I have been natural for 3 years and I love it. I really chose to do it for various reasons. One reason was my friend went natural and her hair was so beautiful that it persudaded me to do it. Another reason was that I wanted to make a statement. I didn't want to succumb to society's view of what beautiful hair should be. I wanted to embrace the real me. I did it and I am so in love with my hair! I feel so beautiful!