Nidia Daniels, I am originally from Pretoria and have been living in the Western Cape since I was a young girl.
2. What would you consider your hair type and hair porosity to be?
I would say 3C and definitely low porosity, I’ve done the test and my hair just chilled on top of the water.
3. How long have you been natural?
3 going to 4 years (”,)
4. Why did you decide to go natural?
Wow, it was a long process. It first started with me being frustrated with having to dodge water when I straightened my hair aka beat it into submission. I started asking myself why I can’t manage my hair when it’s curly and in its natural stage. I then did a Google search with the words “naturally curly ” and landed on a page with the exact same name, that’s when my whole world as I knew it changed and I haven’t looked back once.
5. What was the hardest thing about returning natural?
Finding products and finding styles that work or compliment curly hair. I am going for the 4-year mark and have yet to do a proper two-strand twist.
6. What does your hair regimen comprise of?
It’s basically my wash and go that I perfected over the past 2 years
Pre-poo (if I have time and effort)
Condition (which is the L in my LOC method)
Cream (Dr. Miracle’s Soft hold Creme and Aunt Jackie’s Curl La La and sometimes flaxseed gel)
7. What do you love most about your hair?
It’s big and versatile.
8. What do you dislike most about your hair?
I can’t figure out this two-strand twist thing. It can’t be too wet and not too dry and I haven’t figured at which point I add the product (sighs).
9. Which 3 products do you swear by?
Aunt Jackie’s Curl la la
Homemade Flaxseed Gel
Dr Miracles Soft Hold Creme
Dr Miracles Weightloss Creme
10. What are your top 3 natural hair tips?
Protective style regularly to retain length and ensure the health of your hair.
Use coconut oil to help with detangling.
Have a spray bottle, wide tooth comb and your go-to conditioner.
(The last one was a 3-in-one but they do save me on bad hair days)
11. Any encouragement for rookie naturals?
Before taking the actual step to big chop or transition read, read and read.
Get some products that will help you kick-start your journey (OR even save a bit of money on the side because our products are expensive)
If you are transitioning whether it be from relaxer or heat styling be very patient; I was not and that is why I did my big chop.
DO NOT COMPARE your curly pattern/hair with another natural. It will suck the life out of your journey and you will end up disappointed.
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!