Women always have something beautiful about them, and I love highlighting those very features in every woman I meet.
When I say the word 'fro who is the first person that comes to mind? If you guessed Pam Grier as Foxy Brown, you are in the ball park as far as beauty and charisma is concerned. However, the 'fro that I am referring to shines so bright it needs to be deemed as a landmark. Yep, this show stopper has the honor of being attached to a fun loving spirit, eye catching smile, and knock-out body...
Here is your up close and personal with Nia, AKA FroGirlGinny
If you follow FroGirlGinny on social media you already know the girl doesn’t sit still long enough to lay on a pillow and crush her curls. I love how she explains that her curls were born in London but her style reflects her Zimbabwean half. And just putting it out there, I had an instant attachment to Nia’s young, free and vibrant spirit before I found out that she was a Gemini just like me -- yeah we rock! FroGirlGinny said that embracing her African culture is something she is extremely passionate about. If you take one look at Nia’s bold exquisite fashion choices, you literally begin to channel the very essence of Africa.
How curly hair became part of my platform
“It is more than just hair for me, it is a great conversation starter. I have met some of my closest friends (of whom I now travel with), through hair and I find that so magical. I actually met @LaurenLewiss_ online and we have been connected ever since. After a few FaceTimes we decided to bring the Go With The Fro Tour movement around the world. We felt so strongly about joining forces as young women who love to travel.”
The conversations only start with hair, but that's not where it ends.
I was sold on FroGirlGinny’s movement when she reminded me that it wasn’t at all a popularity contest. “We travel to places where women may not have the opportunity to attend a natural hair event. The conversations usually start with hair, outfits, and makeup. Women always have something beautiful about them, and I love highlighting those very features in every woman I meet. The pinnacle point of every event is seeing all of the social media and phone numbers being exchanged at the end. It’s about strong women building their own communities.”
The products that make FroGirlGinny's 'Fro shine so bright
Now you know I couldn't talk to this amazing hair icon without getting her top 3 favorite products for the 'fro that has a language of its own.
- Skimdo Curl Cream: "This is the best thing my curls have had put on their curls. This cream does magic to my hair, it's smooth yet thick texture and fresh smell are perfect. It goes everywhere with me, it is life."
- DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel: "I've never met a gel like DevaCurl's before. It has never left my hair crispy and with my new love of protective styles; it can be used for smoothing hair down too and leaves such a nice shine."
- Felicia Leatherwood Brush: "This brush was made by the Curl Whisperer herself, so when I started using it 2 years ago, I've been hooked ever since. I lose less hair and it always smoothes out all the knots."
Listen to your hair
Although these are Nia’s top picks she gives a loud and clear PSA:
“I would say that it is important to learn your hair, what it does and doesn't like. Invest in products for you -- that doesn't mean breaking the bank but moreso reading labels and seeing whether something is genuinely good for you. I'd also say to not try to change your hair but embrace it.”
With a heart and curls of gold, FroGirlGinny ends this interview by saying, “I didn't set out to create a brand, I do not look at myself as famous either. I want to share with young girls that you do not have to wait till you get to a certain age to follow your dreams. Big hair is beautiful, do not try to tame the mane! Thank you to all of my followers, I see you as friends. Without you I wouldn't be where I am today.”
Love, Peace, and Light
Follow Nia and all of her adventures on Instagram @FroGirlGinny