Samantha: Hair Crush of the Week

2014-03-12 12:02:05

Samantha: Hair Crush of the Week

Samantha chats about overcoming her childhood desire for relaxed hair and learning to embrace her coils as she got older.

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Were you a slow transitioner or a Big Chopper & why?

I have been natural all my life. Growing up my parents told me that I couldn't get a relaxer because they didn't want to pay for the upkeep it requires, so I had to go without one. As I got older I started to realize that I even though I had my own money to pay for one, I really didn't need one so I just stayed natural.

Had you always embraced your texture?

I did not always embrace my texture. It was difficult growing up and going to school with all the other girls who had relaxers. I was envious of the styles they wore. I was going through middle and high school in the early 90s and I remember wanting the finger waves and the French rolls that the girls used to wear back then. My parents used to let me get my hair pressed on special occasions, but it wasn't the same. I didn't start liking my hair texture until I got older and started to experiment with it more.

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