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: 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...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Mesha

My name is Mesha Coleman. I live in McKinney, TX which is about 30 miles outside of Dallas. I am a mother, a wife, a business owner. an author and a natural girl! My hair journey was inspired by my mini me and I must say I haven't looked back. How long have you been natural? I started the natural journey over 6 years ago before it was cool or a huge movement as it is today. I started the journey before there was tons of support or even accepted. What motivated you to transition? … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Tianna

My name is Tianna and I am Makeup Artist and Beauty Vlogger/Blogger. I'm from Trenton, NJ and currently reside in Hamilton Township. How long have you been natural? I have been natural since 2010 and I have not looked back. What motivated you to go natural? What motivated me to go natural is because I was tired of depending on weaves and wigs to dictate how I felt about myself. I was tired of having to feel like I needed a weave or a wig to go outside. I just wanted to be free. I … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Carribean: Safiya

My name is Safiya Rachel Damani and I’m from the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago. I have been natural all my life and have never had a desire to change that. When I was small, my mother would always comb my hair every week for school and since my hair was never really thick (just average), getting my hair combed was never really an issue. Since I was born, my mother has had natural hair and most of my family members’ hair is also natural. In school, children with other hair like mine, … [Read more...]

Naturally Fierce Feature: Randall

My name is Randell. I am west African (Liberian/Sierra Leonean) and the founder of a charity called Kporma (meaning help me). We work on sustainable educational projects in the rural areas of Liberia. I am also  a young professional in the Higher Education field.  I've been loc'd for almost 8 years now. I started my hair journey as an experiment to see how long my hair could get without chemicals. How long have you been natural? I've been natural for 8 years. What motivated you to … [Read more...]