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“Meet Cj” My Interview with Permed to Natural

I recently had the chance to do an interview with Staci of Permed to Natural. I really enjoyed this process as it made me think back to why I went natural. It also made me think about how I transitioned out of the somewhat difficult period of going from relaxed to natural hair.

Tell us about yourself?
I am Cj Harris. I am a wife and a mother of two wonderful boys. I design. I blog. I love God. Most people would say that I’m a pretty meek and laid back person with a quirky sense of humor.

What inspired you to go natural?
I went natural because my hair doesn’t grow with a perm. My last perm left me with extensive damage. All my hair in the back of my head fell out.

Did you transition, are you currently transitioning or did you do the Big Chop? Why did you choose to do your selected method?
I always big chop. I did the big chop three times. If I’m going to do something, I want to go all the way. I really didn’t have the time or the money to mess around with weaves.

Was this your first attempt going from permed to natural hair? If not, how many times have you tried? What made you go back to permed hair and what made you decide to go natural again?

I’ve been natural on and off for over 10 years. Long story short, I basically kept going back to perms because I thought it would be easier to manage. In reality perms are much harder for me. I also kept going back because for whatever was going on in my life at the time made me feel like I needed to conform to a certain standard of beauty.

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Tiffany’s Big Loc Chop: A New Beginning

I have the privilege of knowing one of the original Queens of Poetry, Tiffany, aka, Articulite. She is a phenomenal poet who has been on the poetry scene since 2004. Her signature poem, “Why Do You Call Yourself a Beautician?” is getting raves all over the nation. She is very humble and just a beautiful person inside and out. For almost as long as I’ve known her, she has had these beautiful, long flowing locs. So, to my astonishment when I read on Facebook the she cut them off, I didn’t believe it until I saw the pics for myself. See Articulite’s new look and read about her hair journey below.

Big chop date: August 16, 2011

Why did you decide to go natural?I decided to go natural because I wanted to see the effect my hair would have without a perm.

What made you go the loc route?I decided to get loc’s because that’s something I always wanted to try because I thought it was nice and easy to manage but little did I know i had to maintain that as well lol. 

How long did you have your locs and how long where they when you cut them?
I had my loc’s for 5 full years. My loc’s where pass my shoulders to the middle of my back.

Why did you decide to loc chop?I had a spirtual awakening and decided to cut my loc’s in the month of August. The month of August is the 8th Month which means new Beginning so I wanted to start fresh and I wanted to get rid of the negative hair-energy lol. 

A New Beginning
What are your next hair moves/goals?
My next hair goals for 2011 is maybe wear the fro or maybe be versatile with a few wigs here and there.

See more of Articulite at: http://www.articulitepoetry.com. Check back in for updates on her natural hair journey.

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