Naturals In The City 12 Is Here!

It's that time again when Natural Nigerian will be hosting ladies in what will be the 12th edition of Naturals In The City a.k.a NITC. As usual there will be talks, loads of goodies to buy - not just hair products but healthy body products, accessories, and FOOD!!!!

Everyone is welcome - natural, relaxed. loced, transitioning and curious :)

Venue is The Social Place, 33 Sinari Daranijo Street, Victoria Island Lagos on Saturday the 26th of September 2015.

See you there!!

Cinna - Puff of Life!

So I had this client come in last week saying she wanted to get a treatment, trim and then style her hair. She let out it was her birthday and wanted her hair pulled up into a puff and then styled into cinnabuns and I made sure to give her a great birthday look!

She's got thick hair and after her treatment, I blow dried her hair alternating between cool air and warm air.

Then trimmed it and pulled it up away from her face into a puff (I've recently found that in the absence of pantyhose, a strand of marley hair or kinky hair also does the same trick).

Rocking Some Harlem 125 Durban Twist Hair!!

I came across this hair during one of my usual Instagram haunts - saw it on this lovely lady @kiitana and the thing that I liked immediately was the natural curl pattern. It already has that twist out look without you  having to go through all the trouble of twisting/rodding and then dipping in hot water.

After searching through her comments, found out it was something called Harlem 125 Durban Twists and made my merry way to purchase some!

As I've been playing with color recently, I decided on something bright and beautiful :) and settled on this color  RT33V which is basically red with black roots.

Switching Up My Products - Loving Me Some Mielle Organics and Oyin Handmade Burnt Sugar Pomade.

I'd heard a lot of good stuff about the Mielle Organics range of products and back in April when I went for the Natural Hair Show in Atlanta, I bought a couple of their products and been using them ever since. I initially bought just the Deep Conditioner and their mint oil and I really really like them! I've since bought some more and have decided to make them staples in my regimen.

Babbasu Oil And Mint Conditioner

'Our new Babassu oil and Mint Deep conditioning protein/moisture replenisher will restore dry and damaged hair. This native Amazonian palm fruit is high in sterols and tocopherols which are healthy for the hair and scalp. Enriched with fatty acids that provide a rich softeness to the hair. Derived from natural oils and cetearyl alcohol which helps reduce frizz and fly-aways. This deep conditioner is filled with two complex amino acids from wheat, soy and other natural sources that actually mimic the function of hair amino acids helping to restore the function and moisture to damaged and dry hair. Safe to use on color treated hair'.

This is probably my favorite one out of all their products. The strong mint sensation makes my scalp tingle in the most delicious way and my hair is always left soft yet strong. Moreso, since I'm on a protective style regime, I deep condition monthly now and the protein and moisture mix works perfectly to rejuvenate my hair before I put it into the next protective style.

I Am Loving These Havana Mambo Crochet Twists!!!

I'd been seeing them all over Instagram - particularly the handle of @beautydepot which is a store that retails them. I particularly love the fact that you can wear it as twists or you can unravel the twists for a twist out look!

I mean what could be more fabulous - you can fake it and not have to worry about this crazy humidity in Lagos messing with your twist out (which never last beyond 48 or so hours).