What’s your name and where do you live.
My name is Whitney Madueke. I live in Nigeria, but currently an undergraduate law student at the University of Reading,England.
When did you go natural and why?
My last relaxer was on 20th June ,2012 and I later big chopped on the 13th March, 2012. I was inspired in 2011 to go natural and after a failed attempt, I tried again. I transitioned for almost a year, but in between 2012-2013 my hair was tangling and breaking a lot so I decided to big chop. I went natural because I became tired of relaxed hair, I found it boring and wanted something different. With various websites like Tumblr, displaying the diversity of natural hair, I could not resist. With further research, it fueled my interest even more. The day came when I was ready to be fully natural and now here I am.
How would you describe your hair and texture?
I am a 4c girl with tight curls that loves the touch of water. I am prune to massive shrinkage but I love it. It is part of the diversity of my hair.
How do you take care of your hair?
I usually go for a wash-n-go, every 2 days. I use V05 conditioner and/or shampoo, Castor Oil, Indian Hemp and my Shea Butter Leave-in Conditioner. I use the Shea Moisture deep treatment masque more during harsh weathers. In between those 2 days, I drench my hair in water, apply my products then let it air dry. The spritz method does not work for my low porosity hair. I have a deep conditioner on at least once a week for 30 minutes under a shower cap then I rinse it out. I make homemade recipes as well and I have an apple cider vinegar rinse monthly, to prevent product build up. My hair is more manageable with water, so I try to involve it, in every hair routine. I have a diary on how I care for my hair, helps me maintain a good hair regimen. I would encourage people to get into that habit.
What are your words of inspiration to our readers?
There is so much information out there about natural hair, use it wisely. I recently started Leazz Way, a blog and vlog on my natural hair, beauty and style, this has inspired loads of people. I would encourage you share your hair stories with people. Enjoy your hair and love it. Never be afraid to ask questions or talk to others about your hair, I do this a lot. Haha, it is a great way to meet people and learn more. You can also find me on
Beautiful Whitney, thank you
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