Wednesday, 12 August 2015

'Natural hair is Unique whether Kinky, Curly or Straight' Mane matters with Ellen


Hello lovelies, How is the week going? 

Today’s feature is a beautiful Naturalista with a beautiful hair ofcourse. She’s amazing and is daring with her hair.

Hope you enjoy reading.


Can you tell us who you are and what you do?
Hello everyone, My name is Ellen from Nigeria. I'm a Nurse, A natural hair enthusiast, I bake and cook too. I have a natural hair and beauty channel on BBM and also a Blog, I provide lots of hairstyling tutorials, hair treatments and talk about products, hair care, tips for healthy long hair, scalp issues, etc and also share my food recipes. 

What are your thoughts about natural hair?
I think Natural Hair is BEAUTIFUL, in every form and type. Whether kinky, curly or straight, it’s Unique! 

When/why did you decide to go natural?
My natural hair journey began in December, 2013. I was on a hairstyle that made my hair uneven because I had to cut off the back of my hair, it was annoying. Also seeing how beautiful and versatile natural hair is made me fall in love with it and go into that path.

Did you do a BC or you transitioned?
I had a Big Chop

What was the experience like?
I was so excited to see the new Me on low-cut, lol. I cut it off myself at the first level then I had it shaped up later.

What was/is your biggest fear about going Natural?
My biggest fear was Getting natural hair products at that time, they were a hassle to find unlike now. 

Do you have a regimen you stick to? What is it like?
Yes I have a regimen, but I am not strict about it ’cause of work and also timing. For example if my hair is in a protective style my regimen has to change that period. I cleanse with ACV twice a month, oil my scalp when needed. And moisturize my edges every morning.
    My monthly wash days are like this. Shampoo wash, Protein Deep condition, hot oil treatment and black tea rinse, all following each-other lol. Then I moisturize and style for the week. Usually during the week when my hair ain't in a protective style, I'll rock a twist-out, braid-out, high puff or RodSet. Once I wake up, I fluff, add some oil for shine and voila, I'm done! Then at night I sleep on a satin pillow case. What I do to my hair daily depends on the style of my hair. 

What emotional struggles, if any, have you faced since going natural?
Dry ends and single strand knots!!! Ooh it makes me feel really sad like I’m not doing something right 
Do you think you are in it for the long haul or is it just a phase?
Lol I'm definitely in it for as long as forever! Because my hair is at its healthiest and happiest being natural
There are people that definitely have negative comments about your hair, how do you deal with that?
Negative comments about my natural hair?? NO! Maybe my color. Like when I had it Red, hmmm I had enough on my plate but I told them "its my hair and I can do whatever I want, as long as it makes me happy and its healthy" then they smile and accept it.

What's your must have product and accessory?
That will be my leave in conditioner and bobby Pins.

What is your go-to style?
My go-to Style will be the curly puff.

What advice do you have for anyone just going natural?
Love your hair and it will love you back...accept it for what it is and how it is...don't get caught up into trying to make your hair do what someone else's hair does, it will only frustrate you...find what works for you and don't become a market for everyone who has something to sell...be happy with who you are and the hair God gave you and love life!

Where can we find you?
You can find me on:
BBMC: Natural Hair Products Review C00183235 http://www.pin.bbm.com/C00183235

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We would love to feature you. To share your hair story, send a mail to manematters@africanaturalistas.com

Till then

134 comments :

  1. Wow, this is biyuuuuutiful. She's sure an adventurous person. I like creative people like this, especially those with high quality pictures, lol.

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  2. I subscribe to her BBM channel. She's amazing. I love all the pix here, great styles, awesomely gorgeous hair & pretty face.

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  3. Awesomely beautiful hair/pics, very creative. She's amazing, I subscribe to her bbm channel.

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  4. And there's our beautiful Admin!

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  5. Yes! Just checked out her blog.
    Amazing how she styles her beautiful hair.

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  6. Okanlawon Opeyemi14 August 2015 at 16:39

    Very innovative.....i always do love your pics...

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  7. Pure African queen,quite amazing, I love it.

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  8. Pure African quee, quite amazing, I love it.

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  9. She deserves this!!!! Beautiful hair

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  10. You have an Amazing Blog and Channel..You inspired me to go natural..You Go Girl !!!

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    1. Thanks so much dear. Happy to help 😊

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  11. Not only does she have beautiful hair but also shares beautiful pictures and ideas on how to maintain natural hair. I love her colours, now am thinking of going natural!!!

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  12. VERY lovely styles. Keep it up hun! And im so much proud of u my sexy nurse.

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  13. Beautiful hair... Thanks for the tips!

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  14. Beautiful... Xx

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  15. Amazing, you have shown how natural hair brings out an undiluted beauty in a woman, weldone dear

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  16. Wow this hair is soooo amazing. Got really inspired by this. Multi talented lady. I like.

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  17. Trust you Ellen. So creative, bold and fierce!!!! You're such an inspiration.

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  18. Awww!! 😚 thanks sweetie, love your hair too.

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  19. I love how u go all out with having fun on your hair journey... How you play around with colours has got to be my fave part tho!!!

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  20. Beautiful skin and gorgeous hair. You make me want to color my hair too.

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  21. Awwwn πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜± go giiirrrlllll😘....you rockπŸ‘Œ

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  22. Awwwwn πŸ˜‚πŸ˜± go girrrlll 😘.......u rock πŸ‘Œ

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  23. Her style is just sweeeetttt...

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  24. You have really inspired me

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  25. Your hair and bbm chanel has really inspired me. Keep it up dear.... joy

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  26. She is an amazing naturalista! She is one of the reasons I want to do the BC and go all natural. She is beautiful with beautiful locs. Her channel has been of great inspiration to me and a lot of natural sister. You go girl!! We got you

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  27. You have a very beautiful hair,your channel has been an inspiration,lots of tips,I'm so loving my natural hair now,u rock girl

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  28. You hair is beautiful,your channel has been an inspiration,I'm so loving my natural hair,u rock girl

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  29. Beautiful, creative and inspiring admin. Your hair always looks amazing and mine too....lol. I just need to think of when I will launch into the deep and colour my hair too.

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  30. Nice one. Always giving practical tips.

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  31. She's my hair crush

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  32. Beautiful healthy hair, what I love the most is how she encourages and teaches others in their own hair journey(me) heheheheh big fan#

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  33. Very beautiful healthy hair, what I love the most is how effortlessly teaches and encourages others with their own hair journey( I have learnt so much from her) big fan#

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  34. I love this being natural is just so cool.

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  35. Beautiful hair! U rock girl

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  36. Nice one admin u are indeed an inspiration

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  37. You make natural hair doable. I love your channel. Thanks for helping

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  38. Dis is my hair dream, plz u'll help me achieve dis dream of mine. Ur hair is gud n I luv ur styling. ***kisses***

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  39. Love your hair and your hair will live you back. A great piece of advice!

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  40. Dis is my hair dream, plz u'll help me achieve dis dream of mine. Ur hair is gud n I luv ur styling. ***kisses***

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  41. I love ur natural hair,the style and how yu play wit colours...it makes me wanna go natural but I dnt have hair,so am scared of going natural

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  42. This is lovely.... and inspiring!

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  43. Simply Beautiful. I really like how you rocked your hair in all the pictures. Keep it up girl, your doing a good job.

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  44. My hair crush.. Thanks for the tips dear.

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  45. I looove your hair, channel and blog. You motivate me a lot

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  46. Interesting to know admin is a nurse too. Lovely hair! Miss the red hair tho

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  47. Her channel is the best have ever subscribed to, have so learned a lot and her tips are really working. Keep it up mam!!!

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  48. You are my naturalista mentor,ur creativity and d colour is all amazing. Go babe,u rock

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  49. Very Lovely, your hair has always been an inspiration to me.

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  50. Breathtaking, the way she styles her hair gives me life. Despite your schedule as a nurse, you still find time to take care of your hair. I love! I am a subscriber to your channel and I love the way you give out details on haircare routine. You are truly doing a fantastic job.

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  51. Hey dear, love your hair, I follow you on IG, you are so creative, I love your hair. I was also featured on here :). A beautiful nurse you are

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  52. Beautiful I wish I could style mine like dis too

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  53. I love your charisma babes...your passion to natural hair, good food, bead making, baking. etc. really triggers me. Even with your profession you trendy...thumbs up babes. Am learning quite a lot from your blog. Thanks dear.

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  54. Am a subscriber of her bbm channel. She motivates me a lot. All the products needed are made available in her channel. Go Hellen, you are doing a great job

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  55. Oh Ellen! You are my natural hair goddess n role model! Plenty love 4 u!

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  56. Wooow im amazed by all these complements. Thanks a bunch you all. Love you 😘

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  57. She is amazing. Am a subscriber to her channel. She introduced me to ayurvedic powders. She makes natural hair journey full of fun. I just love her. With powerful diy's

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  58. Yeah..Ellen *dances* as always you look beautiful and you are definitely a natural hair ambassador. Your pride and effort to your hair is visible to anyone that sees you. You are an inspiration to many worldwide. Keep rocking your natural crown.

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    1. Kim thanks a lot for these kind words. I appreciate. Love u!

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  59. Wat an healthy hair.... M soo inspired

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