Earthy Natural: SEPT. 2014 UPDATES!
Earthy Natural: SEPT. 2014 UPDATES!(Blk-Strandz) avatar
A child of God. Conscious individual. Educator. Young professional. Mommy of a 1st grader :)

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Got my first relaxer at age 10. Subsequently for 12 years, chemical straightening was a routine part of my hair care regimen. My hair was thriving, thick and "long" -- never shorter than shoulder length, however it never seemed to grow longer than that either. I was content.

Until April 2009 - as if a long over due epiphany - something just clicked in my head ----- rather, transformed in my mind... I could not properly justify WHY I was subjecting my hair to an abnormal process 3-4 times a year. Why continue blindly pursuing an impossible "standard" of beauty [straight hair]? One that will never grow out of my scalp.

WHY?!? For no good reason, I was habitually rejecting my crown and glory that God blessed me with. So, I made a decision to stop relaxing and discover my natural hair...Tag along if you'd like.

Last relaxer: 3/25/09

Transitioned 23.5 weeks.

Big Chopped: September 5, 2009
General Information
Profile:
Personal
Since:
Sunday, June 3, 2007
Gender:
Female gender
Tags:
coily hair, kinky hair, afro, wiry hair, tightly coiled hair, textured, natural hair, 4A, 4B.
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Just stopping by Fotki!
2 years 9 months ago
My Cities
Current:
Hometown:
Background & Lifestyle
Sexual orientation:
Straight
Smoking:
Non-smoker
Drinking:
I never drink
Children:
Proud parent
Education:
College graduate
Ethnicity:
Black/African descent
Religion:
Christian - other
Interests & Personality
Interests:
Church, Black history, cooking, listening to NPR, sewing for beginners lol
Music:
Gospel, R&B, Reggae, Smooth Jazz, Classical, Neo-Soul
Books:
Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America; Miseducation of the Negro; Fire Next Time; Up From Slavery; Native Son; Invisible Man; Who Switched Off My Brain? Caroline Leaf; Financial Peace by Dave Ramsey
Friends:
Deecoily, UrbanPrincess *TheUncommonBeauty.blogspot.com*, Nappy Nelle, Cmesweet *regimen update*, Erin, Chicoro, Natural-Ree, Sensiu, ~*TIFFANYANTT IS LOC-ING HER HAIR*~, Tia, Sera25 (2nd Album):No PW-7 Yrs Natural 3-10-11*, DefinitionofLove, Miss Lo is on! ~Youtube.com/loquacious85, Natural Aries, Liberate, Godsflowerrr ... www.HealthyHairJourney.com, Updates, Updates, Updates 9-2012, ChelWren~ New Pics @ s1062.photobucket.com/albums/, CorporateNapps: Catch me on YouTube@ CorporateNaps, La Loz, *~LibraGoddeSs~* BC-[02.01.11]-Updates[10.13.11], Updated! 4/2013, Amazing Beauty, Afroqueenshae Visit: www.AFRONIQUELYU.com, Sweetygemie, Ms-gg find me on youtube and frostoppa.com, MsLala, EbonyPrincessH **UPDATED Dec 2011**, JayBby04 ***New Updates 11/18/2012 Aug-Nov***, NaturaLei **AUGUST 2010 UPDATES**, Livin2Luv, Fxybrwn78 (New Feb-Jun '12 Updates), Angelfire3♥ ♥ ♥ ♥6 Yr Nappiversary 9/29/12, LJoyner(New JoyneDesigns www.joynedesigns.etsy.com, J'adore, LNDimples, UPDATES: NappyBeauty---www.youtube.com/keke52284, Thegirltolove-June 2010 "Totally Twisted", ((((RMichelleM)))) April Updates, tocktick *will be on hiatus for quite a while*, HerBestHair, Nappyism *updates 10/15/13*, SugarySnowPea*12/4/10 Finally BACK!*, BeautifulBrwnBabyDol-(Please vote for me ANNM)!!!, www.keepitkinky.net – Hair to Stay, TR_NYC | UPDATED 08/21, Whatawhat, Mikaela- approaching 5 yrs natural!, BCUDiva07**UPDATE-3/14/09** New Pics yall!!!!!!, Been gone for a minute! 7/09 Updates, nappygyal [5th month locing], Soulsista934 **~Updated July 8th, 2012!!~**, J'safraidofmoons, Mooks-hair is on Instagram Mookshair99, LilBit010 {-Dec. 11 Updates!-}, Jadedpoet69/ 5 Years Naptural and newly loc'd, Candice *Apr 09- Updates*, thecreativelady, **Ehfreema!!!, Tayekier **mini update JUL 2012**, Nevergiveup's blogging www.cherishmydaughter.com, Nappturally P****Updates Finally!!!!!!!!, Rocky91, Amante (Updates!), Mwedzi, Ajlulover, Ghanamami Updates 18 months Natural and loving it!, CHEEKQUEEN- ATTEMPTING to make a comeback...2011, Firstladytj (3 Years Natural), Debbiesdaughter, HairCrush, New Locs .... Rebirth 7/15 pics coming soon, Larutan, QueenVictoria *UPDATED 3/5!*, Mandy4610, Browneyez22, Dtownjbrown (Updated Mar 8th, finally!!!), Thicktjt88~ New updates 1 year Anniversary!!!, Caramelhoney01, Lovinit is embracing her NAPPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, NappeeGoddess, TRY MY SHEA BUTTER AT http://www.heavilyrooted.com, Blakathaberry ( BC UPDATES 07/06/10), Belle Muse, Islandkiss *Afrodiety* <3, RelaxerRelease, Glamorousbrown, Ekaette- wigging it up, Copa-canary, MizzBrit |Natural|, MissLondon, NowIAmNappy 4-2-13 updates, mymy, BekkaPoo-found my cam again, KCcurly (www.newlynatural.com), Queen Lanii, Nappyroots March updates!!, New Feature on Blog, check it out!, Simjam, SisterCurl will be back soon, **NicoleMonique** , Afrodisiac_W...365-day Photo Journey has started!, NaturallyNiké, Thaidreams, Bermudabeauty 3 years down on to year 4, Jazzy, Shellabug, Risse, His First Lady 21 months on this journey, ♥LolasCurls♥:All Natural now! BC 4/Aug/2012, McWifey September 2013 Updates!, Luvnmycurls-- Fall 2010 updates!!!, ~JayYTtee~, Neith, Melrose627, American Beauty *1/16 Updates", Tiki-Blue, Destined2BeNatural (Updates! Updates! Updates!), Touchedhands (New updates), Pmrannie, KayKay10001~~~2014 Updates!!!, Winonahorton, Canarsiechik88, Butterflyz, Nappy Writer Dame - www.MakeupTheoryWorkshops.com, It's been a long time FOTKI, *NappturalCoverGirl*, AmberNicole...updated 11/4/10...straight hair!, Afrofantastic!, **Chan** Started Microbraid locs, AfroIsland- Protective Styling to WL!!, Luvmynaps1, Starlighttg99, Nettyboop, pookinapp16 on YouTube, Chaka-locked n loaded, MsNaijaGal, Mo Naturale - New Pics Oct. 2011, India-Shuanta, SummerBreeze76 *August 2011 updates*, HppynNppy, Happy-2-B-Nappy, Rachoandjaso, April 2nd updates, ANUME, Blkcoil87 2013 updates!!!, Sista-Bri-Nappy-in-NYC, sweetnapsha, Updates coming soon!, Kinksncurls - New Pics!!!, ...and 157 friends more