Natural Hair feature: Celina Ejeta

Hey all! We are currently on Hair Feature series, promoting good hair in Nigeria and beyond. I feel blessed and proud each time I prepare the entries for this series. There has been an unconscious bias and a lack of understanding for how our hair is, with people thinking permed hair are standard and more manageable without realising the regime required to achieving good Natural Hair. To be or to go natural is somewhat of a less concrete idea. In general, being natural means you don’t use any chemicals to alter the texture or natural curl pattern of your hair. That means no relaxers, no perms to curl naturally straight hair, and no texturizers to loosen tight curls. Celina ejeta is here to narrate her natural story. She is married with kids, resides in Lagos state and a true natural hair lover. Our Correspondent:. Why natural hair? Celina: I returned natural because of the pains I feel whenever I use relaxer on my hair back then and seeing the beauty of natural hair made me take the bold step of doing the big chop. Our Correspondent:.. Looking at how long and hard it is to maintain natural hair, what motivates...

HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY START A SALON IN NIGERIA – UCHE UMANA

Starting a Salon business whether it be barbering, spa, nail, weavon, makeup or Hair is always a venture most people are not prepared for psychologically. I don’t know how we got to the point of assuming its a no-brainer. A mistake I also made 13 years ago. You see when you have an 8 (or 7 in the case of bankers or some parastatals) to -6, have a passion or just a stay at home mum who wants to start a business; The need for a backup plan or extra income makes us look for businesses that appear to be low risk and can be managed with little supervision or no experience. As much as this is the right step, we have erroneously put Salon business as such and this has led to the frustration and closing of many businesses in the industry. Here are some guidelines to running a successful Salon Business. 1. A salon business is first a “business”. So it requires more than getting a space, furnishing and buying equipments. You have to first remove that idea from your head and transfer it to paper detailing how everything is suppose to work. The day to day operations and...

Featured Naturalista: Kay Hanley

Hi there, i hope you are doing well. I am excited about today’s hair feature. Kay Hanley is a naturalista with an amazing hair journey. Are you relaxed, transitioning or a naturalist? I am sure you will learn a lot from her. Kay Hanley lives in Sydney, Australia . Born in America, an American -Australian and a proud mum. Join us as she shares her natural hair journey, recommendations, tips, failures, and success. Our correspondent:. Why natural hair? Kay: It’s the way I was made so I embrace my natural form. Our hair is very versatile and unique. What’s not to love about it ? Our correspondent:. Looking at how long and hard it is to maintain natural hair, what motivates you to keep going with the decision? Kay: -Maintenance isn’t really hard. The mindset that our hair is difficult to deal with is what keeps a lot of people from being natural in my opinion . Even if it was hard, I motivate myself because I want healthy and non altering chemicals damaging my hair and body. Our correspondent:. What is your natural hair care routine like? Kay:-I wash my hair once a month then I keep in a...

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