Rahma-- Naturally Glam Hair Idol

Meet Rahma... a gorgeous curly that reminds us to take our vitamins!



CN: How long have you been natural?
I’ve been natural for two years and 4months! Honestly, I was an unintentional long-term transitioner. Senior year of high school I kept missing my relaxer touch-up appointments and decided to cut off 8 inches of my hair (it was ridiculously long, and a lot of my girlfriends were like “WTF?! Why would you do that??” but I was itching for some change). The summer before college was so stressful because my hair kept breaking off, so I just kept my hair in braids for the most part.

CN: What is your current regimen?

Co-wash with Herbal Essences Hello Hydration twice a week. If I wear a protective style for a while and my hair feels super product-y I will shampoo with suave naturals coconut (if I shampoo I *always* pre-poo with EVOO). I detangle with KC knot-today and use a little cantu shea butter leave-in and my unrefined shea butter and coconut oil mixture. If I want extra hold for my wash n go’s, I’ll use some ECO styler gel. I deep condition with Curl Junkie Gardenia coconut intense fix once a week as well.

As far as styles I will wear wash n gos, put my hair in flexi rods for some really defined curls or wear bantu knot outs.

CN: How do you maintain length? Moisture?

I try to leave my hair alone. The only times I will straighten my hair is to get it trimmed. Using shea butter and coconut oil to seal my ends and to keep in moisture has definitely helped. I’m Somali/Ethiopian so for the most part, our hair tends to grow pretty fast but I like shoulder-length curly hair so I try to keep it like that.

CN: How do you protect your curls at night?

I rock wash n gos for the most part, so I put some coconut oil on my ends and sleep on a satin pillow. Sometimes I’ll put in 6-8 braids and wrap my hair with scarf.

CN: What would you tell a new natural, or transitioning diva?
Stay positive!! Be good to your hair. Eat well, take vitamins with biotin.

CN: What's the best thing about being naturally glamorous?
Every day is like a new adventure! I never know what my hair will be like the next morning and the fact that no one else has the same hair. It’s crazy because the days I wake up feeling so crusty and hating my hair are the days I’ll get compliments on it from the most random people.

CN: Anything else you'd like to add?

Love your curlies!!!



Flexi Rod Set

Bantu Knot-Out

Wash n Go

Pressed Flat

Wash n Go

33 Weigh in!:
KeetaRay said...

Wow!! She's gorgeous, and so is her hair!

Harlem Loves said...

super cute :)

Letha said...

Very Pretty those has to be the cutiest Bantu Curls I have seen

Anonymous said...

Good tip on Biotin, I just checked my vitamins and Im getting 1000 mg of biotin per day!

BeautifullyFree said...

YOU & your hair are just beautiful!!!!!

Maria said...

OMG simply gorgeous!!!!!

The Misses Says... said...

Habesha love in the house :)! Great hair... good to see another habesha on currly nikki!

chscott77 said...

Wow your hair is amazing! Love the curls.

Koos said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

curlychronicles said...

Adorable curls and I do love the bantu knot out! I love how you kept pushing back appointments and how it led you to this stage in life with your hair, how cool! :)

Totally random but every time I see the word 'somali', it reminds me of the time I was taking a taxi and the driver who was of African descent inquired about my heritage/roots and declared, "You are SOMALIAN, I am positive!" :) lol I thought it was the cutest thing in the world and hopefully I'll be able to find out one of these days if he was right!

naturallygifted86 said...

You're styles are so cute!Especially that bantu knot out.Keep rockin your curls!

momo7 said...

Gawwwjuss!!!

Anonymous said...

Cute!

lawsmd said...

Your hair and you are beautiful! I love your styles!

Anonymous said...

You and your hair are GORGEOUS !!

Feleg said...

Yayyyyy another habesha:)))

mood_indigo said...

I have a severe case of hair envy right now! You and your hair are beautiful.

Anonymous said...

tadiyass dehna nesh? I hope I said it right.... my mother is from ethiopia, You are batam konjo!!

Anonymous said...

im not natural yet, but every time i read these first hand accounts and see the pictures of gorgeous hair, i question why i'm still relaxed; naturals have the joys of having beautiful straight AND curly hair. I am insanely jealous.

Rahma said...

Wow!! You guys are amazing! Thanks so much for all love and positivity! Its been the CN community helping me out through my journey. You guys rock!!!

CurlyKye said...

So very pretty!!!!! Gorgeous versatility!

Anonymous said...

mama said better concentrate on your studies baby!

MissCherie said...

You are so pretty with gorgeous hair!

candace said...

awww, you are very adorable!

Anonymous said...

you are buff senorita and i love the hair!!

Anonymous said...

you're hair is so amazing and health. represent for the east african girls! lol love it!

Anonymous said...

you're hair is amazing and gorgeous! represent for the east african girls. love it! lol

LaBeauty said...

You are absolutely beautiful and I love every strand of your hair.

Anonymous said...

I love your hair girl.. I am going to try some of those producs..... You know so much about hair producs.....You should open ur own Natural hair Saloon...:)

Simply amazing...

Love
Hodan

Anonymous said...

Hi Hodan, Hi Rahma! Love the EAst African connection here. Glad to see you girls on curlynikki

You are beautiful Rahma! love, huda

Kasey said...

I think that you are one of the many prettiest black women I've ever seen so far in my lifetime!
Go girl! Rock on with your black gorgeousness!

China's Curls said...

I love your hair! It is FIERCE!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love het hair,kinda like mine but longer..am half habesha somali too but my hair doesnt grow as fast as I want..so far am using mixed chiks products religiously n kibbeh
Any suggestions?

Wubi

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