Are naturalistas obsessed with length?

Today is my nappyversary. Its 3 years since the big chop and not a single regret. I am excited for my natural hair journey, how far I have come and where I am going. I am sharing a few thoughts based on a conversation that I had with a friend a few weeks back. It went a little like this:natural hair

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I found the best way to keep my hair soft and hydrated and it’s pretty simple

There is: natural, lazy natural and then there’s me. If there is a natural hair short cut, I’ll find it.  On wash days, I am hyped enough to go all out LOC (leave in conditioner, oil and plenty of cream/butter). Thereafter I follow a simple routine  to keep my hair moisturised. It starts with a spritz bottle(any refillable bottle with a spray action). I’ve tried a few recipes, some I found too oily and others left my hair sticky. In the trial and error process, I made a spritz that suits my hair needs. So I am sharing my recipe with you in the hopes that it will treat you as well it treats my 4C hair. Continue reading “I found the best way to keep my hair soft and hydrated and it’s pretty simple”

Do you have an obligation to tell your social media followers that your post is sponsored? 

Before I started my blog site, Of Curls and Colour, I was somewhat unaware of the workings of social media. I would see a person I follow rave about a lipstick or a hair product that she had used and loved and think that the views expressed were always sincere. Little did I know that she might have been sent that product to review or as a gift.  Which brings me to a potential moral dilemma; as a so called influencer, are you obligated to tell your network that the product you raved about was sent to you? That the lippie you love so much is actually an ad? Continue reading “Do you have an obligation to tell your social media followers that your post is sponsored? “

Tips on Transitioning to Natural Hair 

You’ve decided to transition, congratulations 🎊. Now you’re wondering what next? How do I handle different textures on my head and when do I decide to chop?

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Skin deep

An update on my skin woes

If you’ve read my previous posts here and here you’ll know that I have acne prone skin. I’ve been suffering with acne since puberty. I was on heavy prescription medication in my first year of varsity and I hated it. The side effects were terrible. It left my skin dry , itchy, discoloured and no amount of vaseline could moisturise my lips. But I haven’t had a problem since then, aside from the occasional breakout, until this year.  Continue reading “Skin deep”

Ate some, prayed some, loved plenty: Bali Part 2

Its a continuation from  Part 1 of my trip to Bali, as promised. Still on day 2 of our visit, it was a packed day :). We visited one of the many water sports centres for an underwater adventure. Bikini clad, we jumped onto a speed boat which jetted through the water to a stationed post, behold our under water sea walk. I am not much of an adrenaline junkie so my nerves were already shell shocked from the speed on the boat. We were escorted off the the boat, onto a temporary platform floating on the water, where we were given appropriate gear (shoes and an oxygen helmet) and a safety talk. Continue reading “Ate some, prayed some, loved plenty: Bali Part 2”

Ate some, prayed some, loved plenty: Bali Part 1

I have not been able to write about Bali, (which I visited mid-way through June), until now, but I figured better late than never.😃. I’ve decided to split my Bali travel over 2 posts. My initial post was getting lengthy and I want you to read to the end.

If you read my previous post, you’ll remember that I was in Singapore and traveled from there to Bali, with friends. The flight from Singapore to Bali was less than 3 hours. Of course, Singapore is right up there with the world’s most developed, so landing at Ngurah Rai International Airport, in Bali,  was a stark contrast. In actual fact, a comparison would be unjustified so I will not attempt it.

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