NEVER SAY NEVER!


Once upon a time, I wrote this on blog that I will never, shall never think about doing this natural hair thing. yes I did! You can read it HERE... but that was a while ago. LOL Things don change since that time, people don get belle, people don born. Pikin we dey crawl that time don dey waka now, so change happens. I blame the natural hair girls I was seeing that time, their hair was quite unkempt and it was not appealing! And some of those ladies were quite mean in their approach...  for example... "go natural or die" LOL. I exaggerate 


Anyways, my hair was badly damaged, the UK weather/water, plus all these weavon wey pesin dey fix, plus relaxing the hair... all of these contributed and the fact remains I was not taking good care of my hair.  So one day after so much frustration I cut my hair, you can watch me cut it on screen HERE. The hair just be like wetin rat chop, one side long, one side short, very thin and unhealthy. 

I have seen improvements since i cut my hair, Its been 4 months. My hair is thicker, has more bounce and its so healthy even though it's short! I don't think I shall be nearing a relaxer anytime soon. I've been rocking wigs and braids but I decided to let my hair out and the reception it got on my social media (facebook, twitter, instagram) was awesome. If you have unhealthy hair It's time you do something about it.  Underneath gbogbo peruvian, gbogbo brazilian, gbogbo cambodian weaves, what does you hair look like? Is it getting enough love? 
I love good hair, I love healthy hair. I love my hair right now!

You can watch this video of my hair update below and watch the review as well! If you have natural hair, leave a comment please with tips, and if you are in Nigeria, tell me how easy/hard it is to get products for natural hair, you know, all of that jazz.

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40 comments

  1. Sisi Yemmie, I can't say it enough Shea Butter, extra virgin coconut oil, water, Tressemme COnditioner. Don't go overboard with products seriously; I can't believe how much money I wasted trying this and that and this and that; These that I have listed have been the best for me and my hair journey. Enjoy it hun, you look radiant

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    1. Thank you Helen! I use the Tressemme Conditioner and its amazing. I'll try not to weigh my hair down with so many products

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  2. First of all, I can't believe that I have never been here. I am ashamed. Your blog is quite awesome.

    Question, can i go the natural route without chopping the whole thing off. Wanted to do that, but hubby won't give permission. So if i were not to add relaxer ever again, do i still have a shot?

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    1. I slowly transitioned. My last relaxer was in June of 2011 and never big-chopped. I just slowly chopped off my relaxed ends. You will need loads of patience and time. Natural hair is work tbh, but it is worth it. Deep conditioning twice a week when you wear your hair out is important while transitioning. Say goodbye to rat tail combs and combing your natural hair without any water/moisture in it. Just take your time. Long and short of my epistle, you have a shot.

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    2. thank u, will definitely try it

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    3. Imagine! Finally now you're here! Lol. Thanks.And thank you Ayodeji for the response

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  3. Awww and you look so cuuttttttteeeee with it. I love that the short hair looks stunning on you

    And @herapereira you can start transitioning without chopping your hair off at once. And maybe after your natural hair reaches the desired length then you can do the big chop (which won't be so big now cos you will only cut off the relaxed ends of your hair). Although managing transitioning hair with two textures can be tricky, it's definitely doable

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  4. Read the old post, and you said you were in the vain time of your life, lol...this just shows you're growing. You look great in your short hair :)

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    1. Lol. Definitely growing. Thank you Myne

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  5. You do look good. Very nice looking hair.

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  6. I cut my hair 7 weeks ago, covered it with wigs for close to a month and about 2 weeks ago, my daughther said to me after I had showered and preped and made up, about to put on the wig "wow mum you look sooooo beautiful, dont put on the wig", Bobo was like "I wanted to say same, abeg make dem noh snatch you from me oo" I went out that day without d wig and mehnnnn, I didnt hear a negative comment.
    You look absolutely stunning and I hope to look like you when I grow up (sorry when my hair grows out lol)

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    1. Awwwww that's so sweet! Your bobo and daughter!I bet you look fab! Natural hair takes time to grow on people. On some days I'm very self conscious. Lol

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  7. ha! never say never .. about not relaxing ur hair again :p

    you look really nice tho!

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  8. a new post!!!!! yipeee!!!
    i have been natural for 20months but transition for 17months. my hair atm is like armpit/ bra strap length. The biggest advice i cn give u is to remember to moisturize ur hair ans seal with an oil/butter. if u dnt seal in the moisture, u will just be doing everything in vain!

    also i love ORI (shea butter), the smell gets to mii but i mix it with oils like lavender oil/ pepper mit oil/ rosemary oil to get rid of the smell.

    also with products, i tend to buy brands that r accessible everywhere! like i love anita grant/shea cottage products but i know i wont be able to access it easily when im in Naija (in the UK atm), so i also use the new creme of nature argan oil line (no SLS, no parabens etc)

    hope this helps!!!!
    btw, i think ur blog just makes me smile. thank u

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    1. Thank you babe. I should try out this shea butter especially now I'm in Nigeria!and I'll mix it like you advised! Thanks for your lovely comments! Keep reading my blog!

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  9. You are brave ooo me I would transition not chop but not doing any of that any time soon since it is possible to have long healthy texlaxed/relaxed hair. Have you seen her hair > www.justgrowlaready.com she is texlaxed and check out ulovemegz on YT who is relaxed. I love my hair straight curly hair has never been my thing curls are occasional for me.

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    1. Yeah, texlaxed or relaxed hair can be healthy too but I think I'm in love with curly hair... I can't wait till my hair grows longer!

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  10. Hello Sisi your hair looks good.Just wondering do you know if the company has a retailer in Nigeria

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  11. This natchy hair suits you the most! And i'm not being coy.

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  12. You sure have come a long way...I also did the big chop and I am learning everyday how to take care of my hair.

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    1. Thank you. We definitely learn everyday

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  13. I stopped relaxing my hair in October 2011, and did a big chop July last year.
    It's not so easy finding products off the shelf in Nigeria but quite a number of the Nigerian blogs sell products and so I've tried a few of them out. I suppose that could be pricey during the experimentation stage but now I get my deep conditioner and shampoo from african naturalistas.

    I can't do without my aloe vera juice and olive oil spritz, which I follow by sealing with shea butter daily. You can find those three easily and convert an old spray bottle for the spritz.

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    1. Thank you so much! Where can I find aloe vera juice? And please can u pass on the info about those blogs that sell natural hair products in Nigeria?

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  14. hiya, been transistioning for bout 6 months now...... mehn it's been tricky and tiring 'cuz everyone around me has relaxer in their hair :(
    But i know my hair was really unhealthy and it was time for a change or as my boyfriend puts it....we'd both be going to the barbing salon by the time i'm 35.
    never gonna do the big chop 'cuz i can lie i love having long hair whether it's unhealthy or not. where in lagos (preferably mainland) can i get good products for natural hair?

    you hair looks great by the way and admire your guts (balls)..... it takes balls to do the big chop

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    1. Awwww Tosin. I think I felt the same way before I did the BC. I love long hair. However I found wigs and no one can tell my hair is natural underneath, I also do braids. You can transition, it will make it easier. I'm definitely on the look out for businesses that stock up on natural hair products. Once I find them, I'll update

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  15. I've always loved short hair, done the 'Big Chop' (I like the way that sounds) 3 times since I became legal. E no dey hard me: you don't want to make my hair abi? fiam..cut...the hair is too hard to comb..fiam..cut...the salons in Nnewi are horrible..fiam..cut.. maybe cos my hair grows like mad.

    I'm not very crazy about products but I'll try the ones mentioned here, I need more than my figure 8 to stop guys mistaking me for one of them (I've been planning to let my hair grow back but anytime it gets to about an inch or 1.5inch e go hungry me to cut and I go cut am).

    And I cannot emphasize enough the importance of eating right and drinking lots of water. Your hair needs it.

    You look absolutely beautiful with short hair. Keep rocking the look!

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  16. It's my first time on your blog and i love it already, promise to come here often. :) Have the same hair story as yours, except that i didn't do the big chop off, after relaxers thinned out my hair, made it light and unequal, i decided to leave it natural since January, until last Wednesday, on democracy day. now i'm wishing i didn't. :(

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  17. Just perusing through your blog and saw this: I'm really thinking of going natural... not made up my mind though. Your hair looks so fab!!

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  18. Sisi Yemmie of life, you will look fab in anything; cut it all off, wear wig, warefa...a fine babe is a fine babe.
    Cheers.

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  19. wow!! this blog is amazingly refreshing, i just recently went natural myself and believe me my chop was very big, haaa!! you should hear what people had 2 say, i almost committed suicide!!! but itz the best decision ever (i think, we'll see)

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  20. Luving this blog. Every minute spent reading comments and all is amazing.Meanwhile i just discovered the blog last night *covers face* buh i am hooked sha. Sis yemmie,you are doing a fanatastic job o! I dont normally pass comments on any blog,this has got to be the best one ever.. MUAH.

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  21. I think I want to go natural.still not sure whether to do the big chop but I do want to go natural.....so if you have pointers, please do share....was on low cut all through my life till I got to the university. .so I have no idea what my natural hair seems like...lol

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  22. Thinking about going natural...I hope mine comes out as beautiful as yours and curly...its the curly that trips me most aswear.....you inspire me gan...tired of dem weavons and relaxing and ofcos how expensive it is to make hair in europe...lol....

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  23. I think I want to go natural.still not sure whether to do the big chop but I do want to go natural.....so if you have pointers, please do share....was on low cut all through my life till I got to the university. .so I have no idea what my natural hair seems like...lol

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