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  • Events this month: Ticket Giveaways!

    Posted by CFYH | July 10, 2014 | Competitions, Giveaways & Competitions

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    Hey Ladies, Quickly checking in with two great events taking place this month,     Uzima – The Natural Holistic Hair Expo 2014 Uzima is an annual event that promotes Health & Lifestyle, Hair & Beauty, Fashion & Culture. We believe that, the potential exists for such event to achieve a public profile as an innovative and creative pathway for sustaining the holistic lifestyle in the UK. & Hair-ology Conference 2014 Whether you are relaxed or natural our doors are open to you, so come and have your hair and scalp questions answered by leading experts and some of your favourite natural and relaxed bloggers.     I had the pleasure of speaking at the last Hair-ology with my

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  • HairTalk with Evelyn

    Posted by CFYH | June 29, 2014 | Reader Feature

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        with Evelyn of herneckofthewoods.com   Have you been natural all your life, if not why did you choose to return back to your natural tresses? Unfortunately I haven’t been natural all my life. I wish I were, my hair would’ve been blowing in the wind ever so gracefully! I chose to return to my natural texture when my friend (who was already natural) asked me “Why do you perm your hair?” I sat there looking for an answer but every possible answer sounded so weak. • “Because I’m supposed to.” – According to who? What unwritten rule was there demanding my hair be relaxed? • “Because it looks good.” – Said who? Why wasn’t the hair growing

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  • Retro Afro Updo

    Posted by CFYH | June 23, 2014 | Tutorials

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    This summer is all about super stylish hairstyles that can be achieved in a few quick minutes! We have teamed up with YouTube vlogger, Willow B who has created this video and step-by-step guide exclusively for you.   Check out her channel for lots of hair and beauty ideas – Willow B           1. Spray water lightly on the hair to soften and make easier to style. Recommended specifically for afro curl types. Then, section by section, pull hair together into a loose pony tail on top of the head.     2. Take some smoothing or styling cream (Willow is using Toni&Guy Classic Smoothing Lotion) and apply to the back and sides of your

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  • Sunday Musings

    Posted by CFYH | June 22, 2014 | Sunday Musings

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            Small beginnings often involves hard work & little to no help. There may be setbacks and not everyone will see or understand your vision. But it’s ok, remember…do not despise this season of small beginnings (zec 4:10) e.g. career wise. Be faithful in the position you are in right now. Bloom where you are planted. Be consistent and have integrity in what you do. Those that are faithful with little will be faithful with much more (Luke 16:10). Your faithfulness and consistency will ensure you will reap the benefits of the work you put in (the the seeds you sow will be watered and grow abundantly – Isaiah 30:23) This week make it your misson

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  • #Curlvolution2014

    Posted by CFYH | June 10, 2014 | Miscellaneous

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    Hey Ladies, Now it’s been a few weeks but I’m sure some of you are still buzzing from Curlvolution this year. Once again Bukky and the Curlvolution team have shown how hair and beauty events should be done. The atmosphere was just amazing, those that went can attest to this. This is the only event of it’s kind that I’ve been to where the vibe is great, the love is thick in the air and you leave not only learning more about hair but health and life in general. One of the main contributors to the awesome vibe is Mr Action Jackson himself! Aside from being funny, he made it his mission to encourage self love and confidence (Ladies,

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  • Sunday musings

    Posted by CFYH | June 8, 2014 | Sunday Musings

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    Hey Ladies, Those of you that follow on instagram and facebook will already know that I love to post a little quote, song, or Bible verse everyday to get you motivated and ready to start the day on a great note. I’ve been doing this for as long as I can remember and a few people over time have asked when I’ll start posting stuff that on here too. So every Sunday I will endeavour to post words of encouragement for you.   As we start this new week, make a conscious decision to trust in God…in His process and plans for you. Many of us are chasing things that don’t have our name on it and because of

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  • EvaWigs recap & Giveaway

    Posted by CFYH | May 12, 2014 | Competitions, Giveaways & Competitions, Miscellaneous

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    Hey ladies, So a while back (January? February maybe?) I was sent a kinky-curly u-part wig from Eva Wigs. It’s taken me a good minute to do this review as I wanted to really test the longevity of this unit. Some people aren’t too big on ‘fake natural hair’ but I think it’s a perfect style option for ladies who want to give their hair a break, but rock a style that still resembles their own. It’s also a great way to experiment with different cuts and colour you may not feel comfortable trying out on your own hair. Also, U-part’s are great because it gives those scared of going for a full wig (moi, lol) the comfort in

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  • Salon Review: Sandra Webb Hair & Beauty

    Posted by CFYH | May 5, 2014 | Salon Reviews

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      Karine takes a trip down to Sandra Webb Hair & Beauty and takes us with her!   Hairstylist: Andree Marie Ettien   HairStyle: Grey hair coverage with black hair die, wash and blowdry, press and trim       1. A barrier cream was applied along my hairline to protect my skin then my hair were died with my usual ‘Superdrug Foam Colour Black 2 ’ which contains pro-vitamin B5, jojoba oil and wheat protein and always works wonders on my hair leaving them smooth and shinny. (I have quite a few grey hair at the very front of my head and temples so I do die my hair once or twice a year…guilty   2. My hair were then pre-conditioned with KeraCare Essential Oils 3. Andree

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  • Top Tips for Length Retention

    Posted by CFYH | April 30, 2014 | Miscellaneous

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        This week we talk with Kara of ‘Natural Curlies’ about her top 5 tips for retaining length on natural hair.     Keep your hair moisturised regularly. Think of hair as a plant, if a plant isn’t watered regularly it will not flourish and grow, the leaves/ petals will dry out and become crispy and fragile. When natural hair isn’t nourished it will become dry, brittle and look dull like a plant when it has not been looked after. I pay special attention to the ends of my hair, as it’s the oldest part it often gets the driest so it requires the most moisture. I always apply a liquid first In the form of water and then

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  • Heat Free Hair Update

    Posted by CFYH | April 23, 2014 | Heat 101, Length Retention

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    Hey ladies, just checking in! So November last year I blogged about cutting out the use of blowdryers and straighteners. Heat can be extremely drying and dry/brittle hair = breakage. 6 months on, you can see why going heat free  was necessary…   Look at the difference in thickness. Amazing right?!  (The curl/kink/coil pattern is still the same, however it’s more visible on the finer section of hair) As well as dropping the heated tools, I hardly comb my hair too. I feel like both of these factors are contributing to the thickness I’m retaining. Why aren’t you combing your hair much, I hear you say? Well because, excessive combing/brushing can lead to your your hair shaft being sliced/shred

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