Chisom // 4B Natural Hair Style Icon


Introduce yourself!
My name is Chisom. I’m Nigerian, 19, and reside in Houston, Texas.

Why did you make the decision to go natural?
The real reason I went natural was because I truly just wanted some naturally, curly hair. Also, I wanted a different look. I was 15 when I did the big chop and everybody around me had the same relaxed look. It helped me to truly be comfortable with myself, inside and out, at a young age. I will be 4 years natural on August 7th, 2013.

How would you describe your texture?
My lovely mane falls under the type 4 category. I have really thick and coarse hair that has a mind of its own.

Describe your styling regimen over the course of the month.
Since this is my first year of college, my hair routine has changed. I shampoo and condition my hair once a month, co-wash twice a month, and moisturize almost every day. My staples are Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner (blue bottle), Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Jamaican Locking Gel, Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in Conditioning Cream, and most importantly water!


Describe your favorite go-to hairstyle for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
Like I said, I’m in college and I’m always busy, so my go-to hairstyle is a high puff right on top of my head. The only time I leave my hair out is when I’m feeling pretty groovy lol.

How do you combat shrinkage?
To combat shrinkage I just moisturize and twist my hair into chunky twists all over my head to keep it stretched, or occasionally I might do a cool blowout.

What are some of your problem areas (if any) that require special care and attention?
The biggest problem I have with my hair is single-strand knots and the ends of my hair. They always grind my gears!

What are 2 do’s for your texture?
The 2 do’s for my hair are water and shea butter.

What are 2 don’ts for your texture?
The 2 don’ts for my hair are sleeping without a silk scarf and product build-up.

Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
You can find me on my Tumblr: and on Instagram: @chizohfro.

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Just another lover of natural hair and expression. - Style Icon Coordinator for BGLH

  • Beautiful girl! Your face, hair and style are lovely, and it’s great that you were comfortable enough in your own skin to big chop at the tender age of 15, a challenge to be told! Keep going, girl, you’re doing well and inspiring others!

  • You are a beautiful young lady. I also admire your decision to big chop at 15. Your self confidence and beauty is one of a kind. Keep it up!!

  • Ahhh, only the second other Chisom I’ve seen in my life lol. My name is Chisom too! Her hair is just gorgeous. There is hope for us Nigerian girls

    • Josephine Odion

      Yes o!!! There is hope. Lol.

      • Yemisi

        I third that motion. Its really encouraging to see more of us embracing our natural hair :-)

    • hannah dolapo

      lol seriously? awwww glad you found your name sake. yeah we Nigerians have hope :D . beautiful hair chisom

    • Chisom U.

      My name is Chisom too. When I saw her I thought I was looking in a mirror or something. Same name, same hair type, same stuggle, same sucess. I love it :)I am Nigerian. I’m an Igbo :D

  • Nkem

    Correct 9ja babe!!!!!!! Your hair is FAB!

  • Jacky

    Gorgeous lady with gorgeous hair

  • TWA4now

    Beautiful! <3

  • colorfulkinks

    you look gorg girl. Finally someone my age!

  • Josephine Odion

    Naija is in the building!! Love love love you!! I wish natural hair was a bit more common in Nigeria :-(

  • Dope style and hair! I love your puffs and that mohawk! :)

  • Chisom Oh

    Awwww Thank you soo much for featuring me & all the wonderful comments! Much love!!!

    • Lola

      I absolutely love you hair and fashion sense! It would be awesome if you had video blogs

  • TT

    Ahhh I love your hair, I’m jealous too because i big chopped august 8th of the same year and my hair is nooo where near yours … sigh, your hair is amazing!

  • asgrl

    Omalicha Nwa!

  • person


    how did you do this style? its rather awesome >.<

  • Gorgeous!

  • stacey

    igbo kwenu.. naija stand up!

  • Nkese


  • Youngin girl

    Beautiful and Your name is cool. Props to you for big chopping at age 15, I went kinky at age 16 and that was two months before i turned 17. keep inspiring and doing you. Naija roxks!