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Zenobia's Hair Journey: From Relaxed Tresses to Natural Locs 🌟



Hey friends! ✨ Today, I'm thrilled to share a super cool story about Zenobia, a quantity surveyor with a passion for natural hair care, documented on her YouTube channel @zenobiadd. Her journey is not just about hair; it's a testament to resilience, self-discovery, and embracing one's roots.


The Early Days: Doodo Plaits and Dax Pomade

Zenobia's hair adventure began in her childhood, with her mother crafting doodoo plaits for school, using products iconic to the British Black community in the 80s like Dax pomade and S-curl. These styles and products represented a shared cultural experience, a slice of heritage carried through hair care rituals.



Teenage Experiments: Relaxers and Pink Lotion

As Zenobia entered her teenage years, she discovered the allure of relaxers, specifically the "Just for Me" boxed relaxer, and the ubiquitous pink lotion that accompanied many young girls' hair routines. Relaxed hair was a rite of passage, but it came with its own set of challenges and revelations.



A Turning Point: Embracing Natural Beauty

A pivotal moment came at 19 when Zenobia, expecting her first child, decided to bid farewell to her relaxed hair. This decision marked the beginning of her journey toward natural hair. It was a move away from the fuss and the physical discomfort of relaxers towards a path of self-acceptance and health.



The Locs That Wouldn’t Stay: A Journey to Self-Locking

Zenobia's initial attempts at loc'ing her hair were met with trials. However, her discovery of the interlocking method on a Yahoo forum became a game-changer. Starting her locs with plaits, she embarked on a journey that would see her locs flourish, embodying her strength, resilience, and commitment to natural beauty.


Zenobia Today: A Beacon for Natural Hair Enthusiasts

Zenobia's locs are more than a hairstyle; they're a statement of identity and pride. Through her YouTube channel, she shares this journey, offering insights, tips, and encouragement to others exploring their natural hair paths.



Connecting with The House of Shayaa

For those inspired by Zenobia's story and looking to embark on their natural hair journey, The House of Shayaa offers a wealth of resources. From our THOS Loc Hair Care products designed to nourish and protect your locs, to the revitalizing skincare line Awake by Shai Farasha, and our Natural Hair Journals and Workbooks to document your journey, we're here to support you every step of the way.


Embrace your supernatural essence with The House of Shayaa. Let Zenobia's journey inspire you to explore the beauty and strength of your natural hair. Check out her channel for real, relatable advice, and dive deeper into the world of natural hair care with us. Remember, every strand tells a story, and it's never too late to start a new chapter in your hair journey.

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