Turning up the Heat @Fahrenheit with DJ Cleo

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

What's good lovelies!

So being the die-hard-party-harder music lovers that we are, we just had to grace our presence at the Fahrenheit gig that went down this past Saturday. In summation the event was TOO GOOD!

The line-up was an awesome mix of local talent such as Just a Band, Camp Mulla, Code Red DJ Stylez and the man of the hour, DJ Cleo - House Wizard from South Africa.

The night began with some good ol' fashion cam whoring...(we love this pic)

A bit of socializing

A whole lot of dancing...

Hair appreciation.

More cam whoring

Fandome appreciation

Meeting up with the peoples

*Screaming*

Hoedowning.

And with that the two kurly haired maidens left the party and headed on home (ballroom slippers intact and all).

Have a rocking day! X

Who Taught You?

Monday, June 25, 2012

On my way to work today I overheard two young girls, no older than 10, talking. One of the girls was telling the other how she couldn't wait to be old enough to be able to bleach her skin and weave her hair and how her friend was so lucky to be born with such pretty light skin. The other girl, was silent through most of the discussion but when she did speak, she moved me to tears.

In a quiet voice, she said, "I think you're very pretty."

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This has been on my mind all day. It took me back to my own childhood when I battled with the complete disconnect between my image and the definition of what beauty is/was. My heart aches for all the little girls who struggle with their self image... Where does it begin and where does it end?


“Who taught you to hate the texture of your hair?

Who taught you to hate the color of your skin?
Who taught you to hate the shape of your nose and the shape of your lips?
Who taught you to hate yourself from the top of your head to the soles of your feet?
Who taught you to hate your own kind?
Who taught you to hate the race that you belong to so much so that you don’t want to be around each other?”

Malcolm X, 1962 Speech

Hard Hair Files Part Two

Thursday, June 14, 2012



Kurly Kichana prides itself in being more than just another hair blog but rather an educational mouthpiece for any young lasses lost in the hair world! We keep getting emails like the ones below and we have tried to address them, see here.

Email No 1

I love your blog just started reading it. I love kinky hair soo,much but iv been struggling with bad hair all my life. My hair sucks like alot. My hair is really weak it has moments it grows thick then it starts thinning n cutting. I cut out all the chemical from my hair like a year ago but I cant see any positive changes. My hair is embarassing! I have a bad hairline n soft hair. I hid my hair in weaves cause I dnt want people to see it n I hate weaves. I also do braids bt sitting through stylists complaining about my weak hair is just humiliating. I hate going to the salon. My mum has nice hair and doesnt get my struggle. Please advice on how to make my hair stronger and longer (reduce breakage) and ideas of any protective but funky hairstyles i can try..any salons you can recommend. Iv been usings vitals olive products for like 6 months and getin significant growth but the

breakage sets me back. I'm starting to get volume. Please advice

Signed,
Ihatemyhair!!


Email No.2


Hi ladies I hope you are well I am in dire need of your help.Where to start..........Well I do have natural hair I had a permanent almost five years ago but it didn't work out and I had to divorce him.So as you can imagine I have been battling very tough after perm hair but the chemical is all out (thankfully). Believe it or not I have been in braids for the past five years plaiting on average once a month. No conditioning, no treatments, nothing just shampooing and conditioning then blow drying( yes am ashamed)I am bored stiff of my hair, I'm bored of braiding I want to have lovely hair like you all. I have gone through your informative blog and as much as it is helpful it is also intimidating for a rookie like myself.

My Question to you is where do I start? Are there any salons or hairdressers you can point me towards to help?

Let me know soon, Thanks for the good work.


We would like to answer this question by saying firstly there is no such thing as KINKY hair. There are so many myths about natural hair with the most prominent being that natural hair is unmanageable and grows out of your scalp like steel wool. No matter what type of natural hair you have, the thing to remember is MOISTURE, MOISTURE, MOISTURE.With a few simple rules you can come up with a great short regimen to make your hair journey easy peasy

Natural hair is soo time-consuming, we hear you say. Well it is very easy to fit in a simple to-do regimen,

- Deep condition once weekly (30mins)
- Moisturise everyday or every two day and seal with an oil (30mins a week)
- Detangle with a wide toothed comb (20mins a week)


In total you can spend a minimum of 80mins a week out of 10,080mins doing you hair...a fraction of time in the bigger picture.

MsIhatemy hair needs some protein treatments to strengthen her hair and minimise breakage. Avoid braiding too much because this can also make hair weaker and deep condition with mild protein treatments every 2 weeks

MsIdontknowwheretostart, STOP BRAIDING and start a simple regimen

Lovely weekend folks!

Your Morning Dose of Grrrrowl!

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Kurly Kichana loves their natural men. Shout out to the Natural Brothers rocking their manes... and alluring beards.

Have a fab day everyone! More posts coming up :) 

Get in our ears!

Monday, June 4, 2012

On the request of one of the comments, Kurly Kichana brings you the 10 tracks we are loving at the moment.

  1. Usher - Climax
  2. Rudimental - Feel the love
  3. Nneka - Shining Star ( Joe Goddard Remix) : Check out her hair as well
  4. Florence and the Machine - Spectrum (Say my name) Calvin Harris Mix
  5. D'Banj - Oliver Twist
  6. Hot Chip - How do you do
  7. Avicii - Silhouettes
  8. Wile Feat Ms D - Heatwave
  9. DJ Khaled - Take it to the head
  10. KOF - Looking at me
Share what you are bumping on from your music player of choice :-)