Naturally Fierce Feature: Chrissie

1. Tell me a little about yourself and your hair journey. (Name, where you’re from, etc) Hey there! I am Chrissie but you can call me Chris. I was born in North Carolina but currently residing in Maryland. I started my hair journey back in 2010. My last, last relaxer was in 2010 when I experienced severe hair and scalp damage. I wore weaves and wigs for a whole year and realized I was natural. I cut all of my relaxed ends off and became fully natural. I big chopped last May so I am on a second … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Grace

1. Tell me a little about yourself and your hair journey. (Name, where you’re from, etc) 1. Tell us about yourself. My name is Grace, I was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina and moved to Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 6. My first relaxer was at the age of 5. I was the type to keep track of my relaxers so I could get them on time which was every 6 weeks up until my last relaxer. I hated volume (big hair) and didn't really care for curls. Now I live for voluminous hair and curls! 2. … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Featuree: Brigite

Tell us a little about yourself.  Hi, my name is Brigite. I'm from the Cape Verde Islands. It is an island off of the west coast of Africa! The best place in the entire world. I was born there. Now I reside in little old Boston.  How long have you been natural? I have been natural (relaxer free) since about 2011. However, I was addicted to the straightener like many other naturals. I did not begin to embrace my curls until December 2014, the year prior I had chopped off all my bra-strap … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Aleka

1. Tell me a little about yourself and your hair journey. (Name, where you’re from, etc) My name is Aleka C. Thrash from Las Vegas, NV currently residing in Grand Rapids, MI 2. How long have you been natural? Have you always embraced your curls? I have been natural for about 11 years. 3. What motivated you to transition? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper & why? I transitioned for about a year without doing the Big Chop in 2005. I did that by cutting my hair little by little for … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Donyell

  1. Tell me a little about yourself and your hair journey. My name is Donyell Johnson, I’m a 21 year old stay at home parent. I’m originally from Greenville, SC but reside in Nashville, TN. My hair journey has been amazing and worth it!! 2. How long have you been natural? Have you always embraced your curls? I’ve been natural for 4 years(since 2012). I’ve always embraced my curls even when people joked about my hair and thought it wasn’t cute. 3. What motivated you to … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Shanay

1. Tell me a little about yourself and your hair journey.  Hey Naturalistas! My name is Shanay. I'm 24 and I'm originally from New Orleans but I've been living in Houston for about 10 years now. That whole "negro and creole" thing... yeah, that's pretty much me! :) My whole life, I had always had long hair. But just like every girl growing up in the 2000s, my hair was damaged from perms and flat-ironing. I had to cut off inches of dead ends in 2008 and after that, my hair never grew back … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Karina

1. Tell me a little about yourself and your hair journey. I am Karina Batiste and I am 23 years old. I was born in San Diego, California and raised in Port Arthur, Texas. I currently live in Houston, Texas, where I work as a Speech Language Pathologist- Assistant. 2. How long have you been natural? Have you always embraced your curls? I have been natural since August of 2016 and I didn't start embracing my curls until about 3 years into my natural hair journey. It was a huge change for … [Read more...]

DOES HENNA ALTER HAIR PATTERN OR TEXTURE?

After extensive hours of research on this topic, the answer is yes and no. I bet you’re wondering how that could be. It should just be yes or no, bet’s break down everything first so you get a better understanding of what I mean. COVER YOUR GRAYS WITH HENNA AND INDIGO What is Henna? Henna is natural reddish-brown dye that is made from the powdered leaves of a tropic shrub that can be used to color hair (and/or decorate the body) Is it safer than manufactured dyes? YES! That’s why many … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Shontelle

1. Tell me a little about yourself and your hair journey. (Name, where you’re from, etc) Hello, my name is Shontelle Walton, I currently live in South Florida but I am originally from the island of Barbados and I grew up in New York City. I’ve studied both fashion design and fashion merchandising in New York and have had my design featured on the cover of maxim magazine in 2007. I started an online boutique called Verona’s Pearl [www.veronaspearl.com] named after my two grandmothers and I am … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Maiya

1. Tell me a little about yourself and your hair journey. (Name, where you’re from, etc) My name is Maiya Jackson. I'm from Bridgeport, CT. I'm a 22 year old female who started my natural hair journey on September 12, 2014. I remember telling my mother the week before that I wanted to do the big chop because I wanted all of my hair back. She thought I wasn't serious because I always ended up cutting my hair. Growing up I had a lion's mane. Kids used to put sand in my hair in the playground … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Hope

1.  1.Tell me a little about yourself and your hair journey.  I am Hope Charisse , I’m 23 years old and I’m from Nebraska. 2. How long have you been natural? Have you always embraced your curls? I started getting perms when I was 13. Being as young as I was, I didn’t mind getting perms at the time. I just knew it was easier for my mother to manage my hair that way. As I got older, I realized how beautiful natural hair is and I began to embrace my curls in June of 2012. 3. What … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Alisha

1. Tell me a little about yourself and your hair journey. (Name, where you’re from, etc) My name is Alisha. I’m originally from Buffalo, NY, Syracuse, NYand now currently living in CT. I work for a utility company which involves long hours sometimes unpredictable in storms. With all that being said I’m also a single mom so I try to keep my hair easy as possible for that reason. 2. How long have you been natural? Have you always embraced your curls? I’ve been natural most of my life I … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Tamika

Tell me a little about yourself and your hair journey. (Name, where you’re from, etc): My name is Tamika Lee and I've been natural for 9 years. I am a Delaware native by way of military. I went natural on accident while attending college. When my close friend told me I couldn't wear a weave or braids in her wedding, I was devastated. Braids were easy to manage and were my go to style for the past year. I opted to straighten my healthy hair for the big event and the end result was all the … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Nadieya

 1. Tell me a little about yourself and your hair journey. (Name, where you’re from, etc) My name is Nadieya Barco. I am from Raleigh, NC. I was born in the little town of Elizabeth City, NC. Also, I attend school at Elizabeth City State University and I am a junior. 2. How long have you been natural? Have you always embraced your curls? I have been natural for a little over 3 years. When I was in high school I did not embrace my curls. I had a mohawk and kept it straight, "laid to the … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Sharon

1. Tell me a little about yourself and your hair journey. (Name, where you’re from, etc) My name is Sharon and I'm originally from Nigeria. Currently studying Aeronautical Enginerring in Kharkov, Ukraine. Like every other person, I was born natural; however my mum decided to relax my hair in December 2006 because it was very thick and extremely unmanageable. Getting a hairdresser to agree to styling my hair was a task! In August of 2008, I transitioned unintentionally by protective styling ( … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Venus

Tell me a little about yourself and your hair journey. (Name, where you’re from, etc) Venus Cataldo and I'm from Ohio. How long have you been natural? Have you always embraced your curls? I've been natural since April 3,2014 and no I didn't always embrace my natural hair because before I cut it all off my relaxed hair was pretty long. I'm a beautician's kid so I didn't even know how to properly wash my hair or anything. I would either not wash my hair properly or I couldn't tell if I washed … [Read more...]

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