Natural Hair Tag With Oizamsi Of Kozdiaries
Hi, guys! welcome to another blogger feature tag post and probably the last one on this post.
In case you missed the previous posts, please click on this link to read. I am currently looking for ways to feature bloggers on this blog in 2018, hopefully, something creative comes up soon.
Today’s feature is Oizamsi who blogs at kozdaries
LSOO: Tell us about your hair texture.
I think my hair is between 4a and 4B. This is because the hair is curly and even when you try to straighten it out; you see the strands having that spiral form that says I’m indomie, I can’t be spag.
LSOO: How long have you been natural for?
I have been natural for about 18 months and I must say the journey has been amazing. Like who knew I could be this nice my hair?
LSOO: Why did you decide to go natural?
Why I went natural is a funny story. I came back from my place of primary assignment during my one year compulsory Youth service to meet that my favourite aunt had shaved her hair. I was so surprised because her hair was super healthy, full, long and beautiful. She told me that she had decided to go natural. After her explanation, I got interested and decided to do further research on what going natural meant. So that’s how the journey started, I transitioned for about 12 months before eventually having my big chop.
LSOO: What steps did you take to make the change?
Like I said before I transitioned for about 12 months before having my big chop. My transition stage was a very difficult one for me because my hair had two textures and my relaxed texture was a bundle to behold (long and thick) but because of my constant research and my fear of looking too small with very tiny hair, I decided to be patient with my transitioning hair.
LSOO: Have you ever been tempted to go back to relaxed hair?
Naaaa… I have never been tempted and that’s very strange now that I think about it. As much as my mum feels it’s a total waste of time, I have come to really love my natural hair. It’s like the hair is me. I take care of it more than when the hair was long and always attracting people to say “sister sorry o but is this your hair?” (Too bad I don’t have a photo of my hair when it was straight)
LSOO: What are your favourite hair products?
It has to be Evareal products. Like those lines of products are super amazing. I have just been introduced to them but they are working wonders for my hair I must say. When it comes to natural hair products I always consider my budget and Evareal are actually budget friendly. The regular cup of shampoo goes for about N1300.
LSOO: What is your to-go style and why?
My go-to style is the up bun. Like I can rock that style for one year straight without changing it. It’s very easy to get my hair into that style so I really don’t have to stress about styling my hair at all.
LSOO: Top 5 hair products a newly natural should have?
See eh, if you are a new naturalista, just go and get the following so that you have a stress free journey:
1| Sulphate free Shampoo
3| Deep conditioner (Especially if your hair is like mine)
4| Water (Yes o Water is your hair best friend)
5| Oils (Coconut oil, Olive Oil, Shea butter)
LSOO: What is your stance on natural and chemical products?
When I first started my natural hair journey, I was of the opinion that I would only use DIY products because I felt that most of the products tagged as “natural” might still have chemicals in them at least to preserve them. However, with my constant research, I have come to understand the components of each product and I can easily decipher what product still have chemicals in it. So my stance research on all the products that you are going to use on your hair and desist from ingredients that could be harmful to your hair (skin inclusive)
LSOO: Share with us a funny story in regards to your natural hair
Ermmm….. I’m sure this is a funny one but I’d just share anyway since I can’t think of any other one. There was this day I prepared a DIY product of avocado, banana, yoghurt, honey and milk and had to rest before applying it on my hair but I forgot to turn it out of the blender before going to bed. By the time I woke up, my mixture was gone, so I asked who took my deep conditioner and everybody in the house was like we thought it was smoothie so we shared it. I just started laughing because I was short of words at that moment.
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