Name: Kala Garner
Location: Southfield, MI
Your personality type in one word would be? Friendly!
How long have you been natural? 11 years
Any particular event that made you natural? Nope, transitioned on “accident”.
What are some of your favorite hairstyles? Flexi-rod sets, braid-outs and wash n gos!
Best advice someone has ever given you? “Treat your hair like a fine lace”- Nina Pruitt
Favorite city? Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The people, the food, the land. LOVE IT! Continue reading
Name: Viva Charlamagne
Location: Toronto, Ontario CANADA
Personality type in one word: Bubbly!
How long have you been natural? Three years
Any particular event that made you natural?
For the majority of my life, my hair was always extremely difficult to manage due to its fine, fragile, texture. As a result, my adolescent years were spent wearing weaves, braids, and hairpieces because I was too embarrassed to rock my real hair. Believe it or not, underneath all of that fake hair, I still had the AUDACITY to wear a relaxer, which literally MURDERED my delicate tresses! This was the cycle of my hair-life. Strangely, I considered it to be the norm.
Then one day, during the first week of my sophomore year at university, I met this beautiful black girl who had long, healthy, natural hair. I remember being so in awe with the fact that she was 100% black and yet still had long hair! I asked her if she had a relaxer, she said no. I asked her if she ever wore extensions, she also said no. Right then and there, I vowed to myself that I would learn about my hair. I would take better care of it. Today, I can proudly say that I have never turned back! Continue reading