Temi’s Natural Hair Story

My hair story questions:

Meet Temi…


Temi with Hair straightened

Temi with part of hair straightened

Temi’s Stats

What’s Your Orientation?:   My mum and dad are from Ogun State, Nigeria
Are You Natural, Relaxed, Texlaxed…?:   My hair is natural
Hair’s Porosity level:   It is highly Porous
Thickness of Hair Strands:   Medium strands
Hair Density:   Medium density
Hair Length At Start Of Hair Journey?: I did the big chop, so maybe 2-3 inches
Current Hair Length?:   Shoulder length when curly
Hair Goal?:   Armpit length when curly
What’s Your Hair Type?:   My hair is mostly 4a
Hair’s Growth Rate?:   I don’t know to be honest



  • How long have you been on your hair journey?

Since september 2009, my last relaxer was june 2009

  • What made you decide to start your hair journey?

I am lazy, and I wanted to be as minimalist as possible

  • What major challenges/setbacks did you face?

Learning to detangling my hair was a huge challenge, I also encountered difficulties with styling and choosing the right products.

  • How do people react to your hair?

Mostly postive, A lot of people expressed their desire to ‘try’ natural hair and want to know how to go about it, and others decided it was too much work.

  • What is your current hair regimen?

I wash my hair on sundays with black soap, i follow it up with tresemme naturals conditioner. I detangle with my fingers , then use a wide tooth comb or paddle brush after. I style with a leave in, seal with coconut oil and use eco styler or aloe vera gel to finish. I use a protein conditioner as needed

  • What do you plan to achieve next, and how?

I really don’t know, i’ll see how much longer i can grow my hair

  • Do you have any hair crushes?

MahoganyCurls on Youtube