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Sheila Ndinda : Growing Healthy Natural Hair

By Sheila Ndinda, Natural Hair Blogger and Influencer Hey fam! Here’s my latest healthy hair update. One year and eight months have passed since I got my tapered cut and my hair has been flourishing. Its the healthiest it has ever been and I am very excited about that – Health over length any time! Through out my journey I have come to understand my hair, what it likes and what it does not like. I have thin hair strands and I avoid putting a lot of tension on my hair. I  ...

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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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Wellness

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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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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[email protected] : 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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Wellness

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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Craving Yellow: My Natural Hair Journey part II

Part II: Craving Yellow TN Interview.    TN:  How did going natural impact your life? It still shocks and humbles me that Craving Yellow is what it is. For starters, who would have thought that I’d be sharing my haircare journey online with thousands of AMAZING readers?!  I’ve met so many amazing people as a result of going natural. I’ve learnt to trust the flow and embrace the unexpected. TN:   How did you find the Tricia’s Naturals FB group way back then? A friend of mine at work  ...

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