After my experience with some not-so-excellent albeit expensive crochet extensions, I decided to seek for cheaper options but they all came within the same price range. I stumbled upon this method on Pinterest and decided to share, one good thing about this is if you do not have the time or patience to do it yourself, you can buy your extensions and give it to your local hair dresser to assist, although it might take a lot of explaining but it’s still a cheaper alternative and you get to customize the size and color you want.
Mara Cruiz Organics is a Nigerian owned brand that specializes in producing natural products for hair and skin care. I was fortunate to receive their entire adult hair care range for my personal use and another set to gift a lucky person who would be able to share my experience. The first thing that endeared me to this brand is the affordability and lovely smell! A lot of people I’ve come across are always eager to try indigenous brands but then get put off by the ridiculous prices. The ingredients for each products are safe for natural hair and to prevent this post from being tiresome, I’ve included links to view the complete list of ingredients for each product. They also have a child friendly range specially formulated to care for children’s hair.
Project Loving You is an initiative of TheGirlJourney, a Non Govermental Organization that is dedicated to helping girls transform self love into self doubt and setting new standard of beauty that does not discriminate. I was excited and nervous at the same time when approached to be part of this, excited because I get to meet you guys and choose someone to join me for the photoshoot, nervous because I’m a shy person. Let’s get into the details;
If you have ever wanted to jump on the fringe/bangs trend but didn’t want the hassle of always being hot or breaking out for those with sensitive skin, good news, you can make a removable clip in fringe/bang that gives you the benefit of the style without the discomfort.
What You Would Need
A black cloth
Beverly Naya is a British-born Nigerian actress, popular for her roles in Tinsel, When Love Happens, Brother’s Keeper, Before 30 and other noteworthy movies, she’s a fast rising actress. Beverly is major hair envy, at 17 months, her natural hair growth is remarkable. Enjoy these pictures of her hair. Continue reading “Hair Muse: Beverly Naya”
Size: 8 oz.
Ingredients: Organic Aloe Juice, Peppermint Leaf Extract, Yucca Lesf Extract, Horsetail Leaf Extract, Melissa Leaf Extract, Grape Fruit Distillate, Strawberry Fruit Distillate, Sour Cherry Fruit Distillate, Witch Hazel Distillate, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Lauric Acid, Cellulose Gum, Pro-vitamin B5, Phenoxyethan, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Citric Acid.
Early this year I heard of Brazillian wool but didn’t pay any attention to it until a friend used it to braid her hair. It was very ‘different’ for sure. The texture is silkier, smoother and feels more like kanekalon hair than the regular wool, it mimics kinky hair when braided/twisted. I had to explain to quite a number of people that it wasn’t, only two people recognized it as Brazillian wool. Apparently, it has been in use in other countries but only recently in Nigeria. It can be used for hairstyles like twists, braids, faux locs, just about anything you would use regular braiding hair for.
I’ve gotten a lot of questions on how I care for my hair beneath braids/twists and weaves, although I have no strict regimen for that, I’ll try to be as detailed as possible in this post. Before I got the Dark and Lovely Braids n Weaves hair care line (which was an answer to a silent prayer), my regimen consisted mostly of just spraying with water and oiling, I tried getting dry shampoos over here because sometimes I just don’t want to get your braids/weaves wet from shampooing/washing with water, the closest I got to a dry shampoo was Batiste from Jumia and it didn’t work well with my hair. I’ve used the Dark and Lovely range and it does exactly what I want it to do.