So, back in 2005, I decided to go natural. That was 12 years ago! I can’t believe it’s been that long. For the first 4 years, all I used was Paul Mitchell’s Foaming pomade. I had no idea there were natural hair products specifically for my hair. The most popular natural company around was Miss Jessie’s. I found a salon in DC that carried the product, went there to go buy it, took one look at it and had no idea what to do with it. LOL I asked the hairstylist how to use it and she told me to look on YouTube and that’s where I “met” Mae.
In 2009, Mae created her blog and YouTube channel to document her natural hair journey. Little did she know, she was documenting the journey of hundreds of thousands of other Black women. Mae quickly became the go-to YouTuber for natural hair product reviews, natural hair styles and natural hair care. She has amassed over 600K followers on social media, she has over 171,000 subscribers on YouTube and her channel has hit over 15 million views!
She’s been featured in the New York Times, Essence, on NPR’s Here and Now, Hallmark and USA Today. And her signature twist-out has even been photoshopped on to former First Lady, Michelle Obama.
Mae and I talk about her how she started her journey, what she learned about herself and how her mission steered her in the right direction.
Mae mostly stays out of the spotlight these days. She now lives in Playa del Carmen, Mexico with her husband and her son.
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