Natural Beauty of the Week - Synethia

Meet Synethia - A women that has a great talent for styling locs. Synethia talked to me about her inspiration and what makes her a Natural Beauty.

Q: What is your hair story?  What kind of hair styles have you rocked, before embracing your natural hair?
A:  I have had many hairstyles from a press to jerri curls to a perm.

Q:  When and why did you decide to start wearing your hair naturally?
A:  I have decided to wear my hair naturally in second year of university. I got really tired of my hair and scalp being battered and scared from perm and damaged from the heat and over processing.

Q:  Did you have any big fears about going back to your natural texture?
A:  Going natural was a great accomplishment for me and I have had more joys than fears. I have had chemical in my hair since I was 10 years old and hardly ever knew what my natural hair looked like. Even though I did not transition to my natural hair in its loose state, I was still overjoyed that I made the step.

Q:  What are three products you can't live without for nurturing/styling your hair?
A:  Lock and twist gel, mango and lime Catcus oil, Dr Bonners Tea Tree Shampoo.

Q:  What would you say to someone who's thinking about embracing their natural hair, but scared about being rejected in various parts of their lives?
A:  I would say if you believe in your natural hair, confident about it then go for it. I have been rejected many times and because I believe that my hair in its natural state is beautiful, I have won over many into realizing that. Most times these people are unaware and need a little education and guidance. Don't crumble just be confident and strong.

Q:  How long have you had a natural hair blog? What has been the most rewarding part of your blogging experience.
A:  Jungle Barbie is 8mths and 11 days old. The most rewarding parts of my blogging experience are dispelling the myth that locks are not stylist, inspiring other locked sisters and brothers and sharing my knowledge whether it be hairstyles and or hair care tips.

Q:  How can we keep up with you and your journey i.e. blog, twitter, facebook, fotki, tumblr, personal or professional website? (Optional)
A: Blog: