Hair Feature: Nicola Okero

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Today we feature Nicola, she is Absolutely Fab!

Photo by Karen Pang, Makeup by Cedric Lanappe

 1. Tell us a bit about yourself:

 I like to think of myself as a cheerful person. Born and raised in Kisumu, I love books, 90s comedy shows and Coldplay. I’m 20 years old currently studying law at the Middlesex University branch in Mauritius.
2. How long have you been natural? What influenced your choice to go and remain natural?
I have been natural for 3 years although I have had natural hair for 5 years. One day my Mum got tired of paying for retouches, took me to the bathroom and *chop chop chop* hair all gone! My initial plan was to hide under braids until my hair was reasonably long for perm but then I was introduced to kimmaytube. She shot down every negative belief I had about natural hair. It was an easy decision to remain natural; on the one end, relaxed hair and the mentality that I could not accept what came naturally to me, and on the other, the adventure of rediscovery and acceptance. 

 3. What reactions have you received from your friends and family about your natural hair?
Family, friends and strangers on the street are at awe of my natural hair.  They always ask questions and I am glad to help. When I first started out, I had no idea what I was doing and walked around with a couple of failed looks, and like every other natural story, I got the looks and the comments.
 4. What products do you currently use?
I can’t say I stick to products. I like switching them up and experimenting with new things. The only thing that is consistent in my routine is honey, mayo, yoghurt, apple cider vinegar and tea bag (rinse). I mix and match with whatever product I have.
Photo by Karen Pang, Makeup by Cedric Lanappe

5. Tell us about your modeling career as a woman of colour and as a natural:
I was discovered here in Mauritius at the university fashion show and was introduced to its fashion industry. There aren’t many models of colour however my dark skin has never brought any discrimination. My natural hair has been said to be one of my unique qualities and consequently most don’t know what to do with it. I have done my own hair for the shows and shoots that I have done so far.
Photo by Karen Pang, Styling by Jasmina Ruben, Makeup by Jo-Ann Regnard
6. What do you like most about being natural?
The versatility and the freedom that comes with being natural is a wonderful feeling.
7. What advice would you give to someone who recently went natural or is transitioning:
Hair is hair. I do not support the enforcing of black ladies to go natural, however I do enforce the eradication of the belief that relaxing hair is the ONLY thing for black hair. False! Natural is a wonderful journey full of mistakes and revelations. Fall in love with your own hair and its characteristics and not what you hope it will look like or act like. Take heart if you get tired, we all did at some point. Just have fun with it!
Photo by Karen Pang, Styling by Jasmina Ruben, Makeup by Jo-Ann Regnard
To be featured on the blog, kindly email kurlykichana@gmail.com

On Rotation!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Happy Monday Ladies! 

We are finally back to this blogging thing and are excited to be back! We are currently braiding quite often and wanted to share the products we have on rotation. 

First off for about Kshs 560 the Parnevu Hair Mayonnaise is heaven sent, the consistency is quite thick and the slip is out of this world. The ingredients may not be the best however this deep conditioner works. For ladies with hair tangle problems...this product just melts the tangles away and leaves your hair soft yet strong.




              

Tresemme Naturals Vibrantly Smooth and Suave Almond and Shea Butter conditioner, these two are amazing for cowashing when in braids. They are also great as leave ins mixed with rose water and tea tree oil. 


This is my homemade oil mix with avocado oil, jojoba oil, olive oil and grapeseed oil, peppermint and lavender oil. You know when you leave the braiders and your scalp is soooo tight and you do not want to move your braids....well this is amazing for applying on your scalp and easing the tightness. I( Nyachomba) have also been using the oil mix for sealing. 

You can get all the products from Nakumatt

Are you guys braiding? What products do you have on rotation?
Lovely week ladies!


Shmoozing with Camay

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Hey Guys

Last night we attended an event at Villa Rosa Kempinski! Procter and Gamble East Africa were launching their new line of skin and body care products called Camay. We were super excited about being at the venue as well as... Free Wine and good wine at that! Truly Shameless :-)

The set up was was pretty shmoozy but we had a lovely time. 

We have started you off with pics of the eye candy, tee hee!





Anita of From Curves with Love, Her lipstick Fayaaaa! You do know we had to stalk her blog and find out which brand it was...wait for it! Its MAC "All Fired Up", we are defo on the queue for a tube when MAC Village Market opens up.....you heard right...MAC is opening up a store in Village Market.



These two beautiful ladies are sisters and the most fashionable sisters at that! Anita of StyleSketches and Wanjiru. Anita is a lady worth knowing...apart from being super stylish, she is absolutely lovely and makes some elegant garb....go on and run to her blog!



Yes that is Mary and I totally being groupies for one of Kenya's Supermodels..Bidanya Barasa





 Yes, we did get goody bags...our favourite scent of the Camay collections is Pure Refresh..go out and buy some...it smells heavenly :-)

Any new product lines we need to know about? Hit us up in the comments