At one point or the other, we’ve all been obsessed with length. In fact, I can say that 70% of us particularly here in Nigeria went natural because we thought it increased our chances of getting long hair. Myself inclusive. But then, we’ve been on this journey for a few years now and the ‘magic long..
Photo Credit During the course of the week, I stumbled on someone’s regimen. The most striking thing about the regimen was WHERE she inserted a tea rinse in her wash day. This intrigued me because it was quite different from what I usually did. So, I decided to try it out and I must confess..
Last week, I introduced the subject of natural hair porosity and provided resources to help you discover your hair’s porosity levels because I believe it’s a more efficient system than the hair typing system. CLICK HERE if you missed it. I also talked about how the knowledge of my hair’s porosity has helped my understand..
A couple of weeks ago, I confirmed my one of my biggest fears by checking my hair porosity levels. Already, I had seen the signs but I just needed to be sure because it seems like I have reached a growth plateau where my hair is more or less stagnated. TRANSLATION: I wasn’t retaining as..
One of the biggest challenges our afro-textured natural hair faces is retaining moisture. This is because it is drier and more prone to breakage than other hair types. Moisture (i.e water) gives your hair its elasticity and the ability to bend and not break under manipulation (combing, washing, styling, e.t.c). For some of us, due..
In recent times, a lot of us have embraced the fitfam life which essentially involves eating healthy and working out. This itself is not a bad thing given how black women are predisposed to several deadly diseases as a result of our lack of exercise. So, yeah we’re finally getting things right. But did you know..
Last week, we featured about 18 new natural hair salons outside Lagos. During that exercise, it occurred to us that we might actually have freelance natural hair stylists. People, who for some reasons don’t have salons yet but still run their mobile natural hair styling business. We thought we should know about them. So, as..
Every day, the natural hair industry in Nigeria gets bigger and bigger. We have Made in Nigeria Natural Hair products popping out every other day. We also have people actually taking time out to learn the ropes of natural hair styling. Some of them going ahead to open salons. A few years ago, we had..
I can’t be the only one that has noticed the uprise of natural hair celebrities in Nigeria in recent times. It seems like every award season we see new celebrities join the current existing batch. Then you begin to wonder, how come? Where did they come from? And no, they don’t unveil their hair with..
During the course of the month, we shared Naptural85‘s viral video on prepooing with aloe vera gel on our social media platforms and it occurred to us that some of our blog readers who don’t follow us on social media (why don’t you, though? We’re @africanaturalistas across social media) might not have seen the video..