Naturalista Spotlight

My Natural Hair Style – Farida

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Rocker Style Inspired Tapered Hair Style My style is comprised of a tapered haircut; the back and sides of my head are shaved. The longer strands on top are a twist out. I use a mixture of water and glycerine, ... Read More »

Naturalista Spotlight: Tayo from Nigeria

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What inspired you to start growing natural hair? I moved back home to Nigeria in 2012, and started out trying new things with my relaxed hair #jobless. My hair grew from an ear length cut to near shoulder length in ... Read More »

Me, Myself & Natural Hair! – Mika


“I hate to say it, but I wanted to relax my hair…” When did you go natural? Did you big chop or transition? These are just a couple of questions that you ask someone that you’re trying to get to ... Read More »

Hair Guru Big Chops!


I’ve been a super fan of AfricanExport for over 4 years and as someone who recently big chopped myself again I was so estatic when I saw her recent video where she discusses her big chop. Go Team Tapered cut! ... Read More »

Natural Hair Interview: Renee Dawes (founder of Naturelle Grow)

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“…so whether your hair is fine, coarse, thick or thin that is the way God created it and He makes no mistakes…” – Renee Dawes Renee Dawes is the entreprenuer behind the hand made, natural ingredient hair products of NaturelleGrow.   ... Read More »

My Natural Hair Style – Brittany


I have been natural for about 2 years now, and I am still discovering new things about my hair daily! My go to style is a wash and go, using elasta qp olive oil and mango leave in conditioner, as ... Read More »

Me, Myself & Natural Hair! – Tracy

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My sister and I were known for our hair. We weren’t like our friends who had the thick bodies that all the guys loved… We had long hair. And I took pride in my hair. I used to say that ... Read More »

Letters To My Hair – Peggy Arthur

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Dear Kinky Curly Tresses,   We have spent a lot of time together more so than anyone or anything else on this earth. I was born with you and you were the first to be seen by the naked eye ... Read More »

Me, Myself & Natural Hair! – Kiara


  It will be 4 years since my big chop this coming August and 5 years since my last relaxer. I was actually motivated by a skin condition I found out about right before I went away to college in ... Read More »

Naturalista Spotlight: Rida

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What inspired you to start growing natural hair? I was inspired to grow my natural hair in 2009 while reading Nappily Ever After by Trisha R. Thomas. I had recently moved to Las Vegas and the drastic change in climate ... Read More »

Naturalista Spotlight: Ana


What inspired you to start growing natural hair? After a couple of years of pointless relaxing and just heat damaging the crap out of my hair, I just stopped. I transitioned without knowing it and I began to love my ... Read More »

Naturalista Spotlight: Robbi


  What inspired you to start growing natural hair? How long have you been natural?  I was inspired by the pressure of hair stylists always wanting to get my hair straighter and straighter to be “easier to manage”. My sophomore ... Read More »

Naturalista Spotlight: Maria

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What inspired you to start growing natural hair? How long have you been natural? What styles did you wear before this decision? I decided to go natural when I wanted to start having kids. I wanted to be my healthiest ... Read More »

Naturalista Spotlight: Tiffany

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Tell us about yourself Christian. Educator. Writer. Singer. Fashionista (on a budget;) My mission with www.MyNaturalReality.com to 1-give business owners exposure to a new audience and 2-encourage my readers through stories of perseverance from those I meet on my journey ... Read More »

Letters To My Hair: Mz. Wanda

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Hi, Hair—hope you’re feeling OK. ‘Cause I’m actually quite nervous about doing this! I don’t think I’ve done anything like this in…in EVER! But…if I don’t do this—face this—ADMIT this…I’m not going to be successful at this challenge. And for ... Read More »

Naturalista Spotlight: Irene

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Hello everybody! My name is Irene Odipo Loderick . I hail from Kenya in East Africa and will be celebrating my 37th birthday soon! What inspired you to start growing natural hair? How long have you been fully natural? What ... Read More »

Letters to My Hair: Tamara

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I could tell you it wasn’t love at first sight. I covered you behind a perm, but the real you is curly curlier than most they call you 4C People say you stand up bringing you closer to the sun ... Read More »

Big Chop to Now: Kenisha

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I did my BC on June 26 2011, it wasn’t because I was going with the crowd, I was at a stage in my life where I felt I needed to start afresh. So I started with me. This is ... Read More »

Naturalista Spotlight: Mia

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What inspired you to start growing natural hair? How long have you been natural? What styles did you wear before this decision? I actually just got tired of having very thin, brittle, dry and oddly colored relaxed hair. My hair ... Read More »

My Husband Thinks I Know ALL Women with Natural Hair


By Bree of The Mane Source It is me or does being natural these days mean that you’re apart of a cult or a secret society? Contrary to popular belief, there’s no directory exclusively distributed amongst natural women. We don’t ... Read More »