Where do you live?
J: I live in Virginia but I REP Ghana! Right now I’m just going to school and taking care of my baby girl.
Why did you make the decision to go natural?
J: I went natural because I was fed up with having to relax my hair every month.
When and how did you transition into natural hair?
J: I did my big chop in January 2008. I stopped getting relaxers for 5–6 months, then I let my cousin cut off all the relaxed and damaged hair. Going natural has made me soo much more stronger and livelier. The only mistake I made was not going natural sooner!
What’s the best/most effective thing you do for your hair?
J: I have found that my hair is at its best when freshly washed.
What do you use in your hair?
J: I am still experimenting.
How does your hair express who you are?
J: My natural hair symbolizes where I come from.