Mane Matters with Ibukun Aiyemo

Hello Naturalistas,

Welcome to another episode of Mane Matters, Today I bring you Ibukun. Enjoy 

AN: Can you tell us who you are and what you do?

I'm Ibukun Joyce Aiyemo, a student and an Aspiring TV presenter. I'm quite young but I'm driven by my passion to impact the world positively. 
AN: What's your thoughts about natural hair?

Natural hair to me is something I see as very lovely; in the sense that it reveals your true personalty and makes you feel more comfortable in your own skin. 

AN: Why did you decide to go natural?

I've been natural all my life. At first I was always having arguments with my mum about relaxing my hair but she never succumbed to all my advances lol. She gave numerous examples of my friends whose hair had chopped off because of the damage the relaxer caused.  I still insisted as usual.  But as I grew older, I began to fall in love with it. Every time I went to the Salon to get my hair done, everyone would just turn to me. They always commented and were wowed by its length and how full it was. Obviously this made me realize how people actually loved it. Fortunately I kept my natural hair, so I never had to BC or transition. 
AN: Do you think you are in it for the long haul or is it just a phase?

I've been on natural hair all my life. It'd be a huge decision I'd have to make if I decide to relax it. I love my hair, and I haven't thought about that and I really hope I dont.
AN: Do you have any hair regimen you stick to?

I wouldn't say I have any special hair regiment but when I have time I get a twist out, afro, braiding, etc. I'm going to College real soon, so I believe I'd have more time for my hair. I plan to have my own statement natural hair, which would be an Afro-Twist out which would definitely make me unique and make people appreciate the Natural Hair.

AN: There are people that definitely have negative comments about you hair, how do you deal with that?    

 Most of the time, when I go to the salon, alot of people ask me if my hair hurts and why I have to go through the stress of keeping a natural hair.It really doesnt bother me because your Passion overrides the Pain. Its hard sometimes when you can't do a weave and leave your hair out in the center, knowing that it wouldn't look nice.  But not everything is for everyone. 
AN: Whats your must have product and accessory?

 My must-have product is definitely the Hair detangler ..its been very helpful since I was a child.  Apart from that, I use shea butter and other soft and curly products. 
AN: Whats you advice to anyone planning to ditch relaxers?

My candid advice to anyone planning to dictch the relaxers it " GO FOR IT"and I promise you wont regret it. I hope you enjoy it even more than I do.

AN: Thank you for your time.

Thank you so much for enlightening so many people on Natural hair and I'm very grateful for this opportunity to also tell everyone about my natural hair journey. 


  1. Awww bless. Love your story Ibukun. Your mum is a strong woman. Lol

  2. Full tresses. I envy


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