I went natural in 2004. I had been getting perms and noticed my hair was thinning and not growing due to damage from the chemicals.
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.
I decided to go natural when I was in 12th grade. I had always wanted to go natural every since I could remember. I would watch videos on YouTube of all the woman who have gone natural, and I felt as if that would be a a smart decision for me to make. I also […]
I actually went natural in 2009 I got tired of always wearing weaves. I had a doobbie for a while then went back to weaves but nooo glue. lol.. I wanted to continue to take care of my own hair. I wore braids and sewing’s.
I decided to go natural in May of 2011. I had a short cut (pixie cut) and as I was growing my hair back, my mom took me to get a weave because she stated my hair didn’t “look good” short and she didn’t want me to meet her clients looking that way. When I […]
I went natural in 2008 because my daughter was 3 and starting to talk like me and wear my shoes and go in my accessories, so I thought what better time then to start over and set an example for her by showing her you can be yourself and beautiful without straightening your hair or […]
I went natural in 2002 after having a relaxer for 3 years. I had only gotten a relaxer because my military family was stationed in Mobile Alabama and i could never achieve the Aaliyah hair do in the humidity. Once we moved to Sacramento a few years later the relaxer dried out my hair so […]
I went natural 5 years ago because I was tired of putting a texturizer in my hair to make it softer and more managable.
I started going natural 9 months ago. I did it to prove to myself that becoming natural would instill a newfound confidence that i didnt have back then… and well it did. Ever since I’ve gone natural I have felt beautiful and confident. I feel like I shouldnt care what others think of me, as […]
Name: Tasiya Profession / Location: Designer / Activist,Brooklyn What was the worst part of your journey? The hardest pt of my journey was being honest to my self about what my natural texture was and not feeling the need to go above and beyond to have the “ultimate curly hair” every time I leave the […]
The hardest part of my journey is figuring out what works best for my hair, which can change depending on if I am in New York or Vermont and even goes deeper into depending on how to adjust my hair products to the specific season. Finding the perfect product is still a challenge as well […]
Several reasons. One, I wasn’t satisfied with the condition my hair was in when I had perms. Every time I got a perm, it would always burn and the time, I thought that burning meant it was straightening my hair. But not only was it straightening my hair, it was weakening and ultimately destroying it. […]
My hair started thinning about 3yrs ago. So I started wearing cornrows styles. As it grew out, I started to cutting the relaxer out. Name: Kenny-Coo Location: Columbia, SC
Have you ever got a comment like oh is that your hair?, oh no this is not your hair…., how many tracks do you have? how long did it take to do your hair like this?,you must be spending fourtune with your hair with different sytle each aday. how come you hair is so nappy? […]
Every one is entitled to at least one hair disaster in their lifetime. It’s just life. As human beings in search of who we are life teaches us lessons so we can become the person we need to be. These are hair stories that users generously shared. At the heart of every story lies the […]
I went natural January 2009 because I was tired of getting relaxers and the scalp burns I would get along with it. Four months after my last relaxer I chopped off all my hair. Name: Courtney Location: Queens
I went natural on May 29, 2010 because my hair was in horrible shape. I had split ends, heat damage, and a bad hair cut. It was truly awful so I started thinking about the times when my hair had actually been healthy, and the only times I could think of was when my hair […]