Dairy of a Nigerian Girl: Natural Hair Struggle – Chinaza Ezeani

Photo credit: purplereign 16 January 25, 2017 By Dang

I Decided to “go natural” with my hair because I thought I had sense and that natural hair will save money. Now, I share my breakfast with my hair

My breakfast mostly consists of coffee or tea, bread and one egg which is a complete balanced diet. I’ll now take out the egg which is the “ghen ghen” of the meal and the ‘balanced’ is gone. I’d be left with just…diet. As if it that is not enough, I’ll take out the coffee and I’m left with just carbohydrates to keep my tummy sane

Before you begin to wonder what I’m doing taking these things out of my meal, natural Hair blogs prescribe raw eggs and a coffee/tea rinse for healthy hair growth. Give me a reason why I shouldn’t establish a poultry farm for my hair when natural hair wants protein for lunch but I only have beans at home?

When you see me buying a pack of 5 alive juice please don’t assume it is mine, ‘eez’ not! My Hair wants to drink juice because there’s no money to blend fruit salad and empty on it! “Chinaza, the fresh tomatoes in the fridge were for our stew. Why is it on your hair?” Yeah that’s my mum! I don’t have any answer

And when I finally decide to consult YouTube videos for alternative measures, this is what I find:
“Add 10 bat’s eyes”
“Add 1 goat’s head”
“Add the white feathers of a dove”
What am I making?! Herbal medicine?

If I don’t feed my hair with protein and vegetables, this is what happens: I’m walking alone on the street –since I don’t have a car- looking like MC Jegede. Already my hair is tangled. Then my hair gets exposed to low and high humidity, which brings me closer to shrinkage, making ‘sanwan’ look like a burnt cake. It is common knowledge that all the mad men and women that roam the streets are either naturals or in transition, one of them will now come and mistake “yours truly” for their colleague

In the case of the above, the solution is four edge control! 4! Even at that, my edges still raise their hands and legs, body and soul to heavens in praise and worship. In fact, let me even use this medium to advertise…if you want to buy edge control…please I’m selling.

Natural hair gang, do you feel me?

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16 comments on “Dairy of a Nigerian Girl: Natural Hair Struggle – Chinaza Ezeani

  1. lány

    Lmao. I laughed so hard at this. I remember when I first went natural as well…mehn the struggle was real. Watching YouTube videos and just wanting to buy any and everything mentioned. Thank God I’ve been delivered from the “product junkie” life.#brokecollegestudent ?




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  2. Peggy

    I can’t Eep my self.. lwkmd.. If I try this one my mother will just send me packing.. Imagine useing her tomatoes for you hair




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  3. Peggy

    I think I’ll just cut my hair or turn it to Dada. Not dreadlocks ohh. I’m at the verge of giving up. Lol.. Chinaza just captured the essence of my struggle.




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  4. ugonmaandrew

    Me and u both, my sister… i wantu retouch oh,but when i see naturalyl Temi and her sisters i wii b having false hope




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  5. Cee

    Hmm.. You’re missing palm ‘oyel’ to complete it all. Do let us know when to bring plates for the Banga. Hehehehehehehe




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  6. memsy

    I’ve gone natural for abt a year now but d hair seems not to grow…i’m getting tired…now I av to Goan n start looking for bat n goat eyes n not even one or two but 10…now I av to turn to a native doctor




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  7. Anonymous

    I don’t apply anything on my hair just hair cream… Was on natural hair before this whole drama and my hair was so full , long and black… This is my second natural hair journey so I don’t struggle… I just unconsciously take alot of water and it indirectly helps my hair and I think good genes helps (not sure of) both parents have full fast growing hair even in old age… #lucky child #wink and big grin




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  8. Ruby

    Great blog with a great content.

    However, this post was written by Naija Single Girls and not Chinaza Ezeani. Kindly make corrections.




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  9. The Naija Formulator

    Lol my dear. That was the story of my life until I learned how to make standard hair products. I now sell, my hair is very soft now and customers love their results!




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