Big love and big hair. What more could you ask for? The Fros & Beaus Instagram page is highlighting women with fabulous fros and celebrating the men who love them. Here are some of our favorite love stories from some beautiful naturals and their beaus.
Fros & Beaus: Chidimma and Chidiebere
How did you meet? Chidiebere and I met somewhat serendipitously on Christmas day in 2013. Our dads went to grade school together. When his sister moved to my city, she was encouraged to contact me, so she added me on Facebook. I was almost instantly intrigued by pictures of her brother. Lo and behold, he friended me three days later. We’ve spoken every day since then!
My fro is irresistible because... it is versatile! With this hair, you can really have a lot of fun with it, without straying from your original look.
How did you meet? We met in the 10th grade. I had just transferred schools and was new to his math class. We were doing class work and he walked up to me and started playing in my hair. He said my curls gave him "life!" I think he knew my hair before he knew my name.
My fro is irresistible because... it defies gravity! I mean, you can't tell me that's not magical!
How did you meet? He was home from Afghanistan, after being in the desert for almost nine months, enjoying a night out to celebrate his brother's birthday. I was there checking out the love interest of my cousin to see if he made the cut! We crossed paths at the birthday party and spoke a few words. He flew out the very next day but did manage to have his email passed to me. We emailed casually back and forth for a few weeks until things got real. We had a video chat for the first time and then the very next day and almost every day after. It was almost a missed connection. Steve Jobs changed our lives!
How did you meet? I met Justin by chance at church one day. I wasn't planning to go to that church but decided I just wanted a change of scenery. We were both alone but he spotted me. Several months later he spotted me on Facebook and sent me a message explaining he was so nervous when we first met. We went out on two dates and the rest is history.
My fro is irresistible because... it's BIG and KINKY! I love big hair and that comes out in my personality. Most times people notice my big hair before they notice anything else and that's just fine with me.
How did you meet? We used to chat causally online for about two years. We went to the same university, but shad never met. However one random night we just decided to meet and have a drink. The following day we went to the south coast of Jamaica for an amazing day. We haven't been apart since.
My fro is irresistible because...it symbolizes strength,beauty and resilience!
How did you meet your beau? We met in 2001 at a bowling party thrown by a mutual friend. We’ve been inseparable for almost 15 years. He has always encouraged me to wear my Fro and he also encouraged me to start a YouTube channel dedicated to helping others through their natural hair journeys. He does all of the editing, producing and filming.
My fro is irresistible because... it is unapologetic and full grown. Most people’s hair grows down but mine grows up. Although this hair type doesn’t get as much exposure as others, it should be embraced, accepted and celebrated as the unique hair type that it is.
How did you meet? I met my beau at law school in France. We were 19. I had a crush on him but I was too shy to talk to him. Fortunately he had a crush on me too so he made the first step. We've been together [for] nearly nine years.
My fro is irresistible because...it is crazy curly. My fro is the one who decides how it wants to look not me.
How did you meet? Calvin and I met on a blind date. Both of our best friends were dating at the time, and wanted to fix us up! This was the second blind date that I had been on, so I was hesitant. We met, and have been together for 17 years, and married for 13.
My fro is irresistible because... of its versatility. I style my hair based on my mood. If I'm feeling funky, I wear my fro. If I'm feeling more reserved, I opt for a twist/braid-out. If I just don't feel like being bothered, I throw it in a bun. It tells the world that I am not my hair. I wear it like a crown to show that I love me, and I love my hair.
How did you meet? My best friend and David went to college together and he saw me in one of her pics on Instagram. He said I was beautiful so he found me on Facebook and wrote me the sweetest, most respectful message introducing himself. We've been dating just over two years and got engaged a week ago.
My fro is irresistible because... it makes me feel beautiful! All my life I've never embraced my thick natural hair until now and I couldn't be happier. My beau actually helped me do my big chop!
How did you meet? I live in the Netherlands and my boyfriend lives in London. We met on a night out in Amsterdam, he was with a friend and so was I. We hung out all night, playing drinking games and telling stories. In the morning my friend and I left to catch our first train home and the boys got ready to fly back to London. After two weeks he decided he had to see me again, and he booked a ticket to visit me in Amsterdam the weekend of February 14th. Once he walked through the gates I couldn't be happier, we hugged and I knew it felt good. This was exactly where we belonged.
My fro is irresistible because...it makes me unique and irreplaceable. I call it my trademark.
How did you meet? We met on my first trip to Washington D.C. on April 28, 2013. I remember the moment I first spotted Neil at a club; I thought he was a handsome black man with locs. Not long after I felt someone sneaking up behind me, and yes, of course it was him. We had a long-distance relationship until March 2014, when I decided to move to D.C. to be with him. We're now married and are expecting a baby girl. We couldn't be happier!
My fro is irresistible because... of it's health and curl pattern. I've been growing my hair out since my big chop in May 2013 and must say that this has been a quite interesting journey, which definitely has taught me patience and self love.
How did you meet? I met my husband in December 2009 at the TLA venue on South Street in Philly. Kevin is a singer/songwriter and at the time was the opening act for a well known Irish band known as The Script. At the end of the nights performances, Kevin and his band would stand at the back of the venue and sign CD's. I walked back to get a CD signed and truthfully, it was love at first sight. It was like we had known each other all of our lives. Couldn't imagine my life without him.
My fro is irresistible because... it's spunky, wild, and unique to me! My husband adores it and I'm in love with it! #TeamNaturalRocks
How did you meet? I was at a beat show in San Diego to see my one of my favorite producers, Afta-1, play. I spotted a brother on stage doing live art and his energy and style immediately caught my attention. We connected after the show and the rest is history. Our common thread is our passion for music, as we are both DJ's for Los Angeles based label Soulection.
My fro is irresistible because... it symbolizes my free-spirit personality.
How did you meet? At the time I was a fashion design student at S.C.A.D, and an aspiring entrepreneur living in Atlanta. One night, after spending several hours at Starbucks working on my blog, I heard a voice from behind say, '' You look tired, and I've notice you haven't had anything to drink." I looked up, and there he was extending his arm towards me with a cup of coffee in hand. I showed him some of my work and apparently he was fascinated with my designs. Now, three years later we're in a relationship, best friends, and business partners. Amazing what a cup of coffee can do!
My fro is irresistible because... I catch people staring at it.
How did you meet? I met my beau at McDonalds at four o'clock in the morning. Raymond saw me and asked one of his friends if I looked good and his friend said I was "too skinny." He talked to me anyway and was pretty persistent so I decided to give him my actual number. We've been together ever since! He loves playing in my curls. I'm so glad to love this man who loves my flaws and stills thinks I'm the most beautiful girl in the room.
My fro is irresistible because...its a free spirit, unpredictable, and spontaneous just like me.
How did you meet your beau? Jon and I met through mutual Christian friends in the Tampa community. I would throw pot lucks at my apartment after church on Sundays, and we got to know each other better by hanging out in community. We got engaged March 23, 2014, and we got married August 23, 2014.
How did you meet? In 2003, we were working a summer job at a pool selling company. As I was walking to the time clock he stopped me and told me I was pretty. Eventually we exchanged numbers, but only spoke at work. On election day (2004 Bush vs. Kerry), he sent me a text message reminding me to vote. This sparked multiple conversations, which led to friendship. Soon after we fell in love and we've been united in marriage for seven years.
My fro is irresistible because... it symbolizes me: 40% carefree, 30% funky and 30% structured.
How did you meet? Jonathan and I met at Kent State University at Eastway commons in the Fall of 2011. Since our first conversation in Eastway we have become the greatest of lovers and the ultimate soul mates.
My fro is irresistible because… it is a symbol of not only black pride, but gratefulness. My fro gives me life, and I feel gorgeous when I wear my natural hair. I am a superwoman with a super fro.