Meet 20 year old Devol, college student at Indiana University
Tell us a little about yourself!
I was born and raised in the small city of Marion, Indiana. I am currently a Junior at Indiana University studying Arts Management with a focus in music and a minor in music through the Jacobs School of Music. One of my career goals is to become a record label executive working more specifically with the R&B and Hip-Hop genres. I am a member of Chi Alpha Epsilon Academic Honor Society and I am the Resident Assistant/advisor for the Atkins Living Learning Center; the only residential program designed for the research, exploration, and appreciation of the African American culture on IU’s campus.
How exposed are you to natural hair on a daily basis?
I see ladies with natural hair every day on campus. A lot of my colleagues have made or are making the transition to unprocessed hair.
What do you think about a woman who chooses to embrace her natural hair?
I applaud her. I hear ladies talking about how rough the beginning stages are and I commend the ladies for their patience and dedication. Also, I feel like ladies whom embrace their natural hair are more confident because they dare to stray from the norm of society. These ladies take pride in their hair; therefore, take pride in themselves.
In your opinion, what makes natural hair unique?
Natural hair is unique because there are so many things you can do with it. Just hearing ladies talk, I have noticed that there are many styles and textures of natural hair. Some ladies have very kinky and curly hair and they sport afros. Other ladies have straight hair and can make it wavy and bouncy. Most times, I see ladies try new hairdos, which often times is really cool.
What do you think about sisters who are consider going natural & rocking her natural texture?
As I said before, I applaud them all the way. I was watching the movie, Good Hair with some of my residents yesterday and it was shocking that so many mothers put perms in their daughters’ hair at such a young age. Now that my colleagues are old enough to start making their own decisions about their hair, I applaud those that go against the grain and decide to go natural (even though this is becoming more popular).
In terms of hair texture, length, style, etc. - do you have a preference?
Me personally, I do not have a preference. All forms of natural hair (IF IT IS KEPT UP) are attractive to me. It’s really interesting to see the different styles and dos.
What are some of your favorite natural hairstyles?
My favorite natural hair styles are twists, braids, and curls.
What message would you like to share with Natural Women?
It is really attractive when ladies are in-tune with their heritage and their hair. Keep doing you and stay away from the creamy crack!