On one of my #ChristmasGiveaway posts on Instagram, I encouraged my followers to share with me their hair struggles so that we could chit chat on possible solutions. We all have different hair struggles and I believe that a problem shared is a problem half solved. The question that was most rampant was, “Why does my hair lose moisture so fast?” Turns out most of us struggle with moisture retention and ultimately dry hair. So I thought it would be wise to finally address the issue via this blog post that you can always refer to and share with a friend who might be having the same struggle!
My first and last time to do spring twists, I shared ten reasons why you should join the spring twists bandwagon here. Because I loved them so much, I had to do them all over again and this time, with different braids and different length. In fact, I was able to share how they were done on my youtube channel so check it out here. But before you go away, let me spill the tea about this spring twists.
Hey my loves,
It’s a brand new month and we are stepping in to October with swag and style. This doesn’t mean you have to break the bank to look good. I recently made my way to Gikomba Market which I visit at least twice or thrice a year to stock up on some good outfits and I was quite impressed with what I got. I shared all the items I got here so be sure to watch the full video.
If you are planning on making your way to Gikomba market, here are some practical tips that would make your shopping less stressful and more fun:
Dress: Gikomba Market
Photography: Shem Obara
Days before taking these pictures, I was an extremely sad person. I just realized that I wasn’t happy and I was feeling very frustrated and low. I took some time to do some soul searching and find myself again because I realized a part of me was missing. I talked to some of my closest friends and very profound words stuck with me: “You are in control of your happiness”. They are words we hear so many times but they really struck me at that particular point in time as I realized that I had yielded over this power to everyone else but myself. I relied on people to make me happy, or on things to make me happy. My small sister asked me “What are the first five things that make you happy?” and I immediately mentioned things that made me happy. She stopped me and said, ” You should have mentioned yourself first”!Wow! That was my eye opener.
Photography by Shem Obara
Jumpsuit: Kendra’s Fashion House
They say, “life is too short to have boring hair“. Whoever they are, they are absolutely right! After trying our different colored wigs and extensions and talking too much about coloring my hair, I finally did it! I dyed my natural hair!! It’s not the first time for me to dye my hair;my last experience was not so pleasant back in 2012 and I trimmed off the colored parts. So when i got the chance to work with Posh Palace Hair Studio and had the option to color my hair, I dived right in and went ahead with the process in the trusted hands of natural hair stylist Dennis wa Gladys. This blog post will take you step by step on how it all happened if you are interested in coloring your hair OR alternatively you can watch the whole process here but I advise you to read this first so that you don’t miss out on the nitty gritties 🙂
“Why is my natural hair not growing?”. This is one of the frequently asked questions and I thought it was prudent to finally explore some of the reasons your natural hair may be stagnating at a certain length. I am not a length chaser as much as I am a volume and health chaser. But I believe the two are very much related and some practices that help attain a healthy afro ultimately lead to long hair. So here are some reasons why your natural hair is not growing: