Skip to main content

Aprecia from Columbus // 4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Avatar • Sep 21, 2014

aprecia7

What is your Name / Where are you from?
A: My name is Aprecia, and I’m from Columbus, Ohio.

Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us!
A: I’ve always been natural so I neither transitioned or big chopped, but I didn’t start taking my natural hair journey seriously until I was 18. ( I’m currently 19)

How would you describe your texture (is it predominantly 3a, 3b or 3c / 4a, 4b, or 4c, and how does it behave, are your strands fine or coarse, is your hair thin or dense, etc.)?
A: My hair is predominantly 4a and is very dense, while its wet its easy to manage but once it dries it expands and becomes coarse and harder to manage. So I usually wet my hair before trying to style it.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month, and the rationale behind your various styling decisions.
A: I’m currently on a heat free kick. so far its been a 1 year +. So I’m very big on protective styles and wash and go’s. Because I’m growing my nape cut out Its hard for me to wear my hair alot because of the  slight struggle growing process I’m going through right now. So I wear a lot of wigs with my hair braided up underneath. Wigs are my go to protective styles. A few very natural looking wigs that are inexpensive include, Freetress Creta Girl and Beshe Lady Lace 31 both are amazing and under 40 dollars.  My staple products include: As I Am Coconut Cowash, Cantu Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream, coconut oil, WATER, black castor oil, aloe vera juice ( I fill my water bottle with 3/4 water 1/4 aloe vera juice), EcoStyler Gel, and Creme of Nature Argan Oil Moisture and Shine Shampoo.

What does wash day look like for you?
A: I cowash every week, and I shampoo every month or every 2 months with Creme of Nature Moisture Shampoo. I deep condition every 2 weeks with Mixed Chicks Deep Conditioner, and I also oil rinse with virgin coconut oil to minimize fairy knots and moisturize my hair.

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
A: My favorite go to hairstyle is the wash and go mohawk. After I wash my hair in the shower, I apply the Cantu Leave-In, grab my olive oil EcoStyler Gel and put a tiny bit on the sides of my hair. Then I  brush my hair up and put bobby pins of the sides to give it a more dimension.

aprecia1

How do you combat shrinkage?
A: Most of the time I don’t combat it at all, I just let it be. My hair is very tightly coiled so I try not to disturb its natural pattern. But for the the times I do want to get a bit more length, I finger coil my hair. Its a very long process but the results are amazing.

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require extra care and attention?
A: The hair in the middle of my head is much shorter than the rest of my hair, so I make it a habit to massage the middle of my scalp and my edges with Jamaican black castor oil almost every night.

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
A: Constant moisture (water) and coconut oil.

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
A: Combing or brushing while dry, constant manipulation.

Is there a blog/webpage or social media account where we can find you?
A: I’m on Instagram @eccentricnubian

Avatar

About Christina Patrice

Born, raised, and living in Los Angeles, Christina is BGLH's resident transitioning expert and product junkie. In addition to loving all things hair, she is a fitness novice and advocate of wearing sandals year-round. For more information on transitioning, natural hair, and her own hair journey, visit maneobjective.com. Or, if you like pictures follow Christina on Instagram @maneobjective.

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
19 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
trackback

[…] By Christina Patrice […]

Stace
Stace
6 years ago

Lovely. I like that she gave us a lot of pictures of the hair specifically, and at various angles and distances. Looks so fluffy, so soft, so inviting. The purple color is very cute.

aprecia williams
aprecia williams
6 years ago
Reply to  Stace

Thanks Queen.

Love
Love
6 years ago

Cute! Loved the nape cut 🙂

Primmest Plum
Primmest Plum
6 years ago

Her undercut is gorgeous. The purple color is too. Everything is gorgeous lol

I’m glad the Style Icon feature is back.

Cj
Cj
6 years ago

Gorgeous icon with gorgeous hair. Quick suggestion: when you feature icons who have coloured hair could you include details of how they got that colour? I really want purple hair and would like to know what kind she used. Thanks ????

aprecia williams
aprecia williams
6 years ago
Reply to  Cj

It’s a purple hair spray dye. So it washes out. High beams intense punky purple.

Caramelcurls
Caramelcurls
6 years ago

Gorgeous hair–looks so healthy and lush. Love!

Asjia
Asjia
6 years ago

OMG I found my hair twin. Especially in the hair puff picture.

Darlyn
Darlyn
6 years ago

She’s so beautiful! 🙂

Alyssa
Alyssa
6 years ago

You and your hair are absolutely gorgeous!

JoAnn
JoAnn
6 years ago

Beautiful and gorgeous! Awesome style!

Catrena
Catrena
6 years ago

Hi Aprecia, love the purple hair color! Could you tell me how long the spray lasts between washes, and if you’re able to use styling products? Thank you!!!

aprecia
aprecia
6 years ago
Reply to  Catrena

Hi Queen, thanks and It doesn’t last between washes, as soon as you wash it it starts coming out. The con is that its really drying to your hair. So I only keep it in for 1 day 2 at the max the pro is that you get amazing color without the commitment.

Tiara Marie
Tiara Marie
6 years ago

I absolutely love those pictures with that huge afro. The pink and purple hair colors are really dope too.

Jessica
Jessica
6 years ago

You’re the bomb

blu
blu
6 years ago

I appreciate the fact that she is from Columbus, Ohio, born and raised there all my life, left there 3 years ago, I’ve never seen so much flava,lol. Which means that my Ohio sistas are embracing the truth, which is natural hair.….…

aprecia williams
aprecia williams
6 years ago
Reply to  blu

Thanks Queen, but yes its happening slowly but surely. There’s not alot of naturals here but it has greatly increased.

Dee
Dee
5 years ago

I love her hair! She definitely my hair twin

19
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x

Shopping Cart