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Jay Cee: Can boys and men join the Natural Hair Community?

Recently, I posted a picture of my son in a natural hair forum and while it got a lot of positive comments, there were some who felt that I was turning my boy gay. Why? Because he had some hair which I had finger coiled. And also because I had mentioned that I care for his hair with the same products I do mine. Granted, I did mention that he satisfies my hankering for a girl, having been blessed with only boys. I, however do not think that those two things mean that I am turning my son gay  ...

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TN Interview : Kirigo Kabuga, Sisterlocks Master Stylist

Kirigo Kabuga has been a Sisterlocks Master Stylist for 5 years now. She has grown from a trainee, to a Sisterlocks consultant and is now the 4th Sisterlocks Master Stylist in a Worldwide Ranking. She is based between Baltimore and Nairobi. – What are Sisterlocks? Sisterlocks as described be the founder Dr. Joanne Cornwell, “Sisterlocks are a framework in which the locks exist. Basically small parts of your hair with guided sections and a formulated grid. Constructed using a tool.  ...

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Guest Post : Understanding Your Natural Curl Type

By Kate Moraa, Naturally Curl Hair Care. I have been a natural most of my life. As a child my mum always kept my hair short to avoid combing because I would cry my eyes out at the sight of a comb. When I joined High School and permed my hair for the first time. Discovering my natural curl type 6 years ago I went back to natural. After years of constant weaving and braiding I’d lost my entire hairline to the excessive pulling. It was time to give my hair a break. I stopped going to the  ...

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Evie Dondi : Beginners Natural Hair Care Summary Guide

By Evie Dondi, TN Admin and CEO of UremboAsili skincare Welcome! Starting on the natural hair care journey can be overwhelming to say the least, but trust me it gets way better as you learn your hair. This is a SIMPLE SUMMARY for beginners that can be used as you continue to read and expand your knowledge on products and experiment. MOISTURE & SEALING One thing about natural hair is that it LOVES water so moisturising is KEY to keeping your hair not only healthy but also manageable.  ...

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Should I oil my scalp?

Reader Question: I have regularly applied pomades and hair oils on my scalp since childhood. Now that I have gone back to natural hair, I am told that oiling the scalp is actually unhealthy. This is confusing – how can I prevent scalp dryness? A: Oiling the scalp is a common hair practice and has some great benefits when done correctly.  It is different from greasing the scalp. Greasing the scalp can actually be detrimental to your hair growth and overall scalp health. It all depends  ...

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KD@5 : The Nairobi Natural Hair Event of the Year!

This event was Lit! The East African Natural Hair scene is officially abuzz  on fire! This Saturday Naturals in Nairobi had 5 good reasons to celebrate during the Facebook Group Kurly Diaries’ 5th anniversary event. The Kurly Diaries group was formed by a team of passionate Naturalistas in response to a need for the Natural Hair Community to have regular events. The first one, Kurls and Cocktails, brought together a crowd of over 100 women back in 2012. Held at a leading Nairobi  ...

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Jay Cee: How to Protect your Natural Hair without Weaving or Braiding

By Janet Chencha Some individuals express surprise when I tell them that I do not wear weaves, wigs or braided extensions. Friends have asked me how exactly I protect my hair since I don’t “protective style.” For those unaware of the term protective styling, these are styles that keep the ends of your hair tucked away. The goal is to protect it from friction, dryness, constant handling and protein loss. In my opinion, protection does not come from one particular style. It encompasses your  ...

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7 Things I Wish I’d known when I first went Natural

Makena here! A die hard natural, for the majority of my life except for a brief period in high school college that I had permed my hair. I transitioned into natural back in 2013 and I’ve never looked back. (Me as a new natural) Well, what do I wish I knew? A whole bunch of things that now extends to more than just hair. I like to think of my hair as that friend that sticks with you throughout all the different stages of life. Right now I’m on that dreadlock phase and I’ve been on it for the  ...

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Guest Post: How to Grow Healthy Natural Hair.

By Delly Bie Natural Hair Blogger, and TN Member Hello my name is Delly Bie and I have had natural hair for 2 years now. I recently started blogging about my natural hair and I have been enjoying my journey so far. Here are my tips for how I have achieved my healthy, thick, natural hair so far. 1) Keep your hair moisturized: This is the most important tip to growing long, strong and  beautiful hair. Our African hair texture is very curly, thus making it difficult for oil from the roots to  ...

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How to teach your daughter to do her own hair

Q: I have three daughters and I have not found a suitable hairdresser for them. So I do their hair myself. When should I begin to teach them to do their own hair? How should I start?   A: Teaching your little girl to love and care for her hair will help her grow into a confident young lady with strong self-esteem. Start early by showing them what to do at bedtime and bathtime. Even from the age of 2 or 3 years, little girls can learn to put on a shower cap in the bath and a satin  ...

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