Tricia's Naturals

Wellness

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  ...

Continue Reading

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  ...

Continue Reading

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  ...

Continue Reading

Hair Care

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  ...

Continue Reading

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  ...

Continue Reading

Hair Care

Craving Yellow : Growing into Womanhood and my Natural Hair Journey

  As many of you know, Tabitha Tongoi, aka Craving Yellow, has been around here in the motherland of Kenya. Tricia’s Naturals caught up with her for an exclusive interview on life as a global citizen embracing her natural hair and chasing sunshine! 🙂 TN: Tell us, when exactly did you leave home for the first time? I grew up in Kenya and moved to South Africa at the age of 17 to pursue my A-Levels. I then moved to the United States and thereafter the United Kingdom for University.  ...

Continue Reading

Beauty

Cellulite – What causes it and how to get rid of it.

By Naomi Nasinyari Cellulite affects 90% of women and up to 20% of men.  Cellulite is not fat. It is caused by weak collagen structure or poor lymph drainage. You develop cellulite when your muscles shrink, your body holds onto toxins or you retain fluid. Here are  6 ways to naturally reduce cellulite. 1. Exercise Exercise vigorously (sweat) for a minimum of 20 minutes three times a week. The best exercise for cellulite is not cardio, but strength training. This builds the atrophied  ...

Continue Reading

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  ...

Continue Reading

Beauty

5 unconscious habits that could be ruining your skin!

By Naomi Nasinyari 5 Terrible Skin Care Habits to Break Today Are you frustrated with your skin? Has your face just been downright disrespectful of late? Have your pores been more disloyal than that old loser ex-boyfriend?Are you tired of spending money on one product after another only to remain with stubborn blemishes and breakouts? No matter how much moisturiser you slather onto your face, is it still chronically dry? Guess what – It probably is not WHAT you are applying, but how  ...

Continue Reading

Hair Care

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  ...

Continue Reading