Tag Archives: Hair Journey

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 »

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 »

Top 3 things All Newly Natural Women NEED to Know!

Hair Crush - Elle Varner Has Fabulous BIG Hair

1. Your curls are not like hers. Get over it and focus on your hair.  How many of us can say that we were inspired by someone else’s natural hair to start our own journey? I know I was! But ... Read More »

Jenell’s 3 Year Natural Anniversary & Length Check!

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Hey loves! Today (March 26, 2013) is my 3 year natural anniversary! I big chopped on March 26, 2010! I did not transition. I’m not a very patient person when it comes to decisions around my hair and clothes and ... Read More »

From Loose to Loc’d: Months 1 – 6

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For years, I thought about loc’ing my hair. But I let background chatter and self-doubt keep me from doing it. Thoughts of “It’s so permanent” “what will you look like” “how will you style it” “you don’t know what you’re ... Read More »

Kamilah’s Big Chop Story

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My younger sister, Rashana, has been natural for years. She is the one who ultimately inspired me to actually take the plunge. I wanted to go natural for over ten years, initially wanting locs. However, not only was my (now) ... Read More »

Naturalista Spotlight: Portia

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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? My mother encouraged me and my sister to go natural. I’d been getting relaxers since I was 12 ... Read More »

Tiffany’s 3 Favorites


For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had thick hair. I didn’t get my first perm until I moved to Georgia in 1995. From age 12 to age 21, I got a perm about once every 2 months. ... Read More »

Me, Myself & My Natural Hair – Kenya

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Going “natural” was something that I thought about for years off and on. I toyed with the idea, but fear is what kept me from taking the plunge. What would I look like? Will cutting all my hair off make ... Read More »

The Curly Road: What to Expect

The Curly Road - What to Expect when you're Transitioning

Hey Curlfriends! If your just beginning your journey or in the early stages of transitioning, you probably don’t know what to expect along the way. Don’t worry I was clueless when I began my journey, so I thought I would ... Read More »

13 Photos That Make Up Krystle’s Hairstory

13 Photos That Make Up Krystle's Hairstory

 by Krystle of KrssDidIt Up until around May of 2011 I had a date with my flat iron once a day – once every other day if I was lucky. Although I had stopped relaxing my hair before I reached ... Read More »

Do You Document Your Natural Hair Journey?

My Flat Twist Out @ 2 Months Natural Documenting your journey is very important for the newly natural, especially in the early days. It can actually be the difference between continuing and returning to a relaxer.   Natural hair shrinks ... Read More »

Naturalista Spotlight: Angela

Kinky Curly Coily Me! Welcomes Angela   Big chop on June 17, 2011 I was inspired to go Natural after I saw Chris Rock’s – GOOD HAIR Documentary. It sadden me to hear his own daughter say that her Natural Hair was ugly! I ... Read More »

Naturalista Spotlight – Me, Myself & Natural Hair! – Genise

 I have been wanting to make a change with my hair probably for the past 3 years or more, but never really knew what to do and how to go about it. I loved seeing other women with Dred Locs ... Read More »

My One Year NappyVersary!

Two strand Twist-Almost 1 month Natural Big Chop March 26, 2010 Wow!  Time really really flies! This complete year has been such a learning experience for me. I learned that my curl pattern was non existent, but my kinks were ... Read More »

Naturalista Spotlight: KiKi

Kinky Curly Coily Me!  Welcomes KiKi What inspired you to start growing natural hair? How long have you been natural? What styles did you wear before this decision?I have always wanted my natural hair since I was in elementary. I was curious as ... Read More »