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Meet today's naturalista, Elizabeth
Can you tell us who you are and what you do?
I'm Elizabeth Atulomah, a Law student, Baker, Makeup enthusiast, Beauty blogger, a youtuber and above all a coco angel.
What are your thoughts about natural hair?
Natural hair is so beautiful, its curls and kinky is just perfect, versatile and elastic.
When/why did you decide to go natural?
I decided to go back natural in September 2014, but I just relaxed my hair so I let it grow without chemical application before I had my big chop in April 2015. I had two reasons firstly, my hair started depreciating from what it used to be and secondly, my sister's natural hair is amazing and she has so many products, I just had to.
Did you do a BC or you transitioned?
I transitioned from scratch for a few months before I had my chop in April, after my chop I had about 4" natural hair length (without shrinkage).
What was the experience like?
The whole process was a big step and those who know me are fully aware of the fact that my hair before was so coarse and stubborn, I relax almost every month back then, when I started the transition process I had to battle with two textures and that was quite hard, when I decided to chop the relaxed tip, the shrinkage was real and the length was quite discouraging as it wasn't growing as I expected but my sister (owner of kinkynigeriancurls.wordpress.com) kept me going, she encouraged me and gave me products to use for my hair, I have officially never bought anything for my hair, ALL I use is from her. After a while I embraced the length and kept on going with protective styles (braids especially).
What was/is your biggest fear about going Natural?
My biggest fear was battling with my coarse hair.
Do you have a regimen you stick to? What is it like?
I honestly have no regimen whatsoever, I just try to wash my hair and do the black tea rinse when I feel the need to and always keep my hair moisturised.
What emotional struggles, if any, have you faced since going natural?
Letting go of my relaxed hair chunk was quite emotional other than that none.
Do you think you are in it for the long haul or is it just a phase?
I'm in this for as long as I can go.
There are people that definitely have negative comments about your hair, how do you deal with that?
I honestly can't remember getting negative comments about my hair and even if I did I probably just ignored and forgot about it. I personally know I have good hair so comments like that wont get to me.
What's your must have product and accessory?
I can't do without Shea butter, a band/ hair rope and a wide tooth comb for detangling.
What is your go-to style?
What advice do you have for anyone just going natural?
For those who are just going natural, what took you so long? One thing you should always keep in mind is that shrinkage would discourage you but embrace your shrinkage, its the beauty and elasticity of your hair. Always detangle, moisturise, protect your hair with protective styles and care for your edges. The process is slow ignore the length and don't let it discourage you, one day you will be shocked to see the length.
Where can we find you? Your social media platforms…
Instagram (personal): LizofssInstagram (beauty): Beautebyliz
Youtube channel: Lizofss
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Thank you for your time
My pleasure :)
Enjoy the rest of the week