Naturally Fierce Feature: Sharon

I’m Sharon from Queens, NY currently residing in PA. How long have you been natural? I have been natural for 10-12 years. What motivated you to transition? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper& why? I started transitioning after I met my husband in 2002.  We got married in 2003 and I was moving away from my mom who is the only person I felt comfortable doing my hair. Not wanting to deal with getting relaxers from someone else, I decided to see what my natural hair looked … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Kish

Hello. My name is Markisha; however, I love to be called Kish! I am from Detroit, MI but I'm currently a college student residing in Lansing, MI. I am also a dance teacher and Choreographer! My natural hair journey has been an emotional roller-coaster! Initially I wanted to wear my natural hair because wearing weave just didn't feel right, physically or emotionally. I felt fake and it itched like crazy! My hair was already color damaged, wearing weave (sew-ins, glue-ins) made it worse. I … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Ayana

My name is Ayana Gibbs (@ayanaiman), and I was born and raised in New Jersey. My natural hair journey started when I was younger. Before dreads were a trend, I rocked them from age 5 to 17. They were an extension of me. When I went to college I cut them off. I wasn't guided and really unsure of myself. Not too mention that at that time Rihanna had just cut off her locks and was rocking a fierce cropped do' -I wanted that...or at least thought I did. Once I got a relaxer I realized I had made a … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Scarlett

Hello! I’m Scarlett and the creator of Wonder Curl, a line of haircare products for curly hair. I’m a Haitian born Jersey girl! How long have you been natural? I started 16 years ago, but I would say that I’ve truly been natural 7 years because I haven’t done anything that might alter my natural curl pattern. How would you describe your hair? My hair is thick, dry and frizzy. Even though my hair is dry and frizzy, you’d never know it because I know what works for me and how to … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Danielle

My name is Danielle Desiree. My family is from Guyana, South America and I currently reside in Houston, TX. How long have you been natural? I’ve been natural for a little over 5 years What motivated you to transition? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper& why? I actually went natural by an accident. I was in college and I wore hair extensions throughout most of my collegiate career. I wore weave consistently for about 8 months and when I finally allowed my hair to breathe I … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Jocellyn

Hi Curlfriend! My name is Jocellyn, and I am from Indianapolis, Indiana. When I was in high school, I let my hair stylist (who I trusted) convince me that I needed a relaxer every 6-8 weeks. At the time, I was only getting them once or twice a year. Shortly after receiving my second relaxer in a 10 week time frame, I was washing my hair, when suddenly large clumps of my hair started falling out. It was in that moment that I decided to never get a relaxer again. I transitioned, and managed to do … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Stephanie

My  name is Stephanie Donegan and Im from Birmingham, Alabama. I've lived in Los Angeles, Nashville, Dallas and Atlanta and after years of running from home, settled on Helena, a small suburb outside of Bham as home. How long have you been natural? Ive now been natural for 8 years What motivated you to transition? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper& why? Im a big chopper! I first tried going natural in 2002 but failed miserably trying to grow out my relaxer. The transition was … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Amanda

Hello my natural loves! My name is Amanda, and just like many of you I am a natural hair fiend! (lol) I am 22 years old and a born and raised New Yorker! How long have you been natural? I have been natural since my senior year of high school which was 2009! It was the winter of this year that I decided I would no longer relax my hair. Prior to this, I would relax my hair about 2 times a year. As a child I had long hair however after years of relaxing and cutting, my hair got shorter and … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Tavyday

My name is TavyDay, I’m from Philly, residing in Delaware. I’m a mom, a poet, plus size model, and a maniac. My hair journey has been just as expressive as I am. How long have you been natural? Short and long for about 10 year’s total – the first 4 years I just let it grow out. I’ve loc’d, coiled, cut, and colored my natural hair a few times in the last 6 years. What motivated you to go natural? Being around other natural women was my biggest motivation. Watching them love and … [Read more...]