Name : Shingi
Occupation : Student/Founder of Blué Spit
Ethnic background : Zimbabwean
Do you have natural or permed hair and why ?
It is kind of a mix at the moment because i kind of relaxed my hair about a month ago and i only relaxed parts of it. (edges, the sides and the back).
Why did you perm your hair?
I did it so that it could blend in with my hair because i'm not really bothered by what is going on underneath my wig its mainly whats going on with my edges so that it blends and looks more natural.
How long have you been natural?
I've been natural for about 21 years but in-between that period of time i have straightened my hair, bleached my hair all sort of things to my hair but i have always kept it in a natural state until i started relaxing it for the past 2 years.
What is your favorite protective style are you wearing?
I like braids.. i don't know i don't think i have a favourite. I just think i get bored of hair easily so i just do everything i don't think i have a favourite one but do like to braid a lot and wigs because you can do whatever you want. Yeah i like everything.
Did you do it your self or get it professionally done?
Yeah I do my own hair but sometimes my auntie does my hair. Last time i did protective style i did Faux Locs my self and it took me 12 hours but it was worth it. I had them in for 6 months and my hair grew a lot.
What your staple hair products ?
I don't really use much in my hair i'm currently using
- Extra virgin coconut oil
- Shea Moisture
- Aunt jackies Shampoo
When i was younger i used to use brands such as PINK, olive oil just everything you find in a hair shop was at my house.
What your funniest hair experience ?
The most craziest thing that I did and will never do again is when I dreaded my hair my natural hair, bleached it and dyed it bright red then after a period of about 5 years I undid my hair washed all my hair got all the gunk out. A few weeks after I bleached it again dyed it pink got tired of that and then i shaved my hair and here I am.
What are your hair aspiration?
I just want a big afro because I'm tired of wearing wigs, well not tired I love wearing wigs but i just want big hair. Although i do like my hair in dreads but i don't think I'm at that point of my life when i can have dreads. When 30 something or 38 I will start dreading my hair again.