Yoyinsola’s Natural Hair Story

My hair story questions:

Meet Yoyin…
Profile

Yoyin with straightened hair

Yoyin’s Stats

What’s Your Orientation?:   Nigerian
Are You Natural, Relaxed, Texlaxed…?:   My hair is natural
Hair’s Porosity level:   Low Porosity
Thickness of Hair Strands:   Fine strands
Hair Density:   Thick density
Hair Length At Start Of Hair Journey?: I transitioned for a year
Current Hair Length?:  Shoulder length when curly
, bra strap length when straight
Hair Goal?:   To have healthier hair
What’s Your Hair Type?:   My hair is mostly 4a
Hair’s Growth Rate?:   I don’t keep track

 

 

8-months Transitioned hair

8-months Transitioned hair

Yoyin's fully natural hair in updo, after big chop

Yoyin’s fully natural hair in updo, after big chop

Recent Twist-out

Recent Twist-out

Wet hair after co-wash

Wet hair after co-wash

Hair straightened with big curls

Hair straightened with big curls

  • How long have you been on your hair journey?

I basically just count from my last relaxer, which was on the 15th of Feb 2010… So 4 yrs.

  • What made you decide to start your hair journey?

I was fed up with relaxing my hair and it didn’t help that my hair was thinning out and breaking.

  • What major challenges/setbacks did you face?

Learning to style my hair took a while, but after I learnt what works (products & techniques) for my hair, it got easier.

  • How do people react to your hair?

In the beginning, it was mostly received negatively from my family and friends. They eventually came around…

  • What is your current hair regimen?

I finger detangle my hair with any oil at hand once a week, and then co-wash with herbal essence cleansing conditioner. I leave my hair to air dry (like 70 percent dry) and then set my hair in twists (for a twist out), moisturising with shea moisture curl enhancing smoothie, grape seed oil and eco styler gel. Once a month I wash my hair with dr bronners castile soap to clarify, followed by any deep conditioner I have lying around.

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

Learn new ways to style my hair and also find out what products work for my hair (I am basically a product junkie)

  • Do you have any hair crushes?

Shameless maya (before she cut her hair), Corinne Bailey Rae, Chime Edwards from YouTube