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Latoya and Latana // Multi-Texture Style Icons

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Introduce yourself!
Latoya:
My name is Latoya (right) and I am from New Jersey. I graduated nursing school as a Licensed Practical Nurse. I am currently practicing to take my state boards exam. I am also a Fashion Designer, and I model with my sister.
Latana: My name is Latana (left) and I am from New Jersey. I am a Teacher Assistant and Fashion Designer.

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
Latoya:
I was inspired by many bloggers and women from YouTube. I also got tired of wearing weaves and was up for a challenge.
Latana: I was also inspired by various women on YouTube and blogs. My scalp was always very sensitive, so when I got perms it always burned and left scabs in my head. I told my sister I wanted to go natural and we stopped perming and transitioned at the same time. We have been natural for almost a year.

How would you describe your texture?
Latoya:
My texture is a mixture of 3c, 4a, 4b. The middle of my hair is the thickest part and where I spend the most time. My strands are very coarse. The back of my hair is very curly.
Latana: My texture does its own thing. My hair is very thick and the strands are very coarse. Some parts are soft and very curly. My hair texture is also a mixture of 3c, 4a, and 4b.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
Latoya:
The most convenient style for me is the twist out. Water, Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and Eco Styler Gel are a must have.
Latana: My favorite style is a chunky twist out. I two strand twist my hair at night. I spritz with water, rub with Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, coconut oil and Eco Styler Gel. Lastly, I take it out in the morning.

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What does wash day look like for you?
Latoya:
I start out by parting my hair in four sections. Next, I spray each section with water then finger detangle with coconut oil. I deep condition using Pantene Pro‑V Truly Natural Conditioner. Finally, I use Vo5 Moisture Milks Conditioner as my co wash.
Latana: On my wash day, I wash my hair with Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Shampoo. My hair gets crazy build up so I have to shampoo every week. I also do an apple cider vinegar rinse to cleanse my hair and scalp. I leave the apple cider vinegar in for a half hour then I rinse. Next, I detangle and deep condition with Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque. I leave this in for a half hour. Lastly, I style my hair wet with Giovanni Direct Leave-In Weightless Moisture Conditioner, coconut oil and Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie.

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
Latoya:
My favorite go-to hairstyle would have to be the frohawk.
Latana: My Favorite go-to hairstyle is the pineapple or frohawk.

How do you combat shrinkage?
Latoya:
It’s hard to fight shrinkage. I just style my hair however I want when it shrinks.
Latana: Shrinkage is inevitable. I’ve gotten more comfortable with my length. When it shrinks I just rock my chunky twist out or pineapple puff.

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
Latoya:
Must condition and moisturize.
Latana: My hair must be moisturized and styled when wet.

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
Latoya:
Never apply Heat or comb when dry.
Latana: Never, ever comb when my hair is dry.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
You can find us at twinbloom.tumblr.com and @2winbloom on Instagram.

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Just another lover of natural hair and expression. - Style Icon Coordinator for BGLH

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treece12
treece12
7 years ago

Twinses! That’s a lot of growth in a year (though it doesn’t say how long you transitioned). Good job.
Off topic: you both have beautiful skin

Amma Mama
7 years ago

They’re really cute <3

Stephanie
Stephanie
7 years ago

lovin it ladies..love seeing more 4 stranded ladies rockin it!!!

Asana
7 years ago

I love their hair and they have an amazing sense of style!

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ambre
ambre
7 years ago

I remember seeing them at afropunk! I thought that Latana’s outfit was so cute!

Chan
7 years ago

Wow there hair looks so soft and fun!

Missy
Missy
7 years ago

Damn, yall are fierce!!!

TWA4now
TWA4now
7 years ago

Best post yet! Loving their style and all that hair in just one year! #haircrushX2

alice
alice
7 years ago

Your relationship looks so solid. Love seeing sisters that are close and supportive of each other

jessybabe
7 years ago

Love love love! I wish I had a twin sis to go on this natural journey of mine with. I do have a little sister who looks like me, but she would never give up the perms and weaves lol

http://curlycoilygirl.blogspot.com/

One
One
7 years ago

Yassss! Y’all better work! Fabulous bodies n style !

BeUtifully Human
BeUtifully Human
7 years ago

You guys are the cutest! You should have been featured in the style section as well. Awesome hair and bold confidence. Nice!!!

Camillia
Camillia
7 years ago

Fly girls!! love it!

Nappy4C Rocks
Nappy4C Rocks
7 years ago

awww so cute!

Latana
Latana
7 years ago

Thank you lovely ladies from both my sis and I. You all are too sweet. The Love appreciated . One love:)

nj
nj
7 years ago

I love the whole look. I need information on where to find the fashion

the mane captain
7 years ago

that is a lot of growth in a year. you ladies are absolutely beautiful. Frohawk and puff use to by my go to style when my hair was a bit shorter.
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Caramel
Caramel
7 years ago

I am not American, what is a practical nurse as opposed to a medical nurse?

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