We recently had the chance to interview the fabulous Rachy one half of the dynamic duo UKnaturals. In this post we get to know Naomi, the other half. Naomi was also at the Brit Beauty Event held in the UK and we spared no time in getting to know all the intimate details of her natural hair journey, and got her opinion on a variety of natural hair related topics.
Here is what Naomi had to share with us:
Naomi, briefly tell us about your hair story and how did you deal with any negative reaction to your short hair when you chopped it off?
I’ve been natural most of my life with a period of about 4 years with a relaxer on and off. I’ve always liked experimenting with my hair so when I had relaxed hair I didn’t see it as though I was hiding from my natural hair, I just wanted something different, and when ever I got fed up I would either shave it off or just not relax it! Back then I didn’t know it was call transitioning lol.
It is amazing that you and Rachy decided to create a YouTube channel to help the UK Natural Community, what are some of the things you would like to see change in the natural hair industry in the UK?
Thank you, for me its to open the eyes of women and men in the UK , because I think here in the UK we are still not 100% with the natural hair “thing” . Also to educate and inspire women to see that wearing your hair in its natural state is not a revelation or the new season trend, but something we were born with and its OK, actually its more than OK, be proud!
From everything that you have learned so far what would you say is the most important piece of advice or thing that you have learned that has kept your hair healthy?
You got to pay attention to what you put inside your body, your are what you eat, moisturize from the inside, drink water, eat right and you’ll see results!
Look at it like this, you wouldn’t have a bath, get out and get dressed, you would moisturize your skin, if we didn’t do this our skin would eventually dry out, get irritated and there would be serious problems. Tip: Find what’s works for you and moisturize moisturize moisturize!