My name is Olivia Edeh, I’m from Nigeria currently studying in Mauritius island.
2. What would you consider your hair type and hair porosity to be?
I will classify my hair type as 30% 4b and 70%4c, I have low porosity hair.
3. How long have you been natural?
I have been natural for five years.
4. Why did you decide to go natural?
I decided to go natural in my final year of high school. I was tired of my hair breaking due to constant compulsory hairstyles with different stylist. My hair was literally shedding in bulk, so I woke up one morning took a scissors and chopped it all off and decided to start my hair journey all over again.
5. What was the hardest thing about returning natural?
The hardest thing was not being educated on how to take care of my natural hair. I big chopped in 2012, I didn’t have access to the kind of information that is available today. I made a lot of damaging mistakes like washing my hair with bar soap lol. It took me about three years to figure out my hair.
6. What does your hair regimen comprise of?
My hair regimen is very flexible depending on what I feel my hair needs at the time. I always pre-poo my hair before shampoo, with olive oil and aloe vera. I co-wash every week, DIY deep conditioners once a month. For styling, it is always in chunky twist, which I turn to twist out whenever I’m going out. For moisturizing I use the LCO method, I always have to moisturize because of my low porosity hair, sometimes after moisturizing I wear a shower under my bonnet for extra moisture.
7. What do you love most about your hair?
I have reached that part of my natural journey where my hair is now my hair goal, I no longer look at other ‘naturalistas’ and wish I had hair like theirs. I simply just love my hair and the progress we are making together.
8. What do you dislike most about your hair?
My ends, sometimes it just feels so brittle. I have trimmed and moisturized, but nothing seems to work, still on the quest to find a solution.
9. Which 3 products do you swear by?
Tresemme natural’s conditioner, I have been using this for years and the slip is amazing. I use it to co-wash, detangle and as a base for my DIY deep conditoners.
Shea moisture curl enhancing smoothie, smells great and leaves my hair moisturized.
10. What are your top 3 natural hair tips?
Always sleep with your bonnet on or satin pillow.
Embrace your shrinkage and avoid heat styling tools.
Avoid product build up on your hair.
11. Any encouragement for rookie naturals?
Do not be overwhelmed, there is a lot of stigma that natural hair is difficult to maintain it is not. Just be patient with your hair, know what regimen works best for you this will help you save money and time.
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!