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Monday, February 25, 2013

Older Natural Feature - Rorri

Rorri

1.How long have you been Natural?
I have been natural since July 2011.

2. Why did you become Natural?
I always wish I had a grandiose answer to this question. So many women have really thought provoking reasons while I actually became natural unintentionally. I was diagnosed with Chronic Migraines in 2011 and there were times that I couldn’t drive. This made it difficult for me to make it to my salon appointments. Around Thanksgiving of 2011 I realized that I got my last relaxer around my anniversary that year – which is July – so I decided to walk the path to natural.
3. Was it a hard transition? How did you transition?
I didn’t have a hard transition at all. In fact, my transition was so smooth I thought natural would be a cake walk, buy baaaby when I did that chop... I realized that I was totally wrong. I transitioned for close to 11 months doing flat twists.

4. Did your age aid in your decision to go Natural?
I would have to say no. I never took my age into consideration when I decided to go natural.



5. Does your age make it easier or harder to be Natural?
I think my age makes it easier for me to be natural. I think that because of my age I know who I am and what I like, so I don’t find myself following trends/fads and fighting to try to fit in. The ability to be myself allows me to be more daring when it comes to my hair and different styles.


6. Do you see many Older Naturals in your area? If so, what styles are they sporting?
I do see alot of older naturals in my area. Most of them wear the TWA’s or the massive regular fro’s. I rarely ever see a nice twist out or a nice puff on any of them.

7. How do you primarily wear your Natural hair?
I generally wear my hair out, I never really protective style – even in this cooooooold Cleveland weather (I know many of the more experienced naturals are gasping and clutching the pearls right now).
 

8. Favorite products and/or product line?
Well... (clearing my throat) being that I am a real live product junkie, I have tried a lot of stuff – and I like a lot of stuff. The one thing that I have absolutely fell in love with is the Crisco Mix. Whatever other products I use, I still throw that Crisco Mix in! I also like Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus spray for a liquid spritz and Herbal Essence Honey I’m Strong as a co-wash. Everything else I just play around with.

9. Any words of wisdom or encouragement for other Older Naturals already Natural or thinking about it?
My absolute favorite saying since I’ve been natural is “I am not my hair”. I think that quote is really powerful. If there was anything that I could say to us older naturals, it would be that. I feel that for so long society has taught us that our beauty was in our long and bone straight tresses, but it’s really not. We can be beautiful; we can be sexy with the kinky, coily, wild locs that God gave us. Embrace your kinks and learn to be happy to be NAPPY!

Rorri is awesome!!  I love her spirit and her mind.  I have to thank her for your willingness to share her story with us and want to let her know that there are MANY of us in cold climates wearing wash and go, wet or unprotected.  I'm one of them!  She's pretty, spunky and full of good info so soak it up Naturals!

Don't forget I'm always looking for women thirty and over to share their Natural hair story with us.  

Take care Naturals,
Sabrina  
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8 comments

  1. It's nice to see another mature natural.

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    1. I showcase one every Monday. You can be featured as well.

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    1. She is great and I love her hair. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Honest question.... what age group are you using to define add older?

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    1. To me, older means over 30 since there are so many Naturals under 30 that get tons of press from other Natural hair sites. I just wanted to give women in our age group some love and the response has been really good.

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