'I cried when I did my Big Chop' Mane matters with Amarachi

Hi Naturals

Today's feature is a new natural and she would be glad to get some tips from you all as ahe just did her BC recently. 

Meet Amara
Can you tell us who you are and what you do?
I'm Jibulu Amarachi. A final year student of Paul University

What are your thoughts about natural hair?When/why did you decide to go natural?

Natural hair is beautiful in many ways and exceptional, radiant and different from all. I decided to go natural in June 2015 (toddler naturalist) cause of my constant hair loss n scanty looking thin ends.

Did you do a BC or you transitioned?
I transitioned for two months and did my BC in August.
What was the experience like?
While transitioning, I had lots of people who tried to discourage me. Also, I was in tears when I did my BC, seeing my somehow lengthy hair (stunted growth) fall off

What was/is your biggest fear about going Natural?
Not being able to complete the journey due to finances and maybe succumbing to relaxers again.

Do you have a regimen you stick to? What is it like?
My regimen is not static ‘cause I’m a lazy natural but I try to cowash on Wednesdays and pre-poo+deep condition on Saturday \Sunday

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

There are people that definitely have negative comments about your hair, how do you deal with that?
I try to face reality, it can't be glued back. So bye to their useless comments and welcome to my TWA. Persistence and confidence

What's your must have product and accessory?
My Jbco is my must have and my Bruno hats
What is your go-to style?
For now none

What advice do you have for anyone just going natural?
Be consistent, patient, diligent and most of all be who you are, no one can bring down a lion easily . Also always take pictures of your hair.

Where can we find you? Your social media platforms…
I.G - @lanztae, facebook: Facebook.com/graceevelyn1 or simply Grace Evelyn. Snap chat @lanztae

To get featured, send a mail to manematters@africanaturalistas.com

Till then 


  1. Wow, she is a lazy natural who cowashes every wednesday and washes every weekend. Then I must be a mega-rotten lazy natural, lol.

    1. as in... was thinking the same thing..

    2. Yeah, she's definitely not lazy. But then again, washing a TWA is easy.

    3. Mehnnn i rili dono what to call myself the queen of laziness

  2. Being natural shouldn't be expensive. Use what you have and don't follow trends. You won't go back to relaxers if you focus on using inexpensive local products.

    1. thanks dear jes tried d diy black soap using the dudu osun n ts good. m gonna try more diy's. Thanks

  3. I think I would also cry of I ever BC..

  4. Amara,
    Your hair would grow so fast and you will marvel at the growth and forget your tears.

  5. I didn't cry when I finally BC'ed. But I was stunned to see my long straight hair on the floor but overjoyed to have that off my head. I hated it. And relaxers are way in the past.

    Now if you simplify ur regimen, your account won't be on the red always.
    Get the right mix of oils, water, conditioner and the rest is in your kitchen.

  6. Cutting your hair can be an emotional experience, none the less just embrace this new journey. Like you mentioned it is not like you can glue it back LOL. When life gives you lemons make lemonade and set up a stall to sell it loool. Use the resources as best as you can! All the best :D

  7. Enjoy your TWA stage dear.

  8. Whoever has anything negative to say about your short hair must have hazy vision because you definately have the face to wear your hair short!Brush the haters off,they probably wish in secret that they looked like you!Just enjoy your Journey,it only gets better!

  9. I just BCed and I can relate! Took me a lot of courage to finally do it. Now I'm in love with my TWA!


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