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Natural Nigerian Hair Meet Up

The 12th edition of NITC has come and gone. I have to say that it was a really good one. Really good. We had the most people attend this meet up than ever before.

While I was unable to bring you details of the meet up prior to it happening, I am here to share the pictures. Yay!

So, this meet up was slightly different because we had certain elements.

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Natural Nigerian Hair Bride Osemhen

A few years ago, a girl with fluffy hair passed me by in ShopRite. I approached her and for the first time outside a meet up, told someone I did not know that I had a blog called Natural Nigerian and that I would like to take her picture to share on my Facebook Page. She obliged.

I still have the photo but for some reason never put it up. Anyway, imagine my pleasant surprise when I ran into her again and she even became a customer and started meet ups (all by herself!).

Anyhoo, long story short, she got married recently and I determined that I was definitely going to do a post on her and her fantastic hair. ​ Enjoy! Warning - there are lots of pictures in this post. 

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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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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.

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Kunle Afolayan grooming daughter hair natural

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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…)

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.

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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