Mane Matters with Lara Oriye

Hello Naturalistas,

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

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

I am a lot of things but for the purpose of this discusssion; My name is Itunu Omolara Oriye. I am a lawyer. 

AN: What's your thoughts about natural hair? 

My thoughts about natural hair... That its nice and natural? Lol

 AN: Why did you decide to go natural?

Actually, going natural wasn't a big decision for me. I am a very impulsive person I woke up one day and realized I wanted natural hair and went for it!

AN: Did you do a BC or you transitioned?

I transitioned for about a year and then got impatient I really wanted a TWA so I  chopped it off as soon as I came back home last year! June precisely so yea, I have an anniversary coming up!

AN: Any fears about the BC?

No... I was excited!

AN: What has your experience been?

Great! I love my natural hair so much... Every disappointment has been a blessing!

 AN: What was/is your biggest fear about going Natural? 

Now real question! Umph! My biggest fear was that natural hair won't look good on me because of my weight... I kinda assumed it would not fit me... Well I was wrong... I look fabulous in my Natural locks!

 AN: Do you think you are in it for the long haul or is it just a phase?

Definitely long haul!

 AN: Do you have any hair regimen you stick to?

No special regimen o, unlike some naturalists who worship their hair (no judgement o). Anyhoo, I deep condition as often as possible. I make my own conditionner most of the time ( I have amazing recipes that I've tried and loved). On lazy days I use a combo of oils (castor oil, coconut oil, sheabutter) and whatever is available! For everyday 'jollofication'  a mix of sheabutter coconut oil and crushed mustard seeds for application I also.... I mix that with water in an "empty body fantasy" bottle and hydrate hydrate hydrate!

 AN: What's your go-to protective style? 

Braids! All day every day!

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

Who is giving negative people time? Definitely not me. I don't have to deal with what i can't hear!  Mostly the comments have been positive though... Even when they, are not I just assume they are!

 AN: Whats your must have product and accessory?

Nothing really... Apart from my hair mix above mentioned. I just go go go! No time! Lol

 AN: Whats you advice to anyone planning to ditch relaxers?

Don't think about it just do it... That is if its what you really want!


  1. We should be twins coz I mirror her ryt from the impulsive BC 2 no specific hair regimen and I'm loving my hair everyday. I din't transition thou, God knows I lack the patience

  2. Wow,her hair growth is really impressive.


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