Welcome to African Naturalistas. This blog was created on 16 August 2011, in order to assist black women and men who have chosen to wear their natural hair, with special emphasis on Africans, because of the challenges they face in carrying natural hair, though the site is of great benefit to naturalistas all over the world.

African Naturalistas is run by a group natural hair lovers, who have decided to help other naturalistas scale the hurdles they may come across in their hair journey. We also manufacture our range of hair care products, which you can purchase here.

Atilola Moronfolu (HPT)
@ilola is a Trichology Practitioner, Certified Cosmetic Formulator, Writer, Editor, and Spoken Word Artist. She is a certified hair care expert and a Holistic Practitioner of Trichology certified and accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She is currently one of the leading female faces in the Spoken Word sector in Nigeria. She is also an..
Berry Dakara
Berry Dakara
Berry Dakara is a Personal/Lifestyle Blogger and Vlogger who shares her life on her blog at She is married to a baker she calls Cakes, and they have a beautiful daughter she calls Cocoa. Berry stopped relaxing her hair in 2006 and has been trying to decide for the past year whether she should cut,..
Irene Loderick
Style Expert
Irene Odipo Loderick is a 36 year old Kenyan naturalista who went natural four years ago, and has no intention of looking back! She currently resides in London with her husband and three year old bundle of hyper energy, her son JJ. She worked as an Air Hostess before settling down to take care of..
Ebun Oluwole
Ebun Oluwole
Ebun Oluwole is a Google Certified Digital Marketer whose interests spread across books, organic skincare and the science of black hair. On her quest for healthy hair care, she stumbled on natural hair and has looked back ever since. She bares her thoughts at
Kids Natural Hair care expert
@DiscoveringNatural is blogger/vlogger who resides in Houston, Texas with her husband and her two daughters. Teaching her children and other people about natural hair care and loving their natural hair is her passion. Her blog, DiscoveringNatural ( is where she shares her transitioning journey and also her natural hair journey. You can find her on..
Elizabeth Adeniji
Elizabeth is a Mass Communication graduate of Babcock University, residing in Lagos, Nigeria. She is a lifestyle blogger and a natural hair lover. She embraced natural hair in 2012 and has not looked back since then. She is passionate about photography and cinematography, baking and all things natural. She blogs at where she shares..
Tomi Olatunde
Tomi embraced the challenge of getting healthy hair in 2012, without questions, and its been amazing. She loves art in all the forms it comes, writing, photography, music, painting. She documents her life journey at

As with every good thing, the site will keep evolving as the years go by, so get ready to see the best of it. To feature on as a naturalista on Mane Matters, please, send an email to To send your hair journey story to African Naturalistas, please click here, and follow the directions. We hope to hear from you. Thanks for visiting