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Taasha // 4B Natural Hair Style Icon

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Introduce yourself!
T:
Hey Naturals! My name is Taasha Renee’. I’m originally from St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, but I currently live in the humid and rainy Sunshine State of Florida!

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
T:
As of this November I’ve been natural for 2 years. It wasn’t really a planned decision. I was never the type to get routine perms when I was younger. I would usually perm my hair once every few months and in between just flat iron my hair, so in a sense my hair has been in “transition” mode for a long time. I’ve always been back and forth with long straight hair, short permed and natural hairstyles. You name it, I had it. But 2 years ago, I went from mid-back length “no perm in months hair” to a brush cut. Afterwards, I wore weaves for about 10 months straight until my hair was at a manageable length. I was tired of all the different changes and I really wanted my hair to be back thick and healthy, so going natural was my best and only option.

How would you describe your texture?
T:
I’ve never really took the time to categorize my hair until now. I have extremely thick and coarse 4b hair, and if not managed it can be very dry.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
T:
I try not to be too experimental for the fear of breakage. I am the twist out queen. I cannot go to bed without twisting my hair. I mainly jump between twist-outs, ponytails and frohawks. For my twist outs, I use Cantu Shea Butter Hair Dressing Pomade and coconut oil.

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What does wash day look like for you?
T:
I try to wash my hair once a week, but sometimes it ends up being every week and a half. I try not to put too many products in my hair to prevent a lot of build up, so I hardly have much to cleanse. When I’m cowashing my hair, I use As I Am Coconut CoWash Cleansing Conditioner. I’m not too big on shampoo, but I started using this Shampoo Bar that I received from Belle Vie on Etsy that I LOVE. My curls are so defined and my hair feels so moisturized afterwards. I always separate my hair in four sections and finger comb my hair to detangle. I apply Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioning Repair Cream and let my hair air dry before I use a little bit of coconut and olive oil for moisture.

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
T:
Like I mentioned before, I rarely go to sleep without twisting my hair, so if I’m pressed for time, either I pin my twists up into a style or I let them loose and rock my twist out. If it’s a night I was too tired to twist my hair, I wet my hair completely and use my Organix Moroccan Curling Perfection Defining Cream, fluff and go.

How do you combat shrinkage?
T:
Natural hair and shrinkage are like white on rice! They just go together. There’s nothing I’ve really done that I’ve actually paid attention to that works. If it’s long one day and short the next, I just roll with it.

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
T:
With my texture, if I don’t keep my hair moisturized it tends to be VERY dry. Also, my boyfriend made a mistake one time when cutting my tracks out and cut a chunk of my hair out in the middle of my head, so when I’m styling my hair I have to be super cautious not to show that part since it’s a lot shorter than everything else.

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
T:
Keep ends protected from crazy weather to retain moisture and satin bonnets at nighttime = hair saver.

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
T:
Avoid heat and too much gel.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
T:
You can find me on my Instagram: chinagirltash and you can see my YouTube videos at www.youtube.com/beautymodelbeast.

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treece12
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treece12

Oh my! She is gorgeous

Teetee
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Teetee

Beautiful girl and hair

Chat
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Chat

Beautiful hair! So shiny! What’s your twist out technique?

Taasha Renee
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Taasha Renee

thank you!!! i always do my twist outs on dry hair. retwist them every night so they stay fresh. i never part my hair or anything, just pull from all over and twist in random areas. a little coconut oil and cantu hair dressing pomade as my products 🙂

Bridgette
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Bridgette

She is gorgeous!!! And my hair twin! A lot of 4b hairstyles that I’ve seen, I’ve never really liked how it looked. But she gave me a lot of ideas! 🙂

Dotty
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Dotty

I’m curious, why haven’t you liked a lot of 4b hairstyles?

Bridgette
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Bridgette

They weren’t really my style. I like the styles she wore.

cliv
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cliv

I remember when she was a bald head…now its beautiful. Taasha is awesome.…so her hair should be too

Angela
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Angela

Yay! .. STX massive in the house ^_^. Love the overall health of your hair and the simple care routine. So many have these 456525 step long regimens .. plus the styling is fab. Just awesome.

Carla
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Beautiful. Y’all are really showing out with all of the type 4 lady features. I love it. I’d love to replicate styles (photos) #4 and #10.

Aimee
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Aimee

Love seeing one of my own! Bupbup! VI/Crucian massive all around! Gorgeous hair and beautiful face.

Jenna Marie Christian
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Jenna Marie Christian

she is gorgeous and i love her hair

Rosalie
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I lover her Mohawk

Natasha
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Natasha

Hair porn. I’m in love with her hair.

Angela
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Angela

Beautiful hair!

Tyki
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Tyki

She definitely isnt a 4b.…more like a 3c/4a. Im not trying to be rude but her hair looks too loose to be a 4b. Beautiful girl and hair btw!!

gapch
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gapch

it looks loose in the out styles. dont confuse a twist out or curl set with a true curl pattern.

taylor
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taylor

the 4th pic her hair looks wet…and it DOESNT look like a 4b

Taasha Renee
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Taasha Renee

All the hair types/categories is still a little confusing to me, but from all the research I’ve done, I familiarize myself more with 4b hair. Like I said in the interview, I do a lot of twist outs, so the “curl pattern” as seen in my photos, are from the twist outs and not its natural state.

Love JAH
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Love JAH

Extremely beautiful…my gawd!

Cricket
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Cricket

Forget the hair, your skin is FLAWLESS. What do you use?

Taasha Renee
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Taasha Renee

haha.thanks. you jinxed me, im breaking out now lol! but clinique face wash & lotion, witch hazel as a toner, I manage European Wax Center so i exfoliate my face with a product from there 🙂

Skyler
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Skyler

Im in love with the texture and fullness of your hair. it looks so strong and healthy! and beautiful pictures too btw especially the beach one! #amazing

Tasha
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Tasha

Ha! My name is LaTasha Renee’; how awesome love the hair!!!!!!!!

Temi
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Temi

Prob a 4a but still gorgeous all the same. I especially like the shine.

bsbfankaren
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bsbfankaren

Beautiful woman, with beautiful hair. I feel the need to say something though. As I look at this young woman’s photos, I am reminded of the sheer nastiness the women of this group have been throwing at photos of Blue Ivy Carter and I am wondering how this woman’s beautiful hair is any different than Blue’s hair?

EmJay
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EmJay

Please don’t take the spotlight away from this woman and her beautiful hair 🙂

Nicole
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Nicole

I really like her thoughts on shrinkage.… beautiful hair and overall look

gapch
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gapch

me too. i dont even like the phrase “combat shrinkage” its just such a negative connotation. I would prefer “handle shrinkage” or “embrace shrinkage” or “how do you choose to stretch you hair”

mlank64
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mlank64

Her hair is so lush and the styles are so beautiful. Beautiful woman!!

Kellee*aka*justleavingacomment
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Kellee*aka*justleavingacomment

Gosh, those boyfriends, I tell ya! LoL
But still, very NICE HAIR 🙂

Camillia
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Camillia

Pretty lady and hair!! Loves it

Jordan
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Yes her hair and style are so dope. I just got life!

angie
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angie

the baldy pic is spectacular. It really Shows your beauty, thus saying. Hair really isn’t necessary, its not a vanity thing

devydev
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devydev

Virgin Islands yo large! 🙂 Beautiful lady, beautiful hair.

Neesha Cherie
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Neesha Cherie

VI we in there baby!! Your hair is everything!! Much love from Rock City!!

keyara
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keyara

how do you make these posts? do you make a blog and write the questions yourself and answer them? or is it written out in a link or tab? help!

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Sabrina black
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Sabrina black

I’m catching up on what I’ve missed. I wasn’t on Bglh in 2011. Her hair is the big Big Bang. This is some real 4b, big hair. I can’t stress enough that this is what I’ve been wanting to see.

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