If like me you’re always in a constant hide and seek game with your edges, this post would show you how to get fuller edges in two minutes! Earlier this year, I posted my progress with my edges after sticking to my scalp massage regimen, then I got this
not-so-great idea to get braids done and all my hard work went down the drain. I heard of hair fibers in 2013 but the price was outrageous at that time; about 15 000 Naira. I came across it recently again and finally decided to give it a try! Continue reading “Get Fuller Edges in 2 Minutes With Toppik”
If you’re “hip” and keep up with latest beauty trends (if you’re not, don’t worry I’m struggling too), you might have noticed that DIY activated charcoal masks made with glue are the new thing right now. I don’t know who launched this trend but I would never use glue on my face or advise anyone else to. I had to look for a better alternative to glue and share my experience before we all got dragged under. There are numerous benefits of activated charcoal including teeth whitening and underarm lightening but we’ll be focusing on the skin benefits in this post. Continue reading “DIY: Activated Charcoal Mask”
A couple of weeks ago, Ella of NaturalGirlOnABudget came to me with the idea of organizing a wig making workshop to train a few women on the art and processes involved in making wigs. I was excited and jumped on it because honestly, wig making is a good way of earning money whether as a major source of income or as a side hustle or just as a hobby for yourself and friends. We contacted Tosin of NaijaNaturals and she readily accepted to assist in making it a reality (Thank you!). We’ve tried as much as possible to be fair with the pricing considering the recent economy recession, but you have to spend money to get money, right? All the details are available below:
When: 8th of October.
Time: 12p.m – 6p.m
Where: Venue details are sent upon registration.
What You Should Come With: Just your awesome self and a right attitude towards learning! Continue reading “The Wig Making Workshop”
I’ve wanted to try vixen crochet braids for as long as I can remember, I finally got around to making up my mind to get it done and when I asked around, the average price to have it done at a salon is 9000 Naira. Currently, I don’t have that type of money lying around so I decided to crawl out of my lazy shell and do it myself; best decision I’ve made in a while. It is really easy to do and easier if you have a friend that can assist with the braid pattern.
Continue reading “DIY: Vixen Crochet”
It breaks my heart when my favourite makeup products drops and shatters into pieces. Most especially if it is a new product. The feeling is indescribable! Just beyond words. But the good thing is that you don’t have to throw it away. Although this solution isn’t just for shattered products but also for cream eyeshadows, blush or liners that has dried out. Like I said you do not need to get rid of them.
Continue reading “DIY: FIXING/REVIVING BROKEN MAKEUP PRODUCTS”
If you have ever wanted to jump on the fringe/bangs trend but didn’t want the hassle of always being hot or breaking out for those with sensitive skin, good news, you can make a removable clip in fringe/bang that gives you the benefit of the style without the discomfort.
What You Would Need
A black cloth
Continue reading “DIY: Fringe/ Bangs Clip-in”
Drawing your eyebrows may seem easy but it’s one of the most difficult thing to do perfectly. It’s either you draw one perfectly and drawing the second one could be a thug of war, or you end up with an over emphasised arch, or maybe one looks thinner while the other looks thicker. There are several challenges we face when drawing the perfect brows. Here are few tips that can help you to achieve your perfectly shaped brows:
Things you need:
* Brow pencil/ eyebrow filler
* Spoolie/ eyebrow brush
Continue reading “Eyebrow 101 (Eyebrows are sisters not twins)”
One of my resolutions for this year is to try more protective styles and my go-to is wigs. They’re perfect for protective styling and still give you access to your hair to wash, deep condition and have all the necessary treatments on weekends or at your free time. If you’re are a beginner at wig making, you might want to try making wigs using the flip over method or bonding glue to help with the closure. There is a video at the end of this post to guide you. When you feel more confident, you can try using the lace closure.
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As a huge fan of co-washing, I tend to accumulate tons of products and dead cells on my scalp which does nothing to help hair growth. Recently, I discovered ‘scalp exfoliating’ which not only cleanses your scalp thoroughly, but also gets rid of dead skin cells on the scalp.
I shampoo regularly, is this necessary?
Yes! It is necessary. Sometimes, shampooing gets rid of product build up but not always excess oil, natural sebum and dead skin cells which can clog your hair pores and prevent growth.
Continue reading “DIY: Scalp Exfoliator”
Often times, I forget to don my satin scarf before going to bed. I’ve abandoned my satin bonnet because I wake up with headaches most mornings or it slips off my head, I only remember it when I have protective styles that involve ‘big hair’. So far, I haven’t found anywhere to buy satin pillow slips for regular-sized pillows and I keep postponing going to the market to have one sewn for me.
Continue reading “DIY: Satin Pillow Cover”