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Adrien- Naturally Glam Hair Idol

By January 27th, 202112 Comments
Meet Adrien… a gorgeous natural that tells us to ‘fake the funk’ and exude self-confidence until the real stuff comes in!

Adrien- Naturally Glam Hair Idol

CN: How long have you been natural?
I have been natural for 6 1/2yrs.

CN: What is your current hair regimen?

I’m still playing around with it. I used to be a no pooer. Now I’m using a diluted sulfate shampoo (White Rain Regular) once a month or so to clarify, co-washing in between when my hair is loose with either Suave or Vo5 Clarifying Conditioner. I use Natures Gate Original Herbal Formula or Yes to Cucumbers for moisturizing.

Homemade Leave in Conditioning Spray:

I mix water, aloe vera juice, grapeseed oil, and Giovanni Direct Leave-in in a water bottle and moisturize my hair with it as a leave in conditioning spray.

Homemade Hairdress for Sealing Ends:

I mix aloe vera juice and castor oil together and make a hair dressing which I put on the ends to seal and define and smooth my edges as well as my shea/coconut oil/burts bees avocado hair dressing mix.

Homemade Deep Treatments:

I also use an egg/mayo treatment once a month for protein
Conditioner and oil for deep moisturizing treatments
I add honey to my DC’s for the summer.

Adrien- Naturally Glam Hair Idol
CN: How do you maintain Length? Moisture?
Just this year I’ve been really focused on hair health and maintaining length. I had a raging case of hand in hair syndrome and my ends were suffering from breakage because of so much manipulation! So I’ve started a low manipulation routine of just combing my hair at MOST once a week which means lots of protective styling. When I do comb, I soak and finger comb my dry hair with Suave or Vo5 conditioner before I get into the shower to detangle. I’m working on making time for more deep conditioning. WATER! Even when it’s “up”, I spray my hair with my leave in spray regularly (at least every 2 days) and seal it with oil to keep it moisturized. If I must do a wash n go, I do a comb thru once, then the next few days I’ll re-wet/condition and style with maybe a finger combing in the shower. I’ve noticed a big difference now that I’m not stressing my hair so much.

Adrien- Naturally Glam Hair Idol
CN: How do you protect your curls at night?
I made a “loc soc” out of old tights. It’s the best! I love it!. It doesn’t scrunch my braids/twists and keeps my curls protected and defined and my edges smooth while I sleep. Plus, NO scarf lines on my forehead, LOL! In the morning I whip it off and shake and I’m ready to go!

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

Embrace your look, even if you are a little insecure at first or you’re in a weird growth/length phase or the style you tried didn’t turn out quite right… wear it with confidence! Even if you have to fake it a little bit at first. Seriously, wear it loud and proud and it’s amazing you will start to really feel it! And others will love it. Accept your hair and don’t obsess over it and try to “tame” it too much. Also, save new styles for the weekend or when you dont have to be anywhere right at the moment. Always keep a few hair pins/clips/bands at your disposal for a quick fix just in case.

CN: What’s the best thing about being naturally glamorous?
The freedom, versatility and beauty of it! I love the way being natural makes me feel. Confident and unique. It expresses a certain pride in being not just a beautiful black woman, but a beautiful woman period. All us girls should feel that.

CN: Anything else?
Thanks for this blog Nikki! This is one of the best blogs ever and I learn sooo much from you and the other natural ladies here. Keep it up!

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  • paintgurl40 says:

    beautiful!!! i really like the advice to wear it out and fake it till you make it…i'm going to try that tip.

  • Anonymous says:

    Welcome to that natural hair world, you look so pretty with your hairstyles. I actually like (1,2,4) the best. The picture of your afro is funny not in a bad way, but you can do an commerical for the chia pet doll, because the hair is overflowing and taking over you. It's so thick and shiny.

  • Anonymous says:

    what kind of twist are those in the second pic? Are they single twist? Beautiful hair!

  • Anonymous says:

    Beautiful Dreeny!! Love it! Go Mama!!!!

  • Moni says:

    Love it! Love it…Dreeny! How did you get the style in the 2nd to last pic? I would like to try that!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    what kind of twists are those in the second picture? I love twists and I wanna rock some chunky ones!

  • Ameenah says:

    I need to know some more about this loc soc very interested

  • Unknown says:

    hi ayrion! *waves*. thanks ladies :o)

    I made my bootleg loc soc (lol) out of some old tights i got from target (not cotton!). i just cut about a foot long piece out the middle of the leg. i put it on like a headband then hold the front and pull the back down over my hair.

  • candace says:

    ur hair is gorgeous, girl!

  • LaNeshe says:

    Her hair is lovely! I would like more info on how she made the "loc soc" lol

  • cupcakesandshoes says:

    I absolutely love your hair!! COuld you possibly tell us more about your loc soc? I'm very interested!

  • Ayrion says:

    Beautiful, Dreeny, Beautiful!… You know I love your hair and all the great tips you've given my newly-natural self! 😀

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