Why We Love Beards...

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Ladies, at the risk of sounding boy crazy; we dedicate this post to all the gorgeous bearded men out there. And for all of our ladies, enjoy the show. Scientists in fancy white lab coats bearing impressive accreditation found that women are more attracted to men with facial hair or stubbly chins than those with clean-shaven faces (you can't argue with scientists). 
It was found that women rated men with stubble as tough, mature, aggressive, dominant and masculine - and as the best romantic partners, either for a fling or a long-term relationships. Yowzah. Experts in human evolution say that that facial hair may be a signal of aggression because it boosts the apparent size of the lower jaw, emphasizing the teeth as weapons (I find this oddly appealing, don't act like it isn't!). 
That said... Behold masculine perfection: the male equivalent of make-up, the BEARD! Courtesy of Nyachomba and Mary.

Glossy for Henna

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Hey guys,

I did a henna treatment last night that has left my hair so soft, it AH-mazing! I did not even need to deep condition afterwards,

What did I do?
  • 4-6 tablespoons of henna, add more if your hair is longer
  • 5 tablespoons of any conditioner, I used Suave Coconut (use a moisturising conditioner)
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of grapeseed oil
I first mixed the henna with plain hot water and let that stand for about 3 hours for colour release. After this I added the rest of the ingredients then applied it to dry hair.
I slept with the mixture in my hair

This stuff is amazeballs!!

Rinsing was a breeze and my hair was softer than a bunnies tail.

Try it lovelies!!

Re: Wanted Brazilian/Indian Hair

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

You just have to read this!!

I came across this discussion on a Zambian online classified... (don't ask what I was doing there, just read). I apologize for the tiny fonts guys!

So... an online persona called 'Hairweaves' put up this ad on an online Zambian Classified ad;

And here are some of the responses she received... some are funny and some are just mean. The ad spiraled into an interesting debate.. read on (try to)!

This prompted some more harsh responses:

But our weave diva comes back with a retort!

The war rages on! Our Woven Wonder isn't done yet... She went on to attack Maven and MM by saying:
...Mind you even the Janet you have in your hair is dead peoples hair.
Even those wigs are made from real peoples hair wether dead or alive.
Don't be a hypocrite when you also buy lowend 100% human hair Janet/Milky way hair extensions. Sangomas, you are one of them!
So I guess you are one of those people who cant get an organ transplant even if your life depended on it or a blood transfusion?

Its a matter of choice, if you dont want "dead" peoples hairs so be it!

I love my brazilian hair! Shout out to all the ladies sporting brazilian hair!

The challenged Maven replied with this;
Dear bodyparts, I mean hairweaves, what makes you believe that I wear weaves...how did you arrive at that conclusion and who the hell is Janet??? Is she a piece of dry or is it "processed" body part too? You are so missing the point skinbits. Get a match and burn a strand of that hair in your kitchen, make sure you do it while cooking a meat dish, then come back and tell me what it smelt like? By the way, why do you want wavy hair on your head? Your facial feature and skin colour don't agree... you aboriginal wannabe you! DNA kawalalas! You think your God made a mistake giving you tightly curled thick black hair? I don't think so.
A somewhat tamed Hairweaves had this simple response;

And here is the response by a one "Entrepreneur" that got me:
Dear hairweaves,

I realise you asked for Brazilian or Indian hair. Please allow me to make a counter offer. One day I was driving along that road between Kapiri Mposhi and Serenje. You know that place just below the area where DRC map looks like it took a bite from Zambia.

Anyway, I came across some young village girls. It was late afternoon because you could see the way the long shadows hit the trees. In that orange sunlight, I saw a glimmer of those girls hair. It was beautiful.

I pulled over my 4x4 and asked the girls if they were interested in selling me their hair. They asked how much. I said 250 a head. They asked if I could make it K50,000, that's when I realised the misunderstanding. I had meant K250,000. They were ecstatic.

We struck up a deal and 45 minutes later I drove away with five plastic bags full of pure Zambian village girls hair. It's in pristine condition, jet black, thick, oolala.

If you are interested, it can be yours for as little as K75,000 a piece. I'm selling it cheap because I want to see more and more Zambian women looking like those regal Zambia village girls on the road to Serenje
Oh my....

The Classifieds admin stepped in at this point to calm the storm;


Final thoughts;

In the end...


I just wanted to share this with you guys. Take it as you will... But man I Love Africa.

Disclaimer: the views expressed on this extract do not reflect the thoughts and opinions of Kurly Kichana.

Thanks for reading.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"... I promise you will eventually love your natural hair."

Pretty Curls Rock

Strike a pose, Vogue!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

We recently got a request to list a few of our favourite fashion blogs. Below are 5 of our favourite fashion blogs.

1. http://karlascloset.blogspot.com/. Karla Deras is a very influential fashion blogger and mixes great vintage pieces with high end designers. If I got into her closet, I would die..Its bananas!
2. Cupcakes and Cashmere, Emily makes the yummiest looking food and her sense of style is so unique..plus her pictures are to die for. An L.A Native..she mixes great vintage pieces with high end pieces as well as adding in Forever 21 goodies.

3. Omo Writes. This lady really knows how to work pieces you did not think would work together.Her New York sense of style is truly awe inspiring. She does not shy away from things you probably would not wear. Plus the parties she goes to are just..le sigh!

4. Belle, She first started as one of the first UK based natural hair bloggers but once she started doing outfit posts everyone got hooked. She is a fellow Primark lover and mixes a lot of affordable brands such as River Island and H&M. She has the same body shape as I and it makes me smile to see how she can be wearing a 60's shift one day, maxi skirt the next and jeans and a tshirt the next day.

Cats and a Rocking Chair, Morven's style is a mix of grunge and hippie. Love it. My alter ego probably wears this to bed...I love it. Her jewellery is to die for...turquoise rings and crosses.
Enjoy the day peeps!

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