IT’S WORLD AFRO DAY (WAD) 2017

Photography by Kenyan Story

I was very excited to hear about World Afro Day. (WAD). This, to me, meant that there is growing recognition of afro/textured hair not only in our countries, but across the globe. Today, 15th September, marks the inaugral World Afro Day. An event geared towards creating awareness and promoting appreciation for the the unique place of afro hair throughout the world will be held in London today. And even though you and I cannot attend this event, we can remain true to the purpose of this day by celebrating the value and beauty that is natural hair in kenya today.

This post is dedicated to any struggling naturalista out there; ANyone feeling inferior due to their hair texture, anyone undergoing discrimination at the work place or wherever they are because of their hair.

Street Style – Floral

My love for floral print has grown this year.  I guess it’s because flowers generally tend brighten up and give colour to life? We all need sunshine and colour in our lives and why not start with your outfit.  When feeling low,  cheer yourself up, wear something nice and colourful and hit the streets smiling.

15 Tips to Defined Bomb Twist outs/ Twist Out Guide

 

Photography by Kenya Story Media

Twist outs are the most beautiful hairdos (or one of the best) on natural hair if done properly. When I did the Big Chop three years ago, I really longed for the time my hair would look great in twist outs. Last year, my hair was doing quite well and I actually did a video showing my twist outs using Raw Shea Butter and that is the last time I loved my twist outs….till this week 😉 A few tips have helped a long the way and why not share so that we can slay together? 😉

Easy Wedding Hairstyle for Natural Hair- Marley Faux Bun

So I’m at that stage where I am attending many  bridal showers,  weddings,  baby showers, and things family oriented. Most of my age mates are getting married and it’s a beautiful time to try out wedding hair updos. One of my favourite and easiest hair do for weddings has to be the faux bun.  This hairstyle is so easy to do,  inexpensive, and beautiful. I actually rocked it at my cousin’s wedding last year and most of you asked for a tutorial.  I prepared a pictorial instead and I am going to show you,  step by step,  how to achieve this look.

THREE BRIDAL WEDDING ACCESSORIES FOR THE NATURAL-HAIR BRIDE

 

The importance of wedding hair accessories on your wedding day cannot be underestimated. They set the mood and theme a notch higher and therefore you need to be careful when settling on your accessories for the big day. A number of things that you should consider when choosing your bridal accessories include: your wedding gown, the theme of your wedding, the hairstyle that you will choose, whether or not you are going to wear a veil, and what kind of jewelry are you wearing. Having been on the bridal line up recently and I had to do some research on bridal accessories. I got three that I have been using for sometime and it is safe to say that this post applies to the brides-to-be as well as a bridesmaid looking to glam up their hair with some accessories.

Cornrows 102: Fulani Braids

Heeeello there,

I am in good spirits and excited to share this updo that’s one week now (two more to go). FULANI braids y’all!! This hairstyle has been trending for a while and I had to try them as well. It’s not as new as most of us think as it originated from the traditional west African ladies of the Fulani tribe who have rocked it for ages with their natural hair.  The beads are a key aspect that accentuate the look and therefore the more the merrier.  Some of you saw this pic on my instagram page and requested a post on it so here we go ladies ?????…