Thursday, 25 August 2016

Finghair Tips Thursday: Hair Care

There's A New Salon In Yaba That Caters To Natural Hair.

Hello, everyone!

Nothing gives me more joy than emerging natural hair stylists doing things. Which is why, when I met Moyo Salau, the head stylist at The Hair Center at MBS, I was interested in what she was doing.

The Hair Center is a new salon located at the heart of Jibowu,Yaba that offers all services including natural hair. From styling to treatment and maintenance, they promise to cater to your needs. For those of you, that don't like to wear your hair out, they also provide custom made wigs. the hair center by mbs

So, if you're looking for a salon on the mainland, give them a try. I hear they are quite affordable too.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Healthy Hair Recipes You Can Try at Home

Hi Naturalistas,

How is the week going?

I would be sharing a post I read on BlackZulu Blog. I hope you find it useful

Healthy Hair Recipes

Look into your kitchen for the BEST conditioners to moisturize and revitalize your hair! Here are four different masks for each type of hair that you can easily make in minutes using all-natural ingredients you probably have sitting in your refrigerator or cupboard right now!

DRY hair –Olive Oil and Egg
In need of some major TLC?? Combine three tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil with two eggs and apply the mixture to your hair and let the mixture sit for 20 minutes before rinsing in the shower.
The olive oil will help hydrate brittle locks, while the protein in the eggs will promote healthy hair growth.

ALL HAIR TYPES — Avocado and Honey
Mash a ripened avocado and mix in a tablespoon of organic honey and allow it to sit for 20 minutes before rinsing it off in the shower.
Avocados are rich in a variety of vitamins and nutrients, including vitamin E and protein, both of which your hair needs to remain soft and healthy. Meanwhile, honey is a natural antibacterial agent.

OILY hair — Apple Cider Vinegar and Lemon
Combine 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar with the grated peel of an entire lemon and allow it to set for 15 minutes to absorb the excess oil from your scalp, and then rinse in the shower.
Apple cider vinegar will remove build up from styling products and conditioners and strengthen the hair shaft, leaving you with soft, shiny strands. It will also balance hair’s pH level, kill bacteria, and is a cure for dandruff.

DRY, flaky scalp hair — Banana, Honey and Almond
Mash together 1/2 a ripe banana and add two tablespoons of honey and a few drops of almond oil and allow it to set with a shower cap on for 20 minutes before rinsing.
Bananas can increase the moisture of your hair, smooth frizz and soothe your itchy scalp.

Choose the one that fits you better and bring your hair back to life (to moisturize and revitalize your hair)

Enjoy the rest of the week


Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Transitioning Corner: Why I decided to transition my hair

Hello Naturalistas, My name is Toyosi and I am on a journey of transitioning to natural hair!

Through my primary and secondary school years, the low cut is all i've always known. I had always dreamed of then I would be allowed to grow out my hair and have it long and flowy like the girls on disney channel... I loved watching them growing up. When I finally got the chance after secondary school, all my sisters and mum had either done the BC to grow out their natural hair or just rocking the BC.

There was no way, I wasn't going to fulfil my hair dreams. Hello Relaxer. I've been growing my hair since 2011 and really appreciative of the length and health. I watched my sisters be naturalistas and hailed them from afar. Until, 2016!

Relaxed Hair
I stopped putting relaxer in my hair in February, not because of anything in particular but I just stopped and felt I didn't need any retouch because I was either in a protective style or just wasn't interested. In May, I made a decision. I was going to transition because there was NO WAY I was going back to the low cut days. My sister believes I'm too much of a diva to want to rock a TWA but who cares? I just wasn't going that route! Now, it's been approximately 7 months of this transitioning journey and I want to share it with you in the next few posts. :) 

Bantu knot
7 Months

My Hair as at yesterday after a Deep Conditioning
I will be sharing my regimen, the experiments I have tried and how I manage with products purchase as a student. 

Are there other transitioners out there that won't just do a BC? Let us know why you chose Transitioning over the Big chop.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Who rocked the style best?

Hi Ladies,

How is everyone doing? Hope great. I am happy to announce to you that we are starting a new post series called Who rocked the Style best.

Basically, we will be starting our 4th Mondays of the month with light fun, where you'll basically view pictures of people wearing the same hairstyle, and you would let us know whose you prefer. It is a very interactive post, and you can only have one pick, if there are more than two pictures featured. It is very similar to Who wore it best?

This edition, we will be starting with a style I can the Bantu Tie, lol. I called it this because it is not a knot, but on its way there.

So who rocked this style best

So in your opinion, who rocked this interesting hairstyle best? Janet Jackson or the late Left Eye of TLC? You can also let us know the reason for your pick.

Let's make this fun

Sunday, 21 August 2016

DIY LOUNGE - Moisturizing Hair Cream

 * 5 tbs of coconut oil
 * 10 tbs of eco styler gel
 * 2 tbs of leave in conditioner
 * water

- hand mixer
- bowl

- spoon
- an empty container for storing

          DIRECTIONS :::
    scoop all your ingredients into a bowl.

    using a mixer, mix until you get rid of all lumps

    add water ( the amount of water you add depends on you and how fluffy you want your cream to be)and mix some more until you get the texture you want.

I have been using this hair cream on my twist since i made this mixture and I promise you will not regret this particular DIY! It's my new styling cream, pudding and gel,I hope you get around to making it and having good reviews like i do.

We love hearing from you
see you in the comment

Saturday, 20 August 2016

How Often Should I Wash My Child's Natural Hair

Recently, I got asked by a mother regarding how often to wash her three daughters' natural hair.

My response to her:

 You wash their hair as needed and also according to their lifestyle. For example, I wash my hair once a week with shampoo and might cowash [conditioner-wash] mid week if I had a rigorous workout session.  With my kids, I can do every two weeks in the winter, but summer time. we wash more due to sweating, swimming, and other activities that might cause their hair to get dirty quicker.

The time varies from one person to the next. It also does depend on their scalp condition. For some people, they need to wash more frequently unless, they might develop dandruff or other scalp irritation.  My one suggestion is to start once a week, for a while, then move to every two weeks and see how it goes. They say, your scalp will tell you... if you see them itching, it could be time to wash.

Share your thoughts below.
Stay beautiful! 💖

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.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Style Challenge Fail! The Pompadour Updo

Hi ladies!

A hair friend of mine did thid beaurrrrrrrtifuuurl pompadour updo the other day. Isn't it gorge?

Running short on time, I tried my best with it. Also my hair seems a bit too long to roll and tuck as effortlessly as she did. Maybe I didn't try hard enough. So I ended up twisting it before rolling.

Here are my results.

I'll try again soon when I have more time.

Have a great weekend! I'll post her tutorial soon.

How to Finger Detangle Natural Hair

Having tangles and knots in your natural hair can be annoying and also cause damage like split ends, which can prevent your natural hair from growing quickly. Having your hair stretched and detangled is always advised, and different people use various methods to remove tangles from natural hair. I primarily use a wide tooth comb, but other options are using a detangling or Denman brush, and also finger detangling. From what I've seen, people who use their fingers to detangle their hair seem to have the most length retention. The major drawback for me has been the time spent in finger detangling. However, yesterday I saw this video on how to detangle natural hair, and it seems to be a quicker way and I thought I should share it with you.

Of course, you can always use the African Naturalistas products, especially the Moisturising and Detangling Conditioner which works wonders!!!!!! Check out all our products here, and then tell me your preferred method of detangling your hair.

Berry Dakara.
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