Ask any naturalista about her journey to natural and her story is sure to have a few highs, lows, emotions, joys and everything in between. In celebration of these unique journeys, we’re inviting ESSENCE readers to tell us their curly girl tales in photos.

This week, Candice Antoine, a blogger from Trinidad and Tobago, reveals an intimate look at her personal “hairstory” since her relaxed days until now. Be inspired by Antoine’s journey to #teamnatural.

If you’d like to share your natural hair journey on, email the following information to

-At least 10 photos of your hairstyles over the years. Please include at least one photo from your pre-natural days, if applicable.
-A caption for each photo explaining your look
-A 150 word statement that tells the story of your natural hair journey
-Links to your blog and social media profiles, if applicable

If your photos are selected to appear on the site, you will be contacted by email. Only submissions with all of the assets listed above will be considered.