Fierce Fro Feature: Ngozi

Introduce Yourself

My name is Ngozi Anyakee. I'm 22 years old and I live in Houston Texas.

How long have you been natural?

My last relaxer was April 16, 2013, transitioned for 7 months then I BC (big chopped) on November 22, 2013. After the BC, I've been natural for 1 year and 10 months.

What's your hair story?

One day I was getting my hair relaxed, it was pretty, but my hair was looking thin and I kept getting burns on my scalp for leaving the relaxer in too long. It was painful. So my sister asked, “why can’t you just be natural” (she was 2 months natural at the time), I said because it will be hard to take care of. A few months went by and my sister’s hair was looking pretty and curly so I figured my hair would be like hers. I did some research and found out relaxers, perms and etc was so unhealthy. My sister convinced me to do it. On Thanksgiving Day, I randomly BC my hair and that’s when I decided to go natural.

How do you feel about your hair?

I love my hair. I love the softness, and texture. Natural hair in general is versatile. At times, I get annoyed because I feel like it’s not growing, but patience is key in my opinion.

What are some of your favorite products?

I am a product junkie lowkey. Some of the products I usually use is the tresemme naturals conditioner, as I am curl boosting jelly, and eco styler gel(argan oil) which are my favorites. I love the shea moisture line but its too expensive so I don’t use that line.

Describe your hair regimen

My regimen is not that hard to do. Its simple. I co wash my hair 1-2 times a week with tresemme natural conditioner. I don't use shampoo unless my hair is really dirty (about 2 times a month). I deep condition but not often, but I need to start doing it once a week.

What are your favorite hairstyles?

I’m a lazy natural, so like doing high puffs and afros. I like simple natural hairstyles that won't take up time. I watch natural hair videos on youtube to find inspiration for natural hair styles

What has been the hardest part of your natural hair journey?

One of the hardest parts of my natural hair journey would be transitioning that’s why I cut my hair 7 months after transitioning it was hard to handle. My permed/relaxed hair started to break off. Also, people who judged me and make fun of me after I cut my hair. A lot of people were mad and upset, but it just hair it’ll grow back. I have to do what is best for me and not care what others think.

Where can you be found on the web?

Instagram: _gozi

Facebook: Ngozi Anyakee

Twitter: Dose_of_Ngee

What tips/suggestions do you have for other naturals/transitioners?

Use as less heat as you can or don’t use any at all. Your hair will become damaged if you use a lot of it. Being natural is not all about length it’s about the health of your hair. I recommend you watch natural hair videos on any question you may have about natural hair, that’s what I did most of the time. Also when you co wash/wash your hair use a shirt but don’t use a towel it will possibly break your hair. Lastly, Please be patient. Don’t give up on your hair so easily.

Isn't Ngozi's hair super gorgeous?! 

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