Can you tell us who you are and what you do?
My name is fejiro, a freelancer and IT operations analyst.
When/why did you decide to go natural?
I have had my natural hair since septemeber 2014 which makes it one year and 1mnth. I decided to go natural because my hair stoped growing...i ll say that because my hair didnt exceed my neck length for up to 5years. I went on youtube and saw videos of african ladies' hair that grew up to waist length...i had to take the challenge...i can do this!
Did you do a BC or you transitioned?
I didnt transitioned, i took a bold step, took courage and did a big chop...so so low.
What was the experience like?
At first it wasnt easy getting used to the thick afro hair and having to comb the hair everytime... i use to see water as my hair's enemy because it shrinks after getting in contact with water and my hair shrinkage i ll rate my hair shrinkage on a scale of 10 to be 9. When the hair was really short, i was always on protective styles..i was too shy to let out my short natural hair but now that am use to natural life style, it is different.
What was/is your biggest fear about going Natural?
I didnt really have any fear about going natural...anything to make my hair grow..i was up for it...so since natural was the way to go then i m up for it. But i miss my remy hair cos i love to let my hair out when i do human hair sew in but now i cant do that cos my natural hair texture can't match with remy hair.
Do you have a regimen you stick to? What is it like?
I don't really do anything special to the hair...i just give it what it needs...hair needs moisture and protein to grow...so i feed the hair with 'em.
What emotional struggles, if any, have you faced since going natural?
The struggle i have with going natural is that now i spend too much time paying attention to my hair..it s easier if it was permed...natural hair,i have to twist my hair or corn row before going to bed if am not wearing a protective style so my hair dont tangle and shrink... i have to wash and condition as often as possible.
Do you think you are in it for the long haul or is it just a phase?
I don't think this is a phase, it is already a life style for me...i have adjusted to this life and it is now part of me... i have decided to keep my natural hair cos i love the thick afro look.
There are people that definitely have negative comments about you hair, how do you deal with that?
The only negative comments i get about my hair is when i go to d salon, most hair stylist in nigeria dont appreciate natural hair...they feel like it is a lot work and they charge more money for it...some can't even handle natural hair and start saying " you have a very thick hair, go and add relaxer".
What's your must have product and accessory?
My must have products are shea moisture shampoo...it cleans my hair so nice...before i went natural i use to suffer from dandruff...the shea moisture shampoo helped my scalp a lot...it leaves your scalp clean. Also i love my hair band for my afro look. And i cant do without my biotin supplement
I use natrol maximun strength 10,000mcg... it helped my hair in growing fast in such a short time.
What is your go-to style?
I love my puff style with a bang at the front also i love how my hair respond to twist out style...looks like marley braid...lol...
What advice do you have for anyone just going natural?
My advice is that Nigerian stylist needs to start appreciating the african hair, the full and thick afro.... they should be able to see the benefit of going natural and be able to convince their clients. To all the lovely ladies going natural...all i can say is have patience on your hair... we have the good and bad hair day.
Where can we find you? Your social media platforms…
You can find me on instagram @lady_fej
Thank you for your time
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