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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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! […]
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 […]
Are you struggling to care for your short natural hair? Check out this video by Discovering Natural.
Protective hair styling has become a major part of many natural hair journey’s. These styles are supposed to protect your hair and minimize manipulation that can cause hair breakage. There are many hairstyles that can be considered protective to the hair strands and then there are some that are not as protective as you may think. Many naturals choose to […]