Rockin Naturals You May Not Know But Should: XayLi


My name is XayLi Barclay and I reside in NYC, however I am a true island girl and was born on the Caribbean island of Trinidad. I am a health and fitness coach with a passion for fashion and design!! I’ve been natural for the past 9 years. BTW thank you for recognizing locs as natural hair!! So many people forget about us locstars!


What or Who inspired you to go natural? Did you bc or transition?

My mom had dreadlocks and I’ve always loved them and so I began to transition by doing many protective styles for a few years. Also Fayann Lyons ( she is a soca music entertainer hailing  from Trinidad and Tobago also ) had the most beautiful locs ever! And so I decided that I wanted my hair to be just like hers. She no longer has locs 🙁 lol.


Top three products and prices.
Taliah Waajid edge control- $10.99
Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel- $3.99
Pure Olive Oil- $12.99
Water- Free!


Fave go to hairstyle.
Loc knots that turn into curls when taken down! Two hairstyles in one and they last forever!!

If you had to give your hair a name what would it be?
The King’s Crown 😉


Have you ever tried hair shadowing?

Yes I used to use Hair Chalk on my hair, which I absolutely love, but haven’t done for a while!! Love your idea about the Maybelline color tattoo shadow. On my way to CVS as I’m typing this. Lol!

If you hair is colored what do you use to do so?  

I currently just color my hair black using Shea Moisture naturals because my hair is naturally a dirty brown color and I love the look of jet black locs!


Sum up your natural hair journey in three words.
Elevating, invigorating, transparent.

Any advice to the natural newbies?
Patience is the best hair product ever created!


What was favorite compliment someone has ever given you on your hair?
That They’ve never seen such beautiful locs. But we’re everywhere!!

If you could only watch one natural hair vlogger on youtube who would it be? why?
Ambrosia Malbrough
YouTube @xgoldn
She’s an aspiring mogul like I am. 😉


Finish this sentence:
I Rock My Natural because there’s absolutely no other way to live!

Social Media links
Instagram: @tokendreadgirl

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