As I prepare to move close to 7,000 miles away from home, my interest in international Curl-geous Gurls has been at an all time high! I was lucky enough to come across Funbi, a funky ole school girl who resides in Geneva, Switzerland! During the day she is a college student, her extra time is spent blogging and vlogging about her FunkyFro as well as whipping up products for her very own Natural hair line OmoOgoNaturals.
Close to a year and a half ago, Funbi decided to go natural because she wanted a head full of healthy hair. She realized that perms weren't a healthy option and wanted to experience the versatiltiy of natural hair. After transitioning for six months she decided to rock her kinky, coily God-given hair. Funbi is a believer in protective styles, " protective styling helps to minimize manipulation and thus increases length retention." She can be caught rocking twists or flat twist and the funky twist-out.
Catch up with Funbi on twitter, visit her blog, see her in action on Youtube and check out her OmoOgoNatural hairline!
Want to know more about Funbi's story?
What are your staple products and utensils.
I do have a few staples : Coconut oil, shea butter, olive oil, honey, glycerin, my homemade gel and my Shea-Cocoa Omo Ogo Naturals Hair Butter.
What have been some of the set backs along your journey?
Breakage. Last summer, I was experiencing a lot of breakage and I later found out it was due to my hard water supply and the combs I was using. Another culprit was the amount of care with which I used to manipulate my hair...I used to be careless and quite rough with my hair and I learnt to change the hard way.
What is your stance on trimming? coloring? use of heating tools?
I believe trimming is necessary when there are ends (split ends etc) to be trimmed otherwise, there is no need to trim perfectly heathy ends. I have never colored my hair but I think it's a fun way to change one's look nevertheless, caution should be exercised because a bad coloring experience could permanently damage our precious strands. Though I like my hair color, if ever I were to color my hair, I would use a natural product like henna.
When it comes to heat styling, I prefer to abstain from it. I don't think it's necessary but instead it holds a risk of damaging our hair and after the year I've had, that's a risk I'm not willing to take.
Fill-in the blank: The top ___ things I'm LoveN about my #naturalhair.....
The top 3 things I am loving right now about my natural hair is :
1. The versatility : I love the way I can play around with the texture of my hair and come up with endless styles. I can never get bored!
2. How I am learning daily from my hair
3. How my hair does it's thing without being one bit apologetic. i love my funky fro!
Rambles and brambles...unironed creases? Lost? Is there anything else?
LOL. Um...I don't think so. But just as a reminder, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE MY HAIR. I sure am grateful to God I'm natural and I thank Him for helping me through the journey so far even when I was at my lowest. A big THANK YOU to Kay for featuring me on her lovely blog. If you're interested in knowing more about me and what I'm getting up to, then just visit my blog.