My name is Naa but I go by AfrodivaNally on social media and I’m from Ghana, but currently living in Norway for my master’s degree.
2. What is your hair type?
At first it was difficult to find out exactly what my hair type was so I would say it was a 4z, but I think its share a lot of characteristics with the 4c hair type, so 4c, it is!!!
Well, there were a number of factors that made me go natural. First, I was frustrated with scabs and burns from relaxers and my host sister from Texas had extremely long relaxed her when she came to stay with my family and on her return, she chopped off all her hair. I was really angry, but that sort of opened my eyes to the wider picture of the possibilities of natural hair.
4. What was the most challenging thing about going natural?
I should say, finding information and products on natural hair in Ghana. Most of the blogs and videos that I would watch were in the US, and I had no means of getiing them in Ghana. That’s what even inspired me to start my blog to document all of this information so I could help others.
5. What is your weekly regimen?
My regimen has changed a lot over the past three years and especially since I moved from home. But now, I know what products and techniques that work for me. It’s very simple now. I just co-wash with conditioner every week and deep conditioner every forth night. I just discovered oil rinsing and I plan to incorporate it into my regimen now.
6. What is your daily morning regimen?
Moisturise with whatever I can grab my hands on and style if I’m stepping out.
7. What is your daily night time regimen?
I just scarf my hair with a silk scarf or a satin cap and say good night!!!
8. Do you use heat on your hair at all?
No. Heat is a no-no for me. Maybe I will blow out and straighten when I reach 5 years. But the thought of heat damage scares me.
I stopped braiding my hair because it was a traumatic and painful experience. In short, I cut out hairdressers from my like unitl I found one, 2 years ago who takes instruction from me. Even, so I have braided my hair just about 3 times in the past two years in Ghana. However, when I moved to Norway, I braided my hair twice in the past 7 months.
10. Wide-tooth comb or Denman brush?
None. I stopped using them and only fingers to detangle.
11. Is your hair normally loose or in a protective-do?
It’s mostly loose. I like having water run through my hair all the time.
12. Have you ever had a hair tragedy? What was it? How did you recover from it?
The only hair tragedy was when I asked a hairdresser to give me faux locks and I left looking like the image of typical Ghanaian witch.
13. What's your biggest tip for maintaining healthy or long hair?
I think it’s a lot patience and time and giving yourself the chance to learn what works best for your hair. It can be frustrating but it really worth all the hassle.
14. Where can we find you online? (blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube)
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