Category Archives: Hair

7 Tips for Healthy Relaxed Hair

Today’s guest post on healthy relaxed hair is by Jill Akanshumbusha. Find other hair-related posts written by Jill here. Relaxing your hair for the first time can bring on mixed emotions. On one hand, you might be excited about your soon-to-be new look. On the other, you might worry about just what you’ll need to do to keep your newly relaxed hair healthy and looking great. The good news is that relaxed hair is not as complicated to take care of as you might imagine. You just have to make sure you follow the right steps. The process of relaxing … Continue reading 7 Tips for Healthy Relaxed Hair

6 Tips for Taking Care of Your Natural Hair

Today’s guest post on natural hair is by Jill Akanshumbusha. You may have read Jill’s work before in this post she wrote about maroon hair.  Keeping hair natural is one of the most popular trends in Afro hair care today. Women of color have wholeheartedly embraced natural hair, and many seem satisfied with their decision to wear their hair this way. This trend has been adopted by women of all ages irrespective of hair texture: kinky or soft. Natural hair is very versatile when it comes to styling, hence it being an interesting way to wear your hair. You may have … Continue reading 6 Tips for Taking Care of Your Natural Hair

33 Sunset, Food, Books & Other Pictures from Around East Africa (…and Botswana)

It’s been a fun past three months for me on Instagram. In case you don’t follow me there, today I’d like to share some highlights from my Instagram gallery from that period. In this post, you’ll see 33 of my most liked Instagram pictures and videos from the last three months. They include sunset pictures, pictures of delicious and interesting food, as well as pictures of some great books I’ve read recently. I hope you enjoy them. With no further ado, here they are. Related: 19 Sky, Water, & Sunset Photos and More Taken in Dar es Salaam, Kampala, Kigali and Elsewhere. 33. Food … Continue reading 33 Sunset, Food, Books & Other Pictures from Around East Africa (…and Botswana)

Maroon Hair: Maroon Braids & 4 Other Great Ways to Rock It

The 21st century has come with lots of hairstyles and trends, with colored hair being one of the most popular. (Speaking of popular hair trends, have you embraced the natural hair trend yet? If so, check out 6 Tips for Taking Care of Your Natural Hair.) As you go past many beautiful women on the streets of Kampala, at places of work, and especially at universities, you can’t help but notice that they sport two or more colors in their hair. The color that seems to be most sought after is maroon. This is a color that will leave you amazed by … Continue reading Maroon Hair: Maroon Braids & 4 Other Great Ways to Rock It

8 Latest Hairstyles in Nairobi, Kenya or The Beauty of Plaits & Braids

(Keep reading until the end for a slideshow of 8 of the latest hairstyles in Kenya 2017.) I recently changed my Facebook profile picture and got many comments from friends telling me how gorgeous I look. I received their compliments graciously, but to tell you the truth, I half-expected them. It’s not that I am vain or full of myself (at least I don’t think so); rather, I am just fully aware of how flattering plaited hairstyles are on me. In fact, that’s why I had my hair styled that way. I was going away on vacation with a special someone and wanted … Continue reading 8 Latest Hairstyles in Nairobi, Kenya or The Beauty of Plaits & Braids

How to Retwist Locs & More on Growing Them

(Keep reading until near the end for a video showing you how to retwist locs.) Can I let you in on a secret? Although I absolutely love the look of dreadlocks, I don’t have the patience nor the commitment necessary to grow them. It’s true: I’ve tried four times so far and no matter what I do, about six months into the locking process, I simply wash out my dreadlocks and do something else with my hair. Still, every so often, I decide to try again. As you can probably infer, I am flirting with the idea right now hence this … Continue reading How to Retwist Locs & More on Growing Them