• Heat Free Hair Challenge

    Posted by CFYH | December 7, 2013 | Heat 101, Miscellaneous

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        Although I’m a haircare blogger, I’m still on the journey of learning and experimenting myself. Over the past few months things has been sooooo busy for me, so when doing my hair I found blowdrying was a quick and easy way to dry or stretch it. I would pick up the blowdryer without reservation. Months later I’m dealing with the consequences. Over the past couple of months I’ve done a lot of trimming to rid stringy, thin, weak ends. As I mentioned in a previous post, I coloured my hair from root to tip last year. Now I have next to no colour left because of all the trimming I’ve had to do to compensate for the

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  • Products perfect for retaining moisture

    Posted by CFYH | November 11, 2013 | Dryness, Miscellaneous, Moisture, Moisturising

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    Beginning of last week I took my weave out, now I’m back to my lovely kinky-curly tresses (yay). When I took the tracks out I found it soooo much easier to wash and condition my hair with the braids still in. This method cut down on my washing time and my hair was as clean as usual. I think I’ll be washing my hair in twists/braids  more often. I only had 8 cornrows in my hair, so I took them down and moisturised each section with Root2Tip’s Moisture Milk and sealed with Beija-Flor Naturals’ Creme Brulee. Once done, I then retwisted my hair. My hair was in twists all of last week, so this weekend I took time out

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  • Hair Talk with Busayo

    Posted by CFYH | November 9, 2013 | Miscellaneous, Reader Feature

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        Have you been natural all your life, if not why did you choose to return back to your natural tresses? No, I haven’t actually. My mom began relaxing my hair at an early age and I kept up the practice into my early 20′s. To be honest, it was kind of an “accident” that I went natural. Initially, my plan was to start taking better care of my hair since I was experiencing a lot of breakage when it was relaxed. I was browsing hair care on the web and happened to read about stretching the time in between relaxers, so that was my original plan. I figured I would just let the relaxer grow out for

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  • Crowning Glory Info & Ticket Giveaway

    Posted by CFYH | October 12, 2013 | Giveaways & Competitions, Miscellaneous

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    CROWNING GLORY 17 Oct – 9 Nov 2013 Theatre Royal Stratford East What is it about? In a world saturated with images of unrealistic and unobtainable beauty, how do women see themselves? Join our all-female cast of fun and feisty modern women as they share the trials and tribulations of their hair, and try to uncover what true beauty means. This current, funny and thought-provoking show will undoubtedly get you talking. Come along with friends or family and take part in the conversation!       Crowning Glory returns to Theatre Royal Stratford East following a sell-out success at last year’s Angelic Tales new writing festival at which the audience told us they wanted to see it on our

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  • Instagramming!

    Posted by CFYH | September 28, 2013 | Miscellaneous

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        Hey Ladies! Summer is officially over…autumn here we come. Braids are out and the puff is back!  I’ve missed my hair soooo much *lol*. Make sure you’re following on instagram for more hairspiration, product loves and some of my random favourite things @cfyh_uk      

  • Health Talk with Adura

    Posted by CFYH | September 26, 2013 | Miscellaneous

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    Today I’ve got some health tips for you from Adura, a Personal Trainer. She runs regular 6 week online group program (‘Get Trimmer’). She teaches kettlebell and spin classes. She is also a healthy lifestyle blogger focusing on ‘Real Food, Total Fitness and Natural Beauty’.     Hi Adura, what has happened since changing your lifestyle?   Where do I begin? 1. My periods. When I was overweight, I could go a year with just 3 periods. THREE! Once I got down to a healthy weight, I noticed the monthly frequency of my periods. Being overweight stresses the body and messes with your hormones, eating processed foods full of additives will wreak havoc on your body, I learned the hard way.  

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  • Hair Talk with Kara

    Posted by CFYH | September 23, 2013 | Miscellaneous

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        Hi Kara, have you been natural all your life, if not why did you choose to return back to your natural tresses? Yes I have been natural all my life. I think I was lucky enough to have, people who had a positive attitude towards natural hair around me. I used to blow dry my hair a lot and frequently flat iron. When I started on my journey to healthy natural hair family and friends were very supportive. The only thing they would joke about is how often I was messing with my hair and the amount of products I used to buy.       Has being natural dispelled any myths you previously had of ‘black

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  • GlowwBox – My first beauty box

    Posted by CFYH | September 16, 2013 | Miscellaneous

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    At the weekend I was sent my first ever subscription box – GlowwBox.   “With brown beauty’s increasing demands for more attention from mainstream beauty, there’s a new company on the scene that’s decided to ‘be the change they want to see’. GlowwBox is the new beauty experience for women of colour, we’re you’ll receive a must-have mix of beauty goodies, packed in a pretty box and delivered to your door, every month.”   I was sooo impressed with the presentation and I love the contents of this box.     All products are full size too *yay!* For those that are looking for a beauty box that you actually get your money’s worth from, you may want to

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  • Getting Autumn ready with these Juicy tips!

    Posted by CFYH | September 9, 2013 | Miscellaneous

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    Very soon we will be transitioning into Autumn and Winter. Not sure about you but this is the time of year I like to get immune ready! A few months back at the Jane Carter event, I met Daniele of Pure Bliss Cleanse. I just had to ask her some questions and get her to give us some top tips on how to feel good during the colder months.   Hi Daniele,  What made you start a wellness journey?   My wellness journey began when I made a declaration to love, embrace and forgive myself three years ago, when I suffered from a serious health condition that left me with not much choice except to take medications as a

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  • Tip Tuesday: Ingredients…get to know them

    Posted by CFYH | September 3, 2013 | Beginner's Kit, Miscellaneous

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          It’s Tuesday and I’m back with another tip for you. This week I wanted to briefly talk about this crazy phrase I’ve heard many ladies say “If I can’t pronounce it, it can’t be good for my hair.” or better yet “If I can’t eat it, it can’t be good for my hair”     Come on ladies, really? lol! Something I tell people embarking on a healthy hair journey is to research research research. Just because you can’t pronounce the word doesn’t automatically mean it’s a bad ingredient. Take this for instance - Rosmarinus Officinalis, Butyrospermum Parkii, Althaea Officinalis, Cymbopogon Flexuosus and Persea Gratissima oil is just: Rosemary, Shea butter,  marshmallow root, lemongrass and avocado oil Most of the

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