Naturally Fierce Feature: Elaine

Hello My name is Elaine, 20 years of age, I'm Ghanaian-African and I reside in South Jersey. I'm in college and I major in Computer Info Systems. I'm a very down to earth person I love to have fun and very outgoing. My hair is a very big part of me. style="display:inline-block;width:728px;height:90px" data-ad-client="ca-pub-3767452216787368" data-ad-slot="8474597931"> How long have you been natural? I've been natural for 2 yrs and 6 months. Were  you a big chopper or … [Read more...]


Naturally Fierce Feature: Geraldine

My name is Geraldine Ferrer. I am originally from Brooklyn, NY and currently reside in Philadelphia, PA. Personally, I have always been natural; however, I made a decision five years ago to transition towards developing a healthier hair regimen that allowed for the incorporation of more natural hair products and less heat. Throughout my journey, I have learned so much about my hair and encountered so many experiences that most natural haired women do. Being natural has also allowed me to shift … [Read more...]


Naturally Fierce Feature: Breana

My name is Breana, I am from Providence, Rhode Island and I am 21 years old. I have naturally curly hair but always wanted my hair straight when I was younger. As I got older and learned how to use a flat iron & dye my own hair, I began to straighten & dye my hair all the time, which resulted in damaged hair. My curls began to ruin and my hair started thinning, I've never had a "big chop" but decided to cut about 4-5 inches off to have healthier hair. I've then started to deep condition … [Read more...]


Naturally Fierce Feature: Shanti (BKA Around the Way Curls)

My name is Shanti and I am a twenty something mother, lover and creator. I am co-editor of the blog Around the Way Curls. I have been natural all of my life but I have not always been embraced and celebrated my God given curls. Until I was 21 I had no idea how to do my hair. I was dependent on the flat iron and ponytails. Finally, I decided to research proper hair care for my curly, kinky hair and I stumbled upon the natural world blogosphere where I found a lot of helpful information that has … [Read more...]


Naturally Fierce Feature: Dalecia

My name is Dalecia and I reside in NC. I am a working MBA student who enjoys painting, dancing singing, making YouTube videos, and playing the piano. How long have you been natural? I have been natural for about 4 years now. What motivated you to transition? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper& why? I was a transitioner because I wasn’t ready to cut my hair. Instead I decided to cut about a inch off per month so that I can still have length. Two weeks ago I did a second big … [Read more...]


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: Andria

My name is Andria I'm from Chicago. I hope to one day become an editor for Vogue or Teen Vogue. How long have you been natural? I have been natural for two years in November. What wanted you to go back to natural? My hair was severely heat damaged to the point it was completely straight. I wanted to big chop but I allowed others negative influence convince me not to so I transitioned for a few months and once my hair grew to my ear I cut the rest off. I decided to grow my hair out because I … [Read more...]


Naturally Fierce Feature: Shannon

Hi I’m Shannon and I am from the Big Easy (New Orleans) and I love my city! I am a Clinical Intake Specialist Team Lead for Humana insurance company. My natural hair journey has had its up’s & down’s but one thing I know for sure is I will NEVER go back to the creamy crack. J How long have you been natural? 4 years What motivated you to transition? Well…my hair was relaxed most of my life and that was mainly because my mom couldn’t manage it. But as I got older I noticed my hair was … [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: Natasha

My name is Natasha but I am better known as Naturallytash aka the Queen of Hair Shadowing. I am originally from Staten Island, NYC but I now reside in Houston Texas. How long have you been natural? I went totally natural two and a half years ago. Prior to that I hadn't used a perm in 10 plus years but I destroyed my curl pattern by constantly dyeing and flat ironing my hair. What motivated you to go natural? My hair seemed as if it wasn't growing and I missed having my curls. I decided … [Read more...]


Naturally Fierce Feature: Evelyn

My name is Evelyn Webb. I am the mother of a nine year old little boy who is my world and he keeps me very busy. I was born and raised in Louisiana. I have a Master's degree in Social Work and I am currently working full time as an Inpatient Primary Care Social Worker for the US Dept of Veteran's Affairs. I attended Northwestern State University of LA where I received my Bachelors degree in Social Work. I received my Masters degree in Social Work from Stephen F Austin State University of TX. I … [Read more...]


Naturally Fierce Feature: Ryane

My name is Ryane (pronounced Ryan, let’s just say that the e is for decoration ;) ). I was born and raised in Georgia, later moved to Ohio, and I’m currently residing in Knoxville, TN attending the University of Tennessee :) Go Vols! How long have you been natural? I’ve been natural since March 6, 2011! That’s the day I (well, my friend Stephanie) cut off my relaxed ends. I start counting from them--prior to that, I “transitioned” for about 11 months (give or take). *As soon as I cut my … [Read more...]


Naturally Fierce Feature: Breana

My name is Breana Melvin (aka notperfetnatural) and I’m from Fayetteville, North Carolina. How long have you been natural? I have been natural for 2 years and 3 months. What motivated you to transition? Were you a transitioner or a Big Chopper& why? I decided to go natural because of my cousin she has been natural for 11 years and has beautiful hair down her back and I wanted hair like that so I decided to give up relaxers. The first time I tried I had no clue what to do with my … [Read more...]


Naturally Fierce Feature: Deborah

My name is Debõrah Hughes. I’m a dancer and I also design and make custom clothes at www.dvaria.com. You can also find me on Instagram, twitter and Facebook @iamdvaria. I am originally from South Carolina, but I currently live in Atlanta, GA. My hair journey is unique to my personality. I embrace my entire being and love expressing myself through movement, art, and of course my hair. How long have you been natural? I have been natural all my life. What motivated you to transition? … [Read more...]


Naturally Fierce Feature: Diana

Greetings!! My name is Diana. I was born, raised and still living in Georgia. I am 35 years old; mother of an 18 year old daughter (who is also natural). I am also a licensed massage therapist. How long have you been natural? I decided to "return back to being natural" in June of 2010. Best decision I made that year, lol. What motivated you to go return to natural? My motivation to transition was my grandmother. She passed away 6 months before I made the decision to transition. … [Read more...]


Naturally Fierce Feature: Latia

My name is Latia Sparks. I am the second oldest out of 5 kids. I grew up in Brentwood Long Island. I have been natural for a year and a half. What motivated you to go back to natural? What motivated me to become natural was my sister Jasmine and best friend Rita. My transition was easy, I just chopped it off to a Caesar. The reason why I chopped my hair was because I was pregnant, for nine months I kept my hair in weaves and braids . When I took the weave out I had no clue what to do with the … [Read more...]