Tress Talk With FrogirlGinny

June 23, 2014 in Interviews, UNCONDITIONED ROOTS by mkabba

Hair Talk With Ginny

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Hey Natural Nubian… Kindly introduce yourself!

Hello, I am FrogirlGinny. I am an enthusiast of Africa and Afro’s. I am mixed with African and English so I love embracing both sides as I love the different cultures they both have. I am a natural hair blogger but when I am not in front of a computer screen I am exploring London or with my friends eating grapes!

Have you worn your Natural Hair all since birth? If not how long have you been natural and what spurred you to return to you natural tresses?

I had my mane tamed with chemicals since I was 4. It was very hard for my Mum to deal with as before the comb would touch my hair I would scream. I stopped putting the thick white ointment onto my poor scalp in 2008 when I had a desire to have curls. It didn’t go to plan as the hairdresser did her own experimenting on my hair. Bleach blonde like a bumble bee.

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Did you receive immediate acceptance having been newly natural? What were the reactions of those around you? How was your newly natural self-received by others?

At the time I was still in school so people didn’t understand why I decided to chop off sleek and straight hair for wavy blonde hair. I questioned myself as to why I did it too for a very long time. My friends were very supportive and tried to make me feel pretty but it was a journey I will not forget as I was so self-conscience.

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Tell us about your hair stages! Did you transition? Did you big chop? If so tell us about your TWA stages!

I went all the way! I did it and I don’t regret it because now I have a ‘fro which I love and adore. If you really want healthy hair the best way to getting it is to get rid of all the damaged hair. It would’ve been a longer process if I had to manage two different textures.

Do you believe there to be stereotypes and misconceptions of black women and their natural hair?

I must be honest, I do not really feed into the stereotypes. I just concentrate on the positives. I feel that there is a huge gap between women with natural hair and women without but it’s about what makes you happy. If you want to wear a weave, do it. Don’t feel pressured by others to do something you aren’t happy with just because it isn’t in the trend.

In you experience would you say managing natural hair is mentally and or physically demanding?

Neither! I used to make my hair my priority. Every Friday I’d spend 3 hours combing, creaming and moisturising my hair. But now, I let it be. I just go with it. I think the negative with natural hair is people have this image of what they want their hair to be like so we invest our time and money into it. Our hair is designed for us to let it shrink, kink and curl the way it wants!

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Kindly tell us your 3 most HOTTEST must have hair products?

Deva Curl No-Poo. Kinky Curly Leave in Conditioner and my Tangle Teezer. 

What’s the most popular questions you get about your natural hair? Pros & or cons?

Is it real? Where did you buy it from? How do you make it like that, what products make it curly? Regardless, I smile and answer!

*SNIP SNIP SNIP* How often do you trim your hair?

I trim my hair when I notice the dry and split ends. I have a good relationship with my hair so I don’t have a specific time period when I say “oh its trim day”

What are your TOP TIPS for healthy, lengthy, successful hair growth?

Water is so important for your body, skin and hair.

Simplicity, a large number of products can just over whelm your hair and cause frizz and dry hair. Just keep your products simple and take the time to read about the product and the ingredients.

Patience, enjoy your length as it is.

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Let’s talk Hair Typing! Necessity or Nuisance? What’s your hair type and what are your views on hair typing?

Nuisance! I don’t even know my own hair type as I have almost everyone on this mane of mine. I think there is so much judgement in the hair industry that one specific hair type is better than the other.

What are your favourite MUST HAVE staple products for the following (those that apply)

Conditioner: Deva Curl One Conditioner

Deep Conditioner: Giovanni Deep Conditioner

Sealant: I do not use one.

Scalp: I do not use one.

Pre Poo: I do not pre poo.

Shampoo: Jane Carter Cleansing Cream or Deva Curl No Poo.

Protein Treatment: I do not use one.

Styling: Kinky Curly Leave In

Heat Protection: I do not use heat.

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Let’s talk HAIR REGIMEN! What does your current/staple hair regimen consist of? How does your hair respond to this?

I wash my hair once every 11 days using my cleansing cream to remove all build up and dirt. I then condition and comb through with my tangle teaser, rinse through with cold water and it’s ready for the styling process. I crate the product through in four sections and scrunch to define my curls.

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Do you believe returning back to natural to be a statement? If so of what sort?

I believe returning back to natural is the closest you are to yourself as you have to accept all the things you hair is. I love my natural hair and I love seeing women embrace it. My mother returned natural and she feels so beautiful, she receives so many compliments so I love it!

Have you made any mistakes/ experienced any natural hair disasters? If so what? And what advise would you give to other naturals?

I have had the worst experience with hairdressers. I do not think there is anyone who can compete with me on that one. I am happy I went through it though because it helped me become who I am and it helped me realise how unique my hair was.

Has being natural dispelled any myths you previously had of “black hair?”

I didn’t have any myths of natural hair. At that time there weren’t many bloggers so google was very limited of information so I just did it. I didn’t read into any of the negativity. I focused on what I wanted and what made me happy.

What is your go-to hairstyle and how do you achieve it?

Wash n’ Go! Simply let it be.

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What one piece of advice would you give someone who’s considering going back to their natural hair?

Embrace you, embrace everything natural which you own. It was made for you so it is the most beautiful it could ever be! Love your hair for what it is rather than what you want it to be.

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Latterly where can our readers find and reach out to you (Online)?

BLOG www.frogirlginny.weebly.com

TWITTER @frogirlginny

INSTAGRAM @frogirlginny

YOU TUBE youtube.com/frogirlginny

FACEBOOK facebook.com/frogirlginny

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