C: My name is China. I live in Germany with my family but I’m Nigerian. My family migrated to Germany years back. I’m a student at the moment. Germany is a very organized country sometimes too organized.… It’s good for families and it’s also very social.
What is the natural hair scene like in Germany?
C: It’s uncommon to see black girls with natural hair in this country. It’s really sad because most of them don’t know and don’t believe their hair could look good when its natural. It was a challenge for me at first being natural while girls go around with their long wavy straight hair. But as time went by people started liking it.
Most black girls and also the Germans like my natural hair, they find it very interesting. But I found out that the black girls lack patience and see it as alot of work when it comes to growing out their natural hair. While some think the reason for my hair growth is only because of my genetics, which isn’t true.
Why did you go natural?
C: I’ve been natural for about 1 year and 6 months after transitioning for 10 months. I always liked wearing my real hair out even when I was relaxed, but i grow up seeing every black girl wearing extensions so I thought I also had to wear extensions. One day I found a YouTube video with this lady wearing her natural hair and I loved it so much that I decided to go natural no matter what it took. I never looked back.
What’s your regimen?
C: I wash my hair once every week or sometimes every two weeks. I deep condition every time I wash my hair with Garnier Fructis Oil Repair deep conditioner or Dove Total Repair mixed with olive oil and honey, this mix works wonders. Then I do a twist out or braid out. In winter I often wear protective hairstyles because I’m too lazy to do a lot to my hair and because of school.
Where do you buy your products?
C: In any grocery shop.
What would you like to see in Germany in terms of haircare?
C: I’d like Germany to have more natural hair products bacause you can’t find any of them over here.
Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?