Naturalista Marsha

My name is Marsha Zeigler. I decided to return natural because I could feel how strong the chemicals in perms were. After doing the big chop, I wore my hair in twist outs, braids and afros for about four years. Then, I grew tired of the maintenance so I decided to loc my hair. I have been locked for six […]

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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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Naturalista Goddess Tea

Greetings, I am GoddessTea. I’m from the West Coast but I was raised in South, Georgia – to be exact. I decided to return natural because my roots literally did not want to be anything else, but natural, F R E E! Surprisingly enough, my father supported my decision to loc my hair 100%, he even helped me maintain it! […]

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Naturalista CJ Lopez

My name is CJ Lopez and I was born and raised in Southern California. I was in my junior year of high school when I decided to transition from my chemically altered hair to natural hair. I made that decision with the help of my mom because my hair was ruined and I wanted to do something positive about the […]

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Naturalista Lydia

Hi, my name is Lydia Perry and I am from Chattanooga TN. I currently reside in Memphis Tn. I have been natural since 2010. I decided I wanted my hair to be healthier and embrace my natural roots. Growing up in the 80’s we were taught that relaxed hair was more acceptable. I wanted to show women that kinky hair […]

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