Tell us about yourself.
My name is Candice. I currently reside in Cincinnati, Ohio by way of St. Louis…by way of Atlanta…by way of Arkansas. I am a RN 3 days/week and a devoted wife, fashion blogger & stylist 24/7.
How long have you been natural? Did you BC or transition, if so when or for how long?
My last partial perm was January 2010. I say partial because I was wearing a sew in at the time and only permed the part of my hair that was out–which is why for months, the front of my hair was much shorter than the back after I big chopped—big mistake. LOL! My original plan was to transition for a year and then big chop. What actually ended up happening was I transitioned for 6 months by wearing sew ins and cut off my permed ends in September of 2010 because I was so anxious to see what my hair would look like. Thinking back, I often wish I had just shaved it off without transitioning to experience the freedom of doing next to nothing to my hair every morning.
What is your current hair regimen?
I typically co-wash every 2-3 days with whatever cheapie conditioner is available. Right now it’s the Shea Moisture brand. I use apple cider vinegar to clarify about once a month in the winter and more frequently in the summer because I do a lot of playing in the pool. When I deep condition, which is about every other week in the winter and less often in the summer, it is Aubrey Oraganics Honeysuckle Rose. I am currently reading about the Curly Girl Method for more info on growing healthier hair.
What is the most damaging thing you have done to your hair?
My biggest mistake so far was not trimming when necessary. I think that we get so attached to our length sometimes that we don’t want to lose those few inches. I have learned to trim when my hair starts looking thin and unhealthy on the ends. One other thing that I learned the hard way is that one person’s regimen may not work for somebody else. It’s nice to watch/read what other people do for ideas, but I have wasted LOTS of money thinking that the shine on someone else’s strands could be mine with the purchase of some miracle product.
What is the best thing about being naturally glamorous?
The thing that I love most about my hair is its versatility. I love to hear people say, “I wish my hair could do that. Mine just lays here.” That line cracks me up every time. *LOL* I also love how distinctive my hair is. Although the number is increasing, I can still easily be the only natural in a room.
Where can we find you on the web?
I have a fairly new style blog: chicsavant.com. I’m also on Facebook: Chic Savant and Twitter @chicsavant.
I know we are supposed to comment on the hair but your sense of fashion is amazing. Werk it gurlll!!!
Your hair is so thick and pretty. You have a great sense of style, too. Keep doing your thing!!!!
nice hair and your style is so cool
Love, love, love your style in these pictures! I will definitely check out your blog.
Honey you are on point, hair,clothes, shoes, and accessories. Keep it cute and fly.
I agree with everyone else!! Gorgeous hair and beautiful style!! 🙂 love it
Aww you guys are amazing! Thank you for your wonderful comments and for checking out my site! I'm overwhelmed!
I love your hair and style. I've seen your blog on Hairscapades, I've been following your blog for awhile.
That hair and them clothes girl… YES!!!!!!!!!!! *clicks your link*
What a beautiful woman and what a style icon
Another shout out to Cincinnati!!! Love her hair, Love her style! Officially a fan.
Arkansas in the house!! : )
Beautiful hair, killer style. You go girl! (Do people still say that, lol!)
Check out the legs in those leggings!!! OMG! Now THAT'S how you wear a pair of leggings! Why do I keep scrolling back up to look at that picture?! The bag and jacket really set it off. I think I might get a little dressed up when I head to the grocery store today.
Check out her site! All the outfits are there, including where to buy for most items:)! The green pants are H&M (I loved them on her too … On me? Horrendous! LOL!!). I think the purple dress is Diane Von Furstenberg, if I remember correctly. It's a racer back. The striped, sequined skirt is from Asos! Candice is a bombshell on that outfit!!! Love it, but scared I would look a hot mess, so I ogled the skirt on the site, but wussed on getting it!!
The lady is fierce and such a sweetie with GORG hair!!
Your hair is lovely and I love your outfits!! HAUTE!
Your style is SICK!!! I love it!!!
shoutout to Cincinnati!!!!!!!
Love her entire look! Her style reminds me of the women who showcases her outfits on here from time to time. Their style is very similar!:)Closet Confessions? something like that.
You know you know what you know! when you can put an outfit together like the one in the last photo! And BTW the Hair is fierce! Like the little boy-girls I know would say…you betta WERK GIRL!
Love, LOVE her hair and style, just fabulous!
Let me get the deets on that purple dress! YES! and I'm with Bridget, Gorgeous hair and amazing style!!
OH EM GEEZ. MUST! HAVE THOSE GREEN LEGGINGS! Where did you get those?! *heart palpitations*
Absolutely gorgeous hair and amazing style!
Candice, loving your fashion style and hair.
@ anon, Shea Moisture can be somewhat reasonably priced if you shop right. I recently saw the line available at Bed Bath and Beyond (you have to find the larger ones that sell personal hygiene stuff and make up) for the standard $8.99; however if you use the 20% off coupon you can score it for $7.00 — not bad.
She said she's an RN so maybe Shea Moisture is a chepie for her! I'm more along the line's of Suave as a cheapie!lol Err bodies money game aint the same!
When did She Moisture become a "cheapie conditioner?? lol….
"I typically co-wash every 2-3 days with whatever cheapie conditioner is available. Right now it’s the Shea Moisture brand."
Pretty natural fashionista! 2 snaps and a twirl gurl!:)
I really like your style, and your hair is quite awesome!