1. What's your name and where are you from?
My name is Margie Muga and am from Nairobi, Kenya.
2. What is your hair type?
My hair is type 4c. Sometimes it feels like 4b
3. When did you go natural and what made you do it?
I went natural sometime in September 2013. I had just finished my 2nd year at the University of Nairobi and a lot of things in my life had changed. I needed a new start and a fresh approach to things in my life generally, and chopping my relaxed and weak hair was top on the list.
4. What was the most challenging thing about going natural?
At the very beginning, I had no idea about what to do with my short and all natural hair. Being a member of the legal profession that is a bit strict as well as a lover of art which has room for creative energy, I found myself in a dilemma on how to style my hair and yet not conform to set societal standards.
5. What is your weekly regimen?
I currently wash my hair once a week. I prepoo, shampoo, co-wash, and deep condition then apply a generous amount of coconut oil/olive oil before styling as desired.
6. What is your daily morning regimen?
This depends on what style I am rocking. If my hair is open, then I try different styles ranging from bantu knots to twist outs and hair puffs. On a daily basis, I moisturize and apply olive and coconut oil using my spray bottle.
7. What is your daily night time regimen?
I apply shea butter to my strands at night and do chunky twist outs, massage the scalp and cover up using a satin bonnet, and for the extra protection, I sleep on a satin pillow case.
8. Do you use heat on your hair at all?
Yes, At least twice a year but only if I really need to.
9. Do you braid your hair? If so, how often do you do so in a year?
I do cornrows mostly. For box braids/twists, maybe once a year.
10. Wide-tooth comb or Denman brush?
Wide-tooth comb any time. But finger detangling is the best
11. Is your hair normally loose or in a protective-do?
Most of the time, my hair is loose.
12. Have you ever had a hair tragedy? What was it? How did you recover from it?
Yes, Losing a big part of my hairline (on the right side) after I had faux locs tightly installed was not funny at all. That’s was one of the reasons I had the big Chop. anytime I braid and I see a change in my hairline, I massage castor oil in the affected areas.
13. What's your biggest tip for maintaining healthy or long hair?
Have a regimen and be consistent with it.
14. Where can we find you online? (blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc).
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