Ebony

natural hair stories
The worst part of my journey was in 1998. My family and peers were giving me negative comments about my hair. Having natural hair was not “NORMAL” that’s why I relaxed my hair off and on all those years. But later on in my journey, I decided to write a book. You can purchase the book Nourish Your Natural Hair on my website www.blackwomennaturalhairstyles.com which I created because I wanted women to have positive images of themselves with natural hair and also know how to maintain their natural hair.
 
Ebony's Natural hairstyle and story
I went natural in 1998 off and on. I finally stop relaxing my hair in 2007. I started going natural in 1998 because of my favorite artist Lauryn Hill she was the only positive, strong, smart, cool, and interesting role model for me. I really looked up to her. Then in 2007, I stopped relaxing my hair completely. I thought to myself, what is this chemical doing to my scalp and my body?

 

Name: Ebony

Location: Maryland

Profession: Student

What was the worst part of your journey?
The worst part of my journey was in 1998. My family and peers were giving me negative comments about my hair. Having natural hair was not “NORMAL” that’s why I relaxed my hair off and on all those years. But later on in my journey, I decided to write a book. You can purchase the book Nourish Your Natural Hair on my website www.blackwomennaturalhairstyles.com which I created because I wanted women to have positive images of themselves with natural hair and also know how to maintain their natural hair.

And the best part?
The best part was those family members and peers that had negative comments are now natural. Yeah!

What did your hair journey teach you?
My journey taught me to become even stronger and more confident.

Describe your worse hairdo and your best hairdo.
My worst hairdo was my TWA I had no idea what to do with my hair. I loved my Big Chop!

Looking back, has your perception of your hair or black hair in general changed?
My perception of black hair has not changed. I have always thought natural hair was beautiful. I just had these negative comments and images of women with straight relaxed hair that made me think otherwise about natural hair not being beautiful.

Are you a different person or do you feel different with your natural?
I did feel abnormal with natural hair when I first started in 1998 now I feel gorgeous!

What do you like about blogging and what do you hope your blog accomplishes?
I like blogging because I’m able to show images of beautiful women with their natural hair. I can’t believe so many African American women put relaxer in their hair. Natural hair is so beautiful. You can straighten your hair with a flat iron or hot comb you don’t need a relaxer. Natural hair is so versatile it can do everything! I want my blog to accomplish helping women.

Do you follow other blogger? If so, who are your 5 favorite blogs?
The Blogs I’m following right now include:

http://mydamnblog.com/
http://girlwithcurves.tumblr.com/
http://melodysblog.tumblr.com/
http://adoreangelasimmons.tumblr.com/
http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/

What is your favorite hairstyle?
My Favorite hairstyle right now is two cornrows. I’m wearing a protective hairstyle. Otherwise I love wearing twist outs.

Can you please finish the following sentence: I love my hair because … It’s all mine.

 

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