Tell us about your natural hair journey

I have been natural for almost 10 years now and have done everything thing under the sun to my hair other than locs. I guess you can say I’ve actually done those also if faux locs count.

I’ve experimented and experimented with my hair color, cut, and style in an infinite number of ways. I enjoy being natural because there is no such thing as “I can’t” or “I can’t” do anything with my hair. It’s been a trip, to be honest.

What are some misconceptions about 4c hair?

I believe one of the most common misconceptions about 4c hair is that it isn’t soft or manageable. We are well aware that this is not the case. My spouse enjoys laying in my hair, oiling my scalp and parting it for me. Strangers (which is strange) have actually touched my hair and been completely enchanted by its texture (true story).

What advice would you give to a woman who is thinking about going natural?

I’d say, “Just do it.

Looks can be deceptive, I suppose. I’ve had people charge me more or refuse to see me when they mistake my hair texture for something else, claiming it was too difficult. If only others understood the loveliness of 4c hair. It’s a shame on them if they don’t.