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Sunday, 6 July 2014

MY GOODIES FROM NITC8, LOC APPRECIATION AND MY CROTCHET EXTENSIONS UPDATE.

Hiya,
Here's a little update on last Saturday's activity packed day!! The Naturals in the City event was that day, the Loc Appreciation day event was on later in the evening to which Savvy & Chic was an official sponsor. If you follow Naija Hair Can Grow on instagram you would have seen updates from that day already.


Anyways, started out my day at the hub, getting the Jamaican Mango and lime/ Taliah Waahlid products ready for display-






they are presently on display at the hub and most of the products like their protein conditioner, scalp oil, no more-itch spray, Jamaican black castor oil, Taliah's great detangler, black earth cleanse and conditioning shampoo CAN all be used by Non- Loc'd hair journeyer's, you know I break the rules all the time and get out of my lane and use these products and they work great on my hair too!!

Spy more pictures from the Loc Appreciation Day on the Locitude blog- HERE

Then it was off to the Naturals In the City-8 event where I met quite a few new (to me) and interesting brands and of course I couldn't resist so I picked a few products;



Above are; Three bottles of Hawaiian Silky Herbal 14-in-1 spray- there was a buy 2 get 1 deal so I took it and will be giving away one or maybe 2 of these bottles in a future post. It was such a coincidence to see this brand there though because I recently did a You tube video(which I haven't posted) and reviewed this spritz, it really makes my new growth soft and manageable.

Then I was introduced to the AWENI brand; they makes soaps, scrubs and body butters if I recall, I got their Aloe Vera soap and got another exfoliating soap(the brown one) FREE :), been using the free one and I love it, cleanses my skin without stripping it off completely- The reason why I don't like dudu osun soap for my skin.

Then I got the MOST DELICIOUS SMELLING CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE SUGAR SCRUB ( the small tub with dark brown stuff in it) from  a brand I just got to know about; Bubbles and Scents. I need to do a separate review on this product when SMELLIVISION is created- soooo YUM :)))


Then I got Natural Nigerian's Leave in conditioner and Namaste Organics leave in which I cant wait to try when these extensions come out..

Speaking of which; its been two weeks since I've had them on and I cannot wait to take them out ASAP!! But I was asked a few questions about crotchet extensions.



Q 1. Can you pack up the extensions in a bun?

Yes you can :)



Q. How do you care for your own hair;

I lift up the extensions from each woven braid;
Then I oil my scalp and surrounding hair:
I will blog about how I take it down with step by step pictures later.

Finally, we have a new range of Satin sleep caps for kids; As I don't have any daughter or little girl around me, had to use my son as the model :)

Could only get one shaky shot of it before he yanked if off his head and warned me never to try it again!! LOL

But for you are mum's with daughter, for your nieces, friend's daughters, basically little girls from ages 5 up to say 8, this sleep cap will be a nice way to introduce them to caring for their hair, its also a plus that the caps come in really fun colorful variations for adults and kids...



 Kid's caps go for N750 only, Adults N1000. Simply visit the website or email info@hairbeautyhub.com with your order.

Thanks a bunch for all the support!!

Have a blessed new month ahead!!

Xxx
Dabs.


Monday, 30 June 2014

2014'S BLOGVESSARY SALE!!





 Hiya,
So I was just browsing through the blog reading old posts and then I found my last year's Blogvessary Sale postHERE. Thought about a 2014 version and said why not!! Today being the last day of the blogvessary month, I have decided to put some hair products up for grabs!! As usual, these products have been discounted about 75% to 50% and I guarantee that you can't get them for cheaper anywhere in Naija!!! Just like last time, the awoof also extends to delivery as delivery will be FREE in *Lagos and a flat rate of N500 outside Lagos. So here are the products up for grabs- sale is on while stock lasts- so fastest fingers grab the best deals :)

WAS N2000  NOW N1200
WAS N2300  NOW N1500

NOW GLYCERIN- 4oz- 3 BOTTLES
WAS N1500 NOW N1000
NOW GRAPSEED OIL-4oz-
WAS N2000  NOW N1500

10.3oz- 2 BOTTLESWAS  N1200 NOW N850

2 BOTTLES LEFT-WAS N2000  NOW N1500




2 BOTTLES LEFT-WAS 2000  NOW N1500


PROCLAIM TEA TREE LEAVE IN SHAMPOO/CONDITIONER(EACH)
WAS N1500  NOW N850






NONE OF YOUR FRIZZINESS SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER(1 EACH)-
WAS N1200 NOW N850

HONEY I AM STRONG SHAMPOO/CONDITIONER(1 EACH)
WAS N1200  NOE N850 EACH


MOROCCAN MY SHINE SHAMPOO/ CONDITIONER (1 EACH)
WAS N1200 NOW N850



2 TUBS WAS N2300  NOW N1500

2 BOTTLES WAS N1800  NOW N1000

2 BOTTLES WAS N2000  NOW N1400 







   
PAUL MITCHELL RELAXING BALM
1 LEFT-WAS N4500  NOW N2500




GIOVANNI SMOOTH AS SILK CONDITIONER
WAS N2800 NOW N2000-2 LEFT!!



That's all for now, to take part in this BLOG ONLY sale, email me; Daboju@yahoo.com. I will direct you on payment which should be done within the week and delivery will be subsequently made. Again thanks for ALL the love these past 4 years of blogging and may we all share many many more years together on this journey!!!

*Outskirts of Lagos will attract the N500 delivery charge.

UPDATE; All Products SOLD OUT! Thanks ladies for your patronage!!

Xxx
Dabs





Friday, 27 June 2014

Product Review

Hiya,
How's everyone doing? Because I've been busy doing one event or the other, I have had little time to bring you the regulars like product reviews and weekend treats! Today I have put everything on hold to write this review and give you all general updates...


So the product up for review is the Affirm Conditioning relaxer system P.H 4.5 5 in 1 Reconstructor with Argan, Pequi & Buritis oils!! *whew what a name!!!*









This product was recommended to me by a NHCG reader who narrated how effective it was in making her hair stop breakage, she said it was better than the Aphogee 2 min reconstructor, then I went online and the reviews on amazon were also great so I had to have it.


The Affirm brand is getting popular in these parts but I noticed its mainly their relaxers that 'posh'salons use but as usual Naija salons are still slacking in understanding hair and hair products, so ask an average stylist that works in one of the salons why they use the Affirm relaxer and she'l probably say, '' E good well well, my madam dey buy am from Yankee''. 

Well, I have stated my philosophy on relaxers, they are essentially the same components with different strengths... now my interest is more in conditioners like this that is why when I got this product and I noticed it was made to compliment the relaxer system, I didn't get the relaxer.

Right off the bat, the label states that it has a PH of 4.5 which is great because our hair's ph level is between 4.5 and 5.5 and relaxers, chemicals and such alter the hair's ph level leaving it susceptible to breakage, for this reason, you always need products like this to regulate your ph level. Those that came to the Salon Day out will remember I touched on this when I talked on hair porosity...

It also claims to be for damaged or fine, limp hair and has all those oils I listed above- Argan oil included(Argan oil dey reign oh, you'll hardly find a product that doesn't have Argan oil in it these days!!lol)

INGREDIENTS
Now to the ingredient's as listed-  It has water as its first ingredient, glycerin, cetearyl alcohol, urea, mineral oil :( a few cones, ceramide 3, hydrolized keratin, argan oil, some fruit extracts, sugar cane extract, a bunch of chemicals.


As you can see with all the keratin and ceramides( a form of protein) in it, this is a hard core protein treatment and even looks and draws like eggs when poured out;



DIRECTIONS

The directions say to apply after rinsing the relaxer, leave for 5 minutes and rinse off. I used it as a co-wash and a deep conditioner instead though( I never follow the 5 minute rinse off rule, my conditioners must do some WORK!!)


MY OBSERVATIONS
The smell? It is sooooo pungent, it lingers after you have washed it!! It must be all the fruit extracts they put in it!! #notcute walking around smelling like a bunch of fruit!!


How did it make my hair feel? well while my hair felt stronger, it had the coated feel I always get from products that contain significant amounts of mineral oil. Mineral oil was listed at the top of the ingredient list and so it did give off that ''you can't place your finger on it but your hair just feels coated'' feeling- LOL


Final Verdict; I am sorry but I will pick Aphogee 2 Minute reconstructor over this all day every day, it smells sweet but not too over powering and it definitely makes my hair feel great without the coat, wish they put its PH level on the bottle like Affirm did though but aside from that it's Aphogee all the way! Once this bottle is done , I don't think I will re purchase...

Now onto other news..... So after 7/6 years of never getting braids done( last time I had braids on was Law school in 2007/2008), well I finally I got them thanks to CROTCHET EXTENSIONS at the HUB!!!!






(Somebody is feeling her blonde locks!!)

So how it works is, I had my stylists twist/ braid the hair down a day or two before the appointment and when I arrived, all they did was hook the extensions to my woven all back braids, it was slightly more uncomfi than the last crotchet extension I did because the hair was different, twists were fuller, longer and thus heavier but I have been LOVING being blonde so much that I think this will be my go to protective style!!!



In other other news, THE LOC APPRECIATION DAY, WORLDWIDE is tomorrow and the Lagos chapter hosted by LOCITUDE BLOG has
Savvy & Chic HBH are official sponsors!! We have all our Jamaican Mango and Lime products as well Taliah Waajid products for locs and natural hair (but you know I'll use them any way :).


Plus we have Jamaican black castor oil infused with Rosemary oil as well as their Extra- Dark Jamaican black castor oil(the darker it is, the more potent it is) all sold at affordable prices and will be available at the Hub from Monday!!


10 Lucky guests will also have a FREE tub of the Hub's whipped Shea Butter- The Zingy Version(Whipped with peppermint oil, tea tree oil and glycerin).


Loc Starter Kit also up for grabs;

The Venue is The White Space, Ikoyi. 58 Raymond Njoku. Time is 4pm to 8pm.

It is sure to be an informative evening for all Loc'd or Loc'd to be guests, so please if you know any one interested invite them.

That's all for now, will keep up the blogging if you keep up the loving!!!*just made that up-wide grin*


Have a great weekend!!

P.S Fellow Importers, your imports are hereeeee as the July Import window opens, please send all orders to info@hairbeautyhub.com from 1st July to 7th July;



Xxx
Dabs

Sunday, 22 June 2014

GIVEAWAY WINNERS!!!

Hiya,
I know I said I'll announce the winners of the giveaway yesterday morning, but today is my Hub's birthday and I had some running around to do. Please Pardon me.


Without further ado, our friends at Random.org have helped us find 3 random numbers out of the correct answers!!!!


There were 27 correct answers out the 40 that were left... Yes the correct answers were;

 As I am is a Cleansing Conditioner
2) Procter and Gamble/ Clairol makes Hello Hydration
3) NOW Glycerine is derived from Vegetable Oil 

Or as I now know; Non- GMO Palm oil.

 The 3 numbers are 9, 25 and 19 respectively.






So the winners are;

Aidee Ekpoh- winner of As I am cowash.

Anonymous 14;32- winner of Hello Hydration

Idongesit- winner of glycerin


Please email me; Daboju@yahoo.com to claim your prices this week. To qualify you must be a non-Lagos resident.


Thanks so much to all those that participated, expect more giveaways...


Xxx
Dabs


Friday, 20 June 2014

NEW POST ON MY INTERIOR DECOR WITH DABS PAGE!!

Hiya,
Thanks to all that have entered the giveaway. The entry period is CLOSED and THREE winners will be announced in the morning but for now, feel free to check out a little transformation that took place over at my house(for those that like such things).

My Back Yard went from;

To;

FIND OUT MORE HERE


Xxx
Dabs

Sunday, 15 June 2014

THE SALON DAY OUT IN PICTURES!!

Hiya,
Been super lazy to sieve through all the 300 plus pictures that were taken at the Salon day out last week Sunday but I finally got to it, sat down and have brought them to you!!

Once again HUGE thanks to all the wonderful ladies and gents that stopped by on Sunday, we had a sign up sheet and 145 names were signed on at the end of the day- that was just mind boggling to me considering my last salon day outs though they had a different format, only attracted about 20 people max!!


So without much a do, here are some pics from the day;

GORG LADIES WALKING THE RED CARPET;

































VENDORS AND PRESENTATIONS;

KALOS BEAUTY Brought to us the brand MORINGER FOR LIFE; They offered moringer face masks amongst other moringer treats, loved their moringer lip balm which I got to try...




COURVEZ SKIN CARE; Brought us sugar scrubs, great for exfoliating. She also talked about the importance of drinking spring water, Evian to be specific :)

                                 


STELLA'S ADDICTION-  Stella's presentation was about threading eyebrows..


Her Volunteer...
The After;



NAZURI CURLS- Ifeyinwa brand rep of Nazuri curls showed us her collection of natural looking weaves perfect for ladies with natural hair.




Then it was time for the porosity test; Tolullope volunteered and we put her hair in a bowl of water and watched to see how it sank...



But it didn't...it floated, so I asked for another volunteer while Tolullope's hair floated :) 

Both hairs finally sunk as I shared tips on balancing hair porosity and the dangers of low or high porosity...

Another vendor; WIGS BY TYPE 4 presented their machine made u-part wigs...

Lade of the blog Rehairducation and her sister assured the audience of the durability and versatility of the wigs...
The After;


Then we had the Moisture deep condition up next with Sekemi;


The treatment we whipped up contained; Palm oil, conditioner, castor oil, aloe vera juice and honey...

Then while she went under the steamer, Tayo of MY MAKEUP NG came on. She showed us how to air brush...




The After;

Kemi Lewis of KL NATURALS demonstrated a hair mask using rhassoul clay on Berry Dakara.


She said with the clay mask, you don't need to wash or condition-it does both.

From the way Berry was feeling her hair afterwards, I concluded that I have to try Rhassoul clay!

Next up was Leslie Okoye of Cookie Skin who took on questions about skin care and skin issues...


The rep from HAIRVEN demonstrated how their products work to keep hair extensions shinny and long lasting.


Next up was Protein Deep Conditioning with Sheyi...we mixed cholesterol conditioner, aloe vera juice, coconut milk and coconut oil and an egg.


Applied it all round her hair and showed the audience quick massaging tips.




The After; :)





The final tutorial was trying out the Beautiful Textures Texture Manageability System that claims to have the ability to transform natural hair to straight hair for 6 weeks without reversion...Mayokin was the volunteer for this tutorial;


We read the instructions together;



I put out my disclaimer, just in case all her hair decided to fall out! LOL
The instructions said after washing and conditioner, we should apply the leave in conditioner and wait 20 mins, so in the mean time another vendor- Dr. Egypt made a presentation.

When the time was up, we blow dried as instructed and then straightened.

Right before our eyes, her hair was looking like she had a relaxer in it...


The TMS also left her hair shinny!!

THE AFTER; Straight hair that's supposed to stay that way for 6 weeks, we will check in on Mayokin for a 1 week post TMS Verdict...


SHOPPING & SOCIALIZING!!














THERE WAS A BLOGVESSARY CAKE!!





Time for the RAFFLE DRAW;

A random number was picked from the basket...

After 2 tries and the ladies picked had left, we tried a third time and ...

Ebele's name was called out to her's and our delight, she was sitting at the very front row!!


EBELE WINNER OF THE SECURA FACE AND HAIR STEAMER!!


And with that, a very successful salon day was concluded!!! I'd like to say a big thank you once again to everyone for the support!

To those who could not make it, I am doing 3 giveaways ( You must however NOT live in Lagos but within Nigeria, Sorry Int. readers, I'll plan something for you guys) 

To win any of the following, 













fill in the blanks (clues may be on the bottle :) )-


Q. 1- AS I AM IS A ____________________ CONDITIONER.

Q.2 ________________________________ COMPANY MAKES HELLO HYDRATION.

Q.3 NOW GLYCERINE IS DERIVED FROM ____________________________


There will be 3 winners chosen randomly but the products will be given in the order in which the entries were made!!

A CORRECT ENTRY SHOULD ANSWER ALL THREE QUESTIONS CORRECTLY.

ENTRIES CLOSE ON FRIDAY JUNE 20TH, 12 MIDNIGHT!!

GOOD LUCK : )

Have a blessed week!!

Xxx
Dabs