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!

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How to henna your natural hair

August 9, 2015

The other day, I read a post about a certain blogger’s travails with henna and how she was gonna stop using it because of the mess it created. My reaction to her decision triggered this post and I thought I should talk about the process of henna-ing safely because I can’t believe you’d want to deprive your hair of that much goodness simply because you cannot deal with the mess. I’ve…

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6 ways to stretch natural hair

August 8, 2015

Everyone loves stretched hair. Not only are you able to see and flaunt your actual length, styling is almost always a breeze. As I’m still kinda wary of heat in any form, I stretch my hair with braids. You could try a few other methods from the infographic above. Image source

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Natural Hair Community Manifesto

March 30, 2015

source   When we all decided to return to our roots, no one said it was gonna be an easy task. In fact for many of us on this side of the world, there wasn’t so much encouragement and support instead we were lashed with hateful and demeaning comments thereby making the whole journey daunting. That’s why this manifesto is has been provided to serve as a source of encouragement…

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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…

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Product Review: Queen Helene Cholesterol Hair Conditioning Cream

March 24, 2015

I saw this product on the a counter and I knew I was gonna buy it. But before then, I checked the reviews to make sure it was a good product. The reviews weren’t exactly encouraging. There were lots of mixed opinions. Anyways, I took the plunge notwithstanding. What’s the worse that could happen? Full Name: Queen Helene Cholesterol Hair Conditioning Cream. Treats and conditions dry, over-bleached and damaged hair….

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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…

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4 Crochet Braiding Tutorials That Should Help

March 22, 2015

Yesterday, I talked about how I installed and maintain my marley twists. Before I did that, I had been visiting YouTube a lot lately mostly because I’d been searching for the perfect crochet braiding tutorial. I can’t really say that I’ve gotten what I want but a few of them have been more than helpful and I thought I should share. For those of you that have been looking for…

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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…

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5 Alternative Products To Try In The New Year

February 16, 2015

Inasmuch as we love our ready-made products, there are times when we need to get out of the box and experiment with other things. Fortunately for us, there are products that are relatively safe for the general health of our hair so it’s important to implement them into our regimen every now and then. 1. Henna. You’re seriously slacking if you haven’t used henna for your hair. Henna is everything…

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