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To Co-Wash or Not To Co-Wash?

I hear that absence makes the heart grow fonder. Here’s to hoping that you missed me last week….

So, the week before last (I have always wanted to say that), I said that my opinion about co-washing was a story for another day. Guess what? Today is that day and we shall jump right in.

As earlier defined, co-washing is …

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Tutorials

Feed-in Conrows

Haya, this week we are trying to learn a few things. Today the lesson can be basic, intermediate or complex depending on where you lie on the spectrum. Wherever you are, tafadhali usife moyo. All things are possible.

Also, fair warning: my camera is FAAAAARRRR from nice. The photos (even after convincing a professional photographer to try and make them useable) are lacking in more ways than one.…

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Help Me Understand

What Does That Mean?

You know how it feels like you stepped into a Biology or Chemistry class when you start this natural hair journey (if you had chem) or start doing things other than braiding and blowdrying (if you have been natural all along)? There are all these names you can’t understand: sijui pre-poo, deep conditioning, MHM (Maximum Hydration Method), protein treatment, moisturizing treatment, co-washing, etc etc?…

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Broken English

Fatherhood (Part One) – Apostle Paul

“They taught me that as long as I had a father in my life I should be satisfied. I believed them. It’s only when I woke up to the realization that his presence does not automatically mean that he is present that I discovered the lump in my throat, the pit in my stomach and the gaping hole in my life.”

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Hair Me Out

Let Your Hair Down

If you are like me, you have probably heard this a couple of times:

“Let your hair down.”

“Mbona huwachiliangi nywele yako kama so-and-so?”

“Si ublowdry nywele then uwachilie? It must be so long.”

Okay. So, first things first, my hair is not that long. Don’t be reading this imagining some Maria-de-los-Angeles-Mexican-Philippines soap opera here. Wishful thinking is nice lakini my tresses will get growth-anxiety if I place such expectations on them.…

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Hair Me Out

Shall we Begin?

Hello earthlings and welcome to the blog!

In the spirit of not wasting any time, shall we jump into it?

My name is *it does not matter* and I am not a hardworking natural hair person. I am definitely not a guru or an inspiring dedicated girl on a journey to waist-length hair and a mane like Simba’s. Before you brush me off, pun intended, please hair* me out.…