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Wedding natural hair

Q: How can I wear my natural hair for my wedding? I am told I can only put it in braids or a weave.   A: Natural hair is very versatile and can be worn in its natural state even for very high-profile formal events. Depending on where your wedding will be, you may be able to get it professionally and safely straightened using a good quality blow-drier, plenty of heat protectant and a ceramic flat iron. There are several curly styles you can wear depending on the length of your hair and  ...

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NEWBIES NATURAL HAIR CARE SUMMARY GUIDE

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. Then you have to seal that moisture using oils of your choice  ...

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Kurly Kichana Interview

Please tell us about your natural hair journey – start from wherever you would like, and what you have learned over the years as a minimalist natural. Growing up, I never had the option of getting a relaxer which meant that I had to learn how to deal with my hair. However I had an epiphany when I was 23 and started taking better care of my hair i after reading up on good hair practices from blogs in the USA and the UK. It was at this time that KurlyKichana got started which proved to  ...

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Where to Shop for Bulk Bargains in Nairobi

Hunting for bargains? Did you know that Nairobi is listed as one of the most expensive cities in Africa – it’s more expensive to live in Nairobi than Jo’burg and Cairo! *gasp* To help you stock up while stretching your shillings, this list has been doing the rounds on social media. Some are tried and tested by our TN team, and others were sent to us. Thanks Ma Maya and Amakove and everyone else who co-authored the most affordable shops in Nairobi! Food Bargains 1. Cereals  ...

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Easy One Pot Pilau Rice

Pilau Rice Whenever we have guests or when I want to make something quick for the weekend, pilau is the easy choice. I have never really used a recipe, since I learned from my Mum and Aunts (Coastal folks) so we mainly eyeball the spices to suit each family’s individual tastes. The only thing that is an absolute must is to choose the best quality rice you can afford. And measure your rice:liquid ratio accurately. PILAU INGREDIENTS 3 cups (mugs) well-washed rice (or grade 1 pishori  ...

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5 Proven Natural Remedies for the Common Cold

“A-A-a-a-at-Chooooo!”  Drat! You recognise the familiar homa symptoms: Headache, red eyes, a scratchy throat, fever or a runny nose. You feel like your skull is stuffed with cotton wool, and you just want to lie down. You have caught one of the over 200 viruses that cause the common cold. Take heart – here are five proven remedies to drastically shorten the duration of your next cold. Sleep The number one remedy for a cold is to give your body what it is crying for – rest. Most of us try to  ...

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Getting Over a Breakup

  Shock, Anger, Dismay, Denial, Devastation. If you’ve ever experienced a breakup, you understand what I am talking about. It is no joke. On the pain scale a breakup ranks up there with the death of a loved one, divorce, and loss of a job. Still, a breakup can produce many positive outcomes. I am here to tell you that this pain you are now experiencing, is just “momentary” and “light.” Why? Because your life is going to rock! I’ll start by telling you a little bit  ...

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This Drink will Supercharge your Health

By Tricia Wanjala Suppose I told you an ancient drink exists that can transform your life today? A tonic nicknamed ‘Jewish penicillin’, because of it’s natural antibiotic effects? The same beverage Hollywood women are calling ‘Botox in a cup’ because of it’s youth-regenerating effects?  The Chinese call it ‘longevity tea.’ 12th-century Jewish physician Moshe Ben Maimonides recommended it to his patients for respiratory tract infections. Now in the 21st century science has proved  ...

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Planking for Killer Abs!

By Naomi Nasinyari What is Planking? When I first heard about planking, I wondered how effective it was. It seemed too easy. It just looks like you’re lying on the ground supporting yourself on your arms. As a seasoned gym enthusiast, exercise meant sweat and exertion. So I was able to begin with 3 sets of planks, holding for at least 1 minute each and then resting for 20 seconds. If you are a beginner, start by holding a plank for 20 to 30 seconds. Rest for a minute. Repeat three  ...

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Delicious Chocolate Smoothie Recipe (with a secret hair growth ingredient)

  Confession time : My name is Tricia and I am a Chocaholic. From my teens I had to have chocolate every.single.day. Later, I went into chocolate rehab and kicked the habit but it is still.a.struggle. Nowadays my defence is simple – I don’t buy any chocolate. Of course, when folks gift me with chocolate, that is another story….*sigh* But my other defence is to create delicious and healthy chocolate substitutes! Two weeks ago someone bought me a Haagen Daas chocolate  ...

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