Natural Rockers You May Not Know But Should: Sapphira

1. Tell me a little about yourself.sapphiragriffin_2

Heyyy to all new and old naturals! My name is Sapphira Griffin but almost everyone calls me Griff. I’m 24. I was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and I still live in Philadelphia. As of now, I’m applying to graduate schools (Hopefully, I’ll be starting in August.) I’ll be going for my PhD in psychology. My goal is to counsel trauma victims, and eventually head into forensic psychology to specialize in profiling. In the meantime, I’ve been privileged enough to be able to work with my mother and her online business of spiritual and natural products such as soap, sage sprays, custom candles, incense, talismans, etc.

2. What or Who inspired you to go natural? Did you bc or transition?

I have been natural since birth. My mother raised my brother and me on the importance of loving our natural bodies and hair, and not to worry what others think.

3. Top three products and prices.
1) Taliah Waajid Curl Sealer $7.99
2) 8 oz Tropic Isle Living Jamaican Black Castor Oil $10.45
3) Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner $9.79
4. Fave go to hairstyle.sapphiragriffin_1

I rarely ever “style” my hair. It’s almost unheard of. No matter how many times someone says, “Girl, why don’t you try other styles with your hair?! There are so many things you can do with those curls,” I just wet it, put my curl sealer in it and blow dry it and go! To me, it’s quite simple. I don’t really like the responsibility that comes with having an actual hairstyle, so I just let if fro!

5. Have you tried hair shadowing?

Personally, I haven’t tried it. Tash does so many cool things with hair-shadowing and I’ve seen other naturals try it, and I think it’s quite clever and awesome and safe for your hair. Would I try it? Absolutely. I just don’t know when I will. Haha!

6. Sum up your natural hair journey in three words.

Let it fro!

sapphiragriffin_37. Any advice to the natural newbies?

Don’t ever start feeling like natural hair isn’t for you. You were born with that hair, so it is for you! Own your hair! Love your hair! Trust your hair! Talk to your hair! It is a living thing, and you must treat it as such. Oh, and do lots of research from products to new methods of taking care of your hair. There is so much information out here and so many things to buy! There’s no such thing as too many hair products because you won’t know what works best for your hair until you have tried it!

Finish this sentence: I Rock My Natural because…

I rock my natural because I was born like this!

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