Adaeze Yobo On Natural Hair – ”A Lot Of Hair Stylists In Nigeria Really Don’t Know How To Treat Natural Hair”
Ex MBGN, Adaeze Yobo, speaks about her inspiration to rock her natural hair and also shares her beauty, make up and skincare regimen.
Read excerpts from her interview with Myhairmybeautyng below:
What inspired you to go natural?
This is my third attempt to go natural. The first attempt, I was like hell no, I can’t even try that. It was too difficult to maintain, I didn’t understand my hair, I didn’t understand what products to use and there weren’t a lot of products the first time I tried it. The second time I tried it, I was forced to relax my hair because I had to have a weave on and I couldn’t tuck in my hair to look natural. A lot of hair stylists in Nigeria really don’t know how to treat natural hair, so they make it frustrating for people with natural hair, so I gave up on it. And then this last time, I saw a lot of people with natural hair, and I felt they were mixed or there’s something different about their texture and then I realized there was nothing different. They just put in work and treated it themselves. They didn’t wait for any hair stylist to do it for them, so I started doing it myself; washing, styling and watching a lot of videos on the Internet before I was able to manage it well.
What are some of your favorite products for taking care of your hair?
Shea moisture, kantic; it’s a leave-in conditioner. I use it to wash my hair, use it to condition my hair, I leave it in my hair as leave-in conditioner. It’s one of the best products for natural hair and it made it easier for me to maintain my natural hair, comb it, and style it the way I want.
What are some of your favourite beauty products?
What is currently in your makeup bag?
My lip balm.
What is one beauty advice you wholeheartedly believe in?
Do a lot of DIY’s. Do a lot of things like honey, Oatmeal; they really work. Natural products work better than products we buy outside.
What is your skincare regimen?
I like to exfoliate, I do a lot of laser, although it burnt my skin, but you have to be careful not to get burnt. Lol. I figured out that most of the time that I break out is because of the ingrown hair on my face, so I tend to get regular laser treatments.
What is your Favourite Beauty spot in or outside of Nigeria?
Turkey; where I get my laser done.