Just to spice us things on the blog, l have introduced a FroFeature where l have different ladies share about their hair journey to encourage us and to learn from them. I have asked Fadzai Muvingi to be my first feature lady and here is what she had to share about her journey and other extras! Happy reading…
1. Hie Fadzie, please introduce yourself to my readers?
Hey Tarie, I am a Zimbabwean marketing student currently Malaysian bound and I have been natural for as long as I can remember. Well l love books, good food and good rom com… yes so cliche but hey that’s me haha and reading informative blogs (this one is one of my favorite one).
2. Why are you natural and how’s been the journey?
In all honesty l came to it much before there was any rush about “going natural”
My mother was very much against chemicals and as I grew I felt no need to change it since my hair was manageable as it was and I always loved that Tina Turner look from from “what’s love got to do with it” haha!
3. What’s your hair regime and staple hair products?
You won’t believe it Tari but it’s very simple, I think consistency is key.
I wash my hair twice a week with a gentle shampoo and deep condition it, that cholesterol works miracles. l am certain I would be lost without it. Finally I use a combination of hair oils and I used to use a lot of natural henna before I bleached it and I was happy with my hair texture(still am). I trim my ends too, yikes !scissors! Am I right? But it’s so worth it and cholesterol is what does it for me.
4. Do you have any hair struggles?
Don’t I ever! This is especially after my decision to bleach my hair. I have to keep it well moisturized and sometimes it can get knotted easily so l keep it in cornrows as I sleep. Noone likes the shrinkage especially in hot and humid weather which is a downside for where I am currently staying.
5. Do you believe rocking your natural hair is a movement or trend?
Can I say Both.I don’t quite know which began as a trend or a movement but I do know we having more and more women of colour being confident to rock their fro and it’s an amazing feeling to be part of such a confidence boosting movement. Thanks to artists such as Adichie in her book Americano and Solange Knowles “don’t touch my hair” this movement is growing to make a global impact.
Just to add on, there are stores that now cater for our hair type and so much information on upkeep of African hair that was never popular before, so we are now armed with these people that are creating a trend for going natural.
6. Are you concerned with hair typing or texture discrimination?
I recall being told my hair was like a sponge and all sorts with strangers and being compared to the Simpsons cartoon characters, at this point it did bother me. I think time has changed my perspective however, once I saw how proudly other women wear their natural hair the shame left. In my opinion going natural is a movement(or trend) open for all to experience and no-one should be discriminated for their hair texture. I believe if u are busying yourself with creating criteria’s for who belongs and who doesn’t then your focus is already wrong, after all its about you and embracing _your _ natural beauty.
7. What motivated you to bleach your hair?
You could call it satisfying curiosity, you could also say I was complementing my colorful personality and you would be right on both accounts.
8. You have amazing hair, any tips to someone growing their hair?
First off thank you. Stay moisturized and don’t hold back on that conditioner. Happy healthy hair grows!
So there you have it ladies, hope you enjoyed this FroFeature thanks to Fadzie..