What is your name and where are you from?
My name is Samara Taylor and I am California born and raised. Ten years ago I picked up and moved to Virginia and this is now home!
How long have you worn your hair natural and what made you decide to do it?
I’ve worn my natural hair for 5 years now. Initially I wanted to stretch out my relaxer to go on a healthier hair journey, but during that time I stumbled upon natural hair. After discovering this alternate way to wear my hair I was sold and was convinced to never relax again.
What is your hair regime? What do you do to keep it healthy?
I wash my hair once a week along with deep conditioning and styling it. 2014 has been a year that I got regular trims to prevent breakage and tangles. That’s important along with deep conditioning and maintaing a clean scalp.
What is your favourite go-to hair style for days when you don’t have a lot of time?
Most likely a textured bun or a braided crown.
What is your best hair advice to someone who is thinking of going natural, but who is apprehensive about doing it?
Don’t do it unless you are ready to put in time doing your natural texture. Don’t do it until you’re confident, or absolutely sure about your decision. Don’t do it until you’re ready to receive unsolicited opinions from others.
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learnt during your natural hair journey?
Learn your own texture and what styles work best for you. Stay patient with your hair.
Do you have a favourite life lesson? If so, please share it with us.
Give yourself a chance. Be unique and confident in who you are and what you have to offer. Don’t look to the left or right at what others have and are doing but look to God where our help comes from and he will grant you the desires of your heart when you seek him first.