How long have you been natural & is it what you expected?
Melissa: 6 years! Yes, I love it! My family didn’t get it at first, but after they saw how much I loved and embraced it they decided to as well.
What stage are you at in your natural hair journey & how did you transition?
Melissa OMG, I’ve cut my hair so much I don’t even know what stage I would call this. I love trying different styles, I get bored easily. Curly kinky I would say. I’m not really into the whole numbering system. I have my moms hair in certain areas and dad’s hair in others. I big chopped after a year of wearing styles to manipulate.
What are some struggles your natural hair presented for you ?
Melissa After college I had a few struggles with working in “Corporate America” and how they thought I should look.
Did you ever feel like you had to compensate for being natural?
Melissa No, never! I feel my natural hair helped my style, I’m more free and funky now when it comes to how I dress.