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Hair and Beauty

Hair and Beauty

Afro hairstyles-How to Define Curls with Short Natural Hair

Afro Hairstyles

I did the Big Chop in 2o13 because due to constant weaves and braiding, my hair had become thin, lacked lustre and my hairline had majorly thinned out. Since 2013, my hair journey has undergone many false starts, i.e. my hair and hairline would grow but then would suffer breakage. I would say my ‘official hair journey’ began in September/October 2015 because after my hair broke yet again, I began a treatment using all the afro hair knowledge I had accumulated since 2013 and now in October 2016, I believe I am seeing positive results. Fiiiiiinally, I can begin to write about my recent Afro hairstyles.

Motivated by my hair journey thus far, in this post-I want to show you one of the Afro hairstyles I am a fan of and use my growing afro hair knowledge to inspire and teach anyone who is suffering thinning Afro hair and Afro hair loss, especially around the hairline (forehead, sides and back of the neck). For today, I will kick things off with how I define my short natural curls. My next Afro hair series will be about how I grew my hairline.

So back to today’s topic- I   have no idea what my curl type is and honestly I can’t be bothered to find out. What I do know is that when it comes to Afro hairstyles, I like the ‘artfully messy TWA look’. To that end, for the last year and a half, I’ve been experimenting with different curl defining products, trying to find what would give my ‘hur the curl definition I wanted. So far I’ve found a cocktail of natura hair care products that I like. Continue reading to learn how you can define curls with short natural hair.

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Hair and Beauty

Top Beauty Vlogging Tips from YouTube Sensation, Fumi Desalu-Vold

Lets get one thing clear, Fumi is so much more than a vlogger but I had to keep the title short.  The strings to her fabulous bow include: reigned supreme as West Africa’s first supermodel, handpicked by Puff Daddy himself to feature in his Public Enemy video, worked as a model for top brands like Versace, Michael Korrs and Yohji Yamamoto, starred in Ugly Betty, acted alongside Eddie Murphy in Norbit,Trilingual (English, Afrikanns and Norwegian) and in addition to all this her YouTube channel with over 15,000 active subscribers keeps growing by the minute.

Luckily for me, although Fumi was especially busy as she’s planning a work trip, she took some time out to meet me in Colbert cafe on the Kings Road, London and over some scrumptious lemon cheesecake, I got to ask her some burning questions. Continue Reading to discover top tips for beauty vloggers on YouTube.

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Hair and Beauty

#AccessoriesAreMyThing: Must-Have Short Hair Accessories

Morning Peeps, first things first, to all my Old Readers, well not old OOOld…erm, you know what I mean. Anyhoo, I hope you have all clicked the Follow or Subscribe option on my new blog, so you are kept up to date with my posts.  Some Followers have asked if my new blog will still pop up on their WordPress Reader, and I’ll ask my Blog developer about this, but in the meantime Following/Subscribing to my new blog is the best option.

Now back to the matter at hand- y’all didn’t think I’d forgotten about my #AccessoriesAreMyThing series did you?  Shorthaired Folk, I’ve got your back: Continue Reading…

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Hair and Beauty

#AccessoriesAreMyThing: How To Look Feminine With A Short Afro

Gold leaf hair comb with chains

Continuing with my #AccessoriesAreMyThing series, let me tell you a short story.  One night in Berlin, I found myself in the Ladies Toilets trying to make some sense of my lil’ Afro: you see water is to an Afro, what kryptonite is to Superman: It Destroys. So after a vigorous dance session, sweat tends to make my hair shrink, meaning I have to ‘Superman Dash’ into the loos to puff it out again (which often fails).

gold and silver earrings

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Hair and Beauty, Personal Style

Go For Colour!

Batik Print Kaftan

As you know (if you read my last post), last weekend, I took pictures of Daniel at Bogobiri in Lagos. For my #OOTD, I decided to wear one of my favourite kaftans and for my #MOTD (Make-up Of The Day, Hellllloooo…!), I turned to my House of Tara, High Intensity Pigment Eye palette set to play with two of my favourite eye shadow hues at the moment: Green and Purple.

How gorgeous are the colours in House of Tara’s make-up set: especially the neon tones?

House of Tara High Intensity Pigment

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