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Kiffe Coco- Naturally Glam Hair Idol

By January 27th, 202114 Comments
Meet Kiffe Coco… a gorgeous natural who believes in low manipulation.

Kiffe Coco- Naturally Glam Hair Idol
CN: How long have you been natural?

I have been natural since birth. But my journey to truly understanding, appreciating and caring for my hair has been a long one.

CN: What is your current regimen?
I like to keep it simple. I wash and condition my hair once a week with sulfate-free shampoo, I personally like the Aubrey Organics line. I also just recently added Herbal Essences Hello Hydration to my Holy Grail of products for styling. When I get out of the shower, I part my hair in four sections and load each section with conditioner. I then go over each section with my Denman brush or a wide-tooth comb to detangle and define. For extra moisture, I like to use Karen’s Body Beautiful Hair Butter for sealing (it contains a lovely array of butters and oils). That makes my hair pretty happy and her scents smell so DELICIOUS! (Vanilla Latter is my favorite). I usually then twist my hair in 2-strand twists (4 braids per section) and I let my hair dry overnight.

Kiffe Coco- Naturally Glam Hair IdolCN: How do you maintain length? Moisture?
One of my major rules is to not mess too much with my hair – so that means no coloring, no harsh products, and minimal to no heat use. I also believe that if you are not damaging your hair then you don’t need to go crazy on trimming it. Now that I am taking better care of my hair and protecting it I find I don’t need to trim my hair often.

Keeping my hair in protective styles during the week helps me maintain moisture. I moisturize my hair every other day as well (with Karen’s Body Beautiful hair butter). When you moisturize and protect your hair, you’ll find that you’ll have less breakage and you’ll be able to maintain length. Sometimes I slack off on my weekly deep conditioning treatments, but they are SO important in maintaining healthy hair in my book.

Kiffe Coco- Naturally Glam Hair Idol
CN: How do you protect your curls a night?
Ricky’s in NYC has these awesome hooded bands that are super soft and do not pull on your hair or crush your curls. They have the same feel as panty hose. And they are definitely more attractive than those satin bonnets (which I totally still use as my back-up when my boyfriend is out of view). Also I always rely on sleeping on a satin pillowcase – it helps when you just feel like crashing after a long night.

Sidenote: If I have been wearing my hair out, before bed, I spritz a little water and make 4 big braids. I slap on the band or simply crash on the pillowcase. This usually helps me achieve 2nd or 3rd day hair.

CN: What would you tell a new natural, or transitioning diva?
Your patience is 100% well worth it! I know sometimes it can be frustrating when you’re “waiting” for your natural hair to reach that certain length or going through tons of products (and money) to find your one and only, or trying millions of techniques and styles to get you through those awkward hair moments…we’ve all been there. But the honest truth is that YOU WILL GET THERE! (so cliché but true). Treat your hair with love and appreciate its spontaneity.

Kiffe Coco- Naturally Glam Hair Idol
CN: What’s the best thing about being naturally glamorous?
The versatility, the creativity and the spontaneity!

CN: Anything else you want to add?
It is because of awesome sites like Curly Nikki that I even learned how to take proper care of my hair. I’ve also learned so much from so many other beautiful naturals featured on this site, YouTube, Fotki and others – all I can say is thank you for sharing your journeys as they have helped me so much on my own. We are changing the world of natural hair one curl at a time!

Feel free visit my blog at www.kiffecoco.blogspot.com as I record my hair, my photos, art and…life.

Happy Growing!!

Kiffe Coco- Naturally Glam Hair Idol

14 Comments

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi Kiffe,
    I have been lookin all over the internet to find someone with similar hair like mine. As my hair differs from the rest of my family. Which type would do type your hair as being. thans

  • Kiffe Coco. says:

    Omg, thank you so much 🙂 I love Herbal Essences Hello Hydration as a leave-in. I've also heard great things about Aveeno Naturals line. Hope this helps!

  • Anonymous says:

    You are very beautiful and your hair looks gorgeous! I love the fourth picture. I have naturally culy hair. I've never had a perm or a relaxer but, I do straighten/flat iron my hair. Recently, I've noticed that a great deal of my hair has been broken off due to this and I want to start back loving my natural hair to get it growing back like it should. But, when I do wash my hair a couple of hours later my curls seem to get really frizzy and out of control. I want my curls to stay shinny and controlled. Lol. Whats a good leave in conditioner?

  • Colette says:

    wow, you're soo soo pretty, and your hair looks great! I'm an aspiring naturalist atm..these answers helped me! Also the hooded bands look soo cute! Thanks I'm totally going to use those to trade in my satin bonnets, at least when I have a husband and everything (only 19)!

    God bless!

  • Embracing Curls says:

    Thanks for the tips! They are really helpful!

  • HolisticLifeRN says:

    beautfiful hair!

  • Anonymous says:

    Beautiful, beautiful curly girl! I love the third picture the most because I hope that's what my hair looks like in the back. Oh my, it's just delightful to look at!! Do you ever just get tickled when you rub your fingers over your hair, that use to be smooth, but now its awesomely textured? Well, like I said, to me its deeelightful!!!

  • Kiffe Coco. says:

    @ Anonymous 1

    Thanks so much for the compliment! It has taken me such a long time to say I love my curly hair with bravado! The fourth picture is actually a twist-out. I used Hello Hydration as a leave-in and i did 16 twists (4 sections/ 4 twists per section). The picture was taken the day after.

    @ Anonymous 2

    Thank you! And I am so excited to hear that Kinky Curly is coming to Target! I've been dying to try their products! Thanks for the info.

    @ Anonymous 3

    Thanks sis! That's what's great about being natural – the versatility!

    @ Anonymous 4

    Thank you!

    @ Anonymous 5

    Thanks sis!

    @ Anonymous 6

    Thank you so much! I used to use henna, but I stopped a few months ago. I was not liking the color it was leaving me with and it started to loosen my curl pattern in the front. I guess for some reason my hair wasn't feeling it lol. For conditioning, I just use a good ol' protein.

    Thank you all for your comments!

  • Anonymous says:

    Nice hair! Do you use henna? I see a hint of red tint.

  • Anonymous says:

    Whoo hoo thank you for the Kinky Curly news !!! I was just about to pay the shipping to buy it online !! Yeah Target . Oh and sister your hair is beautiful

  • Anonymous says:

    Wow, love your hair. Thx for sharing!

  • Anonymous says:

    Kiffe Coco, your hair is sooo gorgeous!!! Love the versatility of styles!

  • Anonymous says:

    Your hair looks so good, and the shine is goregous. I love the black and white photo.

    Also to anyone that uses Kinky Curling Custard/Knot Today products they will be coming to select Target Stores so go to the website, and they have the location of the states listed for which Target they are selling.

  • Anonymous says:

    Woweeee!!! Your hair is gorgeous!!! You look amazing…My favorite is the 2nd to last picture. Is that a Bantu knot-out? Can you explain how you did it? Have to be honest…you look 100x's better with your hair curly rather than straight but it's always nice to have variety. With curly hair you want to say, "who's that girl?". with the straight hair, no one really stands out. Thanks for sharing. Going to your website right now to stalk 🙂

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