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Disappointing Hair Salon Experience in Nairobi, Kenya

It was December 2016. I had done extensive research, gotten recommendations, weighed my options and was finally ready to take the dive. I woke up early so I could make it in for the appointment. I had never had to book an appointment for such a thing before so I didn’t want to be late. What if I walked in one minute after 10:00 a.m.…

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Broken English

There’s Much to say about Womanhood

Yesterday was International Women’s Day in some time zones. For some, it is today. Either way, Happy International Women’s Day to all the ladies!

There is so much to say about women. We have been discriminated against, seen as lesser people, treated as objects and merchandise, abused, stereotyped and limited. This is not news to anybody. We have often fought to change misconceptions and to take a prominent place in society.…

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Sheriously

I got this 7-year old piece from the archives…..

Shall we compare her to a summer’s day?/

Or noon in spring when flowers should bloom?/

For sure, she is beautiful/

But like a rose bush she grows thorns,/ those that prick and prod/

It’s like a gold ring in a pig’s snout./

Though pleasing to the eye, she is stinging to the ear/

She kills and wounds/ with her words not carefully brewed/

She larks in the dark,/ eager to attack

She hunts and preys on men of God/

Watching as their lives unfold/

She waits for Potiphar to leave so she can have her kill/

She lulls him to sleep then calls the Philistines to shave him clean/

She is a woe man has to deal with/

She’s a disgrace to the descent of Eve.//…

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5 Ways to Style Long Braids and Conrows

Hello lovelies! I hope your week has been great and productive.

Kama kawaida, I will jump right into it.

One of the challenges I have faced when it comes to blogging is taking nice photos. While the rest of the world on IG has figured out angles and filters, I’m here trying to get ‘postable’ photos for the blog, that is, at least those that capture all angles of Bella.…

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Protective Styles – Conrows & Braids

Hello lovelies! I hope you had a great week and that your manes are flourishing.

My good friends know that the last thing I think about is going to a salon. In fact, the last time I went to a salon for braiding was in the beginning of 2015.  There are a couple of reasons for this. Top of the list is that I will save every shilling I can.…