Healthy Hair Workshop Nigeria Natural

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A lot of people approach me (via social media, telephone, email, at meet ups and pretty much anywhere they can find me) to ask questions about their hair.

And not just one or two questions but they have LOADS of questions about how to embark or maintain a healthy hair journey. Some of these questions range from the simple – what kind of comb should I use; to the the more complicated – how do I keep my hair truly moisturized.

Formula Botanica Training Natural Nigeria Skin Care Class

We had a good array of ingredients for our formulations

On the 14th of March, we held the first ever Formula Botanica training in Nigeria. The tutor was Nkechi Ofoegbu. We had an amazing crowd of women – everyone got along really well and were really open about their businesses. This is something we need more of, frankly! Collaborations get us farther ahead as an industry. Anyhoo, we had a lovely group of women. I loved the fact that some of them literally travelled out of their comfort zone to come for this class. We had people come in from Ife, Kano and Calabar. (more…)

Green washing

I was at a place in Lagos last week. They had on sale, loads of their branded hair products and all of them had boldly written on them,  “Eucalyptus” or “Castor Oil” or “Aloe Vera” e.t.c. You know, all those buzzwords that people that are pursuing a natural lifestyle feel drawn to. I randomly took one of the products off the shelf and turned the packaging around to read the ingredients. That is my knee jerk reaction when I come across a new product. I can’t remember it all right now but the product with the Castor Oil written boldly in front of it had ingredients listed something like this:

Parafinum Liquidum, Microcrystalline Wax, Petrolatum, Castor Oil, Tea Tree Oil, PEG-75 Lanolin Oil, Parfum.

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ASK A STYLIST

 Welcome, to a new series! One where we talk to actual hair stylists and get them to give us insider tips on how to maintain or attain healthy hair. I have teamed up with Nat. Mane of Deep, Brown & Kinks for this. She is the best hair stylist I know and I love her work and how she pays attention to detail. I hope to do a lot more with her as the year goes on but we’ll start here. 

today we deal with the question of heat and how it can be safely used in your hair. There is also an question covering alternatives to heat! Enjoy!

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NITC10 (3)

Hello beautifuls!

It’s a sure thing. Come and be merry with The Kink and I, Carib Health and I at the tenth Naturals in The City meet-up! This time, our theme is ‘Making the Most of What You Have’. We’ll be talking about how to get the best out of your hair journey, by focusing on your hair’s features, the resources you have, and your lifestyle. No matter where you are or what you are doing right now, you can have the good, healthy hair you want.

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5 ways to get more greens in your diet (2)

It has been said a million times that the Nigerian diet leans very heavily towards carbohydrates, even as the world moves away and eats less. While I am an advocate for not banning carbohydrates completely from our diets, I do have to agree that we need to #lesshandsmall and reduce the quantity we eat.

This post has a lot of Instagram pictures from several Nigerian Food Bloggers. Feel free to click the “Follow” button on any of the pictures below. You will find it on the top right hand side of the photo. Seriously, you need to follow for inspiration!

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