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Wide Leg Off-Shoulder Jumpsuit

I wore this to a wedding ceremony and people couldn’t stop telling me how beautiful my outfit was. It was an honor to wear one of your designs love.:)

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This jumpsuit was inspired by the first off-shoulder jumpsuit I made and I’m so glad it fit my lovely friend. Contact us to get either jumpsuit design and checkout my lovely friend’s Natural Hair Blog, Exquisite Nviri.

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Hair Journey Stories

Experience with Colouring My Natural Hair: Part 2

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Meet Marlie Keishamaza!

Marlie is a professional emcee who loves to talk. A motivational speaker who has a passion for young people. She also runs an online fashion store called Fab Fash and runs an events company as well.
She is into social media management and content creation for social media.
Talk about a woman of many talents 😊

Continue reading “Experience with Colouring My Natural Hair: Part 2”

Hair Journey Stories

My Experience with Colouring my Natural Hair: Part 1

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Meet Marlie Keishamaza!

Marlie is a professional emcee who loves to talk. A motivational speaker who has a passion for young people. She also runs an online fashion store called Fab Fash and runs an events company as well.
She is into social media management and content creation for social media.
Talk about a woman of many talents 😊

Continue reading “My Experience with Colouring my Natural Hair: Part 1”

Regimen

How to Care For Your Wig to Make It Last Longer and Some FAQs Answered!

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Meet Sharon!

Sharon is a Blogger and Content creator for All things Beauty and Wellness. She loves to inspire people through her passion for Wellness and Beauty. Her work is a simple way for her to keep proper a perspective of the little knowledge that life has offered her and share it with the rest of the world. You can also find more content on her Instagram

 

Continue reading “How to Care For Your Wig to Make It Last Longer and Some FAQs Answered!”

Hair Journey Stories

Hair Care for Dandruff and Length Retention

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Hey there! This is Candice Mulinda, she will be sharing some hair care tips she has learned over the years. Candice lives in Virginia and will be attending Yale University in the fall to study either Political Science or Global Studies.

She is super passionate about the community of people with albinism (PWAs) especially those who live in Africa.

She hopes that her journey can help someone, and feel free to reach out to her anytime! Instagram: @candicemul

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Hair Journey Stories

Wearing Natural Hair at the work place; A dialogue with Media personality|Host|MC|Voice Over Artist| Model|Actress.

Meet our guest

20190526_143728My name is MALAIKA.
Yes, I use only one name.
I am a Kenyan born Ugandan.
Radio and TV presenter,  MC and Events Host, Actress, Model, and Motivational Speaker.
I call myself #GodsFavourite because I actually believe it. I love God so much and put him first.
I believe that self love physically, emotionally and spiritually is the beginning of greatness.
My favourite quote is one I coined when i was 10 years old, “I was born to be GREAT it’s not an Aspiration, it’s my DESTINY. “

How did your natural hair journey start?

I have always had natural hair my entire life. I tried chemicals once while in University, my hair did not thrive because its naturally thin and soft. My grand-mother was mixed race so I inherited her hair, so it looked really bad with chemicals, then I had to cut it all off again and restarted the journey. I have always had my natural hair. It is very easy for me to maintain.

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Have you always embraced your natural hair? (If not, what sparked this!)

Yes! Definitely! I have been blessed to have good (insert shy laughter) hair, okay everybody has good hair, that’s the truth, but what I mean is I have texture that is easy to comb and maintain. I do wish it was a bit more coarse sometimes for styling but, I am not complaining. I have always embraced my Natural Hair my entire life, love it, love, love my hair.

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Have you encountered conflict between the way you wear your natural hair and your profession?

Ummm…., No! What I do for a living, thank God, is that, the more unique you are and out there, the better for you. I guess that’s a great part of being in the creative industry. I do remember a TV show I used to host and was meant to, “tame it a bit” and not just leave it out “wild” just for the guests I would host at the time. But for radio, TV no problem.

For acting, I have had many directors tell me that they want me to have my Natural Hair on set. With emceeing, obviously it’s easier to have the weaves and extensions, no one has had a problem with me having my Natural Hair.

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What have the expectations been of how you should present your hair and what challenges have you faced?

This is more of a personal situation, because for a very long time I held my hair back for school and I got really used to that. I felt that if I left it out, it would shrink and I would look unkempt, and that I wouldn’t look pretty. So, I always thought it better to hold a ponytail and keep it organized, but that was personal.

In terms of expectations of other people, hmmm, thank God I have been in Africa. No, none at all.

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Has any profession among others affected the health of your hair,if yes, in what way?

Yes….. Modelling. A lot of heat was used on my hair and that was not good because of the different shows or photo shoots, you know, that’s what affected my hair and also having different stylists using different hair chemicals from what I usually use. By then, I was too shy to be strict, now I am. I’m always like, “don’t use this”, “don’t use that, I will do it myself”. But yes, modelling did affect the health of my hair.

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Any advise to women with natural hair in the professional world!

This is the day and age of ‘Team Natural’ , so, I would advise any woman that is in a profession to set the standard . It is you to make them accept the hair, if you don’t accept it your Natural Hair, why would you expected the rest of the world to. So, you love your hair first then set your standard, but also take good care of it. I don’t support people just leaving their hair without taking good care of it.. Moisturize, oil , wash and protect it. Just because it is out and natural, doesn’t mean it should be unkempt.

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What would you have done differently knowing what you know now?

I would NEVER have put any form of relaxer in my hair the time I did, never ever. Also, I would have used less heat by letting my hair air dry, avoided hot combs/flat irons and driers all the time. Yeah, that is what I would have done differently. And also (insert crying and laughing emoji), I wouldn’t have cut it off.

*Remember, you are marked by flawless craftsmanship*

Regimen

Eye-opening tips on how to stop crown section breakage, and thinning in 4 weeks

Are you experiencing horrible thinning and soreness at the top middle section of your scalp? Is the hair around this area shorter and keep breaking? You must be frustrated at the thought of uneven hair and perhaps considered cutting your hair to match this awkward length on your crown. You might even be unaware of how sensitive your scalp is until you have seen some cause to worry symptoms. Do not worry! You’re at the right place.

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Low porosity characteristics and hair regimen tips to care for your natural hairs’ needs

As I mentioned in the previous post, hair porosity is very important in properly caring for your hair. This porosity level means that your hair cuticle layers are tight and lay flat.  This hair is generally healthy but difficult to process. However, bad hair practices may increase your hair porosity such as; excessive washing, combing, styling, applying heat etc. Please handle your hair gently and less often to avoid this. Below are a few characteristics of how low hair porosity behaves. Continue reading “Low porosity characteristics and hair regimen tips to care for your natural hairs’ needs”

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What hair porosity is, the types and how to test it for natural hair

What is Hair Porosity?

Hair porosity is your hair’s ability to absorb and retain water or any other penetrating substance. In the past, I didn’t pay much attention to this, because I thought it was just more natural hair vocabulary I didn’t need. It was only 3 months ago when I started doing my research and applying it to my hair care, that I realized it is very important for us as naturals to know this. Continue reading “What hair porosity is, the types and how to test it for natural hair”

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Tips on How to Blow Dry/ Heat style your Natural Hair using the tension method to avoid Heat Damage

I love the diversity in the natural hair community, ranging from hair thickness, hair porosity, hair density, curl pattern, texture, sebum level and perhaps many other traits. People with less dense, high porosity, looser and finer texture would most likely not need to use heat to achieve stretched hair. Continue reading “Tips on How to Blow Dry/ Heat style your Natural Hair using the tension method to avoid Heat Damage”