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Christine // 4B Natural Hair Style Icon

Avatar • Aug 18, 2013

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Introduce yourself!
C:
My name is Christine Amor and I’m from the lovely state of New York.

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
C:
For the simple fact that I’ve always been obsessed with big, curly hair! One day it just dawned on me that my actual hair has curls. So I decided to stray away from perms and return my hair to its natural state. I’ve been natural for 3 years and 7 months.

How would you describe your texture?
C:
My hair texture truly has a mind of its own. My hair is thick and coarse. I love that I can find a variety of different textures in my hair! You can find strands ranging anywhere from a 3c to a 4b, but I can predominantly find the 4b texture throughout my hair.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
C:
I usually begin the month with a blowout style. After that I usually do a bantu knot out or cocoon curls with one of my favorite products, Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie. After that style has ran its course I will either high bun or do a wash and go puff. These styles will usually take up my month.

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What does wash day look like for you?
C:
Before washing my hair I usually detangle using Kinky Curly Knot Today. This just cuts my whole wash process in half. I proceed to wash my hair with Shea Moisture Moisture Retention Shampoo. I love that stuff! I have low porosity strands and that is one of the few things that can actually moisturize my hair from the inside out. After I wash I either deep condition with Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque or I use Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner. Any steps after that depend on what style I want to do.

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
C:
I love my high bun style! It only takes me a few minutes!

How do you combat shrinkage?
C:
Heat! This is not a natural who is anti heat. I love my blow dryer!

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
C:
Since my hair has grown, my high bun styles are harder to achieve, so I’m noticing my edges need a little more attention.

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
C:
Helping your hair keep in its moisture by either sealing or using products that are geared towards keeping hair moisturized.

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
C:
Do not apply heat to your hair without a great heat protectant!

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
C:
www.Youtube.com/AmorArtistry
www.Instagram.com/AmorArtistry
www.Facebook.com/AmorArtistry

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Toni
Toni
7 years ago

I’m not a heat lover but, it is nice to see a natural who likes a little heat now and again and heavily advocates a heat protectant. I tend to be very, very anti heat. My sister has recently tried to get me to flatiron my hair once a month in order to combat pixie knots. I’ve been adamantly against such a frequent straightening regimen thus far but, maybe I will consider it in the future.

Rachel
Rachel
7 years ago
Reply to  Toni

I’m not “anti heat” but I am anti flat iron for now lol. I still own a nice one that I kept since I purchased during my relaxers days but I have not been tempted to use it since going natural. I do regularly stretch with my blow dryer on low heat or cool setting. If I do my twists too late the night before it is a must that I help them along the drying process the ngiht before. They will NOT be 100% dry the next morning, and usually the back of my head can sometimes still be… Read more »

TINA SMITH
TINA SMITH
7 years ago
Reply to  Toni

DON’T DO IT YOU’LL REGRET IT

Courtney
Courtney
7 years ago
Reply to  TINA SMITH

Everybody’s hair is different.…Okay?…remember that before you come on here with ALL CAPS

maxine
maxine
7 years ago

Beautiful hair and love the attitude.

Cynthia
Cynthia
7 years ago

I LOVE YOUR HAIR!!!!!! AND FINALLLYYYY SOMEONE WHO DOESN’T CONDEMN HEAT!!!!!!!! I mean, I use heat. I will, like, maybe blowdry once every 6 or 7 weeks, but if you use heat in MODERATION, people, then you get beautiful hair that is easier to manage as well.

TINA SMITH
TINA SMITH
7 years ago
Reply to  Cynthia

FUCK HEAT

Corinne
Corinne
7 years ago
Reply to  TINA SMITH

what da hell is your problem????i tell you some of these illuminati naturals get under my skin LOL i don’t heat but i don’t knock a natural for using heat styling responsibly,some like using heat to stretch hair out to a more “manageable” state *shrugs*

Courtney
Courtney
7 years ago
Reply to  TINA SMITH

Fuck you lol

Stace
Stace
7 years ago
Reply to  TINA SMITH

They haven’t realized you TINA SMITH are a necessary evil. This site wouldn’t be the same without you. See this way we get a balanced argument and and interesting post to read. I long time stopped getting worked up over it.

Courtney
Courtney
7 years ago
Reply to  Stace

@stace like who is she? I see her everywhere and it’s always negative

Stace
Stace
7 years ago
Reply to  Courtney

I have no idea lol

DC
DC
7 years ago
Reply to  Courtney

She’s a troll. Lots of forums have them. Don’t feed her and eventually she’ll go away…

Sassy24
Sassy24
7 years ago

Love

Coconut + Cream
7 years ago

I am overwhelmed with serious envy right now — therefore I will post my one comment here and leave it at that. I will not type in all caps for my keyboard will explode. I will not make use of exclamation marks either.I will not return to see her glorious and magnificent mane, face and body which will send me into a fit of heated envy once more. Too much gorgeousness in one day.

Lord and saviour forgive me.

Amen.

TINA SMITH
TINA SMITH
7 years ago

PSYCHO MUCH?

MaYa
MaYa
7 years ago
Reply to  TINA SMITH

U really do not sound like a lady! And if you are a lady, then u must belong to the street or roadside!!!

mercy
mercy
7 years ago

Wow wow wow!!! That high puff…LOVE.

treece12
treece12
7 years ago

So much hair! I love how thick her hair is.

Sjamie
Sjamie
7 years ago

Pretty pretty hair!!!!

.T.
.T.
7 years ago

wow. gorgeous

alice
alice
7 years ago

Lovely hair.

Monica
7 years ago

Your hair is amazing ! Its so thick and pretty… And your blowouts and buns are perf ! I think I’m in love with your hair lol

Camillia
Camillia
7 years ago

She and her hair.…A‑MA-ZING!!!!

yoco
yoco
7 years ago

Great, big fluffy hair. Love it!

Inas
Inas
7 years ago

Omg her hair is awesome and such a pretty girl 🙂

GT
GT
7 years ago

If those curls are from a wash and go then she is not predominantly 4b since 4b doesn’t curl naturally. I don’t know, I don’t want to knock anyone but sometimes the categorising on this site makes no sense because the person may ID with 4b but when you look at their hair, that’s not what you can see. Either way it’s lovely looking.

AnonSince87
AnonSince87
7 years ago
Reply to  GT

I was actually thinking she is 3B/C. Please no one jump down on me; I’m not forcing her to label herself 3B/C and I’m not coming at her. No it doesn’t matter what type she is, I’m just saying what I see her type as. Her hair is beautiful 🙂

Jasmine
Jasmine
7 years ago
Reply to  GT

The curls are pretty tight and aren’t super defined. You can even see the tight wavy “S” curls. She said primarily 4B and that’s what it looks like. My hair looks like that and I say mine is 4B, too.

Nappy4C Rocks
Nappy4C Rocks
7 years ago
Reply to  GT

+1

Saye
Saye
7 years ago

You look beautiful and your hair is also. I am not anti-heat either but I make sure not to use heat excessively. Whenever I use it’s used on clean hair and I use the heat protectant.

Guest1234
Guest1234
7 years ago

Sorry, but that’s not 4b hair. I realize that I’m inciting the “we are the world, we aallll have the same hair” crowd, but seriously, that’s kind of annoying. I clicked hoping to see some 4b styles with bushy kinks, and I get smooth sides and curls instead. Nice hair, but not terribly helpful for my purposes.

Can we PUH-LEAZE get some hair-type honesty going around here? This is silly.

Guest1234
Guest1234
7 years ago
Reply to  Guest1234

One last thing. The whole purpose of hair typing is to create some uniform categories so that we have a general idea what to expect when we’re discussing hair. If we’re not even going to TRY to adequately type our hair, we may as well just drop the 4B label from the posting altogether. So save me the “she can type her hair however she wants to” speech that’s sure to follow. It’s kind of like why we categorize living things. If I’m looking for a tree, I don’t need a bumble bee telling me “but I AAMMM A tree.… Read more »

stay
stay
7 years ago
Reply to  Guest1234

Honestly, it’s just hair. Chill boo.

Guest1234
Guest1234
7 years ago
Reply to  stay

No, actually. It’s just a waste of my time. I don’t tend to be chill about that. But you can.

Nappy4C Rocks
Nappy4C Rocks
7 years ago
Reply to  Guest1234

lol, now now Guest1234; I agree with you I think the early EARLY type 4BC icons were true type 4BC.…now ‘sigh’ idk, lately, uh-no…I agree not 4B

Courtney
Courtney
7 years ago
Reply to  Guest1234

So why did you respond if it’s a “waste of your time”? I’m not being rude just asking. So don’t come at me with your nasty ass attitude 🙂

Guest1234
Guest1234
7 years ago
Reply to  Guest1234

,

To express my discontent with a site that I generally peruse because I respect it enough. You see, that is what adults do. Before I take my business (e.g. page clicks) elsewhere, it’s considered a courtesy to let the proprietors know of the reason for dissatisfaction with their content so they have a chance to either agree or disagree before they lose a reader.

As for a nasty ass attitude. I don’t know what you’re talking about. What I provided is called constructive criticism. If you can’t tell the difference.…well, I can’t help you. Good luck with that, tho.

Christine Amor
Christine Amor
7 years ago
Reply to  Guest1234

The question asked was which hair type is most found in my hair. As stated my hair has many different hair textures, which I love! The front of my hair are loser curls and my 4b hair texture can not be seen due to that. Sorry if this offended you so much, but thank you for checking out this page any way! 🙂

Titch
Titch
7 years ago
Reply to  Christine Amor

Nobody is offended by you. I think that you would usually be labelled as a multi textured icon so I suppose people were expecting a head of 4b because of the main title when the sub-head confusingly includes all your textures. The site should maintain a little consistency.

la*belle
la*belle
7 years ago
Reply to  Guest1234

lol @ ‘we are the world…’ I also expected to see a head of kinks, like mine. She has gorgeous, healthy hair. But if i were a newbie doing some research of what my 4b fro would look like, this would be most confusing/misleading. The whole hair typing thing can be useful but is just sooo subjective.

Kan
Kan
7 years ago
Reply to  Guest1234

Thank you @ Guest1234 for your comments — that’s exactly what I was thinking. The poster is absoultely GORGEOUS with simply BEAUTIFUL hair, but it’s not 4B hair. Which is TOTALLY FINE. It’s just that when we click on something that says 4B, we get excited because we get to see someone with hair that behaves like ours and can get an idea of styles, techniques that will work on us. When I saw her pictures I was like, well dang — that’s not how my hair looks! She appears to be 3c to me. I actually feel the exact… Read more »

Jj
Jj
7 years ago

Werk HUNTY YAAAAS!!

neosolediva
neosolediva
7 years ago

Gorgeous hair, gorgeous girl!!!!

Elise
Elise
7 years ago

It appears some hoodrats have internet access now. Some of the comments on here are beyond ignorant. If cyber bullying makes you feel good about yourself, you obviously have a very sad existence. Anywho, her hair is NOT 4b. That is all. It is what it is, or better yet, is not. Otherwise, beautiful 3c hair!!!

TWA4now
TWA4now
7 years ago

Very, very, very, nice #anotherhaircrush

ema
ema
7 years ago

love her hair and she is beautiful too. i think the hair typing is always not so easy to make. because i also have multiple-textured hair.

alice
alice
7 years ago

Your hair is beautiful. I wanted to ask, with regards to the fifth picture from the top left, do you blow your hair before you use perm rods or rollers??

Christine Amor
Christine Amor
7 years ago
Reply to  alice

Thank you! They are cocoon curls,I think that will be my next tutorial on YouTube =)

Hyspin
Hyspin
7 years ago

HAIR PORN!!!

*drools uncontrollably*

She has the exact hair I want and her texture looks exactly like mine. If only my hair growth rate was above average instead of below it and if I could retain all my length.

*Sigh* sadly I made my hair goal before I knew my growth rate was 3 in/year and trimming my hair twice the past year. Making my retained length only an inch. 🙁

I need to find a network of very slow growers.

But I love your hair.

Tanya
Tanya
7 years ago
Reply to  Hyspin

I would like to join your network. xD

RukiyatG
7 years ago
Reply to  Hyspin

Hyspin, are you trying any growth techniques (i.e. scalp massage, growth serums, scalp oils, etc)? I have 4b/c hair and have had a lot of sucess with the techniques I’ve incorporated. My growth is 6 inches a year steady, and with proper care of my ends I only trim about 1/4 inch per trim every 6 months or so. Of course you are the master of your own hair journey, but just thought I’d ask in case I could offer any suggestions. Hope the question doesn’t offend you.

Hyspin
Hyspin
7 years ago
Reply to  RukiyatG

Actually I haven’t tried any hair serums and didn’t think of doing head messages regularly. My honey offers, but it he seems to offer just after I did my hair and he too rough to do it on styled hair. Lol. But I will definetly consider that. As for anything else to help with hair growth I really only adjust my diet for more plant life, less gluten base, and water. Everything else is for retention like low manipulation styles primarily twist my and myself both agree buns aren’t working us. 😉 I am not offended at all, any suggestions that… Read more »

Hyspin
Hyspin
7 years ago
Reply to  RukiyatG

I meant: my hair and myself both agree buns aren’t for us.

RukiyatG
7 years ago
Reply to  Hyspin

(Why do men always want to play in our hair when it’s done?… Smh) Well, for scalp massages I dip my finger tips in a bit of blended oils (coconut, castor, vit E, jojoba, eucalyptus, & rosemary- not all equal portions, but well blended) then rub gently in sections all over my scalp. The oils in the blend all consist of nutritive properties for hair follicle health (I’ve read up on this. Thx BGLH & other sources!) The massage stimulates growth and allows the oils to penetrate. I do this at the end of the day, sitting in bed, as… Read more »

Anon
Anon
7 years ago
Reply to  RukiyatG

As a 4c who wears twists 24/7 to manage my thick, dense and very kinky hair, I would not be able to follow this without messing up my style that needs to last a week. It sounds like it’s really working for you and I’ve never thought about growth oils before.

I’d love to know how you take care of your ends apart from moisturising and sealing?

RukiyatG
7 years ago
Reply to  Anon

For my ends I have a few techniques. The short answer is that I use aloe vera gel, Cantu Shea Butter, and Wild Growth Oil. The long answer is as follows: If my hair is out in a fro- I take a few finger scoops of Cantu Shea Butter in my palms, rub together, then graze it over my fro to coat the ends. This provides the moisture right where I need it, then I do the same thing with a light coating of oil like the WGO. If I’m wearing a twist out- I chunky twist at night, and on… Read more »

Kelcie
Kelcie
7 years ago

Lookin’ good!!!

la*belle
la*belle
7 years ago

beautiful, healthy hair.

jjac401
jjac401
7 years ago

Yep — I have a haircrush! This is a beautiful head of natural hair! Thank you!!!

D.K.
7 years ago

Wow girl, that hair is awesome! Lovin’ it!

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Lee
Lee
7 years ago

I am in love with her hair!!!!

cacey
cacey
7 years ago

beautiful head of hair!

S
S
7 years ago

Hey Christine, what have you done to your hair for it to look the way it does in the main first photo (it is the third one in the thumbnails- white halterneck)?
Thanks

Christine Amor
Christine Amor
7 years ago
Reply to  S

I’m going to have a youtube video on that soon, but it’s a wash and go =)

lalala
lalala
7 years ago

I actually think, she has 4b hair.
She has a vid on youtube, a bun tutorial, where u can perfectly see her hair.
Also she mentioned using heat on a regular basis. Another youtube ylogger LONGHAIRDONTCARE, who did this altered her hair by using hair regularly.
THats it…

peeps, if she says so than just accept it. i dont think she made a mistake or is dumb.

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