Today's Naturalista on Mane Matters is Wunmi
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Can you tell us who you are and what you do?
My name is Omowunmi Salawu. I work as an accountant, I’m a self-taught hairstylist.
What are your thoughts about natural hair?
Natural hair is beautiful. It gives you a natural look. It makes you stand out amongst people. It allows me embrace nature.
When/why did you decide to go natural?
I decided to go natural in 2013. And that was because I saw so many lovely naturalistas online and I felt my hair could also be like this. Moreso, I hated to retouch my hair.
Did you do a BC or you transitioned?
I transitioned for almost a year then decided to do the big chop.
What was the experience like?
It was really cool. But I did a lot of PS throughout the transitioning period.
What was/is your biggest fear about going Natural?
I didn’t have any fear because I always like to experiment with my hair.
Do you have a regimen you stick to? What is it like?
No particular regimen but before installing any PS, I pre-poo(mixing mayonnaise, olive oil, coconut, shea butter, honey) leave overnight, wash the next morning and do a tea rinse. I don’t leave my PS for more than 3 weeks.
What emotional struggles, if any, have you faced since going natural?
No emotional struggles. Even “olami” loves my hair… lol
Do you think you are in it for the long haul or is it just a phase?
For the long haul baby
There are people that definitely have negative comments about your hair, how do you deal with that?
Just a few people though but I tell them I could help them have really soft and healthy hair.
What's your must have product and accessory?
Shea butter and hair band
What is your go-to style?
Wash and go
What advice do you have for anyone just going natural?
Different people have different hair textures. So, what works well for me might not work well for you. Just learn to know what your hair loves and treat it right. Love your mane. “life is too short to have boring hair”
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