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Hair Diary: Maiya B.

We spotted this hair diary on OnSugar blog Naturally Obsessed. Here's an excerpt from a Q&A with a woman who's taken her hair natural:
When and why did you decide to go natural?

I have actually attempted to go natural twice before.  The first time was when I was 16, after graduating from high school. The second time was when I was 19 years old.  Neither time did I take the journey to natural hair BLISS as seriously as this third time!  My last perm was in April 2008 and I BC'd [did the "big chop"] in September of 2008 and wore my hair in a mohawk for about a year.  I decided to go natural because I was tired of living my life around my hair.  I just went swimming for the first time in years because when I had a perm, I didn't want to mess up my hair.  When I looked back at my childhood pictures when I was permed, I saw my kinky curly hair healthy, full and all the way down my back. I said to myself, "THAT is me! This perm is NOT!"  I am putting my foot down and embracing Maiya as God created her!

Want to find out more about going natural? Just visit Naturally Obsessed for more pictures, and while you're checking out the community, why not start your own OnSugar blog?

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CandiAnnie28 CandiAnnie28 6 years
I'm in transition and these tips are truly helpful and encouraging coming from such a beautful confident woman such as yourself...rock on!
SharBella SharBella 6 years
It looks so good on you!! Congrats! And welcome to the natural diva club =)
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
Good for you! You and your hair are beautiful!
soapbox soapbox 6 years
Love the post! I've always wanted to do this, but never had the guts.
risqueredhead risqueredhead 6 years
her eyebrows and hair are so perfect.
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 6 years
I've stopped perming my hair, but I still flat iron it. I'm just into the look of kinky hair. It's not really my style.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 6 years
I'm transitioning! Edie's right. It's good to see you here!
Edie-J-Blige Edie-J-Blige 6 years
thanks for posting this! I'm so glad to see this because it can be so hard to find hair posts for girls of color, and I'm often frustrated as to what to do with my hair. Rock on, Maiya B! Oh and I LOVE that hydrangea hair flower...gotta get me one! ;)
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