Carline Ajayi
Naturalista of the Week

Who is Carline Ajayi?

Carline Ajayi is a Haitian-American naturalista living in Miami, Fl. She has earned a B.A. in Business Management/Human Resources and is employed in the Accounting Department of Starwood Hospitality. She is a mother of two wonderful children. Currently, she is preparing to launch a nonprofit organization for abused and battered women and children in the city of Miami. Her heart for helping her community stems from her consistent church work, volunteering to feed her community and serving as a companion at nursing homes. She attends New Life Pentecostal Church in Hollywood, Fl. and serves as Assistant Youth Director there.

She claims: “Whether at work, or in my daily life, I am an advocate for Jesus Christ. Sharing my life story from dealing with abuse, and everyday struggles has impacted so many individual’s lives. We are overcomers with Christ.”

He personal mission statement is the following: “Proud proper planning prevents piss-poor performance!”

How long have you been natural?

I have been natural for about 9 years now, but I only started my natural healthy hair journey for two years ago. Prior to having the desire to keep my hair healthy, I would keep sew-ins in my hair, wash my hair a few months later and sew-in hair once again. No desire to condition nor moisturize my hair. My weave was my hair to me.

Why did you decide to go natural?

About two years ago, I became pregnant with my daughter. I came across a video about how a news anchor who was forced to wear weave to keep her job, and how natural hair was not accepted in the workplace at one point.  I decided that I wanted to be a living example for my daughter to show her how to be comfortable in the skin that she is in, and that our hair is beautiful. I wanted her to know that women with natural hair can be successful in the corporate world.

What is your fave styling product?

Carols Daughter and As I Am Twist Defining Cream

What is your fave natural hairstyle?

Bantu knot outs.

- Week of May 19, 2014

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