Award winning actress, Adesua Etomi is the cover star for Myhairmybeautyng. She dishes about her natural hair, her beauty secrets and more.Read excerpts from her interesting chat with Uchenna:
Your natural hair has become part of your signature look, why and when did you decide to go natural?
”I became natural in 2011 or so. I dyed my hair and it started to fall out so I just decided to shave it off. I was bored as well in all honesty. I just never considered relaxing it anymore. I love the texture and character of my natural hair. I really wish I had appreciated very early because it’s an active part of my image. I think we should train our daughters to be proud of the hair that they are born with.”
What are some of the products you use to maintain your hair?
”I use Shea butter, a lot of water and Shea moisture products. It is important to moisturize your hair so it is not brittle and prone to breakage. I also visit Kl’s natural beauty bar to treat me hair and pamper it.”
What is your favourite Beauty Tip or secret?
”I recently discovered the magic that is Raw Organic honey. It works wonders on my skin and hair. It leaves my skin soft and helps with blemishes. It also has antibacterial properties.”
What has been your worst beauty experience?
”Oh, I went for a facial peel once and it ruined my skin for months! One of the worst choices I’ve ever made where my skin is involved. It was supposed to help with scarring, but it ruined my skin instead. It was probably not the right treatment for me. Waxing is also a very painful experience but it’s worth it. (Laughs)”
In an industry where looks are very important, how do you maintain your svelte figure?
”I wish I could tell you that I work out actively but I don’t. I think I’m blessed. My genes are working in my favour but I also try my best to eat clean and healthy. I don’t always succeed but I do my best. I’m conscious of not letting myself go or become nonchalant about my weight so that keeps me in check too.”