Living Naturally: Goddess Isis featured on “K is for Kinky”

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Before Goddess Isis began her journey to New York City, she was featured on an amazing natural hair blog “K is for Kinky”. For the first Living Naturally post, we share Goddess Isis’ answers to a few of her favorite questions from the interview with K is for Kinky creator, Angel.

Favorite Questions

What’s a typical day like for you from the moment you get up until your day is over?
Oi. The beginning of my day is pretty peaceful. I love getting dressed; from my cold shower (which is great for your skin) to my final choice of shoe, every part of getting dressed is a pleasure for me. I normally sing along to Common’s “Come Close” station or Erykah Badu’s station on Pandora while beginning my day and breakfast is a MUST. After I’ve had those two fixes, I’m ready to take on the rest of my day. I can admit that I am a workaholic, ESPECIALLY when I’m working on a new project or I’m feeling freshly motivated so the rest of my day is typically revolved around work (and my mild addiction to Instagram). After the work day has passed, I have got to get out of my clothes! I am a firm advocate that nudity is beauty! I crank out my crunches for the night and wash the day off. Finally, my favorite part of the day arrives where I relax in front of a good read and a glass of wine or a heineken until I decide to go to bed to do it all over again the next day.  

The media is chock full of articles of why black women are not married. Additionally there are women who think men will never marry a woman with kinky hair. What piece of advice would you give to a woman who feels as though the media is right?
Well, first it goes without saying, you CANNOT believe everything you hear in the media. I think as far a man not marrying a woman because her hair is kinky… he’s obviously not the one for you. I’ve found that a man’s cultural background plays a HUGE role in their acceptance to both natural beauty and hair. If you’re finding that most of the men in your area aren’t fans of your kinky hair, broaden the horizon! I know there are plenty of men who appreciate (more than we may recognize) our confidence in embracing our natural beauty.  

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Why do you choose to wear your hair in its natural state?
My addiction to short hair began my freshman year in college in 2008. It was the only hairstyle that made me not look like I was twelve years old. I sort of became a kinky girl on accident. It just so happened that by my junior year I had cut my hair so short that I was ‘natural by default’. Once my kink started to grow, I fell in love with my coils. They were stronger, softer, and healthier all around. I figured if I wanted straight hair it was nothing a quick weave couldn’t accomplish. I didn’t ever want to sacrifice losing my curl pattern. I also loved coloring my hair which is just about limitless for a natural hair wearer as opposed to a relaxed hair wearer. That was a definite decision making factor for me. I never picked up creamy crack again.  

Who does your “locs” and how are the done? Do you always wear your hair blonde or do you change out the colors?
My sister, Elicia (who also runs this column), is my hair’s caretaker. She has nurtured my hair since I began my natural journey. We started my locs naturally and then added the kanekalon hair extensions about 4 weeks later. To install the extensions, she simply braided the kanekalon to the tip of my natural dreadlocks and then wrapped more kanekalon from the root of my hair down to the end of braid extension while palm-rolling the hair to give it the finished look. If you plan to try them, keep in mind that they look a lot more natural over time.  

View the full feature, photos, and host site here.

 

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