Your hair is? Relaxed
When did you start your hair journey? What inspired you?
I started my hair journey mid February 2014. I’ve always liked long hair and so I began researching ways to grow Nigerian hair. I stumbled on an article on Bella Naija featuring a Nigerian with waist length hair. That inspired me to start my journey.
Describe your hair for us.
My hair is currently grazing bra strap length. I have fine hair, normal porosity, medium density.
What is your current regimen?
• Moisturising and sealing daily
• Co washing and deep conditioning weekly
• Shampoo once a month
• Texlax every 12-14 weeks
Do you have any hair goals? Have you achieved them?
I started with shoulder length hair. I’ve achieved armpit length and I’m on my way to full bra strap length. My major goal is to have healthy, texlaxed mid back length.
How did you achieve them? How are you working to achieve them?
Consistency to my regimen, wearing low manipulation styles, eating healthy and also by trying to keep my hands out of my hair!
Have you had any setbacks? How did you bounce back?
When I first started my hair journey, I did a 6 month stretch which I was NOT prepared for, and I had lots of breakage at the line of demarcation. I trimmed off a few inches and stuck to my regimen. Now I only stretch to 14 weeks at the most.
How has your hair journey impacted other parts of your life?
My hair journey has helped me to be consistent and more disciplined in other areas of my life. I’ve also become aware of what I eat, I try to take lots of water and eat more protein-based foods.
What are your favorite protective styles?
I love roller setting and wrapping my hair! It just feels so smooth and soft with lots of body afterwards. I also love flexi-rods and bantu knots because the are cute and require low maintenance.
What are some of your favorite products?
I’m so in love with the Profectiv Mega Growth line. The conditioners are amazing! Not to mention they smell good as well. I like castor oil because it helps with thickening my hair.
How do you deal with people who doubt you? What motivates you to keep going?
When I started (and even up till now), people didn’t understand my methods and practices. Some don’t even believe it’s my hair. Others thought I was doing too much. I just ignored and motivated myself by watching hair journey videos.
What advice would you give someone just starting out on their journey?
Leave your hair alone!!! Another major cause of breakage when I first started was that I touch my hair from time to time, especially the nape areas. I’ve since learned to keep my hands out of my hair when they are not needed. Just do what needs to be done and leave it alone. And also be patient. It’s not going to happen overnight. Just be consistent with your regimen and you will definitely see results.
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what 5 things (e.g. conditioner, bobby pins) would you wish you had?
• Silk Scarf (to protect my hair at night, and sometimes from too much sunlight)
• Mega growth detangling conditioner(for co washing and detangling)
• Mega growth oil (for sealing)
• Castor oil (for strength and thickness)
• Water in a spray bottle (to keep my hair hydrated)
What do you love most about your hair?
I love the volume that I have from texlaxing. Even though my hair is fine, it still looks full and thick. I also love the shine and the fact that it doesn’t shed or break easily anymore.
Where can we find you on the web?
Website: www.letsgrowourhair.com | Instagram: @letsgrowourhair | Twitter: @letsgrowourhair
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