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Fatimah // 3C/4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Avatar • Oct 29, 2013

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Introduce yourself!
F:
My name is Fatimah Austin and I’m from St. Louis, Missouri but I currently live in Atlanta.

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
F:
I’ve been natural all my life, but I’ve had locs for around 15 years (got them when I was 5). My mom had locs when I was a child and I wanted them as well, so she started them and I’ve kept them in ever since. I have around 170 locs on my head. One day my brother and I were bored when we were kids and counted all of them lol.

How would you describe your texture?
F:
My hair texture in my roots is very wavy, so I would say my roots are around a 3c, while the ends of my hair are a 4a because of the spiral curls all of my ends have. My hair typically behaves pretty well, it’s very easy to tame. My hair is pretty thick, but my strands are of a finer texture.

What method was used to start your locs?
F:
My mom started my locs by hand twisting them, but she parted them strategically so that my hair looks neat in the roots when I do different styles. My mom was the main person who did my hair until I moved away for college. I now do my own hair.

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How do you style your locs?
F:
I use the palm rolling technique and also a trick my mom taught me which is to braid the roots in the back of my head so that they stay neat and tamed. I’ve been trying to learn how to do more styles with my hair on my own recently, so I’ve been drawing inspiration from Chescaleigh’s YouTube channel Chescalocs. I’ve tried loc petals, the braided bun, and my favorite Chescalocs style, loc knots! On the days that I don’t have time to style my hair I just spritz my hair with a moisturizing hair mist (usually Soft Sheen Carson Wave Nouveau Moisturizing Finishing Mist or Cantu Shea Butter Coconut Milk Shine & Hold Mist which I just started using recently) and then let me hair hang down.

What does wash day look like for you?
F:
I wash my hair with Garnier Fructis Color Shield Shampoo, and then afterwards I use Garnier’s Color Shield Lightweight Leave-In which leaves my hair feeling extremely soft. Afterwards I use either coconut oil or Africa’s Best Hair & Scalp Conditioner to moisturize my scalp. Then I blow dry my hair for around 35–45 minutes and re-twist my hair using Curls Passion Fruit Curl Control Paste, which tightens up my hair really well and also does wonders for slicking back my edges.

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
F:
Over the summer I developed problem areas in the back of my head when some of my locs broke off. I always tie my hair back by using my own locs, and by doing so it can weaken them. So I have about 4 locs, which are now very short compared to my other locs in the back of my head.

What are 2 do’s for your locs?
F:
2 do’s for my locs are to always moisturize my hair every day (typically in the mornings). It just makes my hair stay very soft especially my roots. Also, I have to make sure my roots are always maintained or at least the locs which are visible.

What are 2 don’ts for your locs?
F:
A don’t for my locs would have to be to not use creamy products in my hair because of the residue which can get stuck in my locs. Another don’t for my locs is to go to bed with wet hair. I’ve done that a few times and it never turns out good. Don’t do it! lol

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
F:
You can find me on my blog crimsoncrushxoxo.wordpress.com, http://crimsoncrushxoxo.tumblr.com/ and follow me on Instagram @crimson_crush. Note: Professional photos are taken by Bernard Mallala photography and Julian Plowden.

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kiki
kiki
7 years ago

wow.…dats beautiful
both u and ur hair.….i almost want to start mine now!…lol

Afro Cop
Afro Cop
7 years ago

Very nice hair:) You and Solange Knowles could be sisters. I like the Charlie Angels pic.

Amma Mama
7 years ago

She is beautiful and I agree with the comment above. First thing I thought is she favors Solange..lol
Her locs are everything»

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Sassy24
Sassy24
7 years ago

Awesome

Asana
7 years ago

Is that your mom with you in that picture? Oh my goodness you both are gorgeous!After seeing these…yep I’m starting locks after rocking these crazy colors on my short hair.

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nnezy
nnezy
7 years ago

You look just like your mother! You both are very beautiful. If you’re not a model..you should be. I am in love with your hair!!!!

jasmine
jasmine
7 years ago

girl, you betta get it!

Caramelcurls
Caramelcurls
7 years ago

Those are the most beautiful locs I have ever seen, and I love all of the different styles! Gorgeous girl.

Sinovuyo
Sinovuyo
7 years ago

I’ve never considered locs, but those are bang on! I don’t know how to say you, your hair, skin and style are gorgeous without sounding like a groupie. Awesome stuff, I salute!

Shauna
Shauna
7 years ago

Gorgeous hair! You favor both Solange and Keri Hilson very pretty and stylish.

geri
geri
7 years ago

that can’t be your mom. seriously? she looks like she could be your sister!

Saskaya Willams
7 years ago

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Saskaya Willams
7 years ago

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So natural and loving it

Fatimah Austin
7 years ago

Aww thanks you guys! I really appreciate all your comments! And yep that’s my beautiful mother! 🙂 She’s also a fashion designer and made most of the clothes I’m wearing in the pictures above! Shukurucouture.com check her out!
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Lynn
Lynn
7 years ago
Reply to  Fatimah Austin

You and your mother are absolutely gorgeous! Love your locs, and you have a great style!

Fatimah Austin
7 years ago
Reply to  Lynn

Aww thank you 🙂

Matilda
Matilda
7 years ago

Shoutout to my scottie sister Fatimah! Gorgeous both inside and out.

Fatimah Austin
7 years ago
Reply to  Matilda

Hey Matilda!! Missing my Scottie sister! Hope all is well. Come visit us!

nasef
7 years ago

I really like Becky and myself You know Aliki

Aaliyah
Aaliyah
7 years ago

Her locks are very pretty and LONG!

Also there is a photo bomb in the 17th pic. LOL
(Hint: the kid in the backround)

Fatimah Austin
7 years ago
Reply to  Aaliyah

Thank you! And that’s my nephew who photo bombed me haha

Lydia Holmes
Lydia Holmes
7 years ago

Hey lovely your hair is crazy beautiful gorgeous I love to see women in locs they are truly amazing on you! p.s. small world i know JP too 🙂

Fatimah Austin
7 years ago
Reply to  Lydia Holmes

Thank you 🙂 and yeah it really is a small world!!

Youngin girl
Youngin girl
7 years ago

It keeps getting better. Your locs are very nice, especially the curly one.

AlllSmiless
AlllSmiless
7 years ago

Did you go to Tech!?

Fatimah Austin
7 years ago
Reply to  AlllSmiless

No, I don’t I’m just there a lot because I have friends that go to Georgia Tech. I go to Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Ga.

shelikes
shelikes
7 years ago

awesome

Fatimah Austin
7 years ago
Reply to  shelikes

Thanks!

Livy
Livy
7 years ago

Very beautiful locs! Go girl!! Stylin’ & profilin’ 🙂

luvnM3napturally
luvnM3napturally
7 years ago

Pretty girl, beautiful locs! like that she knows how to care and maintain her hair.

Phoxxie
Phoxxie
7 years ago

I thought her mom was her sister! Both very beautiful!

MissyP
MissyP
7 years ago

You look most wonderful girl.

Kelcie
Kelcie
7 years ago

OK, on the mother/daughter pic, who’s the daughter? They both look young!! Lol (All your pics are looking good!!!)

sirrena
sirrena
7 years ago

okay this may sound crazy but I need help! I am looking for anyone in the atl or Georgia area period that can assist me with my journey! I am looking for longer length and know it is possible but there is something that I am not doing right. I have some pictures posted on fb and the last name is singleton I have two mastiffs and that is all you will see besides me. For some odd reason I cannot put pictures up on this website. I will be taking some more pictures this week to show my crazy… Read more »

sirrena
sirrena
7 years ago

Okay this may sound crazy but I need help! I am looking for anyone in the atl or Georgia area that can assist me with my journey! I am looking for longer length and know it is possible but there is something that I am not doing right. I have some pictures posted on fb and the last name is singleton I have two mastiffs and that is all you will see besides me. For some odd reason I cannot put pictures up on this website. I will be taking some more pictures this week to show my crazy hair… Read more »

Kyle
6 years ago
Reply to  sirrena

I find the best way to keep my protective styels moisturized is to spray them with a mix of aloe vera juice, grapeseed oil, a few drops rosemary essential, and a tsp.of my conditioner of choice. I then seal with a moisturizer that is appropriate for the season. During the summer, I use a coconut mix (homemade), but in the winter I use my whipped shea and mango butter mixture. My FB name is? Danielle Aja and my Twitter name is Afro_Geisha. Thanx and God bless!!!

Silvia
6 years ago

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by, chieckng out my blog, and signing up! Yeah, I’ve got into a routine of just doing mini-twists, although this past weekend I was super tired and not feeling the time it takes to put them in. I opted for 20 fat twists! I love them and they took less time. Looking forward to hearing more about your journey!

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