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Fall is officially here. With the cooler temps and dry air my hair needs a little bit more TLC then it did in the Summer months, especially as a 4c naturalista. This is my first Fall with natural hair and I’ve noticed that my hair requires a lot more moisture, and it retains that moisture better when I use heavier products that really penetrate. In comes the Camille Rose Coconut Water Collection. The Camille Rose Naturals Coconut Water Collection combines super hydrating coconut water with penetrating natural oils and butters to quench dry, thirsty hair. I’ve been using the Coconut Water Leave-In Detangling Hair Treatment and Coconut Water Style Setter Hydrating Creme with great results. After washing and deep conditioning my hair, I generously apply the Leave-In and gently comb through from root to tip to detangle and moisturize. I follow this with pure organic coconut oil to lock in the moisture, and then use the Style Setter Hydrating Creme to add extra moisture and style my hair. This combination leaves my hair extremely soft and hydrated for days.
The change of the season is also the perfect time to switch it up and try new hairstyles. I’m a chameleon when it comes to my hair and I love trying different styles. My tapered TWA has grown out so much and with more length I now have even more styling options. I love to browse online for hairstyle inspiration from other naturalistas with similar length and texture, including celebrities. Here are a few of my celebrity hair crushes along with inspired hairstyles.
Rihanna has been a long time hair idol of mine and is the inspiration behind a lot of my short cuts when my hair was relaxed. I love how she’s unapologetically her and not afraid to switch it up and try different hairstyles. This Bantu Knot style inspired me to wear my hair in a new way, but unintentionally. Let me explain…
I had styled my hair in Bantu Knots in preparation for another hairstyle (Bantu Knot Out), not with the intention of wearing them out. The next day I had some really important errands to run and my hair wasn’t completely dry so I was unable to take the knots out when it was time for me to go. I remembered Rihanna boldly rocking this Bantu Knot style so I decided to be bold and wear mine.
It actually turned out super cute and I received so many compliments. Now when I’m prepping my hair for a Bantu Knot Out I’ll leave my Bantu Knots in all weekend for maximum definition, and wear my Bantu Knots out if I need to.
Lauren Hill has been a natural hair icon and trendsetter for years. She embraced her natural hair long before it became trendy, and inspired others to do the same. Years later her hairstyles are still inspiring and this is one of my favorites. I love how cute and care free it looks so I created a similar style with a Chunky Twist Out.
This was my favorite way to wear my hair for weeks!
I love Chrisette Michele’s natural hair and how she’s not afraid to experiment with different cuts and color. I was inspired by this super defined tapered cut and since I can’t keep the scissors out of my head, I cut my hair in this exact style.
Don’t be afraid to try different hairstyles and it’s okay to seek inspiration from others around you, whether it’s someone you know personally, or your celebrity hair crush/idols. Life is too short to have boring hair!
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