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Natural in Paradise Was a Blast!!

Natural in Paradise Was a Blast!!

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Hello lovelies!

AB here!!

After months of planning, postponing, going up and down, being that annoying girl invading strangers’ personal space to invite them to Natural in Paradise, the D-day finally rolled around. Though I was really excited, I was also super duper nervous right up until the time I had to speak. I’m VERY happy to tell you guys that Natural in Paradise was a success, and I’m sure…

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Product Review: Alberto Balsam Herbal Conditioner

Product Review: Alberto Balsam Herbal Conditioner

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Empty, and Full

You see two bottles in that picture not because it was the bomb oh.

I liked using it to co-wash my weave, so I got another bottle to do more weave washing, and give it a proper run on my hair in its full kinky-coily 4C low porosity glory.

Ingredients:

Aqua(Water) Cetyl Alcohol, Cyclomethicone, Juniperus Communis Fruit Extract, Panthenol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine,…

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Length-Checks ≠ Vanity

September 30, 2014

Hello beautiful people!

AB here! What’s good? :)

Natural in Paradise is in exactly 8 days! Bring a friend, tell a friend! :)

Today, let’s talk length-checks. Are you for or against? How often do you do a length check? Are they in your view, a healthy habit or an unnecessary one?

I came across this length-check collage from September 1, 2013 a few weeks ago, and I panicked because, I felt like my…

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About Last Washday

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Hey guys!

It has been ages since I did a Washday post. My Washdays are pretty much routine: henna & moisturising DC every 4-6 weeks, Wash and deep condition every other week. Same routine, same products- but this time, I did a little extra extra.

The Warm Up

After I took out my weave, my scalp was itchy. So I oiled the space between the cornrows with coconut oil. Soothing an itchy scalp is the…

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12 Days to Natural in Paradise!

12 Days to Natural in Paradise!

Natural In Paradise Natural Nigerian Calabar

Natural In Paradise Natural Nigerian Calabar

It’s almost here!!

A natural hair meet-up here in Calabar, the capital of the Nation’s paradise!

Do join Natural Nigerian and I at Bay’s Bar on Saturday 18 October.

It will be a fun afternoon, everyone is invited. We will be talking about how to care for our God given tresses- chemically processed or not, this will be good for all of us! We’ll be having a makeup artist with us too, to switch the…

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Nazuri Curls Detangling Update

Nazuri Curls Detangling Update

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Hey lovers!

Last week, I shared my experience with Nazuri Curls Afro Kinky Curly extensions. You can read it over here.

It was all rainbows and butterflies in that post, so after yesterday’s very teek struggle, it’d be unfair if I didn’t come to share this as well. It was a truly deadly day.

I took down my weave on Monday evening.

Right after take down. Looking good, eyy?

Right after take down. Looking good, eyy?

I threw it into a bag,…

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Product Review: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturising Conditioner

Product Review: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturising Conditioner

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Happy Independence Day, my fellow Nigerians!

Like play like play, we’ve entered the final quarter of year 2014. Can you believe it?

In two weeks, I’ll be done with NYSC. It’s nice to move on but, where did the year go?

Anyway. This is not why we are here!

Today, I’m here to sing the praises of my favourite conditioner (for co-washing), the Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturising Conditioner. 

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Get To Know: Tresses & Body Organics, NatMane and more

Get To Know: Tresses & Body Organics, NatMane and more

Hey y’all!

Eku Monday!

As you know (I hope you do), we have a ‘Where to Find’ Directory on this blog. :)

If you’re looking for where to buy or order hair products from, or where to get your hair done, we may be able to help.

Page 1: Where to Find Natural Hair Stores in Nigeria

Page 2: Where to Find Natural Hair Friendly Salons in Nigeria.

Thanks to you guys, the lists keep growing.

Over the…

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Hairspiration! : Lola

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shrinkage Hey Lola!

Hey Guys. I’m Lola (African Remy) and I’m a 24 year old Tax Consultant (trust me, it’s not as boring as it sounds). I’m based and was born in the UK – London to be precise but I’m originally from Ondo State, Nigeria and visit when I can (although I much prefer Lagos. Shhh… Don’t tell my dad).

What inspired you to return to natural?

Unfortunately, I don’t have a big, tear jerking story…

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Hair Review: Nazuri Curls Afro Kinky Curly Extensions

Hair Review: Nazuri Curls Afro Kinky Curly Extensions

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Hello lovelies!

I hope all is well with you and your tresses!

My hair is enjoying the last days of its protective styling vacay. I’ve been having a pretty fun time with my weave, Big Betty. To be honest, I haven’t really missed my hair that much (don’t judge me!). I saw a very lush twist out on Instagram last week though, and have been pining for my hair ever since. Big Betty will be taken down…

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Hairspiration! : Sandra

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Tell us about you!

My name is Sandra Uzuegbu, I’m a doctor, with very strong glasses to show for it. I also love food, fashion, the arts, I love to try new things and I love to have fun. And oh yes, hair too.

When did you decide to transition? What was your inspiration?

My mum has always egged me to go natural but I thought I would have to cut off all my hair to do so. The fear.
I was researching…

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The Kinky Apothecary x The Kink and I Shea Moisture Giveaway!!

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That’s a mouthful, we know! :P

Many many thanks to our good friend The Kinky Apothecary for sponsoring this Shea Moisture Giveaway! :)

Entry is open to Nigerian residents, and the Giveaway closes in two weeks on Friday September 26. Just follow the instructions on the flyer!

And if your Instagram or Twitter account is private, don’t forget to unlock it on the closing day, September 26.

This…

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The Kinky Apothecary x The Kink and I Shea Moisture Giveaway!

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That’s a mouthful, we know! :P

Many many thanks to our good friend The Kinky Apothecary for sponsoring this Shea Moisture Giveaway! :)

Entry is open to Nigerian residents, and the Giveaway closes on so and so. Just follow the instructions on the flyer!

This isn’t the 200k giveaway we promised, watch out for that in October ;)

Love,
AB,
xx

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Get Ready! Natural in Paradise!!

Get Ready! Natural in Paradise!!

Natural In Paradise Natural Nigerian Calabar

Natural In Paradise Natural Nigerian Calabar

Hello people! AB here!!

I know, I’ve been unusually silent since I first posted about the meet up. We had some planning to do, and changes to make.

If you’re going to be in Calabar on Saturday, 18th October, please come join Natural Nigerian & I at Natural in Paradise!

It’s the first natural hair meet up in the city and everyone is invited- natural, relaxed, transitioning, just plain curious!

En…

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Hairspiration! : Dika

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Heyy, tell us about you! 
My name is Dika Aligbe and I’m an 18-year old college student. I live in New Jersey for the most part but Lagos, Nigeria is my home :)

What inspired you to return to natural?
I like really full hair so I didn’t want my hair to get flat after a perm. So i decided to go natural when i started growing my hair out after secondary school.

Tell us about your mane. Does…

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