She walked into Vida E Cafe and I couldnt help but admire her delicately twisted long cornrow braids. Even from a distance, the hair looked soft and healthy. Her name is Yasmin Baba a lawyer at Sam Okudzeto & Associates . She was super friendly and agreed to a quick 5 minute chat about her natural hair journey.
There are loads of posts on using baby shampoo, specifically made brush shampoos and anti-bacterial soaps and they all work in their own way. But I didn't have any of these to use but look and behold! I had Alata Samina from Fabulously Fit and Fine 😄. I received this from Jemila as a wedding gift and it's not only mild but has a heavenly goji berry scent 😍.
Trying to find a trending braidstyle can be tiresome 😩. You are forever scrolling through hundreds of Pins and Instagram photos looking for whats new and look great on you at the same time. Let me take that stress off you to show you these hot braidstyles and why they just might be what you are looking for.
Fast forward to this year when I changed over from using the MaryKay cosmetic sponge to a makeup powder buffer from Evita Jospeh. I came across the expansive range of cosmetics by Evita Joseph at the Auntie Oboshie Festival three weeks ago. I was intrigued by the luxurious softness of the bristles. How would it feel on my skin?
Luxury is being able to take good care of your body using quality affordable products. Remember that deodorant which leaves white lines under your armpit after it dries out? Embarrassing isn’t it? Especially when you lift up your hands in worship in Church. Mercy!
Threaded hair is also called Akweley Waabii a Ga word meaning Akweley’s fingers. Akweley Waabii must have stemmed from the resemblance of the hair to red chili which also has the same Akweley Waabi name. Do you see it too? Threaded hair is definitely fiery like red chili.
Admit it. You didn't play nice with your natural hair in 2015. You broke some natural hair rules and even possibly added some small chemical to soften it. Yikes!
So like everyone else ( or maybe 70% of the world's population) you have written down some resolutions and decided to be more loving to grow your natural hair to a lust worthy length and texture . Here are some useful and helpful resolutions you can set in addition to what you might already be having.
What are you doing to protect your natural hair during the Harmattan which is at our doorstep? The unforgiving dryness of the weather should by now prompt you to take drastic measures to protect your coils before they break like everything else does during this season.
1. My thoughts on African women going back to their natural hair roots
I'm excited to see more women on the continent ( and Ghana specifically) embracing their natural hair. It's been a drastic change from even 5 years ago. I can't tell you how many people (family members included) told me to relax my hair or assumed I was African American when I was visiting Ghana 5 years ago.
My favourite brand is Giovanni ! It’s a US natural hair products brand, which produce fantastic organic products. I have been using it for years! They have shampoos, conditioners and leave-ins. I mostly use the 50-50 conditioner and the direct leave-in conditioner which is part of my natural hair regime. I am very happy with their products.