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#MyKpenkpeshie: Kim Green On Societal Reaction to Her Natural Hair.

Kim Green is a Capacity Building Manager at YES-Ghana and we met at Twists n Locs recently.  I sat by her whilst waiting to be picked up after my cornrow+twists updo. Her compliment on my hair saw me grinning and asking if she wouldn’t mind being featured on #MyKpenkpeshie. Her grin and laugh said it all!  She shares her natural hair journey with regards to societal reaction to the change as well as products she uses.

Make Your Natural Hair Resolutions For 2016 for Longer, Healthier, Lust Worthy Natural Hair. #MyKpenkpeshie

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. 

#MyKpenkpeshie: An AfricanCity Co-Producer Ms. Adjei Spills The Beans On Her Magnificent Natural Hair & Other Things You Would Love to Know!

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.

VIDEO: Stonebwoy Says This About The Natural Hair Revolution in Ghana. #MyKpenkpeshie

It was opening night of the MultiChoice Content Showcase Extravaganza and Stonebwoy had just finished his brilliant reggaeton performance .  Chagrined  that he was the only Ghanaian celebrity at the week-long event in Mauritius I nevertheless caught up with him to find out what he thinks of Ghanaian women going onboard the natural hair revolution.

The BET Award Winner looking resplendent in his Gye Nyame emblazoned t-shirt had this to say to all naturalistas. 

#MyKpenkpeshie Natural HairStyle Instagram Contest.

Here are the details for the natural hairstyle contest which I am running on my Instagram account with wonderful sponsorship by TheBodyButterCo who is providing fabulous natural hair products  for three winners!


  1. Follow me @oyooquartey
  2. Repost this contest with the hashtag #MyKpenkpeshie 
  3. Upload a great photo of your best & freakiest natural hairstyle. 
  4.  Mention me @oyooquartey in your post.

#MyKpenkpeshie: 4 Tips On How To Take Care of Your Natural Hair Whilst Its in Braids

As part of your natural hair regime, you are bound by one of the rules ‘KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF YOUR COILS!’ also called ‘NO TRESSPASSING ON YOUR OWN HAIR’ or ‘NATURAL HAIR LIVES HERE, NO TOUCHING PLEASE!’ The hand touching syndrome which many women suffer from.

Its difficult isn’t it? Especially when you keep running into new styles on Pinterest and Instagram. Endless temptation! So then what to do but to get a protective hairstyle to hibernate your coils. So now you have your protective style locked down. Please do not forget about your natural hair whilst you go about your business. Sure its a PROTECTIVE hairstyle but there are things you can do to still take care of your coils.  How can you do you go about doing that?