Long Hair

Akosua // 4C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! A: My name is Akosua. I am half Ghanaian, half Zambian and I grew up in Botswana. I came to the United States for university and am currently living and working in NYC. Why did you make the decision to go natural? A: I’ve been natural for about a year and almost two... Continue Reading

Angela // 3C/4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! A: Hi! My name is Angela Tellier. I’m a professional photographer from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Why did you make the decision to go natural? A: I have been natural for about 9 years now. Growing up my Mom never allowed me to relax my hair. So I kept my natural curls until I... Continue Reading

Lamiah // 4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! L: My name is Lamiah Bekele and I am from Chicago, IL. Why did you make the decision to go natural? L: I’ve been natural all my life, but there was a period of years where I always had my hair straightened/pressed. How would you describe your texture? L: Describing my hair type... Continue Reading

Paulah // 4B Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! P: Hi! I’m Paulah. I’m from Ann Arbor, Michigan and I will be moving to Atlanta soon for grad school. Why did you make the decision to go natural? P: My last relaxer was 4 years ago and I cut off my relaxed ends about 3 years ago. I went natural because my... Continue Reading

Jillaine // 3C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! J: My name is Jillaine. I’m American, of Irish, and Jamaican descent. I grew up in both the Bronx, New York and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida where I currently reside. Why did you make the decision to go natural? J: I’ve been natural since birth! My mom didn’t want to get my hair... Continue Reading

Vanessa // Multi-Texture Style Icon

Introduce yourself! V: Hi! I’m Vanessa! I’m a 25-year old from Los Angeles, California. Why did you make the decision to go natural? V: I have been 100% natural for just over two years. I transitioned for another two years prior to that, so my natural hair is a total of 4 years old. I... Continue Reading

Jasmine // 3C/4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! J: My name is Jasmine Collier and I am from San Diego, CA but currently live in Orange County. Why did you make the decision to go natural? J: I have been natural for 2 years and 3 months! I went natural because I had relaxers since I was 6 years old. I... Continue Reading

Sarah // Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! S: My name is Sarah Angel Adesiyan. I am from Bolton, England. Why did you make the decision to go natural? S: I’ve been natural my whole life. My mum always steered me clear of weaves, and relaxers… My mum is just obsessed with my hair. How would you describe your texture? S:... Continue Reading

Yasmine // 4B Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! Y: My name is Yasmine, I also go by Yaz. I am a Haitian-born Canadian. Grew up in both Port-au-Prince and several parts of Canada (including Montreal and Calgary). I’m currently in Toronto. Why did you make the decision to go natural? Y: I remember my last relaxer being in late 2009/early 2010,... Continue Reading

Christina Patrice // 3C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! C: My name is Christina Patrice, and I’m from Los Angeles, California – born and raised! Why did you make the decision to go natural? C: I’ve had natural hair pretty much all my life. The only time I ever had a relaxer was when I was around 6 or 7. But growing... Continue Reading

Shekinah // 4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! S: My name is Shekinah and I’m from Michigan. Why did you make the decision to go natural? S: It’s been about 5 years since my last relaxer and 3 and a half since my big chop. I was sick and tired of the same flat, straight, bob hairstyle and I also found... Continue Reading

Maya Penn // 4B Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! M: My name is Maya Penn. I’m from Atlanta, GA and I’m a 14 year old eco-designer, artist, animator, and CEO of my company Maya’s Ideas. Why did you make the decision to go natural? M: I’ve been natural all my life. My mother has always instilled in me that my hair is... Continue Reading

Treschanna // Multi-Texture Style Icon

Introduce yourself! T: I’m Treschanna on Facebook, from the beautiful Island of Trinidad and Tobago. I am the holder of a B.A. in Human Resource Management from Anglia Ruskin University. Why did you make the decision to go natural? T: I have been natural since 2005/2006. I decided to go natural after I was at... Continue Reading

Nichole // 3C Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! N: My name is Nichole and I’m currently living in Houston, TX. I moved here in June from the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Why did you make the decision to go natural? N: My last relaxer was in January of 2009 and I big chopped in May 2009. I went natural because I was... Continue Reading

Jessica // 4A Natural Hair Style Icon

Introduce yourself! J: Hiii! My name is Jessica Walker and I am from Grand Rapids, MI. I am a professional dancer and makeup artist residing in Chicago, IL. Why did you make the decision to go natural? J: Since I was little my nickname from my family was fur or furbug, or furry bear, lol.... Continue Reading

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