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Chalise // 4C Natural Hair Style Icon

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Introduce yourself!
C:
Hello-hello 🙂 My name’s Chalise and I’m from New Jersey, born and raised.

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
C:
I’ve been natural since late 2003. I was always interested in other people’s natural hair but it wasn’t until my first year in college that I became enthralled by the concept of letting my hair grow out and making the switch. Students were rocking their curls in different styles or wore kinky curly extensions and it made me wonder about my own curl pattern. I decided to skip appointments for touch-ups (it was becoming too expensive to maintain) and put my hair in protective styles like braids and buns. Ever since then I’ve been enjoying the freedom and versatility of being natural.

How would you describe your texture?
C:
I’m 4c baby! My strands are very coarse and dense.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
C:
When it comes to hairstyles, I try not to touch my hair as much as possible. The key to retaining length is protective styling by hiding my ends in buns/ponytails or putting my hair in several twists and using extensions/wigs. Castor oil, shea butter and water are my main go-to products for moisture and styling. I use a shea butter mixture the first day of styling my hair and won’t have to reuse it until the fourth or fifth day. In between that time, I use a water concoction to freshen up my thirsty strands. As a styling aid, I use Gummy Hair Gel or Eco Styler Gel to lay my hair down, or to control my edges.

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What does wash day look like for you?
C:
Regular wash day includes putting my hair in 4 big twists and co-washing with products like VO5 Moisture Milks Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner in Strawberries and Cream, or the VO5 Herbal Escapes Kiwi Lime Clarifying Conditioner. Then I follow up with another conditioner like Tresemme Moisture Rich Conditioner and let it sit for 10 minutes while I detangle before rinsing it out. Once a month I pre-poo with an olive oil treatment or amla oil, then I shampoo with Creme of Nature Ultra Moisturizing Shampoo and deep condition with either a mayo and olive oil treatment, Organic Root Stimulator Conditioner or Queen Helene’s Cholesterol Hair Conditioning Cream while sitting under the Huetiful Hair Steamer; followed by Tresemme Moisture Rich Conditioner. Then I finish with an apple cider vinegar rinse.

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
C:
Buns and head wraps are my favorite go to quick styles. I can do either one in less than 3 minutes and be out the door.

How do you combat shrinkage?
C:
Stretching my hair by placing it in medium sized twists helps me avoid a shrunken head of hair.

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
C:
The back of my hair causes the most concern and requires extra care. It’s the thickest part of my entire head and dries faster than any other area. I resolve this issue by taking my time to detangle and ensuring it’s properly moisturized.

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
C:
Moisturize my hair every 2–3 days and include scalp massages.

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
C:
Avoid using a lot of fortifying protein treatments and be patient when detangling.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
C:
Yes, I have a YouTube channel for DIYs and natural hairstyle tutorials: www.youtube.com/Beesohoney and Instagram: BeesOHoney.

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Nature Girl
Nature Girl
7 years ago

I see you rocking that glorious mane!

Chalise
Chalise
7 years ago
Reply to  Nature Girl

lol Thanks hun *shakes hair* 🙂

treece12
treece12
7 years ago

I like her updos (and the purple in that one hairdo)

Chalise
Chalise
7 years ago
Reply to  treece12

Thank you! 🙂

Candy
Candy
7 years ago

That purple is the hottest hair pic! I’m not bold enough to do, but its good to see it look good on someone else!

Chalise
Chalise
7 years ago
Reply to  Candy

Oh, thank you! I’m sure you’d rock the color well ^_^

mlank64
mlank64
7 years ago

Gorgeous hair. Love the updos

Chalise
Chalise
7 years ago
Reply to  mlank64

Thank you so much! :)))

Irene
Irene
7 years ago

I recently subbed to her. My hair is the same except no waves when pulled back.

Chalise
Chalise
7 years ago
Reply to  Irene

Thank you for subbing! Yaaayyy 4C gals ?

Chalise
Chalise
7 years ago
Reply to  Chalise

Whoops! Please ignore the “?” It was meant to be “:)”

hmm
hmm
7 years ago

I need to know how you got that purple!!

Chalise
Chalise
7 years ago
Reply to  hmm

🙂 I used the Jerome Russell Bwild!!! color hair spray (purchased from a local hair store)

Kayla
Kayla
7 years ago

OMG That purple updo is too perfect! Love.

Chalise
Chalise
7 years ago
Reply to  Kayla

Ah, thank you 🙂 *hugs*

Kenya L.
Kenya L.
7 years ago

Love the different styles! Just wondering what product(s) you use yo get it so slick in the picture with the blue Jean top? I would like to do a high bun but not sure of how to slick it down…does it have to be wet? Thanks in advance.

Chalise
Chalise
7 years ago
Reply to  Kenya L.

Thank you 🙂 The Gummy hair gel works wonders on my hair- I absolutely love it! You don’t have to wet your hair at all (particularly for your edges) but when wearing buns/ponytails I’ll wet my entire head a bit (doesn’t have to be damp hair). <3

.T.
.T.
7 years ago

I love seeing all these 4c heads of hair just popping up everywhere 😀 you and your hair are gorgeous 😀

Chalise
Chalise
7 years ago
Reply to  .T.

^_^ Thank you so much! Yes, I’m seeing more and more 4c’s too — it’s really comforting to know I’m not alone and have resources. All hair types are beautiful though :))

Nappy4C Rocks
Nappy4C Rocks
7 years ago
Reply to  .T.

right!

Chalise
Chalise
7 years ago
Reply to  Nappy4C Rocks

😀

alice
alice
7 years ago

you are gorgeous and that hair is to die for

Chalise
Chalise
7 years ago
Reply to  alice

Thank you hunny <3

Caramelcurls
Caramelcurls
7 years ago

You and your hair are GORGEOUS! And I’m loving all of those updo’s!

Chalise
Chalise
7 years ago
Reply to  Caramelcurls

Thank you, thank you ^_^

Amanda
Amanda
7 years ago

Right now I really need to know what GLORIOUS PRODUCT you used to dye your hair purple and how. I’m in love with it. Checking out your youtube now and keep rocking your gorgeous do.

Chalise
Chalise
7 years ago
Reply to  Amanda

Thanks love! I use Jerome Russell Bwild!!! color hair spray 😀 It’s so convenient because it lasts up to a week and I can wash it out whenever.

Kim
Kim
7 years ago

she’s stinking gorgeous! *clicks her youtube*

Chalise
Chalise
7 years ago
Reply to  Kim

lol Thank you so much hunny!! <3

Candice
Candice
7 years ago

The 4C naturals on this site have been working me OUT lately! Can we take on moment to please talk about that beautiful color in the one picture (the purple)? How is this accomplished? I want to do it immediately! Love your hair!

Candice
Candice
7 years ago
Reply to  Candice

Never mind. You already answered this. *runs to the beauty store!*

Rochelle
Rochelle
7 years ago

Gorgeous!!! 4C!! New Subbie 🙂

Chalise
Chalise
7 years ago
Reply to  Rochelle

Yaaay! Thanks and welcome to the hive, hunny! :)))

Annie
Annie
7 years ago

Beautiful girl with hair to envy!!

Chalise
Chalise
7 years ago
Reply to  Annie

Oh my gosh, thank you darling ^_^ <3

alt-K
alt-K
7 years ago

I’m swooning over your hair, girl! Straight girl girl crush 😉

Chalise
Chalise
7 years ago
Reply to  alt-K

Lol Thanks doll <3 <3

Jessica
Jessica
7 years ago

You and your hair are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! and your styles are awesome

Chalise
Chalise
7 years ago
Reply to  Jessica

Thank you ^_^

https://www.facebook.com/Neosoulsistahs3000

Loving all of this!!!

Chalise
Chalise
7 years ago

Thanks hun! 🙂 x

shelikes
shelikes
7 years ago

ok the red lipstick and the eyebrows in that picture at the top are completing that expression on your face perfectly. i love that photo! so full of pretty brownskinned girl posing for a picture. i love it!

Chalise
Chalise
7 years ago
Reply to  shelikes

Oh you are too sweet <3 <3 Thank you!

Jacky
Jacky
7 years ago

You are naturally beautiful and i love how thick your hair is and how it suits you perfectly,keep rocking that gorgeous mane.

Chalise
Chalise
7 years ago
Reply to  Jacky

Aww thank you, truly <3 🙂

Saye
Saye
7 years ago

Beautiful hair.

Chalise
Chalise
7 years ago
Reply to  Saye

Thanks hun ^_^

Rain
Rain
7 years ago

Your hair looks great! Wonderful to see someone embrace the versatility of 4c hair, You rocked it, def subscribing!

Alexis
Alexis
7 years ago

How do you avoid frizziness

Reyaunna
Reyaunna
7 years ago

Beautiful hair:)
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