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Optiphen Plus Preservative

Optiphen Plus is a highly effective, broad spectrum paraben and formaldehyde-free preservative system. A broad spectrum  Optiphen Plus performs best in formulations below 6.0 pH, but is also proven effective at pH levels above 6.0.

Recommended use levels: 0.75 – 1.5%.
Appearance: Clear light yellow to dark yellow liquid.

Storage: Store tightly closed:  cool, dry, protected from direct sunlight
INCI: Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid

Please note that the container is not full. This product is sold by weight and is currently in a 150ml container. Contents are 100ml as advertised. We intend to review the size/container after this batch runs out.

What could be lurking in your juice?

This post is about something I have said already before but since the ones most affected tend to be our little ones (children), I figure that it is worth repeating. 

So what is NN on about again this time? Why is she getting on her soapbox. Most importantly, why is talking about herself in the 3rd person? LOL!

Last year, I shared information that had come my way from a very reliable source about mold (or some other biological matter) being found in a whole carton of caprisonne. Unfortunately, this was only discovered after it had been consumed by a young child who promptly fell in and had to be taken to the hospital immediately. ​You can read the entire story here.

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Enugu Naturalistas – First Ever Enugu Natural Hair Meet Up!

Natural Hair Meet Up Enugu  Nigeria

Finally, Enugu here we come!

Nappily Nigerian Girl and I invite you all to the First Natural Hair MeetUp in Enugu tagged "Enugu Naturalistas"

If you have natural hair, relaxed hair, transitioning and are interested in learning how to properly take care of it, then don't miss this great event as we are taking everything from the very top and keeping it simple!

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Tips for Oil Storage

Store oils to last Nigeria

Oils are becoming more and more useful outside the kitchen. In Nigeria, coconut oil has been used as a cosmetic product for a long long time but is now proudly joined by oils like Hemp Seed Oil, Sweet almond e.t.c. 

A fairly common problem with oils is that they get spoilt or they go rancid. And we don't want that, so this post is about storing your oils to last.

It is fairly easy to tell when oils have gone rancid - they smell "off"

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Natural Hair Salons & Indepent Stylists in Nigeria



Natural Hair Salon.

54, Ogudu Road (Stanbic IBTC Bank Building), Ojota, Lagos

+234 817 109 9966


"Our philosophy lies in getting as close to nature as possible with products used in our hair and on our skin"

29c Ikorodu Crescent, Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi Lagos


"We offer branded and proprietary professional hair care and styling services and products primarily for women, men and children with natural/un-relaxed hair and dreadlocks."

54, Ogudu Road (Stanbic IBTC Bank Building), Ojota, Lagos

Phone: 0818-802-4444 / 0815-802-4444

Nigerian Healthy Hair Workshop

Healthy Hair Workshop NigeriaWe are really excited to bring you this workshop which is for everyone – Natural and Relaxed. Our goal is to help you on your healthy hair journey. Once you have this sorted, long hair can follow, hairlines may be restored and who knows, you may adopt a much more healthy lifestyle. We see a lot of positive outcomes.

I mustn’t forget to add that we will be creating a private community for all attendees and that for 2 months after the class, you will still have access to the “tutors”. Yep, we are that determined to see that you really benefit from this class. Trust me, this will be money well spent.

A bit about the workshop when you click read more.


Hair Grooming by Fathers

Kunle Afolayan grooming daughter hair natural


I came upon this picture on Facebook recently and re-posted it on the Natural Nigerians Facebook group with the question: Does your husband know how to fix his daughter’s hair? Is he involved in any way? I hardly got an answer because the ladies were busy oohing and ahhing about it being Kunle Afolayan in the picture. Lol! I am inclined to try to have this conversation again so here we go: (more…)

What is your poop telling you?

Natural Nigerian healthy poo

In case you are wondering, yes we are talking about the stuff that goes out of your body while you are sat on the “white throne”. It could be passing along really vital information about what is going on in your body. No BS!


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