A series featuring gorgeous women who rock their hair nappturally.
How long have you been natural?
I’ve been natural since April 2005 and loc’d since December 2008. Woo!!
Why did you decide to go natural?
I went natural when I was in college and got sick of spending what little bit of money I had on going to the hair salon. And when I did go, I never left happy. The stylist had either cut off too much of my hair or had given me a style that wouldn’t last for more than a few days. I was also in the process of losing weight and needed a hairstyle that worked better with sweating like a beast. Lol, seriously…
How long did you transition?
Four months. I had two sets of micro braids and then chopped it off. Talk about freedom!
What is your favorite style?
When I had a loose fro, I rocked the mess out of a blow-out afro. It was HUGE! I would clip it on the sides and wear a fro-hawk. Two-strand twists was one of my favorite styles, too. Now that I’m loc’d, I love curling them.
Do you have any hair inspirations? And if so, who?
I used to have celebrity ‘hairspirations’, but now I admire the locs of fellow bloggers and YouTube ladies. Toshia from On the Road to Queendom has gorgeously healthy locs, so she is my ultimate ‘hairspiration.’
What is the best thing about being natural?
It’s cheap! I spend very little money on my hair. And it’s easy. I can wash and go. I can get stuck in the rain and not throw a fit. I can work out without thinking about how I’m “sweating out my perm.” You don’t realize how much time, money and energy you spend on your hair until you go natural. It’s so freeing!
Any tips for transitioners & those new to natural?
Stock up [on] Oyin Handmade’s Poo Bar and Honey Hem conditioner. I have been using them since I first went natural and will never stop supporting them. The products are great! Also, it takes a lot of patience to deal with our newly natural textures. Learn to love your hair. Don’t fight it. Let it do its own thang. And have confidence. Some people will never understand why you big chopped or why you decided to loc, but it’s your crown. Wear it proudly!
Check out Brittany’s loc blog, Loc Rocker.