'I have discovered many beautiful things Natural hair can do' Mane Matters with Obianuju

Hi Natural Beauties,
Happy new month to you all. 

Let's meet Uju 
Can you tell us who you are and what you do?
My name is Uju Lilian, I am a Blogger on various blogs, www.ethniques.blogspot.com is my personal blog, A social media analyst / manager and I design 2D graphics.

What are your thoughts about natural hair?
I think Natural hair is healthy and flexible, its healthy because you don't have to use many artificial chemicals, and its flexible because you can style it in different interesting ways.
When/why did you decide to go natural?
I went natural about 10 months ago. I decided to go Natural because I have a very unusual soft hair, it wasn't just normal, because it looked and felt like a baby's hair, each time I go to the saloon, the stylist always get scared to relax my hair because she felt it would get burnt. My hair stylist finally advised me to go Natural for a while to see if my hair would gain strength. Behold the birth of my Natural hair.
Did you do a BC or you transitioned?
I just trimmed the ends of my hair, then started transitioning.

What was the experience like?
Very interesting and adventurous 
What was/is your biggest fear about going Natural?
My initial fear was that I wont be able to fix hair extensions and bring out my hair at the front, but as soon as I discovered many beautiful things I can do with my Natural hair, my fear vanished 
Do you have a regimen you stick to? What is it like?
Yeah, as soon as I take out my hair extension, I deep condition my hair, then do corn rows or thread my hair so it can stretch,and I always spray my hair with water and coconut oil for one month before I fix or braid. This has helped me keep my edge safe. On few occasions I do protein treatment.
What emotional struggles, if any, have you faced since going natural?
I haven't faced any.

Do you think you are in it for the long haul or is it just a phase?
I am so in it for a VERY long time, as long as forever *I pray* #TeamNatural
There are people that definitely have negative comments about you hair, how do you deal with that?
 I have never gotten any negative comments, infact I get positive comments and people always ask me for tips on how to go Natural, even people that use to call me rat hair before I started transitioning, are now amazed with the beautiful turnout of my Natural hair. My hair stylist is so happy with my hair now
What's your must have product and accessory?
My must have product is Shea butter, edge control and a good leave-in conditioner. My must have hair accessory is a hair band and a bobby pin
What is your go-to style?
My go to style is a mini/pineapple afro or a bun
What advice do you have for anyone just going natural?
 Be patient, Love your hair and avoid too many chemicals

Where can we find you? Your social media platforms…
My blog www.ethniques.blogspot.com ,my Instagram @divauju, Twitter @ujuunwa

Thank you for your time
Thanks for having me too. Keep up the good work.

Her hair is beautiful hair. What do you all think?

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Have a wonderful day

Till then


  1. I wonder whether she wears the didi and kiko out. Not many people have the liver to do that. Great interview.

  2. I do o, I get many stares, it makes people try to figure out my age. Funny enough guys also like the didi, they say it makes me look innocent *winks* but yes I am

  3. Awww I like her, found her blog recently. Her hair really does look very soft

    1. Thanks Sandra, I get a lot of tips from your blog too and your hair, hmmmmn! I like too. My hair is Really soft o, before I started transitioning, people use to call me cotton wool hair *sad*

  4. I too do call her chicken hair then. Its so amazing how full her hair is now. Its lovely on u girl, don't even think of relaxing again

    1. Hahahaha! Thanks chikintus, no more relaxer. I still want my hair to be as long as urs or longer than urs sef *winks*

  5. Ujulity I like the hair, but how can one get these product for you mentioned? like the shea butter

    1. Helen, you have come to the right place. You can get your shea butter and many other products from us. Just follow the link in this comment, place your order, and we will deliver to you. http://africanaturalistas.com/ourstore/

  6. Ujulity I like the hair, but how can one get these product you mentioned? Like shea butter

  7. Thanks Helen dear, I really appreciate, you can shop directly on here, this blog. Its very affordable.

  8. The Skin on her is beautiful


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