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LaQuisha from North Carolina // Type 4 Natural Hair

Avatar • Dec 21, 2014

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Introduce yourself.
L:
I am LaQuisha Hall, a.k.a. “Corner Curl Girl” from New Bern, North Carolina (currently residing in Maryland). I have a long list of job titles, some of them including educator, fashion blogger, inspirational speaker, mentor, pageant queen, doctoral candidate, abuse survivor and advocate and more. My life is just as coarse as my hair, lol.

Did you transition or big chop? Share your natural hair journey with us!
L:
I attended a women’s workshop in June 2011 where countless African American women were wearing their natural tresses. I was convinced by close friends to take the plunge and cut my own hair. I went natural 2 days before my wedding anniversary in 2011. On August 3rd, I cut off all of my hair after transitioning for months. I spent most of 2011 wearing weaves and wigs because I was frustrated with my permed hair. That summer I went to Switzerland, a place where I definitely could not get a touch up! When I returned to the United States, I noticed I had a lot of new growth underneath my artificial hair and I wanted to cut it down to the natural hair. Unfortunately, the hair was so matted from a lack of proper maintenance that I ended up doing a big chop anyways.

How would you describe your texture?
L:
My natural hair is dense and very coarse, more coily than curly. It rises instead of hangs which causes some awesome afro action! I have labeled my own hair 4z (lol) because of its coarseness.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month, and the rationale behind your various styling decisions.
L:
As much as I would love to share that I mix my own products, wash and style my own hair and more, I can’t. I did when it was shorter, however, as my hair became longer and I became busier, I began entrusting my hair to stylists that I trusted. I have two amazing stylists, Zarah Charm and Ericka Cherrie, both in Baltimore, who now maintain this bush. I will style my own hair after my stylists style it! I frequently wear twists (havana, updos, etc.), crochet braids and other creative expressions from my stylists. I don’t tell them what to do either; I just sit in the chair! This is how much I trust them. Zarah Charm uses her own product on my hair, “Charisma”, which is a blend of natural ingredients that smells amazing and can be used on the entire body. Ericka also uses professional products on my hair that work very well. When I am on my own to do minimal styling, I use Charisma, “Leave Me In” Conditioner by Zuresh and Taliah Waajid products for detangling.

What does wash day look like for you?
L:
Wash day looks is at the hair salon. Because of the super busy life that I lead, I do not often have time to line my staple products up around the shower and spend hours detangling, lol. My stylists do a great job and in half the time it takes me. However, if I have to wash my own hair, I wash with Trader Joes Tea Tree Oil Shampoo, Conditioner and detangle with Herbal Essences Hello Hydration and then detangle small sections at a time using Taliah Waajid’s Kinky, Wavy, Natural Easy Herbal Comb Out (for kids). I seal it all with Jamaican Black Castor Oil.

Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
L:
I just love wearing my afro! It is easy to do and it can range in size due to the massive shrinking I experience, however, it is definitely my go-to hairstyle. As a matter of fact, if I am found with an afro, it is usually because I could not get to one of my stylists!

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How do you combat shrinkage?
L:
Honestly, I don’t. I will go through the process of blowing my hair out every now and again, but as the hair shrinks, I allow it. I pluck it, pick it and twist it, but I don’t force it to be elongated to its full length. I know what is on my head and don’t need to measure it or prove it to anyone else.

Tell us about your hair color!
L:
I currently have a patch of blonde color in the front of my hair. The color was done by one of my 2 stylists, Ericka Cherrie. She is truly a pro!! The color did not change the texture of my hair and I have had to give it a lot of extra conditioning and love. So far, after having this patch for almost a year, I have had no problems.

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require extra care and attention?
L:
I won’t say that I have a problem area, but I do pay close attention to my ends. They are the oldest part of my 3‑year old hair and often the most dry. I use moisturizer on my ends daily (Leave Me In by Zuresh) unless I have a protective style. I also use my Luxe Therapy Scalp Soother regularly to massage my scalp.

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
L:
I do protect my hair nightly with a Satin bonnet from Diva Bonnets Boutique (this is the only bonnet that I can adjust to this afro of mine!). I do wear protective styles often.

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
L:
I don’t quickly or roughly comb my hair nor do I detangle my hair while it is dry. I don’t straighten my hair often (maybe once or twice a year for a good trim).

Is there a blog/webpage or social media account where we can find you?
L:
Main Website: LaQuishaHall.com
Blog: CornerCurlGirl.com
Facebook: Corner Curl Girl
Instagram: @CornerCurlGirl
Twitter: @CCurlGirl

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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.

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StraightShooter
StraightShooter
5 years ago

I really loved her different outfits. Is she a model?

LaQuisha Hall
LaQuisha Hall
5 years ago

Hi dear! Thank you so much! I am a role model, lol. 😉 I enjoy fashion blogging, which is the reason for all of these “modeling” pics. Merry Christmas!

StraightShooter
StraightShooter
5 years ago
Reply to  LaQuisha Hall

Thank you, and Merry Christmas to you too.

Guest
Guest
5 years ago

Merry Christmas! I aim to be a role model, but I do enjoy fashion blogging! Enjoy your holiday! 😀

Ms. Vee
Ms. Vee
5 years ago

What a stunner. She looks like different people with all those styles. And the clothing tho…

LaQuisha Hall
LaQuisha Hall
5 years ago
Reply to  Ms. Vee

Awww, thanks so much, Ms. Vee! Merry Christmas!

idk
idk
5 years ago

hmmm, interesting

youngin girl
youngin girl
5 years ago

I like the way that she dresses. It fits her shape and it is befitting on her. She’s lovely. I like that fro’ with the headband she has on. In that 3rd picture, you are workin’ it girl and in the 13th picture, you look elegant with that fro’ hawk. One of the realest styles ever on here.

LaQuisha Hall
LaQuisha Hall
5 years ago
Reply to  youngin girl

You are so kind! Thank you, dear! I have had some awesome stylists! 😉 Merry Christmas!

april Guscott
april Guscott
5 years ago

She’s definitely very stylish. I wish I could indulge in getting my hair done by professionals who actually know how to work with natural hair.

LaQuisha Hall
LaQuisha Hall
5 years ago
Reply to  april Guscott

Thank you, April! Merry Christmas!

JenniD
JenniD
5 years ago

Very nice! Love the hair in all of the pics. Especially that fro hawk. If hair in the pics is the work of your stylist they do a REALLY nice job. Interesting to hear from a natural who has her hair cared for by stylists. You don’t read about that much as DIY seems to be the norm.

LaQuisha Hall
LaQuisha Hall
5 years ago
Reply to  JenniD

Thank you, Jenni! I am very honest about my hair, lol. I don’t have time, doll! I wish I could do some DIY. Merry Christmas!

saaaasaaaa
saaaasaaaa
5 years ago

She looks like a model.

LaQuisha Hall
LaQuisha Hall
5 years ago
Reply to  saaaasaaaa

Thank you, dear! I am a role model! 😀 I love representing women and being an inspiration to girls! Merry Christmas!

saaaasaaaa
saaaasaaaa
5 years ago
Reply to  LaQuisha Hall

Merry Christmas to you too! Keep on doing positive things, and rocking that hair! 😀

yoyo
yoyo
5 years ago

not trying to be mean, but how is “abuse survivor” a job title?

Ashley W
Ashley W
5 years ago
Reply to  yoyo

Abuse survivor and advocate”

Not only does she advocate for victims, but she is proud to say she has survived an abusive situation herself. I think the entire thing is her job title.

LaQuisha Hall
LaQuisha Hall
5 years ago
Reply to  Ashley W

Thank you, Ashley! You are correct. I consider it my job to be an advocate for others after surviving myself. Overcoming sexual abuse, incest and domestic violence is a lifelong feat. I am thankful that God uses me for His glory! 🙂 Merry Christmas!

LaQuisha Hall
LaQuisha Hall
5 years ago
Reply to  yoyo

Merry Christmas!

EllieLo
EllieLo
5 years ago

Uh, ma’am. I love your hair (it’s truly glorious and great!) but can we get some info about your style? Your fashion sense is FLAWLESS!!!!!
Much love from the Queen City!!!

LaQuisha Hall
LaQuisha Hall
5 years ago
Reply to  EllieLo

Thank you, Ellie!! You are so sweet! I love shopping at boutiques (PrimroseBoutiq.com is one of my favorites) and thrift/vintage stores. I don’t like following trends. I just wear what makes me feel like a lady and what looks classy. It is a pleasure being unique! Merry Christmas!

Trini
Trini
5 years ago

Gorgeous. Every picture is a stunner!

LaQuisha Hall
LaQuisha Hall
5 years ago
Reply to  Trini

Thank you, doll! God bless you for being your sister’s keeper! Merry Christmas!

Miss Mo
Miss Mo
5 years ago

Wow she’s got style. Nice one. 🙂

LaQuisha Hall
LaQuisha Hall
5 years ago
Reply to  Miss Mo

Thank you, Miss Mo! Merry Christmas!

NellyNellz
NellyNellz
5 years ago

In the 8th and 18th pics, are those braids or twist or something else? I love that style, just trying to figure out what it is.

LaQuisha Hall
LaQuisha Hall
5 years ago
Reply to  NellyNellz

Hi Nelly! I wear a lot of Havana Twists and I have had crochet braids twice. My stylist does all of the braided styles. Let me know if you have more questions! 🙂 Merry Christmas!

Adía
Adía
5 years ago

She looks like my mom back in the day! The blonde is cute!

LaQuisha Hall
LaQuisha Hall
5 years ago
Reply to  Adía

Thank you, Adia! Merry Christmas!

jbwphoto1
jbwphoto1
5 years ago

Beautiful lady, wonderful hair and such a fashion statement!

LaQuisha Hall
LaQuisha Hall
5 years ago
Reply to  jbwphoto1

Thank you, dear! Merry Christmas!

VJ
VJ
5 years ago

Work honey! Love seeing love from NC!

LaQuisha Hall
LaQuisha Hall
5 years ago
Reply to  VJ

Hey VJ!! Merry Christmas!

mds29
mds29
5 years ago

Lovely and classy! Love all her styles. I am so happy she named her stylists because I want to add a little color to my afro. I want something stylish to fit my personality (just got out the military and want a new look)

LaQuisha Hall
LaQuisha Hall
5 years ago
Reply to  mds29

Thank you and awesome that you are getting ready to try something new! Merry Christmas!

Dee
Dee
5 years ago

She is SOOOOOO gorgeous! Even though she is not a native Baltimorean, it’s always great to read about ladies here who are natural. 🙂

LaQuisha Hall
LaQuisha Hall
5 years ago
Reply to  Dee

Thank you, Dee! God bless you for your kindness! I do miss NC after being in Baltimore years, lol. 😉 Merry Christmas!

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