Day 2 of the #31Writenow challenge just happens to coincide with First Friday Feature. This month’s feature is the beautiful “Long Natural Hair”. If you spend just a few hours on her page, you’ll be able to sense her warm, inviting nature. As a plus, her hair is GORG!
Meet “Long Natural Hair”.
1) Please introduce yourself? What would you like the readers to know about you?
Hi everyone, I’m the creator of Long Natural Hair fb page. I returned to my natural hair 4 years 3 months ago. I was born in Jamaica and live in Canada; I am married to my soul-mate for 15 years and together for 17.
I’m a vegetarian who stays away from dairy products, processed foods and refined sugar. I spent a lot of money and precious time getting my hair “did” at the hair salon relaxed/weaved/ braided/twisted/colored. My relaxed hair was about shoulder length and I was watching a music video “hot steppa” and saw a beautiful model with very low natural hair and I decided to cut all my relaxed hair off and go natural. I didn’t know anything about a TWA then, I just felt the need to return natural.
My hairstylist didn’t want to cut off my hair but she did and and I loved it (my hairstylist thought I was crazy to cut off all my hair, but guess what she did the same and started to wear her hair natural and very short too). After a while I relaxed my hair again, but 4 years ago I decided to return to natural and will never relax my hair again. I truly love my natural hair.
2) What do you love most about being natural? Have you had any challenges?
I love the freedom I feel with having my natural hair. I feel as if I have truly accepted the coils that grow from my roots unconditionally. I wear my mane of natural hair as it were a crown given to me through my DNA and by my ancestors. I wear my natural hair as it is a badge of honor and a showing to the world of my strength and love of self.
In the beginning of my journey I got to know my natural roots and how to care for them. I was never taught how to manage my natural hair, so I had to learn through experience and through my experiences came knowledge. Now I understand when my hair doesn’t like a product or just loves a product and it’s a great feeling.
3) How do you care for your hair? What’s your go-to style?
I deep condition my hair with regular store bought mayo by applying the mayo thoroughly throughout my hair and cover my hair with two plastic caps for about 30-45mins and then rinse thoroughly. I do tie my hair every night with a satin tie and usually use the banding method to stretch my hair. Whenever I want a super stretch I stretch my hair with yarn. My go-to style is two strand twists, I love them.
4) Has wearing your hair natural changed you in any way?
5) If you could give some advice to your “pre-natural” self, what would it be?
6) Is there anything else you’d like to share?
I want all women to understand and know this, “you must be confident in all you do. Know that you’re beautiful created by the inventor of beauty and God makes no mistakes”.
7) Where are you on social media? Please share your links with us.
If you’d like to be considered for First Friday Feature, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “FFF” in the subject line.
Until next time