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Don’t be alarmed by the title. I am not that politically incorrect where I would call a person ghetto. Unless that just so happens to be the name of your lifestyle blog. My good girlfriend Lisa, and the blogger behind Ghetto Fashionista, has always been my hair crush. I’m sure she doesn’t know that because I’ve never said it out loud. But she has the kind of hair that is just kinky enough for two-strand twists, but wavy enough for a slamming 22 inch weave.

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Lisa refers to herself as an accidental natural. Unlike me, she didn’t take the big hair leap with the big chop. Lisa never even made a conscious effort to transition her hair from relaxer to chemical free. Her natural hair is just the result of wearing full weaves for a number of years. Although she’s not fully sold on her textured ‘fro, I adore it and her signature updos.

Even though Lisa struggled with her natural hair (a story no one ever writes about) she’s had a blast in her hair journey and loves trying different products to tame her curls. I picked Lisa’s brain, and her hair closet, to find out what she’s using to get that enviable hair of hers. Check it out!

Tea tree oil peppermint spray/oil by Eden Body Works

“This is hands down one of my favs because I tend to wear my natural hair in updo’s and the peppermint/tea tree combo is soothing on my scalp and especially between parts when I have two-strand, flat twists.”


Curls Unleashed- curl defining cream

“I have tried a ton of products when giving myself two-strand twists (in preparation for a twist- out) and the curls unleashed curl defining cream is the best I’ve used to date.  There is minimal build/up and residue and the definition of my curls post- twist out is amazing.”

Organic Root Stimulator Edge Control

“Nothing smooth’s out the edges of my hair better than the edge control product. I started using it during my “transition” to natural hair and it remains one of my favorites, especially when I am trying to achieve a topknot or afro-puff.”


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