Beauty of the Week: Tobore Oweh

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Ms. Tobore is a modern day Renaissance women. As a model, entrepreneur and freelance floral designer, this Nigerian beauty is never short of a project. Hey, it’s all about building your personal brand… we’re not mad at that!

1. Why did you go natural? How long have you been natural?

I’ve been natural for the past 10 years! Best decision I’ve ever made! Honestly, I decided to go natural because I realized how beautiful my tresses were without a relaxer. I remember growing up, it was almost a ritual to get a relaxer every 2 weeks. I started coloring my hair a lot, which also damaged my hair, but it made me get less relaxers and after a while, I just stopped.

2. Can you summarize your current hair regimen?

I don’t really have a current hair regimen! I would say I shampoo my hair maybe every two weeks. I mostly use a co-wash every few days and sometimes just conditioner.

3. What are your staple hair products?

I love my Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie! I also love my Creme of Nature Mango & Shea Butter Ultra-Moisturizing Leave-In Conditioner!

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4. Which could you not live without and why?!

Definitely my leave-in conditioner. It leaves my hair feeling so soft!

5. What inspired you to start your YouTube channel?

I wanted to connect with people on a deeper level! I want people to know what I’m about. My values, my morals. My story. The things that are important to me!

6. What are your hair goals for 2017?

My hair goals for 2017 is growth. For my hair to continue to blossom and be an expression of my passion for my people.

7. Who is your celeb curl crush?

I love Yara Shahidi!! She is major inspiration.

8. For many naturals it’s a journey to fully understand their hair. It’s a process of trial and error. What was your “Curls Understood” moment (the moment you felt like, “I’ve got this!” or any essential advice you wish you had known at the beginning of your hair journey)?

That moment happened last year! I’ve been natural for a while now but up until last year, I would still put heat on my hair. It heavily damaged my curl patterns. When I would want to wear my hair natural, my hair would be stringy. So I decided to stop flat ironing my hair last year. Maybe once in a while, but my hair is so much healthier now.

See more of Tobore…
Instagram: @toboreoweh
YouTube: Tobore Oweh
SnapChat: Tobore_Oweh

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