Birmingham Natural Beauties Share Their “Inspiration to Go Natural;” What’s Yours?

Adrienne October 14, 2011 2

Below is an excerpt from a recent Birmingham Natural Beauties newsletter.

“A member of Birmingham Natural Beauties (BNB) posed a question on [the groups] Facebook page.”

She asked “what was your inspiration to go natural?”

Here are a few responses:
“I was inspired by my daughter.”
“It was about promoting a healthier lifestyle.”
“Sheer curiosity and the versatility of natural hair.”
“I was exploring being an African-American woman and embracing everything about my culture.”
“I transitioned to natural because I was diagnosed with a disease. I wanted to try to become as healthy as I could so I could fight as much as I could.”

Often times we share why we went/go natural, but rarely have I heard ladies voice the inspiration behind their decision.

My inspiration to go natural actually came from a friend. She has been natural for years and wears her hair straight the majority of the time. The health of her hair, and her constantly telling me “girl, you don’t need a relaxer” motivated me to give “going natural” a try.

“What was your inspiration to go natural?” Feel free to share below.

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  1. Nommo C. October 14, 2011 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    I was inspired by my chemical burns.

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