Natural Hair Blog Feature – Ms. P.A.

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Say Hello to an Absolutely Beautiful Naturalista!

Here is her Natural Hair Story, do enjoy My Queens,

1) Please introduce your amazing self.

A:  My name is P.A., and I’m literally from all over.  I was born in Nigeria, lived in over 13 countries before the age of 10, but spent the majority of that time in England.  I currently live in Texas.  My natural hair is a mixture of 3c, 4a, 4b, and 4c—so I simply that to “Kinky, Curly, Coily”.

2) Did you Transition, Big Chop, Both or Natural from Birth?

A: I transitioned long-term for just under two years.  

3) How long have you been natural?

A: My last relaxer was on May 4, 2013 (yay!) and I cut off all the relaxed ends by February 22, 2015.

4) What made you return natural?

A: My choice to go natural was a practical one—relaxers ate through my scalp and left it bleeding with sores. Since I actually like my scalp, I decided that not using relaxers was in my best interest. 

5) How hard or easy was your first year of being natural?

A: My first year of transitioning was spent mostly in protective styles (my favorite is crochet braids).  Honestly, the most challenging thing was perception—perception of myself and other’s perception of me.  When you get used to a certain look (my mother put relaxers in my hair at the age of 8), you associate a part of yourself with that look.  It was a daunting thing to have to imagine myself without what I considered my “norm.”  Plus, since I’m an attorney, I worried that people would make disparaging remarks about my hair at the office.

6) What helped you the most, to remain natural?

A: At first, necessity. Like I said above, I stopped using relaxers because of the damage it did to my scalp.  There really was no other alternative.  But after a while, I realized that I liked my natural hair.  I started to grow impatient with the straight stringy ends and cut them off before my full two-year goal lol.

7) Your 3 favorite products and why? A:

  1. Coconut Oil (because, really, who isn’t koo-koo for coconut? Lol)
  2. Shea Butter (best sealant ever)
  3. A Number of SheaMoisture Products (is that cheating?? I couldn’t pick just one!)

8) What do you love about your unique tresses?

A: The versatility and how manageable it actually is.  I’ve finally mastered the art of the wash and go for my many textures, and I’ve become quite good at crochet braids when my hair needs a break.

9) What is your least favorite task when dealing with your natural hair?

A: Um…detangling—like you had to ask!

10) How do you inspire other girls to return natural?

A: I try to show various manageable and beautiful ways to wear our hair in its natural state and share those ideas on my blog and social media. 

 

 11) So far in your journey, what is your favorite hair style? 

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A: I’d have to say the wash and go.

Relaxed Beauty 

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Natural Beauty  – Hair Style Galore

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Natural Beauty  – Beautiful
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Natural Beauty in Every Facet
 

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😀 This post shows us the Beauty of our Natural Hair and to Love, Care and Treasure our Tresses  😀

Thank you Loves for reading, many thank yous Dear PA and thank you for your patience, Enjoy the Day 😀

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Natural Hair Blog Feature – Ms. Asea

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Our following guest is our talented Ms. Asea.

Beautiful Girl, Lovely Smile and Excellent Goals, we all wish you the best dear!!!

Here is her Natural Hair Story, do enjoy Dears:

1) Please introduce your amazing self.

A: My name is Asea (pronounced Asia) and I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, but I currently reside in South Georgia. Currently, I am getting my Master’s Degree in Social Work. My desire is to provide counseling services, be a motivational speaker, and open a domestic violence shelter. My aim is to inspire others to embrace their natural beauty and be bold.

2) Did you Transition, Big Chop, Both or Natural from Birth?

A: I tried to transition, but it was unsuccessful. I was not patient enough to manage two textures. I decided to just chop all of my relaxer off after two months.

3) How long have you been natural?

A: I have been natural since January 2012, so a total of 3 years now. At the beginning of my journey my hair was a little shorter than 1 inch in length.

4) What made you return natural?

A: I was very spontaneous and wanted to show myself that my hair does not define my beauty. As a result, I cut my hair it into a tapered style. This was one of the best decisions I made, because I realized that I was beautiful regardless of the length of my hair. From there, I decided to transition because I was curious about my natural hair texture.

5) How hard or easy was your first year of being natural?

A: It was difficult during the first few months. I wanted my hair to be like many of the natural hair gurus that were popular at the time. I had no idea how to take care of my hair, and I was not content with my hair texture.

6) What helped you the most, to remain natural?

A: Learning to embrace my hair was the most helpful. I stopped chasing the perfect curl pattern and began to find methods and products that lead to healthier hair. Once my hair was healthy and thriving I began to enjoy my journey.

7) Your 3 favorite products and why?

A: I use a variety of products depending on the style. A few of my favorites are Kyra Shea Medleys Hydrate and Refresher Butter Cream, Giovanni 50:50 Conditioner, Lottabody Moisturize Me Curl & Style Milk, and Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Shampoo and Deep Conditioner. I love these products because I find that my hair responds well to products with fatty content. My curls melt like butter when I use any of the products listed above.

8) What do you love about your unique tresses?

A: I love the versatility of my hair. I see my fro as a canvas just waiting to be painted. I look at my hairstyle as an accessory. I love twist outs, bantu-knot outs, and updos. My favorite protective styles are Senegalese Twists, Crochet Braids, and U-Part Wigs. 

9) What is your least favorite task when dealing with your natural hair?

A: WASH DAY! Oh my goodness. Washday is such a task. I totally miss my TWA stage when I could wash in less than 20 minutes. Now, it takes me two to three hours to wash and style. It is a chore.

10) How do you inspire other girls to return natural?

A: I rock my natural hair with confidence daily. I love to encourage other girls to embrace their natural beauty and to be bold. I am on YouTube at Aseamae Natural (youtube.com/aseamaenatural) and on Instagram @aseamae_natural and facebook.com/aseamaenatural. I love to connect with my fellow naturalistas and answer questions for all who are curious or thinking of returning natural.

 

11) So far in your journey, what is your favorite hair style?

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A: I’m currently big on protective styling. I love Crochet Braids. Mainly because it allows my natural hair to rest from manipulation, but I still get to rock a hairstyle the style as though it’s my natural hair. My favorite style with my natural hair is wand curls right now. I don’t get to rock it often, but when I do I love it!

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Natural Beauty – Different Styles

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😀 Excellent post for us to always remember, enjoy the stage you are at and love the texture you have, rock it girls 😀

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Thank you My Sweets for reading, many thank yous to Ms. Asea for participating & You All Have a Spectacular Day

Natural Hair Blog Feature – Ms. Adrianne Miller

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Ms. Miller is our first guest and she is indeed a doll 😀

Her sweet personality, gorgeous freckles and amazing natural hair are just a few things you notice at first.

Here is her Natural Hair Story, hope you do enjoy: 

1) Please introduce your amazing self.

A: Hello! My name is Adrianne and I am super geek-tastic blogger from Southern California that loves food, heels, and writing.

2) Did you Transition, Big Chop, Both or Natural from Birth?

A: I have been natural since birth. I tried to get a perm when I was younger but my mom told me no, lol. Even though I’ve never had a perm I have had a long relationship with the pressing comb and a flat iron.

3) How long have you been natural?

A: I’ve been natural my whole life BUT as of September 2014 I’ve stopped using heat on my hair all together and have been using all natural products on my hair.

4) What made you return natural?

 A: I returned to my natural texture because I wanted my hair to be healthy. I’ve never had a problem with retaining length; I just wanted long hair that was healthy as well. I also found out that I’m allergic to most hair care products so I had to start using natural products like honey, clay, and oils to retain the health of my hair. And straightening my hair on top of mixing my own products seemed like more trouble than it was worth.

5) How hard or easy was your first year of being natural?

A: I’m still in my first year of being “all natural” but it has been getting easier and easier as each month passes. The first month had to be the hardest with finding a regiment that I could stick with and fighting urge to flat iron my hair.

6) What helped you the most, to remain natural?

A: There are a couple of things that helped me remain natural. The first thing is the fact that I threw way my flat iron, LOL! I’m not tempted to go back to straighten my hair because I don’t have the tools and it’s not in the budget to get a new one. Another reason is my allergy. Because I can’t use a lot of the products I used to straighten my hair, I just don’t bother.

7) Your 3 favorite products and why?

 A: My three favorite products are:

  1. Burdock Root Butter Cream from Qhemet Biologics – I love BRBC because it’s light, keeps my hair moisturized, it smells great, and it doesn’t irritate my scalp.
  2. Bentonite Clay – This stuff does wonderful things my hair and scalp. Clean, soft, and springing is what I get every time I use it!
  3. Honey – My hair and scalp loves honey. I use it to deep condition my hair and part of a rinse every week my hair is much healthier for it.

8) What do you love about your unique tresses?

A: I love how soft my hair is. I also love that all I have to do to my hair in the morning is take it out my twist, shake it a little, and keep it pushing, LOL!

9) What is your least favorite task when dealing with your natural hair?

A: My least favorite task when it comes to dealing with my hair would have to be keeping it moisturized. I live in a very dry climate so I’m forever fighting to keep moister in my hair.

10) How do you inspire other girls to return natural?

A: I try to inspire other girls to return to their natural by showing them that it’s not hard to do. I mean, if I can do it (and I’m someone who is prone to screw-ups) then anyone can!

11) So far in your journey, what is your favorite hair style?

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 A: My favorite hair style so far would have to be a Twist Out. It’s easy to set and once I’ve taken the twist out I don’t have to do anything else to it until I want to or go to wash it again.

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😀 Your story inspires us all to remain on our journey for beautiful natural healthy hair 😀

Would you like to know more information about our awesome Naturalista, then on to her Blog: Awkwardly Natural

❤ Thank you My Dears for reading, many thanks to Ms. Adrienne for participating & You All Have an Amazing Day