Co-Founder Whiney Russell
Co-Founder LaMonica Thomas
Hey Naptural Scientist,
I am Whitney Russell. I am an alumna of Tennessee State University with Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. Since high school, I have loved science and hair. I started my natural hair journey my freshman year of high school. My friends around me were also beginning to transition from permed hair to their frizzy curly natural hair. I used YouTube as my outlet to learn about my hair. I loved the videos so much that I created my own channel. I began uploading videos and creating my own hair products with natural ingredients. My hair length and strength benefitted immensely. Monica and I created Napturally • Me for all those girls who are just like we were in every stage of "going natural." Believe in your hair, and the beauty of all stages and textures. Embrace who you are and see that you can create your dreams if you stay consistent, and believe.
Naptural scientist, I hope you are ready to experience what it feels like to embrace all aspects of you!
My name is Monica Thomas . I am a rising senior majoring in Healthcare Administration at Middle Tennessee State University. I knew I loved health, my community and hair. So I thought, 'how great would it be to combine the three?' I've always had long, thick, healthy, but permed hair. As I got older, it became harder for me to manage it. I was broke (too young to work) and I couldn't flat iron my hair to save my life. So, my freshman year of high school, I decided to go natural and embrace my natural hair. Going natural was one of the many scary moments I endured involving my hair. (My big chop was the next scariest moment). All of that leads to the exact reason Napturally Me was created: To teach young girls to embrace their naps, kinks, and curls. And to know that there are other napturalistas out there just like you! I am excited to meet you. I hope you are ready to learn the science behind hair and create your own natural hair products. I know I am. Through Napturally • Me, I hope to see you grow to believe that you are a strong, beautiful, and independent girl with beautiful curls and that you can create anything you set your mind to. You will succeed if you believe!