This week, we meet Grace and her fun natural hair story:
1.What is your name? Social media handles: Grace Isabellah Asiimwe Twitter handle: @muchee__ IG: @___grace_a
2.How long have you had your natural hair? I’ve had my natural hair for about four years now.
3.What is the most rewarding part of having natural hair? It’s not as straining. I don’t like to keep up with dates and what not. So if my hair was treated, I’d be counting days to next treatment, the next retouch and when to plait.
I love the fact that with natural hair, it’s very versatile. I can wake up and play around with it depending on the time available and mood of the day.
4.Have you found a regimen which works for you? If yes, what is your current regimen? Well. No, I haven’t found a regimen. I use the common LOC method. Liquid Oil Condition. Currently I try to keep it moist with natural water (water is the best moisturizer). When showering, I splash some water on it, then apply oil to lock in the moisture. That’s where I stop😅🙊
5.What hair products are you currently obsessed with? SHEAR BUTTER!!!
It’s really cost friendly, light on the scalp and good for the hair
6.Where do you get your products from? 😅😅😅
I think I’m one of those naturals who do not do much😂😂😂
I go to Shear butter Uganda for my shear butter and Delight Supplies for any other hair product I’d like ranging from Shampoo to the usual hair oil.
7.What is your go-to hairstyle with your natural hair? On any day, you find my hair puffed. Puff up, puff down. Whichever, that’s my go to hairstyle.
8.What is your go-to protective style? Well. I think crotchet braids. I tried natural twists too. Currently have dreads😅
Much as these raise so many eyebrows when it comes to natural hair, I came to find out that it depends on how the dreads are locked. If the dreads are plaited and then after plaiting, the rope of the loc is passed through your already stretched and plaited hair, you’re likely to lose that hair. Even during what they call repair, I know for dreads, they’re retwisted into the loc. There is no need to pass the rope through the loose ends of grown hair at the base. Very protective and yet still brings the neat look.
Unfortunately I’m one of those who has ever lost a hairline in hairstyles that aren’t protective in nature. The edges would be forced into the braid and I really suffered the consequences. Today, even if they’re braids, I try to tell the person plaiting not to plait my edges.
9.What did/do you find most challenging about your hair? My hair is what people would call “slippery”
It ages fast!!! This is because it slides out of the braid within a short while and thus appears like “growth” but it really isn’t.
Even in the natural twists, I was warned that they wouldn’t last as they’d give way before a month expired.
That’s my biggest challenge that’s somewhat a blessing since I don’t struggle with combing through it😅
10.Hair advice you live by? Say no to repeatedly using heat treatment. Mind the shampoo you’re using, not to contain alcohol. Preferably, wash your own hair, that’s when you can easily manage these aspects. Keep moisturizing your hair. Do not plait your edges. Use a wide toothed comb.
There’s so much I could say but this is what I live by.
Also…Play around with your hair. Cut some if you can😂 haha
I cut a bit if my back hair and well, it was a way to keep my natural hair interesting.
4C hair is a blessing🌼♥🌻