A few weeks ago I invited you to join me and several other beauties in a BBM Natural Hair Group. To our despair, when we hit 30 members we had reached our max. The initial idea came from the beauty above, Angela. I thought it was a wise idea; giving women with BBMs an opportunity to connect with other naturals all over the world, literally. So it came at no surprise to find out that Angela was the creator and owner of WiseCurls.com, this woman is just naturally, brilliant!
Today she enjoys the versatility of two strand twist and twists outs, which she can't seem to keep her hands out of, but a few weeks ago Angela was rocking the locks. No, she didn't big chop, she actually took the time to derail 70+ locks! I had the joy of following her play by play on the BBM group, however she's shed light on her Loc TakeDown for sisters who might be contemplating the process!
As evident in Angela's hair journey, she refuses to conform to the norm! From relaxed hair to a jheri curl, the big chop, fro and the locs, I'd definitely consider Angela to have WiseCurls. She believes that her and her hair have a love-hate-LOVE relationship! Don't we all! She also loves the fact that her hair is brilliant, naturally; nothing extra needed!
I really like Angela's mentality! Check her out on Twitter @WiseCurls, venture over to her website and if you are Naturally, Brilliant, which you are, let your shirt do the talking!!
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To read more about Angela's Journey
I big chopped with less than an inch of new growth.
What made you decide to go natural?
I got my first relaxer at age 8 and then a jheri curl at age 9 O_o Tragic. My hair fell out (shocker!) and grew back as if nothing happened. My mom kept braids (extensions) in my hair and would occasionally hot combed it. When I became old enough to play in my hair, I big chopped after two months post relaxer and have not looked back.
What do you enjoy most about having unaltered hair?
I enjoy that each hair experiment will be different, every time. No matter how closely I follow a step-by-step tutorial, the result will be different. And I love that. I guess I can never have the same hair style twice :0)
Wash n go or a protective style gal? How do you get this look?
I'm a protective style gal! Mainly, because I have yet to "master" the wash and go look. I am usually in two-strands most of the time.
What is your stance on trimming? coloring? use of heating tools?
I have never trimmed my hair. Is that bad? No particular reason why, I just haven't.
Regarding coloring: I usually get the itch to color every couple of months or so and have to fight the urge. You would think I should know better to do it on my own and not professionally (my first set of locs were colored one too many times, which caused them to thin tremendously and resulted in my 2nd big chop). I have no gripes with coloring, as long as it is done in a professional setting.
Regarding heating tools: No gripes with this as well, as long as it is done in a professional setting and/or the individual truly knows what she is doing so that the integrity of the hair is not compromised.