Wednesday, January 19, 2011

LoveBrownSugar Feature: Natural Expressions

Special thanks to Alice of Diary of a Kinky Curly Transitioner for posting a super cute "Natural Expressions" feature on me and on my natural hair journey. Here's a snippet of the Q&A:

Christina of Love Brown Sugar, a fantastic fashion blog, recently went natural. Yay! If you love the fashion spreads in Honey Magazine or enjoy articles in Uptown Magazine there is a good chance you’ve been looking at and loving her work!

Is there anywhere we can find you? Youtube, twitter, facebook, blog?

You can find me primarily at www.LoveBrownSugar.com. I’m also a social media addict so I tweet at Twitter.com/LoveBrownSugar and post updates to my Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/LoveBrownSugar/265959727218

I’m slowly getting into the Youtube thing. I want to start tutorials soon, but right now it’s mostly my celebrity interviews from fashion week and beyond: Youtube.com/LoveBrownSugarTV

Tell me a little about your hair journey–when did you get your first relaxer? What inspired you to big chop, etc.

I got my first kiddie relaxer when I was in 2nd grade. I remember because I came into school the next day bouncing and smiling because I could shake my hair around like the girls on the Just For Me commercials. And I maintained relaxed hair all the way up until my senior year in high school. After my senior prom I had severe damage to my strands from wearing weaves and extensions, so I decided (since I was going to college and wouldn’t have the $ to maintain a relaxer) I would just grow it out. So I did and I stayed natural for all 4 years. Until I graduated and became part of the “grown up” world, working in Corporate America and scared I might not fit i with curls. So I relaxed again, and less than weeks later I regret it. And so in November 2010, I decided to Big Chop for the second time. I’m convinced this will be my last!

Read the rest HERE and please comment! I'd love to see them. Alice also has some nice tips & tricks on her page for newly natural girls like myself, so be sure to check it out!
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  1. Your natural hair is so cute! :)

  2. @Alice No thank YOU for the feature :)

    @Toria Thanks so much! Means alot to me. It's been quite the adjustment lol

  3. Oh man i know this story.
    I got mine in grade six.
    Got damaged and i threw in whatever made me happy without taking care of mine.
    Threw in braids for college then was forced into it by my bridezilla sister.
    I know your pain.
    Its really lovely to see girls like you out there with our hair.

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