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Hair Care

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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Wellness

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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Hair Care

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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Hair Care

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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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

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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Hair Care

My baby girl’s hair is not growing!

Q: My daughter’s hair won’t grow. She is 18 months and her hair is short and sparse. What can I put to make it grow? A: Some babies are born with a full head of thick luxuriant curls. Others are born with original mo-hawks, which seem to remain the same length for a long time. If your baby girl’s hair seems to be refusing to grow, take heart. Children are different and their developmental progress is not the same. However, they are still considered within normal growth  ...

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Hair Care

How I grew back my Edges

By Jay Cee, TN Admin (Janet Chencha) Step-by-Step Hairline Restoration The concept of edges is one I first encountered when I went natural three years ago. It is not something I paid much attention to in the past. Before I went natural I would relax my hair then after two months braid it continuously before relaxing it again and repeating the cycle. I did notice that when I removed the braids my hairline would be gone. It would grow back in the two months I would be relaxed. After braiding  ...

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Beauty

Pineapple’s amazing Benefits for Smooth Skin and Hair Growth

Stop the presses! Pineapple does what??!! No doubt you already know that pineapple is high in vitamin C, which provides protection against colds and flu. You probably also know that it is good for weight loss because of its high fibre content. Bonus : It is also anti- helminithic, which means that it helps destroy intestinal parasites aka worms.   But that it has superpowers for skin and hair? Yasss!     Pineapple’s secret sauce can be summed up in one word: Bromelain. What’s  ...

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Wellness

Golden Milk – A tasty beverage for glowing health

One of the nightcaps I have fallen in love with is the popular Indian drink ‘golden milk.’ A subcontinent with over 500 million gods, perhaps the inventor derived her inspiration from the sacred cow. When you combine creamy milk with what they call ‘the spice of life,’ the result is phenomenal. No wonder Indians have been drinking it for thousands of years. Here is why golden milk may be one of Asia’s best-kept secrets. What is it? It is a comforting beverage, often consumed as a nightcap,  ...

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