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  • Hair Talk || Chiaka

    Posted by CFYH | August 31, 2014 | Reader Feature

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        Hey Chiaka, have you worn you hair naturally all your life, if not why did you choose to return back to your natural tresses? No – Unfortunately I have not. I really wish I was! After years of wearing weaves and relaxing and colouring my hair I decided to stop relaxing and start a healthy hair journey. I wanted to stand out and give my hair the chance to reach its full potential. It was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. #tbt 2013 – 2014 Hair growth. One of the best decisions that I’ve made in my life! I absolutely love your hair colour, so I have two questions for you… –

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  • LUSH: Roots Hair Treatment

    Posted by CFYH | August 30, 2014 | Dryness, Miscellaneous, Moisture, Product Reviews

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    Last weekend I tried out the Roots Hair treatment from LUSH and I love it already    ”The root to great hair starts at the scalp: we’ve used mint in three different ways to stimulate the scalp and hair follicles. We follow this up with conditioning and strengthening extra virgin olive oil, honey, and balancing nettle. The delicate, cheering perfume comes from a blend of neroli, grapefruit, and sweet orange oil. Apply to dry hair, starting at the roots. Massage into the scalp and leave for 20 minutes.”   I applied it on dry hair following advice from Wendy Millington (LUSH Regent Street’s in-house hairdresser). She said that applying treatments onto wet hair isn’t always as effective as applying on

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  • Sunday Musing: New Expectations

    Posted by CFYH | August 24, 2014 | Miscellaneous

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          Happy Sunday Ladies, back again with some thoughts I wanted to share with you. This week have look for the new. Expect something new. Allow God to do something new in your life     Isaiah 43:18-19 Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past Look! I’m doing a new thing; now it sprouts up; don’t you recognize it? I’m making a way in the desert, paths in the wilderness.   In the context of this passage, God had performed many great miracles for Israel, for instance, delivering them from slavery in Egypt by the parting of the Red Sea …Now though God was telling them to forget those things, as great as they

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  • LUSH: Natural Hair Event

    Posted by CFYH | August 22, 2014 | Miscellaneous

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    On Thursday, LUSH Regent Street held a natural hair event in light of the Notting Hill Carnival It was a lovely event and I’m glad I went because I’ve never really paid attention to LUSH’s hair care range, just their skincare stuff. One of my favourites from LUSH is their  Sexy Peel soap…it smells amazing – a great start to the morning. “A citrus soap that’s packed with exfoliating orange, lemon and lime peel and freshly-squeezed juice that leaves you set up for a great day. This is one of our most uplifting soaps. Fresh orange and lemon juices are said to be particularly good on oily or congested skin as they are naturally cleansing and full of fruit

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  • Africa Fashion Week London: Street Style

    Posted by CFYH | August 18, 2014 | Miscellaneous

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    This time last week we were all buzzing from the amazing pieces, street style and designers seen at Africa fashion week.   I went and found many hair styles worth sharing      Motions were the official sponsors of this year’s fashion show  Me taking a quick nap by the AFW Runway!   Loved ‘Kiyana Wraps’ statement head wraps     Model and presenter Annaliese Dayes rocking a simple high bun     Peeks of MO-AM Network – she used Dark ‘n’ Lovely Vivacious red to achieve this gorgeous colour     Savrina applied Kera Care Hair Milk on ends and pinned some of her hair to one side     Kyomi twisted and wrapped  some of her locs around

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  • Night Time Routine

    Posted by CFYH | August 13, 2014 | Hair Regimes & Stale Products, Tutorials

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    Hey ladies, A while back some of you requested that I run through my night time hair routine and what I do to avoid tangled, matted hair in the morning. My routine is pretty simple and is probably what most kinky/curly girls do.   My Essentials: A Leave in conditioner (recently purchased the Kinky Curly Knot Today leave-in and I’m LOVING it) A scalp oil A satin scarf A satin bonnet First off I use my fingers to part my hair into manageable sections I then apply my leave-in conditioner of choice to my hair section by section, finger detangle and braid/twist *Detangling your hair with your fingers is much more gentle than using a comb and avoids the

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  • Pelo Malo Exhibition

    Posted by CFYH | August 11, 2014 | Miscellaneous

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        Last Thursday I was invited to speak at the opening of the Pelo Malo Exhibition. The Pelo Malo Exhibitoion was a solo show featuring a new series of work by Puerto Rican artist Jennifer Kaplan-Ortiz. ‘Pelo Malo’ which means ‘Bad Hair’ in Spanish, is a term used in Latin American countries to describe curly and Afro-Caribbean hair. Speaking with the beautiful Crystal Afro of United Kinkdom we spoke about  the single idea of what we thought beautiful black Afro-Caribbean hair was. We touched on our experiences growing up with the belief that straight hair was the only beautiful and how this distorted ideology influenced how we viewed ourselves and wanted to be viewed by others. From this

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  • New love for Eco Styler gel

    Posted by CFYH | August 10, 2014 | Product Reviews, Tutorials

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    Hey ladies, So recently I posted on instagram about my new found love for Eco Styler Gel. I usually just use Eco styler gel to smooth down my edges or to achieve my signature slick bun. Now I’ve discovered I can use Eco styler gel for twists/braids (outs) without the hard, flaky feeling.   “Whoooo child! My twists have been juicy lately a result of using Ecostyler gel & @afrocenchix scalp oil”   What I use: Eco Styler Gel An Oil – I’ve been using Afrocenchix ‘Soothe Scalp Oil’ but you can use some olive oil instead (or any oil of your choice) A spray bottle with some water     1. Section off a small part of your hair. I

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  • #AntidoteStreetCountdown Giveaway

    Posted by CFYH | August 6, 2014 | Competitions, Giveaways & Competitions, Miscellaneous

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    It’s #giveaway time! I’m super excited for the launch Antidote Street, a black hair and skincare online retailer. In light of their soon launch, they have  partnered with The Colour Nation,  an artisan African inspired homeware brand to bring you this beautiful Njunju shopper and make up bag.     – Sign up at  www.antidotestreet.com for a chance to win – Competition ends on Friday, 8th August at noon – Winner will be notified by CoP on Friday, 8th August Ts & Cs: *Your email address will be added to both mailing lists for Antidote Street and The Colour Nation Antidote Street: Website: www.antidotestreet.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/antidotestreet Twitter: @antidotestreet Instagram: @antidotestreet The Colour Nation: Twitter: @thecolournation Instagram: @thecolournation      

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  • Hair Street Style: Hair-Ology Conference

    Posted by CFYH | July 31, 2014 | Miscellaneous

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    Last Saturday Hair-ology held their 2nd Hair event. We stopped by to show you some of the hair styles from the ladies that attended. Laila of ‘Fusion of Cultures’ rocking a high bun with a printed scarf wrapped around it Gina of ‘Natural Belle’ and her stunning day 3 twist out on a tapered cut. Samantha protective styling with Senegalese twists     Jamila used Shea Moisture’s curl enhancing cream as well as Palmer’s coconut moisturiser to define her curls   Ayo just took out her faux locs, added some coconut oil to her hair and let it be Ugochi rocking her go-to style, a cinnabun Caroline used Moroccan Oil smoothing cream for her flat twist and bun Fresh

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