Style Diary: OhGinelle


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My natural hair journey started out as every other: my mother couldn’t manage the wildness. So by the age of 8, I fell victim to the creamy crack.
 

It was a struggle, but my hair was definitely thuggin’. The next few years of my life I went through long flowing hair, to short broken choppy hair. Burns on my forehead from the curling iron to a hot peroxide mess. By the end of 2009, I figured I needed a break.
 
I am a singer/songwriter and I was bred to have a certain look, and fit a certain mold. I felt like I was loosing myself to the game and I just didn’t want to do that. So I decided to go back to my roots and that started with the roots on the top of my head. I transitioned for a year and change with bantu knot outs and sew-ins. Then I cut off the relaxed ends in 2011.
My family is from a small island called St. Vincent and I was raised in a caribbean household. I was being compared to another stunning brown skinned, big forehead, island girl…and I decided to just be! I am caribbean and I have an accent! I decided to rock with it. Going natural in 2009 is when I started to find myself! Still working on me, but I love who I’m becoming!
 

I’ve never felt more free and I am NEVER going back! Be sure to check out my music on my website www.OhGinelle.com and thanks a ton to My Natural Reality for having me!
 

Twitter: @OhGinelle
Instagram: OhGinelle

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