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

Why did you make the deci­sion to go nat­u­ral?
C:
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?
C:
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.
C:
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!

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Describe your favorite go-to hair­style for days when you don’t have a lot of time to style.
C:
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?
C:
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?
C:
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?
C:
The 2 do’s for my hair are water and shea but­ter.

What are 2 don’ts for your tex­ture?
C:
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?
C:
You can find me on my Tum­blr: chizohfro.tumblr.com and on Insta­gram: @chizohfro.

Meosha

Just anoth­er lover of nat­u­ral hair and expres­sion.
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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!

Nkese

I LOVE ITTTTT.
NAIJA GHELS STAND UP.

stacey

igbo kwenu.. nai­ja stand up!

MrsGlam

Gor­geous!

person

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

asgrl

Oma­licha Nwa!

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!

Chisom Oh

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

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

Sojourner

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

Josephine Odion

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

Efe

We’re work­ing on it. A lot of them wear it under weave tho. 9ja humid­i­ty Na die.

Yemisi

Chisom’s hair is awe­some:-) , look­ing for­ward to get­ting mine that big and healthy some­day. And Josephine, you’d be so sur­prised! I recent­ly did a big chop, and I’m dis­cov­er­ing dis­cov­er­ing lots of blogs and actu­al meet ups for Nige­ri­an nat­u­rals. Just name a few : 

http://thekinkyapothecary.blogspot.com/
http://naturalnigerian.com/about/
http://www.allaboutnaijaweddings.com/beautiful-hairstyles-for-the-natural-bride/

colorfulkinks

you look gorg girl. Final­ly some­one my age!

TWA4now

Beau­ti­ful! <3

Jacky

Gor­geous lady with gor­geous hair

Nkem

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

Kate

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

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

hannah dolapo

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

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 :-)

Tilly

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!!

D.K.

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!

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