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October 16, 2009

Chime- Naturally Glam Hair Idol

Meet Chime...I'm literally rendered speechless! This girl's got it:



CN: How long have you been natural?
C: I have been completely natural for 8 months (since February 2009). I began transitioning 2 years and 3 1/2 months prior to that.

CN: What is your current regimen?

C:
~I wash my hair once a week.
~I co-wash with Aubrey's Honey Suckle Rose conditioner. I used to shampoo my hair with Aubrey's Island Naturals and Honey Suckle Rose shampoo every 2 months but they both made my hair feel stiff so I stopped using them. I'm still looking for a great all natural shampoo.
~I don't wash my hair in braids anymore. I wash my hair in four sections. One section at a time. It doesn't tangle as much this way.
~After co-washing, I spray my hair with a Vegetable Glycerin and water mix, Giovanni's leave-in conditioner, and I seal it with Coconut Oil.
~I only comb my hair after I wash it and it is still wet.
~I deep condition my hair weekly with Aubrey's Glycogen Protein Conditioner. Most of the time I wear two plastic caps with a stocking cap to bed for an overnight conditioning. I usually do this on Fridays and rinse my hair when I wake up and then I'll twist it. If I don't have time to do an overnight conditioning or I'm out of the Glycogen Protein Conditioner, I'll use the Honey Suckle Rose and wear a plastic cap for an hour or however much time I have to spare.
~I twist my hair after I wash it. I wear twists the majority of the time. I would say 75% of the time. And I will wear my hair out to church or whenever I want to look fierce! lol
~I use coconut oil on the ends of my hair daily.
~I only use all natural products or products that are at least 98% natural. I order mostly from iherb.com.

CN: How do you maintain length? Moisture?
C: I apply Giovanni's Direct Leave-In Weightless Moisture Conditioner after I wash my hair and a Vegetable Glycerin and water mix. Both products keep my hair moisturized throughout the week.

CN: How do you protect your curls a night?

C: I just apply Coconut Oil and a Satin scarf. I re-twist some of the curls that have lost their spring with Giovanni's Leave-In Conditioner.

CN: What would you tell a new natural, or transitioning diva?

C: You will become frustrated somewhere along your natural hair journey but DON'T GIVE UP! Educate yourself as much as you can on the best transition styles and how to care for your hair while transitioning and when you're completely natural. There are so many blogs, informational sites, and youtube videos that you can learn from.

CN: What's the best thing about being naturally glamorous?
C: Natural hair makes anything I wear look EXTRA fly! It's really like an accessory!

CN: Anything else you want to add?

C: Saying no to the chemicals is the best thing that you can ever do for your hair. Being natural is so freeing! And it really helps you to embrace and love who you truly are!








Chime's Fotki!

77 Chime in!:

Mink said...

Wow your hair is beautiful...I never comment but you are my inspiration on how healthy & full I would love my hair to look as it starts growing...thanks

Ms.Griff said...

Hi there Nicki, Im usually a lurker on this site. But I must say.. this one article really got me. I LOVE her hair. Epitome of inspiration. She has the looks of a goddess.
I am also am enamored with her hair care regime. I also love Aubrey Organics because I have a certain fear of chemicals and hair care ingredients I cant pronounce lol.
I have been natural for about a year now and I working on a regime that is quick (as I am a college student) and affordable. I will adopting some of her methods soon. Thanks for this article!!

Mikimu said...

Beautiful!!

jparker25 said...

Chime-Your hair is georgeous!!! How do you clip your ends if you do so at all??

Miss Tasha said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOVE her hair!!!

sky said...

yep she's definitely got it!

Anonymous said...

How long was your hair before u did the big chop your hair is long

D Alexandra said...

really loving her hair! It's gorgeous!

jparker25 said...

Can you also give more details on your Glycerin/Water mix?? (How much water to Glycerin to do mix and do you add anything else to it???

Anonymous said...

This is not just hair. The word mane comes to mind. Gorgeous! You look like a model.

Anonymous said...

LOVEEEEEEEE HER HAIR, HOT!

Tia said...

This is the first time I have ever been jealous of someone else's hair. Chime, your hair is HAWT! You have the length and volume I want, I'm almost there.

Olive_Honey said...

very cute, she seems delightful,
what a great body of hair.

FrouLaLa said...

Are you freakin' kidding me? Your hair is gorgeous! I've found my new hair idol...lol

Skibies said...

Who can not love this hair! I want this length and thickness. If you ever want to sell it let me know!

MissCurly said...

Wow your hair is just gorgeous, like everyone such inspiration. What length is your hair straight?

Kattya said...

So.. ummm... my mouth is on the floor!!!! Your hair is gorgeous! So I'm pretty new to this ( BC'd in July) and I've been sealing my ends with EVOO... maybe I should hop on this coconut oil train. Thanks for sharing!

Noemi said...

I wanted to chime in-) and say I absolutely love her hair. She was one of my natural hair heroes. Kudos to both her and Nikki!

Mzbush said...

It's been a long time since I've felt this kind of hair envy. I would give anything for my hair to be even half this full!! Beautiful!!

CocoEuro said...

Beau-ti-ful!!!! You are now apart of my many hairspirtations!!

CocoEuro said...

Was your hair this long before you started transitioning?

Laquita said...

Wow - her hair is beautiful - you have the best idols :o)

luvleelox said...

Biblical terminology seems appropriate: freaking GLORIOUS...ok so "freaking" is not in the bible...

Lost_One said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Does she have a fotki???

hesfaithful said...

out.of.control! GORGEOUS hair!!!

Anonymous said...

FIERCE!!!!

Anonymous said...

When I grow my perm out I wanta be just like you. You are my role model.

Anonymous said...

What brand of coconut oil and glycerin do you use? Your hair is beautiful.

lawanda said...

I love her hair, it's more than beautiful

TheOtherNigerianGirl said...

Wow, lovely!!!

KristyzHair said...

O-M-G!!! Your hair is sooooooo beautifully thick! Wow wow wow! If only I....

Dymesha Wheeler said...

Beautiful

Anonymous said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!! Beyond description!!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

M said...

I just had a hairgasm. I want to weep, her hair is so utterly amazing. There are no words... This inspires me to continue my transition. I just saw old pictures of myself at six yrs old and Chime's hair is almost identical. I want my hair back!!!!!!!! Chime, you are divalicious!!!!

Anonymous said...

I AM SPEECHLESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maria said...

OMG beyond gorgeous!!! I love the first picture!

Anonymous said...

Ditto! You better work! Beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

ZOWWEEEE!!!!

Urban Lily said...

Insane...her hair is just insanly beautiful; I'm in complete awe. p.s. is that what we call hair envy?

Anonymous said...

Lady, your hair is the definition of Healthy Natural Hair. Amazing beautiful natural hair. Your are a classic beauty. It's the first time that i post a comment, because i life in the Netherlands. Lady, keep doing what you do with your hair, we love it. You got my appreciation.

Greets from the Netherlands,
Daniella

BrownLady said...

Im speechless!

Queen said...

BEAUTIFUL!!

M.J. said...

ooooh her hair is so thick! I love it!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Does she have an online hair album?

Alethia said...

WOW!!! AWESOME!

Anonymous said...

Wow!!!!! Her hair is amazing!!!!!! Just beautiful! You have truly inspired me to continue on my natural hair journey! I LOVE YOUR HAIR!!!!!!

MsLizziA said...

I don't want to sound crazy or stalkerish but i NEED to find this lady. i NEED to find her fotki, twitter, facebook SOMETHING! we need to talk like now! Nikki, please give me some kind of contact info. Thanks

Nadiahawaii said...

Love the big hair look!!!!

Anonymous said...

chime your hair is absolutely beautiful! G irl you need to be in a magazine.!

Anonymous said...

Damn! Your hair is like WHOA!

KeetaRay said...

Absolutely gorgeous hair. I am a "Fotki Friend" and always admire her hair!!

FrouLaLa said...

@M...hilarious! I feel the same way...multiple hairgasams....
@KeetaRay...please dish on her Fotki name! People want to know....

Pretty Awesome Penguin said...

Wow. Your hair is AMAZING. I want to transition the way you did.

Afrocentric Mocha said...

You hair is SO FIERCE....As a fellow twistie, I absolutely LOVE your regime. Off to tweek mine a bit...Thanks for sharing your regime!!!

Sweetcurli86 said...

This is like........OMG I'm speechless right now!!! Chime and Nik, u guys have really made me believe that this journey is gonna be WELL worth it!!!!

Anonymous said...

holy crap! now that is my dream hair. i especially love it in the second pic.

She She said...

Where can I find the vegetable glycerin and water mix? Is that a home made product?

Purpleola said...

OMG!!! This is totally why I'm transitioning - I want my hair to be like Chime's! Do you clip your ends? If so, how often? I'm about to BC and will rock a TWA after that so it'll be a looooong time b4 my hair like that :-)

Anonymous said...

my new hair idol!!!

Indigenous Productions said...

I LOVEEEEEEEE that hair

Derdie B said...

Looovveeeee iiittt!

Chime said...

Hey guys! It's me Chime! Thanks for all of the lovely compliments guys!! Wow! You all sure know how to make a girl feel special! lol My hair ego is through the roof right now! lol Y'all really had me laughing out loud with some of the comments! I'm going to try to answer all of the questions that you guys posted. I hope I don't overlook any. Here we go:
-The brand of coconut oil and vegetable glycerin I use is Now Foods. I order it from iherb.com
-The vegetable glycerin and water mix is done at home. Just fill half of a spray bottle with water and the other half with vegetable glycerin then shake it up.
-I clip my ends maybe twice a year or whenever they need it. I mostly dust my ends.
-I have never straightened my hair for fear that some of the ends will not revert back to its kinky texture so I'm not sure how long it is exactly. I may straighten it for a wedding in May and do a length check then. We'll see...
-My fotki name is BrwnSkinBeauty.
Umm...I think that was all of the questions! My twitter and facebook info. is posted on my fotki page. Thanks again and happy growing ladies!!:)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Chime for sharing your hair info. I have felt like shaving my head many a times, but when I saw your pictures, I realized that I just need to take better care of my hair not to get frustrated. I love your look and style.
Went to iherb.com to get some products. That site is fantastic!

**Use coupon code: DEZ508 to get $5 off your order**

NewbieNaturalDiva said...

Just fabulous!

Chime said...

No problem. I'm always glad to share hair info:)Thanks for the coupon code girl! I'm ordering new products this weekend!

Anonymous said...

WOW!! My hair has been natural for almost as long and it's no where near this long, thick or healthy! Time for me to step up my hair game! Lol

eliana

Anonymous said...

Wow first, I love curlynikki and all that you do for CGs like me! I’ve been natural for 4 years now and I’ve been a follower of your site for about a year now! second when I saw the post with Chime I was speechless! This woman has got it all! I have very thick hair (and A LOT OF IT lol) but this woman takes the cake! Confident, cool, classy!!! Thank you both for making feel like my tresses are beautiful and should be embraced! =)

Anonymous said...

Wow first, I love curlynikki and all that you do for CGs like me! I’ve been natural for 4 years now and I’ve been a follower of your site for about a year now! second when I saw the post with Chime I was speechless! This woman has got it all! I have very thick hair (and A LOT OF IT lol) but this woman takes the cake! Confident, cool, classy!!! Thank you both for making feel like my tresses are beautiful and should be embraced! =)

Anonymous said...

Wow first, I love curlynikki and all that you do for CGs like me! I’ve been natural for 4 years now and I’ve been a follower of your site for about a year now! second when I saw the post with Chime I was speechless! This woman has got it all! I have very thick hair (and A LOT OF IT lol) but this woman takes the cake! Confident, cool, classy!!! Thank you both for making feel like my tresses are beautiful and should be embraced! =)

curlyq145 said...

OMG your hair is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

i saw chime's fotki page before curlynikki interviewed her and it was seeing chime's page that kept me going with my transition 'cause I was about to go back to the creamy crack. i am glad that curly nikki interviewed her and showed the world what I saw that night when I was depressed and thought I had no choice but to go back to relaxing -- gorgeous, THICK, healthy, natural, black hair. chime i left you a message on your fotki but if you didn't get it and you are reading comments, please know that you being natural and actually sharing your crowing glory has helped a sistah out there keep hope alive and keep keepin' on to the natural. :) take care.

Anonymous said...

OMG I LOVE YOUR HAIR!!!!

Blackroseuk said...

Hey Chime! I just started my journey, May 2010 was my last relaxer and I plan to transition for a year or two (If I can) My hair was cut into a jaw line bob so cant do much with it. I currently have a sew-in, what styles did you do to transition?

Your hair is stunningly beautiful btw!!!

Dominique said...

Absolutely beautiful hair and a stunning woman! Your hair is gorgeous and I agree with you on the keeping the products natural...I am a huge fan of herbs and I truly appreciate a fellow natural who supports all natural and herbs as well. Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

umm...DAMN! ur hair is making me speechless lyk omg sooooooo pretty...ur really beautiful! keepin your hair on point!

Ms Sassy said...

this is so pretty!! Can't wait for mine to grow. Inspire me sistah!!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely Stunning! I'm not familar with fotki, I guess what I'm trying to say is how do I get to the website.www.fotki.com didn't get it. THANK yOU.

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