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Why I Partnered with an Anti-aging Vegan Hair Care Company

Most of you following my journey on Instagram got the news that I recently partnered with an AMAZING vegan anti-aging hair care company. For those who didn’t get the memo, here it is :).

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This was definitely an answered prayer. I wake up everyday absolutely grateful for a random stranger reaching out to me in my DM. Her name is N’kia. She has now become an awesome friend, mentor and business partner. I have only been in the company for a total of one month and 2 weeks now, and it has truly been a life changing experience for me financially and mentally just by having a huge support system of girls working this business with me.

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When she reached out the first time, I was thinking,” oh boy! here we go again”, someone trying to sell me something again through my Instagram. It so happened that she reached out at the time I was so frustrated with my previous job (A face-to-face marketing job). I was in over-my-head frustrated with my pay, walking up and down knocking on peoples’ doors for 5 hours everyday. When she told me all I needed was WIFI and my phone. I was all in. But first, I wanted to hear more. I needed all the details because at the time I was thinking to myself, it all sounded too good to be true! This must be the world’s best kept secret! How hadn’t I heard of this before? I went ahead and did my research.

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Although I am currently on break for the summer, I am also a Full-Time Civil Engineering masters student. I wanted something that would allow me to work part-time, and allow me the flexibility to make my own schedule. #workwheneverIwant. I also wanted something I can call my own. Since I started my blog in September last year (2018), I had been looking for ways to monetize my blog. I had tried a couple of things but failed miserably. So, I was feeling generally discouraged.

I still live with my parents so I was at a point in my life I didn’t want to keep asking them for money all the time for my luxuries. I also had to ask myself important questions like; If something happened to me and I couldn’t be able to work for a couple of months to a year in the future, would I have something that I can rely on in the comfort of my home that allows me to afford the things I want outside my basic needs. I also asked myself, “what would an extra income do for me?”

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I am extremely passionate about hair and I was slowly moving to making my own hair products with natural ingredients and encouraging everyone around me to use clean ingredients on their hair and body. When I learnt that the products brought together both nature and science to create the first and only anti-aging naturally-based, clinically tested hair care line in the world, that started off treating cancer patients, to help them grow their hair back faster and were very successful, this sparked something that really made me want to see the bigger picture. I also learnt that the products are able to penetrate all 3 layers of the hair, healing it from the inside out, reversing one’s hair and scalp to its healthiest state. So I went on the search to look for people’s testimonials, asking my self, is it real! Sounds TOO GOOD to be true. So I did my research and I was happy that what had been said was true. I saw what it had done for others and I wanted that for myself, friends, family, my blog and Instagram family. Everyone gets a customized hair treatment system that fits all of their wants and needs, for their hair type/scalp with a 30 day back money guarantee! The products have been tested by world congress hair research (top in hair industry), and have proven that our products are safe.

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These products and the company have changed people’s lives in more ways than one. Both financially and hair care wise. People struggling with thinning hair and edges, dry hair, those that would like thicker, longer hair fast. people whose beards won’t grow. The list is endless.

Once I joined, I hit the ground running. I knew WHY I had joined and I told myself that my success entirely depends on me. I was reading Napoleon Hill’s, “Outwitting the Devil” and what stood out for me was “Most real failures are due to limitations which men set up in their own minds.” I am very open-minded, so that led me to wanting to be educated on the company and what they stand for, even though I was initially skeptical. Had I not done that, I wouldn’t be where I am now. I wake up everyday super excited to work because I love what I do.

I have an amazing team of girls always by my side. A business is as successful as the priority you give to it. It is important to set goals and always remember your WHY because that is what keeps you going when the going gets tough. The best part about this company is that you’re in business for YOURSELF but NEVER by yourself. The girls are extremely supportive and you never feel alone. My team of girls are AMAZING, these are just a few of them and a few more at the end of this post.

I will end by reminding my lovely readers that to be successful, you need to work for it. You need to be determined, consistent and hardworking. Nothing comes on a silver platter. The rewards of this past month were something I didn’t expect at all because it all seemed to good to be true in the beginning but I have worked diligently. There are girls in the company who have  turned this into a full-time job because that is how rewarding it is.

For anyone who would like to know more about the details of what I do, or how to do this business with me. Please message me through my Instagram. I will be happy to tell you more about it. I am looking for girls within UK, USA and Canada who are looking for financial freedom and want to be their own BOSS while helping others with their hair concerns. You need to be passionate and determined. It is a chance to work hard on work worth doing. This is my story.

Stay tuned for my Experience so far using the products on the NEXT post

Below are some of my team mates and mentors sharing what they are grateful for since joining the company;

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Brittni Emmanuel

I am grateful because I am able to have financial freedom and able to work this biz around being a full time student!!!! It’s amazing. My goal was to be financially independent. I needed a job that paid well but was also flexible enough to allow me to be a full time student. This has allowed me to afford the things I  want & work anytime and anywhere!

 

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N’kia Kiser

Definitely grateful for being a part of this girl boss community. I get to work just from my phone and stay away from dreadful shifts. This opportunity allows me to build towards financial freedom. It’s so wonderful, and I get to help others with their hair along the way!

 

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Roselyne Onuoha

I am grateful because of the amount of freedom this company has given me. It has enabled me to pay for things I wouldn’t have gotten to enjoy, and I love how I can help people with their hair concerns while seeing  my own hair transform is amazing is really amazing. Honestly, seeing myself transform into a better me is amazing!

 

 

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Lauren Breaux

I am grateful I don’t have a boss to answer to everyday and that I can live life on my terms. Spend time with my family when I want to & not have to live on someone else’s schedules.

Regimen

Protective styling to retain length for longer natural hair

Protective styling for hair growth

This is a practice that I have done for years though not properly, long before I knew of the benefits of protective styling. Most of us within the natural hair community know protective styling to be done using hair extensions only (braids, twists, wigs, weaves etc.). However, you may protective style your hair without adding any extensions. Continue reading “Protective styling to retain length for longer natural hair”

Tools & Products

Shea Moisture: Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil review

Winter is upon me and I was desperately looking for a range of products to help me keep my hair hydrated and moisturized. Having grown up in Uganda, all my hair and skin knew was beautiful warm weather. That being said, I hardly knew the importance of keeping hair moisturised and hydrated. Continue reading “Shea Moisture: Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil review”

Hair Journey Stories

How I have grown my 4c natural hair!

The journey started when I was in primary school (middle school). My mum would relax my hair each term. However, the relaxer would only work for two-three weeks. I had very thick 4c hair with a lot of volume. Continue reading “How I have grown my 4c natural hair!”

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LOC IT: Wamuyu’s story

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What is a good maintenance routine?

It might vary from person to person, my routine includes re-twists every month, hot oil treatments once a month. When I am doing my re-twists, I only use oil and water. In the beginning of my journey, I would use wax but I have switched to oils and water because this helps to prevent build up with your dreadlocks. I wash my hair once every two weeks and usually I just oil my scalp with extra virgin olive oil or extra virgin coconut oil. As for the hot oil treatment once every month or 3 weeks when I re-twist. My loctician uses orange oil, lavender and coconut oil mixed. In general, always sleep with a head scarf on, either satin or silk. This goes for everyone with afro-textured hair because our hair is fragile. For dreadlocks in particular, it helps to prevent build up by you picking up fluff that gets stuck on your dreadlocks. Keep your roots healthy. I achieve this by oiling my scalp every week, massaging if I get time. Spraying it with water.

How do I get rid of lumps and bends?

I would say it is almost impossible to have perfectly cylindrical dreadlocks but, depending on the technique you use, you might be close. I use the palm rolling method or finger coiling. The crotchet method makes it more cylindrical and even but if you don’t want to use crotchet method, palm rolling is the next best alternative. Yet again, if palm rolling is done by different people, each person has different intensity they apply or palm roll in different directions in which case you might get lumps and bends. Changing locticians or locking your hair yourself, the technique varies, therefore, achieving perfect lump and bend free dreadlocks might be unattainable to be completely honest. Different techniques give a unique result. If you use crotchet method you are more likely to achieve that perfect look and thickness that you want.

How to make the dreadlocks thicker?

When starting off your loc journey, have your locs partitioned in large sections. I got pretty thick locs, approximately 70 on my head. I naturally have thick hair, so my locs are thick. If you already started your journey and didn’t get thick locks cut, you can either combine dreadlocks (usually obtained by getting two thin locs joined using crotchet) or avoid re-twisting very often. People often times over re-twist. The latter can make your hair weak and you might start to experience breakage. Personally, I am still new on this journey, I am only 10 months in and I re-twist every month but once my locs mature, I will re-twist every 3 weeks.

NB: The thicker your dreadlocks are, the longer it will take for it to lock. Thinner dreadlocks look longer than thicker ones where the hair is actually the same length.

How do you tighten your dreads?

This goes back to the type of technique you use. Some people use interlocking method. But I use the palm rolling method because I think it is the safest and reduces damage to your hair. If you decide to comb out your locs, palm rolling is easier to comb out compared to crotchet, interlocking or sister locs.

How did your loc journey begin?

I first considered locs 5 years ago. At the time, I ‘chickened’ out because I did not have the commitment for it. I have done almost everything you can think of with my hair. I have relaxed, colored, shaved, been natural, shaved half of my head multiple times. At that point, I was concerned that I wouldn’t have the commitment for dreadlocks. I grew out my hair in 2017 December and I decided to loc my hair. I thought I would give myself a year and if I didn’t enjoy the journey after a year, I would comb out the locs and have my afro. So far so good. It will be 12 months in December. And that’s how it begun!

Challenges you have faced?

  1. My hair took longer to loc than I had imagined, probably because my dreadlocks are thick. It is now locked but not completely mature. Perhaps another 6-12 months to go.
  2. I struggled with build up in the initial stage because I was using wax. I also braided my hair and that too caused build up.
  3. I work in a very corporate environment, part of the reason I started braiding. I didn’t quite know how to style my hair in the beginning. When your dreadlocks are baby locs, they look really weird and I honestly wasn’t comfortable going to work like that. So that is why I was braiding my hair for the 1st four months. Even though my hair has now locked, I still need to find styles that are corporate friendly. I will never wear my dreadlocks loose so I often style them for work.

How I dealt with the challenges?

  1. I have reduced the time between re-twists to give my hair more time to loc.
  2. I dyed my hair black so that the build up wasn’t visible. It’s been fine so far.

Otherwise, it has been a good journey so far. It requires A LOT of patience. If you are someone who just wants dreadlocks because they look cool, it is not for you because it requires plenty of patience before it starts to look like dreadlocks and you can actually start to work with your hair.

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About author: Wamuyu loves all things artsy and outdoors. She has an electrical engineering degree and works for a top strategy consulting firm.

Hair Journey Stories

Goodbye to the sizzle

My hair journey started right before I joined High School. The primary school I attended didn’t allow us to grow our hair, so I started growing it during the vacation in preparation for high school. In my first year of High School, besides praying for my hair to grow so that I could hold a puff, my hair care involved plaiting ‘tuts’ (about twelve three strand plaits) with my own hair every night and I would take them out in the morning. The routine also involved oiling my hair sometimes. Continue reading “Goodbye to the sizzle”

Hair Journey Stories

Embracing my curls

I have always wanted to start a natural hair blog but I was always walking around with a bag of excuses. A couple of friends suggested YouTube, to which I always tactfully changed the topic, quickly steering away because I wouldn’t know what to do with myself behind a camera, let alone people watching me. But maybe one day, just like I have finally got to writing this blog. I still cringe at the thought of blogging because you basically make yourself vulnerable to all the negativity out there. One of the reasons for my delay was because I was trying to figure out how to make this platform as purposeful as possible.  Continue reading “Embracing my curls”

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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

Continue reading “Hair Care for Dandruff and Length Retention”

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.

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

Regimen

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”