Four Natural Girls – A Beautiful Family of Naturalistas from Delaware

If you follow us on Facebook, I’m sure you have seen  this beautiful family wearing their afro puffs, twists, and pony puffs! Four Natural Girls always post the best pictures for inspiring girls to love their natural hair.  We tracked down the busy mom (Natural Girl #1) and the mother of the other three natural girls for an interview.

Afro Puffs and Ponytails: Ms. Maisia, (Natural Girl #1 and the wonderful mother) Who are the “Four Natural Girls”?

Four Natural Girls: We are Maisia, aka Mommy,  Tiona age 18, Reagan age 4, and Payton age 4

Afro Puffs and Ponytails:  What inspired you to create the online presence of “Four Natural Girls”?

Four Natural Girls:  Honestly, I wanted to build a connection with other naturalistas as I began my journey in 2011. I wanted topuff puff 1 build a bond with my teen daughter as well through social media in a positive way. She, however, had no desire to have any accounts on Facebook, or Twitter….so, she just watched me tell our story from afar. We both enjoyed taking pictures, so we decided to have fun and see how the world would respond to our journey. Payton and Reagan were inspired by default….once they began to talk, mini spunky  naturalistas were born.

Too Cool Natural GirlsAfro Puffs and Ponytails:  What challenges do you face caring for natural hair for you and your daughters?

Four Natural Girls:  My biggest challenge in caring for natural hair for myself and my daughters would be managing time. There never seems to be enough of it. I am a full-time teacher, wife, and mother so there is never a free moment. I can’t just wash brush and go, I have to take great care to prevent breakage tangling and make time for the three of us to have healthy hair. Luckily, Tiona has learned to take care of her own hair and doesn’t have any challenges.

Afro Puffs and Ponytails:  What products and tools do you use for hair care?

Four Natural Girls:  For my hair care, I prefer Shea Moisture products and Giovanni. For curl definition and hold, I use Eco-Styler gel or Xtreme Wetline gel.  Tiona also loves Shea Moisture products. She uses Eco-Styler gel with olive oil and most of her twist outs are done with raw shea butter. The twins use Shea Moisture kids Line. All four of us use raw shea butter to seal our ends and prevent breakage. We also prefer coconut oil & water to help with moisture in a spray bottle that we use daily.

Afro Puffs and Ponytails:  What are your favorite quick-fix hair styles?

Four Natural Girls:  We are a family of “puff lovers.” We all love puffs of some sort and have twist outs or wash and gos, butpuff puff girls on the beach mainly puffs! They are quick and easy and a great protective hairstyle. Not to mention, they look great.

Afro Puffs and Ponytails:  One of the questions that  parents have is how do you handle knots and tangles? (how do you keep the little knots and tangles to a minimum?)

Four Natural Girls: Knots and tangles can always pose a problem when hair is left loose. I always braid or twist hair before bedtime and apply a satin bonnet. If we do get a knot, I’ll use rat tail comb and carefully, carefully, carefully detangle while the hair is wet. Finger detangling is the best route, however some areas need more attention and that’s why I’ll use the rat tail comb.

Afro Puffs and Ponytails:  What advice do you have for parents of children with natural hair?

Four Natural Girls:  The best advice I have for parents of children with natural hair is to be patient with your children and patient with her hair. I don’t really know anyone who likes to get their hair washed and combed, especially naturals. It’s a process. The best thing I can do for the girls is try to make it fun and pain-free.

 

Thank you so much Ms. Maisia for taking time to share you and your precious natural girls with us!

You can visit Four Natural Girls’ website below and follow their FaceBook page.

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