Naturalista: Noni Siziya (Zambia)

Let’s get EXCITED! Another interview is going up!!! *Whoop Whoop* You guys have no idea how happy I get when a new blog post goes up, the mood is always Lit!!!

So next up is NONI! Super chick, friend of anime and an all round naturalista. Noni is a member of AfroDite tooo!! *bonus points* plus she writes too.

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pic credit: Noni. S

Question One: Why did you choose to become a Naturalista?

NS: I became natural completely by ‘accident.’ I was tired of paying to get my scalp burned during the perming ritual at the salon. (Sometimes it felt they did everything but sacrifice a white chicken to the darklord). So one day I just didn’t go back.

Question Two: Did you big chop (BC) or transition:

NS: I believe I transitioned.

Question Three: Why did you choose the transition route?

NS: I am against big chopping. That sort of change would stress me out.

Question Four: What did you discover about going the natural route?

NS: It was easy for me. I don’t think the shape of my head is meant to be seen by the world! Going this route meant I could still do the stuff I wanted with my hair.

Question Five: What would you have done differently? Do you regret the decision?

NS: I would have moisturized more. I did was my hair more, like once a week. But I didn’t do any research because I wasn’t a ‘practising natural.’ I would have done a lot more research and figured out what my hair loves but I don’t regret my decision.

Question Six: Please share your regimen.

NS: Haha… What is a “regimen?” I am pathetic creature who lacks habits. I eat chocolate at least 3 times a week and I try to remember to drink water and eat food.

On a relatively stress free month, I wash my hair two or three times a week and mositurize pretty much every day. On a month full of depression, I wash it once a week with my tears (just kidding, of course with water. My tears are for other things)! I do a protein treatment after I take braids out but I’ve mostly found my hair needs lots of moisture and is highly porous.

Question Seven: What are your three hair staples?

NS: (Are bobby pins a hair staple?) Conditioner, shampoo and conditioner. I love Jeba when I can afford it and pink moisturizer is amazing for me. Oooooh and Eco-styler for when I want popping sguiggles and curls! My hair absolutely cannot stand Shea butter!

Question Eight: What is your go to style?

NS: Partly twisted hair (twist the front, and leave the back untwisted in some sort of pineapple style – Eco-styler optional). Then there was also the time with all the “Wash and Go’s.”

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(different variations of the go to style) Pic Credit: Noni. S

Question Nine: Who is your celebrity/otherwise hair crush?

NS: Ciprianna Quann.


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Question Ten: What are the most memorable moments of being a Naturalista?

NS: People saying my hair is soft.

Making my boyfriend twist my hair so we could “bond” when I was just tired and needed an extra pair of hands.

(And the time I spent most of my money on hair products and did not regret it. After all who needs groceries?)

Question Eleven: What has surprised you most about going natural?

NS: My hair is more fun. I thought I’d be restricted in what styles I could do but sometimes with a few displaced bobby pins and a twitchy dance move. I’ve accidentally produced an amazing hairstyle and worn it all day knowing I would never be able to recreate it again.

Question Twelve: What is the most common question people ask you about your hair?

NS: “How do you manage?”

Closely followed by “you must have good hair.”

Question Thirteen: What does being a Naturalista mean to you?

NS: It means… fun, independence and freedom.

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pic credit: Noni. S


One: The one thing people don’t know about you?

NS: I’m amazing in the sack. (I win sack races every year). I’m kidding! Let’s see… I am addicted to Cadbury dairy milk with biscuit.

Two: Favourite hobby/hobbies?

NS: Reading and writing novels. (I guess this is both a hobby and a part time job *hehe*).

Three: Three things you can’t live without?

NS: Books, chocolate and music. (Chocolate is in its own category… Shut up!) Food comes 4th and just missed it. Air and water are like 5th and 6th.

Four: If you could have a meal with anyone (passed away or alive) who would it be? What would you eat?

NS: Pizza with anyone. Just as long as the pizza is there (Debonairs something meaty with extra everything). But if you twist my arm I’d absolutely spazz over JK. Rowling or Nicholas Hoult! (Rowling for the main meal. Nick for dessert).

Five: If you had one super power what would it be?

NS: Waterbending. (because bloodbending).

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pic credit: Noni. S

Contact/Follow Noni on:

Instagram: rizember

Twitter: rizember

Blog: (Book reviews)

Thank you so much Noni! It’s been absolutely wonderful having you on the blog. Maybe you can write an anime guest post one of these days?

Catch y’all later on the next interview.




3 thoughts on “Naturalista: Noni Siziya (Zambia)

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  1. Luv it! Yes u definitely have to research before u make tht big change with your hair! If i hadnt of research i would have bought endless amounts of useless products, did counterproductive treatments, and so many wrong things! Now I did kind of run myself crazi because I researched literally every little question I had about natuaral hair! I would be up at 1 in the morning and think oh let me google this or that real quick! lol But I researched for months before i made the change and it all definitely helped me in the end! thanx for this post!

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    1. Hi Adrianna,
      Natural hair is quite addictive and as you say there is that urge to just buy everything and go all crazy! That’s why so many naturalistas are product junkies.
      Thank you for all your likes/ support through this series. I’m glad you are finding it useful.
      I am so happy you have natural hair. Could I interview you too??



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      1. Sure! I must let you know though, I’m not natural anymore. I’m always wanting something different with my hair so I went back to the perm! But I would be more than happy to share my experience with you. And I may consider going back to my natural hair again one day! Take a look at my contact page so you can get my email address and contact me about the interview! Thanks so much!


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