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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 Joanne

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Hi, my name is Joanne Guiste and I am a naturalista from the Nature Island of the Caribbean, Dominica. I have been natural for just over two years.  I did my big chop on October 7, 2014.
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The main reason was for the health of my hair.  I had started experiencing excessive shedding and lots of pimples in my scalp which brought on pain, more shedding and tears. Going back natural was in an effort to get back my hair to the healthy state it once was and to grow it to be as thick as it was before I started relaxing.

 

My advice to someone who wants to return natural is to do it because it’s something you want to do and not because everyone else is doing it.  When I decided to go back natural I had not realised that there was so much hype about the ” natural hair movement” because I went back natural for me.  So in choosing to return to natural don’t get caught up in all the “science” that is associated with taking care of your hair.. the journey will not be easy but love your hair for what it is and learn your hair so that you know and understand what it needs… and always remember “health before length”.. healthy hair will grow.

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Some products that I use are the Shea moisture brand of products and currently I am using the Jamaican Black Castor Oil line.  I use my home made Shea and cocoa butter cream, as well as home made castor and coconut oils.  I use other oils such as jojoba, olive and vitamin E.  I use a local brand called Ny’s naturals and Eco styler olive oil gel for styling.

 

If I had to chose a favorite natural hairstyle I would have to say twists… Because I have the option to make small or medium sized or even large twists and wear them in pin up styles or loose… and what I love about twists is when you take them out it becomes a new style that can further be transformed into a number of other styles.

 

Some natural hair tips!
– remember your hair is unique to you so learn it and love it for what it is
– water is your best friend and not just on your strands but for inside as well.. be sure to drink lots of water
– eating healthy ensures your body is healthy which in turn extends to the health of your hair
– and just have fun with your hair…. you will be amazed the styles you come up with by just experimenting and having fun with your hair

 

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Connect with Joanne on:

YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter all as her online presence @MumNatural

Visit her blog at www.mumnatural.com

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Naturalista Nataya

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Hi my name is NaTaya!! I’m thirty-one years old and mother to a handsome seven year old. I currently live in Starkville, MS. I enjoy reading and writing. I’m pretty laid back and my natural hair reflects that. I have currently been natural for about five years. Big chopped on June 2, 2012 after transitioning for seven months. My last relaxer was Oct 2011.

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I inadvertently returned natural, lol, after moving to Houston. I could not find a stylist like the one I’d left in MS.. I didn’t trust everyone to take care of my hair but at the same time I was completely damaging my hair trying to relax it on a schedule. I had had enough, lol.

If you had asked me years ago I wouldn’t have dreamed that I’d be here now. I absolutely love it. So versatile and just beautiful.

If you are wanting to return natural, my advice to you would be to learn YOUR hair! That’s the best advice. Its a process. There will be days where you’ll want to scream and the creamy crack will look so good. But stay the course. Its worth it in the end.

My new favorite product line right now is the As I Am line. My hair takes so well to it. Also Jamaican Black castor oil, Shea Moisture’s Jamaican Black leave in, Garnier Fruitis leave in, Herbal Essence, coconut oil and many more…these products work well so far for my 4c hair.

I absolutely love twist outs, braid outs, blow outs..anything outs lol those are my go to styles.

My hair tips are moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Enjoy the process..leave your hair alone sometimes. It needs breaks just like you. Join natural hair forums, follow people on YouTube and research. Make it your own.

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Naturalista Tia

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Hi, my name is Tia. I’m a 37 year old mother of two. I live in Greenville SC but Baltimore will always be my hometown. I have been natural for the last 16 years.

 

My reason for returning back to natural is because I was unhappy with my hair. I felt like it didn’t fit my personality. My sister is a hair stylist so I’ve had just about every hairstyle from short cuts, to weave, to braids. Tried them all with my relaxed hair. I decided to try no chemicals so I got it cut short and let it grow out and been loving it ever since.

 

If you are wanting to return natural, you have to have an open mind and be in love with your natural self and not anyone else’s natural self. Everyone’s texture is different so I always hear people complain or be disappointed that their texture is too loose or too tight and they see all these pictures of other people’s curls and expect that.

 

I also advice you to learn your hair. Learn the texture, the porosity, the thickness. This will help with choosing the right styles and products for your hair.

 



 
With my hair being loc’d now I don’t use too many products. I shampoo with Dr. Bronners Peppermint Castile Soap. I also oil my scalp with a homemade mix of jojoba oil, avocado oil and tea tree oil and spray it daily with rosemary and sage infused water.

 

My favorite go to style when it was loose is a wash n go on my short tapered cut. Quick and easy.
Right now I am semi free forming my tapered cut so I just spray, shake and go.
Connect with Tia on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sweethoneybrown1/

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