Natural Hair Queen Aneka

Welcome back ladies to our weekly edition of “Share your natural hair journey” where each week one of our lovely queens shares her journey to natural with us to inspire and empower you. I previously shared with you the stories of Chloe and Leidy. This week I have the pleasure to introduce to you Aneka from modernsoulsista. I found Aneka through her blog and loved what she had to offer. I just felt like I had to have her share her natural hair journey with you guys. And here she is! Tell us about you. What is your name and where are you from? I am Aneka, and I’m originally from Virginia (DMV) area, but I grew up in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Are you fully natural or still transitioning? I am fully natural. What made you decide to go natural? I became more interested in natural hair my senior year of high school, but I…

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7 Things You Should Know Before Ditching Your Relaxer

You’ve been relaxed all your life, but now you are to the point where you are seriously thinking about going back to your roots and ditching your relaxer. This can be an exciting thought but also scary. Now that mainstream media portrays a lot more women wearing their natural hair, more regular women are ditching their relaxers and going natural. I went natural not because it was cool, but because my hair needed it. First time I thought about it, I changed my mind. But now, knowing there’s a huge community of natural hair women out there ready to give support, definitely made the decision of ditching the relaxer much easier. I made the decision to go natural 5 months ago, and this is the best decision I could have made for my hair. It could be the same for you. Just know that if you are currently thinking about ditching your…

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Going Natural Is It Really For you

Going Natural, Is it really for you? It might sound like a weird question, but it’s really important you take the time to think about it. Some women decide to go natural or start transitioning impulsively. They do it just because they see beautiful pictures of natural hair without really thinking it through. But they quickly revert back to their relaxer once the going gets rough. Are you asking yourself the question yet? Is going natural really for you? Please keep in mind that I am not bashing natural hair.  That’s not what this post is about. I am a natural woman and I wear my natural hair with pride. I just would like to bring awareness to certain aspects of going natural. We all know that once you change your hair, you appearance changes as well. I want to talk about the mental and emotional aspect of going natural. I was pushed to do some…

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Natural Hair Queen Of The Week: Leidy

Hello ladies and welcome back to our weekly edition of “Share Your Natural Hair Journey“! For week number two of this segment, I am happy to introduce you the beautiful Leidy Rodriguez! When I first started my instagram account to document my hair journey, Leidy was one of the first people I connected with. I quickly realized her story was worth telling after getting to know her through her pictures and videos so I sent her an invite to participate. Just like Chloe: our first feature, I had the pleasure to ask Leidy a few question about her natural hair journey, and she was kind enough to share with us her story on going natural. By sharing with you  these ladies journeys, my hope is that you can find inspiration to keep you going or even start your own journey. So grab your coffee, kick back, relax and enjoy! Don’t forget to ask your questions…

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To Transition or To Big Chop Your Hair- Which Is Better

In the natural hair community, there’s the never-ending debate whether or not it’s better to transition or to big chop to natural hair. When I made the decision to go natural, I asked myself just like everyone else, which option would be better for me. Would it be better for me to transition or to big chop my hair? After giving it some thought, I decided transitioning was a better option. I came to the decision after going over several scenarios in my head. Five months later, I feel myself nearing the point where transitioning is no longer an option, and it’s probably time for me to big chop my hair. A lot of you are currently considering going natural (probably why you’re reading this article). And with that, you are now wondering whether it’s better for you to transition or to big chop your hair once and for all. There is nothing wrong with…

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