'You walk into a room and your Natural hair gets the first attention' Mane Matters with Ellena

Hi Naturalistas,

Meet Ellena

Can you tell us who you are and what you do?
I'm Ellena. I'm a student,actress and natural hair stylist/makeup artist. 

What are your thoughts about natural hair?

I personally feel natural hair is fascinating, you walk into a room and your hair gets the first attention. 
When/why did you decide to go natural?

My hair was breaking and I was tired already        

Did you do a BC or you transitioned?

I transitioned for a year before I did the big chop

What was the experience like?

I had mixed feelings, cause I knew absolutely nothing about natural hair, I hid my hair under a wig for a while.         
What was/is your biggest fear about going Natural?

I used to be scared that the maintenance was going to be difficult, but I have no fear now *smiles*.                                      
Do you have a regimen you stick to? What is it like? 
I spritz daily, deep condition once a week and do the hot oil treatment daily.                                                                          
What emotional struggles, if any, have you faced since going natural?
At first I had comments like nawa for this your hair oo.but its funny how most of this people have gone natural and frequently call for hair care tips and styling.                                  
Do you think you are in it for the long haul or is it just a phase?
A long haul of course                                                                        
There are people that definitely have negative comments about you hair, how do you deal with that?
I haven't had negative comments.                                          

What's your must have product and accessory?

Cantu leave in conditioner jamaican castor oil coconut oil and my daily hair spritz.                               
What is your go-to style?  
Braid out.                                                                                        

What advice do you have for anyone just going natural?
Embrace it girl,you've made a beautiful decision.                

Where can we find you?
Instagram ellenaaffah   Twitter ellenaaffah

Till then


1 comment

  1. I must say that even the calibre of men differ because of your natural hair. I have noticed when I speak to folk there is a lesser chance an area boy will approach you with natural hair lool. Our hair is regal!


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