Natural Hair Feature: Irene Odipo Loderick

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Good Thursday Ladies! Here's another HOT natural hair feature courtesy of Vlogger Ms. Irene. Have a look at her divine curls and read up on her journey to natural. 

Hi all!!!!My name is Irene Odipo Loderick, I am thirty six years old and have been fully natural for four years. My decision to go fully natural was simply because I did not want to be yet another weaved up clone walking down the street! All black women were really starting to look too much alike and the world seemed saturated by seemingly the same weave or wig plastered on peoples heads! I just wanted to break free from the ‘Norm’ and so I chose to go natural.


To be honest, I had worn weaves throughout my twenties but the hair underneath was always natural but quite neglected and not taken care of. I had to relax my hair in the front so that my hair could nicely blend in with the weave so I would  not be ‘Curly Africa’ in the front of my head and ‘Silky India’ in the back! Once I stopped wearing weaves, I started to take better care of my hair and grow out the relaxed front .The whole going natural thing for me was truly a learning experience because to begin with, I did everything WRONG!!!I could not properly moisturise and seal my hair to save my dear life. 



I would wash my hair loose, properly scrub it and after getting it nicely tangled up and knotted, rub it vigorously dry with a towel, and then slather on some coconut oil to ‘Seal’ in my moisture. After committing all these atrocities, i would then pile my hair into a bun in which it stayed for about two weeks without refreshing my moisture or sealing! GASP!!!


I have since come a long way in my journey, and have learned a lot! Of course I don’t know it all still but am really enjoying this time that am using to develop a healthy relationship with my hair. I recently started my YouTube Channel where I share hair care tips as well as ideas for imaginative natural hair styling. Please find me on: https://www.youtube.com/user/KenyanMystic   Please do stop by and subscribe so that we may enjoy this journey together!


Special thanks to the lovely Ms. Irene!

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Anonymous said...

I love! I love! Do you use shea butter?

Irene Loderick said...

Thank you so much!You are kind.Yes I use unrefined Shea butter to seal my ends.I whip it with Extra Virgin Olive Oil,Almond Oil,Grapeseed Oil and some Vitamin E Oil mixed in.It works like magic!I never thought my natural hair could be so soft!Thank you again!

Irene Loderick said...

Thank you so much to you wonderful ladies of 'Kurly Kichana' for featuring me in your wonderful Blog.You ladies are absolutely fantastic and are doing something really great with this blog!May the work of your hands continue to be Blessed and may you continue to grow and flourish!Bless up!

Asli wilson said...

Thanks for the posting a lovely blog,great to read this blog.

Zoe said...

Share your hair regime please.

Anonymous said...

how did you get the curls?

Michelle said...

Lovely hair now am you four years ago. And starting tye journey. If this is the destination I definitely like. :-)

Michelle said...

Thanks for the post. Now I am you four years ago starting the journey. If this is the destination I definitely like. :-)

- Kimbunnii - said...

Congratz on your natural journey,I'm currently transitioning.
Your hair is lovely!
kariekimberly.blogspot.com

Irene Loderick said...

Thank you so much Asli Wilson!

Irene Loderick said...

Thank you Asli Wilson!

Irene Loderick said...

After washing and sealing my hair with whipped Shea Butter,the curls are usually more pronounced.I never use gel but don't advise against it if you can find one without alcohol.Please visit my YouTube Channel for ideas,the link is provided in the article above!Thank you so much for reading and commenting!

Irene Loderick said...

Thank you Michelle!You are very kind!

Irene Loderick said...

Thank you so much Kimbunii!!I appreciate that a lot!Bless up!

Irene Loderick said...

Hi Zoe!I wash my hair weekly,sometimes after every two weeks.Before every wash, I Pre Poo overnight with Vatika Oil.I use Herbal Essences Shampoo to wash and always do a deep conditioning treatment after my wash.After rinsing out my deep conditioner,i do a black tea since and then seal my hair with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Whipped Shea Butter.Please visit my YouTube Channel the link is provided in the article above to see the entire regimen!Thank you again!

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