My name is Dalila Armanda de Jesus and I’m from Angola.
2. What would you consider your hair type and hair porosity to be?
My hair type is 4a/4b and it’s highly porous.
3. How long have you been natural?
I have been natural for almost 4 years now.
4. Why did you decide to go natural?
I decided to go natural because I felt the need to accept myself truly and wholly. Furthermore, I was tired of relaxing my hair and applying heat to it in order for it to “behave” and look “beautiful.”
5. What was the hardest thing about returning natural?
The hardest thing was learning how to take care of it. I did not have much experience and at that time I didn’t have any natural friends; therefore, I had to learn every little thing about my natural hair by myself. It was hard because I had no idea on how to take care of it.
6. What does your hair regimen comprise of?
My regimen comprises of a) massaging my scalp with onion and lemon juice before cleansing my hair; b) cleansing my scalp with a no sulfate/parabens shampoo; c) deep treatment for hydrating/nurturing/restoring my hair; d) conditioning and detangling it; e) sealing the treatment with apple cider vinegar and a leave-in conditioner; finishing it with a hair cream, oil, and gel.
I moisturize my hair daily with water and a hair cream and seal the hair with argan oil.
I wash my hair every week and follow the steps mentioned above.
7. What do you love most about your hair?
I love the versatility of my hair and how it responds to every little thing I do to it – as if it was a person living on top of my head 🙂
8. What do you dislike most about your hair?
I dislike the fact that split ends are unavoidable on my natural hair.
9. Which 3 products do you swear by?
My hair is not the same without Argan Oil Hair Serum, Shea Moisture Hair Treatment (along with mayonnaise), and Aloe Vera Eco Gel.
10. What are your top 3 natural hair tips?
a) Detangle your hair before washing it – it helps a lot when it comes to cleansing the scalp properly;
b) Do not comb dry hair – always apply some water and oil to avoid breakage;
c) Always wear a satin hair cap before going to bed to prevent friction during the night and subsequent hair loss.
11. Any encouragement for rookie naturals?
Going natural might not be easy sometimes but try to think positive always. Remember, you are in control of your hair but sometimes you’ve got to listen to it. For example, I learned that after washing my hair, she (I told you I feel like I have a person on top of my head) likes to take her time and relax a little bit; so if I try to do any difficult style she will not cooperate, therefore I usually let her breathe and relax after my washing routine.
It may sound crazy but it works for me to listen to my hair and just be positive about it. During these 4 years, I’ve done 3 big chops, went through a massive heat damage experience and so many unfortunate situations. Once I learned to listen to my hair and to be more positive about it, things changed a lot and I couldn’t be happier.
12. Where can people find you online (Instagram/Twitter/Facebook, etc.)?
I'm Chisomo, a Communication Science graduate in my mid-twenties who lives on endless cups of tea. I'm also a natural hair enthusiast, a stay-at-home daughter, a sister, a wanderer and lover of all things pretty who loves Jesus on so many levels I can't even explain.
Oh, fro! began as a result of a simple expression used by a girl in love with, you guessed it, her fro. This is just my tiny space where I share about my hair, regimen and all things hair...and a few tidbits of things I love. So find a comfy spot, settle in and I hope you enjoy every bit of this bumpy ride as much as I do!