Recently I had the pleasure to interview Jade Mapp, a model who will be participating in the What Naural’s Love Hair Show that will be taking place August 17 in Brooklyn, NY. We discussed natural hair, locs and some of the high’s and lows that can come with both. To be honest, we could have […]
Natural Hair Stories
Personal Stories about Going Natural
Every head has a story. As women of the world we have the prerogative to at least one hairstyle-gone-terribly-bad.
Most of the time we don’t even have the slightest idea what we do to our dear follicles that we adore let alone be aware that we abuse them.
So since the beginning of this community we asked members to share their story. Sharing is caring.
Some of us went natural because our hair was coming out, some just wanted a change of style and others just had enough of the whole process of relaxing.
Our reasons for going-natural may sound the same in general but every transitioning is personal and different.
To read the about the different experiences is encouraging and inspiring, so be our guest and read the stories.
Are you an aspiring model in need of professional photos or a hairstylist who needs photos of her outstanding hairdos? Then I got great news for you! I am doing a photo shoot on Saturday October 19 at L’Atelier Raif in Brooklyn. All you need to be is photo shoot ready. This means, you need […]
Since it is inevitable for lively coils to intertwine, we need to know how to correctly untangle our hair strands. Detangling natural hair becomes an art that one needs to master for the sake of healthy strands. The art of detangling will allow you to untie knots without damaging or breaking hair strands. It will […]
I started transitioning for the 2nd time in 2002 (the first time I failed). I went natural because I wanted to have versatility to be able to wear my hair curly or straight. I noticed when I didn’t get a relaxer for awhile, I started loving my new growth and thought it might be cool […]
My hair drew all kinds of attention, positive and negative. But for the first time I felt free, full of confidence, and was no longer susceptible to what society’s classification of beauty was. I finally had an identity.
When, why how did you go natural? I started my natural in June 2011. The change had a lot to do with discovering who I really was on the inside. Uncovering the woman that I had subsided for so long. I grew out my roots from June – September, wore braids, went to get […]
I started going natural many years ago, but returned to the perm, then finally officially became natural in 2008. I let the the perm grow out, did the big chop when i had atleast 2inches of natural hair (new growth).
“The best part about going natural is the excitement and anticipation of your new profound growth, styles that could be done, and the fact that it’s YOUR natural hair.”
When, why how did you go natural? Well, after truly learning about the oppression that black women face and the pressure and hegemony to make us think that our natural hair isn’t beautiful and that we need to assimilate into something that we are not, made me want to break free from that “idea of […]
I went natural for the 2nd time December 2010, I big chopped because it was a change of life for me. What was the hardest part of your journey? I must say I have no complaints I’m enjoying my hair
Tiara is a Receptionist who lives in Brooklyn. We met at an African Braiding salon where she got a beautiful hairstyle done. When she told me the reasons she went natural, I asked her to send in her story.
Tamara, Makeup Artist and Hair Blogger has been natural her entire life. Describe your worse hairdo and your best hairdo and please include a picture if you can. I flat ironed my hair for almost a decade. I had so much heat damage and breakage.
I went natural in August 2011. Well after finally watching good hair the movie sparked some interest. After that point I started just thinking “who am I trying to look like”, so now I’m loving Zenobia “Z”
My main purpose for going natural was originally to regain the healthy hair that I once had before I got a relaxer.
The hardest part, for me, about going natural was acceptance from loved ones-especially my hubby. I did my first BC in 2009, and truth be told, the look of shock and disappointment on my DH face and his comments really hurt me. Even though I liked it and received compliments from others, I felt unattractive […]
When I was transitioning, there were not a gang of products for “transitioners” like there are today, nor were there a lot of videos on transitioning 5 years ago (they were well on their way though). So the mark of demarcation, where the natural hair meets the relaxed hair was a nightmare! I decided to do the […]