A Hair Story: Michael Stutson (@StuddaBudda)
Natural Expression: How long have you been Natural?
Studda Budda: I've been going natural for about 6 yrs. When I think about it, I started growing my hair naturally for a year. I'll say around '04...got it dreaded up for about 3 years, and then cut it out of stupidity, and just 2 go wit a natural fro for a year. Coming up on my one year anniversary next month.
|Natural Expression: How did you go natural? BC, Transition, Locs |
Natural Expression: Did going natural change you in any way?
Studda Budda: Yeah, I feel as if it humbled me....made me see the world in a different manner....less toward the materialistic aspect, and giving me a more creative outlook on life.
Natural Expression: What would you tell someone who's considering Natural hair? And why they should?
Studda Budda: I'd say try it. Why not? It's just hair!
Natural Expression: What products are you currently using?
Studda Budda: Umm...an Australian Black Bee's Wax, Jamaican Lime and Mango Twist & Lock, and Carol's Daughter Loc Butter.
Natural Expression: What's your hair regimen now & your favorite ?
Studda Budda: I work in front of people so I try 2 twist my hair every morning and every night 2 try and catch the new growth. I get lazy most of the time so I try and get into a real beauty shop at least once a month.
Studda Budda: Probably the biggest thing was...I grew out of my fitted caps. So I gotta buy a new set of hats, but other than that...the first stage is always the hardest, waiting for your hair 2 lock. So looking 4 the dug-rag after a long night of partying is probably the biggest obstacle.
Natural Expression: What have you learned about your hair? What mistakes have you made?
Studda Budda: I've learned, always at least try 2 keep it up. It's like the more respect you show for yourself, the more it shows through your hair. Even when times got had I would go 2 work and people would say, "I really like your hair," and it made me forget about everything I was going through and appreciate life. Twisting my hair in the morning, and feeling the sun-rays warm my chocolate skin has become one of my favorite times of the day. It gives me time 2 myself, 2 think, 2 plan, and be grateful for what I have...so with that being said, my biggest mistake has probably been not taking out any quality time for myself.
Natural Expression: Where can you be found (blog, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc.)?
Studda Budda: Holla at me on my Twitter yo @StuddaBudda and around OKC tryin 2 sell some cds :)
I want to thank you for sharing your "Hair Story" to inspire and encourage Naturals everywhere. Especially those who are locking it up. Much Love to you Buddy and may you continue to see growth! :-)
-Shren, Natural Expression