A couple of weeks ago I did my very 1st in a series of blogger interviews with Tendayi Kunaka who runs the blog we all love, Africanhairblog. If you missed it, be sure to check it out here first.
Enjoy this next instalment…
Tendayi with her hair up in a beautiful braid bun. You can get the tutorial for this style here.
Q1: How are you wearing your hair at the moment?
Right now my hair is in braids but I’m in the process of taking them out. I got them done as a protective style as well as to give me a short break from detangling and combing. I’m not sure what’s next, probably another protective style…
Q2: What are your hair goals?
I would love to grow my hair to full bra strap length. I’d also love if it was in a blunt cut. This would involve growing it longer than bra strap and then cutting a straight line across. Very ambitious I know!!
Q3: Which celebrity’s hair are you crushing on right now? Why?
Definitely Gail Nkoane! I have been crushing on her hair for some time now. It always looks so good and I think the short crop suits her. I do realise though that I would have to cut my hair in order to wear it like hers.
Q4: You tweeted once that you’re often “told” to go natural – what’s your response to that?
This happens all the time! My response is often – ‘I have a goal that I’m working towards. Once I reach that goal I’ll consider it’. The best way to convert someone with relaxed hair to go natural is to look after your own natural hair and let it do the talking! A beautiful, thick, healthy afro will do more than the words from your mouth!
Q5: If for one entire month you could only use one hair product & one hair tool, what would they be?
I would use a wide tooth comb (for detangling) and coconut oil. I’d use the coconut oil on my scalp as well as my hair. I would use it as a pre shampoo treatment and on wet hair to seal in moisture into the hair.
Q6: If you had a magic wand, what one thing would change about the hair industry in SA?
I would regulate black salons. Only qualified hairstylists who know what they are doing would be allowed to work with hair – especially with chemicals like relaxers and colour. Many hairstylists do not have a clue about how to handle hair properly. Some of the damage we experience with our hair actually began at the salon.
Q7: What’s next for Africanhairblog – anything you can share that your readers can look forward to?
I’m working on making the blog more professional and responsive. I’ll introduce the changes over the next few months. I’m also working on ways I can better help readers with their hair issues.
She’s lovely, hey?!
You can catch up with Tendayi on her blog, Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
Be kind to your hair!