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1 year ago 3 notes

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2 years ago 2 notes

Newly Natural: Tanthia Prescott


1. What made you decide to go natural?

My natural decision was involuntary.  I really just always wore extentions and just only relaxed the part that was out.

2. How long did you transition?

I will have to say I went a whole year without a relaxer.

3. Explain your transition/big chop experience.

I would see women with pretty curly hair and would be low-key envious, but never thought about it much after the first glance. Although deep down I wanted to, I convinced myself that I was “too prissy for a fro” or “wouldn’t be cute with short hair” (I wanted to do it right, big chop and all).  In January my mother was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and I promised her that if she lost her hair that I would big chop.  When the first patch of her hair fell out, I took out my extentions and she was so impressed with my hair she asked me not to cut it. So to please her, I wore my real hair, straightened it with a flat iron and loved it.  Then I started to do braid outs, twist outs and really fell in love, and so did my mom.  Around March 10, 2012 my mother was COMPLETELY bald.  I was getting the itch to cut to see my actual curl pattern, so on March 25, 2012 I was at work on YouTube, and I felt like I didnt keep my end of the bargain with her.  I felt so guilty and like I had made a statement based on emotion and the moment. I didn’t like that feeling so I told everyone that I was going to chop it that night.  Nobody believed me, I was so sure I started to cut my hair right at my desk with a locker mirror and a pair of paper scissors. There was no turning back.  I got home and finished the job. I included my mommy in the chop I asked her to cut the back and she did.

4. What advice do you have for anyone thats thinking about going natural?

"My advice would be just to do your research, ask questions and try everything you want until you find what works for your hair and it looks how you want it to look. The products can get expensive so try sample sizes first!

2 years ago 13 notes

Newly Natural: Danielle Oglesby

I love my hair; it is a reflection of who I am.

1. What made you decide to go natural?

I decided to go natural simply because I struggled for so long with my
hair. I have had my hair relaxed, pressed, flat ironed, colored, cut, burned, etc. Pretty much my hair has been neglected for a long time.  I was looking to do something different. I have worn my hair wet before but I never considered it natural just my lazy hairstyle. One day I on 2010 (or 2011) a friend told me she was going natural. She did my hair a few times but I couldn’t keep up with it so I said forget about it. My last relaxer was in 2006 so my hair has been natural texture since then. Eventually I also got tired of my hair and I always wanted it to be straight. One day I went to Sally’s to buy a new flat iron because a few friends told me that mine wasn’t good anymore. I ask the clerk about which one to buy and she recommends the one n only Brazilian tech with keratin infused plates. I bought it not knowing at all that it would change the texture of my hair. I go home and test it out on one side of my hair and decided that I didn’t like it so imagine what happened next my hair on one side was almost completely straight (even after I washed it) and the other side was “nappy” So image my frustration when I want to do my wet look. So I start looking online and I went and bought the flat iron again to try to fix the other side but it didn’t work. My hair was awkward for a few months. One it started to either ware off or grow out Ii decided that I wanted to stay away from heat for a while and go back to my original texture. So here I am working very hard not to revert back to my old ways of pressing, flat ironing and curling.

2. How long did you transition?

I don’t really have an exact time because I am currently transitioning. I made my complete decision to go natural around May 2012. I didn’t fully commit until probably around the summer months like June and July.

3. Explain your transition/big chop experience.

Since I have had short hair before (with a relaxer) I didn’t want to
Big Chop. I almost did a few nights ago but decided that I still wanted my length. Its not much buts its mine. I did cut off some of the keratin parts because it was bothering me. But then I realized that I need a professional to do that so it can be even.  So right now I am experimenting with protective styles (braid out, twist out, Bantus knots, and roller setting) and keeping my hair moisturized and not over doing the products. So right now I am at the stage when I am still deciding on what works for my hair. So far Miss. Jessie’s Curly Meringue and Curly Pudding, Eco styler, Hawaiian silky, Cantu Shea butter, Liv and Hair one are the ones so far, but from there I would like to narrow it down more. I use them all for different purposes even though I know it seems like a lot. I don’t use them all at once. My goals for this journey are to have hair very healthy natural hair, I would like shoulder length (or longer like yours) hair. I would like one texture and I would like to learn everything that there is to know about how to maintain my hair and keep it healthy.

4. What advice do you have for anyone that’s thinking about going natural?

At the beginning I thought that going natural was just a fad or a movement. It is a lifestyle change. I was always an advocate for heat.  I have two flat irons, a crimper, a curling iron, a curling wand and two blow dryers.  I love the way that it made me feel with my bone straight hair. But I eventually realized that I don’t have to have straight hair to feel pretty or socially accepted. It’s really a mindset. I also thought that going natural would be easy. In some ways it is but it really isn’t. It takes time and patience and it’s not for everyone. I love the times when I’m watching a video on YouTube and Imp trying to copy step by step a very cute hairstyle. I normally fail but one time I wasn’t even really trying and I did it!! I was so happy! Some times I stumble upon hairstyles from just playing with my own hair. Another thing we all most realize that God made us all different and that includes our hair. I see lots of people (like you) with pretty long hair your styles look amazing and I get jealous and I begin to wish (and ALMOST) even obsess about my hair looking like that. I had to learn to love my hair with all its imperfections. It is mine and I love it (now) I realized that one day as long as I am diligent my hair will grow but it will never look like anyone else because I am me and that means I am special in my own way. I feel like natural is the best way because when a person thinks about the word natural it makes me think of original and that is what I want for me. I say good luck to anyone who wants to go natural just make sure they’re committed and are not afraid to mess up or fail. Because it will happen, BUT with practices makes perfect.

2 years ago 6 notes

Newly Natural: Brea Jones, Senior at Lamar High School - Houston, TX

"This is Brea.  I like it.  It’s pretty. :)"

1.  What made you decide to go natural?

They’re 2 reasons why I chose to go natural. For one, I’m in band, and during marching season, getting it permed is a big waste because all I do is go to marching practice and sweat, so the perm is a waste of money. Also, I wanted to be different from everyone at school and stray away from perms.

2. How do you think natural hair is perceived in high school?

Most of the girls at my school would all say “Your hair is nappy.” Or “You’re baldheaded”. They all feel the need to wear weave because they want to have long flowing hair like the Caucasian girls at school, and mostly to get the attention of guys who for some reason, finds wearing excessive weave attractive apparently.

3. Explain your big chop experience.

My Beautician asked me 3 times if I wanted to cut my hair, and each time, I agreed yes confidently. She grabbed a chunk of my hair, and it felt like she just snipped and ripped that part of my hair off. It shocked me at first when she did it, but afterwards, I was like “Well, it’s no turning back now.” It wasn’t that bad in my opinion.

4. What advice do you have for anyone that’s thinking about going natural?

I would say go for it! You learn so much about your hair and what it can do while you’re natural. And also, you can do waaaaaaay more tricks and things to your hair. If you can rock a short boy’s haircut, you should be able to wear, do, and try anything that you want with confidence.

2 years ago 22 notes

Carol's Daughter Now Offers Transitioning Solutions


1. I wish this was around when I was transitioning!

2. Way to adapt/take advantage of the new, and ever growing, market

3. Can’t wait to see all the YouTube reviews about this

2 years ago 3 notes

ToBNatural: Tuesday's Tips: Big Chop or Not?!


There is the misconception, among both women and men, that “going natural” means that a woman must chop off all her hair to a super short length. The fear that they will look “ugly” with short hair or won’t attract the fellas deters many women from going natural to begin with. Of course, all…

2 years ago 19 notes


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2 years ago 7 notes

Maria Antoinette: Music, Love, & Culture.: HAIR TO-DO’s when transitioning from relaxed to natural!


Cleansing: Use two different products for the two different textures, and also to avoid plateau (I use Joico K-Pak and Shea Moisture)

Alternate Co-Wash (using only conditioner) with regular wash every week. (Shampoo twice a month)

De-tangle while saturated with conditioner with fingers

2 years ago 3 notes

14 Ways to Transition from Relaxed to Natural Hair

Found this on the front page of Yahoo! from…love seeing natural hair in the spotlight!!

2 years ago

Shanda’s Fold and Tuck style after seven months of transitioning.  Saw the photos and couldn’t resist posting!!

2 years ago 41 notes

How long did you transition to natural hair?

Everyone’s answer is different…I did for 8 months.  How about you?

2 years ago 25 notes

My transition journey was eight long months from January to September of 2008.  People always asks me how did I go natural, so here goes.  I couldn’t wait to get rid of the relaxed ends and have only one texture of hair.  

Hope this helps someone.  Be blessed.

2 years ago 6 notes

Transitioning Hair Tips You Can’t Live Without

For those thinking about going natural…this is for you!

2 years ago 4 notes

Nisee Natural - A Hair Diary: Why It's Better to Big Chop


I wonder how many people honestly stop and consider before they advise someone to “Do it only when you are ready.” I mean, yes it’s important to emphasize that one aught to be comfortable with them self, but are we all honestly blind to the fact that the sooner the better?

Look at it this way;…

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2 years ago 8 notes