Naturalista Angel Abike Idowu

My name is Angel Abike Idowu   – AKA Queen Abike Idowu from Chicago. I havebeen natural , besides color, since I was in my twenties. I am forty-nine now and a Retired Licensed Cosmetologist. Since I was a hairstylist, and this started so long ago for me, it has never been a major deal being natural! Due to the confidence […]

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Naturalista ShaySkyler

My name is Dashay Johnson but on my social media platforms, I am known by ShaySkyler. As a child growing up, I had thick, rich and long beautiful hair. In high school I decided to follow the trend of perming because I was tired of my kinky curls, however, that was the worst mistake I’ve ever made. The perm thinned […]

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Naturalista Yishay

My name is Yishay Joy and I live in Charlotte, NC. I returned to natural for my oldest daughter Madison. She was two at the time and would ask me, “Mommy why isn’t your hair fluffy like mines? ” My family and especially my husband supported my decision. He told me every day how beautiful I looked. Now getting locs, I did not have my mother or siblings support. I really did not care whether I had support or not, I had already been natural for six years before getting locs so any smart remarks about my loc journey did not bother me. Eventually as my locs grew everyone began to love them. I transitioned for ten months then did the big chop myself. One day I was trying to comb out mostly natural and relaxed hair and just decided today is the day and I cut off all the relaxed hair. It was scary and exciting at the same time. When I walked out of the bathroom my daughter started jumping up and down screaming “mommy’s hair is fluffy like mines!” After four years of being natural, I started wearing two strand twists a lot. I like the look and the freedom. I watched thousands of YouTube videos on locs and low-key wanted them after having another baby girl and only having time for a puff. I went to get my hair two strand twisted but this time without […]

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Naturalista Meryska

My name is Meryska, I also go by Memi. I was born on the west coast, grew up in the Midwest, and now live in the South. Returning natural was a necessity! I was a college student and I couldn’t afford the upkeep of a perm. I literally just stopped getting perms and started washing and conditioning my own hair. […]

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Naturalista Victoria

Hey hey my blossoms. My name is Victoria Crystal. I am originally from Brooklyn, NY and I currently reside in New Jersey. I am an administrative assistant in the day Monday through Friday and an Artist all day and night. Looking in the mirror of my hair story, I can remember the twist and turns of each style. Like many babies, […]

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