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…

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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….

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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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