Thursday, May 4, 2017

STYLING AND MAINTAINING YOUR FAUX LOCS

Do faux locs ever go out of style? Absolutely not. I don't know about you but this is my go to style for several reasons.
First,styling them is a walk over.
You can do a push-back and bundle them together with an elastic band
..or you can just move everything to the left or to the right depending on what works for you.
....You can even do an up-do or any other bun that tickles your fancy

In simpler terms, anything goes.
Secondly, depending on how well you take care of your faux locs, they can last for as long as two months.So yes, durability and value for money is guaranteed.I have a very simple routine for ensuring that my faux locs are well taken care of;

  1. Oil your scalp regularly. For this I alternate between Miadi Scalp Healer, Miadi Hair Food, Raw Shea Butter, Nice and Lovely Rich Hair Food and good old Indian Hemp by Eden.Oiling your scalp keeps it moisturized and reduces itchiness.(Each of these products go for less than 500 bob)
  2. Give your locs some glow. I have used the Olive Oil Organic Root Stimulator Nourishing Sheen Spray for as long as I can remember. It gives some kind of a natural healthy looking sheen.I once tried the Dark and Lovely hair spray but it didn't work for me.I kinda have this same kind of relationship with Nivea. Anybarry?
  3. Much as this is a protective hairstyle, I try to avoid unnecessary contact with water for obvious reasons.

Thirdly, if you've ever had faux locs on before, then you'll agree with me that they are pretty easy to maintain


Reason number four, just as I have mentioned up there, this is a protective hairstyle especially because of the fact that before they are installed,your hair is molded with wax to minimize wear and tear. Even better, you can swim in them and they will still remain intact.
Finally,you don't have to spend the whole of your day sitting in a salon to look pretty. In barely 2 hours, it's done!


Going by some of the reviews I have read online or even heard, the experience is not the same for everyone.Some people say that the process of installing faux locs right through to a week or even two weeks after is belaboring because of the pain that comes with having them.It's been compared to labor pain 😆😆😆😆😆LOL.
Anyways, I think it all depends on who does your faux locs and also on the state of your scalp before you have them installed.
My advice: give your hair some "breathing space" before you do your faux locs. Take like a two-week break before you go all in for this look.
Try this style during this rainy season and tell me how it goes, and if you've had faux locs before, feel free to share your experience in the comments section.Till next time,
Cheers!
Photography by Matrix Studios
Hair done by Jenny 0725361497


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Monday, May 1, 2017

AKABANGA

Habanero chilies make one of the hottest chili peppers in the world. This is not your ordinary pepper and before you go all the way in for all the hot and spice, test your endurance ( pun intended ).They are named after the Cuban city of La Habana and even though they are able to grow just about anywhere, they grow mainly on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.
photo:pinterest
Meet Akabanga, Rwanda’s hot and spicy habanero chili sauce. The sauce is made of 80% Habanero and 20% vegetable oil, sunflower oil being the most commonly used. The heat level of Akabanga is medium to hot depending on your tolerance; there is no mild…LOL. I’m feeling sweaty just thinking about how hot it is.

Photo: akabanga.net
Akabanga conveniently comes in two bottle quantities, the smallest being a little eye drop container of 20mls. I guess the eye drop nip was adopted by the manufacturers of Akabanga to ensure that you do not ruin your food 😜😜😜.
There are two ways through which you can consume Akabanga. You can either prepare your food along with it as an ingredient or you can put it right on your ready to eat food as a condiment. Just be careful not to put too much because even a drop can be mental. Its heat ranges considerably over 150,000 Scoville Heat Units…but then again it all depends on how much heat you can take. More interesting, It is not just about the heat but Akabanga has a characteristic distinct spicy flavor that most chili peppers don't.
In my kitchen shelf I have a 100mls bottle of Akabanga that was gifted to me as a souvenir and I am loving every savory, spicy drop of it. Sometimes I’m tempted to put a drop in my tea just to get how that would taste. It is perfect for every chili lover. Today I am having chikabanga (deep fried chicken with akabanga) and ugali.
Now, forget about everything I wrote in this blog post about Rwanda and the next time you visit, just ask for Akabanga. Better still,you can order online from their website at www.akabanga.net
Happy Labor Day and enjoy the rest of the photos
Cheers!


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