Hello! My name is Elaine and I’m 20 years of age. I’m Ghanaian-African and I reside in South Jersey. I’m in college and I major in Computer Info Systems. I’m a very down to earth person, I love to have fun and I’m very outgoing. My hair is a very big part of me.
How long have you been natural?
I’ve been natural for 2 yrs and 6 months.
Were you a big chopper or transitioner?
I big chopped. I used to have half of my head shaved, I got bored of it and decided to shave all of my hair, that’s when the magic happened.
How would you describe your hair?
I would describe my hair as kinky, colorful,vibrant, fun and wild.
What do you love most about your hair?
I love that I can be very versatile with my hair and it’s never boring.
What has been the most memorable part of the journey?
My most memorable part of my hair journey has to be me inspiring others to go natural and also learning about my natural hair gradually.
What is your favorite hairstyle?
I love to rock my fro out and my other favorite style has to be the fro-hawk.
Any memorable reactions from friends or family?
Every one in my house is natural so I haven’t gotten any crazy reactions from my family. I’ve gotten a lot of good and amazing reactions and compliments from outsiders, too. They love my hair which I’m very thankful for. I’ve also gotten a lot of crazy reactions and questions which boggles my mind. Questions like, if my hair was a hat, if my hair was real or if it was a wig.
What is your hair regimen?
I’m not a big product junkie but I use Cantu Hair Products and olive oil. I wash my hair every two weeks, condition and use leave in conditioner for my hair every week to keep it moisturized. I also use olive oil too keep my hair shiny. I try to stay away from the flat iron.
Who are your favorite vloggers?
My favorite natural hair youtuber is ElektrikTv. She has all the cool hair colors I would love to have.
Anything else you would like to add?
The natural hair journey may not be the easiest but it’s very worth it. It’s really beautiful when we embrace our kinks no matter what texture it is. Rock your fros! its exotic!
Where can we find you for more information?
You can find me on IG, Twitter and Facebook @ElaineAfrika