5 Simple Tweaks that Lead to Stronger, Longer Hair

(Fierce Feature: Cassandre) I have often been asked for one tip or trick that has been beneficial but I am never able to narrow it down to just one. I actually do not know any natural who has benefited from just one tweak to their routine. Here are five tweaks which helped me along, there is a sixth one which I took out from this list as I have emphasized quite a lot already – washing hair in braids. 1. Detangle BEFORE washing The worst mistake many people make especially after long … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Shantel

My name is Shantel but most just call me Elle. I am originally from Maryland but now reside in Virginia with my 2 daughters, husband, and a little Shih Tzu name Lily. I am now a freelance makeup artist and spend my time watching the clock waiting for my little bun to come out the oven... yes another Queen in training due in October! How long have you been natural? I will be natural for 4 years in October of this year! Time has really flown by! What motivated you to transition? Were you a … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Mariah

My name is Mariah Peart and I'm from Brunswick,GA. I'm half African American and half Jamaican. Ever since I was a little girl, I have always had naturally, long, thick kinky-curly hair. I got a relaxer when I was 10 years old. For 4 years, I've watched my hair pop off and get shorter and shorter. When I began my freshman year in high school (2006), I stopped relaxing my hair and began to transition to natural.How long have you been natural? I have been completely natural for 5 years and 5 … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Sherika

My name is Sherika. I grew up in Smithfield, Va and currently live in Hampton, VaHow long have you been natural?I have been natural 3 years and 2 monthsWhat motivated you to transition? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper& why?I've been natural twice. The 1st time I transitioned but I did not know that at the time. This current time I chopped it all off! I was so happy and nobody couldn't tell me I wasn't cute. lol. Big ups to all the transitioners...because that was so hard for me. I … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Naila

My name is Naila, I am a Howard University graduate and creator of the show The Weave Whisperer. Most of my teenage years I was faithful user of the creamy crack. I always wrapped my hair at night and greased my scalp in hopes that my once long hair would come back. My healthy hair journey started back in 2002 when I fell in love with the texture of my new growth! I believe hair is like art and since I started my so-called healthy hair journey I express myself with different weaves and natural … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Shtonia

Shtonia, I was born in Ohio but raised in Atlanta, GA for over 20 years (that makes me somewhat of a Georgia Peach and a Southern Belle) I got my first relaxer at the age of 13 after  hours of gazing at the little girl on the Just for Me box. How long have you been natural? I have been natural since June 2009What motivated you to transition to natural? My motivation to transition was a horrible experience that I had at a salon. I went in for a relaxer at 7 at night and left at 11 that evening … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Lauren

Hi! My name is Lauren Smith. I was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and now reside in Norristown with my husband, Alex and our 2-year-old daughter, Nya…and we have one on the way in September! I transitioned to natural for over a year, and by 2008 I was completely natural. But since I didn’t know how to care for my hair in its curly state, I damaged my hair from constantly straightening it with blow dryers and flat irons just so I could wear it straight. Then in April 2011, inspired by a You … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Nikki

My name is Nikki Atkins, and I'm from Arkansas. How long have you been natural? I've been natural for almost 2 years. I transitioned for one year from July 2010 until July 2011 (big chop). Watching Chris Rock's movie good hair and wanting my curly hair back motivated me to transition. My natural hair journey has been quite easy. I've never been discouraged by any negative comments or rude stares. I love my natural hair, and that's all that matters! What are  some of your favorite transitioning … [Read more...]

A Transitioning Story: Toni

My name is Toni I'm 18 years old I'm in my first year of college I'm studying nursing and hope to be a RN in a couple of years. My hair journey started January 2012 when i got my last perm my senior year of high school , my relaxed hair was never damaged i always had long hair I got tired of having straight hair all the time it was so boring & I began to fall in love with big hair. Since i got a perm at s young age i was very curious about how my natural hair looked. So Jan,19 2012, was … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Robin

My name is Robin. I'm 5'9. I grew up in Pennsylvania. I live a healthy lifestyle. Fitness, nutrition and hair care are my 3 passions. In January of 2010, I made a decision to start taking care of my natural hair and I started a Healthy Hair Journey/Waist Length Hair Challenge. My hair length was shoulder length at that point. In December of 2012, I achieved my goal of Waist Length hair (so it took me 3 years). My current goal is Hip Length Hair.How long have you been natural?I've been natural … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Salemmah

Hi! My name is Saleemah Cartwright. Co-owner of the Hydratherma Naturals healthy hair products collection. I live in metro Atlanta and I’m from Buffalo, NY. I have done EVERYTHING with my hair! I have been relaxed, natural, color treated, curly permed, texturized and texlaxed. I have worn all types of braids and even faux locs J . I did my first big chop in 2003. I then texturized and relaxed again in 2005. I then did the 2nd big chop in 2008 and haven’t looked back since.How long have you been … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Fayketta

 Hello Curl Friends my name is Fayketta Martin, my close family and friends call me Fay. I am from Philadelphia, Pa. I am a Registered Radiographer and a mother of two wonderful children. I guess I might say my Natural hair journey began the day I was born. I always had very long and thick hair since I can remember. It runs in my family. I hated my hair as a child and really didn't start liking it until my 8th grade Graduation. I was allowed to get my first hair cut....I then feel in love with … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Victoria

My name is Victoria Elise. I'm 18 years old. Born, raised, and I reside in California. I'm mixed; Mexican, Black & Filipino. How long have you been natural?I go back and forth from straight to curly. This is probably the longest I've done it curly.. It's been about 5 months.What motivated you to transition to natural?Over the years I've cut my hair so many times. The texture has also changed so much since I was younger. What motivated me to go natural is that I wanted to get my healthy curls … [Read more...]