On the Couch With Cicely J.

Hey Nikki,
I visited your site after I saw you on Tyra and I am soooooo excited. I didn't realize there was such a forum for us au naturel gurls! I have been wearing my hair natural all of my life minus the times in my teenage years I was burning it out bi-weekly getting it pressed. Back then I was not able to embrace my naturally curly, multi-racial, temperamental tresses. Now I get stopped daily (when I wear my hair out) by people wanting to know what I put in my hair or how I get my hair to "do that".

I wash my hair once a week (mixed chicks line and/or kinky curly line) I condition my hair twice a week w/ Olive Oil cream moisturizing lotion and/or avocado conditioner. I also us morrocan oil for sheen.

I do not straighten my hair other than once or twice a year for special occasions, annual trimmings, or to note growth. When wearing it up, I do not use rubber bands ever!
As a teen in HS I was not as confident about my hair because back then everyone had the permed "wrap" look like SWV. I could not get that look w/o the damaging results of pressing and even then, it would only last a day or two if I was lucky.

For the most part I wore my hair gelled up in a bun and/or pony tail because I was teased when
I wore it out (called nappy or oreo) and constantly asked what I was mixed with. My classmates had no idea my natural hair was down passed the middle of my back until graduation day when I straightened it out.

Now I love my curls, and instead of being teased for them they are celebrated and envied.
Below are a few pics of my hair (I am trying to stop dying it because I was bored w/ it being black but the coloring has made it dry).

I am a published author now and public speaker. Everywhere I go I tell inquisitors about my hair regime and now I will also tell them about your site. Awesome!

Kindest Regards,

Cicely J.

10 Weigh in!:
Serenity3-0 said...

Her curls are gorgeous! I love the color too.

Anonymous said...

you have beautiful hair! It must feel so good to finally embrace the hair that God gave you, and have others embrace it too! Good for you mama!

Anonymous said...

Thx for sharing your story. Your hair looks great. :-)

CurlyFro said...

I would love to learn more about your hair color. What Lovely Color is That! It appears only the front half is colored? Did you or a professional color treat your hair. Do you color often or is this a one time thing? Did you notice a Difference in the look and feel of your hair after coloring (the look Looks Great so more did you notice a difference in the feel, like did you have to change your daily products. Thanks in Advance.
Interested in Coloring my hair in the future.

Anonymous said...

beautiful curls!

savvybrown said...

OMG her hair is GAWJUS!

ElleX said...

Cicely J, I just heard your interviews (a few weeks ago) on Dherbs Radio - you did a great job. Your hair is gorgeous!

Cicely J said...

Thanks you all!

I use sunlit brown by Dark N Lovely and 30 volume bleach to get the color.
Thank you ElleX ... the book comes out this month.

Cicely J said...

@ Curly Fro ... I go to the salon and yes only the front is colored. I do it only twice a year (every six months) and get it deep conditioned because bleach is very drying.

Anonymous said...

gawjuss hair!

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