MG Spotlight – Latonia

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MG Spotlight – Latonia


Q. Where are you from and how is the natural scene there?

A. I currently live in Gastonia, North Carolina, which is a small town outside of Charlotte. The natural scene here is maybe 1 in 50, but in Charlotte it is growing at a fast pace.

Q. Did you transition to natural hair? If so, what were your experiences?

A. I reached my one year natural anniversary on October 17, 2009 and I transitioned for five months. After my big chop, I thought I made a mistake, but after I realized the freedom I had from relaxers, I had no regrets.

Q. Did you have any support?

A. I received support from my inner circle, which includes my husband and our children. Anything outside the circle really doesn’t matter.

Q. In your opinion, what has been some of the best things about having natural hair?

A. It’s wonderful to have the freedom to be me natural and not worry about what others may think.

LatoniaQ. How do you maintain your hair?

A. I wash it weekly and condition my hair often. As far as styling goes, I usually put twists in and wear a twist out for a little over one week. My “must haves” items are water, Mizani’s Rose H2O, and a good shampoo.


Q. What advice would you give someone who was thinking of going natural?

A. Do it…As EnVogue would stay, “Free your mind, and the rest will follow.” Being natural allows for freedom. People that are on the fence about going natural may look towards you for inspiration.

Q. Any final thoughts?

A. Make sure that your hair stays healthy, no matter the type of climate you may live in — this is essential. is an awesome source for those who are thinking about transitioning, looking for style options, and support.


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