5 reasons your natural hair might not be growing

August 13, 2015

Feeling like our hair isn’t growing at all or at the rate at which we want happens to the best of us. There are also times when this supposed ”stunted growth’ is as a result of shrinkage or sheer negligence on our part. More often than not, it’s the latter. So, in case you’re still wondering why your hair isn’t growing, here are five reasons why: 1. You’re not retaining…


On hairspiration and patience

August 10, 2015

  You know how they say a picture speaks a thousand words? This is an apt example. In fact, when I saw it and decided to share, I was thinking of a perfect caption but I realized that it all boils down to one thing: PATIENCE!


5 ways to use cocoa butter

August 10, 2015

A few weeks ago, I received two batches of raw cocoa butter which I had ordered previously. Before I could say Jack Robinson, I whipped some body butter for myself. Thing is, I’d been waiting for a while for it and when it finally came, I was over the moon. Every one and their mothers know about the goodness that is cocoa butter especially as it’s commonly used for the…


5 Ways To Retain Moisture In Natural Hair

March 25, 2015

There are times when you’re too exhausted to wash your hair to talk more of moisturizing. These are the times you need to incorporate some methods to help retain moisture for a longer period. 1. The LOC/LOCO  (LIQUID-OIL-CREAM or LIQUID-OIL-CREAM-OIL) method. Whichever one you choose, you’re guaranteed to retain moisture for a couple of days. 2. More moisture-intensE deep conditioning. This cannot be overemphasised. It especially helps to retain moisture…


How to get rid of the itchiness caused by hair extensions

March 23, 2015

Image source   Ever wondered what causes your hair to itch when it’s in hair extensions? It’s called Alkaline Lye. Most, if not all synthetic extensions have been coated with an Alkaline lye. This is a chemical distributed onto the strands of the extensions by the manufacturer to make it wear/heat-resistant. The whole essence is to create a product with a high thermal resistance ”that would protect you”. The downside…


How I maintain my marley twists

March 21, 2015

So I’m back! A few weeks ago, I installed some marley twists – my first protective style for the year. The idea was to install it through crochet braiding and rock for 6 weeks. Problem was, crochet braiding required more extensions which means more full heavy hair – which I’m not a fan of – and I wasn’t having any of that especially with the unbearable heat. Eventually, instead of…


How to take care of coloured natural hair

February 15, 2015

I’ve chemically colored my hair twice now with permanent dyes. Even though I didn’t get the result I wanted, the dyes have left significant highlights on my hair. Plus, my henna/hibiscus treatments never fail to redden my hair. Anyway, a lot of naturals still have evasions for color generally. And I’m like why would you deprive yourself of such beauty? Seriously, except your hair is jet black, I don’t see…


Facts About Avocado Oil

February 11, 2015

I recently got myself a bottle of avocado oil. When it arrived, the package took me by surprise. I always thought it was a carrier oil rather than an essential oil. So I decided to check on it. Here’s what I found. According to Wikipedia.com, it is an edible oil pressed from the fruit of the Persea americana which I assume is the avocado. It is also one of the…


How To Exfoliate Your Scalp

February 10, 2015

Just like every other part of the body that requires exfoliation, the scalp is not left out. It’s important to exfoliate the scalp frequently to get rid of dead cells & flakes to encourage the flow of blood which in turn aids growth. Regular exfoliation is also necessary to unclog your pores and remove dirt and build-up which prevents healthy scalp. There are two ways to exfoliate your scalp. 1. Either…


How to build a hair regimen: building a foundation

February 8, 2015

Since the beginning of this year, I have elaborated on my hair regimen. Now, I want to help you build yours. To be honest, it has taken me years of experimentation to finally end up with a list of products and steps that I am comfortable with. I can’t explain why everyone’s hair reacts differently to a product but along the line, I have personally confirmed this. I advise that…