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Hair Care

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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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

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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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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Hair Care

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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Beauty

How to keep your makeup bag clean

We’ve all had the experience of reaching into our makeup bags and coming out with lipstick or eyeliner stains on our hands. Many of us move around with our makeup bags from the house, to the office, to the gym, and to any other event. Therefore it’s normal for items to move around in the bag. You might find that the lid for your eyeliner has cracked, causing it to fall off, or your lipstick has opened, thereby smudging everything else. Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, our  ...

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Hair Care

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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Wellness

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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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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