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Beauty

The Best Homemade Charcoal Face Mask

Charcoal face masks have received a lot of hype on social media groups. Does it really work? We decided to try it for ourselves. Some charcoal peel off masks on the internet use office glue. It is said to pull out dirt from the pores. I would rather not risk experimenting on my face, so I used food-grade ingredients instead of glue. Here are the results of this all-natural face mask!   Charcoal Mask Ingredients 1)Gelatin powder 2) Activated Charcoal Tablets 3)Bentonite Clay Stockists:  ...

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Beauty

This Face Mask Changed my Life

By Naomi Mruttu Image Consultant, Former Model. Turmeric Face Mask – an Amazing Beauty Booster For centuries turmeric has been a well-kept secret for smooth, glowing skin. The Indian subcontinent has literally millions of brides (and grooms) who have slathered it on their faces in preparation for their wedding day. They even have a ‘turmeric’ ceremony as part of their week-long wedding celebrations. Our Somali sisters are also famous for using it as one of the ingredients  ...

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Wellness

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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Hair Care

Why Steam your Natural Hair

  Q: Should I steam my hair? A: Steaming used to be widely popular as a method of treating your hair in many Kenyan salons. With time, though, the ubiquitous hair dryer replaced the steamer. The reason is not that the steamer was ineffective, but because it was expensive for the salon owners to invest in two gadgets when just one could do double-duty. With the advent of the Natural Hair Rennaissance in the U.S, many ladies who do their own hair at home realized the benefits of using  ...

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Hair Care

Budget-Friendly Hair Treatments to Make at Home

TN Member Question: I cannot afford to purchase a long list of products but my hair needs regular treatments. What can I use to improvise? Hair care can be expensive! Whether you are making regular salon visits or using products at home, going natural can be shockingly costly. Thankfully you can mix your own treatments from kitchen ingredients. Here are three affordable treatments which will leave your hair moisturized and manageable.   Pre-shampoo  detangling treatment:  Mix a cup of  ...

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Wellness

Lambasahani : DIY Pasta with Guinness Beef Sauce

I never knew how easy it is to make pasta from scratch. When I found out a couple of years ago I was ecstatic. Now I’m very much the D.I.Y kind of girl and the idea that I could make my own pasta? HELLO count me in! So first, do you need any special equipment? Apart from the complex machines attached to your shoulders-NO! (Unless you must absolutely be fancy you can use a pasta roller but it’s not a necessity.) Additionally, there is a rustic quality in hand rolled pasta that makes it  ...

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