I have naturally curly kinky big hair that I now love. But for years I didn’t. I wanted waves + uniformed curls. At age 12 I got my first relaxer. At age 15 I cut that all off. But still I was not comfortable with my hair texture. Then at around 18 I started growing locks which I loved for around four years. Then I missed the loose texture + the dreads felt heavy, hot + I felt burdened (?) In 2011 I cut the locs off + freed myself since then. I have coloured, straighten + shaped + styled my hair. Now I feel free without label + without restrictions.
Chantal, 29, Female, Jamaica