At this time’s #BNFroFriday interview options Desola Mako. Desola is often known as Dee Mako and he or she’s a life & fashion blogger at www.deemako.com and an aspiring journey blogger. She loves style lots and in keeping with her, when she’s not working 8 to five, running a blog or on her Instagram web page @dee_mako, she’s in search of the following enterprise thought to discover.
Not plenty of us are sincere about these items however Dee refers to herself in all honesty as a ‘lazy pure’ who determined to go pure to comply with the pattern and take care of the well being of her hair. Learn extra about her hair journey.
BellaNaija: Inform us about your hair
Desola Mako: Let me begin by saying I wish to seek advice from myself as a lazy naturalista, Sure, I’ve hair merchandise and I attempt to situation after I don’t have a protecting fashion on however other than that I’m actually lazy with my hair routine/routine.
My hair is a sort 4c (I just lately simply discovered this out), I’ve been pure for nearly 3 years now, my hair is black and about 2years in the past, I colored it ginger blonde utilizing Crème of Nature hair dye, the dye as progressively light away.
I had relaxed hair until September/October 2013.
BN: How lengthy have you ever stored your pure hair?
DM: Nearly three years, I trim each different time as a result of it tends to interrupt lots, largely as a result of I don’t drink plenty of water and since I don’t oil it as usually as I ought to.
BN: Why did you resolve to go pure?
DM: I made a decision to go pure largely as a result of I used to be following the pattern, I do know most individuals don’t like to simply accept this reality however I do. I appreciated what the pure hair motion stood for thus I made a decision to strive it out. This plus the truth that my relaxed hair wasn’t rising and wasn’t wholesome. I used to chop my hair lots after I obtained bored with it simply being on the similar spot.
Going pure meant having naturally wholesome hair so I used to be up for it, plus the truth that it was simply the precise time with a lot details about the motion going round.
BN: How did you make the change?
DM: I began the method by transitioning, I relaxed my hair for the final time every week earlier than my birthday in December 2012 and for the following 6 to eight months I stored trimming the sides each time I took off a weave or braids.
Sadly or happily for me on the time I used to be presupposed to get my final trim, the barber I used was having a lot enjoyable that he gave me a giant chop…lol. Weirdly sufficient, I loved it and embraced it however to keep away from this you would possibly wish to insist the barber makes use of scissors or have a mirror with you or not use your cellphone a lot through the course of. Sure! I used to be carried away.
The one reactions I obtained had been the individuals who always thought I used to be going to dread my hair, largely as a result of tough hair was my factor throughout transitioning. I appreciated the look it gave me, so lots of people assumed I had dreads or that I used to be going to get dreads or that my hair was due hair and wanted to be relaxed.
The response continues to be the identical with some folks whereas others are extra enlightened.
BN: Are you tempted to return to relaxed hair, how do you take care of the temptation?
DM: Once I had relaxed hair, pony tail was my go to, very slick, straightforward to do and it introduced out my face like they are saying.
So, YES! Generally I simply wish to loosen up my hair or simply the entrance half to put in a pleasant ponytail however I take care of the temptation by pondering of some private targets I’ve connected to my hair. Like having a pure coiffure for my courtroom marriage ceremony (p.s: I’m not even engaged but so the hair gotta keep pure until then)… *covers face*
BN: Ever hidden your pure hair?
DM: Sure and No. Sure as a result of generally it simply doesn’t work. It’s both too painful to comb or too shrunk to pack neatly so I conceal it beneath wigs, weaves, hats and scarfs. No, as a result of generally the unkempt look on a crisp white shirt is strictly the look I’m going for.
BN: How does local weather the place you reside have an effect on your hair?
DM: I expertise fixed Shrinkage and Breakage! With shrinkage I simply embrace it as one thing I can’t management whereas the breakage I attempt to management by conditioning and oiling my hair.
BN: What’s your stance on pure VS chemical merchandise?
DM: With merchandise I simply have a tendency to make use of what works for my hair however I additionally attempt to make it possible for I exploit extra pure merchandise like oils and butters. Fortunately for us, we have now plenty of pure oils and components round us which can be excellent for pure hair like Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Honey and a lot extra.
BN: What’s your hair care routine like?
DM: My hair is beneath a protecting styling about 80% of the time, it’s simpler for me to take care of as a result of I’ve a busy life.
Nevertheless when it’s out, I wash with a daily shampoo then melted Dudu Osun (black cleaning soap), I situation with my Olive Oil Conditioner (the longest product I’ve been utilizing), then deep situation with Honey and Coconut Oil. After which I seal in with oils and butters like Olive Oil and Shea Butter. I don’t comb my hair lots and after I finally do, I braid it or thread it.
BN: What recommendation would you give to folks pondering of going pure?
DM: Don’t overthink it; you do not need to do what everyone seems to be doing. Examine your hair, discover what works for it and stick with it. Additionally create a folder or Pinterest web page with pure hair footage that inspire you, it could enable you keep motivated and dedicated all through the method. And be able to experiment if that’s your factor.
BN: What do you want finest about your hair and being pure?
DM: I really like the feel, pure color and quantity of my hair lots, my hair is thick. I get compliments each time my hair is out.
BN: What are your favorite kinds to rock?
DM: I really like the pineapple technique; it’s my go to for sporting my hair to work alternating it to create a giant or small fro relying on my temper. I additionally like twist-outs, particularly unplanned ones that come because of loosening braids; I simply use my curl enhancer and magnificence it as I need. Once I wash and situation my hair, I additionally put on my fro out.
Like I stated I’m fairly lazy so this are the kinds which can be best to attain within the jiffy I dedicate to my hair.
My favorite protecting fashion is certainly sporting a weave or crotcheting.
See extra photographs of Desola’s hair and her favorite crochet fashion to rock.
Thanks for sharing your journey with us Dee!
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