Those of you who follow ZedHair on Facebook should be aware that we share content from other blogs and websites on a daily basis and that Good Hair Diaries from South Africa is one of our favourites. We’re really excited to bring you this Natural Spotlight interview with Kavuli Nyali-Binase, founder of GHD.
Where in Africa are you from?
Where are you currently based?
Beautiful Cape Town, South Africa
When did you decide to go natural?
I decided to go natural back in 2000/2001
What has been your experience having natural hair so far?
I honestly wish that I would have remained natural all my life. Getting re-acclimated with my kinks was a little tricky at first, but once I knew what my hair needed, I was having fun and enjoying my hair. Right now I am focused on health and not length.
What is your hair regimen?
- Spray hair lightly with plain water
- Seal the moisture in with oil
- Seal the oil in with a water based hair cream
- Base scalp lighly with oil of choice lightly
- Pre-poo with a oil or conditioner of my choice
- Shampoo (once a week)
- Deep Condition (Alternate moisture and protein)
- Co-wash (once a week)
- Moisturize and seal using the L.O.C. Method as usual
- Hot Oil Treatment
- Clarifying Shampoo
- Protein Conditioner
- Moisture Conditioner
- Moisturize and seal using the L.O.C. method (look out for more on the LOC method next week)
- Use my heat pass (direct heat)
- French Braid for 5 days out of the week ( February 1 to March 29th )
- Sew-in weave for 8 weeks (March 30th to May 25th )
- Phony pony or phony bun for 5 days out of the week ( May 25th to July 20th )
- Box braids for 8 weeks ( July 20th to September 14th )
How did you achieve the hairstyle in these pictures?
This look was created with flexi-rods I found at DisChem (a South African Pharmacy store). I washed, deep conditioned and moisturized my hair before setting the hair in the flexi-rods
Any future plans/dreams for your hair?
Any advice to those considering going natural?
What prompted you to start blogging?
What has the response been like so far?
What are the plans for the future of GHD?
Do you have any advice for aspiring bloggers?
Be honest, unapologetic and one of a kind. Everyone wants to here what YOU have to say, so speak your mind.