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.