Natural Expression: What made you decide to go natural? Why?
NotoriousLYNappy1: I was twenty-something and I got tired of people imposing on me their expectations for my hair. My attitude towards my hair was virtually care free and I couldn't see the point in continuing the unpleasant experience of getting relaxers for "special occasions" or family events when I knew, outside of those events, I wasn't going to maintain that straightness in my hair. The price for professional kinky twists kept going up, and regardless of how long I could manage to keep them in- I was a frugal, border-line broke full-time college student with 2 dogs and 2.5 jobs! lol Spending outlandishly on my hair was not what was up!
Natural Expression: What would you tell someone who's considering natural hair? And why they should?
NotoriousLYNappy1: For Transitioners, the Naturally-Curious, and newly naturals: I have a couple of tips!
- I would encourage them the really think about and acknowledge the reasons why they want to make the change and how it benefits them. Remember that it's Your Hair. Your Choice. The decision to go natural has to be made for you and you alone.
- YOU are your hairs best advocate. Educate yourself and do your research. Don't be afraid to experiment. You should be knowledgeable and capable of performing or explaining all aspects of your .
NotoriousLYNappy1: Be Beautiful! Be You!