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HOW TO DEEP CONDITION YOUR HAIR AT HOME 

Hello! So I often get asked by hair dressers why I don’t come to ‘steam at the salon’, I just laugh because it’s not that I’m trying to be frugal but I can actually do it myself at home, so why visit the salon. Especially when I have the time to. The only difference is […]

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11 NEW PRODUCTS: ALL FROM NAIJANATURALS EVENT!

Hello!

Remember I said I had been busy all month but I mentioned that it would soon end……well, it has!

I’ve been working on my other baby @NaijaNaturals, A hair community for Nigerian naturalistas. I had to plan an event for it and that was taking most of my time, the event was a great success! thank God. I would do a post all about it subsequently (Sneak peak HERE).

Anyway, here are a few Items I got from the event. Most of which I was gifted by the vendors/sponsors that came to exhibit. The only Items I paid for were the lip balm and scrub from AJALI NATURALS. I really haven’t used any item enough to review them, but I will at a later time!

Hope you’re doing great?

1. AJALI NATURALS LIP SCRUB & BALM4roQi

2. DARK & LOVELY SCALP SOOTHER ( Courtesy TW magazine)

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3. DARK & LOVELY ANTI BREAKAGE MOISTURISERDSC_0067

4. MIDAS NATURALS SOFTENING & STRENGTHENING ELIXIRDSC_0064

5. O’NATURALS COCONUT OIL (Courtesy Omozo of O’naturals)NGvHp

6. O’NATURALS JOJOBA OIL (Courtesy Omozo of O’naturals)DSC_0059

7. O’NATURALS PEPPERMINT SHEA BUTTER (Courtesy Omozo of O’naturals)

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8. MAYA JUDE’S HAIR HOPE OIL DSC_0050

 

9. SATIN/ANKARA CAP (Courtesy Funmi of Elizabeth Cress)

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10. ANKARA BANDEAU (Courtesy Fashion strings)DSC_0079

11. BUTTERFLY CLAMPS (Courtesy Fashion strings)

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And that’s all! The other items I got were souvernirs……

Have an awesome week ahead!

Let me know if you attended (Shout out to the lovely Yomi Awe, an avid blog reader I met on saturday, lots of love) OR you’ve used any of these products before.

All personal images/Pictorials and videos are owned by Africanismcosmopolitan.com (Water marked/not……Except otherwise stated) and they may NOT be used in any way without prior consent of author, Legal actions would be taken.

Got Questions, requests or suggestions? Kindly leave a comment below, I’d love to hear from you…

xoxo

Tosin!

More posts coming up! I’ve missed you all ^.^

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NAIJA NATURALS EVENT 2015 “MY HAIR & I”

NaijaNaturals periodically powers meet and greets. The host is is
usually a known Hair enthusiast; ranging from bloggers, hair companies
or stylists. Our events aim to educate women on hair care, products and
how to improve their overall maintenance/regimen.

So It’s that time of the Year again! NAIJA NATURALS 2015! SATURDAY MAY 9TH 10:30 am-4:30pm

This year promises to be fun, interactive and impactful. Registration is now open at naijanaturals.com

ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER.

Bloggers & media personnels would be present and it would be a great opportunity to learn and network.
Freebies from sponsors would also be given, with refreshments provided by our supporters Fayrouz.

GATE FEE: N500 Only, and a certificate of attendance would be issued.

Venue would be communicated after registration.

opportunities for sponsorship and vendors available, contact thenaijanaturals@gmail.com

– See more at: FAAJI HUB

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ALL ABOUT MY HAIR: KINKY CURLY 

Hello,

I received this hair I’ve been rocking from RaeFranHair_Uk, It was delivered to Lagos in 6days. It came via FEDEX. The package contained a 12″ closure, and 16, 18 and 20″ bundles of virgin kinky hair. The video below explains all hair and styling details, do watch for more information.

Kindly watch in HD for premium quality

http://youtu.be/r9exOkXogkI

This hair is specially made for naturalistas and its a good blend with 4c hair. It’s shoulder length because of it’s tight curls, but it’s stretched length is accurate.

I fixed it on a cap and wear it as a wig. Personally I feel curly hair is better on a cap for maintenance. Also I wash it with my herbal essence Hello hydration conditioner and apply Cantu Shea butter leave in conditioner afterwards.

Price: £170 for all bundles. However shipping is free if it’s a referral from this blog. Quote “TosinLynn” in your order mail.

Contact. I.G @raefranhair_uk

Mail: raefranHairuk@gmail.com

And that’s all!

Hope I answered all your questions.

Xoxo

Tosin

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5 NATURAL HAIR MYTHS DEBUNKED!

1. CERTAIN HAIRSTYLES GROW HAIR:

Growing up I was told that hairstyles like african threading or Didi(inverted conrows) grows hair or makes your hair fuller. This is a flat-out lie. Whilst these hairstyles may ‘stretch your hair’ like a blow dryer will, It doesn’t ‘grow’ your hair. Hair growth is as a result of blood flow to the scalp. So anything that stimulates the flow of blood certainly aids growth. e.g exercise, massages and hot oil treatments….

2. NATURAL HAIR GROWS SLOWLY

My hair was longest when I was in elementary school, I had almost mid back length hair, then I cut my hair. Since then my hair never grew past nape length whilst relaxed. I cut my hair again 2 years ago and what took 17 years to reach armpit length has been achieved in two years so you judge. The average rate of hair growth per year is six inches, and this applies to ALL races. If you have a white/Asian friend whose hair grows faster than this, it’s not because of their race but their diet, genes, environment, etc. African hair grows at the same rate but the tight curl pattern makes it less obvious.Also we Africans generally have bad hair habits with our obsession with weaves, relaxers and once a month washing habit.

3. NATURAL/AFRO TEXTURED HAIR IS THE STRONGEST
This is a very common myth, but I’ve met many naturalistas with weak and brittle hair. Due to the nature of our hair texture we ought to take extra care while combing. No matter how thick your hair is, you should be gentle with it. Too much manipulation and excessive combing may break the hair off. The way our curl pattern is set up, there are more opportunities for it to break than in sleek straight hair.

4.TRIMMING MAKES HAIR GROW

The only job of trimming is to cut off split ends. (split ends are damaged ends, if you retain them they’d keep splitting upwards the hair shaft, and would eventually break off. then you can’t retain length). Although trimming is a healthy hair habit, it has nothing to do with the hair that grows out of your scalp. Split ends are not compulsory, you can have healthy hair from root to tip so you don’t need to trim off your healthy hair all in the name of preventing split ends.

5. WATER WILL DRY OUT NATURAL HAIR

Water is the best moisturizer for natural hair. The key to maintaining a moisture balance is retaining the water that you do apply to your hair via sealing(L.O.C methods). So your hair shouldn’t always be dried out, dry hair promotes breakage and brittle hair strands. Hair needs moisture for effective conditioning. You should buy products that are water based also.. (the first ingredient is usually water/h20)

And that’s all!

Got Questions, requests or suggestions? Kindly leave a comment below, I’d love to hear from you…

All the best in your hair journey.

xoxo

Tosin

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QUICK TEXT POST: HOW I PUT MY HAIR IN A BUN!

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I’ve been getting requests on how I put my Afro in a bun, I wanted to film a tutorial but time hasn’t permitted. (I will shortly) but meanwhile here’s a step by step tutorial on how to!

1. Spray water and apply a hair moisturiser , I use Organics carrot oil creme all over (improves shine)
2. Apply a gel/custard of choice , I use Eco styler gel(Orange) or Jack five activator gel.
3. Use a soft bristled brush to brush your edges and back of hair.
4. Get a cut out head band or pantyhose(I use a cut out pantyhose) to smoothen your hair’s perimeter, place it on the back of hair then pull up the two loose ends of the head band/pantyhose to the front and tie, keep pulling it till your desired bun height/shape is formed.
5. Brush edges with a smaller brush(toothbrush size) and add gel if needed.
6. Scarf down with a silk scarf for 5 to 30minutes.
7. Remove scarf, dress up etc….All done.
Would film video tutorial when time permits 🎥💜

It lasts for days, all I have to do is scarf it down before I sleep.

BEFORE & AFTER (AFRO TO BUN)

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Hope your day is going well!

Got Questions, requests or suggestions? Kindly leave a comment below, I’d love to hear from you…

Hope your day is going well!

xoxo

Tosin

 

 

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5 REASONS YOUR HAIR MAY NOT BE ‘GROWING’!

IMG_3207 copyHello!

These are just a few reasons I feel may contribute to hair loss/slow hair growth, besides the usual over manipulation causing breakage.

1. You don’t follow Instructions: I know this may sound very cliché, but it’s true. Many naturals are very assumptuous when using new/old products. Ask yourself-when last you properly used products as instructed by the manufacturers. Sometimes, products that are meant to aid your hair growth process have to be used in a particular order to obtain optimum results. You may need to leave some on for 30minutes plus, while some for 2 minutes only to prevent breakage.

2. You

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VIDEO: HAIR HABITS TO AVOID THIS CHRISTMAS!

Hello! This is the raw footage of my Ebony life Tv segment that was aired last week! thought to share with you! How y’all doing? the brother is around now, so I’ve been a bit occupied….However I’m trying to get together some posts/video/vlogs for your entertainment! speak soon! KINDLY WATCH IN HD FOR PREMIUM QUALITY( […]

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HAIR REVIEW: GLAMAROZ HAIR

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This is just a simple review of the hair I’ve been wearing lately! watch the video below to see movement, texture and more information!

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NEW IN: MANE CHOICE ‘MANETABOLISM’ HAIR VITAMINS

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(Everything written below, is in a video below- if you don’t like to read, you can watch my review instead ^.^)

Since I started my natural hair journey, I’ve never really been the one to take supplements or vitamins of any sort for hair growth. I am pro natural, from-inside-Out growth…..and regardless of using hair oils or products I still believe in clean eating and a healthy lifestyle. However, recently I have been doing some research on the science of hair and the right nutrients required for

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