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Holly // 3C Natural Hair Style Icon

Avatar • Jul 13, 2013

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Introduce yourself!
H:
Holly Ann Clayton (Freedom). Freedom is my alter ego last name.

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
H:
I’ve been natural my whole life. My mother didn’t wanna put that “creamy crack” in my hair.

How would you describe your texture?
H:
My hair is a mixture between 3c and 4a, the majority of it is 3c. My hair behaves well when tamed lol and it’s ridiculously THICK!

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
H:
My hair regime varies. Most of the time you can catch my hair in a bun or a french twist just because I get lazy and they’re quick easy styles. My go to products are Aunt Jackie’s Knot on My Watch Instant Detangling Therapy, Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Edge Control, EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) and Aunt Jackie’s Curl La La Defining Curl Custard.

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What does wash day look like for you?
H:
Lately I’ve been using the Shea Moisture line and unfortunately I’m finding their products to be a little drying to the hair. So I add a little extra virgin olive oil to the conditioner. I tend to co-wash most of the time. Once I feel like my hair has a lot of build up, I’ll pre-poo using the Shea Moisture line.

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
H:
Go to style? Hands down “Ninja Bun”.

How do you combat shrinkage?
H:
I really don’t have too much shrinkage, so I embrace it!

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
H:
Areas that I used to have to pay a lot of attention to were the nape of my neck. Now that is shaved off. I find the back of my hair to be a little dry though, so I make sure to keep that area extra moisturized.

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
H:
Do two strand twist.

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
H:
Don’t sleep without a bonnet and/or a silk scarf.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
H:
Tumblr: hollyannsoul.tumblr.com
Instagram: hollyhoodblvd

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Rachel
Rachel
7 years ago

Pretty hair petty girl. Go Pats!

Holly Clayton
7 years ago
Reply to  Rachel

Lol thanks! R.i.p Aaron Hernandez

K
K
7 years ago

One day on tumblr about a year ago I saw that photo of your silhouette while leaned against blue ceramic tile!!! I thought it was absolutely gawgeous!

Allison
7 years ago
Reply to  K

Me TOO!! Dare I say.…..Tutorial!?

A
A
7 years ago
Reply to  Allison

Me three! OMG! OMG! OMG!

I remember that picture from years ago and I’ve always wanted to see a full picture of the style. Would you ever consider doing a tutorial? Oh, pretty please! I’m so happy you were finally featured.

Also, the shaved nape — gorgeous!

p.s. If you do decide on the hair tutorial, might as well toss in the eyebrow and make-up tutorial too.

Nkem
Nkem
7 years ago
Reply to  A

I’m saying! Sharing the wealth is good for us all! lol

Holly Clayton
7 years ago
Reply to  K

Awww man thank you so much ladies yeah I honestly didn’t think anyone would like that up do as much as they did. It was such an easy style. I’m thinking about creating a YT account simply b/c I’ve gotten so many request on that particular style.

Love JAH
Love JAH
7 years ago

So pretty! All that hair…and the cut! Love it all!

stephanieb
stephanieb
7 years ago
Reply to  Love JAH

Agree, I love her hair!!

Holly Clayton
7 years ago
Reply to  Love JAH

Thank you! ????

Jenni
Jenni
7 years ago

Gorgeous!!

sammi
sammi
7 years ago

Wow! So you’re the one in the pic with the blue tile?!I always wondered who that was.. I love your hairstyle in the pic.. its so hot 🙂

Jessica
Jessica
7 years ago

Her hairstyles are so cute. I wish she gave more information on her styling regime though. I want to know how she achieved those gorgeous curls.

Holly Clayton
7 years ago
Reply to  Jessica

Which curls are you referring to? 9 times out of ten it’s either 2 strand twist Bantu knots or flexirods.

Anonty
Anonty
7 years ago

She has sooo much hair — the style is nice but does it require that length to recreate it?

Holly Clayton
7 years ago
Reply to  Anonty

No it actually doesn’t the key to that style is bobby pins.

Camillia
Camillia
7 years ago

Love it!!

eve-audrey
eve-audrey
7 years ago

wow beautiful girl! do you blow dry your hair to do your twists outs? (i assumed it was twists outs)

Holly Clayton
7 years ago
Reply to  eve-audrey

No I typically do it on damp hair b/c it drys a lot quicker.

bspycee
bspycee
7 years ago

America’s Top Model!

Holly Clayton
7 years ago
Reply to  bspycee

Thanks hopefully one day.

ema
ema
7 years ago

what a pretty girl and her haiiiiiiirrr <3 🙂

Holly Clayton
7 years ago
Reply to  ema

Gracia!

Caramelcurls
Caramelcurls
7 years ago

Gorgeous hair on a gorgeous girl!

Nkem
Nkem
7 years ago

Miss HOLLY!!!!! You are FAB! But seriously tho, can us fellow natural sistas get a tutorial on the hairstyle with you leaning on the blue tile?! Please share lol!

Holly Clayton
7 years ago
Reply to  Nkem

Just for you yes I promise !

Nkem
Nkem
7 years ago
Reply to  Holly Clayton

Yay!!!! Can’t wait!

Tay
Tay
7 years ago

That haircut in the back is fierce! And she’s from Boston? I may need her as a hair buddy to help me tame my crazy kinks lol. Plus she’s pretty.

mlank64
mlank64
7 years ago

Gorgeous lady and that updo with her leaning on the blue tile is so elegant and classic. In one of the photos she reminds me of Jodi Watley. Anyways, please get a Youtube channel going.…makeup and hair and whatever you choose to share.

Chantell
7 years ago

Beautiful hair young lady!

Heidi
6 years ago
Reply to  Chantell

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