Who are you?

Wilhemina Shiika

My name is Wilhelmina Shiikwa, i hail from Otamanzi, a beautiful village in Ongandjera, in the north west of Namibia. I don’t know how to explain what i do without sounding like a drug dealer.


When did you become natural and why?

I went back to natural when i was 16, I am 24 now…I had great influences in my life, and the people i loved and looked up to were all naturals. I also wanted to look older for university, and i thought the big chop would be the answer, but it turned out i had the wrong end of the stick.


Describe your hair texture.

I have no idea, it’s all just big and fluffy…its just hair.

Wilhemina Shiika


What is your hair regimen over a month?

My regimen is simple, i prepoo or pre-shampoo my hair in addition to its normal shampoo, then I wear big braids or twists for curls once a week….I also get a dose of chlorine water from my weekly swim….in short no regimen worth noting 🙂


What is your favorite hair do?

Wash and go, and afro puffs!!


Describe a typical wash day.

I pre-poo with Eembeke oil, or coconut oil…then I shampoo my hair and rinse it with vinegar..I then apply shea butter, eembeke oil, coconut oil and a glycerine cocktail.  To style, I finger comb my hair and then braid big twists.


What are the problems and solutions you found for your hair?

Problem: my ends dry out very quickly. Solution: Glycerin and water!


What can’t you live without when it comes to your hair?

Eembeke oil!

Wilhemina Shiika

One Response to “Meet Wilhelmina Shiikwa from Windhoek, Namibia”

  1. Martha iitana says:

    You look very beautiful wilemina..i have always adore ur hairstyle..everyday its a new thing..keep it up.

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