Conversations on Coils is a Content Series by type4girl that seeks to explore what we, as the natural hair community and enthusiasts, are not saying. We asked the naturals from our Instagram community what they feel needs to reiterated and how they understand “I am NOT my hair!”.

Join us on this Natural Hair Experience that seeks to hear, educate and empower the naturals that we love.

Mashudu_Prudence: Take time to UNDERSTAND your hair

“I am a woman who's filled with kindness, integrity and compassion. I am strong and authentic. Those who know me ...
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Bombeleni Baloyi: SHRINKAGE is your hair’s best friend

“I've gracefully settled into my true self with age, in all aspects of my life. For many years I struggled ...
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Curle.mohh

CURLE.MOHH: My hair represents only a fraction of who I am

“The first thing I like to say about myself is that I am essentially a writer. That is one part ...
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Nsindiso Khumalo: Make sure your hair is always hydrated, dry hair breaks

IG: @nsaya_mntungwa “This is the story of a girl who progressed from self-doubt and feeling very worthless for a lot ...
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Bethany D: You can’t know me based on my hair.

IG: @bethany_vw “An independent woman who has learnt how to love herself and her hair. Through the hardships I have ...
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Dorianne: Healthy hair should be considered good hair

IG: @justdorianne “I’m Dorianne (pronounce door-ree-anne), I’m very particular about the correct pronunciation of my name. I was named in ...
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Jacquline_S_Oliphant: We are all students, no one person’s hair journey is the same.

IG: Jacquline_S_Oliphant Like most people who really don't like being asked 'to tell someone about themselves', Jacquline stutters at the ...
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Style Inspo: 5 protective hairstyles to try

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Titamenji Kamanga: Naturally Rooted Kinks

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TBO: Michelle Mathube

The Best Of Series by type4girl. Find & Follow Michelle: Instagram (Michelle) Instagram (Michelle’s Crown) PLEASE NOTE: This post was originally published on our previous blog in December 2020 ...
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This could be why your hair isn’t growing

Have you ever felt like your hair is just not growing? We’ll have you know that you are not alone. Slow natural hair growth a common ‘struggle’* experienced by many ...
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Protein:moisture balance, what you need to know

[Editor's Story] I have been natural for just over 5 years and for most of it I have successfully avoided (not recommended) learning anything about natural hair topics like protein:moisture ...
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Rice water: Myth or magic?

Before rice water, it was coconut oil… Until it wasn’t. The coconut oil trend that spread like wildfire in recent years was quickly controlled when it came to light that ...
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Caring for your hair in braids

Those popular sayings about cups of tea and different strokes? Yes, they apply to protective styles too, especially braids. It seems like one of those things that we might never ...
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