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Eniola // Natural Hair Style Icon

Avatar • Nov 14, 2009

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Where are you from?
E:
I come from Lagos, Nigeria but I live in Toronto! I work as an administrative assistant however I have my up and coming fashion label that I work on. 

When did you go natural?
E:
I went natural November 2006. I had just retouched my hair and it ended in an ordeal. The relaxer pulled out half of my hair from the roots. At that point, I gave up the cream.

I prefer my natural hair and I don’t even think that’s a matter for debate or contemplation! It’s way more versatile, resilient, stylish and it keeps my swag turned on. Oh and it’s definitely cleaner, lol.

What style do you love to rock?
E:
I have my moments however I LOVE a bunnytail for everyday and my signature wrapped quiff [pic is shown]. My fro is strictly for getting noticed 😉

How do you do the quiff?
E:
I usually spritz the front of my hair with water for some shrinkage before starting this:

1. Part your hair in a U‑shape in the front so that the ‘U’ branches meet your hairline. This should be about 2 inches deep into your hairline. Hold this part forward with pins/a clip.
2. Pull the back of your hair up in the smallest, highest bunnytail you possibly can. If you’ve got a huge mane, you can just corn row the back. Then brush around hairline to smooth edges.
3. Fold your scarf across the diagonal so it forms a triangular shape then wrap around the entire back of your head. Tie the scarf forward to cover the back completely. Lastly, take out your pins and there you have your wrapped quiff! 😉

What do you use in your hair?
E:
Herbal Essences ‘Hello Hydration’ conditioner for co-washing; extra virgin olive oil & shea butter for moisture and shine; Organics styling gel for slick-backs; and water on a daily basis.

Do you have a website where we can find you?
E:
Yep! I’m an unfaithful blogger but you’re welcome to contribute at http://creationdavid.blogspot.com/ which is for my clothing line.

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Jen
Jen
11 years ago

I luv her Hair and Style. Sometimes I find it hared to be trendy and natural.

TufferThanNigerianHair
TufferThanNigerianHair
11 years ago

Yay i love to see natural Nigerians it insipres me!

Racheal
Racheal
9 years ago

Me too! More and more of my nigerian friends are going natural

adaku
adaku
11 years ago

eniolllllllllllllllllllllla!!!
fabulous

Christy Hyman
Christy Hyman
11 years ago

Lovely, edgy/cool fashion sense„„ did i say lovely eyes tooo? Beautiful sis and keep on with your fashion label because you rockin it well 🙂

chandra
chandra
11 years ago

you’re fabulous doll! 🙂

Alana
Alana
11 years ago

Really enjoyed this post. I am especially loving the braided style in the blue top! Now that I’d like to see a tutorial for

Diana
Diana
11 years ago

DOPE indeed!!!!!!!

BrownFace CEO
11 years ago

This girl is absolutely GAWWWGEOUS!!! Her hair, her fashion sense?? SHE BETTA WORK!

thelady
thelady
11 years ago

lovely hair and great fashion, I’d love to know more about the blue bag she is carrying

jhavianicole
11 years ago

She is gorgeous!!! Love her hair, love her style… She is just beyond words!

Amma Mama
Amma Mama
11 years ago

FAB!

Eniola
11 years ago

Thank you so much ladies! Natural hair truly rocks! xx

@ Alana, I’ll put up a tut for the braided hairstyle, it’s a simple braid though 😉

@ thelady, the bag is a huge travel tote I got from Winners in Toronto. I think it’s by Necessary Objects.

The Notorious Z.A.G.
The Notorious Z.A.G.
11 years ago

Totally adorable. And her eyes are beautiful!! Love her style…

Kay(less is more)
Kay(less is more)
11 years ago

Her hair is beautiful. Such inspiration! Your hair has grown so fast (in 3yrs — that is a HUGE ASS PUFF) & you work it so well. I like the versatility — I need to get into my hair more & stop being so afraid of the bush.

Gem
Gem
11 years ago

Love her style! And the quiff! I’m going to try it.

luvmylocs
luvmylocs
11 years ago

i know this is about hair but eniola you have absolutely beautiful skin…oh my it’s perfect. i like your hair alot to and your quiff is a cute style.

Shell
11 years ago

Eniola, I love your hair and style!

Mo
Mo
11 years ago

Just fabulous. Way to rep the t dot! We natural bellas are gaining on the others (not that I’m keeping track).

Eniola
11 years ago

I’m glad you ladies want to try the hairdo. It’s less than 5 mins to get it done too! Okay Alana, again with my hair texture I mostly style when damp. First, I comb all of my hair to the side (because that’s the direction I want my braid to start in). Then I brush with a boar brush to smooth out. After this, I start braiding and as I do so, I make sure I’m brushing the sides into the braid so my hair isn’t so bumpy. (I braid all the way to the nape of my neck). Then I brush again and… Read more »

Nika
11 years ago

She’s beautiful! her eyes are stunning, i love her style

A
A
11 years ago

Nigeria represent! The more Naija folks I see on here, the happier I am 🙂

Rachel
Rachel
11 years ago

absolutely GORGEOUS! Ton cheveux est tres belle!

Shari
11 years ago

Loves it

HoneyBee
HoneyBee
11 years ago

Love the hair and the style! AND that she’s also from the Tdot 🙂

CoCoCosmopolitan
11 years ago

gorgeous style!

Jessyfromparis
Jessyfromparis
11 years ago

Beautiful african QUEEN!!!!!!!!!!

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Kasandra
11 years ago

her style is very refreshing! & her hair is very cute!(esp. the french braids! i have a thing for them!)

where did you get your scarves from they are pretty much awesome!

Eniola
11 years ago

@ Rachel: Merci beaucoup!

@Kassandra: My scarves are pieces of fabric that I cut out… The fabric is called ankara. You can get a variety of them from African/Dutch fabric suppliers.

Courtney
Courtney
11 years ago

Your hair and style is fabulous! Very inspirational! 🙂

ShaSha
ShaSha
10 years ago

wow ! you are beautiful and an inspiration. I believe fashion makes the hair look good and hair makes the girl looks fab and you just define that love. <3 keep up wit the hair and fashion !

DJ DON1
DJ DON1
10 years ago

Eniola is a fashion trailblazer, her style is futuristic and she’s the complete definition of a STAR ICON.

Kelenna
Kelenna
10 years ago

I’m glad I know this gorgeous lady here. And she is also ‘knife edge cutting” sharp and smart!!!!!!!!!!!!

Go Eniola!!!

Didi
Didi
10 years ago

Eniola is beautiful inside and out and it radiates through her style, skin and gorgeous hair!!

Lycorish
Lycorish
10 years ago

Beautiful and inspirational!!!

jacqueline
jacqueline
10 years ago

i like ur hair

Ima
Ima
10 years ago

Haha’ I love how you state “it keeps my swag turned on” when refering to your natural hair. I for one am a true believer that your swag ain’t turned all the way on until you go natural…Give thanks for your beautiful post!

Zakiyyah
Zakiyyah
10 years ago

Beautiful Sis…right on!!

Miss Entrepeneur
10 years ago

Absolutely stunning, I love the look with the scarf

Nunu
Nunu
10 years ago

Wow Eniola is fantastic. I’d like to see more 4b hair though!- Mine is probably 4c lol

Brenwa2
Brenwa2
9 years ago

What do you use as a moisturizer for your hair? Also, what is your daily hair regime? Further, do you have a fan Facebook page or youtube account?

Kenyan Gal
Kenyan Gal
9 years ago

Yay African naturals in Canada!!!! Mad love Eniola.. Your hair is gorgeous!!!

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7 years ago

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