Featured Naturalista: Edidiong Ani Ekpo

Hi there, i hope you are doing well. I am excited about today’s hair feature. Edidiong Ani Ekpo (fro_with_ediblush) is a naturalista with an amazing hair journey. Whether you are relaxed, transitioning or a naturalista, I am sure you will learn a lot from her. She is a teacher, a make up artist and a proud Mother of two, join us as she shares her natural hair journey story, recommendations, tips, failures, and success. Our correspondent: 1. Why natural hair? Edidiong: I have always dreaded the idea of puting relaxers on my hair ( I hate the process) so I just had to stop. 2. ‎ Looking at how long and hard it is to maintain natural hair, what motivates you to keep going with the decision? Edidiong : Lots of naturalistas motivates me. I saw that they are actually surviving in the journey. So I said to myself *why can’t I* plus I love how I look on my natural hair. 3. What is your natural hair care routine like? Edidiong: ‎It’s simple. I Prepoo then wash and condition every two weeks, and I follow the LOC method judiciously. Infact I keep my hair moisturized at all times. 4....

Ashenda Festival in Ethiopia

This year’s Ashenda celebration is observed in Tigray and Amhara States through staging various entertaining and informative events, Tigray and Amhara States Culture and Tourism Bureaux announced. One of the beauties of this festival is exhibition of their natural hair in amazing styles.   Ashenda is celebrating under the theme : “Let’s commence a journey of Ashenda for peace and unity” for a solid week . Ashenda is a festival to mark the end of a sixteen day fasting by Orthodox Christian “Tsome Felseta” The Bureau Public Relations Head Ethiopia Heluf told The Ethiopian Herald that the bureau has already finished its preparations to host its guests who pay visit to Mekelle to attend the festival. She added that this year, the bureau has organized special activities that last for three days, from August 21-23. On the first day the the ceremony, Marsh band will open the event officially and a panel discussion on the historical development of Ashenda festival will be conducted. “On the next day, accompanied with cultural songs by a group of girls who hail from different parts of the State, Ashenda Play will be staged. ” Its very interesting as young women and girls dress the...

Benefits of Hot Oil Treatment

Hot oil treatments helps to stimulate blood flow, as well as helping with hair growth, and they provide many benefits to help deal with common hair care and styling issues such as dandruff, dry scalp, frizziness, moisture and much more. Why Hot Oil Treatment? The purpose of performing hot oil treatments on your hair is to allow the heat to bring blood circulation to the scalp, which will open up the pores in your scalp to truly nourish and penetrate underneath the hair follicle to provide healthy, moisturized hair from the root. Performing the hot oil treatment only needs to be done once a week and should always be done on unwashed hair and followed up with shampoo and conditioning per usual. Ways to do a Hot Oil Treatment. Heat oil first: Heat up your favorite oil (Jamaican Black Castor Oil) in 30 second increments in the microwave until it is at the desired temperature (do not make the oil too hot). Apply directly onto unwashed hair and scalp. Apply a shower cap and leave on. To get the full benefits of the treatment, leave on for at least an hour (and can be left overnight). Using heat: Apply your...

Amazing protein treatment for hair growth

Protein Treatment …….. The best way to put moisture and shine back  to your hair is  by getting a protein treatment. Protein smooths the cuticle of the hair, creating smoother strands and stronger hair. Protein treatments are expensive at salons. Instead of buying those pricey treatments you can make your own easily at home. Homemade protein treatments are all natural and with frequent use you get a long lasting result. Egg Mask : Egg is the best source of protein for your hair. The yolk is rich in fat and protein which is extremely moisturizing. The white is full of bacteria eating enzymes which cleanses your hair and scalp. Use a full egg for normal to dry hair. For oily hair and scalp, use only whites. Egg alone or mixed with more protein rich ingredients can be applied to the hair. This treatment can be used every two weeks or monthly. Take one egg or two depending on the length and thickness of your hair. Beat until frothy and apply it your hair and scalp. Make sure all your hair is properly covered with egg. Cover with a shower cap and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse with cold...

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