How to make a facial moisturizer

December 16, 2015

Getting a facial moisturizer has proved to be a bit of a challenge. This is mostly as a result of my combination skin as opposed to the dry skin on the rest of my body. For a long time, I didn’t buy or even use any product. A while ago, I started using sweet almond oil mostly because it’s incredibly lightweight, odorless and doesn’t sit on my face plus it…

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EVENTS: Jungo (a DIY Class)

December 3, 2015

Hello ladies, This upcoming event is from the stables of Farida Yahya of Lumo Naturals. It is the first of a series of others to come and promises to be really educative. If you’re a DIY lover, aspiring hairstylist or budding naturalista, JUNGO is for you! Jungo in fulfulde means hands – be prepared to learn some “handy” skills in this class. The focus will be on teaching various crafts that could…

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Boost your turban game with these easy tutorials!

December 1, 2015

The harmattan season is upon us and this means that we need to tuck in those ends and embrace protective styles or better still, turbans. I recently found these super easy tutorials and my turban game has never been so strong. It feels like I’ve finally got it right. I literally just pick one scarf and within five minutes, I’m ready to go. Ladies, you need to see this! Or…

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A simple guide to making a hair spritz

November 6, 2015

A hair spritz is possibly the most important product after the conditioner and I’m not kidding. This is because you have total control over the ingredients that go into it. You can determine the ingredients because you’re aware of what works or doesn’t work for your hair. Unlike regular ready-made products which is often always a trial and error process. Anyways, for those clueless about hair spritz or used to…

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DIY shea lotion

November 3, 2015

As I said earlier, I’ve decided to try new things. I think I’m done exploring all the possible combinations of whipped shea butter. It’s time to take it to the next level. I’ve always wanted to make my own body lotion. Simply because I realised my body butter wasn’t doing it (whatever it is) for my skin anymore. So, I decided to research for the simplest recipe available. You see,…

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4 ways to style your short natural hair (tutorial)

October 27, 2015

Styling natural hair can be a hassle sometimes especially for short to medium lengths. The good thing is we have resources available to us to make it less frustrating. There’s a myriad of information we need to tap into to avoid falling into a natural hair rut. Here’s a quick and easy video that can help style your hair in four different ways.

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DIY oatmeal sugar scrub

September 21, 2015

Anyone who mixes products knows that it can get monotonous after a while. The good news is that is you have the luxury of switching things up. I’ve been using this sugar scrub for a long time now and I thought I should upgrade it a little. Ingredients – 3 tsp of Brown sugar – 2 tsp of White sugar – 1 tsp of Ground oatmeal – 2 tsp of Aloe Vera…

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Tutorial: DIY top bun

September 8, 2015

Source There are times when we’re so bored with our hair that we simply can’t be bothered about it. This is a quick go-to style that can change your regular basic look to fab! Plus it’s a great protective style. Here’s another variation. Even more fierce! Source And a last one. Source

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DIY aloe vera juice

September 8, 2015

A few months ago, I accidentally stumbled on some aloe vera plants I had abandoned. The first thing that struck me was the state of the plants – green and fresh. I knew I had to make use of them asap! The next thing I did was to pluck two large single plants and carefully scoop the gel out. (I’m sorry I don’t have pictures but it’s really easy) This…

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