'Going Natural was the only way I could feel good about my hair' Mane matters with Kasie

Hello Naturals, 

It's the last day of the month and few hours to Nigeria's Independence Day. It's gonna be a work-free day for some of us. Happy new month in advance.

Anyways, meet today's mane matters feature, Kasie 

Can you tell us who you are and what you do?
I’m Chito Kasiemobi Obiefune, a 300'l student of the Federal University of Technology Owerri, studying Information Technology. I love to read,write,cook and play with my hair

What are your thoughts about natural hair?
I love natural hair because of it's versatility. I love to think that I can do anything I want with my hair, you know, leave it out when I want to and not be scared it might turn out bad. I think this was one of the reasons that made me turn natural.

When/why did you decide to go natural?
I became a Naturalista on the 22nd of April 2015. Relaxing my hair all the time was beginning to tell on me, I was losing my edges and having major breakage.Whenever, I ran a comb through my straight hair, lots of hair would come out with it..Going natural was the only way I could feel good about my hair.

Did you do a BC or you transitioned?
I transitioned for about two months,the cut out the relaxed ends. During this period, I was skeptical about cutting my hair,but I had a sweet friend who encouraged me to go ahead.I took his advice and finally brought it down.Right now I'm so glad I did.

What was the experience like? 
Oh the feeling I got after cropping my hair is something I cannot explain.It made me wonder why I was scared in the first place.I had a new look,and I totally loved it..coupled with the fact that people around me kept telling me how good I looked still with me short hair..My whole fear vanished after that.

What was/is your biggest fear about going Natural?
My biggest fear was that I'd look like a boy and that my hair might not grow the way I wanted it to....right now those fears are gone.

Do you have a regimen you stick to? What is it like?
Oh yes! I wash my hair with Misty Wheat Oil and Egg Protein shampoo and condition with misty hair conditioner. Anytime I want curly hair, I apply Series Activator Moisturizer Gel. I also love my Olaedo shea butter and Virgin hair fertilizer.

What emotional struggles, if any, have you faced since going natural?
So far, I haven't had any emotional struggle.

Do you think you are in it for the long haul or is it just a phase?
I'm definitely in it for the long haul. Who'd want to turn her back on this?....lol.

There are people that definitely have negative comments about you hair, how do you deal with that?
One day when I decided not to comb my hair,my friend told me I looked like a mad woman..I just laughed and told her she had to grab spiritual eyes...lol..People must definitely have a thing or two to say, but with time,they'd come to appreciate it.

What's your must have product and accessory?
Shea butter, leave in conditioners and my tiny scarfs are definitely my must haves.

What is your go-to style?
My go-to style is leaving my hair as it is....maybe when my hair is longer, I'd come up with something else.

What advice do you have for anyone just going natural?
Just go ahead and do it..let go of your fears...the end justifies the means.

Where can we find you?
You can find me on instagram: Chi_obie facebook  Chito Obiefune.

To get featured, kindly send a mail to manematters@africanaturalistas.com and I'd reply ASAP

Till then


  1. I want to cut my hair oh so that I won't have to comb it lol

    1. ME TOO!!!! All these TWAs that look good make me want to go back there :(

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    2. but we know we won't cut it lol, I just wish there was like a twa croquet braids that would be awesome

  2. Enjoy your TWA dear, it suits you well.

  3. To the hair,your courage is admirable.Like your can't-tell-me-nothing attitude.your hair is nice.

  4. Lovely hair and looks you got there.
    *she should grab spiritual eyes* that got me laughing.
    This segment really encourages people to go natural and yes lots and lots of people are doing just that.

  5. Don't we all just want the TWA days back? Lol :)

    1. I must say at this point i do.feel I've passed that stage as a transitioner.*Le sigh*.


  6. Aww her TWA is so cute. Very surprising that it was a guy who encouraged her big chop! A hand of applause for the fellow :-)

  7. This TWA is giving me life! Beautiful!


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