2016 was a one of a kind year, the kind that has a special section in the history books. I tried to keep track and you can find out what I got up to in the first, second and third quarter of this year here, here and here.
P.S: This list also doubles as my Christmas wish list.
Before I started writing this post, I thought it was going to be super long but then I realized there are very few things I want at the moment. Money is a constant anyday, anytime, so I conveniently left it out of the list (but still chipped it in here anyway). Black Friday sales used to be asssociated with thanksgiving and early Christmas shopping in the abroad but then Nigerian retailers keyed into it and they’ve been doing so well for themselves so far, this year’s Black Friday Sale would be on the 25th of November.
The first thing that proved to be a problem for me when I returned to natural hair was where to get affordable natural hair products that would work well on my hair, I curated some really good stores and salons in The Directory but that wasn’t enough because at the time they had mostly foreign products. Fast forward almost 3 years later and there are so many available products made in Nigeria by Nigerians for Nigerians, it doesn’t get any better than that really. In no particular order, here are my 5 Nigerian hair care brands you should know about;
After months of planning for the workshop, it finally held last week Saturday! (you can read the introductory post I did on it here. We started the workshop at 12p.m on the dot with introductions and basic knowledge of wig making. After that, we made sure every participant learnt and practiced the following:
- How to make a crochet wig
- Techniques for threading needles
- How to make a U-part wig
- How to make a wig using lace closures
- How to make a wig with the round closing method for bangs/fringe/side parts without lace closures.
It’s amazing how we are already down to the last quarter of the year. I mean we were just saying Happy New Year and making resolutions/goals not too long ago. The past 3 months haven’t been too easy on me in all aspect of my life but I’m still grateful for small victories and friends who show up when it counts the most. I’ll just be summarizing what I’ve been up to below;
The Blogger Point (TBP) is an agency dedicated to bridging the gap between Nigerian bloggers and brands, I discovered them accidentally on Instagram and so far, they’ve been a good support system and community for Nigerian bloggers. The TBP Brunch held at DueByChefD, they also provided an endless supply of wines/drinks and light snacks although I could only sample the meatballs which were really good.
My hair has been seriously frustrating me, it’s almost like it tries to do the opposite of what I want every single time. I’ve experimented with a lot of protective styles but couldn’t bring myself to stick with any for more than two weeks. There was the Sew-in, Krochet Kulture Twists, Vixen Crochet, Crochet Wig and The Closure Wig
Hair – I’m at that point where I feel like my hair isn’t growing even though I know it is. I’ve promised myself I would not do a length check till mid year. I don’t think I’ve gotten over cutting my dyed ends but it was so worth it. Since the beginning of the year, I haven’t been to a salon to get a weave fixed or have my hair braided, I’ve just been enjoying the freedom that comes with wearing wigs. I even got to style hair for my friend-cum-designer.