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Where are you from?
E:
I come from Lagos, Nige­ria but I live in Toron­to! I work as an admin­is­tra­tive assis­tant how­ev­er I have my up and com­ing fash­ion label that I work on. 

When did you go nat­ur­al?
E:
I went nat­ur­al Novem­ber 2006. I had just retouched my hair and it end­ed in an ordeal. The relax­er pulled out half of my hair from the roots. At that point, I gave up the cream.

I pre­fer my nat­ur­al hair and I don’t even think that’s a mat­ter for debate or con­tem­pla­tion! It’s way more ver­sa­tile, resilient, styl­ish and it keeps my swag turned on. Oh and it’s def­i­nite­ly clean­er, lol.

What style do you love to rock?
E:
I have my moments how­ev­er I LOVE a bun­ny­tail for every­day and my sig­na­ture wrapped quiff [pic is shown]. My fro is strict­ly for get­ting noticed ;-)

How do you do the quiff?
E:
I usu­al­ly spritz the front of my hair with water for some shrink­age before start­ing this:

1. Part your hair in a U-shape in the front so that the ‘U’ branch­es meet your hair­line. This should be about 2 inch­es deep into your hair­line. Hold this part for­ward with pins/a clip.
2. Pull the back of your hair up in the small­est, high­est bun­ny­tail you pos­si­bly can. If you’ve got a huge mane, you can just corn row the back. Then brush around hair­line to smooth edges.
3. Fold your scarf across the diag­o­nal so it forms a tri­an­gu­lar shape then wrap around the entire back of your head. Tie the scarf for­ward to cov­er the back com­plete­ly. Last­ly, take out your pins and there you have your wrapped quiff! ;-)

What do you use in your hair?
E:
Herbal Essences ‘Hel­lo Hydra­tion’ con­di­tion­er for co-wash­ing; extra vir­gin olive oil & shea but­ter for mois­ture and shine; Organ­ics styling gel for slick-backs; and water on a dai­ly basis.

Do you have a web­site where we can find you?
E:
Yep! I’m an unfaith­ful blog­ger but you’re wel­come to con­tribute at http://creationdavid.blogspot.com/ which is for my cloth­ing line.

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adaku

eniol­l­l­l­l­l­l­l­l­l­l­l­l­l­l­l­l­l­l­l­l­la!!!
fab­u­lous

TufferThanNigerianHair
TufferThanNigerianHair

Yay i love to see nat­ur­al Nige­ri­ans it insipres me!

Racheal

Me too! More and more of my niger­ian friends are going nat­ur­al

Jen

I luv her Hair and Style. Some­times I find it hared to be trendy and nat­ur­al.

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