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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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Science of Hair Growth

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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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Didi – A Yoruba Braiding Style

Didi is an ancient Yoruba braiding style. There two types of didi, didi adimole and didi ologede. I recently did the didi adimole and the hairstyle I chose for is suku. Suku is a hairstyle where the hair is braided up. Suku looks like a braided bun or pineapple. So the hairstyle is basically suku didi adimole. Previously (last year) I did the other type, didi ologede and choosing suku as well, however, this type is called suku didi ologede popularly known as suku ologede.

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Zipped Faux Locs or Zipped Yarn Locs

I actually don’t know the generally accepted name for this hairstyle, hence the title but the important thing is that it is locs. It’s made of yarns (owu in Igbo and Yoruba). The yarns were zipped, almost like fishtail braids, only tighter and stronger. I used seventeen packs of wool, sixteen black and one red. It took me two days to make, with two people making it because my hair is very full and a bit long, also the zipping of the yarns is hard and time-consuming. It was worth it, it can be styled in so many ways and it is unique, unlike twists almost everyone does with yarns. I’ve wanted the Bohemian chic look for so long and this was the perfect way for me to get it and protect my natural hair.

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My First Sets Of Bantu Knots

I was looking for new ways to style my hair, and my friend, Henrietta Nonye Anuforo suggested Bantu knots to me and I decided to make it although I was sceptical at first. I agreed when she told me she will make it. Nonye is very creative and she is someone I can trust with my hair. I washed my hair, deep conditioned it, moisturized and sealed it. She sectioned it randomly because she wanted to create a full look and I will be rocking the knots out not the Bantu knots itself.

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