DIY, Hair Care, Product Review

Is “Anointing Oil” good for natural hair?

If you grew up as a Christian in Nigeria, there’s a ninety-five percent chance that you’ve come across anointing oil(anointed oil really)

Look familiar?

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DIY, Hairstyles

DIY: Faux Bun 

For the most part of last week, I was leaving my hair in an Afro or a puff (because I’m not very much into styling), but I had a beauty event to attend in school and I wanted a decent look, so I went to my trusted source; hello YouTube! This style was so easy to pull off but not one I’d be doing regularly; because front hair issues.

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Events, Musings

Naturals In The City 10 (Photos)

Yesterday I came down with malaria and I almost cancelled on going for naturals in the city today. I decided at the last minute to gather my energy, slip myself into whatever I could lay my hands on and get to the venue. I got there late and I could barely concentrate on what was being said, I just wanted to lie somewhere and sleep. However, I enjoyed Mr Ijewere talk on making do with whatever we could find around us and trying to eat healthy foods like tiger nuts aka Ofio (if you know, you know) and locally grown fruits and vegetables.

I was able to take a few pictures, so enjoy!

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Hairstyles, Musings

50 Shades of Grey?

I’m typing this post in tears. Literally. Remember my faux locs from Tunmise Naturals Salon? It’s gone. The hair was terrible after just two weeks and I had to take it out the third week. I know I was going for the whole dreads ‘dada’ look but it was truly horrible, my front hair was a mess, the hair used to wrap was coming undone and despite my efforts to rewrap and burn; epic fail. If I ever consider doing faux locs in the future, I am so doing it myself! These pictures  were taken in the second week.

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Musings

On Hair Types & Stereotypes

 

When I had my first big chop, I knew nothing about hair types and I would sit for hours watching Youtube videos of girls with 3C hair transform their curly hair into different amazing styles. After watching, I would sit in front of my mirror pulling and tugging at my thin, 4C hair and willing it to transform into what I had just seen to no avail. Fast forward to 6 months later, I came across another Youtube video that explained all about natural hair and hair typing, it was an aha moment for me, I started seeing and treating my hair differently after that.

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Events, Musings

Naturals In The City 10

I just got a mail confirming The 10th Naturals In The City meet up and I’m wayyy excited because I should be attending this one; I’ve never been at one from this series.
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Hairstyles, Musings

Tunmise Naturals Salon

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Location
147b Ogunlana drive, opposite taxi park, Masha roundabout, Surulere, Lagos.
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Hair Care, Musings

Harmattan and Hair

Currently, the weather over here has been less than favorable and we have been receiving more than our normal share of the cold, dry, harmattan winds. Our hair has to be kept well hydrated just as our skin this period. Protective styling is the first thing that should come to mind, because no matter how dedicated to caring for your natural hair you are, leaving it out during this period and going through bi-daily moisturizing and sealing would take its toll on you. If hair is not properly taken care of, it would become dry and prone to breakage.
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Hair Care

Quick Tip: Get Your Edges Back in Five Minutes

Hey Guys!
I know how I promised to stay away from blogging because of exams but I couldn’t resist sharing this real quick. If the edges of your hair are anything like mine; sparse, stubborn and slow to grow, this is for you. On a normal day, this is how my edges look

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Hair Care

Deep Conditioning With Palm Oil

Hey Guys!
Yes, you read right; palm oil. About two weeks ago, I was feeling really good about my hair and decided to do something new, then I remembered reading a post on one of my favorite blogs about the goodness of Palm oil (read here) and I decided to try it.

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