Naturals In The City (NITC) 15!!!

So it's time for another Lagos edition of NITC! The 15th round of Naturals in the City will be taking place this Saturday, June 25th at Cafe Neo 6, Agoro Odiyan Street, Victoria Island from 1pm to 6pm.

As usual there will be loads of stuff to browse through and buy; INFORMATIVE sessions that will change the way you view your body, nutrition and health. I remember the last one which I went for where they were talking about healthy cooking habits, the best types of pots to cook with and what to watch out for in your cooking ingredients.

I'd gone home and just did a cursory look through my spice rack and found out that my bottle of curry powder had MSG in it! I mean, who puts MSG in curry?!

Apparently quite a number of brands do. MSG (monosodiumglutamate) is a very controversial flavor enhancing ingredient which has been found to cause headaches, numbness, hives and tingling in arms and legs. You can trust that I binned that bottle of curry immediately!

Hair Not Retaining Length? A Few Tips To Help.


I have spoken about this a few times in the past but it always helps to re iterate.

The most recurring complaint I get when I speak to naturals is 'My hair is not growing'!!! or 'My hair has stopped growing'! And I always say, barring any medical conditions or medication that may truly be stopping your hair from growing; hair is ALWAYS growing. HOWEVER, if your hair is breaking off at the ends at the same (or faster) rate at which it is growing, then it is only logical that it remains at the same length and feeds your belief that your hair is not growing or has stopped growing.

The ends are the oldest and most fragile part of the hair and so need the most (and gentlest) attention. If you treat them right, they don't break off and sabotage your length retention goals. If also you invest a ton of money in hair growth products or vitamins, you will be wasting that money because hair grows from the roots but breaks off at the ends. So if you're increasing your growth at the roots but you neglect the ends, you'll still end up at the same place you started!

4 Years Of Being Natural And The Lessons I've Learnt.

I can't believe it's 4 years already!! I thought by now I'd have reached my dream length of mid back length but alas! I have since learnt that hair will do what it wants to do so you just need to be patient, help it along and be as healthy as you can so you don't hinder your own progress.

Lesson Number 1
My hair HATES direct heat. No matter how much I deep condition, do a protein conditioner, moisturize, leave in etc before I use a blow dryer; I end up with little bits of broken hairs all over the floor whenever I use a blow dryer. In the beginning I couldn't figure it out but I've since come to learn that my hair just doesn't like it. Period.

Lesson Number 2
My strands are very fragile and therefore can't take a lot of manipulation or the use of a wrong product which will cause tangling. My hair does better when it's washed in sections and when a conditioner with EXTRA SLIP is used. Mielle Organics babbasu and Mint conditioner has been a life saver. When that's not available, Aussie Moist 3 minute deep conditioner does it for my strands.

Lesson Number 3
Watching TV and trimming my hair is not a good combination lollll. You'd think this was elementary but trust me, it happened to me early this year. I ended up cutting 3 inches of hair in the back of my head because I wasn't paying attention. I was so upset you can't even imagine. In one instant, I chopped off 6 months worth of growth. It took me a little while to get over it but eventually I did. After all it's hair and it will grow back abi?

October 2015

Fresh Natural Hair Styles For The Month Of June

Hi guys!!!!

What have you all been up to? How have the new changes in the economy affected the way you live? You know, I was away when the petrol prices changed and tomatoes became like gold. My tank had been filled prior to when I travelled so I didn't have to purchase any petrol till over a week after I returned. Normally I'd spend just under 4000 filling my tank - this time I spent about 6500. Shock number 1.

Then I went grocery shopping and tomatoes I'd normally get for 200 was now 1000!!! It's one thing to hear about something and a totally different thing to experience it. I've told everyone - it's back to my cooking M.O when I was getting my second degree in Dundee: Plum tomatoes, rodo and onions. Great for stews, sauces and jollof rice. I can't shout.

Ghana Didi - this was done by Tope in the Salon

Apart from that, its been work as usual. So thought i'd just show you lovely people some of what I've been working on in recent times.

Small flat twists with a crown of jumbo flat twists. That color though! Love!