Browsing articles in "Natural Hair Care"

Why Water is a natural girl’s best friend forever

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              When you first go natural, water becomes your BFF. Water and natural hair share a bond that can never be destroyed. Forget whatever negativity you’ve been handed down about water  in the distant past, it our best friend, period. This is why: Water cleanses, moisturizes, hydrates and softens natural hair making it easier to detangle, style or do a lot of things with your hair. Water is to natural hair what food is to the body. You may not eat all the time, but your body needs to occasionally take up some good dose of food to...[Read more]

Rachel’s Natural Hair Journey-Natural is who we are.

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  Tell us a bit about yourself My name is Rachel Okoegwale.  I am from Edo state, Nigeria.  I am a wife, mum and Enterpreneur.  An  Accountant turned Professional Baker and have been running my own Cake outfit for 8 years now (www.cakesncupcakesng.com).  And of course I am a NATURALISTA.   Why and how did you go natural (Big Chop, Transition)? My hair is just about 18month post BC.  It’s quite a funny story.  I had been planning to go on natural dreadlocs but oneeday I ran into a woman in a store with baby locs and it was just scanty and unkept and I was just put off. Then...[Read more]

The Ultimate Guide to Natural Hair Care – Seminar/Workshop

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Natural Hair Care and Styling Workshop. Hands on Training and Seminar. Turn short, dry, breaking, damages and thinning hair into loveable, soft, long and strong hair. Objectives How to go from relaxed to natural hair without cutting your hair Find the best products for your hair type How to keep your hair hydrated for growth What your stylist must never do to your hair How to grow your kids’ hair healthy and long How to cleanse, comb and style your kids’ hair How to properly moisturize your hair and keep it so Get back your thinning and broken hair line Grow 6 – 10 inches of...[Read more]

Senegalese Kinky Twists, Wash and Deep Condition Routine

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By Rachel Okoegwale Senegalese Kinky twists are my go to protective styles because of the natural looking effect I get when I wear them while protecting my delicate strands. I maintain them by washing them every three weeks to keep my hair’s health level on point. Now, when washing braids or kinky twists I really advice using a mixture that smells nice because whether you like it or not the kinky hair will retain some of the fragrance of whatever product you use and let’s not even talk about particles of your DIY mixture uuhhhhh !!! I personally do not recommend DIYs when deep...[Read more]

How I achieve my high puff

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Hi. My name is Koco Aye and this is how I achieve my high puff. Wash, Condition and Seal  First I wash and deep condition my hair then I part hair into four sections and apply my leave – in conditioner, oil and shea butter. Then I whip out my big tooth comb and get down to business (sorry, I’m not sold on the finger combing thingy yet…this hair is too thick for my fingers to tame). African Threading for Stretching Once I’m done combing I get my thread, (you can use hair thread, sewing or weaving thread) cut out the length of thread I need and start working my magic....[Read more]

4 Do’s for thick, coarse and dense natural hair

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Natural hair like so many other things comes in different textures and dimensions and so when you have thick, coarse and dense natural hair you know you might have to spend more time being careful with your strands detangling and styling. The most important thing you can do for yourself if you have a lot of hair on your head is to realize the true nature of your hair and employ best practices when handling your hair. These are some things you can do to make your hair care routine work for you. 1.  Be extra careful when detangling your thick mane to prevent breakages 2. Use heavy sealants...[Read more]

Ultimate list of products to build a healthy natural hair regimen

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A healthy natural hair regimen is required to grow your hair healthy and long if length is your goal.  a healthy hair regimen works with goeals you wish to achieve regarding your hair. A regimen won’t work without certain  products and tools to be achieved. You may not have or need all the items mentioned on this list but you can always refer to it when building your regimen. Prepooing Home made mixes Oils Conditioners Cleansing Shampoos (Moisturizing, Conditioning, Deep Cleansing/Clarifying, Hydrating) Clarifying Rinses Mud washes Cowashes Conditioning Conditioners...[Read more]

Should You Shampoo or No-poo your natural hair?

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What does shampooing do? Shampooing the hair removes all sorts of buildup from your hair and scalp that would otherwise prevent your hair from being nourished to good health.  Buildup accumulates on the hair scalp and strands as a result of products that you put in it, dust particles from the environment and your own hair’s natural oil called sebum. When there is buildup on your hair strands, it creates a barrier and makes it difficult for water or any other product to be absorbed into the hair to moisturize and nourish it.   As a result, your hair strands are more prone to breakage. The...[Read more]

Nigerian Hair Stylists! Protect your natural hair from damage

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O ur Nigerian Hair Stylists have been receiving a bad rap recently and that’s not surprising. It was about time though because some of us have been ranting about this since our relaxed hair days. With more women in Nigeria embracing their natural hair and becoming a lot more conscious of what is required to grow long and healthy natural hair the need to nip this menace in the root, bud, stem or whatever extent on the tree it exists has become mandatory. The truth is that this isn’t supposed to be news because from time immemorial most Nigerian hair stylists have done nothing...[Read more]

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