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Farida // 3C/A Natural Hair Style Icon

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Introduce yourself!
F:
My Name is Farida, also known as Remedy on my YouTube channel and I am from London.

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
F:
I have been relaxer free for just over two and a half years. There was a time that I thought going relaxer free was crazy, I mean why would anyone choose that? Boy have my views changed. My mum used to texlax my hair every 8 weeks, however around the time I was due a relaxer she was on a vacation and for the first time in over 18 years I saw some of the texture, which I had previously avoided like the plague. It was a revelation and I loved what I saw.

How would you describe your texture?
F:
I have a thick head of hair, which is 3a in the back and 3c at the front.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
F:
I do a three week rotation in my regimen. I do a monthly henna treatment after washing my hair with African Black Soap to strengthen my hair, and always follow this with a moisturizing deep conditioner. The following week I cowash and deep condition. In the final week of my rotation I cleanse with Rhassoul Clay and follow with a deep condition again. This ensures a balance of strength and moisture.

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What does wash day look like for you?
F:
I prepoo with a coconut oil such as Vatika whilst I lightly detangle. I wash with either Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Shampoo or liquid African Black Soap. I then mix up my Giovanni Smooth As Silk Deeper Moisture Conditioner with a tablespoon of my favourite oils – raw virgin coconut oil, avocado oil and extra virgin olive oil as well as a couple of drops of lavender and rosemary. I leave it in my hair for at least an hour with or without heat (my steam without a steamer method). I then proceed to finger detangle and rinse. I then carry out my wash and go routine putting in my Giovanni Direct Leave-in Conditioner and sealing with aloe vera juice and raw virgin coconut oil.

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
F:
I just moisturize, seal and throw my hair up into a simple bun.

How do you combat shrinkage?
F:
I am not too bothered about shrinkage, but whenever I do want to stretch out my hair I detangle dry hair with coconut oil and place my hair into large twists to stretch it out. Alternatively I use the banding method.

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
F:
Single strand knots — I seem to be getting more and more of these with increased length.

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
F:
Do use aloe vera juice to get curls popping and shiny, and to minimize tangles. Use twists as a protective style to minimize tangles.

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
F:
Do not go for longer than a week without a deep condition and detangle. Do not comb out curls and leave hair out.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
F:
Curly Proverbz on YouTube and Facebook. Instagram: Remz316. You can find videos of my hair journey, wash and go routine and regimen on my channel.

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JENNID
JENNID
7 years ago

You got some healthy looking hair! Looks like your taking excellent care of it. I like your idea of 3 week rotation for treatments. May try something similar soon using protein conditioned instead of henna.

Farida
7 years ago
Reply to  JENNID

Thank you very much Jennid it has worked very well for me. Let me know how you go 🙂

sa
sa
7 years ago

Gorgeous hair!

Farida
7 years ago
Reply to  sa

Thanks doll

Jj
Jj
7 years ago

Whoa beautiful girl and hair! I needed more pics lol

ema
ema
7 years ago
Reply to  Jj

thought exactly the same lol 🙂 i want to see more pics of this beautiful girl.

Farida
7 years ago
Reply to  ema

Awww thank you ladies. x So sweet

Aprille
7 years ago

Lovely woman, lovely hair. I have been following you on YT for a while and I love your videos!

Farida
7 years ago
Reply to  Aprille

Thanks babe I really do appreciate the support 🙂

Yuri
Yuri
7 years ago

I wouldn’t even relax my hair in the first place if it was like that.

Farida
7 years ago
Reply to  Yuri

haha yes very true but as an 8 / 9 year old I did not really appreciate what I had

mlank64
mlank64
7 years ago

I just subscribed to her Youtube channel. What a beautiful, insightful, knowledgeable women. Still looking and enjoying all her videos. Great information and a great inspiration to us naturals.

Farida
7 years ago
Reply to  mlank64

Thank you very much. I really do appreciate it.…

ema
ema
7 years ago

just beautiful.

Farida
7 years ago
Reply to  ema

Thank you so much

Dawn
Dawn
7 years ago

Pretty lady and hair, but I have questions: Is she transitioning? Did she clip her relaxed/texlaxed ends along the way to her mid-back hair goal?

Farida
7 years ago
Reply to  Dawn

I clipped as I went along to be honest some set backs forced my hand. I think texlaxed hair is pretty much gone now

7fille
7fille
7 years ago

Gorgeous hair… and tons of it! I also love your three week approach to care. 🙂

Terry
Terry
7 years ago

She is absolutely beautiful!

Farida
7 years ago

Thank you beautiful ladies for your sweet kind comments x 🙂

Andie
Andie
7 years ago

Beautiful girl and love the hair and will be subbing on YT. 🙂

Lana
7 years ago

LOVE her hair. Such a beautiful texture. I’m more of a 4 gal myself, but I like to keep em guessing with my Kurly Klips when I feel like getting my Farida on 😉 Will definitely be subbing.
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Skyler
Skyler
7 years ago

Loving the increasing number of 3cs with length. I was beginning to wonder if there were any lol. Definitely an inspiration though. Thanks bglh!

Jacky
Jacky
7 years ago

Beautiful lady with beautiful hair

Liz
Liz
7 years ago

Girl, u r one of the most beautiful women in the world!loved ur style!love from Brazil.

Delia
Delia
7 years ago

I am very new to the natural phase.… My hair is short and very kinky.…..dont get me wrong i love it.…I JUST DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dani
7 years ago

UGH!!

We have the same hair texture and you are 100% correct. I’ve been natural since 2008. I’ve since colored and cut my hair, but when I was determined to grow it, the longer it got, the more single-strand knots I had.

It was a huge problem and the only solution I found was to just keep my hair a shorter length.

Single stand knots are a strange phenomenon.

EUREKA CALHOUN
7 years ago

Beautiful hair and great regimen!!!!

D.K.
7 years ago

Love it, and the regimen sounds nice and simple too.

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Margaret
Margaret
7 years ago

Love this lady and her very informative youtube channel. Beautiful, vibrant and inspirational. Gorgeous hair and love the simple regimen. 🙂

Fee
Fee
7 years ago

What a beautiful woman! She’s incredibly open, honest and thorough in her Youtube videos and inspires me to not give up on my hair journey. Keep bouncing those gorgeous curls girlie!

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colalover
colalover
7 years ago

So sweet.You have great hair!

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