7 years ago

Oh my gosh *searches floor for jaw that dropped and rolled behind the couch*… this hair is amazing! It’s not like mine, but I just love seeing how beautiful hair can be in its different forms. Another great icon!

Quisha
7 years ago

Thank you so much ladies for your kind words!!:)

Jennifer
Jennifer
7 years ago

Hi, just wondering, when you had short hair, were you able to define your curls and how?

Robin
Robin
7 years ago

DIZZAM!!!! Hair porn at it’s finest, LOL. Beautiful, gorgeous hair!!!

Faye
Faye
7 years ago

OMG!!! Beautiful hair. I so wish my was this texture and length.!!!

anon
anon
7 years ago

Your hair is very beautiful. But sometimes looking at these pics of girls with the prettier and longer hair is kind of depressing for me.You are VERY looky that you are not completely african descent and mixed with something but unfortunately for me that is not the case. I hate my short, ugly 4C hair that is sooooo difficult to grow. you less ”textured” hair people will never understand the difficulties of 4c hair. That is why people with textured hair like this are more willing to post pics of themselves as they have the nicer/ longer hair. I really… Read more »

Candy
Candy
7 years ago
Reply to  anon

Don’t EVER feel this way! Being mixed has nothing to do w beauty! Dark skin is beautiful! Be proud! Media and ignorance from society is making you feel this way! No one can stop you if you have knowledge of self! Learn about who you are and find yourself. Your issue is larger than hair! Love thyself! Took me a long time to know this!

anon
anon
7 years ago
Reply to  Candy

It really is an absolute torture feeling like this. It is seriously causing me to become depressed and dislike myself even more. I have always been told how ugly i was because of the colour of my skin and my hair. In high school i was threathened by my entire class to get a perm or they will continue to torture me. Someone even told me that they would bring a gun to shoot me if i didnt do it. Now in my early twenties and despite being educated i am still feeling some negative adverse effects from the whole… Read more »

Candy
Candy
7 years ago
Reply to  anon

They only made you feel that way bc they knew it bothered you! Sometimes in life, you have to let the feelings go of caring or listening to ignorance. If this was a group of ppl from other race doing this, YOU REALLY SHOULDN’T CARE! They really were jealous and that’s why they tried/did intimidate you. You have to let the past go. I have always been made fun of. I’m in my late 20’s and still trying to work through it. You have find something within yourself, to bring you up! You can’t accept validation from others. As far… Read more »

linnie
linnie
7 years ago
Reply to  anon

You really need to spend more time looking at some of the hair pics on You Tube. There are plenty of pics of ladies with 4c hair and they are doing marvelous things with their thick hair. And you do need to realize that we all have our own look and hair type which means we are all beautiful in our own individual ways. And really, just because someone has a lighter skin tone does not mean they are MIXED. And so what if they are-that doesn’t automatically mean someone is beautiful. African Americans come in all shapes/sizes/hair types/colors. That… Read more »

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