Sunday, 22 April 2018

Trichology Corner: How Wigs are slowly killing your Hair




It is the new trend for ladies in this day and age to wake up in the morning, go through their daily beauty routine, whip out the wig, cover their head, head out of the house, work for their daily bread, come back home at night, take the wig off, and go to bed… every single day… and the cycle continues!

Now, we are not here to talk about your routine or lifestyle choices. We are just going to take out one element from that cycle and elaborate on it… the wig!

Why the wig?

It is simple
It is convenient
It is versatile… you can basically change your looks every single day of the month
It covers secrets… if you know what I mean
It is affordable… in most cases

Anyone can use a wig, whether your hair is healthy or not, natural or not… as long as you are alive and breathing, and can basically walk around with your head intact, you can use a wig. All you need to have is a head!

So why on earth are we writing about the wig on the trichology corner?

Simple! Like many other things in life, we have begun to abuse this interesting invention, and it is beginning to set many women back on their journey to healthy hair. To make it worse, many people don’t even know their wigs are the source of their problems in life with their hair!

I handle these cases very regularly. There the lady is, sitting in right front of me, paying for her hour, complaining, and the major source of her problem is right on her head!

So why do we frown at the constant use of wigs, as hair and scalp specialists

Any source of constant friction around your edges is bad for your hair! Many women now put on and take off their wigs countless times during the day. They adjust, readjust, and set it well to look good. To top it up, this is done every single day. We forget that the inner parts of wigs don’t have smooth satin or silk surfaces. They are basically rough on our thin and fragile edges. The effect of this constant friction on each strand might not be seen by our physical eyes like when we swipe cutlass on wet grass, but the results is always evident months down the line.

Long and short of the story…

Constant wigging causes Traction Alopecia!

If you had Traction Alopecia, constant wigging will make it worse, and your hair will recede further. If you didn’t have Traction Alopecia, constant wigging will start you on the journey to Traction Alopecia, and that is something you don’t want to deal with

So am I saying wigs are bad? Definitely not. But wigs are supposed to be buffers for your hairstyling options, once-in-a-while look changers, etc. It is surely not to be used every single day, as a hairstyle alternative, nor something to cover up for our laziness.

So if we care about the health of our hair, let’s develop better attitudes towards wigs. They are to be used, and not abused!

Is there any scalp disorders, hair shaft disorders, or any hair science topic you would like us to trash out on Trichology corner? Please, let us know in the comment section.

N.B: Remember that when it comes to hair care, there's a lot of fact, fiction, myth and reality on the internet. In the event of any confusion, it is advised you see a professional hair care expert.

Atilola Moronfolu (HPT) is a certfied hair care expert and a holistic practitioner of trichology certified and accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and Mahogany Hair Revolution, Los Angeles, California. To book a hair clinical appointment with Atilola in Lagos Nigeria, send a mail to hairconsult@africanaturalistas.com or call 07061141501.

Saturday, 21 April 2018

4 Quick Teenager Natural Hair Styles

4 Easy Teen Natural Hairstyles You Can Do Yourself in 1 Minute  | DiscoveringNatural


I am going to show you 4 teen hairstyles you can do as a natural hairstyle. All styles take a minute or less.

Watch below or click here



4 Easy Teen Natural Hairstyles You Can Do Yourself in 1 Minute  | DiscoveringNatural

4 Easy Teen Natural Hairstyles You Can Do Yourself in 1 Minute  | DiscoveringNatural

4 Easy Teen Natural Hairstyles You Can Do Yourself in 1 Minute  | DiscoveringNatural

4 Easy Teen Natural Hairstyles You Can Do Yourself in 1 Minute  | DiscoveringNatural

4 Easy Teen Natural Hairstyles You Can Do Yourself in 1 Minute  | DiscoveringNatural

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Are You Doing Too Much using Natural Hair DIY Products?


As naturals, we use all sorts of things in our natural hair; from Aloe Vera, to Okra Gel, Palm Oil, Molasses Hair Mask, Guava Leaves, Rice Water Rinse, Onion Rinse, Clay Washes. 
Are we doing too much to our natural hair? What do you think? Here is my opinion.

Watch below or click here:

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Hairstyle Lounge on African Naturalistas - My Journey to Permanent Locs (4)

Hello beautiful people, I hope you had a wonderful Easter break.

It's been a while since I visited the salon or did anything on my hair at all. Before last week, I had not been to the salon in six weeks. It was with so much joy that I went to the salon, as  my scalp was on fire.

We are still om the journey to permanent locs. For the first time since I embarked on this journey last December, I finally got to wash the hair two weeks ago, though the hair is not fully locked. The roots unravelled in the process of washing, but a large chunk of the hair is locked.

I got to O'Naturals, and met with the loctician in charge of my hair. I discovered good news and bad news.

Good news: My locs were forming pretty well

Bad news: I lost a loc on my right temple. Thank you Post Partum Shedding. I thought I was going to escape you *side eye*

For the second time around, I forgot my medicated shampoo at home, so I had to go straight to using regular shampoo and conditioner. When this was done, we proceeded to separate the roots as usual, and then a scalp treatment on my head. I didn't need to go under the dryer yet, which is very good for me, as I am not a fan of dryers. We washed again, and dried with a micro fibre towel. Once this was done, my hair was sprayed, and we proceeded to lock it loc by loc. This took a bit of time because my hair is quite full and the locs are quite lengthy

Learning my lesson from the last time I was at the salon, I wasn't in as much hurry as I was previously, so I could get my locs properly styled after they were done. I now know that I won't want to wear my locs out right after leaving the salon. I asked for a style that would cover the area where I lost a loc, and this is what we ended up with.











Once again, I am glad I started my locs properly, and well arranged. This always allows my lock to style properly.

Also, this style will yield three styles, just like the previous ones. The second will be the one where I unravel the side bangs, to reveal slighly curly loc strands, and then the regular locs, when I unravel them all.

What do you think about this hairstyle? Yay or nay???

P.S: Don't forget about the In-salon Trichology consultation we are having this weekend. Spaces are fast filling up. For more details, please click here.

Hairstyle Lounge was brought to you by O'Naturals Salon. No money exchanged hands in making this lounge a reality. To make your hair at O'Naturals, visit the salon at 54 Ogudu road, Ogudu-Ojota Lagos or book an appointment by calling 0818-802-4444 / 0815-802-4444.

Monday, 2 April 2018

In-Salon Trichology Clinic is Back!

Hello Ladies,

How are you all doing? I am glad to announce that the In Salon Trichology Consult is back! Yes, we are back and better. That time has come again when we visit the salon to have a thorough one on one session with a trichologist. This session is ideal for people with hair loss issues, scalp and hair shaft disorders.


As we all know, there are limited spaces available, as we have to work thoroughly with each client for diagnosis, prognosis, recommendation, etc. So if you know people interested in seeing a trichologist, or who you know have a hair shaft or scalp disorder, let them know about this great opportunity. It doesn't matter if you have natural hair, relaxed hair, or no hair at all, we are here to solve hair and scalp problems.


This is brought to you by O'Naturals in collaboration with African Naturalistas. Each booking entitles the client to one hour of consultation with the trichology practitioner. See more details in the flyers below.


It will be happening on the 14th of April 2018 at O'Naturals Salon, Ogudu road, lagos.

Please, help us spread the word, and let everyone hear about it. In the mean time, read more about our Hair Clinic here.

Saturday, 31 March 2018

A Unique Hairstyle: African Threading, Braiding and Twisting


African Threading, Braids, and Twists | Natural Hair Kids Style |African Naturalistas

In this hairstyle, you are going to be threading, braiding and twisting your hair to this CUTE hairstyles. 

What you will need:
1. African Thread, you can use weave thread: http://bit.ly/Rubber_Thread

2.Moisturizer for the hair 

3. Gel for the base (optional)

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If you like this blog post written by Sola of DiscoveringNatural, you can find her on her Youtube channel, DiscoveringNatural,  for more natural hair tips. Click here to visit her channel.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

DIY Hair Treatment for Soft Hair and Grey Hair

Best Hair Treatment for Grey Hair | Molasses Hair Mask | DiscoveringNatural


Have you ever used Molasses in your hair? Well, today, I share my Molasses Hair Treatment Recipe.
I have been taking a tablespoon of molasses since January 2018 to help with my iron deficiency (anemia).It has helped me GREATLY.  I have also been using products containing molasses such as Kadima Organic beauty products African Black Soap Shampoo ( http://Kadimaobp.com)

Products in this recipe:
Organic Unsulphured BlackStrap Molasses: http://bit.ly/BlackstrapMolasses
Apple Cider Vinegar: http://bit.ly/Braggs_Apple_Cider_Vinegar
Whole Milk Yogurt
Rosemary oil: http://bit.ly/NOWRosemaryOil

I used this molasses hair treatment as a molasses hair prepoo treatment but you can also use it as a diy hair treatment.

There are so many benefits of molasses for your health, hair and overall well being. The best molasses to use is Organic Unsulphured Molasses. I got my molasses from Target but you can also find it here:
http://bit.ly/BlackstrapMolasses

Molasses s a waste byproduct pf sugar cane. It contains several vitamins such as vitamin B6. zinc, potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper, and selenium.
If you have anemia, and even fibroid and heavy bleeding and menstrual cramp, molasses can help you. It helps to create more red blood cells and can make iron deficiency a thing of the past.

If you want to use it internally, you can consume a tablespoon of it a day or add it to a cup of warm water. Be careful because it can stain teeth and damage enamel if you don't brush teeth after using or if you use too often.

It can also help with digestive issues like constipation. If you have heart issues, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol or even risk of stroke.

Since it contains vitamin B, it can help reduce stress. I have noticed this A LOT. Because of its high sugar content, it will give you a boost of energy. Try not to use too close to your bed time. I like that it contains calcium because it will help in maintaining your bone density and muscle mass.
Lastly, it can help with changing the color of your grey hair because the copper will deposit into the hair.

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If you like this blog post written by Sola of DiscoveringNatural, you can find her on her Youtube channel, DiscoveringNatural,  for more natural hair tips. Click here to visit her channel.

Monday, 5 March 2018

Hairstyle Lounge on African Naturalistas - My Journey to Permanent Locs (3)

Hello beautiful people, ladies and the few gentlemen reading this. It's great to have you back here on the Hairstyle Lounge.

We are still on the journey to permanent locs. For the first time since I embarked on this journey last December, I finally got to wash the hair two weeks ago, though the hair is not fully locked. The roots unravelled in the process of washing, but a large chunk of the hair is locked.

When I got to O'Naturals, I had a trichology consultation appointment with a client, after which I got my hair done, sort of using one stone to kill two birds. The first thing we did was to wash my hair. We did this with both shampoo and conditioner. Who knew that loc heads still needed to use conditioners? Lol, just kidding. When this was done, we proceeded to separate the roots cos I had a lot of new growth, and the roots was matted due to lack of detangling, which is normal for locs. Once this was done, my hair was sprayed, and we proceeded to lock it loc by loc. This took a bit of time because my hair is quite full and the locs are quite lengthy

I was in so much hurry that I told the stylist not to style my locs once we were done. I had to have a rethink because I totally aint ready for everyday parking and twisting. So I asked her to do flat twists in front, and leave the back to flow freely. When she was almost done, I asked her if anything could be done to the freeflowing back, and won't be time-consuming. She said she could either wrap it or do one other thing (which I don't remember what she called it). I asked her to wrap it. She did that, and I ended up with the most beautiful locs style ever. Everyone in the salon was fawning at my hair, lol.

This time, I made sure not to forget to take pictures. View them below. There's also a funny peace out hair video I did for you all at the end.









As Omozo of O'Naturals said, this picture reveals why it is important for one to start locs properly in the initial stage, beacause if done well, styling it will be beautiful. We all know that some loc heads can't try this style because the cuttings were not well arranged from the beginning.

As usual, this will yield three styles. The second will be the one where I unravel the wrap, to reveal slighly curly loc strands, and then the regular locs, when I unravel them all.

All I could say was thank God I chose to be patient to style the hair, cos I am loving it. Are you loving it like me?

Hairstyle Lounge was brought to you by O'Naturals Salon. No money exchanged hands in making this lounge a reality. To make your hair at O'Naturals, visit the salon at 54 Ogudu road, Ogudu-Ojota Lagos or book an appointment by calling 0818-802-4444 / 0815-802-4444.

Saturday, 3 March 2018

How to Use Aloe Vera for Healthy Hair Growth



Do you know the different types of Aloe Vera products and how to use them for healthy hair growth? In today's video, I share with you the best uses of Aloe Vera, from the plant, to the gel, to the juice and een oils. Did you know that you can also buy aloe vera powder?

Have you ever used aloe vera in your hair before? Share in the comment area, how you use it.
For more Aloe Vera benefits, click here.

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If you like this blog post written by Sola of DiscoveringNatural, you can find her on her Youtube channel, DiscoveringNatural,  for more natural hair tips. Click here to visit her channel.
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