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Kelsey // 3B/C Natural Hair Style Icon

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Introduce yourself!
K:
My name is Kelsey Caudle and I’m from Atlanta by way of New York City.

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
K:
I have been natural for 3.5 years, since February 2010. I decided to go natural because I was inspired by two gorgeous natural ladies, Bre Scullark from ANTM and actress/singer Teyana Taylor. I wanted to have huge hair just like them because I thought it was just so gorgeous!

How would you describe your texture?
K:
I normally do not use the hair typing system because I have so many different textures, but the majority of my hair is between 3b and 3c with a bit of 4a. My hair is just between coarse and fine and it is pretty dense.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
K:
My hair regimen is pretty simple. Once or twice a week (depending on the state of my hair) I detangle my hair use Herbal Essences Body Envy Conditioner in the shower. I never try to detangle outside of the shower. After that I part my hair into four sections and apply my deep conditioner, which is either Rapunzel Protein Deep Conditioner or The Mane Choice Deep Conditioner. I put my hair in two clips on both sides of my head then for about 15–20 I sit under my Huetiful Hair Steamer. After that I rinse out my deep conditioner and use a flour sack towel to squeeze out the excess water. I then part my hair how I’m going to style it and in four sections I apply my styler, which is either Mixed Chicks Leave-In Conditioner or Curls Unleashed Curl Defining Creme. I then let my hair air dry until it is about 90% dry and diffuse the rest of it dry for extra volume.

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What does wash day look like for you?
K:
My wash day is pretty simple. Although I only use shampoo about every two weeks. I start by detangling my hair in the shower using Herbal Essences Body Envy Conditioner. Then I use a sulfate free shampoo. Right now I’m using Kinky Curly Come Clean. I focus on shampooing the roots and never the ends of my hair. I then follow the remainder of my routine above.

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
K:
My favorite go-to hairstyle is my wash n go. That is how I wear my hair 90% of the time.

How do you combat shrinkage?
K:
Shrinkage! Don’t we all love it?! lol The main way I stretch out my curls is by sleeping with them in a pineapple. That pretty much stretches out my hair as much as I want it to.

Tell us about your hair color?
K:
I got my hair “colored” (really bleached) earlier this year. I had never done anything major to my hair besides my big chop, so I went to my friend who went to Aveda at the time and pretty much told her to have fun. She lifted my natural hair color, which was a very dark brown, about 5 levels. I rocked that look for most of the year, but I recently started missing my dark hair so I dyed my hair jet black about a week ago. As of now I don’t miss my color at all. It was fun while it lasted!

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
K:
As far as problem areas…I honestly don’t have any. I’ve learned to embrace all of my hair and never look at any of it as a problem.

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
K:
Some do’s for my texture of hair would be to always keep it moisturized and deep condition at least once a week. Those two things are vital for healthy hair and for length retention.

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
K:
Two don’ts for my texture would be to never ever try to detangle on dry hair. I tried it once and it was horrible. Another would be to stay away from shampooing too often. I’ve found that for my hair, if I keep shampooing to a minimum my hair feels and looks so much healthier and not too dry.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
K:
If you ever have any questions you can find me on Instagram and YouTube both under the name: lifewithcoco2.

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hmm
hmm
7 years ago

Wow, nice color (first time I’ve seen a darker girl rock a yellower blonde so well). Black hair looks great too!

cacey
cacey
7 years ago

i’m absolutely in love with that color, and your hair overall. i’m a dye fiend so this is like eye candy for me, especially since so many black women are scared of color. also gotta add that you are having so much fun with that lip color, and i think it looks amazing on you!

Kelsey
Kelsey
7 years ago
Reply to  cacey

Awww thank you so much! Yes I love a bold lippie!!

MaYa
MaYa
7 years ago

Shez pretty.!I like that shez having fun with her hair! If your mane can take it, rock it gurl! Its your hair! Why grow and take so much care of it if you can’t rock it, enjoy it, have fun and show it off !!! Yeahhhhh lolz!

Beauty84
Beauty84
7 years ago

Wow, your hair is just as beautiful as your face. Your features are amazing and you are one of the most stunning faces I have ever seen. I like that you said you don’t have any problem areas and you embrace your hair for all it is. A lot of naturals should take note of that. That blonde color fits as well as the black color.i definitely will visit your youtubechannel and subscibe

Kelsey
Kelsey
7 years ago
Reply to  Beauty84

Omg you’re so sweet! Thank you so much!

Beauty84
Beauty84
7 years ago

I also like that your favorite hairstyle is a wash n go, that is my favorite style as well. It seems as though a lot of naturals don’t wear wash n gos, so it’s very refreshing to see the unique fluffy and curly hair patterns!

Irene
Irene
7 years ago

Lovely hair but what a smile!

Colalover
7 years ago

Great color! Beautiful,PERFECT features. Fast growth too! 🙂

treece12
treece12
7 years ago

Great teeth and that lip color is beautiful on you. I love the big hair

Kelsey
Kelsey
7 years ago
Reply to  treece12

Thank you so much!

Leandra
Leandra
7 years ago

How did your hair grow so fast? Did you do a lot of protective styling and did you experience any breakage during that time?

Kelsey
Kelsey
7 years ago
Reply to  Leandra

It actually grew at its normal rate (1/2 inch per month) I hardly ever do protective styling and no I didn’t ever experience breakage.

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7 years ago
Reply to  Kelsey

so hairfinity didn’t work for you? TIA

Camillia
Camillia
7 years ago

Very pretty! And both colors look great on her.

RukiyatG
7 years ago

Gorgeous!

For the Love of Curls
7 years ago

Simply beautiful

alice
alice
7 years ago

You are so awesome, love the colour so much. Definitely making me think of trying out such a bright shade of blonde…Don’t know where BGLH finds all these fierce women. Love love love. Thank you

mlank64
mlank64
7 years ago

I love this women. Been following her on YouTube for a while. Her hair is gorgeous. One of the few dark skin beauties that can rock both blond or black. Hope to see another video from her channel soon. She’s beautiful.

Kelsey
Kelsey
7 years ago
Reply to  mlank64

Thank you so much! I promise I’ll have a new video up this week!

Naomi
7 years ago

You and your hair are absolutely gorgeous!! I’ve never seen a darker girl rock blonde so well! I’m darker myself, and was always warned to stay away from blonde. Now I know that we can rock anything we please, thanks to you!! The black looks great as well!

Kelsey
Kelsey
7 years ago
Reply to  Naomi

Thanks so much! Yes do you boo! Never listen to what society says is beautiful 🙂

TINA SMITH
TINA SMITH
7 years ago

THAT COLOR WAS UGLY, LOOKED LIKE SHE WAS TRYING TO BE WHITE. AND ON INSTAGRAM SHE MENTIONED SHE HAD HEAT DAMAGE BUT HIDES IT. ANY REASON SHE DIDN’T MENTION IT HERE?

Sierra
Sierra
7 years ago
Reply to  TINA SMITH

You need a hobby…

Courtney
Courtney
7 years ago
Reply to  Sierra

more like Jesus

Corinne
Corinne
7 years ago
Reply to  TINA SMITH

U STILL TROLLING BGLH?????GIRL GET A LIFE! LMAO

Nicole
Nicole
7 years ago
Reply to  TINA SMITH

I think you do this trolling thing for fun. Admit it please. I laugh at at your comments. You’re a comedian, right?

TINA SMITH
TINA SMITH
7 years ago
Reply to  Nicole

GLAD I CAN BRING YOU JOY

Kelsey
Kelsey
7 years ago
Reply to  TINA SMITH

Sweetie thanks so much for reading my article!! ;)I didn’t mention my heat damage because I wasn’t sake about it. I never have anything to hide love. I’m also very proud to be black and never try to be any other race. I don’t know why you are hurt because only hurt people say hurtful things but I wish you all the best in life. Sending you love and positive energy!

mlank64
mlank64
7 years ago
Reply to  Kelsey

Kelsey..you’re beautiful inside and out. don’t pay attention to the troll behind the curtain…she never has anything positive to say about anyone at anytime.

TINA SMITH
TINA SMITH
7 years ago
Reply to  Kelsey

but you did leave it out you could had kept it real and mentioned it right??

Kelsey
Kelsey
7 years ago
Reply to  TINA SMITH

like i stated before. (im sure you can read since you sat and read my entire article) Had i been asked about heat damage it would have been mentioned.

TrollPopo
TrollPopo
7 years ago
Reply to  TINA SMITH

You are either miserable or crazy and if it’s the latter I implore you to please seek help.
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TINA SMITH
TINA SMITH
7 years ago
Reply to  TrollPopo

THANKS FOR THE SHOUT OUT 🙂

Courtney
Courtney
7 years ago
Reply to  TrollPopo

LOL hahahaha YEP that’s her

Esther
Esther
7 years ago
Reply to  TINA SMITH

Tina Smith shame who ever you are I always see your negative comments on every feature, I think you need to see Doctor Phil or something who will help you deal with those low self esteem issues, I personally think you have been told you are ugly all your life and you think you are ugly and hate on anyone that is beautiful, its not too late for help you know.…You need to love yourself first cause nobody who hates themselves has got nice things to say to anyone,and I know you will defend yourself and bash me but those… Read more »

TINA SMITH
TINA SMITH
7 years ago
Reply to  Esther

NO I JUST KEEP IT REAL YOU IGNORE THE POSITIVE AND THAT’S FINE 🙂

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Reply to  Esther

Pleasing you should think of something like that

Jannah Bethea
Jannah Bethea
7 years ago
Reply to  TINA SMITH

boooo the jealousy is everywhere!

cacey
cacey
7 years ago
Reply to  TINA SMITH

apparently it was necessary only to you since none of the rest of us asked. will the trolling never cease

Yeya
Yeya
7 years ago

I’m so jealous of people with hair like this :/.

colorfulkinks
colorfulkinks
7 years ago
Reply to  Yeya

why? Is it her texture or length

Fairy
Fairy
7 years ago
Reply to  colorfulkinks

I think yeya definitely means texture!!! Sad. Love what YOU have. In the words of Tim Gunn ” Make it work”

TINA SMITH
TINA SMITH
7 years ago
Reply to  Yeya

DON’T BE IT LOOKS DRY ANY WAY

Dotty
Dotty
7 years ago
Reply to  Yeya

Don’t be jealous, get your skills up! I recently learned to cornrow and flat twist. It does help.

EastofEden
EastofEden
7 years ago
Reply to  Yeya

Don’t be jealous, be encouraged. Care, time, and patience are key to this journey. Hang in there.

Rachel
Rachel
7 years ago

Stunny hair!! It’s really grown since 2012

Rachel
Rachel
7 years ago

*Stunning

I wish there was an edit option…

Stace
Stace
7 years ago

lovely

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Nancy
Nancy
7 years ago

Love the progress collage! Great hair. Simple regimen. & great lippy!????????

Qura
Qura
7 years ago

Finally, my hair twinsie… I love it!!! I’m almost 2 1/2 years natural and I can’t wait for my hair to be as long as yours. Simply beautiful…

Asana
7 years ago

Very beautiful and the hair color really suits you!

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BeUtifully Human
BeUtifully Human
7 years ago

I like how you show where you started from. It’s good to remind folks that you didn’t wake up looking like Goldie Locks, and that achieving your hair goals are in fact a process and a journey. Beautiful hair Ms. Lady!

Caramelcurls
Caramelcurls
7 years ago

You better WERK girl!!! Your face and your hair are absolutely gorgeous and I LOVE your color. I typically am not a fan of blonde–but it looks really good on you, especially when your hair is curly.

Kelsey
Kelsey
7 years ago
Reply to  Caramelcurls

thanks so much!

Jannah Bethea
Jannah Bethea
7 years ago

my beautiful cousin. <3

wezi
wezi
7 years ago

I did my big chop last month. When I look at ur pix am encourage! Can’t wait for mine to reach ur length

Trisha
Trisha
7 years ago

Hi Kelsey,

Your hair looks amazing! I especially liked your hair in the cover photo. Which styler did you use in the cover photo?

Milly
Milly
7 years ago

You’re hair is absolutely gorgeous! I love that from beginning to present day you’ve got a huge, beautiful smile. IMO it completes the look. Congrats on your journey so far

D.K.
7 years ago

Girrrrl, we love! Great before and after pics, you rocked it hard and have a nice personality to boot.

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Desiree
Desiree
7 years ago

Gorgeous hair!

D
D
7 years ago

Love the bold lips.

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EurydiceInDisguise.
EurydiceInDisguise.
5 years ago

She’s my hair twin!

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