Hey AFROCHICK! What can I say? I’m really lovin’ your magazine! I’m so happy that black women everywhere are starting to embrace their natural hair patterns and their cultural identity. My natural hair care journey began about six months ago with youtube and the Aha! moment that I was destroying my kinky strands (one of the very things that makes me unique and beautiful in this world (besides my deep, mahogany skin)) with what Delmetria Millener calls “creamy crack.”
I don’t make videos, but I’m an avid follower of Naptural85 and Kimmaytube, and let’s just say I’m slowly transitioning my hair (and my mindset) to more of a natural way of doing things . Although I would definitely have to say that my process of change began a long time before now. As an undergrad, I was rocking a head scarf across UNT’s campus when it wasn’t necessarily popular to do so, which led many people to seek out the answer why.
Most people assumed that I was either from another country, or doing it for religious purposes. I would laugh and say, no, my hair’s just tired from all the processing that it’s been through . I just remember all the puzzled looks I would get from people lol. So, I can definitely relate to all of the women who were bold enough to share their personal experiences in this magazine. (And I love the natural hair care tips!) Girl, I’m already looking forward to the next issue…I think that this mag needs to go mainstream...
- Dawn Mckenzie | Denton, Texas