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Taja // 4A Natural Hair Style Icon

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Introduce yourself!
T:
My name is Taja and I’m from Philadelphia, PA.

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
T:
I decided to go natural because my hair was damaged. My hair never grew past shoulder length when I was relaxed, and was constantly breaking off in the back. I also got a chemical burn in the front of my head from a relaxer. I have been natural now for 2 ½ years.

How would you describe your texture?
T:
My hair is predominantly 4a. My strands are medium to low porosity. My hair behaves well when I don’t use water-based products and once I add water to my hair it tangles up.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
T:
I wash my hair every two weeks using Chagrin Valley Shampoo Bars. My favorites are the Henna Bar, Coconut Milk, and Mud and Clay. I moisturize my hair twice a week. My favorite moisturizers are Curls Whipped Cream, Oyin Handmade Hair Dew, and Camille Rose Naturals Almond Jai Twisting Butter. I seal after I moisturize my hair using the Oyin Handmade Burnt Sugar Pomade. I deep condition using the Curls Coconut Sublime Condition, Honey, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. Lastly I oil my scalp once per week using Jamaican Black Castor Oil. I love using the Camille Rose Almond Jai Twisting Butter for twist outs and rod sets whenever I want a light hold. The Curls Whipped Cream is great for the fall and winter months. The Oyin Hair Dew is a great refresher to use mid-week and can also be used as a leave in conditioner.

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What does wash day look like for you?
T:
My wash day starts with detangling on dry hair using Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. I finger detangle because I have found that works well for my tightly curled hair. I follow up by mixing my deep conditioner and applying that to my hair (Curls Coconut Sublime Conditioner, Honey, EVOO, EVCO). I then deep condition my hair and wash it in 8 jumbo twists. I wash my hair with the Chagrin Shampoo Bar then dry my hair for two hours using a micro fiber towel. After that my hair takes about an additional 4 hours to dry completely. Then I style.

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
T:
My go to hairstyle is two strand twists. I usually do medium style twists and put them into an updo for the week.

How do you combat shrinkage?
T:
I combat shrinkage by wearing my hair in stretched styles 100% of the time. This also helps me reduce tangles.

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
T:
My problem area would be the front of my hair. It grows slower and is drier than the rest of my hair, so it needs additional moisture.

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
T:
Keeping my hair stretched, low manipulation, patience, and moisturizing products.

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
T:
Wearing my hair in its natural state (because it tangles too much), combing dry, and washing daily.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
T:
Mseverythingg.com

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

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Jasmine
Jasmine
6 years ago

Your hair is just everything.…Gorgeous!

ChiChi
ChiChi
6 years ago

My hair type is a 4A as well. I can’t wait to retain length!!!! Beautiful pictures girl.

youngin girl
youngin girl
6 years ago

You can’t argue with this. She couldn’t have done it better, Just what I need to bookmark at.

Braelynn Blue
Braelynn Blue
6 years ago

Miss Twist Out! Congrats on the feature girlie! Beautiful gorgeous hair!

Taja
6 years ago
Reply to  Braelynn Blue

Thanks Everyone 🙂

AnonSince87
AnonSince87
6 years ago

Love! BGLH, why have you changed the way we view the pics? Used to be easy to just flip through each one, now we have to wait for each photo to load.

Teniqua
Teniqua
6 years ago

her hair is so springy & juicy I LOVE IT

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wanda renee
wanda renee
6 years ago

Nice hair MissTwistout.

Caramelcurls
Caramelcurls
6 years ago

Her hair looks so healthy and lush–LOVE!!! Cute sense of style as well. 🙂

Amma Mama
6 years ago

So pretty <3

JP Basquiat
6 years ago

YES for this hair! She’s my regimen idol, my kinky 4b/c texture needs some serious TLC which I have not been giving it (regrettably). My length has definitely suffered, and my hair grows slow as it is. Her progress inspires me to pick myself up put as much effort in my hair as I do the rest of my appearance!

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Jacky
Jacky
6 years ago

I love your hair texture.

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