Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Mane Matters with Ebun Oluwole

Hello Naturalistas,

I have read this girl's blog for a while and seen how she religiously and passionately talks about her natural hair journey and I just knew I had to feature her. Meet Ebun. 


Enjoy.


AN: Can you tell us who you are and what you do?


Ebun: My name is Ebun Oluwole. I'm a Student, Writer/Blogger, DIY junkie and a sucker for all things natural.




AN: What are your thoughts about natural hair?


Ebun: I think natural hair is God-given. We can't run or hide from it, no matter how many bales of weaves we use. It's nature. It's what you were born with.

AN: Why did you decide to go natural?


Ebun: Honestly, first of all, it's versatility. Fortunately for me, I happen to stumble on a few hair blogs in my quest for healthy hair care for my relaxed hair. And then natural hair just popped up and sparked my interest. The updos and pin-ups particularly attracted me, and I haven't tuned back since then. Apart from that, the fact that I could pay more attention to my hair just took me on. I didn't have to depend on hair stylists anymore.

AN: Did you do a BC or you transition?



One Month later
Ebun: I'm currently transitioning for a year by God's grace. *fingers crossed*


AN: How long has the transition been?

5th Month

Ebun: Since February, it's been 6 months.

AN: What has your experience been?


Ebun: Wow! At first I left my hair out for like 3months; no protective styling whatsoever. Basically i wanted to study my hair. I remember standing in front of the mirror every week to check the level and pace
of growth. Eventually I got tired, and hid them in braids. I realised then I didn't think too much about it. Apart from the slow growth  and breakage, it's been pretty stress-free.


AN: What was/is your biggest fear about going Natural?

Ebun: Hmm. I'd get tired and just shave it all off or  lock it.

AN: Do you think you are in it for the long haul or is it just a phase?


Ebun: For life mehn hopefully! You have no idea how long I've been admiring those ladies with BSL.


AN: There are people that definitely have negative comments about you hair, how do you deal with that?

Ebun: For example, my mum. It still hasn't sunk in. She hates the fact that my braids and corn rows don't last. LOL. She even offered me a relaxer. Basically, when I made the decision, I put my foot down. Being so damn strong-willed, they don't have a chance of convincing me otherwise. As for my friends,the ones that know are cool with it.

AN: What's your must have product and accessory?


Ebun: My Water/Glycerine mix as Leave-in and beanie for those bad hair days.

AN: What's your advice to anyone planning to ditch relaxers?


Ebun: Oh sure! Come join us. There's plenty of room for you. LOL. Anyways, basically, make up your mind, don't just join our bandwagon because it's the fad or anything.  Have a concrete reason and just go
with it. Express yourself. Be versatile. Life's too short. And please read! Take advantage of the tons of hair blogs and videos for guidance and you'll be just fine. Trust me.

AN: Thank you for your time.

Ebun: My pleasure.


Have a wonderful Wednesday. 

2 comments :

  1. your growth is looking fab. for breakage you mean your relaxed ends are breaking off right? You can actually apply the same practice you apply on your roots on the rest of your hair. This way you've already gotten into the habit of retaining length.
    Nice to see you've been studying!

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