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Hair Article Interview for a Journalism Class

Hey ladies,

I am a natural and have been for 3 years now!! I will never go back to a chemical again. I feel free and ABSOLUTELY love who I am.

So this is why I am writing a feature story on African American women and being natural for my journalism feature writing course. I am a student at Eastern Michigan University.

If ANYONE would love to volunteer to share their own personal story on making the decision on being natural, reasons for why, how long and how the journey has been for you, please let me know. My professor will also need contact information ( name/email address). You can be hair stylists, beauty store owners, and from all backgrounds.

BTW, my name is Monica Porter and my email address is monicadp@umich.edu. The story deadline is June 25th. Many thanks and appreciation in advance.
:love4:
Oils: EVOO, Grapeseed and sometimes Coconut Oil
Gel: EcoStyler Olive Oil or the Clear
Deep Conditioner: The Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Deep Condition adding honey and EVOO to it.
Shampoo: Creme of Nature Moisturizing Argan Oil
Leave-In: SheaMoisture (FAV)
Co-washing: ANY VO5, Suave Tropical Coconut Clarifying, Tresemme Natura

3C, thick and natural since 2010!

Comments

  • multicultcurlymulticultcurly Posts: 5,132Registered Users
    I recommend posting this on the 4 board, even the 3 board if you want more diversity in curl type.

    Sent from my HTCEVOV4G using CurlTalk App
    3b/c, medium-coarse, low porosity, high density
    HG: Jessicurl Too Shea and Kinky Curly Curling Custard
    Shampoo: nonsulfate shampoo and Suave Naturals sulfate shampoo when needed
  • monicadp40monicadp40 Posts: 10Registered Users
    I recommend posting this on the 4 board, even the 3 board if you want more diversity in curl type.

    Sent from my HTCEVOV4G using CurlTalk App
    Hey thanks :). i will do that.
    :love4:
    Oils: EVOO, Grapeseed and sometimes Coconut Oil
    Gel: EcoStyler Olive Oil or the Clear
    Deep Conditioner: The Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Deep Condition adding honey and EVOO to it.
    Shampoo: Creme of Nature Moisturizing Argan Oil
    Leave-In: SheaMoisture (FAV)
    Co-washing: ANY VO5, Suave Tropical Coconut Clarifying, Tresemme Natura

    3C, thick and natural since 2010!
  • LauraimesLauraimes Posts: 880Registered Users
    Just to be sure: your focus is on African American women? Otherwise I'd be happy to help you out :)
    F - LP - HD - NE
    Fine, low porosity, high density, normal elasticity
    Hairtype 2c

    Low poo: Petal Fresh Organics Rosemary & Mint Volumizing Shampoo
    Protein: Colorful Neutral Protein Filler
    Detangler/RO: KCKT (winter) or Curl Junkie Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil (summer)
    Styling: KCCC

    Beauty Is Not a Number
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    Same here. I was this close to chemically straightening my hair before I found the curly girl method. I kept thinking, "there has to be an easier way!"
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • monicadp40monicadp40 Posts: 10Registered Users
    dusalocks wrote: »
    Same here. I was this close to chemically straightening my hair before I found the curly girl method. I kept thinking, "there has to be an easier way!"
    Hello,

    Thank you for your message.

    Yes i think I might try a different angle. So if you would like to include the following information I would appreciate it.

    Your own personal story on making the decision on being natural, reasons why, how long and how the journey has been for you, please let me know.
    :love4:
    Oils: EVOO, Grapeseed and sometimes Coconut Oil
    Gel: EcoStyler Olive Oil or the Clear
    Deep Conditioner: The Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Deep Condition adding honey and EVOO to it.
    Shampoo: Creme of Nature Moisturizing Argan Oil
    Leave-In: SheaMoisture (FAV)
    Co-washing: ANY VO5, Suave Tropical Coconut Clarifying, Tresemme Natura

    3C, thick and natural since 2010!
  • monicadp40monicadp40 Posts: 10Registered Users
    Lauraimes wrote: »
    Just to be sure: your focus is on African American women? Otherwise I'd be happy to help you out :)
    Hello,

    Thank you for your message.

    Yes i think I might try a different angle. So if you would like to include the following information I would appreciate it.

    Your own personal story on making the decision on being natural, reasons why, how long and how the journey has been for you, please let me know.
    :love4:
    Oils: EVOO, Grapeseed and sometimes Coconut Oil
    Gel: EcoStyler Olive Oil or the Clear
    Deep Conditioner: The Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Deep Condition adding honey and EVOO to it.
    Shampoo: Creme of Nature Moisturizing Argan Oil
    Leave-In: SheaMoisture (FAV)
    Co-washing: ANY VO5, Suave Tropical Coconut Clarifying, Tresemme Natura

    3C, thick and natural since 2010!
  • monicadp40monicadp40 Posts: 10Registered Users
    I posted a thread yesterday asking for a little help with an interview needed for a Journalism class and only two responses. I truly appreciate the feedback from those two users, but I need a little more.

    Maybe I didn't explain myself very well. I am an African American natural of 3 years looking for others like myself to help contribute to my article. It is about African American women or women in general that have chosen to were their hair without chemicals. So a little background info would be:

    (1) Why did you chose to where your in its natural state?
    (2) How long have you been natural/curly?
    (3) How has the journey been wearing your hair this way?

    Thank you.
    :love4:
    Oils: EVOO, Grapeseed and sometimes Coconut Oil
    Gel: EcoStyler Olive Oil or the Clear
    Deep Conditioner: The Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Deep Condition adding honey and EVOO to it.
    Shampoo: Creme of Nature Moisturizing Argan Oil
    Leave-In: SheaMoisture (FAV)
    Co-washing: ANY VO5, Suave Tropical Coconut Clarifying, Tresemme Natura

    3C, thick and natural since 2010!
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    monica, how lengthy do you want our responses to be? a couple of paragraphs or do you want more detail? Also would be we post our responses here or PM you? I can write a full page's worth (mini essay) if that's what you'd like.
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • monicadp40monicadp40 Posts: 10Registered Users
    dusalocks wrote: »
    monica, how lengthy do you want our responses to be? a couple of paragraphs or do you want more detail? Also would be we post our responses here or PM you? I can write a full page's worth (mini essay) if that's what you'd like.
    Thanks,

    A mini essay will be fine. Yes you can pm me if you like. Actually this might be better based on me needing your name and email address for my professor. She will be following up on our sources. My email address again is monicadp@umich.edu.
    :love4:
    Oils: EVOO, Grapeseed and sometimes Coconut Oil
    Gel: EcoStyler Olive Oil or the Clear
    Deep Conditioner: The Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Deep Condition adding honey and EVOO to it.
    Shampoo: Creme of Nature Moisturizing Argan Oil
    Leave-In: SheaMoisture (FAV)
    Co-washing: ANY VO5, Suave Tropical Coconut Clarifying, Tresemme Natura

    3C, thick and natural since 2010!
  • LauraimesLauraimes Posts: 880Registered Users
    Monica, do you still need input? I wanted to respond earlier but there were some personal circumstances during my exam period so the past week has been extremely crazy. I know your articles is almost due so I can imagine it might be a bit last minute. Let me know.
    F - LP - HD - NE
    Fine, low porosity, high density, normal elasticity
    Hairtype 2c

    Low poo: Petal Fresh Organics Rosemary & Mint Volumizing Shampoo
    Protein: Colorful Neutral Protein Filler
    Detangler/RO: KCKT (winter) or Curl Junkie Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil (summer)
    Styling: KCCC

    Beauty Is Not a Number