Hey Guys – Happy New week! (Yes, I’m aware it’s Tuesday, Monday is a trial run for me hahahah)!
Okay so, I was minding my business, per usual right? Scrolling through my timeline when BAM! This lady’s video hits me in the face. Dr. Debbie Williams – A hair professional claims that rice water grows your hair faster, thicker & healthier.. say whaaaaaat?! Now being Nigerian, I eat rice like everyday & I was taught to rinse out the rice water.. not put in my hair; so this particular process is very intriguing to me to say the least. It’s quite easy to do actually, you’re literally just soaking rice in water for a long period (hours or even overnight) then you rinse your hair with its water like you would regularlly.
Here’s the vid for more info & instructions:
So what do you guys think? Will you be trying the rice water rinse?
Yes, I’m well aware that it’s Tuesday, but for me, Mondays are just test runs. Sooooo my week doesn’t actually start till Tuesday (judge me not)!
So I’m super excited that She Leads Africa aka SLA is the awesome organization that is
“A community that helps young African women achieve their professional dreams. With engaging online content and pan-African events, our vision is to become the #1 destination for smart and ambitious young women.” SheLeadsAfrica
I admire SLA intuitive ways of educating entrepreneurs on how to achieve goals that may be impossible especially for an entrepreneur with a full time job. Their content (blogs/newsletter) is so authentic & relateable that you almost feel as though they’re speaking to you directly with their helpful tactics & strategies!
She Leads Africa has been on tour for better part of the year under SHEHive, which has visited many cities across the world from Lagos to New York to Nairobi to London & now coming to Washington DC (SHEHive DC) for a 3-day event from June 22nd – June 25th: with workshops, discussion panels, network opportunities, food, & much much more!
I would most certainly recommend this conference/event if:
You’re an entrepreneur or aspiring to become one
You want to be in great company with like minded business savy people
Networking with potential mentors and investors
Based on the past reviews from other cities they’ve visited, I would say its beyond worth attending!
Location: Impact Hub DC, 419 7th St NW suite 300, Washington, DC 20004, USA.
Hey Guys.. I know, I know, its been a looooooooooooooong while. I have no excuses, life’s just been super hectic (in a great way)! Trying to organize everything I have going on is um.. challenging! But I’m proving to myself everyday that it can be done, so here I am.
I’ve been attending quite a number of events – networking, conferences, expos, meetups
& the most recent event I attended was a natural hair event ‘Its A Curl Thing’ organized and held at McDaniel College; actual organizers were Kylah Chadwick and Khadijah Poston. It was a really great, very well put together event & it was executed accordingly. I am so proud to say I was apart of this awesome program and to think these young ladies are juniors in college & can still manage to pull something like this off is amazing! When I was in college I could barely remember what room # my classes were (judge me not), talk less of organizing an event of this magnitude.
I was there as a vendor and met such wonderful people, both the McDaniel students & non-students and even the staff. Seriously, everyone in attendance was so welcoming & passionate about natural hair.
I’ve been gone for a while & I promise I had every intention on blogging but so much has transpired in such a short amount of time (yes a month to me is like a day). I honestly hadn’t realize how long its been since my last blog post till I got an email asking if I had abandoned my blog hahahaha! At that very moment I had to look at my life & get it together, so here I am!
I’m super excited to show you guys this new review of our satin lined beanie! The review is done by one of my personal fave YouTube vloggersMona B.Her channel has been a go-to of mine for a while now for many different reasons, so I was beyond ecstatic when she agreed to do an honest review of our Skatsz beanie. Check it out below
I’ve also attached her (Mona B) social media accounts below. She has several videos about makeup, natural hair styles & plenty more on her channel & her social media account. You’re welcome 🙂
So as if Lupita Nyong’o wasn’t awesome as it is, she goes & starts slaying in what seems to be her ‘new’ staple accessory – head wraps! She pairs all types of head ties so effortlessly with her outfits. I esp love the Nigerian head tie called gele that she wore here.
Ms. Nyong’o has worn the head wraps to red carpet events, interviews & even on Vogue! Her new movie Queen of Katwe that came out this past Friday, (which was ah-mazing by the way) starred along side David Oyewole, you may remember him for the the great movie SELMA. To be honest I thought it (Queen of Katwe) would be predictable but I’m glad to say it was waaay better than I anticipated. I for one loved it & will be supporting it again this weekend. The video below is a basic synopsis of the movie.
Below are pics of the cast members of the movie & some more of Lupita in her head wraps.
Oh and I also found a really great website for head wraps and more African inspired clothing.Aso Dara
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Labor Day pretty much kicks off the unofficial start of Fall/Autumn season. Can you believe summer is pretty much over?! It feels like it was just yesterday we were putting away our winter clothes right? And now Daylight Savings will soon end altogether & the sun will start to set ridiculously early like 4pm, and by 5pm it becomes completely dark outside (crying right now). But I guess it’s not so bad, since people start to complain about summer after a while, how they’re tired of the heat, the bugs, being sun burnt blah blah… Meanwhile I love summer & wish it could stay for 9 months out the year & then have the fall type weather for the other 3 months. But hey I can dream can’t I? Anyway I think we all love fall for some of the same reasons; it signifies the end of year: which means the holidays: which means family & friends (thanksgiving & Xmas), the crisp air, the change in fashion, & the Halloween decorations amongst other things.
So in anticipating the arrival of fall, here are some of the season’s staple items: boots, sweaters, beanies, chunky cardigans, flannels, bomber jackets, hoodies, timberlands for all my New Yorkers (even though y’all wear them thangs religiously throughout the whole year hahaha). I’ve attached some pics below for your viewing pleasure. So cheers to season of the layer ups amongst other things!
So I figured I’d bless y’all with this beauty to start your week off on a good note.. You’re welcome!
The combo in the picture below is beyond aesthetically pleasing! From the Kente fabrics to her funky shades to the background to her shape to the damn pineapple! I’M SO IN LOVE WITH EVERYTHING IN THIS PICTURE!
Black Girl Magic at its finest! #iampositiveblack
*I do not own this picture*
I literally starred at the pic for a good five minutes, what do you think about it?
Since I am a Black Woman myself, I thought I’d share this video (via lyricallylex) that hilariously addresses the negative stereotypes about Black Women. I found it even more impressive since its coming from a man’s perspective & he breaks it down like never before, take a look.
I for one know there are more men that don’t buy into the negative narrative about Black Women, than there are the ones that do. With that being said, I think Kevin does a great job of debunking the negative misconceptions all while still being hilarious.The analogy about Scar & Sarabi had me in tears hahah but made all the sense in the world!
I’ve been meaning to blog about this for a while but umm hmm procrastination is a mutha! But I have finally overcome.
Okay so my hair used to get mighty, I mean super uber duper dry to the point it had flakes & it was just.. bad. I would put only oil on my scalp but then I learned that oil only seals the moisture in your hair & since my hair was already uber dry when I applied it, that meant it was sealing..? You guessed it, dry ass hair! Desperate, I jumped on YouTube to hopefully find a solution & thank God I did. heres the vid I found verrrry helpful with creating the mixture to help me moisturize my hair.
I mix Coconut oil, Olive oil, Jamaican Castor oil, Tea Tree oil, Palmer’s Olive Leave-in Conditioner, Palmer’s Hair milk, and most importantly a lot of water in a spray bottle. (Dont pay attention to the meat in the background hahaha I mean I gotta eat).
Also don’t clown my spray bottle hahaha I know people actually go out & buy this one below but I didn’t feel the need to go spend some more money when I have empty bottles of body sprays laying around.
So yes, I used this empty one from Bath & Body Works (which smells so good btw) and still worked for the purpose of this
So I put water up to like a good 60% like this
Then I added the oils & conditioner in no particular order or measurement, I kinda just eyed everything. I was really heavy handed on the tea tree oil though since it has really the anti fungal components in fighting the flakes on my scalp I got due to dry hair. Now I’m not quite certain if I am allergic to coconut oil just yet, so I just added just a bit. And voi·la! Here is the mixture up close & personal!
Here’s another angle.
Its quite easy to make & let me tell ya it has done wonders for my hair! I try to spray my hair every other day or at the very least 2 day interval. My hair feels so much better & hydrated!
Tell me how you keep your hair moisturized & if maybe you’re gonna give this a try.