“I’ve been natural since I started my locs in 2008. I was very anti-locs for a long time, but my daughter was about eight years old when I let her start loc’ing her hair– she even did a book report about it. Initially, I couldn’t imagine loc’ing my hair because I could only think of Whoopi Goldberg’s loc style, but my daughter had her locs for a while and they were really pretty. I eventually got tired of burning my hair through the perming process, so I decided to start loc’ing my hair as well. I honestly didn’t realize that I was going to have for them this long. I thought that it would be a phase that I would quickly get over, but now I realize that I wouldn’t choose to wear my hair any other way.
Wearing my hair this way has helped me find my individuality. As an entrepreneur my hair allows me to express myself, so I don’t need to worry about the image that corporate America thinks I should portray. My customers like my hair because my business focuses on purchasing local food and living more naturally. My hair goes along with that focus because there are no chemicals in my food or in my hair.”