How are you all doing this week? This week we bring you the very daring Elizabeth. I met at at the savy and chic garden party and she was talking about her hair clocking 2 years and how she wanted to talk about it, although we had featured her previously. I thought what better way than to bring her on mane matters? Yay? :P
Can I also add that she is also one of the top commenter's on the blog?
Well, meet Elizabeth!
AN: Can you tell us who you are and what you do?
My name is Adeniji Elizabeth.a.k.a Leeznijis. I am a recent graduate of Mass communication waiting for my youth service year. I work as a reviewer intern at Jumia Nigeria. I am also a blogger and I blog at leeznijis.blogspot.com (let’s say part-time)
AN: What's your thoughts about natural hair?
Natural hair is unique and versatile. It is beautiful and you just can’t stop loving it.
AN: Why did you decide to go natural?
It was by accident. I was having issues with my hair. It was retarding in growth, I was itching constantly and I couldn’t bear it. I also had serious dandruff (as in I was so ashamed to go out to the salon to make my hair ‘cause of it). I could not comb my hair without having flaky dry things dropping off.lol. It was so bad (despite trying different medications) that I decided I needed to cut my hair and start over. Meanwhile, I never knew a thing about natural hair, bc, ps,dc and all. So I shaved my hair off and started looking for better ways to treat my hair especially to rid the dandruff. Then I stumbled on natural hair and funny enough, African Naturalistas was the first natural hair blog I came across. So I thought to give it a try since I was starting all over.
AN: Did you do a BC or you transitioned?
I would say I did a really biggggggggg chop... lol
|The Biggest chop|
AN: Any fears about the BC?
Don’t think I had any. Just that I was wondering how I was going to look like. However, I was prepared as I got wigs.
AN: What has your experience been?
It’s been almost two years since I returned natural and it’s been fun so far. I am learning more about my hair and how to care for it better. It’s been amazing and challenging too.
AN: What was/is your biggest fear about going Natural?
I was scared my hair won’t grow since I shaved it all. But it’s growing now
AN: Do you think you are in it for the long haul or is it just a phase?
The long haul it is
AN: Do you have any hair regimen you stick to?
I really do not have one now but I used to have one earlier in the year. I just try this and that as far as it suits me. But I never forget to deep condition, do the hot oil treatment and wash when necessary. It comes with the mood. I think I got lazy. Would stick to one soon
AN: What’s your go-to protective style?
Kinky braids, Weaves, Twists and pineapple fro
AN: There are people that definitely have negative comments about your hair, how do you deal with that?
At first, I would get hurt when people say stuffs. Later on, I was no longer bothered as I would tell them It was my hair and not theirs. Arguing with them is not worth it at all. I have had several encounters with people and I try not to get angry ‘cause it’s bound to happen. Not everyone would love your hair. Lately, I get really good comments and i’m happy about that. My sis is even transitioning and some friends are willing to go natural.
AN: What’s your must have product and accessory?
Castor oil, Leave in conditioner, shea butter, Ecostyler gel, Hair band and bobby pins.
AN: What’s your advice to anyone planning to ditch relaxers?
Just do it if it’s what you want. There is no time to waste.
AN: Thank you for your time
You are welcome