Product Review: Elizabeth Cress Handmade Ankara-Silk Bonnets

Hola beautiful people!

Today’s review is a pretty quick one, very long overdue.

Elizabeth Cress is a Nigerian brand of handmade accessories, run by the lovely Funmi Kehinde.

If you were at Naturals in the City, 12, you probably met her at my table.

As we were taking a batch of the bonnets for our blogshop, she gave me one from her glitter collection to review.  Continue reading

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#NHIC2015: What Happened Here

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On Sunday, November 1, 2015, professionals, leaders, veterans, aspirers, enthusiasts of the natural hair industry came together in Baltimore for what I believe will historically be the first natural hair industry convention! It was AWE-filled and I spent 9 hours and everyday since feeling very inspired. Beauts, we DO have an industry that is alive and the goal now is to sustain and grow this industry into its full potential. This is not a passing fad. Continue reading

Clearance Sale! x Introducing Elizabeth Cress Bonnets

Hello beautifuls!

How is the going going?

Early this year, we started a small project, a little shop on the blog, with some of our favourite products. It has been a learning experience, and we are really really grateful to every single one of our customers. Thank you so much for your support! 🙂

In addition to our favourite things, we also have these cute Ankara-Silk bonnets handmade by Elizabeth Cress, in-store. If you don’t like the look of plain black bonnets, and you want to go to sleep in style, you should definitely try these out. They are pretty solid and built to last. The insides are satin/silk, with the print on top. Official retail price for each bonnet is 2000.

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2000 Naira Only

We are running a clearance sale on blog shop items, so you should totally email us asap. 🙂

**Click on each product to read the ingredients, to see reviews**

Nothing But Intense Healing Mask: Formerly 3500, Now 2500.

Shea Moisture Frizz Free Curl Mousse: Formerly 3200, Now 2500.

L’Oreal Ever Creme Sulfate Free Shampoo: Formerly 2300, Now 1800.

Our accessories remain the same: for 1500 Naira, you can get a 12-pack of Scunci Hair Combs or an 8 pack of Goody Ouchless Hair Bands in Neutral Colours.

Goody Ouchless bands are known for being very stretchy, long lasting bands, great for creating killer puffs. The Scunci hair combs are pretty durable too. I’ve been using one pack of each since the year began, and they will definitely see me into next year. Very small investments to make in your hair arsenal!

To order, email: thekinkandi@gmail.com. Delivery rates and information about our process are also on the shop page here.

Love,

AB,

xx

Ghen Ghen! : Battle of The Hairlistas

I’ve been reading Naija Hair Can Grow for almost as long as I’ve been on my healthy hair journey and it has been so good to see it grow- from blog, to the salon day outs, and then the hub! It’s time for another Salon Day Out and this one won’t be easy at all because Naija Hair Can Grow is 5!

SAVE DATE

Its going to be a full day of activities with hair/beauty vendors setting up shop from 11AM at Oriental Hotel on Sunday the 7th of June.

Entry is 500 Naira only, but- this gives you a redeemable voucher worth the same amount, that can be used at the Savvy & Chic Hair Beauty Hub Experience Booth! So basically, you can still get your money back.

THE ORDER OF EVENTS

12 NOON: The HAIR JOURNEY SERIES starts- come with all the questions you can possibly have about being on a hair journey, you’ll be in very good hands! 🙂

2PM: The HAIR PROS SHOWCASE. Come watch Kemi Lewis of KL’s Naturals effortlessly create a natural updo, Dupe of Tasalahq fashion an edgy cut and color, Patrick of Patrick’s Beauty Zone create bouncy blow dried to perfection curls and the stylists at Savvy & Chic Hair Beauty Hub will be demonstrating their famed instant faux locs innovation ALL LIVE ON STAGE!

4PM: THE BATTLE OF THE HAIRLISTAS competition begins. The members of the winning team stand to win over N25,000 worth of products (EACH) from Design Essentials and a cash prize from Savvy & Chic Hair Beauty Hub. No worries, the team that does not win will not go empty handed.

BATTLE

Are you in Lagos? Are you good at caring for your hair? Are you creative with styling? Natural or relaxed, doesn’t matter- you are a hairlista! To participate in the battle, email daboju@yahoo.com with the subject “I WANT TO BATTLE” by the 20th of May, latest. This is necessary so you can be properly grouped ahead of the competition!

For further enquiries about this event, call: 08090613325.

Whoop! I’m excited! Except the unexpected occurs, I’ll be there on June 7. Will you?

Love,

AB,

xx

Two Months Later, My AfroRiri HairCare Review

Hey guys!

In August, I received three products from an indigenous company, AfroRiri Haircare. I got the Honey Moisturising Shampoo, Luxe Detangling Conditioner and the Luxe Hair Butter. I blogged about my First Impressions in this post.

Its been almost two months now, and I’ve really got to use them, so here I am with my review.

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Well used. Shampoo- Conditioner- Hair Butter

First, what my hair is like

I have tightly coiled, ziggly 4C low-porosity hair. My individual strands are very fine and thin in texture, but they’re a lot, so I’m between medium-high density. I am not having any problems with my hair at the moment.

Let’s get to it!

All three products are free of sulfates, silicones, mineral oils and parabens. Continue reading