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Hair Care

Caring for Your Daughter’s Hair

When my daughter was born I was completely smitten. Gazing proudly at her thick black curls, rosy childhood dreams of doing my very own doll baby’s hair came to mind.  Little did I realize how much work would be involved! Two years later I sat with this squirming, screaming toddler in my lap, comb in my teeth, hair bobbles and pomade in my hand. Attempting to block out the high decibels of her cries, I embarked on the weekly battle of taming her long bushy tangles.  I recognized that as  ...

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Wellness

Why you don’t need this skin care product for your face

Remember the mantra for healthy skin,“Cleanse, tone, moisturize?” Well, it has changed. Cleanse? Yes. Moisturize? Definitely. Toner? No. Aestheticians, dermatologists and skin care experts are now endorsing serums as the new vital product in your 3-step skincare regimen. Toners are now defunct, or redundant. Nairobi-based Aesthetician Lily Potgieter advises, “You don’t need a toner after washing your face. They used to say toners were meant to remove any leftover dirt that your  ...

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Hair Care

Help! My new braids itch like crazy!

I just got my hair braided with extensions. It is itching like mad. What can I do to stop this? The question of how to deal with braids that itch is a common question on our Facebook group. In such cases, prevention is definitely better than cure. First off, when selecting extension hair to braid, avoid choosing very rough or hard extensions. These will not only itch, but they will irritate your scalp and snag and break your precious tresses due to excessive friction. Opt for softer brands  ...

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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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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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Hair Care

How to sleep with your Twist-out and Afro styles

The Best night-time routine to preserve your Twist-out or Afro. When our natural hair begins to gain length, it is normal to want to wear it out in a loose afro or in a voluminous twist-out. To prevent matting and tangling, we are told we should moisturise daily and put the hair in  twists at night before bed. Celebrity Stylist Felicia Leatherwood commented on this during her trip to Kenya sometime back. It is vital to protect your hair and preserve the style when sleeping hence the need to  ...

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