What is in your applicator bottle?

December 14, 2015

Can we step away from our spray bottles and throw the spotlight on our applicator bottles for a minute? Applicator bottles are one of the essential but often overlooked tools in our stash. They go a long way in improving the condition of the scalp with oils. To be honest, many of us forget to use oils – including myself – and this applicator bottle is a perfect reminder to…


EVENTS: Naturals in the City 13

December 5, 2015

Hello ladies, Natural Nigerian is back again with yet another amazing meet-up. The Christmas edition of Lagos’ quarterly meet-up is just around the corner. You know just what to do – get your calendars out and save the date! Quite a good start to Christmas… There you have it ladies… Save the date and make sure to have a swell time!


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…


How I manage my hair during the harmattan season

November 26, 2015

Ladies! The harmattan season is upon us and it’s not very pretty especially on our hair – both natural and relaxed. For some reasons, it totally skipped my mind to tuck my hair in a protective style. Then again, I didn’t think the harmattan would be this intense and I also wanted to learn how to manage my hair. It’s more or less a new experience but in the last…


Tutorial: simple bun on short natural hair

September 11, 2015

I don’t know about you but a bun is a handy go-to style especially for my natural hair. It’s also a classic style that can be worn on any occasion. When I watched this video, I knew I had to share it. Finally, a tutorial for short natural hair! So, watch and learn courtesy of Sisi Yemmie!


EVENTS: Naturals in the City 12

September 7, 2015

Hello ladies, Natural Nigerian is back again with yet another amazing meet-up. Here’s all you need to know: Hosts: NaturalNigerian, Carib Health, The Kink and I and Ms_Isioma. Gate fee: N500 The amazing Kitchen Butterfly would be there to tantalize your taste buds. Here’s the menu… Acclaimed make-up artist, Leylarh Cadne would be there with handy make-up tips and tricks… And you don’t need to worry about rushing home to…


4 natural hair practices I live by

August 25, 2015

Hello everyone! There’s a myriad of information out there and it’s necessary to filter and pick out what suits you. Over time, it becomes a series of trials and errors to find what works efficiently for you. That’s why I’m sharing four practices that have successfully worked for me. 1. Co-washing in braids, twists and any other protective style. I’m addicted to co-washing my hair and styles doesn’t hinder me….


How Do You Manage Your Natural Hair In Your Workplace?

August 23, 2015

Two Sundays ago, I had a conversation with an usher in my church. In fact, a couple of months ago, she had approached me first and asked about my hair. You know as Naturalistas, there’s a kindred spirit that binds us together. The first thing that struck me was her beautifully styled natural hair under a fascinator (headpiece). As usual I was curious enough to strike a conversation. The first thing…


Hair feature: Stella’s Mane

August 17, 2015

Your hair is? Relaxed? Natural? ‘Texlaxed’? Transitioning? It’s natural. When and why did you start your hair journey? How do you deal with people who doubt you? What motivates you to keep going? I started my journey about 2 years ago, I did so because I was just tired of having to relax my hair every 2 weeks. I had stubborn hair and no matter how strong a relaxer was,…


The Obia Box : Review

August 16, 2015

I’m pretty sure the product junkies in the house have already heard about the Obia Natural Haircare line. I actually think she’s playing her cards right. Many naturalistas have raved enough about her products  to make me want to try them out. Luckily for me, I had the perfect chance to do so with The Mayenka Box, which is similar to the American Curlbox or the Nigerian Boonbox. If you’ve…