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Monday cuteness: Taking the natural plunge together…

Avatar • Jun 7, 2010

A few days ago I received this absolutely adorable email from Stephanie. She titled it “Our hair has changed over the years, but our friendship hasn’t: The story of Stephanie and Joi”. Check it out…

I wanted to send in some pictures of my partner-in-crime Joi and myself, Stephanie of our natural hair journey.



This is Joi and I, we had just graduated from high school. Clearly we still loved the creamy concoction. Joi (left) has her real hair and I have on a few added “pieces”. LOL







Here we were in our sophomore year in college. I was the one more who researched the natural hair care, but being too much of a chicken I needed the support system. Luckily enough I was able to persuade Joi and we did the big-chop together! Awww, aren’t we cute!







Time goes by and still in our young stages we learn from the internet world, YouTube, and others, how to manipulate our hair. Wow! Look at the growth, this was junior year in college.







Now we’re living out life (graduated college this Spring), and we’re STILL learning what work best on our hair. And having fun doing it. It’s crazy because in a matter of months, we went from asking (and still asking) “What do you do to your hair?” to people asking us.”







The transformation from relaxed to natural is absolutely stunning! And how sweet to have someone to go through the changes with.

For more of Stephanie and Joi, check out their YouTube page.

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Stephanie
10 years ago

This is such an adorably cute story. I love it!

NuPointofView
NuPointofView
10 years ago

Both of you have such beautiful hair, really cute story!

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LadyCook
LadyCook
10 years ago

Love this story! =) They both look FAB!

Tania
Tania
10 years ago

Touching post. This made me smile. Both are already beautiful women but their features really stand out with all that naturalness.

vonnie
10 years ago

oh my goodness, how frigging great is this post?? so adorable, great to have a go-to girlfriend like that, through thick and thin 😀 Love it!

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NaturalMe
NaturalMe
10 years ago

Very Cute! Both of you have gorgeous hair! I wish I had gone natural when my BFF did. It only took 5 years for her to talk some sense into me. Now there’s no turning back.

Ashleigh L. A.
10 years ago

This is too cute! I wish more of my friends were naturals. One of my besties is transitioning though!

Kaila
Kaila
10 years ago

Thats amazing! You guys have an amazing bond. It’s so great that you guys did the plunge together. There’s nothing like a great support system.

Stacey
Stacey
10 years ago

This is really nice. My partner in crime was/is my cousin. She chopped while we were roomates in college and I used to help her quickly detangle while her hair was wet. I chopped about two years later. She has locs past her shoulders and I’m rocking the big ole’ fro! It’s nice to have a natural buddy.

Cristine
10 years ago

cuteness is right! i love this!!

binks
binks
10 years ago

this is such a beautiful and cute story. Everybody should have a partner in crime(lol) and friendship like that in the long run. During the bc or transitioning together is a great idea because it provides support system. Both ladies look gorgeous and their hair is fabulous

LaNeshe
10 years ago

That is beautiful.

Tiffany
10 years ago

Lol, that is to funny and they are lucky to have support, right at arms reach.

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Tiffany

Elle B
10 years ago

Cute! I just found these two over the weekend on YouTube and here they are here. Nice to go through the natural transition and big chop together. BTW they’re YT channel is bomb!

mj
mj
10 years ago

both of their hair, is just sooo beautiful!! i remember seeing Joi’s hair around this time last year & it looks even better in person! she was one of my natural hair inspirations before i cut my hair! lol. i flipped when i saw her, lol.

Britney
Britney
10 years ago

these 2 are toooo cute! I wish My bff was natural like me:(

T
T
10 years ago

This was an awesome story and I loved watching your hair progression.

Meika
Meika
10 years ago

you two are beautiful and your story is too cute. Sort of reminds me of the natural journey of my sister and I.

Perkisha
Perkisha
10 years ago

Aww, love this! They are adorable…

Shones
Shones
10 years ago

Sweet story! Heading to their youtube channel now… 🙂

skeeta25
10 years ago

Wow, this is the definition of cute. Makes me want to call my bestie who inspired me to go natural!

Sharon
10 years ago

Really inspiring to see how their hair has grown over time and that their friendship has maintained. 🙂

Cali
Cali
10 years ago

Awww this is the cutest story ever! I wish I had a good friend like this!!!

Violetpoet
10 years ago

This is too cute for words!

Whitney
Whitney
10 years ago

This is such a touching story! It does help to have someone with you during your natural hair journey. 🙂 I have my twin, and we are both loving our natural hair!

MinaLee
MinaLee
10 years ago

You ladies look absolutely stunning! Love this story 🙂

Nikki
10 years ago

I know it meant the world to have the support of a friend. Me and my sister started off going natural, but then I slipped and got a perm…oops. Now we are on this journey together 🙂 I told her that I am able to avoid all the mistakes that she made…lol

Amma Mama
Amma Mama
10 years ago

U guys are soooooo HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!

NappyKitchen
NappyKitchen
10 years ago

I regret to say that I never held on to one of the bestest women I had ever known and we were naturals back in the late 90s in high school. I see her on facebook sometimes and give her words of encouragement on all the wonderful things happening in her life. More than hair it is great to just have someone to go through the crazies with. I got a husband and all but there is nothing like a cool sister friend you can relate too.

Hold on to eachother and your curls VERY tightly.

Nicole
10 years ago

What a blessing it is to have a wonderful friendship such as yours! Both of you have beautiful hair!

Ames
Ames
10 years ago

Adorably cute is rite. I really want to know where Joi got that dress she is wearing in the second pic 🙂 Anyone?

Sofull Sista
10 years ago

Super cute story & girls! Love their hair & style.

Nedra
Nedra
10 years ago

They say friends are the siblings that god forgot to give, this is wonderful. I wish i had natural friends… i have NONE.

predestined010
predestined010
10 years ago

I love this story and its so ironic because me and BFF took the plunge together as well although she BC this past January and I followed in March it has definetly helped to have someone to vent to especially in our ackward moment of when your TWA is not too short and is not long engough to be called BAA yet. But Iam embracing the journey thanks to BGLH and all the other natural hair community forums out there.

Sweet Bonita
10 years ago

these two are awesome!

Dani
Dani
10 years ago

Very cute. I really like that yellow nail polish by the way.

Taheerah
Taheerah
10 years ago

Love love love it!!!!

mizztcasa
10 years ago

so lovely! reminds me of my story. glad u had the support. yall look adorable.

IsistheNICEST
IsistheNICEST
10 years ago

i absolutely love this.

Nelly
Nelly
10 years ago

I found this to be extremely inspiring. They look great!!

kryssy2009
kryssy2009
10 years ago

my two best friends in i really enjoyed this story we all went natural together and love everything about it even though were kind of getting use to it . its a lot easier knowing that your not alone

phephi
10 years ago

what a gr8 story. they’re both rocking their natural do’s. luv it!

Shannon
Shannon
9 years ago

I love it! That’s the type of sisterhood I keep preaching about!! 🙂

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