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Teniqua // Multi-Texture Style Icon

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Introduce yourself!
T:
My name is Teniqua and I’m straight outta Compton.

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
T:
I’ve been natural now for 2 years. I decided to go natural because I hated my relaxed hair. It was limp, dry, and didn’t have any life to it. I really missed my natural hair.

How would you describe your texture?
T:
My hair has at least 3 different textures, and it’s SO frustrating at times. Around the perimeter of my head the hair is 3b/3c and the crown section is the thickest, which maybe 4b/4c. I definitely have to be a lot more sensitive with my crown area and more generous with products.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
T:
A TWIST OUT IS MY BESTFRIEND! It’s the only style where I can tend to every strand. I always start with co-washed hair. I never start with dry hair, and I start to twist with Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioning Repair Cream. Then I lock in the moisture with either coconut oil or olive oil, and last I spread Eco Styler Gel (olive oil) on my ends so that they will be defined when I untwist them and not be too frizzy.

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What does wash day look like for you?
T:
I wash my hair every 1–2 days because I have psoriasis, so I can’t really stretch my styles as much as I would like to. When I’m not lazy and I do it the right way I section my hair in 8 or 10 twists, completely saturate my hair with water, and use As I Am Coconut Co-Wash Cleansing Conditioner. I focus it towards my roots and not my ends. When my hair is too dirty for a cleanser I use Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo. To condition I always use any Herbal Essences Conditioner, which are my fave!

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
T:
Most likely a puff ball, dead in the top of my head! If anyone saw me the majority of the time that’s how my hair would be. I try to come up with other easy styles, but that one is just too darn easy and I love it.

How do you combat shrinkage?
T:
I gave up trying to combat it! Better off embracing it 🙂

Tell us about your hair color?
T:
I’ve colored my hair quite a bit so far in my natural hair journey. I’ve constantly gone from auburn red to blue, to black, and I always used the Garnier Nutrisse Ultra Color to achieve it. Recently I bleached the front of my hair and dyed it green. I doubt I’ll be doing anything with color for a while!

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
T:
The crown of my head is the thickest, but the weakest. I can’t just rake the detangling brush through it as easily as the rest of my head. I really have to take my time and be gentle, and it requires a lot more moisture.

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
T:
Water and moisture!

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
T:
Heavy manipulation and a lazy attitude when you don’t want to do it!

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
T:
Yes!
Instagram: @aliencum
YouTube: Pep-tit
Tumblr: Pep-tit.tumblr.com

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Poster Girl

Girl you are fierce!! You have some of the most beautifully smooth skin. Your hair is gorg and I love your style. Keep slaying queen!

Teniqua
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Teniqua

Thank you so much Queen! You’ve brightened my day. Stay blessed beautiful.

Tuesday
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Tuesday

I’m sorry but I just stalked your whole Instagram…you are everything!

ivicoco
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ivicoco

Lol me too! not even ashamed, she’s beautiful!

Teniqua
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Teniqua

haha Thank you! I stalk Instagrams daily NO SHAME! LOL

Pat
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Pat

For some reason, I like the photo of her checking her phone the best. Candid. Great, thick hair.

Teniqua
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Teniqua

Thank you Pat! I’m usually the one snapping candids of my friends but they got me this time! lol

Asana
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You got me at coloring! I love your hair and style! That body (in my Martin voice) Gorgeous physique.

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Teniqua
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Teniqua

Thank you love :-*

SamtheDiva
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SamtheDiva

Your fro is GORGEOUS!!!!

Teniqua
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Teniqua

Thank you Diva!

mlank64
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mlank64

Absolutely stunning.

Teniqua
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Teniqua

:-* :-* thank you gorgeous

Chat1
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Chat1

Beautiful!

Teniqua
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Teniqua

Thank you 🙂

Tyki
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Tyki

I love her curly fro!!!! Shes so beautiful! Nice skin as well might i add

Teniqua
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Teniqua

Thank you! I swear its the coconut oil making my skin look worthy of a picture lmao

dara
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dara

gorgeous girl! the green actually looks great on your hair

Teniqua
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Teniqua

Thank you Queen 😉

Jj
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Jj

Her hair is sooo pretty and unique! I love it!!

Teniqua
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Teniqua

Thank you!!

Jay
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Jay

That is a lot of growth/great retention for two years! And it looks so healthy. Awesome hair!

Teniqua
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Teniqua

Thank you Jay! I always feel like its taking so long to grow o_O shake my head at myself.

keisha
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keisha

absolutely gorgeous!!

Teniqua
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Teniqua

Thank You Lovely!

bluesy
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bluesy

Are the pics of the tapered cut your current style? Hair is gorgeous btw!

Teniqua
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Teniqua

Thank you, and no that was when I first starting growing my hair back out from my fade cut.

ManeOrigins
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Your growth is absolutely amazing. Makes me want to cut my locs and an go full fro. I love the freeness of your styles if that makes sense !

Teniqua
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Teniqua

I bet your locs are beautiful! I wish I had the balls

meena
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meena

Wow i second, you’ve got lots of growth fir just two years it really looks great. Been transitioning for 11months now. Pleaseeeeeeeeee what’s your regimen?

Teniqua
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Teniqua

Thank you„ everything I do is in the interview or you can check my youtube channel 🙂

Megan
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Gorgeous, just gorgeous! Question. What do you use to secure your puff?! I thought us girls with voluminous hair problems just had to give up!I break anything I try to use! lol

Teniqua
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Teniqua

I went to target and bought these elastic bands that come in a pack of 100, they’re very cheap for what you’re getting and they don’t have that metal attachment that rips your hair out!

Abby
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Abby

I love your earrings in the 9 photo of Africa can you tell me where I could find earrings like that. By the way you and your hair are fabulous.

Teniqua
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Teniqua
alice
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alice

That pic of you in the blue top laying on the beach chair…listen, listen, that should be in an advert

Teniqua
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Teniqua

Thank You! ^.^

kisha
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kisha

pretty

Teniqua
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Teniqua

Thank You Kisha!

Love JAH
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Love JAH

Yassssssss she is bad she is flyyy she is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!! That’s a lot of growth for 2 years!

Teniqua
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Teniqua

:-* :-* :-* :-* :-* so sweet

Missy
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Missy

Ugh, I’m soooo hating on you right now. Your hair + that patch of green is effing fierce. I love it. Why did I have to see you when I just made a resolution to not dye nor straighten my hair in 2014 🙁

Teniqua
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Teniqua

I always push people to experiment with their hair so I better shut my mouth if that’s your new years resolution lol!

geri
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geri

omgosh!!!!!! hair face skin everything is amazing and gorgeous!!! love it 🙂

Teniqua
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Teniqua

Thank you so much!!

Luisa
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Luisa

Yes! Finally I found someone with my same hair problem.

Teniqua
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Teniqua

the struggle is real I know!

debz
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debz

Your hair is nowhere in the 3s stop fooling yourself boo.

Teniqua
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Teniqua

well..thank you for commenting lol!

Nicole
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Nicole

Well no shade, but I think I’m with debz. It seems these beautiful sistahs on these blogs are claiming the areas of 3’s when hair typing. Now I“m not in their hair so I don’t know. However, when I compare to those such as Tracey Ellis Ross, etc.…whose supposedly 3 b or whatev, I look at this hair and I’m thinking…naaahhhhh…Anywho, regardless of the typing foolery, her hair (in this blog) is absolutely stunning. I just get tired of all the typing.…ALL SAID WITH LOVE 😉

ChiChi
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ChiChi

Beautiful hair OMG!!!

Teniqua
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Teniqua

Thank you bby!

layray
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layray

fierce!!!

Teniqua
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Teniqua

Thank You!

youngin girl
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youngin girl

Did you say straight out of Compton? I never thought a woman from that place would be featured on here and I was glad when I read your from Compton. I like this site, I been coming on here since July I think and I’m just in awe at all the confidence and inspiration I gained from here. It’s nice to know that you transitioned back because you wanted to not because you had to. I wil admit, It gets overrated when a woman says she transitioned because of damage or all else. I like to hear every now and… Read more »

Teniqua
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Teniqua

Thank you! and yes its a lot of beautiful, intelligent, and talented women in Compton California lol. Here’s the link for the earrings https://www.etsy.com/transaction/98758792?ref=fb2_tnx_title 🙂

Desiree
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Desiree

Wow!! Beautiful hair! My new hair crush.

Teniqua
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Teniqua

Thank you lovely! ^.^

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cacey
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cacey

beautiful girl with lipstick that gives me LIFE!

Monique
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Monique

YES! You are now my screen saver! This is the hair I’m aiming for. Beautiful Girl! X

Teniqua
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Teniqua

I am not worthy my Queen! :-* :-* :-* :-*

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