My name is Lauren Guthrie and a writer for Emily Cottontop. I am originally from Long Island, NY. I have been natural for seven years and enjoy learning about natural hair care. I enjoy helping others learn about and appreciate their beautiful curls, coils, and kinks. I enjoy going on adventures like ziplining and skydiving in my free time. When I am not writing on natural hair, I am programming and studying in my computer science undergraduate program at Howard University.