Choma Queens: 5 women who embrace their natural hair

Our hair is a fundamental part of self-expression and I know taking care of it can sometimes be frustrating, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t embrace your natural hair. Here are 5 Choma Queens who embrace their hair.

Amy Dove 

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Amy Dove is a blogger and YouTuber from Durban who is also the South African winner of the 2019 #afrikinkyrepyourcountry competition. Amy’s focus is to help people with different hair textures to grow their healthy hair, and she gives tips on how to take care of your curls.  

“You don’t have to conform to society’s standards of beauty. Define your own… Be a Queen in your own curls.” – Amy Dove

Zozibini Tunzi


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Zozibini is our official Miss South Africa for 2019. She inspired a lot of people to embrace their natural hair, regardless of the length or texture, when she competed for the prestigious beauty contest and won. 

“Women are not one dimensional and therefore you cannot box their beauty. We are all different and beautiful, and that’s all that matters.” – Zozibini Tunzi

Katlego Tefu


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Katlego is known for her natural hair blog #FrodayFridays where she’d share afro-care knowledge, and to celebrate the different kinks, coils, and curls that grow out of our scalps. She also has a YouTube channel where she shares her trick and hacks on how she takes care of, and styles, her natural hair.

 “The easiest way to keep your hair moisturised is by using water.”-  Katlego Tefu

Akona Lali 


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Akona is the owner of Honour Your Crown – a natural hair salon that doesn’t use heat or harsh products for natural hair. She believes having a healthy relationship with your hair can help it grow heather and she also gives her followers tips on how to take care of their hair to prevent it from breaking.

“Our hair is versatile and it defies gravity.” – Akona Lali

Nonto Mondlane 

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Nonto is a Durban based natural hair enthusiast who uses her social media platforms to share her natural hair routines and videos of how to style your hair easily and quickly using affordable products.

“It’s okay to love your hair. I may be a little obsessed with mine” – Nonto Mondlane

Embracing your hair is a form of self-care. Our hair is different, which is why it’s important for each of us to embrace our hair journey. Your hair is your crown that deserves your care and love. Embrace every aspect of your beauty – including your hair – as it is, and remember never to undermine it.

Remember if you or a friend need advice or help, you can contact me here on Ask Choma, send me a Facebook Messagea Twitter DM, or a WhatsApp Message (071 172 3657).