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Recipe: Hot Mama’s Homemade Coconut Oil

Coconut oil isn’t easy to find in Nigeria and when you find it, it’s either expensive or adulterated, partly because a large number of coconuts yields a relatively small amount … Continue reading

October 21, 2011 · 28 Comments

Softly, Softly (to Retain Length)

Here’s a novel idea: Be gentle with your hair! Our culture does not emphasize gentleness and Lagos does not reward patience. If, however, you don’t make these 2 qualities the … Continue reading

October 11, 2011 · 4 Comments

Hair Lesson #1: Nature is a screwy-haired girl’s best friend. No joke

 I’m going to do a series of hair lessons. Let’s jump right in. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m one of those girls who’s done almost everything to her hair. I’ve … Continue reading

September 30, 2011 · 3 Comments

Homemade Coconut Oil

I was reading an old profile of a 19-year-old Nigerian girl in Lagos, Iffy, on Black Girl with Long Hair, who seemed to have been having issues finding oils and … Continue reading

May 29, 2011 · 3 Comments

a real first!

My hair absorbed oil. That’s NEVER happened before. I’ve been sick–and still am–so I only got to take out my cornrows tonight after about a month. My hair never itches … Continue reading

April 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

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