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We have been married over five years. My husband and I have both had locs and loose hair and he is the biggest cheerleader of my natural hair obsession. I’ve been natural 7 years and he said my hair was one of the things that drew him to me.
We have been together for a little over 2 years, and married for five months! I just decided to go natural in January, He has been more than supportive!
Sharlata & hubby John
We’ve been married since January 2, 2009, but together since November 19, 2006. He has seen me in locs, braids, weaves, and now my natural curls. He loves my natural curls better!
Taylor & hubby Dwayne
My favorite pic of my husband and I slow jamming at a company Christmas party. We’ve been married almost 15 years (got married 8 months to the day of meeting) and I’ve been natural for 8 years and our son/daughter also have locs.
Vanessa & Domonic
This is me and my best friend/boyfriend, Domonic. He has been my #1 supporter in this transition, even when I didn’t want to support myself. He LOOOOVES my hair, in all its many forms and never hesitates to tell me that I look sexy no matter what I decide to do with it. :)
Danielle & hubby
Here’s my husband and best friend. We’re the proud parents of two little ladies. I blog about black marriage, black relationships, raising children and more at Black Married Momma: The Anti-Statistic (www.blackmarriedmomma.com). Brothers will love us as we are when we do!
Carla, hubby & daughter
I know it’s couples, but I’m so proud of my 13-year-old daughter for withstanding peer pressure and remaining natural since birth! I have been married for 17 years and have the most supportive hubby/family in the world!
Danielle & Olivetti
A month before I locked my hair I straightened it just so he could see what, for so long, had been my idea of beauty. He walked in and 1 minute later said he’d seen enough straight hair and asked if he could sweat it out — hehe! Today — he plays in my locks :-)
Chantal & Timothy
He loves my natural hair no matter what I do, braids, curls, blow out, or my many protective styles. I wasted so many years with weaves and relaxers trying to look like what I thought men wanted. The moment I accepted myself for who I am I found that others did too; especially my baby who knows my hair regime better than I do and makes sure I never run out of shea butter :-)
Dominique & hubby Mike
I decided to go natural 1 month after our wedding, it’s been 4 years this March & my husband has been my biggest supporter. He told me on our anniversary that he would be “really disappointed” if I decided to relax again. He’s the BEST!
Nikkie & fiance Jason
When we met in Atlanta, I had a short blonde TWA. He has witnessed me go through several stages with my natural hair over the years, and he has always been supportive of my choice to be natural. This pic is from last year, as I am currently wearing a color free TWA.
Andréa & fiancé Chris
This was taken on one of our first dates in Philadelphia. We have since been together for 3 years. He loves my curls because they make me look sexy, regal, exotically unique and most of all, he LOVES how it looks like a lion’s mane when he combs it out! He’s my hair’s biggest cheerleader! =)
Brandee & hubby
He *loves* my natural hair and gets all excited whenever I wear it out instead of in twists. He’s a wonderful man and my years with him are the best ones of my life.
I hope this serves as inspiration for couples (especially married ones) having disputes because of the woman’s decision to go natural. Maybe someone’s husband (or the wife) will see this and have a change of heart.
Roina & hubby Shaun
Love is in the hair and all in the family! Shaun & Roina and our 2 wonderful children. I’ve been natural since 8/09 and the entire family has been nothing but supportive.
Bree & hubby Bernard
My husband I started dating in 1999, when I was relaxing my hair. In 2003, I started thinking about going natural. He hated the idea. In 2004, I stopped getting relaxers, and started using transitional hair styles (rod sets, flat twists, and weaves) and he was none the wiser.
Magalie & Mike
We began dating when I had shoulder length relaxed hair. He came with me when I walked into a barbershop in Brooklyn and shaved it off. Now it’s a TWA (teeny weeny afro) and he loves it! He’s been amazingly supportive and we’re both learning from my natural journey.
Cherekana & Joe
I’ve been natural for seven years and just cut off my locs. Joe has been intrigued (lol) by the process of growing out my hair but very supportive. He said it reminds him of a flower blooming :)
Clara & hubby
This is a picture of my best friend and hubby who actually prefers my naps. Thanks for doing this, it will def encourage single women who think they’ll never find someone because they are natural.
Tia & hubby Gary
We’ve been together since 2005 and married since 2008. When we met I had a press-n-curl and he had locs. He saw my hair one day after I washed it and the look on his face was priceless. He encouraged me to embrace my curls and I haven’t looked back since. I play in his hair and he plays in mine.
E. Desire & hubby Anthony
My name is E. Desire and this is my wonderful husband Anthony. We will be celebrating our 5 year anniversary in August and are parents to 3 beautiful, natural hair daughters. Our love is always in the hair, lol.
Eric & LaToya
This is from our honeymoon in Costa Rica, another one of our group members snapped this pic of us while were napping after a day at the beach (I think we both have sand on our faces). We were married on August 8, 2009.
Shayla & hubby Jamil
Here’s a shot of me and my husband at our wedding last August. We met the first week in college in 1998 (long before I went natural in 2004) and remained friends then we started dating in 2006 (he proposed in 2008). He’s the love of my life and he LOVES LOVES LOVES my locs. Plus, I’m the first woman he’s witnessed go through the transition to natural hair so he’s now an advocate for natural hair!
Carmen & Scott
My name is Carmen and my guy is Scott. With all of the obsessions with looks, especially where hair is concerned, I am glad to have a man who LOVES my kinky hair. I do appreciate him for appreciating my hair.
Yolanda & Akinola
My name is Yolanda and I’m a 22 year old South African black girl. My boyfriend is Akinola, a Nigerian man who loves me despite what is on my head (or lack thereof) — a major thing in especially his culture where a woman with short hair is frowned upon.