Hello my name is Pursia I am 26 years old and I am a Natural Girl That Rocks!!! I am married and have three children. My husband is in the military stationed in Fort Benning, Georgia and I also work on Fort Benning as a General Clerk. I started my natural hair journey in September 2011 I went from long permed hair to a short boy haircut! Of course I came home and my husband was in total disbelief. I love being natural and all the complements that I receive about my hair. I live on The Natural Girls Rock website and Youtube!! Going through this experience has made me very humble. I will not be introducing a perm to my daughter but rather have her to embrace and love her natural self!!! Thank you for this website and Thank you for reviewing my entry!!!
Hey there! My name is Ebony. I am 33 years old and I am resident of Norcross, GA. I have a passion for art, theatre, photography, writing, and bringing out the best in people. I've been relaxer free for 7.5 years, and I LOVE it. An old friend from college inspired me to go natural in 1999/2000. I big chopped after transitioning for about two to three months, but unfortunately it lasted all of one year. It was all fun and games when it was really short, but when I encountered the "in between" stage I didn't know what to do with it. I wasn't prepared. At the time, I had no idea where to seek inspiration or guidance. YouTube didn't exist. It was very discouraging and I started to hate the way I looked, so caved and relaxed my hair again. I regretted it the second I did it, but I sucked it up because it was too late. Even though I'd re-relaxed, the seed had been planted and I knew I'd eventually return to my natural hair.
Hey Natural Girls Rock! I am Carnella “Coco Natural” Harvey and after I transitioned for a year, I did my Big Chop and my hair, who I have dubbed “Ms. Stella” was born on June 18, 2011 J When I made the decision to become natural, I had enormous amounts of support from family and friends. I am a social worker here in Atlanta, Georgia, and was STILL very nervous when I walked out of my house wearing naturally curly styles while I was transitioning. I wasn’t comfortable with my coworkers seeing my hair in its natural state. There were so many remarks that made me feel as I was making a HUGE statement by going natural. They told me “you can have that natural thang girl” or they would ask “so you really gonna do the “natural” hair thing for real?”
I pressed on, and I began to RE-learn all about my natural hair, and soon I was feeling excited about showing the world the beauty in my natural hair is in all its unique curliness. Since I have been wearing all natural styles for the past year, I have so many women at work confide in me about their own joy and fears to embracing their own natural hair. It is refreshing to know I’m not alone with the feelings I experienced on my Journey to Natural Hair Freedom. I enjoy making video tutorials and product reviews for women with natural hair. One of my goals is to empower women to feel comfortable with embracing their hair in its naturally curly glory.
Hello All, My name is Brooke and I thrive on helping others in any way that I can. Im currently employed by Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Inc, an organization that helps mold girls into leaders of today, tomorrow, and the future. I have been natural for almost 3 years and I have enjoyed my journey back to my roots :) One thing it has revealed to me that as a mother of a young child (3 1/2yo) I want her to be comfortable in her own skin/hair before experimenting with additions. I believe that when we introduce them at too young of an age you set a precedent that their hair isn't "pretty/good" enough. Self-love should come before enhancements or children won't understand.
Hey Natural Beauties!!! My name is Joy. I am a 39 year old stay at home mom and full-time student. I have been given the precious gifts of four children (2 girls and 2 boys who range in ages 21, 18, 10, and 5) as well as a wonderful husband, who are my greatest inspiration and cheerleaders regarding my natural hair journey.
I have for the past 14 years worn my hair in either a texturized buzz cut or a relaxed pixie cut while dabbling here and there with weaves and braids, yet secretly being intrigued and in awe of my stunningly beautiful, confident and proud natural “sistas” and their tresses. It was not until this past October because of a conversation that I had with my 10 year old daughter, however, that I decided to fully commit myself to growing my hair out in its natural state from my buzz cut and no longer texturize/relax my hair. As I was combing and styling her hair that day, I remarked about how beautiful and pretty her hair was. She looked at me matter-of-factly and said, “Well Mommy if you stop putting that relaxer in your hair, it could be pretty like mine too!” Talk about a wake-up call!!! Knowing that mothers are who girls get their first sense of beauty from, I want to not only be lip service but a tangible, living, breathing example to my girls of loving their beautifully and wonderfully made selves JUST as God created them no matter the length or texture of their hair nor the color or tone of their skin.
Although it has taken me some time and numerous study sessions of YouTube videos to figure out how to care for my hair, I can honestly say that I am actually “giddy” on a DAILY basis when I look in the mirror and see how healthy and beautiful my curls are! I too am stopped regularly, whether at the grocery store, book store, post office, etc. and either complimented on or asked about how I take care of my hair. Although I am always thrilled to pieces to talk about my natural hair journey, whether people complimented me or not, I still would not have it any other way. You see, as corny as it may sound, I have found that this natural hair journey in and of itself has led me to have an even deeper joy and appreciation of myself as one of God’s “one of a kind never duplicated fabulous masterpieces” from the crown of my curly coiled head to the sole of my feet…and doggone it if He says I’m ROCKIN’ in my natural beauty that He Himself uniquely designed, then who can DARE say otherwise!!!
It is this type of bubbling over joy and love of one’s FABULOUSLY NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL self that I would consider an honor and a privilege to share if chosen to represent Natural Girls Rock!!! Peace and Blessings!!!
My name is Brandi (aka Bran or Nicole). I am 28 and originally from Indianapolis, IN. Yes, lol, there are black people in Indiana. I have been natural for 1 year, 1 month, 5 days, 22 minutes... but who's counting right? I currently reside in Atlanta, GA where God has placed me to fulfill His will for my life. As I walk in His will, I learn more about myself everyday and grow more as a person who knows what it really means to be love, serve others, and be a living example of a Christ-like life. When I decided to go natural, I had no big testimony of how broken my permed hair was, how dye had damaged my tresses or how expensive salons were for relaxed women. My testimony came after I went natural. The natural community has taught me so much about myself, my hair, and others. I've learned how to take care of my precious, so precious Fro that I affectionately call "my Joy"; I've learned how to make my own hair products from all natural and/or organic ingredients. But the most important thing I've learned during my journey is patience, communication with others who want to help me along my journey, or those who need help as they go through their natural hair journey, and to take it one day at a time no matter what is. My hair has taught me to go with the flow... some days are good hair days, some days are bad hair days, and some days are "don't you dare leave the house looking like who did it and what for" hair days. But with each new day, I have new hair, new styling tips, and a renewed sense of ME. I'm loving every second of it, and I wouldn't trade it for the world. It took me awhile to get here... and I have a ways to go... but I'm embracing it, I'm loving it, and I'm ROCKING IT! Naturally
Hi, My name is Dionne and I am a competitive and fun loving business professional who enjoys spending time with genuine people and loves to live life to the fullest while taking advantage of every opportunity afforded to me. I've always been told that I 'missed my calling' to be a model so here I am, giving it a shot!
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