1. What's your name and where are you from?
Hi, my name is Pililo AKA (Pamarow Naturals), I am originally from Zambia but I live in Perth Australia
2. What is your hair type?
My Hair type is 4C/B
3. When did you go natural and what made you do it?
I have been natural most of my life. In August 2013, after transitioning from texturized/heat damaged hair, I went completely natural
4. What was the most challenging thing about going natural?
I have to say the most challenging thing about going natural especially where I am (Perth Australia) was finding products and tools to use for my natural hair. Although a lot of people are going natural, there isn’t much support or resources here for us
5. What is your weekly regimen?
I try to stick to my regimen but I can truly say am a lazy natural! When am not so lazy, I co-wash my hair weekly, Deep condition & or oil rinse my hair after which I go ahead and style it in my African threading or a twist out
6. What is your daily morning regimen?
In the morning I try to keep it simple. If my hair feels dry, then I will moisturise and style it using my water and oil mixture. However, if it doesn’t need moisturisation, I simply fluff, style and go. If I am wearing African threading that week then the morning regimen may be as simple as removing my satin scarf brushing my edges and off I go!
7. What is your daily night time regimen?
At night, I like to moisturise my hair with just water and an oil. Sometimes I apply some coconut oil to my scalp and massage it. Hair in a high puff/Pineapple, Satin bonnet on and am off to sleep!
8. Do you use heat on your hair at all?
No heat for me. When I deep condition my hair I sometimes use my blower on top of my towel when my hair is deep conditioning inside to trap heat, for a more effective deep condition!
9. Do you braid your hair? If so, how often do you do so in a year?
Yes, I braid my hair. I would say half of the year my hair is kinky twists, braids or cornrows. I don’t have a set schedule for braiding though. I usually do it when I want to give my hair a break or when I want to give myself one
10. Wide-tooth comb or Denman brush?
Wide tooth comb
11. Is your hair normally loose or in a protective-do?
I would say 50/50. I like to try different things on my hair so I let it loose as much as I tuck and pin it
12. Have you ever had a hair tragedy? What was it? How did you recover from it?
Tragedy did indeed trike! I was getting frustrated with my natural hair so I started using a lot of heat on it. Later on someone suggested a texturiser and told me my hair would be softer and yet stay natural. Ignorantly, I did as told and lo and behold, half of my length was gone in a few months. See, I wasn’t re-texturizing my hair so as my natural hair grew, the texturized one fell off. That was when I started researching on how to better care for my kinks. And in August 2013 I cut my hair after transitioning.
13. What's your biggest tip for maintaining healthy or long hair?
If I had to give three tips I would say: Moisture…Gentle…Patience!
For me the topmost however, is GENTLENESS! I find that no matter how much I treat my hair to deep conditions, satin scarfs etc If am rough when dealing with it, it breaks off and length retention would be but a distant thought! My ends also become full of knots and split ends.
14. Where can we find you online? (blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc).
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