By: on September 5, 2018
INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL HAIR For most millennials, icons like Diana Ross, the Jackson 5, Alisha keys, and Bob Marley - just to mention a few, were figureheads of style and culture for the black people. They had massive influence on fashion, music and over time what has become a movement for natural hair. These people, one would say, saw the bigger picture before it was glaring in the faces of others. They stood by their roots and connected with their ancestral African origin the best way they...
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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 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 January 11, 2017
I'm not a Natural Hair Expert, but I do want to give advice to black girls with 4b/4c hair. The idea that afro textured hair, - especially 4c hair, doesn't grow fast is a myth. If anything, the thicker your hair is, the more apt it is to growing it. If black boys can cut their hair off and within a week or two they get back to their pet length/height, your hair can grow fast. It depends on what you do to it. Some of us may have hair that grows very slow, but it's not impossible or unlikely f...
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By: on November 18, 2016
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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By: on September 4, 2016
Good day lovelies. Most people dread wash days because of shrinkage, detangling, deep conditioning and all other things that comes with washing natural hair. However you can make it as pleasant as possible. I don't pre-poo because I like the my hair thoroughly cleansed. I go straight to washing with melted black soap. I section into four, wash it section by rubbing my scalp and running my hands through my hair like I'm finger combing. With my current hair length (back length when stretch...
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By: on August 17, 2016
Most people will claim to love their natural hair and argue that it's one of the reasons that they are natural. From my little observation, I have realized people don't actually love their hair. What they love is what they think their hair should be. Which in most cases is a huge Afro; preferably with looser curls and very easy to manage. Allow me to burst that bubble. We are different and not everyone will have a huge ass afro. I'm sorry - or maybe not, but it's true. You just have to ...
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By: on August 8, 2016
Part of doing something that is not exactly popular in the larger culture that one is surrounded by is that chips might grow on your shoulder. My first chip was planted a few days after I cut my hair. I went to a barber to clean up the cut, and the barber cut it much lower than I expected. I was initially uncomfortable with it so when I went to work the next day, I felt a tad insecure. And then my trusty co-worker was like, “ahn ahn! Every time your hair is just shorter and shorter! And it looks...
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By: on July 31, 2016
Hey guys! Been a while you saw me, more like felt my presence. I know most of you could not come because of distance and conflicting schedule but I forgive you. I know, I'm awesome like that. However, thank you all for support. It was a truly beautiful experience. More than the expected number of guests came, we had to even order for extra chairs and refreshments. The speakers were amazing, lots of goodies were won. The exhibition was beautiful and we were able to tackle questions and issu...
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By: on June 26, 2016
The 2015 edition of Naturals In The City - NITC was lovely. Was keenly looking out to meet any one else from myAfroHub, but sadly I saw no one. The event kicked off late at about by 3pm instead of at 1pm as scheduled. Just imagine the classy Cafe Neo in Victoria Island with Naturals and natural hair product retailers milling around waiting for the event to begin. The program started eventually and we had three wonderful women as speakers. Dr Bode Otekunrin spoke first and her message ...
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By: on June 21, 2016
This is not a typical blog post, it's more like a "question post". Protective styling is good, if done right it can help hair growth. What this post is about is the cultural implications. The natural hair movement is beyond quitting the creamy crack. It is also a cultural movement for black/African people. That is where my question comes in. Is it okay to use straight weaves or any "white hairstyle" or "white girl hair" for protective styling?
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By: on February 3, 2016
Maria Borges did take a risk when she had her agent communicate to the fashion power house that she wanted to model with her natural hair at Victoria Secret's December 2015 Fashion Show in New York. The most likely response would have been a "no". And then there would have followed concerns as to why she made the demand in the first place. According to the young Angolan model, it simply was something she had to do. And she did do it; making history as the first ever black model to rock her Afro ...
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