Natural Hair in the New York Times!: Natural Chica, Curly Nikki & KimmayTube

So this surely isn't the first time a story on natural hair has been covered in the New York Times, but it is definitely the first time myself, Curly Nikki and Kimmaytube have been included in an article that lets us share our views on the natural hair experience/movement, especially from the perspective of being vloggers/bloggers!For those of you who may be new to my site, I started my blogging/vlogging journey almost 2 years ago (it'll be 2 in July!) and it started off with documenting my transition to natural hair. As I became more comfortable caring for my two textures of hair (new natural growth & my relaxed ends), I began to share how I cared for my hair in the form of video tutorials on YouTube (Nikkimae2003). It has truly been a wonderful experience since I began sharing with the natural hair community 2 years ago, and truly an honor to be featured in the New York Times with two other ladies I look up to for the knowledge and sense of community they have brought to the natural hair community!An excerpt from the NY Times article...


MAELING TAPP remembers the moment three years ago when she saw her mother and sisters wearing their coil-prone hair in its natural state and decided that she, too, would stop slathering caustic paste onto her scalp to burn her own similarly textured locks into straight submission.
"Unfortunately, after four months I relaxed my hair again because I just didn’t know what I was doing,” said Ms. Tapp, 25, a Ph.D. candidate in materials science and engineering at Georgia Tech."Going natural" is the term used by many African-American women who decide to stop chemically processing, or relaxing, their hair. It’s a move that can be fraught with confusion, missteps and sometimes pain, as the 2009 Chris Rock documentary “Good Hair” attested.  [Read the rest HERE]

FYI: The copy of this NY Times article hits the newsstands TODAY! I can't wait to pick up a copy!! : )

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