Hi, welcome to my blog! My name is Oluwalonimi Aworinde, although I’m usually called Nimi. Natural Nimi means I am natural. I’m a proudly from Ibadan, although I live in Lagos, also in Nigeria.
I am the proud owner of a big, beautiful head of 4c hair, which I like to call Zuri (It’s Swahili for Beautiful). I’m also a medical student and hair stylist.
I had my first big chop in 2013 without transitioning. After 2 years I was unimpressed with the growth, and chopped off my hair again in March 2015. So I’ve been natural for 3 years, but my last big chop was 1 year ago.
If you’re newly natural, check out
1. Natural Hair for Beginners
2. 10 TIPS FOR TAKING CARE OF YOUR HAIR AFTER YOUR BIG CHOP
3. HOW TO COMB NATURAL HAIR WITHOUT PAIN + TIPS FOR EASIER DETANGLING.
You might also find COMMON NATURAL HAIR ACRONYMS AND TERMS helpful.
If you’re wondering how to make your hair softer, then deep conditioning is your saviour. Check out my amazing deep conditioner hereBEST DIY DEEP CONDITIONER FOR 4B/4C HAIR
My hair is about my collar bone length now and my hair regimen is pretty simple: I shampoo twice a month, deep condition fortnightly also, and moisturize every night or every other night(when I’m lazy). Co-washing has never really worked for me because my hair is so full and thick, and I just end up wasting the conditioner. Medical school is really busy and so my hair is mostly in protective styles(usually kinky twists). My hair is hardly ever out. You can see how I care for my hair in a protective style.
If you’re a busy person like me, check out For Busy Naturals
My natural hair enemy is shrinkage… arrrgggh! I kinda like the fact that people can’t tell how long your hair actually is, but I hate shrinkage so much because it makes detangling a nightmare.
If you don’t want to finish your salary/pocket money on top hair pere, check out For Naturals on a Budget
Like most naturals, I have hand in hair syndrome, although not severe. It’s an everyday battle. Sometimes, I wear scarves just to keep my hands out of my hair. You can check out 4 Beautiful Ways to Tie an African Ankara Scarf or check out my gele-on-fleek tutorial SKENTELE OR SKONTOLO: DOUBLE GELE TUTORIAL
Every month I feature a beautiful naturalista on Curl Inspiration, and I would love to feature you too. Just send a mail indicating your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org 😉
Remember, life is too short to have boring hair :), so please subscribe to my blog, and you can pay my YouTube channel a visit. If you regret it, come and chop off my hair *runs away*