Murielle Liguer Laubhouet 
There are some women who just have it. That je ne sais quoi that sets them apart from everyone else. Murielle Liguer Laubhouet, the 6'1 (without heels), silver-haired, 50-something-year-old beauty of Ivorian and Guadeloupean heritage is one such woman. She lives life on her own terms, turning heads every step of the way. Find out the hair question that she gets asked the most, what she loves about living in Paris, and how she stays so darn fit!


What do you use on your hair?
I use pure Jamaican black castor oil (carapate oil)

What question do you get asked the most about your hair?
People want to know if it's all my hair. (Smile) Yes, it's all mine. No weaves, no wig, nothing.

How do people respond to your hair and do you let people touch it?
They are in’s kinda funny. A lot of people ask to touch it, but no. It’s not sanitary... Do people want people touching their hair? I don't think so.
Vintage Murielle Modeling
How long have you been wearing your hair in an afro and what do you love about it?
I’ve been natural for a long time. I would braid it mostly, but I’ve been wearing an afro for about 10 years now. What I love the most about it is the thickness.

What do you like about living in Paris?
I've been living here for about 5 years and I love the food, the wine, the champagne. I love hanging out with my friends at home, shopping, and walking around Paris.

Murielle Strutting in these Paris streets...
How do you stay fit?
I eat very healthy. No fat. No carbs accept for brand and rye bread, no red meat. I like fish, chicken, cheese, vegetables and salad. I stay fit by walking everyday on my treadmill or outside. And I cleanse my body with plants, desmodium for my liver, aloe vera for my over all body and harpagophytum (devil’s claw) for my joints.

Did you have any positive hair role models growing up?
Ouiiii!!! My mom’s hair.

Where does your confidence come from?

My parents instilled this confidence in me. Nothing or nobody can make me doubt myself. Confidence and joyfullness are my nature. “Never change who you are. Impose it.”

The boots though!

Murielle giving us Donna Summer!
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It's 11:30pm on Monday when I come across this image on the gram. The fro kills. The beat drops. Oh, she's about to do the 'For The D Challenge?!' She spits her first bar: "I rock a fro for the people." While everyone else is doing it for the "D," Erica LaShai is doing it for the people. Click the video to watch her flip the script! 

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I’d love to say that I always stick to my weekly regimen, I never cut corners, I eat my vegetables, and I work out every day without fail. None of that is true. There are times when I’d rather sit on the couch then go run and days when I have to rush through my hair and somehow make it work.

This is my “I’m being forced to go to the club,” “The girls wanna do happy hour,” or “Of course he would ask me out for drinks on my dry day five hair,” situation. It’s not quite a co-wash and go, but by the time you do your makeup and pick out your outfit, you’ll be ready to roll.

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I start by co-washing with Mixed Chicks Leave-In Conditioner, then parting my hair and raking more of the product throughout. Next I make chunky “Bye Felicia” braids all over my head, adding more product when needed.

Next I blow-dry on cool (even though I hate blow-drying of any kind) and move on to my makeup and all that fun stuff. Usually by the time I have to remove my braids they are still a tad wet. No big deal. I’m extra careful and it works just fine. I even pick my hair a bit at this stage.While it’s still a little wet? Are you crazy? Nope, not crazy. I get enough hold from the Mixed Chicks leave-in that I still have enough shape and definition to get a nice looking ‘fro.

With LA traffic on my side (for once!) my hair is fully dry but still moisturized, fluffy, and cute by the time I get to my destination. Rush through your co-wash, Bye Felicia/Travis Scott braid-out with me in this vid!