Tola Okogwu is a successful British hair care blogger and author of the renowned children’s book series ‘Daddy Do My Hair?’ As a healthy hair care advocate and expert, her hair coaching services help guide and support women as they journey to achieve healthy, long hair.
“I’m passionate about helping others to improve the health of their hair and discover the gorgeous head of hair they were meant to have. I work directly with you to take the confusion out of the process and my coaching approach is built around your needs.”
A Brief History
It is a small wonder I have any hair at all given the atrocities I’ve committed on it in the past.
I used to only wash it when the itching got too bad, I definitely couldn't be bothered to condition it and I’d glue in foreign hair then pull the glue off without remover. I’ve even used a relaxer and permanent dye at the same time. I've literally spent the last 20 plus years abusing my hair. My hair went through its first assault age 9 when I was given a perm. Yup, those wet, juicy little curls...I thought I was so fly. When the damage from poor maintenance got too bad for my mother, they were cut off and I got my first taste of the creamy crack. I went through numerous cycles of breakage and chopping off my hair to 'start from scratch' without ever fully understanding how to properly look after it.
I started my healthy hair journey with 4a/b type hair which was relaxed and neck length and had never EVER grown beyond this length. I honestly didn't think black hair could but my eyes were opened and I was inspired to try and do the same. Since then I've transitioned to natural hair, reached bra-strap length and big chopped twice.
I've been through this long hair journey several times so I know how to navigate it and my goal is to help others to do the same. I will help you throw away those harmful hair misconceptions and habits that are holding you back and help you realise that healthy afro textured hair of any length is very possible.
BELIEVE it and you will ACHIEVE it!
My Child's Hair
My new challenge began when I became a mother to a gorgeous little girl, Miss E whose hair, confidence and sense of self worth I am now responsible for. Looking after my own hair is one thing, but caring for a child's hair is quite another. All of the techniques I use are tried and tested and Miss E currently has mid back length hair at almost 4 years of age.