Sesame Seed Oil

I’ve been slacking with the posting and I’m sorry. It’s with good reason, though. Just came back from a mini vacay in UG. Here’s a pic of me at the King’s Statue in his Parliament in Kampala.

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They have a rich history of monarch’s there, Kabaka Muwenda is the thirty sixth and incumbent Kabaka of the Buganda. (They don’t let you in in short dresses or trousers, apparently it’s disrespectful to the king*shrug*), but we had a lovely time.

Anyway, today I’ll do a post on sesame oil and it’s benefits for your hair. It’s derived from sesame seeds and is widely used as a cooking oil.

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BENEFITS FOR YOUR HAIR
-Sesame seed oil is rich in both saturated and unsaturated fats. It has linoleic acid, a polyunsaturated omega 6 fatty acid and Oleic Acid, a monounsaturated omega 9 fatty acid that are said to promote hair growth.

-It contains Vitamin E which reduces the damage caused on hair by heat and/or over processing. Massaging it into your hair helps get to get rid of split ends. You can use it in your cooking too and consumption of Vitamin E in sesame seed oil has been shown to increase hair growth by increasing capillary growth therefore increasing blood supply to your scalp.

-It contains Vitamin K which, when consumed, as well as help promote hair growth, is good for your heart, skin and bones!

-Sesame seed has hair darkening properties and regular application helps prevent premature greying.

-Sesame oil is rich with anti-oxidants and acts as a natural sunscreen for your hair. Applying it to your scalp and your strands protects them from damaging effects of UV Rays.

-As with other natural oils, sesame seed oil is great for sealing in moisture and adding luster to your natural hair.

You can use sesame oil as a hot oil treatment, a scalp massage oil, in your deep conditioner and as an everyday sealant if you use the LOC Method.

It also a great cooking and massage oil 😉

If you’d like to try it holla at Stellah on 0725466132 or Judy on 0707644851. As always, we look forward to your feedback.

Love,
M.

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Vanity Post

I’ve decided to feature myself in Natural of the Week today because we haven’t been taking as many photos of Nairobi Naturalistas as we should (shame) and I just undid my braids and my ‘fro looks gorgeous 🙂
(Credit to my friend Joan for taking the photos)

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I did the ‘frohawk on it with a bunch of pins and the results were amazing, so yeah, vanity. I really, really liked it 🙂

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Transitioning Hair Styles

I know we’ve been MIA the last couple of weeks and we are sorry. Life got a little busy. But on the bright side, we got East African Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Avocado oil and Sesame Oil in bulk for personal use and for any of you girls that are interested in enjoying the natural, nutritious goodness of these products. Hit us up anytime 🙂

I digress. The main purpose of this article is to show you girls the hairstyles that I did while transitioning(maintaining both relaxed and natural hair growing from the roots at once) to natural hair. I’ll be stating the pros and cons of each and ofcourse putting up pics with that. So here we go…

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Braids Used: Abuja Long in Dark brown and Golden Brown

Pros:
-First of all, these colours were popping!!
-They are thick so they didn’t take that long to get done.
-The length was just above my waist *hair flip* hehe.
– I could easily style them. Check out the pic below with my girl.

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Cons:

No cons on this one.My hairline was intact,my hair didn’t shed.It was an awesome style, hands down.

STYLE NO:2

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This was a picture taken during Octoberfest with one of my boys 😀 I don’t remember the type of braid the salonist used 😦 but it was a long braid which is easy on twist outs.

Pros:
-Looks neat and presentable
-Lasted a LOOOONG time.I’m talking 2 months atleast.
– Was so easy to style.Buns,ponytail etc.
-Gave my hair the most gorgeous curls when I took it out.Check out the pic below.

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The joy!!!!!

Cons:
– The pain I felt when getting braided easily goes into my top 3 in my entire life bruh.This was no joke. I was about halfway done talking about ‘can we please do the rest tomorrow?’ Never again
-Took forever to get done.I was at Umoja market at 9 and I was leaving at around 4.Na-ah, I ain’t got time for that.
-The braids stressed out my hairline, mainly because they were very thin and tight and also the long duration I had them.

STYLE NO:3

Weave: Fashion idol.
I can’t quite remember the exact weave but if you girls are interested,I can go check it out from a beauty store and I’m sure I’ll be able to identify it.

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This is my absolute most favourite hairstyle of the year. This hairstyle was born out of a hair disaster that turned gorgeous!

You know how when you go to the salonist for a weave and they’re not quite sure what to do with the front part they do a few braids between the two cornrow tracks? Well,that was me with this weave. I had a few tiny braids right above my forehead and I hated it.
So I toyed around with it when I got home and brushed a part of the weave to the front and voila!!!!

Pros:

-Hands down the most adorable style I’ve had.
– Gave me an excuse to accumulate head scarves in my closet because it’s the go-to accessory for this style as you can see the blue scarf above.
-Scarves aside, any other bow accessory went perfect with this style.

Cons:
– The irony with this style is that it’s the one that ruined my edges the most. I don’t really blame the style, I blame the salonist I went to. Her tight cornrows and micro- braids ‘mastyro’ at the front  really pissed me off.

I don’t have many bad things to say about this hairstyle because I loved it! I’d do it again anyday (with someone that knows how to take care of edges)

Any comments,questions or orders are very much welcome girls.That’s all for today.

xx.
S.

Why Natural Hair?

We’ve talked to loads of girls that simply don’t see the need to ‘struggle’ with natural hair maintenance.Well, we get that. For years, we had a relaxer on our hair because we couldn’t imagine having deal with this kinky African hair every day. Plus when we were teenagers, everyone was doing it, we really wanted to fit in. We actually wore my mum’s resistance down after years of her saying no.

But honestly, when we started reading up on the damage relaxers do to your hair, how they alter your hair structure, leaving it weak and susceptible to breakage and harm your scalp (everyone with relaxed hair has a story about leaving the salon after a retouch with scalp burns) we decided to go natural and to come up with a helpful, resourceful site and shop where our Kenyan girls, ladies and women could access good natural hair maintenance and styling tips. We hope to allow you to be proud of who you are and what grows on your head naturally. And to be able to style your hair for work, a wedding, a hot date, or just to be fabulous.

The stigma surrounding natural hair as ‘ugly’ and ‘hard to maintain’ has to end. It’s starts with us. When we accept and love ourselves for who we are, we redefine the normalised African woman’s image. We get to know who we are, our power, our strength and our beauty.

So the next time you think about relaxing your hair, please read up on it and make an informed decision. We have provided a good link above. If you think of giving natural hair a try ,welcome to the movement, love your crown 🙂

We know everyone has their own reasons for doing it, but we’d really appreciate any stories you may want to share. Document your journey and maybe you’ll encourage one more sister 🙂 🙂

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