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My Growth Retention Hair Care Regimen as a Busy Professional

Yay! Hope you enjoyed refreshing old posts with me for May. I’m going to be posting my updated hair care regimen. I cut my hair (before picture at the end) because it was hard to manage as I got very busy, however, I managed to grow about 5 inches from January to June. This regimen is subject to change but this is what works for me currently as a busy professional in the Nigerian (Lagos) climate, with 4b/4c hair, high-porosity and high-density hair trying to retain length. So stick around if you are a busy naturalista. Continue reading “My Growth Retention Hair Care Regimen as a Busy Professional”

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Benefits Of Moringa 

Moringa powder is gotten from the dried leaves of the moringa plant. It’s necessary to differentiate between the benefits of the leaves, seeds, flowers and powder. Although from the same tree, they have their uses. The leaves, which the powder comes from is the most nutritious part of the plant.

Moringa powder is a rich source of many nutrients like Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Vitamin E. In fact, they have many more vitamins than the richest sources such as carrots, oranges and milk.

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Body Hair Shaming

The socks was too comfy to be removed

I used to think little of body hair, I never thought of it. It was just something I am accustomed to as being part of me without having to question it. I also appreciated whenever it’s cold because according to my Biology teacher in secondary school, body hair protects you from cold by helping to retain heat. For some reason, most Igbo people are very hairy so people look at my legs or hands and say “You are Igbo, right?”. It’s like my Igbo trademark. Continue reading “Body Hair Shaming”

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Africanism Today – Maiden Edition

For a while now, I have been extra busy planning Africanism Today a yearly event that is intended to promote African arts and culture. It will focus on, promote and celebrate different aspects of African culture.

The maiden edition held yesterday 29th July 2016. There were five invited speakers and I who introduced what Africanism Today is about. There were also giveaways and African art exhibition.

Some speakers at the event

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Some winners at the event

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Benefits of African Black Soap

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Image via Import Africa

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I remember my first encounter with African black soap, the local unpackaged kind. I was a bit repulsed and at that time felt a little superior for using dove. How little did I know at that time. Now African black soap is one of the best things that has happened to me.

African black soap typically contains – Plantain skin ash which is the main ingredient is a natural source of vitamin A, vitamin E, and iron. Cocoa pod ash, palm kernel oil. Some people add extra ingredients like the one I use also contains honey, shea butter, osun (Camwood), Aloe Vera, and Lime. It is made mostly by Nigerians and Ghanaians. It is important to note that African black soap is actually brown not black. If it is black, it is fake.

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How To Easily Make Ankara Shoe

The Ankara fabric is a versatile African fabric that can be rocked with any style. To create this shoe, the materials I used includes gum, Ankara fabric, a black rubber shoe, pen case, scissors and blade. I used a rubber shoe because I feel it is a better surface for the gum to bond the Ankara fabric than any other shoe material.

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Science of Hair Growth

Hair grows from the follicle, or root, underneath the skin. The hair is ‘fed’ by blood vessels at the base of the follicle, which gives it the nourishment it needs to grow. Between starting to grow and falling out years later, each hair passes through four stages: anagen, catagen, telogen and exogen. Every hair is at a different stage of the growth cycle.

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