So I am here again, just a girl making posts about natural hair. I will be putting up some more interviews today. This always makes me happy! Because I am a Naturalista through and through, and meeting like-minded people always makes me happy. Let’s jump right into it!
So today we are interviewing with TSHEPO! She is my friend we met last year at a Writer’s event and we gelled like edges and Eco-Styler, like most edges do!
pic credit: Tshepo. P
Question One: Why did you choose to become a Naturalista?
TP: I have had natural hair for at least 15 or so years now and the decision wasn’t so difficult. I was never a ‘girly’ girl so relaxed hair exhausted me in some way.
Question Two: Did you big chop (BC) or transition:
TP: I Bc’d *hehehe*
Question Three: Why did you choose the BC route?
TP: I was just tired of maintaining the relaxed hair, plaiting it etc.
Question Four: What did you discover about going the natural route?
TP: It’s low maintenance. Be it cost or time, you can actually save money on being a naturalista.
Question Five: What would you have done differently? Do you regret the decision?
TP: No regrets whatsoever and I don’t intend on going back.
Question Six: Please share your regimen.
TP: I have dreadlocks now though they are only a few months old. They are my second set by the way. I was and twist them with wool monthly. I oil my scalp with a combination of coconut oil and Indiana hair food (tubed).
Question Seven: What are your three hair staples?
TP: Coconut oil, sunshine and air.
Question Eight: What is your go to style?
TP: Dreads in a bun.
pic credit: Tshepo. P
Question Nine: Who is your celebrity/otherwise hair crush?
TP: Jackie Hill Perry.
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Question Ten: What are the most memorable moments of being a Naturalista?
TP: Getting stares from strangers (like how does she keep her hair so beautiful and rich) LOL.
Question Eleven: What has surprised you most about going natural?
TP: How many people who are not envying it already.
Question Twelve: What is the most common question people ask you about your hair?
TP: “How do you keep your hair so healthy?”
Question Thirteen: What does being a Naturalista mean to you?
TP: That I am in control of this ship; hair wise. And that I have a patience tester on my head.
QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS: Who is Tshepo?
One: The one thing people don’t know about you?
TP: That I am able to find things that are so hidden from me… Revelations typa thing.
Two: Favourite hobby/hobbies?
TP: Dancing and poetry.
Three: Three things you can’t live without?
TP: My kids, my laptop and a notebook + pen.
Four: If you could have a meal with anyone (passed away or alive) who would it be? What would you eat?
TP: Jackie Hilly Perry. We would eat whatever she has cooked.
Five: If you had one super power what would it be?
TP: To see the future before my heart breaks.
Contact/Follow Tshepo on:
Facebook: Tshepo Phokoje
Blog: I am just Tshepo. But one day I will have a page/blog with a more catchy name!
Thank you so much Tshepo for FINALLY gracing the blog. I am still waiting for that article! It was absolutely amazing having you on the blog, an added bonus that you are repping BW too.