Shana Jaye’s 11 year old daughter, Nyia, gives us an example of cute natural hairstyles for black girls. But even more so, she gives us inspiration to love our natural hair and embrace it’s beauty. She is wearing her thirsty roots natural in school for the first time since her BC (Big Chop) on Thanksgiving 2009. Nyia is not allowing bad comments to destroy her love for her natural hair and with her mother she is learning how to style and take care of her thirsty roots. Read about Nyia’s hair journey:
TR: How do you feel being natural now after wearing relaxed hair?
Nyia: I love it better now because it’s growing so long and much faster than when my hair was relaxed. When I use to get relaxers my mommy told me that it was just ‘itching’ but now I know it was really burning! It’s much healthier and my hair looks like my Mommy’s!
TR: What do your friends say about your hair?
Nyia: Some of them make fun of me, but I like it…and that’s what matters. They may be laughing now while it’s short, but when it gets longer they will have nothing to say and I will be smiling.
TR: Your hair is so beautiful and looks very healthy, what products do you use for styling and hair care?
Shana Jaye (Mom): “I use Jane Carter shampoo and condition, along with the Beautiful Curls deep condish. I also use coconut, EVOO and JoJoBa oils for Both are available in Whole Foods.”
TR: What do you love about your hair?
Nyia: I like that now I can buy more stylish earrings with my allowance! I can wear all kinds of bows and beanies with my outfits too. I also love getting braids and twist with my fro-hawks!!
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