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Naturalista Chinaza

My name is Chinaza Favor. I’m 20 years old and  I am 6’1Ft tall. I’ve been natural for two years and four months now. I had my hair cut because I used flat iron on my then natural hair and it got damaged so I had to start afresh.

To anyone thinking about returning natural, I advise that you don’t hesitate to do that as it’s going to be the best decision you’ve ever made for your hair. It’s also fun because you’ll be experimenting with different ingredients and the styles that you can make with your natural hair is unlimited.
My favorite products are Nature’s Gentle Touch Shampoo Castor oil and recently, I got this conditioner that I love so much, it’s XHC Tea Tree Moisturising Conditioner. Not to forget WATER.
My favorite hairstyle is ponytail, all packed to the back and Afro. There are so many tips for natural hair but I’ll give just a few; Spray water on your hair everyday, don’t comb your hair when it’s dry( it’ll break), try to deep condition your hair at least every once a month, take your hands off your hair!  By that I mean, don’t always touch your hair and lastly, avoid over manipulation of the hair and very tight hairstyles. Drink enough water, just enough.
You can get in touch with me on Facebook with the name Chinaza Favor.
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Naturalista Jen

 

Heyyy, I’m Jen and I’m a wife, mommy to four little people, and a fairly new entrepreneur. I’m originally from Chicago but moved to Atlanta  four years ago. My natural hair journey started June 3, 2009 with a drastic, and random, BIG chop! At the time, there wasn’t a ton of information on caring for my “hair type” or natural products that catered to natural hair in general.

 

You had your heavy hitters like Carol’s Daughter, Shea Moisture, Miss Jessie’s and a few others, but there weren’t as many as there are today. So naturally, I went back to what I knew. About a year or so after my BC, I decided that I wanted a texturizer to “loosen my curls” and make my hair “more manageable 🙄. I didn’t have any guidance on how to care for my hair. I didn’t even know where to start looking for the information.

I had gotten my hair pressed (hot combed) once before getting the texturizer and it completely damaged my curl pattern, so I figured, why not? HUGE mistake! My curl pattern became more damaged. Yeah, it was easier to take care of, but it was a hot mess that left stringy pieces all over my head. In 2012 I decided to start transitioning back to natural.

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I have been natural roughly nine years. I big chopped in 2009, texturized about a year or so later, started transitioning back to natural Sept. 2012, and finally became completely natural again in April of 2014.

I returned natural because I assumed it would be cheaper than going to a salon every two weeks. At first, it was fairly inexpensive. Then I did tons of research and found a more and more products that worked. I eventually became a PJ (product junkie) and had more hair products on my shelves than I knew what to do with. That’s when it became expensive lol. In the end, it was still less expensive than getting a relaxer/texturizer and being in the salon every two weeks  FAITHFULLY. I legit had a standing appointment lol.

 

My advice to someone who is thinking about returning to their natural is, it’s a looooooong and stressful journey to finding what’s right for you and your hair. First and foremost, do your research! Don’t take what anyone, who has “hair like yours”, says as the end all be all. What works for them, may or may not work for you. Find out your hair’s porosity (the ability to absorb and retain moisture) early on and it will save you TONS of money and time. Porosity is everything and the test is super simple! If you can get a grasp on what your hair likes, without breaking the bank, you’re winning! Get a regimen and STICK TO IT!

Learn more about hair porosity and how to do a porosity test- All About Porosity

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Currently I’m in love with Obia Naturals CocoShea Shampoo Bar, ApHogee’s Curlific leave in, Inahsi Naturals Aloe-Hibiscus leave in, TGIN’s Honey Miracle Hair Mask, Obia Naturals Babassu Deep Conditioner, and CaJoSe Natural’s Brahmi-Amla & Hibiscus Hair Butter Soufflé.

My go to hairstyles would have to be twists for twist outs, mini twist, flat twists and puffs. I’ve become somewhat of a “lazy natural” lol, so I don’t do as much experimenting as I used to.

Jen7I am the owner of CaJoSe Natural and we are a naturally based hair and skin care company. We’ve been in existence for a few years and recently launched our website. Currently we offer four different butters in five different scents. One of our butters is a body butter that comes in lightly scented and naturally scented. It helps keep dry, cracked, and patchy skin super moisturized. The other three butters are hair butters that have been formulated based on your hair’s porosity.

Like our Facebook page www.facebook.com/CaJoSeNaturalProducts,

IG: @cajose.natural and visit our website www.cajosenatural.com for more information about CaJoSe Natural (Pronounced Cuh-Joe-Say).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Naturalista Destiny

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My name is Destiny and I reside in the DC metro area.  I’m a southern belle/country gal from North Carolina with a doggie name Nini as my best friend (instagram/nini4ya).  I am an enthusiast of natural hair, natural/herbal living, doggies, crochet/knit, cookery and music.

I’ve been natural for 11 years. I have always been a “black sheep” in my own universe, rejecting all of the negative “isms” around, so it made sense for me to be natural.


Many times I’ve encountered women who inquired about being natural but most of them stated they either could not pull it off nor have the time to care for it.  I counter with sharing that my motivation for being natural was to finally be ME-not a VERSION of me…and be comfortable and in love with my own beauty, unconditionally.  So my advice was to get to that special place first then research, tryout and learn your natural hair with an abundance of patience on deck 🙂

I’m not a product junkie because my low porosity strands hates any white or alcohol filled product (product buildup) Most of my products are natural diy.  I wash and condition with either bentonite/rhassoul clay, seal with natural oils like almond, apricot, jojoba or with a botanical gel like Kinky Curly Custard or shea butter.



My 3 favorite natural styles  are braidouts, bantu knots and washandgos.

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Connect with me on instagram @destiny4ya

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Naturalista Stephanie

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Hi Naturalistas! My name is Stephanie aka Keep_kicking_it_naturally on social media and this is my second time returning to my natural hair roots. I first started my hair journey back in 2007 when I just wanted to grow my hair after joining an online hair group.

I was relaxed and the idea of stretching my relaxers and using minimal heat to achieve length without damaging my hair appealed to me.  Then as I was stretching my hair, I fell back in love with my texture. I’ve always loved my natural hair but once I was relaxed, I just figured I would just have to deal with relaxed hair forever and would have to do roller sets if I wanted curls. I became pretty good at doing roller sets.  The idea of big chopping to get back to my natural texture was such a foreign idea to me, but at last I gave it a try, although it was short lived.  I wasn’t quite ready, confident in myself and nowhere as knowledgeable about hair as I am today.

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After a few high heat blowouts, bleached hair, weird comments from people, and so many other trial and errors; I relaxed my hair again. Only to hate it more!  I started my second natural hair journey July 1, 2013 and I have no plans of turning back. I amaze myself at how dedicated I am to my natural hair journey.  

I will tell anyone who is considering going natural to give it a chance. There is so much support out here to help you along the way.  You may like it, hate it, or love it.  You’ll never know until you try. There are challenges so be prepared for bad hair days—I’ve had plenty being relaxed and natural.  But the experience of caring for and maintaining your natural, your crown of glory, is very rewarding. 

I don’t have too many favorite products but my hair loves Shea butter, olive oil, Jamaican black castor oil and Eco style gel.  I purchase Suave Tropical Coconut Shampoo and Conditioner regularly for my wash day and lately I like Cantu Curling Cream. 

Right now, I couldn’t survive the work week without a good twist or braid out. It works for me because it last for the entire week until the next wash day. In the summer time I love doing wash and go—so I’m really ready for summer!

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Naturalista Sabrina

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Hi, my name is Naturalista!! I did the big chop on 2.27.13 and today is my anniversary of 4 years. I have done the big chop several times before deciding to let it grow and I don’t regret a thing. I must admit that I am a natural hair fanatic and a product junkie. I attend hair shows and sport natural hair t-shirts on a regular.

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My motto is what works for me may not work for you so experiment with products or groceries until you find your MOJO!! I love old school products like pink lotion and AmPro styling gel, the newer naturals steer away from these products because of the ingredients but they are not harsh on my tresses and I love them. I am also a WordPress blogger, YouTube Vlogger, Instagrammer, and Facebook guru.

If you are planning on going natural just know it takes perseverance and a strong will to travel this path because natural hair is work. Your hair will not look like the girls on Instagram, YouTube, or Facebook because we were all blessed with different textures.

Don’t try to be like someone else, be you. That is what makes you unique. Embrace your 3b, 3c, 4c whatever you were born with because its apart of you. Never listen to the naysayers because they want to join the natural club but are afraid of the stereotyping. My last tidbit of advice – enjoy the journey and embrace your kinks.

I try to keep my hands out of my hair by wearing a protective style during the week like twists or braids; don’t be afraid of your hair fall in love with it and doing that you will appreciate your hair more.

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WordPress- https://svgonzalez85.wordpress.com/

YouTube- https://www.youtube.com/user/svgonzalez85

Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/natural.lista/

Facebook- https://m.facebook.com/natural.lista/

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Naturalista Britney

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My name is Britney Jackson aka ( britneykinkycoils ) on YouTube. I’m a 26-year-old woman making her dreams come true by focusing on the things that matter. I work from home watching daycare kids with my family and working to grow my channel and help other girls and women with their natural hair. Giving out hair tutorials, tips, DIY accessories and more.

I’ve been natural since March 2014. So, I will be 4 years in March of this year. I decided to start my journey over and do a second big chop to get rid of heat damage, color and to grow my hair the same length throughout my journey. This time I’m going to start and end my journey right. I’ll be documenting my growth every day for a full year. Then I’ll share the growth on my channel. I can’t wait.

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I decided that my hair needed to grow past my neck and noticed how beautiful natural hair became to me. I was extremely tired of relaxing my hair and felt like I no longer needed to relax my hair because I took a 3-year break from straightening my hair. My hair started to grow and so at this point is when I realized I didn’t need to relax my hair anymore. No more burns throughout my hair. It was the best thing I could have done to save my hair and get it back to its natural state.

For someone who is thinking about returning natural, I would tell them that going back to their natural state is the best choice they can make. Doing this helped my hair grow healthy, thick and long. I can do so many different styles with my natural hair without the fear of breakage, burns on my scalp and just the chance to feel and live free.

My top favorite products would have to be SoftSheen-Carson Care Free Curl Gold Instant Activator, 16 fl oz  and SoftSheen Afro Spray. Those two products are amazing at keeping my hair moisturized and it also helped my journey thrive to its full potential.

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My favorite style is rocking my afro. No matter the weather, my hair does great when I just let her (my hair) do whatever she wants. My hair just likes to be moisturized and the rest is up to her.

Natural hair tips:

Focus on what products works for you. Don’t attempt to do different styles every other day. Be sure to let your hair thrive and rest often because when you do too much to your hair. Your hair will get weak and start to break off. It’s nice to change it up, but pick a style that your hair enjoys the most and do that more often. Less things you do to your hair, the better chance you have at a healthier hair journey.

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IG: https://www.instagram.com/britneykinkycoils/

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