I am just trying to understand my hair, to learn what works and what doesn't, to experiment, make mistakes, and to embrace my hair in it's entirety..... because Roots Don't Lie

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Natural Me: "Sabirah"

What is your name and where are you from?
Sabirah Oniyangi, Lagos, Nigeria

How long have you been natural or transitioned?
Since October 2009 J no transition
Tell us a little bit about yourself and where you are in your life
I’m currently an English teacher at a high school in Lagos Nigeria which I absolutely love! I love to read, cook, entertain, travel, explore and craft. I’m a lover of many forms of Art so any opportunity to appreciate or create Art is always welcome.

Why did you decide to go natural?
As cheesy as this sounds I felt like I wasn’t being myself, I was at a point in my life where I was asking myself important questions about who I was, and why I did the things I did. It never occurred to me that being natural was an option so when I realized I went for it. I love curly/coily/kinky hair!
What are some of your favorite Hair products?
I keep it very simple, homemade hair butters and oil mixes. I have my own product line in the works too J

What is your current hair regimen?
I used to wash my hair every 2weeks, but since I moved to Nigeria, I’ve had to do every week because it gets dirty so quickly. I wear my hair many different ways. Twists and cornrows being my favorite. Since coming to Nigeria I’ve had the luxury of getting weaves, braids etc for very cheap so I went crazy at first, but I’ve realized I enjoy natural styles a lot more.
What is the toughest challenge you have had to face with your natural hair?
Hmmm challenge… single strand knots. I hate those!
Do you foresee any changes to your hair?
I can confidently say I will never relax my hair again. I’ve been thinking about color a lot, looking for natural options that will actually show on my jet black hair.

Words of advice for natural out there.
Learn your hair, spend time doing it yourself, find what works and enjoy it in every stage, TWA to BSL. Also, since I went natural my hair has become a big part of my personal style, I love that I’m the girl with the afro/interesting hair :)

Where can we find you?
Twitter - @sabirah0 and my blog http://www.labellaimperfezione.com/

 Thanks to Sabirah!!!!!

Bella Joya


  1. I LOVE your blog...Great photos!Really enjoying your blog and am your newest follower. Please check mines out and follow me if you’d like =)

  2. lucky for some, the afro style suits you.
    I really want to start wearing my hair out of its protective style but it just does NOT frame my face properly or flatter my bone structure...any tips?


  3. @OnYxSta have you tried wearing your hair in maybe a puff? and also you can try braid-outs and twists out the key will be setting your hair in a way that frames your face. I hope this helps

  4. @mike i make thanks. i will definitely check out your blog