Fashion, Fashion & Beauty, Haircare

Simple Tips On How To Grow Healthy Relaxed Hair

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Relaxed hair has gotten a bad reputation over the last couple of years. A lot of women are opting for the natural look for many different reasons. A major one is that natural hair is a lot healthier. But you can actually have healthy relaxed hair if you really take time to care for your hair. Watch this video by Essntl to find out how:   Source: Kamdora

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Events, Fashion & Beauty, Haircare

Why Kate Henshaw Still Remains Our Brand Ambassador- Adanna Enwezor, Convener, African Hair Summit

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Still brimming from the success of the maiden edition of the African Hair Summit  in 2016, the convener, Adanna Enwezor, is set to recreate the magic with the 2017 edition. Expectedly, the focus is to make Nigerians pay more attention to their health by embracing a natural approach, especially for their hair.   So, what’s new to be expected from this edition? According to Adanna, “The theme for this year’s edition is Growing The African Hair Industry Through Strategic Thinking And Safe Practices.” “Participants should look forward to health talks for the hair and skin, Business Workshops and Certifications, Organic

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Food, Haircare

These Foods Will Make Your Natural Hair Grow Faster

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If you are on a hair growth journey then you have probably heard that hair growth is a scientific process and is directly related to the food you eat and your lifestyle. If you periodically watch youtube videos on hair growth from your favorite gurus who may produce content on their personal hair growth stories you will hear them mention changes to their diet that really propelled their journey and helped them to meet their goals In this post, we want to take a comprehensive look at the food groups and what foods you should be eating to encourage maximum

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Haircare

Now That You Are Clean Shaven, This Is How To Take Care Of Your Head

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Whether you’ve recently shaved or you’ve been sporting the no-hair look for years, do you know the best ways to care for your head? Neither did we, so we turned to the men and women who have helped more people go bald than anyone else we know: our St. Baldrick’s barbers. Hair care professionals answered our call for advice, and they gave us some great tips! Here’s what our barbers had to say: 1. Don’t ditch the shampoo and conditioner Those tiny hairs on your head may be hard to see, but they still need some love! Oils and dirt

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Haircare

This Is How To Make A Crochet Wig

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The crochet craze looks like it’s here to stay. It’s an easy way to do a protective style with a variety of hair and textures. More women are venturing into crochet hairstyles to give their own hair a break. Video Below I love the crochet look, because you get a natural looking style that is not as abrasive to your own hair. However, after I did another big chop to grow my hair back thick and healthy, I wanted to be able to do weekly deep conditions and give my hair more attention. Crochet wigs became a great and easy

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Haircare

5 Ways To Use Shea Butter For Your Hair

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Shea butter is in many natural hair products these days and for good reason! Shea butter has tons of benefits and uses for natural hair as well as skin! We have an amazing shea butter that works perfectly for keeping the skin moisturized throughout the year as well! Here are five reasons why we absolutely love shea butter! 1. Protects Hair Against The Sun  Too much sun exposure can be drying as well as damaging to hair as well as skin. Shea butter is a natural SPF and protects against harmful sun rays. Applying a small amount of Shea butter to

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Haircare

Use These 6 Tips To Pamper Your Hair

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Preservation is better when there is no cure. Check out these hair care tips to prevent common mistakes while taking care of your hair. Everyone wants to look good and your hair is one feature that draws quite a bit of attention. In a bid to give our hair the best, we sometimes do precisely the opposite- ruin it. Here are some common mistakes that you could make while trying to take care of your hair. Less is more A common mistake made by most using too many hair styling products at the same time. Using more products will not

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Haircare

These Stylists Take Good Care Of Natural Hair For Brides

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In recent years, more women have embraced the idea of wearing their kinky, coily or curly natural hair. Many have gone ahead to become natural hair brides. This has led to an increase in demand of stylists. Before you ask, yes, not every hair stylist can style natural hair. Just in case you have plans of being a natural hair bride, or you need to sear your natural hair for an event, here is a list of hair stylists you should try. If pictures on their Instagram pages are anything to go by, then be rest assured that they will

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Fashion, Haircare

We Bet You Haven’t Seen Hairstyles This Gorgeous

Lisa Farrall is a hairstylist with a seriously cool resume. She recently swept the Black Hair and Beauty Awards, winning Afro Hairdresser of the Year, Natural Stylist of the Year, and Weave Stylist of the Year. On top of that she was a finalist in the 2016 in the British Hair Awards for Afro Hairdresser of the Year. Needless to say, Farrall knows hair. We could tell you how awesome her looks are all day long, but it is probably better if we just show you. She recently released photos from her Afro Collection at the British Hair Awards on Instagram,

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Haircare, Men's Fashion

The Natural-Hair Movement Should Extend to Men’s Hairlines

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Black women’s overall progress is reflected in their heightened investment in natural hair. The current natural-hair movement is more a consequence of black women’s empowerment than it is a cause. Nevertheless, by claiming natural hair as the standard of beauty, black men can also encourage grooming practices that increase personal, political and economic self-awareness—and in the process develop a better self-concept. The principles that eschew perms for black women should also apply to black men.  However, our fetishes with razor-straight hairlines aren’t healthy. You simply don’t need such a radical shaping of your hairline (or beard) with your haircut to

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Haircare

Get Gorgeous Hair With Black Tea

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When it comes to the tea that is consumed most widely, the black tea is at the top. It is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant and is far more oxidized than the green, white and oolong teas. This means that it usually has a stronger flavor than than the other varieties. Tea is good for the general health of the body as well as the hair health. In this article, we will look at how you can benefit from using black tea for hair.   Black tea is a great addition to any diet due to

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Bella Naija, Haircare

Why I Hated My Hair. Lola Akande’s Natural Hair Interview with BN Beauty

For today’s #BNFroFriday interview, we have popular natural hair blogger and entrepreneur, Funmilola Akande who is popularly known on Instagram as LolaOmoNaija to her 12,200 followers. Lola was born and raised in Nigeria but moved to the United States 9 years ago and resides in Houston Texas. She started her natural hair journey in August 2012 by transitioning for 2 years and she has been natural ever since. Read Lola’s Interview Below BellaNaija: Tell us about your hair Lola Akande: My hair is 4c texture, so kinky and coarse. I have never tried artificial colours but my hair is jet black

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Haircare

Beauty Tip Of The Day: The Perfect Way To Use Vinegar, Aspirin As Hair Wash

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Vinegar and Aspirin mix work great for the hair; gives it shine and keeps it looking healthy. Aspirin has immense beauty benefits from clearing acne, keeping blemishes off the face to treating dandruff in hair while vinegar, also filled with immense beauty benefits from toning and tightening the facial skin, works as an antiseptic by getting rid of acne, body and mouth odour amongst other things. The ‘beauty power duo’ combined work excellently to keep hair in top shape in a few steps: Directions: Put one tablespoonful of vinegar in a clean bowl Add 2 aspirin tablets to the vinegar

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Fashion & Beauty, Haircare

These are the 5 best essential oils for your hair

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There are a ton of essential oils out there, most of which are generally good for our hair. While it’s hard to specifically state which is best, since each of the oils work differently with our different hair types, these 5 essential oils have been proven to work best on almost all hair types. Almond Oil Almond oil contains all kinds of healthy ingredients for hair like Omega-3 fatty acids, phospholipids, vitamin E and magnesium. Using almond oil nourishes and strengthens your hair, and is optimal for treating hair loss and damaged hair. A few drops go a long way

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Fashion & Beauty, Haircare

How Often You Should Wash Your Hair, According to Your Hair Type

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How often you should wash your hair is a heavily debated beauty question where no one right answer comes out on top. While some opt to shampoo daily, washing hair too often will actually do more harm than good by stripping your strands of their natural oils. Since no two heads of hair are exactly alike, especially when you factor in texture and hair type, there’s a reason there isn’t a magical number of days to go between washes that acts as a general rule of thumb. Before we lather up next, we turned to Suave Professionals Celebrity Stylist Jenny

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Haircare

How To Straighten Your Hair Naturally: 5 Home Remedies

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  For years, a straightener has been a girl’s best friend as well as a worst enemy. Especially the kind we had years back, which were heavy to hold, too hot to handle or would leave behind a burning smell. Thanks to good technology, we have now moved on to better products, which are light and easy on the hair and also comes with a really long chord, so you don’t have to be glued to a plug point. But, I’m digressing. If you use a straightener (this or any other) every day, over a long period of time, the

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Fashion & Beauty, Haircare

5 Things You Need To Know Before Going Natural

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Gone are the days when black women tried so hard to fit in by wearing their hair straightened or relaxed. All over the world, women are learning to love their natural curls and wear it so well that it incites envy from the straight haired girls. As gorgeous as those curls on your favorite YouTubers are, there are several things you need to know before making that decision to go for the big chop or transition into natural hair. 1. Maintaining natural hair is a lot of work: having natural hair means you need to constantly detangle and soften it

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Haircare, Health

Guava Leaves Can Extremely 100% Stop Your Hair Loss And Make It Grow Like Crazy

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Guava leaves are worthy of so much attention since they offer an abundance of health benefits. They are high in vitamins A and C, potassium, healthy fiber and lycopene. In this article we give you 17 amazing health benefits provided by guava leaves: Guava leaf tea can decrease bad LDL cholesterol without affecting good HDL cholesterol levels. Treat bronchitis and coughs with guava leaf tea Apply crushed guava leaves onto affected areas to relieve itching caused by allergies This method can also be used for relieving insect bites. Guava leaves offer an amazing aid against hair loss when boiled and

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Beauty, Haircare

This Is What Happened When I Wore My Natural Hair in Africa

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‘It is extremely rare to see a woman in Burkina Faso elect to wear her hair natural.’ On my way home the other night, I heard a young girl of about four screaming and crying in pain. When I went to investigate, my friend reassured me that the child was not being exorcised, as I had feared, but was having her hair braided. This is Burkina Faso, a small, poor, landlocked West African country, and no one I know here would deny that the child’s pain is necessary for the beautiful results it produces. If you have never had an

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Beauty & Wellness, Haircare

Let Your Natural Hair Speak Out!

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Natural hair is definitely the new brazilian hair as lots of women have embraced this look and are proudly rocking their natural hair; even celebrities have started to embrace this look! The likes of Omoni Oboli, TY Bello, Kemi Lala, Kate Henshaw, Jackie Appiah, Janelle Monae, are actually giving us hair goals! Now, the truth is, this #naturalhair look is not meant for everyone. Most of these #naturalistas don’t actually know what they are getting into; some are actually embracing this look because everyone is doing it. Some don’t even understand how this look works; which explains why you see

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