By: on August 18, 2018
Just the other day, I was surfing on LinkedIn - the popular jobs and career network, when I came across a shared post unlike anything I've ever seen on that platform. One of my connections had shared a post by one of hers announcing that she had just published a children's book centered on Natural African Hair. Her primary aim with this book is to boost self acceptance and self esteem in kids who've been blessed with Afro hair. As you can imagine, I was immediately excited; but I wasn't the only...
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By: on January 13, 2018
Just a quick one ........ DONT expect that all EXPENSIVE PRODUCTS will make your hair grow down your back in 6-8 weeks when you just did the BC.. Don't fall into FALSE ADVERTISEMENT!!!! Just because someone made a regimen that works for their hair doesn't mean it will work for yours ...DO WHAT  BEST FOR YOUR HAIR. BE PATIENT, TAKE SOME TYPE OF GROWTH AID, WEAR PROTECTIVE STYLES BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY DO YOUR RESEARCH!!! Also remember that HEALTHY HAIR comes from the inside out so EATING HEALTHY an...
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By: on January 1, 2018
The most popular saying for most naturalistas is; the shrinkage is REAL! Inasmuch as shrinkage is an annoying thing for ladies with natural hair, most especially for 4c hair type, it is a sign of healthy hair. How much hair shrinks varies from person to person. I, for one experience this phenomenon in the worst  of ways but i have come to accept how my hair react with H2O. Interestingly, shrinkage allows me the opportunity to switch up my look a little more when i want to rock a fro. So ladie...
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By: on October 23, 2017
It's been a long time I came on here..Hope everyone is doing great? For the past few months I have been quite busy so I haven't really been doing a lot to my hair... I have a thing for headwraps which is called DUKU in Ghana . There are many reasons to wear a headwrap. Here are a few of my personal reasons: ~ It protects my hair from the wind and rain ~ Helps to retain moisture ~ Serves as a protective style for my natural hair on days when I don't feel like touching my hair ~ And it's...
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By: on September 4, 2017
I don’t think I have to stress so much introducing coconut oil to you. We all have used coconut oil before. It is one essential oil that every naturalist must own. One major issues when purchasing not only oils but hair products generally, is identifying fake products from the original products. I have fallen victim of bad oil several times because I did not know how to identify good oils from bad ones. Today I would be giving the basic clues on how to identify good coconut oil. Since it i...
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By: on August 29, 2017
Hello people. Long time no blog! It’s been so long and I definitely have missed writing here. Do not blame me in anyway…blame our unreasonable educational system. One of the major questions I get every time from Naturalists is the question on what oils they are to use. Some would even ask: “Which one is the koko oil that I can’t do without? It is only that one I want to buy”. I must say this, there are so many oils out there and they all perform different functions. It’s the same way we have d...
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By: on June 23, 2017
Hello everyone. I know for sure that wearing your natural hair all the time makes you feel like a queen and it gives you so much pride. At times though, life can just drop all its weight on you, and you forget that you even have hair on your head. This exactly is what forced me to have my hair braided up. With school constantly making demands on me and giving me little or no time to even look in the mirror, talk less of having time to style my hair the way I wish. I will be sharing a few tips w...
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By: on June 16, 2017
I learned these in the 12th month of my 1 yr and 6 months (after my big chop) natural hair journey. And it wasn't until my 11th month that I got to know I had low porosity hair. What is porosity in hair? Porosity is your hair's ability to absorb moisture. Low porosity hair is usually considered healthy, and is often shiny. This type of hair repels moisture when you try to wet it. Low porosity hair is also prone to build up from protein rich deep conditioning products which can leave it feeling ...
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By: on June 9, 2017
Hello everyone. The purpose of this post is to inspire us to wear our God given, glorious crown on our Big Day without feeling insecure. The 'Big Day' here would have the peal of church bells, beautiful dazzling white gowns, and that significant other looking dashing in a tuxedo 😉. It's the day almost every woman looks forward to - the wedding day. Now, on this day, every lady would admit to wanting to look gorgeous and breathtaking. And what better way to look very amazing + hairmazing than ...
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By: on June 7, 2017
Hello June!!! How have you ladies been sine we last met? Today I will be discussing my relationships with people in general; especially in light of the fact that I am all natural. I've been natural for a few years now. And trust me, it has been a liberating experience. I can remember when I went natural, a lot of people kept asking me if I was sure of what I was about to do...or doing. For a moment then, I almost turned around and quit on the natural game. About the same time, I remember Al...
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By: on April 28, 2017
Coconut oil is one of the few foods that can be classified as a "superfood". It's uses are numerous and can extend to being a form of natural medicine, be used for natural beauty treatments and so much more. Benefits of coconut oil - Provides a nutritional source of quick energy. - Improves calcium and magnesium absorption and supports the development of strong bones and teeth. - Reduces inflammation. - Supports and aids immune system function. - Promotes healthy hair and healthy skin. -...
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By: on April 22, 2017
Hello beautiful people, so today my post would be on rocking those gorgeous locs to the office. Most people face great criticisms because of their locs as some societies tend to term them as dirty and unruly people. But that's far from the truth, because our natural hair is beautiful in every way - locs, puffs, twist out or braid out...It's all beautiful. Rocking 'Locs to the office proves quite difficult in certain countries and this might weigh on some people's self esteem. I decided to seek...
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By: on April 22, 2017
I bought some bentonite clay from @naturalhairavenue on IG and decided to try it out today and I was impressed. I've never seen my curls pop out like that. Jeezz😧 1. I mixed some bentonite clay with water and olive oil in a PLASTIC bowl (DO NOT USE A METAL DISH BECAUSE IT WILL REDUCE IT'S EFFECTIVENESS. USE GLASS OR PLASTIC). That quantity was small so I added more. You can always use Apple Cider Vinegar or green tea instead of water and any other essential oils 2. I loosened my two cornrow...
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By: on April 20, 2017
PS: let’s take a moment to appreciate how well shaped my brows look 😊. How to deep condition your hair using Shanyi organic products (and any other one of your choice). I will write how I did this in steps with pictures too…just so you see how I did it (and to make the post interesting). Step 1. I had a protective style on (I had washed my hair the previous week). The first step is to loosen the protective style. Step 2. The next step is to detangle your hair. The h...
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By: on April 17, 2017
Hello everyone, This week my post would be on wearing our natural hair when participating in sports or working out (I'm sure our fitness enthusiast sisters would love this!). Unfortunately,none of the images I found online on this topic doesn't quite catch my fancy so no pictures so I'll be making this post more verbal. When you workout or doing sports of course you sweat and this sweats shrinks hair and clogs up the pores which inhibits growth if our hair isn't properly 'packaged' well....
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By: on April 12, 2017
Yeahh soo this is how far I've gone😄. I never thought my hair would grow this long, sooo fast. I am actually very surprised by how long my hair has grown. I was always doing protective styles (cornrows, because of school) and was taking them down every two weeks. I later on learnt about all the Protein treatments, hot-oil treatments, pre-poo, ACV rinse etc, and that's when I started doing them, my hair length increased and my love for natural hair began. I absolutely love natural hair😭😍. The v...
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By: on April 11, 2017
If every time you take out your protective style after a month or so, you notice that your hair is dry and breaking, your scalp itches and is flaking, and if you’re unlucky, your edges are falling out and your hair is all knotted up at the base, then chances are you did nothing to protect your protective style while you had it on. Protective styles, whether with extensions or with just your hair need some care too. Even though you have taken a break from your hair, you hair hasn’t taken a bre...
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By: on April 11, 2017
Hats are a great way to protect your hair from damage and keep yourself warm too. And what's more? They are great Fashion accessories to have, especially for Natural hair. They give our overall look that zing* and makes your hair pop. Another beautiful thing is that they can be rocked with any length of hair, from TWA to floor length (if you know, you know :wink:) Today though, my images will be focusing more on the TWA 'cos the TWA stage is usually tricky, with so many conflicting worries on ...
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By: on April 10, 2017
Hey! I his joined my afrohub and I really love the idea behind it. So down to business. I had never been the shampoo person at al majorly cuz almost all shampoos I found contained sulfates in them. I was more of a cowash girl then bentonite clay mask to clarify. Then I was on ig one day when I came across this diy shampoo and I was like hey, why not? 🙂. Items used were -dudu osun black soap (sold everywhere in Nigeria) -hot water -honey -peppermint oil -oil mix containing olive and coco...
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By: on April 10, 2017
In the Gambia, keeping natural hair wasn't that common few years ago but now it is becoming a trend. Even if one is not keeping their natural hair already, they are thinking of going natural, "au naturel":smile:. Deciding to go natural is easy, what becomes the challenge is whether to go through "transitioning"(i.e., gradually growing out your perm) or do the "big chop"(snipping off your relaxed hair and starting over from scratch). You come across people who would tell you that "i have decided/...
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By: on April 8, 2017
Well... Not really sure how to start off this post but I guess I'll just start anyway. Quite frankly I have never been a fan of the natural African hair and this is owing to the fact that I had basically what you would call a great hair. She was thick, long, generously full and yes, stubborn. Don't be surprised am personifying her because she definitely had a mind of her own. I can still recur how I would run from one beauty parlour to another looking for the perfect product and relaxer t...
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By: on April 8, 2017
I get so excited when i hear about made in Nigeria/Africa products. I first learnt about We Naturals on instagram and after reading all the great reviews i just had to give it a try. Keep reading to know what i think about this product line. Promises: Black Soap With Hemp Oil Shampoo- Our hand-made shampoo is infused with Hemp Seed Oil made with pure natural ingredients which creates a healthy, rich, creamy lather that softens and repairs damaged hair whiles promoting growth. Moisturizing & ...
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By: on April 8, 2017
I must start my post with an apology as this post should have been up sooner. but then i had some issues with the pictures and that is what delayed the post. believing my apology has been accepted i will move on now with the post. True friends are gold trust me…like absolute pure gold with no impurities. So a few days ago I was ill, I was crying and all. I had to be taken to the schools clinic. I have two friends I walk with (finally made friends), although they are boys. They took me to the ...
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By: on April 3, 2017
Sometimes, getting the right outfit to go with certain hairstyles or an updo might just prove too difficult, and that's why I'm here to help. I'll be blogging on here about styling your hair plus outfits to give that perfect synchronization. Today is about styling your TWA (Teeny weeny Afro) and Outfits for that chic office look. I stand in awe of women that shave off all of their hair to go natural...It takes great courage and confidence to do that. As Naturalistas, we all know that our God...
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By: on April 1, 2017
Happy new month Naturalistas!! It’s been a while since I posted anything. I have been undergoing some critical life changing experiences. But since it’s a new month and a new year I have decided to come back with full force. I am starting all over again, I would love to reintroduce myself. I like my readers understanding who I am so they can relate well with my posts. My name is Adunade Boluwatife. But I prefer being called Tife Adunade. I am a student (so I’ll be giving a lot of student l...
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By: on March 31, 2017
When i first went natural, every natural girl and their mother was talking about the term "cowash" i was quite confused as to what it meant at first until, they told me it meant conditioner wash. The term never really went down with me because i loved the feeling of clean hair and i was convinced a conditioner couldn't do that so i just stuck with shampooing my hair. So, i stumbled on the picture above a few weeks ago and i was taken aback. I got quite curious so i started to look for any...
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By: on March 22, 2017
Avocado oil, derived from the avocado fruit, boasts some unusual and uniquely healthy properties. Avocado oil is high in vitamin E and unsaturated fats and contains more protein than any other fruit and more potassium than a banana. Avocado oil is extracted from the flesh of the avocado and offers a variety of purported nutritional and medicinal benefits, some of which have been confirmed through scientific research. (Source: Livestrong.com) Benefits of Avocado oil -Great cook...
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By: on February 28, 2017
Hi lovelies..Hope you all are having an awesome week? :smiley::smiley::smiley::smiley::smiley::smiley: Did you know that the liver has got a lot to do with the hair? YES! A whole lot. The liver is one of the most important organs of the human body which is completely responsible for detoxifying harmful toxins in the body from everything we eat and drink. And of course, it prevents waste products from entering the hair follicles, thereby aiding easy blood and nutrient circulation in t...
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By: on February 25, 2017
That was how I just decided to try giving my hair some curls; hoping that twisting the hair and loosening it after a day or two would give my hair the desired tiny curls. I was less busy, home alone and bored; and I had washed my hair earlier in the morning, so I decided to put the time to use, I generously applied haircream and hair mayonnaise to my hair, then I sat down in front of the mirror and started picking my hair and twisting it in very tiny portions, after some hours I finished...
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By: on February 19, 2017
Morning Thought: Yesterday I was watching a video of Marilyn Mosby speaking about black women; our obsession with PERFECTION and how your perception of the ideal self image ultimately shapes your attitude towards yourself and others. That really really hit home for me because I have always idolized women like my mother, my aunts and all their friends, who effortlessly look very well put together and polished. I never really understood how that image affected me until now - not that they ...
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By: on February 18, 2017
Well I haven't been well ..That's the reason u haven't seen me post for this few days... My morning thought:If you know me you have seen me shave my hair at least 2 times..Each time I use clippers,a few times without guard(Lord Jesus)..At the same time you have probably seen me with hair full of my own natural hair.i hv naturally grown my hair 2 times in my life .i usually end up damaging it by using either bleach or relaxer but this time (for the past year and half) I did everything diffe...
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By: on February 15, 2017
That just sounds like a scene from a Nigerian movie, but this post is about my hair. Six months after (3 months after transitioning and another 3 months after the big chop). This was actually a very long comment on the picture i posted and Kume said i absolutely had to put it in a blog section. Sooo, here it is.....(I was too lazy to retype the whole thing so i just kinda copied and pasted it...sorry) Okay. For my edges, i try to prevent tight braids/ protective styling and when i do braid, i...
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By: on February 15, 2017
My thought this morning: Through the natural hair journey, you will go through a series of phases. Just like with anything else in life. There are days when I think it will just be easier and look more attractive if I straighten it. And that may be the case. But why? Wearing my natural hair - "the coils", "the texture", is the sexiest thing I have ever done. The way our hair shrinks and those coils coil is beyond flattering...The imperfections are the beauty...The essence is in the swi...
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By: on February 14, 2017
My morning thought comes from the article, Black Women and Identity, where Ruth states "when you can look in the mirror and you can see your natural kinky Afro or locs and it is yours and you can say, 'you know what, I like that' and you know why you have to like it because that's what it is; when you get to the point, that's when you start to see your true beauty..." I finally made it to this point, but there are women around me who still haven't and that is truly the motivation for this...
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By: on February 13, 2017
Hello Fam! I'm back! It’s been a crazy two months. We were going through a political crisis the whole of Dec'16 to Jan'17. But it’s time to come back to what we love, to ourselves again. I missed everyone, really. And how're you all doing? And your natural hair too? Missed all of it! You know, it’s funny, but I had it all planned out when I was making my mini twists in Dec’16, around the 25th, that I would be doing oil treatments weekly, wash every other week, continue my moisturizing ro...
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By: on February 13, 2017
Day 1....Wear Your Hair! Gudmorning! Gudafternun! I woke up today with my high puff still intact from last night (INTACT).. I didn't sleep with anything covering my head. This got me thinking - I wonder if the hype about the satin bonnet is legit? I have to admit, in my year and half wearing my natural hair, I have been using it on and off ... It's funny because my dad bought me a satin Chanel scarf which I couldn't find for years only to see my niece pull it out of her overnight bag ...
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