My name is Fiona Kemigisha. I was born and raised in Uganda and I’ve pretty much lived here all my life except for the two years I spent studying in Nairobi, which I consider my other home.
2. Describe your hair a little (eg. hair porosity, hair type, hair texture, hair density, personality, etc).
My hair is 4C but I think it’s a little closer to 4Z if you know what I mean. Super tight curls. High porosity, high density and coarse. It does what it wants honestly. I can’t get it to do much that it doesn’t already want to. Lol. I guess I could say it’s stubborn. It’s pretty thick and my natural hair colour is somewhere around a 2.
3. How long have you been natural?
It’ll be 3 years in June since I went bald.
4. Why did you decide to go natural?
It begun as just excitement over the possibility of getting to do my own hair. I have always loved to DIY, but relaxed hair doesn’t give you much leeway in that department. As I considered cutting my hair for about a year or two, my motivation changed. I love books and during that time, I discovered Chimamanda Adichie and fell in love with her ideas about the African woman – our strength, our beauty. I started to see natural hair as an outward expression of our appreciation of our identity. It’s an unapologetic statement of our blackness. It’s us saying the way we are is beautiful and we’re proud of it. That sealed the decision for me.
5. What was the hardest thing about returning natural?
The pressure to relax my hair so I could look more professional.
6. What does your hair regimen comprise of?
Daily water-oil spritz and scalp massage. Wash day every two or three weeks. Protective styling without extensions (twists mostly). Monthly protein treatments.
7. What do you love most about your hair?
I love that it’s big and a little wild.
8. What do you dislike most about your hair?
The fact that it just won’t comply sometimes so I guess I both like and don’t like this. Depends on the day.
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!