I Am Natural – Kynx Muse

I Am Natural – Kynx Muse

It was easy to pick my ‘muse’ for this challenge as ‘natural’ fits me to a T. I strive for naturality not only in my hair, but also in my diet, and my beauty products. I grew up in Haiti where natural food was the norm. Daily, we would purchase fresh food from the market ‘ti mache’.  Everything was fresh and picked or killed that day from the bananas to the goat meat.

In Greek mythology, muses are the goddesses who inspire the creation of literature and the arts. 
I hope to inspire a return to natural black hair by showcasing its natural beauty.

Carlie - I Am Natural

If we became ill, natural remedies were all we had. There was a tea for everything from a headache to insomnia. So ‘natural’ is not a fad to me, it’s my original way of life.  Today, I enjoy natural foods from Whole Foods and Akin’s, natural conditioners and moisturizers for my hair, and I have worn my natural hair for 10 years now.

To infuse the word natural into my shots I decided to focus on the color green. I tried to incorporate green into my makeup, wardrobe, and background. I chose soft almost see-through fabrics to showcase gentility. I got close to the ground so I could touch and exude nature.

For my photo shoot, I wanted to infuse the word ‘muse’ into every shot. When I think of muse, many words come to mind including inspiration, ethereal, magical, and tuille. I would love to inspire ladies out there to focus on the natural way, especially when it comes to their hair.  It’s what Nature intended. I wanted for my shots to lead people to say, ‘wow, I want my hair like that’. So I used the natural products to make my hair look its best so that I could represent Kynx beautifully, and I brought a little magic to my poses and attitude.

To obtain the hairstyles modelled, be sure to co-wash and condition your hair, and apply the Kynx leave in conditioner and glycerin spray to the hair.  Do 6-8 large 2 strand twists, and let the hair dry. I dry overnight. Once dry, untwist the hair and separate the strands. Separate them carelessly for a thicker, fuller style, or carefully for more defined kinks. In some of the photos, I added a ‘muse’ twist to my hair by doing 2 3-strand twists, pulling them off to the side, and rolling the ends up into a pretty spiral which was then pinned to the side of my hair. It makes for an interesting look.

Carlie - I Am Natural

It would be a compliment to be considered a natural muse. Natural hair is inspiring…

Carlie - I Am Natural

Natural hair is so versatile and compliments our African features beautifully.

Carlie - I Am Natural

Natural black hair is thick because the hair appearance is reinforced by the curls and the shrinkage. This is hair that doesn’t mind a tussle.

Carlie - I Am Natural

Accessorizing natural hair is easy because it holds a pin like no other.

 

 

 

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