5 Blogs 5 Days: Good Hair

Greetings ever faithful readers/subscribers…. you truly are my sunshine on a cloudy day. Please forgive my disappearing act, it is far from my intention to desert you as a result of my time mismanagement or straight-up laziness.

In a bid to ditch my slothful ways, I have taken on a self-inflicted challenge and I really do hope to get engrossed in it. This week, I have decided to let you in 5 of my favourite blogs/bloggers; and what it is about their blogs that really captivates me. I will try my utmost to keep the list versatile with each blog distinct from the previous and yet focused on the usual: Style, Fashion, Beauty and Hair.

Good Hair: Curly Nikki

I need not emphasize that I went natural a little over a year ago and so natural hair blogs have pretty much been my hair bible and motivation. Needless to say, kicking off my 5 in 5, is Curly Nikki and the below listed are reasons why….

1. First and foremost, what I like about this blog is the general aesthetic and structured organisation. The padded walls (although red) are not distracting neither are they overpowering; on the contrary I find them quite relaxing, balanced and focused in line with CN’s mission to promote self-esteem.

It’s so easy to navigate through the different pages of the CN blog. Every tab is subdivided into different pages addressing different topics. My favourite to date although, has got to be the Recipes Page under Basics. I love trying new hair recipes and this page is definitely my ‘Go-To’ page for yummy natural hair recipes.

2. The CN blog covers everything from transitioning to children’s hair. There’s no question I’ve thought to ask, that hasn’t already been addressed and in addition to that, did I mention that there’s a forum.

3. The blog has a dictionary (Hallelujah!). When I first got the Big Chop, I was totally clueless about what ‘sealing’, ‘3abc/4a/4b/4c’ hair types and twist outs. Thankfully, there was a dictionary I could reference.

You don’t need to be natural to visit Curly Nikki, you just need to want to look after your hair delivering healthy and beautiful results.

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Ps:I’m back! ๐Ÿ™‚

African Queen

It’s been a year since the Big Chop and I must admit the road to becoming the ultimate “African Queen” has been paved with tempting Chemical Crack and damaging heat applicators. All the same, I have remained ever faithful to my afro dream.

Below are pictures of Teyona Parris and Janelle Monae my latest hair inspirations. I’ve also snuck in pictures of my ‘fro a year on. Hope you like…..

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Ps: I am the definition of moody right now! Anyone that steps on my toes WILL get it!

Summer Candies

DOT is a quirky accessories brand relaying its love of fashion with a hint of African heritage. With a distinct aesthetic and unconventional use of materials, DOT is fearless and individualistic, expressing the art of craftsmanship in each bag she constructs.

Dorothy Ughenu is the mastermind behind DOT. Her vision was first brought to reality in 2010 however today, under the label are several sister labels including DOT PRIVร‰, DOT HERITAGE and DOT DOT.

DOT
Dot is the eponymous line of handmade leather accessories

DOT PRIVร‰
The high-end priced luxury line and features limited-edition and one-off accessories.

DOT HERITAGE is Afri-politan; African in origin and Cosmopolitan in perspective. Heritage is inspired by the tribes and people of Africa with distinctive DOT DNA that is fun, quirky and fearless. Dot Heritage re-imagines Africa in the new world.

DOT DOT
Dot Dot is the young and edgy diffusion line of Dot.

DOT debuted at the MTN Lagos Fashion and Design Week in October 2011 and has since become a cult favorite amongst fashionistas. This collection โ€œSummer Candiesโ€ is an expansive continuation of the first collection โ€œGeoโ€, inspired by geometric shapes and lines. The โ€œsummer candiesโ€ 2012 lookbook was inspired by Alice in Wonderland.

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Photo Credit
Creative Director, Dot – Dorothy Ughenu
Contact Details: dotfashions@gmail.com
07087721482/08182446507
Styling and style direction: Bidemi Zakariyau (Le Style Fusion)
Photography: Echi Illustrations
Dress: Meena
Model: Whitney Umeh
Make up: Chi Chi of Faceville
Location: The Clauds, Lekki
Follow Dot on twitter: @dotfashions
For sales or any other enquires please contact Dorothy on 07087721482/08182446507

xXx
PS: I had unlimited tech issues uploading this blog…. So glad it’s finally up. I love DOT!!!!