Natural Rockers You May Not Know But Should: LaPorcha
My name is LaPorcha, I’m a 28 year old wife and mother of two. I live in South East Louisiana. I’m a Photographer and full time student and I’ve been natural for 18 months.
What or Who inspired you to go natural? Did you bc or transition?
I decided to return to natural when I got tired of buying relaxers and having to deal with the aftermath if I forgot that I had scratched my head days before applying the concoction. The sores, thin edges and plain jane-ness of straight hair all the time actually bored me. When the natural movement picked up and I began seeing more and more women embracing their natural hair, and I saw the versatility of natural hair; it sealed the deal for me. I actually attempted to transition and after eight months of transitioning, I gave in to the creamy crack. A year and some change later, I began transitioning again, this time I lasted seven months and big chopped to avoid the temptation of the relaxer.
Top three products and prices.
Whipped Shea Butter (DIY)
Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Leave-in Conditioning Cream $3
Herbal Essence Hello Hydration Conditioner $4.97
Fave go to hairstyle.
Twist-out! It used to be wash and go’s, but my hair shrinks up terribly now that it’s longer.
If you had to give your hair a name what would it be?
Ruby…due to my love for the late Ruby Dee.
If you hair is colored what do you use to do so?
My hair is colored, and the brand I use is Dark and Lovely, but I don’t remember the exact color.
Sum up your natural hair journey in three words.
Self discovery journey.
Any advice to the natural newbies?
If you love your hair, don’t worry about who doesn’t. Also, have patience (easier said than done, ha!) and just enjoy the journey!
What was favorite compliment someone has ever given you on your hair?
“You inspired me to big chop/go natural.”
If you could only watch one natural hair vlogger on youtube who would it be? why?
Naptural85, hands down! I absolutely love her hair, her personality…*sigh* I just love her!
Finish this sentence:
I rock my natural because, our creator didn’t make no mistakes on me! My hair is my earthly crown that He’s given me.
Social Media Links:
Instagram & Twitter: @jolieluvlee