Occupation: Model, studies at University of Westminster
Ethnic Background: Nigeria, Saint Vincent
Are you natural or permed and why?
I am natural and well I have never really had long hair. I went natural 3 years ago and I did that because I watched this movie called good hair, I think that movie made everyone go natural.I had never seen my natural hair before because I got permed when I was quite young. I think i was about 4 so it was really young and no one in my family has long hair so I thought why not, let me go natural.
How long have you been natural ?
I've been natural for 3 years.
What's your favourite protective style ?
Braids! I can do anything with them, I can do different colour, different lengths and they look really nice and afro centric.
Do you do your hair yourself or get it professionally done?
Sometimes, these( Check images) were professionally made in Nigeria but when I am here for the school term I do my braids my self and i do Marley twist and keep it like that for a while.
How do you maintain your natural hair and your protective hair?
No, I don't do anything to this I just leave it in for as long as it can stay in for. I don't really look after my hair, before I put on the braids I normally oil my hair so much so when I take my braids out it still kind of oiled. On my scalp I put shea butter or caster oil. I don't use coconut oil cause it makes my hair really dry
What are your staple hair products?
Okay, my staple hair products are :
- Shea moisture - Deep conditioner, 10 in 1 fruit complex
- Creme of Nature - Argon oil leave in conditioner
- Aussie Moist conditioner
Worst/Funniest hair experience?
When I went natural my mum who has know idea what i can or can't do told me to dye my hair yellow because she thought it would look nice. Here is me thinking that it might be a good idea because she showed me pictures, I went to a dingy hair salon in reading and they did my hair. I wanted highlights but they put streaks in my head, they put dye on one part and left a gap and but another piece of dye and id that all over my head. Basically I ended up looking like Cruella De Vil after everything, it was so embarrassing I had my hair like that for a good year. I was trying to grow it out and eventually i just dyed everything red.
What are your hair aspirations?
Short term I want my hair to grow to boob length and long term I eventually want to have dreads. I feel like when I'm working and I'm 30 I'm not going to have time to look after my hair so yeah thats the reason.