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Monday, August 22, 2011

"I make my stuff in the kitchen" - Interview with Ehizogie (NATUREAL ROX)

We are happy to introduce to you a lady who is inspiring and vivacious. Never afraid to try new things, Ehizogie uses various ingredients to pamper her hair. No wonder she is the founder and owner of NATUREAL hair products. To order her products email her at: Enjoy.

Name: Ehizogie Ero (Natureal Rox)

Where are you from: Nigeria

What do you do: Teacher

At one time you had your hair relaxed. Tell us why you decided to go natural: This is my 3rd time of going natural. The first time I went natural was because I wanted a cropped dread. The 2nd time was because I wanted a fro. And now I am natural because I could no longer fathom damaging my hair with perms and relaxers.

How did you go natural? Did you transition or did you do the big chop? Did anyone help you or encourage you: I had to transition o! There was no way I was walking round with my big head not covered by any hair. I had a protective style (braiding) on for a year and one day I did 2 strand twists and picked a pair of scissors and chopped the permed bit off myself.

Do you have a “hair mentor”: I think I had so many hair mentors. I came across a lot of naturals whose blogs I followed like Curlynikki and khamit kink. However, the drive to keep on the natural path was somewhat easy as my sisters were going natural at the same time I was. We shared tips and trying out stuff together made going natural fun.

Are there people you have encouraged to go natural: I have not verbally encouraged anyone to go natural, however I have been told by people that the way I carry my hair and my passion for natural hair inspires them to go natural.

What’s your natural hair regimen: I am a no-poo natural. I use natural conditioner mixed with honey, glycerine and essential oil to condition my hair once every week. I switch it up every now and then and do a hot oil treatment. Then I spray with glycerine mix and lock in the moisture with my own wonderful mix of Shea whip. However my daily routine is spray with my glycerine mix and lock in the moisture with my Shea whip morning and night.

Products you cannot live without: My glycerine spray, my Shea whip and 100% natural conditioner by Aubrey or by Carol’s daughter. However I am mostly a diy girl and I make my stuff in the kitchen.

How do people react to your natural hair? Positive or negative reactions: People are positive. My hair is versatile and I show that characteristic via my different styles. I can have my fro in every week. People are amazed how I can show up with different looks every week, so they are positive.

Comment about natural hair as a teacher in school. Do you feel awkward about wearing your natural hair to work: Well my hair makes me stand out; the kids want to touch/feel my hair, because it is different from Caucasian hair. There was a day the kids had me hide a pencil and a pen in my fro and asked another teacher to look for it. Although I have protective styling every now and then, I have been told by my colleagues they prefer my natural hair. I feel over comfortable wearing my natural hair to work.

What do you like best about being natural: I can wear my hair differently all the time, long, short, crazy, and sexy.

What do you hate most about being natural: The shrinkage! However there are ways to reduce shrinkage but I am more for the healthy hair (lie!). I wish I can show off my length.

What is the craziest thing you ever did to or tried with your natural hair: So far putting a lot of gel on my hair. However I had a fashion show on the 13th and my hair was sprayed in colour so watch out. It may sound crazy; however using anything not natural on my hair is crazy to me. That is why I make my hair stuff myself.

What would you say to someone who has tried to go natural and is having a difficult time: You have to have done your research before going natural. Get to know your hair type and products that work for your hair. For example, everyone talks about pure olive oil and the positive effects of using it on your hair, however it does not agree with my hair. Never, never comb your hair dry, use a wide tooth comb. Moisture, moisture, moisture I cannot stress that enough. Talk to people and ask questions, don’t be scared to try out stuff on your hair.

Twist-out or braid-out: Twist out works for me it is easy, and I have learned ways of working it.

Keep it natural!



Osarume John-Osazuwa said...

Pretty hair girl! doing a good job

ZiZi Amadasun said...

When i am ready 2 go natural,wud give U both a call.