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First Impressions: AfroRiri Haircare

First Impressions: AfroRiri Haircare

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Hey y’all!

AfroRiri Haircare is a new haircare brand “on a mission to develop the highest quality in hair care from nature.” Last week, I received three products from their line, for review purposes; the Honey Moisturizing Shampoo, the Luxe Detangling Conditioner and the Luxe Hair Butter.

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AfroRiri products are made in Nigeria by House of Radiance, right here in Calabar! Knowing this makes me…

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Lazy Sunday

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Hey guys!

How are things?

AB here! It’s a very lazy Sunday for me in Calabar.

Earlier today, I co-washed and finger detangled Big Betty. She’s crazy soft, and her curls are poppin’.

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I didn’t wash in twists which wasn’t a good idea now that I think about it, because I couldn’t give my scalp a good rub. I’ll fix this next week. After washing though, I finger detangled some more with my trusty Cant…

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Big Betty!

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Hey guys!

Meet Big Betty, my new protective style for the next few weeks. :)
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She’s big, she’s soft, and she blends quite nicely with my hair texture! If I move, she go move *now playing- Teknomiles: Dance*

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A wig or a weave?
A weave! (Sewn, not bonded)

What hair is this?
Steam processed virgin human hair extensions from Nazuri Curls. They offer 3 different curl types and a Kinky Straight weave as…

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Product Review: Organics Hair Mayonnaise

Product Review: Organics Hair Mayonnaise

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Hey guys!

Today I’m reviewing a product you’ve most likely seen before (if you live in Nigeria, that is). Organics Hair Mayonnaise isn’t hard to find. I got a tub in January at Enumex Cosmetics here in Calabar, for 800 naira.

Ingredients:

Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Polyquaternium-32, Lanolin Oil, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Olea…

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Where to Find: Sheamapo!

Where to Find: Sheamapo!

Hey guys!

Do you know we have a Where to Find Directory on the blog? When was the last time you visited? Our directory, thanks to the collective effort of you beautiful people is a very helpful steady growing resource for anybody looking to buy natural hair friendly products, or to visit natural hair friendly salons in Nigeria.

Our latest addition to The Directory is Sheamapo!

Sheamapo is a small…

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Le Revitalize Rendezvous 3!

Le Revitalize Rendezvous 3!

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How time flies!

It hasn’t been a year since I was at the first Lumo Naturals Salon meet & greet, Le Revitalize Rendezvous, and the third edition of the event is here again. It’s close. Close close. Yep, like 2 weeks from now close. :)

Here’s what Lumo Naturals manager, Farida has to say:

We, at Lumo Naturals appreciate all the support you have shown us these past months since our reopening. So,…

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A Picture Tutorial- Crochet Braids with Kinky Extensions

A Picture Tutorial- Crochet Braids with Kinky Extensions

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Hey guys!

Twice on the blog, I have said that crochet braiding is super easy. To prove it, here’s this picture tutorial showing you how.

It was a bit of a battle making this sha so I hope you get it :) Camera quality, lighting and the fact that I was trying to capture working with black extensions and a black bobby pin on dark hair but I think I succeeded. I did 3 different shoots for this on 3…

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Hairspiration! : Afoma

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Hello!!

Hi! My name is Afoma. I’m a medical student in Ukraine and I also like to write short fiction and a bit of poetry, most of which are featured on my blog ihundasmusings.com (garra advertise, ya know *insert sloppy wink*) My family splits time between Abuja and Port Harcourt and I go to school in Ukraine so it’s hard to say where I live right now.

What inspired you to return to natural?
I…

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In Other News, My Brain is Showing :(

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My girl F has two adorable baby sisters with long, luscious naturally kinky locks. Let’s call them T & M. Right from babyhood, they’ve always had full heads. F’s hair isn’t as abundant as theirs, and the hair at the temples is a little sparse, but this may also be genetic. So one day last year, T observed the hair there. And she asked F very very seriously- What is that? Is that your brain?LOL!…

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AB Loves: Midas Naturals Whipped Shea Butter

AB Loves: Midas Naturals Whipped Shea Butter

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P.S. This was just a sample. The Midas Naturals label is different now.

Hey Guys!

Recently, I got to try product samples from a new organic hair product line, Midas Naturals. I loved the Whipped Shea Butter so much! <3 Midas Naturals is a UK based company, but I’m proud to say that it is owned by a Nigerian. :)

Ingredients:

Aqua, organic shea butter (butyrospermum parkii), avocado oil (persea…

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Maximum Hydration Method, anyone?

Maximum Hydration Method, anyone?

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The Maximum Hydration Method is a hair regimen designed by a naturalista like you and I. (I don’t know her name, if you do, please let me know so I can give her credit, but I think she’s active on Black Hair Media forum as pinkecube) This regimen is quite similar to the Curly Girl method. She says that following her regimen will put your Type 4 hair in a super super hydrated…

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Crochet Braids Again

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Hellurrrr guys!

Just a quick hair update. I’m wearing crochet braids again. This time, I used 2 packs of Noble Afro Kinky (or was it Afro Twist?) Braid. The hair cost me 750 naira a pack at Marian Market.

My ever helpful roommate F did my cornrows and I attached the hair myself, with the aid of a big bobby pin. It took me 3 episodes of Once Upon A Time,that is, about 2 hours to do my crochet…

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Save the date: Natural in Paradise!

Save the date: Natural in Paradise!

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Hello everyone!!!

Special announcement!

In collaboration with Natural Nigerian, I’m happy to invite you all to Calabar’s first natural hair meet-up, ‘Natural in Paradise’! :)

Join us on Saturday, September 20, 2014 for healthy hair talk, natural hair products, networking & lady bonding!

Save the date, this will be so much fun!

We will be sharing more details soon, but kindly RSVP on Eventbrite o…

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The Memory of Love

‘The Memory of Love’ is a beautiful novel by Aminatta Forna. I read this in June.

I absolutely love it, and it’s definitely my latest firm favourite. I learnt so much, I had to stop and think about some points, it made me feel really grateful that I can read, and even more happy that I enjoy reading. When was the last time a book made you feel this way? Seriously. I love you Aminatta, and I’m…

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