¨I shaved all my hair'' Mane matters with Elizabeth Adeniji

Hello Naturalistas,

How are you all doing this week? This week we bring you the very daring Elizabeth. I met at at the savy and chic garden party and she was talking about her hair clocking 2 years and how she wanted to talk about it, although we had featured her previously. I thought what better way than to bring her on mane matters? Yay? :P

Can I also add that she is also one of the top commenter's on the blog? 

Well, meet Elizabeth! 

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

My name is Adeniji Elizabeth.a.k.a Leeznijis. I am a recent graduate of Mass communication waiting for my youth service year. I work as a reviewer intern at Jumia Nigeria. I am also a blogger and I blog at leeznijis.blogspot.com (let’s say part-time)

AN: What's your thoughts about natural hair?

Natural hair is unique and versatile. It is beautiful and you just can’t stop loving it.
With Relaxer

AN: Why did you decide to go natural?

It was by accident. I was having issues with my hair. It was retarding in growth, I was itching constantly and I couldn’t bear it. I also had serious dandruff (as in I was so ashamed to go out to the salon to make my hair ‘cause of it). I could not comb my hair without having flaky dry things dropping off.lol. It was so bad (despite trying different medications) that I decided I needed to cut my hair and start over. Meanwhile, I never knew a thing about natural hair, bc, ps,dc and all. So I shaved my hair off and started looking for better ways to treat my hair especially to rid the dandruff. Then I stumbled on natural hair and funny enough, African Naturalistas was the first natural hair blog I came across. So I thought to give it a try since I was starting all over.

AN: Did you do a BC or you transitioned?

I would say I did a really biggggggggg chop... lol
The Biggest chop

AN: Any fears about the BC?

Don’t think I had any. Just that I was wondering how I was going to look like. However, I was prepared as I got wigs.

AN: What has your experience been?

It’s been almost two years since I returned natural and it’s been fun so far. I am learning more about my hair and how to care for it better. It’s been amazing and challenging too.

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

I was scared my hair won’t grow since I shaved it all. But it’s growing now

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

The long haul it is

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

I really do not have one now but I used to have one earlier in the year. I just try this and that as far as it suits me. But I never forget to deep condition, do the hot oil treatment and wash when necessary. It comes with the mood. I think I got lazy. Would stick to one soon

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

Kinky braids, Weaves, Twists and pineapple fro
protective styling

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

At first, I would get hurt when people say stuffs. Later on, I was no longer bothered as I would tell them It was my hair and not theirs. Arguing with them is not worth it at all. I have had several encounters with people and I try not to get angry ‘cause it’s bound to happen. Not everyone would love your hair. Lately, I get really good comments and i’m happy about that. My sis is even transitioning and some friends are willing to go natural.

AN: What’s your must have product and accessory?

Castor oil, Leave in conditioner, shea butter, Ecostyler gel, Hair band and bobby pins.

AN: What’s your advice to anyone planning to ditch relaxers?

Just do it if it’s what you want. There is no time to waste.

AN: Thank you for your time
You are welcome

P.S: If you want to get featured kindly read this post and send an email to manematters@africanaturalistas.com with the the subject as ''Mane Matters" and you will be gotten back to. Thank you! 


  1. Yaaaaay. Thanks for the feature Tommie. I'm blushing

  2. So bold omG. Sister I respect you.
    Met her at the Savvy and Chic party too and loved her kinks.
    Go Elizabeth!

  3. That was a major big chop.
    I could never do that.
    but your hair looks amazing now.


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