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What with all the recent talk of single black women and triflin’ black men, I thought it was time to inject a lil’ positivity into the situation. And my friend Briana, over at Boutique Unique
, is going to help me do it!
Email photos of you and your boo to firstname.lastname@example.org (put “Love is in the Hair” in the header). I will post them as I receive them and at the end of the day I’ll select a winner at random to receive a beautiful vintage ring, compliments of Boutique Unique.
There are no rules to this giveaway except that your hair must be natural in the picture you submit 🙂 I’ll get the ball rolling…
Ria & hubby Nyles
We have been married over five years. My husband and I have both had locs and loose hair and he is the biggest cheerleader of my natural hair obsession. I’ve been natural 7 years and he said my hair was one of the things that drew him to me.
Tiffany & hubby Kevin
We have been together for a little over 2 years, and married for five months! I just decided to go natural in January, He has been more than supportive!
Harmonie & Serenia
I met my wife at work. We married in Canada nine months later.
Sharlata & hubby John
We’ve been married since January 2, 2009, but together since November 19, 2006. He has seen me in locs, braids, weaves, and now my natural curls. He loves my natural curls better!
Vanessa & boo
Keeya & Kofi
We’ve been dating for 2 years and counting 🙂 and this amazing man loves everything about me including my natural hair.
Naomi & Randy
Mary & hubby Derek
Wedding Day August 9, 2008
Aminah & hubby Ty
Married 10 years
Bekka & fiance Peter
Taylor & hubby Dwayne
My favorite pic of my husband and I slow jamming at a company Christmas party. We’ve been married almost 15 years (got married 8 months to the day of meeting) and I’ve been natural for 8 years and our son/daughter also have locs.
Vanessa & Domonic
This is me and my best friend/boyfriend, Domonic. He has been my #1 supporter in this transition, even when I didn’t want to support myself. He LOOOOVES my hair, in all its many forms and never hesitates to tell me that I look sexy no matter what I decide to do with it. 🙂
Genny & Terrence
Ailysa & hubby
Married for 5 years
Keeli & Devin
Savvy & hubby ‘Sexy’
I’ve been natural for 20 years, and he wouldn’t have me any other way.
Julius & his boo Francine (Photo submitted by the dude!)
Danielle & hubby
Here’s my husband and best friend. We’re the proud parents of two little ladies. I blog about black marriage, black relationships, raising children and more at Black Married Momma: The Anti-Statistic (www.blackmarriedmomma.com). Brothers will love us as we are when we do!
Sydney & Mihir
He might even love my hair more than I do because he’s always telling me how he wishes he had an afro, and how sexy my hair is 😉
Lina & hubby
Married 10 years, natural for 11 years. He’s seen my entire hair evolution and really prefers the natural do’ now. He even customized my Nintendo Mii character for me, lol!
Sarah & Pat
Ever since I met him, he has been nothing but supportive, regardless of what my hair looked like.
Carla, hubby & daughter
I know it’s couples, but I’m so proud of my 13-year-old daughter for withstanding peer pressure and remaining natural since birth! I have been married for 17 years and have the most supportive hubby/family in the world!
Tragula & hubby Kevin
Danielle & Olivetti
A month before I locked my hair I straightened it just so he could see what, for so long, had been my idea of beauty. He walked in and 1 minute later said he’d seen enough straight hair and asked if he could sweat it out – hehe! Today – he plays in my locks 🙂
Sarita & Kenny
Candia & boo
Janelle & hubby Robert
Happily married for 5 years and beautifully natural
Paula & hubby Robert
We have been married for 5 years
Chantal & Timothy
He loves my natural hair no matter what I do, braids, curls, blow out, or my many protective styles. I wasted so many years with weaves and relaxers trying to look like what I thought men wanted. The moment I accepted myself for who I am I found that others did too; especially my baby who knows my hair regime better than I do and makes sure I never run out of shea butter 🙂
Roshi & fiance Joni
Lexibugg & hubby Jason
Married for 5 years and 4 months
Nia & Ari
He uses all my hair products now and I am officially his curly barber 🙂
Safia & hubby Garry
We have been together/known each other for 9 years and been married for 4 years. My husband loves my natural curls.
Antionette & Emmanuel
He has been by my side throughout my entire natural hair journey. He is the definition of supportive.
Crystal & hubby Ray
Ray has been my rock throughout my two year transition phase all the way. I want my hair to continue to be as natural as the love that we share between one another.
Nikki & hubby Dee
Dominique & hubby Mike
I decided to go natural 1 month after our wedding, it’s been 4 years this March & my husband has been my biggest supporter. He told me on our anniversary that he would be “really disappointed” if I decided to relax again. He’s the BEST!
Nikkie & fiance Jason
When we met in Atlanta, I had a short blonde TWA. He has witnessed me go through several stages with my natural hair over the years, and he has always been supportive of my choice to be natural. This pic is from last year, as I am currently wearing a color free TWA.
Andréa & fiancé Chris
This was taken on one of our first dates in Philadelphia. We have since been together for 3 years. He loves my curls because they make me look sexy, regal, exotically unique and most of all, he LOVES how it looks like a lion’s mane when he combs it out! He’s my hair’s biggest cheerleader! =)
Meshia & D
At a John Legend concert
Savannah & boo
I know this post is mainly to inspire women who are looking for male partners but I also wanted to highlight our love. Black love is beautiful is all its incarnations.
Angela & fiance Amari
Alicia & hubby Tyrone
Cece & Tony
Kisha & hubby Chuck
Brandee & hubby
He *loves* my natural hair and gets all excited whenever I wear it out instead of in twists. He’s a wonderful man and my years with him are the best ones of my life.
I hope this serves as inspiration for couples (especially married ones) having disputes because of the woman’s decision to go natural. Maybe someone’s husband (or the wife) will see this and have a change of heart.
Krystle & boo
Roina & hubby Shaun
Love is in the hair and all in the family! Shaun & Roina and our 2 wonderful children. I’ve been natural since 8/09 and the entire family has been nothing but supportive.
Terelle & hubby Joe
Z & T
Malcolm & Chrystal
I am a Graphic Novelist and he is an Illustrator
Bree & hubby Bernard
My husband I started dating in 1999, when I was relaxing my hair. In 2003, I started thinking about going natural. He hated the idea. In 2004, I stopped getting relaxers, and started using transitional hair styles (rod sets, flat twists, and weaves) and he was none the wiser.
We married in 2005, and I’ve been fully natural ever since.
Magalie & Mike
We began dating when I had shoulder length relaxed hair. He came with me when I walked into a barbershop in Brooklyn and shaved it off. Now it’s a TWA (teeny weeny afro) and he loves it! He’s been amazingly supportive and we’re both learning from my natural journey.
Keesha & hubby David
These were taken in Negril, Jamaica during our wedding and honeymoon. Thanks for the chance to share 🙂
Alexis & hubby Derek
He has wholeheartedly supported my natural journey and even suggests new styles to try.
Yurina & boo
Simone & boo
Shantung & hubby
We had reunited after 3 years and had just gotten engaged here. It will be three years on April 21st. He loves his Fro girl.:-)
Cali & Simbay
We’ve been together for 3 years
Lybra & Asar
Asar was all the support I could ever need when I transitioned. He loves my natural hair and even did the big chop for me!!
Crissy & hubby
At first he was skeptical about my journey and the idea of me big chopping scared him, but now he can’t keep his hands out of it 🙂
Dynasti & boo
Megan & Demetrius
SpelHouse Love. He is THE one…I was two months natural in this pic (Dec. 09) and he told me the night after I big chopped that he preferred my hair natural over relaxed.
Hazel & fiance Jonnathan
Andrea & Kenny
Andrea & fiance Darryl
Yolanda & Carl
Bree & fiance Nick
Salimah & fiance
Cherekana & Joe
I’ve been natural for seven years and just cut off my locs. Joe has been intrigued (lol) by the process of growing out my hair but very supportive. He said it reminds him of a flower blooming 🙂
Alicia & hubby Stolley
Ebony & hubby Paul
He’s 6″7 and I’m 4″10 and we’ve been married for seven years! My husband loves my hair natural! He’s very supportive.
Melanie & hubby Blaine
My husband Blaine and I on our wedding day.
Clara & hubby
This is a picture of my best friend and hubby who actually prefers my naps. Thanks for doing this, it will def encourage single women who think they’ll never find someone because they are natural.
Tia & hubby Gary
We’ve been together since 2005 and married since 2008. When we met I had a press-n-curl and he had locs. He saw my hair one day after I washed it and the look on his face was priceless. He encouraged me to embrace my curls and I haven’t looked back since. I play in his hair and he plays in mine.
Erica & hubby KeaJuanis
This is us on the day of the proposal. We’ve been married for 8 months now!
Danny & his boo (This entry was sent in by the dude!)
Sharde & hubby Jim
We’ve been married 6 years.
Khyla & hubby Marqus
Marcy & Meshach
He is the only one that encouraged me to go natural & go to the barber for the big chop that’s coming next month.
Jan & hubby Michael
He loves my natural hair!
Taheerah & hubby Matt
Me and my husband at our 10 Year High School Reunion
Marsha & hubby Jon
Jon and Marsha (known as JAM…lol) Married for 6.6 years!
Lydia & hubby Geno
Me with my hubby of 18 years, Geno, a week after my big chop!
Jess & Doc
Jamilla & boo
Jade & hubby Brian
My hubby and I on our honeymoon.
Tiffani & hubby Mauquice
We have been together for over 6 years, and we are still deeply devoted to one another and in love. Every year that goes by brings us closer.
Gina & Vince
Jatea & Donavon
High school sweethearts celebrating 6 years together the 23rd of this month. He’s been with me through the long, the short, and now the kinky :o)
Leslie & hubby Tony
Natural since 1/8/10
Crystal & fiance Jamil
We met at 14 and our friendship turned into love and now 17 years later that love will transcend to a higher bond of marriage.
Gabrielle & hubby Brian
We’ve been together since ’99 and married in ’07. I did the big chop in September.
Rachel & fiance Mike (in the UK)
He is the best and very supportive- especially when I get my natural hair ‘chat’ on. He also points the ‘natural hair heads’ out before I even see them!
Diane & Shirrod
At a Black Marriage Day Gala
Tanisha & hubby
Jay & Vickie
Shones & hubby Sir Charles
Summer 2009 in Providence, RI
Gem & hubby Crabby
Natural since October 2005
Married December 10, 2006
E. Desire & hubby Anthony
My name is E. Desire and this is my wonderful husband Anthony. We will be celebrating our 5 year anniversary in August and are parents to 3 beautiful, natural hair daughters. Our love is always in the hair, lol.
Trice & hubby
I’ve been natural for 8 years. We’ve been married 3 1/2. He’s 3 months into starting locs!
Ashlee & Jay
Dawn & hubby
Eric & LaToya
This is from our honeymoon in Costa Rica, another one of our group members snapped this pic of us while were napping after a day at the beach (I think we both have sand on our faces). We were married on August 8, 2009.
Karla & boo
Tanya & Brian
Yaa & boo
Dana & boo
Romney & Jonathan
Going 3 years STRONG! He’s been there throughout my whole journey and is extremely supportive.
Cheriamour & Demetrius
After years of my Fiance telling me to go natural, I finally listened. He loves when I wear it in a puff like in this picture.
Ashli & boo
“The moment that we met…he made me smile. Forever or a year. HE’S ALREADY CHANGED MY LIFE.” -Indie Arie
Shayla & hubby Jamil
Here’s a shot of me and my husband at our wedding last August. We met the first week in college in 1998 (long before I went natural in 2004) and remained friends then we started dating in 2006 (he proposed in 2008). He’s the love of my life and he LOVES LOVES LOVES my locs. Plus, I’m the first woman he’s witnessed go through the transition to natural hair so he’s now an advocate for natural hair!
Trinette, hubby Jose & baby Mariana
Daphne & hubby Marvyn
Thanks for doing this, it has been an idea of mine for a while! There are ALOT of great relationships out there. We need to focus on those as well!
Christina & hubby
Raquel & hubby Jermaine
Terica & Devan
Monieka & Matthew
Nicola & boo
Carmen & Scott
My name is Carmen and my guy is Scott. With all of the obsessions with looks, especially where hair is concerned, I am glad to have a man who LOVES my kinky hair. I do appreciate him for appreciating my hair.
Briana & hubby
Chante & boo
Amanda & boo
Samantha & Q
Yolanda & Akinola
My name is Yolanda and I’m a 22 year old South African black girl. My boyfriend is Akinola, a Nigerian man who loves me despite what is on my head (or lack thereof) – a major thing in especially his culture where a woman with short hair is frowned upon.
“You can shave it all off like a South African beauty” – India Arie
Tonya & hubby Enrico
Bongani & Nangamso
Monique & Levi
Jeannine & Andre
Matlhodi & Phathu
Rachel & boo
Bernadette & Chris
Leila & fiance Norm