If you’re “hip” and keep up with latest beauty trends (if you’re not, don’t worry I’m struggling too), you might have noticed that DIY activated charcoal masks made with glue are the new thing right now. I don’t know who launched this trend but I would never use glue on my face or advise anyone else to. I had to look for a better alternative to glue and share my experience before we all got dragged under. There are numerous benefits of activated charcoal including teeth whitening and underarm lightening but we’ll be focusing on the skin benefits in this post. Continue reading “DIY: Activated Charcoal Mask”
While writing this post, I realized that all the products are under 5000 Naira ($10), it got me wondering why people are always complaining that “having natural hair is expensive”. Once you find the right products for your hair, you really do not have to break the bank to maintain healthy hair. These products are my absolute favorites that have been of great help on my natural hair journey and I’ve gone through at least 2 tubs/bottles of each. I use the Liquid – Cream – Oil (LCO) method to moisturize my hair and Leave-in conditioners are the creams I use. So far, these are my favorites: Continue reading “My Top 5 Leave-in Conditioners For Natural Hair”
I love face scrubs, masks and basically any opportunity to just indulge and have a mini pamper session, you can check out some of my favorite masks and scrubs here and hereI got this scrub at an event earlier this year and kept it all the way at the back of my products drawer, I’m glad I finally and it’s a Made In Naija product too
Argan oil is one of my top 2 favorite oils, the other is Rosehip Oil. My first experience with Argan oil was when I used the Creme of Nature hair dye and they had those sweet smelling
overprocessed argan oils in the cute vials. A year later I bought original Argan oil and my disappointment when I found out it wasn’t sweet smelling was palpable.
I have enough oils to start an apothecary.
— Alex (@Dopeheart_xo) March 1, 2017
I didn’t realize I had many different oils until I was clearing out my product drawer while moving earlier this year. The Rosehip oil and Argan oil are my favorites but we’ll be talking about the Rosehip oil from one of my favorite Nigerian brands.
Ever since I witnessed them mixing products to pour into Head & Shoulders shampoo containers in the market, I’ve become more firm in my resolve to stick with Nigerian brands that I trust. You hear of diluted, adulterated products but witnessing the act is something else entirely, I was angry for the whole day.
Moving on, I got the Mint Organic Care (M.O.C) Peppermint Foot Scrub in my Albimazing box. I rarely get to have proper manicure, pedicure and pamper sessions (because med school struggles), so this product was a real treat for me.
I often get questions regarding where to purchase hair care and beauty products and although the directory has a list of salons and stores, I decided to put the spotlight on BeautyGallery. I love that you can place orders online and get it within 24 hours. This store retails some of my favorite hair care brands like Shea Moisture and Creme of Nature, they also stock makeup &skin care products, hair extensions and weaves ( I got this from them). Continue reading “Beauty Gallery: The Hair & Makeup Store”
I’m shamelessly #BuyNigerian and discovering new Nigerian owned/Made-in-Nigeria beauty and hair care brands truly excite me. I received these products last year from Abebi Organics; a Shea butter based skin & hair care products company , hand made and delivering quality organic, natural products with love.