scr

ebony clark

Ebony Clark, also known as EClark6, is one of the most inspiring naturalistas on the Net! As a long-time follower and admirer I was super duper excited--giddy, really--to interview her!

Her natural hair journey is definitely a source of inspiration for literally thousands of women and her humble spirit is so welcoming you can't help but to love her!

Take a look at how personal her hair journey was to her and how important positive energy is to her success.

1. Introduce yourself!
My name is Ebony, and live in Norcross, GA! I'm a writer, an artist, super nerd, chronic researcher, I'm blown away by God's creations, and I adore animals.
2. How long have you been natural?
When I was a sophomore in college (1998), I met a freshmen that had already been wearing her hair natural for about a year. Her strength and pride in her hair lit a flame within me! It made me wonder why I was still getting touch ups! I started to become cognizant of women of other races and the role their hair played in their lives. It made me wonder why black women, in general, were so enslaved by relaxers. 
It took me about a year or two to actually cut my hair, but I did it with only 3-4 months of new growth. I LOVED it!...It was that dreaded "in between" phase that brought it all to a halt. It wasn't long and it wasn't short and cute anymore, so I relaxed it again. I immediately regretted it!
Fast forward to 2005...There was a shift in my spiritual walk, which made me want to show God how much I appreciated His creation, as is! So, in March 2005, I decided that I wasn't relaxing my hair anymore. It was apart of my journey to becoming more organic, as a person, overall.  
After a year of transitioning, I wore curly styles such as rods, roller sets, twist outs, etc. to keep my hair from breaking and to keep my sanity! With time, it became harder to deal with the two textures, so I knew I couldn't go longer than a year.
When the time came to cut it, I cried like a baby! I have no idea why because the first time I big chopped, my hair was much shorter and I didn't shed a tear. That year put me right back at the in between phase that I ran from the first time! Ironic, isn't it?

  • 1 of 4
0 Comments

Social