This week we look at the natural hair story of Maggie, a.k.a Dj Hush.
Especially in this Kampala heat, just like you thirst after a tall glass of ice cold water your hair does too-Maggie
2. How long have you had your natural hair?
I’ve had my natural hair for as long as I’ve been on this earth. Yes, I’ve never treated it and I’ve never wanted to. (thanks to my Mum and Big sisters who scared me out of it for reasons I may not have enough time to break down)
3. What is the most rewarding part of having natural hair? It’s versatility. I’m able to do so many things with it. Ranging from an afro, to just holding a puff and don’t get me started on the different cornrow styles.
4. Have you found a regimen which works for you? If yes, what is your current regimen? No not really, nothing set in stone as of now. You know how the hype for natural hair products has been around for a little under 4 years. I still haven’t settled for anything, but one thing’s for sure using little or no heat in your hair does produce positive results like adding more oomph (read: body) to your hair. So washing, oiling and moisturizing without using heat but simply plaiting ‘tuts’ or cornrows enables the hair to remain soft, healthy and to stretch it out. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it.
5. What hair products are you currently obsessed with?
This hair oil Afros and Mo sells with it’s minty element that feels so refreshing once the wind blows through your hair and the black Kuza oil.
Other things I mix myself …
6. Where do you get your products from?
Afros and Mo or a natural hair saloon I try out and has something eye-catching.
7. What is your go-to hairstyle with your natural hair? A high puff, cornrows (shout outs to my personal hairdresser and stylist
my sister and her creative mind), pineapple or head wrap (this head wrap craze is recent however)
8. What is your go-to protective style?
Cornrows, braids and crotchet hair styles.
9. What did/do you find most challenging about your hair?
Dandruff, the speed at which it shrinks, it tends to be impenetrable and breaks combs every now and then. Also, sometimes it honestly can’t be tamed.
10. Hair advice you live by?
Especially in this Kampala heat, just like you thirst after a tall glass of ice cold water your hair does too. The heat dries it up even faster, so don’t ignore it. Hair is part of your body so don’t forget to moisturize it
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