Different looks: one hair!

September 25, 2014

When you install marley twists, especially one which is long, be careful of how you style it for the sake of your front hair…….sometimes  my scalp hurts after trying some styles so I have to re-style it again….. So today I’ll be sharing the different ways I style my braids: Pictures Below:::have fun and be inspired!

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My new discovery: coconut water and vinegar rinse

September 19, 2014

Hello everyone. I promised I was going tell you all about the coconut water and vinegar rinse in details very soon and here it is…. The first place I found this was on Relaxed Hair Health blog and it was interesting to know that I could mix these two together (coconut water and vinegar) and get loads of benefits for my hair: Most often we dilute the ACV (apple cider vinegar) solution with…

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I love coconut oil! {Ugomma}

September 17, 2014

This oil had been on my wish list for a long time and I could not prepare mine at home {like I found how to here}. I tried to buy it online but the shipping cost would not allow me to………..Finally my best girl sent me a bottle of this rich natural oil and I was soooooooo happy……   I love its smell… if you’ve eaten coconut chips before, you’’ll understand…

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How to make tigernut milk!

September 14, 2014

Tiger Nut  (also called Hausa groundnuts by some) is common here in Nigeria  but I hate to chew it because for me, it’s too much stress…..so I found out that I could blend it and get its milk….. This is my glass of tiger milk>>> Below are the procedures and Importance [Culled from Drop it: Healthy Snacking Tigernuts] Soak the fresh [washed and sorted] tiger nuts in a covered container overnight (if you are using dried or…

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BASIC MAKE-UP ITEMS

September 12, 2014

If you’re a newbie to the make-up world, it can be very hard when you go for shopping and your trying to decide what to buy… Let’s break it down so that we can get it right… Basically your choice of make-up is determined by how much you of your features you want to enhance… If you have spotless skin, all you need is a light powder, eyeliner, lipstick and…

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Dealing with dark circles: potatoes are a natural remedy!

September 9, 2014

I’ve always had dark circle issues but they worsened when I started working. I think that not getting enough sleep and forgetting to wash off my make-up before sleeping might have been contributing factors… I knew some solutions but never had time to do it. So, I had a bag of potatoes staring at me and remembered that they could be used to get rid of this thing…..I started this experiment on the 6th…

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After 6 weeks, I washed my braids

September 9, 2014

I got to the stage where I had to wash my braids, the build up was  obvious so I had to wash it……. PRODUCTS USED: Parachute coconut oil African Naturalistas Shampoo Warm Water African Naturalistas Detangling Conditioner (as an instant conditioner) A towel My Spritz Bottle;and My Hands *wink* I did not dilute the shampoo before applying it. I allowed the conditioner to stay for 5 minutes, the weight of…

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EVENT: NATURAL IN PARADISE

September 8, 2014

Hello everyone!!! Special announcement! Thekinkandi in collaboration with Natural Nigerian, are happy to invite you all to Calabar’s first natural hair meet-up, ‘Natural in Paradise’! 🙂 Join them at Bay’s Bar & Lounge on Saturday, October 18th, 2014 for healthy hair talk, natural hair products, networking & lady bonding! Save the date, this will be so much fun! More details will be shared soon but kindly RSVP on Eventbrite over here, if you will be going. This isn’t a condition for…

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What’s in my spray bottle? {Ugomma}

August 29, 2014

A spray bottle is a must-have item for every lady on a hair journey….some ladies carry it in their bags and restore moisture to their hair while at work.. Sometimes, we do not remember to moisturize our hair at home but we can do something to it when we have a spray bottle with us. Now we know that the spritz bottle is just a container and the contents are…

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Healthy Nigerian dessert: Banana-carrot fruit cream

August 21, 2014

Hello Everyone!!! I tried something over the weekend and it turned out well….I wanted to prepare a smoothie with banana, carrot and something else…..but I could not lay my hands on another fruit so I had to make do with what I had. My mum surprised me by buying me a fruit blender: she said she saw it and remembered that she had a daughter that loves blending fruits and she bought it…so I used it……

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