WASH DAY ft  HAIRVEDA DEEP CONDITIONING MASQUE

Hello people! I’m sorry I have not been talking about my hair for a long while now.  I have been busy trying to manage time. The only way I have been keeping other parts of this blog going is by writing anytime I’m free. Unfortunately, I wasn’t giving much time to my Natural Hair Journey and I feel guilty.

Anyways, remember I told you that this year I was going to change things up a little by trying out branded products? I have always been a DIY person but this year I decided to create a branded regimen. My DIY regimen remains efficient but variety is the spice of life no?

I am going to share with you my wash day experience with a product I bought on sizelle.com (you should check them out). I saw it on naijagirlnextdoor.com. She did a review on this product and she bought it on sale too from sizzelle. I quickly rushed to the site and luckily for me, it was still on sale so I ordered for one. I got it a few days later but couldn’t use it immediately because I was on a protective style.

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CHRONICLES OF MY NHJ: MY PLANS FOR HARMATTAN

Hey everyone! It’s been a while right? I’ve been busy trying to write more stories for us to read. I completely forgot that I owe the naturalistas consistent gist about my natural hair journey.

SO FAR SO GOOD

Well, right now I have gotten to that point where my hair cannot scare me again or throw me of balance. I know exactly what works for my hair and doesn’t and next year I’m going to start experimenting on branded products and see which ones work for me.&

As we all know harmattan is nigh and this is when we know the brave naturalistas. Me? I am very shy. I just kent deal! It is very possible for you to wear your hair out this period though but you have to be read to get your mosturising game and your head wrap mojo on.

For me who is not confident in her consistency in mosturising, protective styling is the way forward. I am going to protect my hair this period in two ways:
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CHRONICLES OF MY NHJ: HAPPY NAPPYVERSARY TO ME

Hello guys! It’s October 3 and on this day in 2015 I had my big chop! Yes, yes, I’m so excited too!

I don’t even know where to start from really because my journey so far has been interesting and exciting as well. I have learnt a lot about my hair and it has forced me to learn more about myself too. In case you might be wondering how this whole journey started, you can click on the posts below to find out.

CHRONICLES OF MY NHJ: THE DECISION TO GO NATURAL

CHRONICLES OF MY NHJ: THE BIG CHOP

Ever since I had my big chop, I have been sharing my experiences with you all and if you have been missing these posts, then click on the link below to see all my posts.

POSTS ON MY NATURAL HAIR JOURNEY

A lot of girls right now are actually willing to go natural but are being held back by the same thing that almost held me back for a while.

OVER THINKING THINGS

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THE BLOG IS ONE! 

Hello guys! It’s true! The Blog is one! 😆😆

I cannot believe it has been a year of constant blogging. I must confess keeping you guys entertained and informed all at the same time has been big wahala! And you know what? I love your wahala ;);).

I started this blog which was formerly known as GirlUp n Walk on the 19th of September, 2015 (two days after my birthday). I formerly owned a blog (cciamaka.wordpress.com) which I had been running for almost a year but I left it to start afresh.

Why did I start afresh?

I started afresh because it was something I had to do. I had been thinking about starting not just a blog but my whole life afresh by August last year when I was done with my final year exams and I thought to myself  “oh you’re starting a new life journey, why not start a blog and base that blog on this journey?” And that’s how my baby was born.

I had spoken to a few people about it including Bamiyo of BAMZIE’S blog about it and the support I received was unexpected actually. This 100 percent support was all I needed to kick start the movement.

With me at the beginning was Ijeoma Unachukwu who is an awesome writer, you should check her posts out, they are still available on the blog. Her write ups brought in traffic that I still don’t understand till date. Lol Yes! She is that good. I also had Mercy who was constantly giving the readers updates on make-up and skin and then Anita who wrote articles that made the readers feel good about themselves.

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100th POST! YAY!

Hello everyone! Hope we are good!

Sorry I have not been around for a while, I have been waiting till this special day to put up the 100th post on this blog.

What has made today special? It’s my birthday! woohooo!! *Imaginary balloons and confetti*

To be honest, this happiness and joy I feel today can only be compared to the way I felt when my younger brother was born in 2010. I feel improved sort of like femaleigboarch 2.0 or something. I am happy because I have reviewed my life and I have discovered that I am not the same person I was in 2015. I think that’s why birthdays exist because they serve as milestones to help you measure how far you have gone in your life. It also gives you the opportunity to scan your life for things that you haven’t done or achieved. It gives you the need to devise new means or methods to achieve the said goals or to improve on the already existing means and methods.

It’s not like i’m going to have an awesome party with loud music and cake, but this feeling alone is enough to make my day. I’m so excited and happy with myself!

Today has thought be that God actually crowns people’s efforts. When you set your mind out to do something and you go for it the right way, your effort is recognised and rewarded. Don’t limit yourself with wrong mindsets, stereotypes or negative statements. I must confess there were low times when I would look at myself and ask myself:

“What do you think you are doing? You can’t be better than this can you? Just relax and stop making noise. Nobody will ever read your posts or even understand what you are saying why bother?”

“Look at her/him, he just does it and it works, why bother yourself struggling for something that just won’t work like his/her own?”

Yes, yes, even I fall for the trap the devil sets with comparison and envy. When this happens, I shrug it off and do my own thing anyway! Oh did I tell you, femaleigboarchitect.wordpress.com will be one in three days time! :D. It was actually registered a few days back but I made my first post on the 19th of September, 2015. On that day, I am going to share 24 throw back posts, two from each month so  prepare for your timelines to be raided!

So, this is it, the 100th post!

Thanks a lot to you guys, this blog would have been nothing without your comments, likes and shares. I hope I will live long enough to keep giving you posts to read and enjoy. Thank you and God bless.

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Oh and don’t forget! Natural Hair Babes is hosting a natural hair meetup in Awka, Anambra state! Tell  your friends! Download the temp flyer below and share with your friends with hashtag #nhbAWKA16 !

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CHRONICLES OF MY NHJ: YOUR HAIR ISN’T STUBBORN JARE

Yez! You heard me, It’s not stubborn, you are! Yes you!

Natural hair is not stubborn, natural hair is curly. It is the mindset of the owners of natural hair that makes them stubborn. I have met and talked with people who make me pity their hairs. Today I am going to trash that silly mindset of yours so that your god-given hair can be saved.

Bad hair is not genetic: This is the most common excuse I hear from people who are too lazy or stressed to be committed to grooming their hairs. You’ll see a girl with no edges and has terrible breakage issues and split ends. When you ask her why she doesn’t take care of her hair, she’ll tell you that it runs in hair family and that it is genetic.

           “Abeg, my mother does not have hair, even all my sisters don’t have hair”

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CHRONICLES OF MY NHJ: WASHDAY FEATURING ORS REPLENISHING CONDITIONER

Good day dearies.

Its been a while yeah? This is that time of the semester when I am just busy and am occupied for at least two weeks. Right now, i’m supposed to be doing a group assignment, and two other term papers. I am also supposed to be reading for an exam I have on Monday and the other one I have on Tuesday. I also have a mini defence in about two weeks too.

I was previously on DIY crochet braids that I made with three packs of expression multi. To be honest, I don’t know how that protective style came about. Three weeks ago, I just woke up from a nap on a Sunday morning and decided to make my hair because exams were coming up very soon and it just happened.

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NATURAL HAIR MEETUP, AWKA

Yes, you heard it right!

It’s finally happening o. Lagos and Abuja have been doing us longa throat  with their own but we have finally decided to have our very first Natural Hair MeetUp and guess what the theme is:

BOLD ‘N’ NATURAL

It will be held in December in Awka, Anambra State and alot of us are so excited about it. There will be guest speakers, vendors and of course oppotunities for awesome selfies and such lol.

If you are a vendor and would be interested in selling anything that you know would interest a whole lot of ladies, please fill in the contact form below or call/text 07063837762.You can also reach me by e-mail  fmnduka@gmail.com.

It’s going to be so exciting! Expect more information from me!!

Fingers crossed!

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CHRONICLES OF MY NHJ: SALON STORY 

Hello everyone! E don  tey  abi? Forgive me. I have been super busy with a lot of things. 

Today I’m going to tell you guys a story. It actually happened today though and I’m sure other naturals would be able to relate by the time I’m through with it. 

My exams and jury are coming up very soon and as usual, it’s time to put my hair away for a while. I braided my hair last month and took it down a week ago. I tried wearing my hair out for two more weeks but I just couldn’t so I decided to install a weave.

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