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October 23, 2017 By:
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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June 23, 2017 By:
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...
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February 11, 2017 By:
So for the first time in my life, I made my hair with Brazilian wool. I made faux locs. It looked nice and was easy to style and I could style it in different ways. However it didn't protect my hair and ruined some of my clothes. It was sticking to my clothes and pulling out the threads. When I loosened it, it hadn't protect my hair like I thought it would. Despite the fact I tried moisturising my hair throughout the time I had it on. It was not entirely bad though. Maybe my expectat...
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November 18, 2016 By:
There different ways to stretch the hair without heat. However, for me I think the best is African threading for various reasons. 1. Unlike twists, braiding and Co, African threading actually stretches the hair and makes it also similar to a heat stretched hair. 2. When done with local African thread, not wool, it retains moisture of the hair basically sealing everything and keeping it in the same state. 3. Aside from stretching, it can be done in very elaborate ways and can be rocked....
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November 11, 2016 By:
Mmmmm....products used are: aloe Vera juice ( ma styler) , shea butter mixture( shea butter mixed with olive oil and coconut oil) , olive oil, Bobby pins(if ur hair isn't long to b held u can use Bobby pins to hold t tight) and wide tooth comb. Step1: put de aloe Vera juice in a spray bottle then put two spoons of olive oil den u shake t. Step2: u section your hair into 4,6 sections....any sections you are comfortable with. Starting from the back( I love starting from the back....lol) from d...
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September 18, 2016 By:
Moisturizing our natural kinky or curly hair of any type is most times difficult for many African/black women. However according to Simone Digital, you can use three easy steps. 1. UNDERSTAND HOW MOISTURE WORKS Water is what moisturizes hair, but water alone does not work very well. Without going into a scientific breakdown that will bore you and complex to understand, just know that’s simply because of evaporation. Water is the supreme moisturizer, but alone it’s just not as effective. ...
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August 24, 2016 By:
Hi Everyone! Hearing a snap, crackle, or pop while brushing or combing your hair is never a good sign. While losing the customary 100 strands per day is considered normal, breakage is a problem that's easily avoided. Whether it's due to a too-tight ponytail, bleach overkill, or even your diet, find out your personal culprit (and solution) for breakage as you read on. 1. You're a Hair Puller: Tugging on your hair can cause stress and eventually breakage. So if you have a tendency to twirl...
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August 17, 2016 By:
Good Afternoon Everyone! Well..., at least it afternoon here in The Gambia:smiley:. Has this ever happened to anyone? Missing you hair after installing protective hairstyle? Well... funnily enough, i am missing my hair, you know, the touching... because i am part of those who can't get their hands off their hair. I miss the weekly wash routines especially. Meanwhile, am trying to take care of my protective hairstyle, spritz twice a day, edge nurturing...., that's my current goal. But i do...
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August 5, 2016 By:
Transitioning. Hi everyone. I was asked to write on transition for those of you here who wish to transition from relaxed hair to natural hair. The first thing I must tell you is transitioning is not just a physical process…..its must also happen in your mind. You must forget or should I rather say chose to forget that you have relaxed hair but rather treat the hair like it is all natural and kink. Because of my failure to see my hair this way….I did not last in the transitioning process wh...
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August 3, 2016 By:
Good Morning! It's bright morning today just a little bit hot. So, this week, i decided to do protective hair style (Braiding). Since i went natural, i am yet to step into a hair salon to do my hair. I DIY everything, getting to think of opening a hair salon myself...:smile:. After my normal deep conditioning, shampoo washing, applying my one and only oil (Coconut oil) and Shea butter mix. I made small sections on my hair to the size i want my braiding to be. And twisted every section, ...
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July 27, 2016 By:
Good Morning Fam.! Am excited...well, i think so. :smiley: Anyway, this week i tried stretching with thread, left for 2 days, took it out...i didn't think it turned out like i expected it to be but i went ahead and twisted it. I do twist my hair very often but this was the first time i intended it as a "twisted out". Am rocking my twist out today to work and my colleagues are telling me that it look nice even though am not satisfied with it, b'cuz didn't turn out well. But am not giving up, ...
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July 20, 2016 By:
Protective Styles - More Twists :wink:   Life as a medical student is unbelievably hectic :sweat_smile: I might not have shared this before – actually, I haven’t :smiley: I’m a medical student at the University of Benin in Nigeria    Because of my academic schedule a long term protective hairstyle regularly comes in handy. This time I chose kinky twists with double up kinky attachments. I used one and a half packs because the last time I used a pack the style was scanty :blush: I hate scanty...
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