Tips on HOW TO USE YOUR COCONUT OIL

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Women have used coconut oil for centuries as a hair and skin enhancer, but only recently have we caught on to the wonders of this super food. Coconut oil protects and nourishes textured hair and skin in ways that other oils do not. Learn how to properly care for yourself with coconut oil.

1. Pre-shampoo treatment

Did you know that washing your hair is damaging to your hair fibers? Every time you wash or wet your hair, your hair fibers swell to accommodate the water, and then contract as it dries. This act of expanding and contracting causes the hair cuticle to crack, split and fray.

As a solution, apply coconut oil to your hair a few hours before you wash your hair. Because coconut oil can penetrate the hair fiber and protect your hair from absorbing too much water, your hair will remain stronger and healthier over time.

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Tips on HOW TO USE YOUR COCONUT OIL

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AFRORIRI LUXE COCONUT OIL

Women have used coconut oil for centuries as a hair and skin enhancer, but only recently have we caught on to the wonders of this super food. Coconut oil protects and nourishes textured hair and skin in ways that other oils do not. Learn how to properly care for yourself with coconut oil.

1. Pre-shampoo treatment

Did you know that washing your hair is damaging to your hair fibers? Every time you wash or wet your hair, your hair fibers swell to accommodate the water, and then contract as it dries. This act of expanding and contracting causes the hair cuticle to crack, split and fray.

As a solution, apply coconut oil to your hair a few hours before you wash your hair. Because coconut oil can penetrate the hair fiber and protect your hair from absorbing too much water, your hair will remain stronger and healthier over time.

2. Fight Frizzy Hair

Because oil and water do not mix, you can use coconut oil to fight frizz and keep your hair looking smooth and shiny.

3. Organic Makeup Remover

Give your face a break from harsh chemicals that strip oils. Remove your foundation and eye makeup with coconut oil. You’ll also find that it’s super hydrating.

4. Message Oil

Coconut oil is an effective lotion, especially for people who suffer from conditions that cause dry, rough, and itchy skin. Place a tablespoon of organic coconut oil, rub in your hands, and feel the oil melt at the touch. The oil will absorb right into the skin.

We hope this helped you. Comment below telling us how you use your coconut oil. Also, to order AfroRiri Luxe Coconut Oil, simply click on ‘Shop Afroriri’ on the blog or email afroriri@outlook.com.

Have a lovely week and stay naturally fabulous. Xoxo!

Introducing AfroRiri Haircare

 

 

Hello Beautiful People, we are very happy to introduce you to AfroRiri Haircare, the answer to Africa’s children hair needs which results in a win-win! At last, products have been developed with African hair in mind. Our products are made with the finest ingredients in nature to give your hair it’s right nourishment. With this combination, your hair is a winner!

AfroRiri Haircare is a baby of House of Radiance Limited, a company dedicated to authentic beauty, fashion and lifestyle. AfroRiri Haircare started as a result of numerous questions being asked by different people regarding how the founders were able to maintain their natural hair to look so gorgeous all the time.

AfroRiri hair products are made with the finest natural ingredients that nourish the hair to make it grow beautifully. Our products are hand made and sustainable resulting in Luxe Organic African Hair care products. The products are all budget friendly because they were made with everyone in mind.

Our mission is to promote natural hair and to give every woman the confidence she deserves because we know that every woman is beautiful and a masterpiece. Therefore, we work on developing the finest products to help the African woman manage her natural hair and also tackle her hair problems making her natural hair journey an enjoyable one.

Our vision is to promote a positive image of Africa and her people. We are also dedicated to giving back to the community. We have different range of products suitable for natural, relaxed and texlaxed hair. 10% of our sales goes to charity. Joyfully, we tell you that our products will be the best you have ever purchased because they work very well. The fact that they are natural should make your hair and skin tingle. More importantly, they contain all the required nutrients a doctor would prescribe. Our team comprises of a young medical doctor, a biotechnologist and a business administrator/model/tried and tested user of AfroRiri Haircare products, who are here to answer all your questions and recommend the best products for you.  For questions, enquiries, orders and free hair consultation, contact us.

 

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Phone Number: +234 8187844321 , +2348187844327, +447586560755
Email: afroriri@outlook.com, thehouseofradiance@gmail.com
Facebook: AfroRiri Haircare
Instagram: @afroririhaircare
Twitter: @AfroririHair
Products available in Nigeria, London and Ukraine.
Cheers!

ANSWER OF ‘GUESS WHO’ GAME?

Hello beauties, the answer to our AfroRiri Hair Games Saturday: Guess who?! is…… (drum roll)…… SOLANGE KNOWLES!! Unfortunately, no one got it right after two weeks, but not to worry, we will be posting another game up shortly. Please guess and also complete all the instructions attached to the game. We have amazing giveaways comprising of luxe hair products that will nourish your natural hair. We will arrange with the winners on how to deliver their gifts to them. Good luck beauties and have an amazing weekend. Isn’t Solange’s hair naturally fabulous?! (big smile) Xoxo!!

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AfroRiri WCW

At AfroRiri Haircare , our Wednesdays are dedicated to naturalistas we admire and love. Hopefully, by seeing our WCW you are encouraged to continue your natural hair journey.

Our WCW is Nigeria’s own Onyeka Onwenu. She has never stopped looking beautiful.

Onyeka Onwenu (born 31 January 1952 ) is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, actress, journalist, politician, and former X Factor series judge. She is the youngest daughter of the Nigerian educationist and politician. She is a former chairperson of the Imo State Council for Arts and Culture and currently the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of the National Centre for Women Development.

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Onyekan Onwenu possess a B.A. in International Relations and Communication of the Wellesley College of Massachusetts, USA, and a Masters Degree in Media Studies from The New School for Social Research in New York. She worked for many years at the United Nations in New York before
returning to Nigeria in 1980, where she completed the mandatory one-year National Service, at NTA where she made an impact as an articulate, incisive and fearless reporter. In 1984, she wrote and presented the internationally acclaimed BBC/NTA documentary called “Nigeria, A Squandering of
Riches” which became the definitive film about corruption in Nigeria as well as the intractable Niger Delta agitation for resource control and t against environmental degradation in the oil rich region of Nigeria.  She has also served on the board of the NTA.

Onyeka Onwenu began her music career in 1981 while still working with the NTA , releasing the album “For the Love of You”. Originally a secular artist, she now sings mainly gospel music, and continues to write and sing about issues as Health (HIV/AIDS), peace and mutual coexistence, respect for women
rights and the plight of children. Her latest effort titled “Inspiration for Change” focuses on the need for an attitudinal turn around in Nigeria.
She is into partnership with Paris-based La Cave Musik , headed by Nigerian cultural entrepreneur, Onyeka Nwelue and UK-based Jungle Entertainment Ventures , headed by musicologist, David Evans-Uhegbu . In 2013, she was named as one of the three judges on the Nigerian version of The X Factor .
A member of the People’s Democratic Party , Onyeka Onwenu was in the running to become Local Council Chairman of her native Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State , but was appointed Chairperson of Imo State Council for Arts and Culture by former governor Ikedi Ohakim . On
September 16, 2013, President Goodluck Jonathan appointed her the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of the National Centre for Women Development.

Onyeka Onwenu has also featured in numerous Nollywood movies and in 2006 won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

She is in the recent  movie Half of a Yellow Sun with Chiwetel Ejiofor.

As a child, I remember watching her videos on NTA and loving her grey hair patch (lol yes, grey hair is very gorgeous too, embrace it). The lovely Lady has always rocked a TWA (teeny weeny afro). I have never seen her in a weave or long hair before. She has aged so gracefully. She is the definition of a true naturalista who looks naturally fabulous!

So you see that having and wearing your own natural hair does not make you less successful. Onyeka Onwenu carries her natural hair confidently and has achieved great things being a natural beauty.

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Young Onyeka Onwenu

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Pretty Onyeka Onwenu recently

You too can be extremely successful even as a natural beauty!!!!

Stay naturally fabulous beautiful people till next time. XOXO!!

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Elegant beauty

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Onyeka!

Natural Hair Terms

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Michelle Obama, in her natural hair. Isn't she gorgeous?

Hello Lovelies,

Hope you are having a nice weekend!

There are a lot of jargons and abbreviations that are used in the natural hair community/movement. I decided to compile this listing of the commonly used terms that I may use on this site and that you may hear of during your natural hair research and journey. I am sure that there are many more to be added, if you know of some that are not listed here please don’t hesitate to contact me in order to have them added to the list. Hope this helps!

Big Chop (BC) – To cut all relaxed/chemically treated or heat damaged hair down to the new growth in order to start their natural hair journey.

Co-wash – To wash your hair with conditioner instead of shampoo, conditioner wash.

DC – Deep condition or to give your hair a deep conditioning treatment or mask.

Detangle – getting all of the kinks and tangles out of your hair. It’s best to detangle your hair while it is wet and full of a detangling conditioner.

Dusting – The trimming of 1/4″ of less of the ends of your hair.

Hair Type – You may have come across references in the natural curly hair community comment that they are 3c, 4a etc. These references are to a curly hair type classification system that all lovely natural locks fall in to:
     Type 2 wavy and tends to stick close to the head. The curl or wave is usually in the shape of a letter S.
             Type 2a thin and easy to straighten or curl.
            Type 2b medium textured tends to frizz.
           Type 2c hair is thick, course frizzes easy and resistant to styling.
     Type 3 curls form a loopy S pattern have a lot of body, well-defined, springy, soft and fine. Needs extra moisture.
           Type 3a very shiny, naturally loose and big. 
          Type 3b bouncy ringlets or tight corkscrews with a medium amount of curl.
          Type 3c kinky or very tight curls, fine in texture with a lot of strands densely packed together. Challenge to straighten.
     Type 4 kinky, or very tightly curled, clear visible curl pattern. Needs extra moisture because it can be fragile.
          Type 4a tightly coiled, when stretched, has an “S” pattern. Tends to have more moisture than 4b; definite curl pattern.
          Type 4b hair has less of a defined curl pattern, has a “Z” pattern. Instead of curling or coiling, the hair bends in sharp angles like the letter “Z”; feels like cotton.

Heat Damage – excessive heat styling of your hair. Heat crack’s the hair’s cuticle and withdraws moisture which leaves hair dry and brittle. If you use heat stylers way that you can tell if your hair has heat damage is when it’s wet. If there are sections that are straight do not form your natural curl pattern it may be damaged from heat.

Lengths – The objective of many naturals is to achieve length. And when you go natural and learn how to properly nurture your hair you will see tremendous growth. Many set natural hair length challenges that they aspire to. So you will see many make reference to the following:

     APL  Arm pit length
     BSL  Bra-strap length 
     CL  Chin length 
     MBL  Mid back length
     SL  Shoulder length

PJ = Product junky  – A person that is “addicted” to buying, collecting and trying hair care products.

Pineappleing – A technique for longer locks to putting it up at bedtime in order to preserve your curly hair style. Pull your hair up to the top of your head into a high but loose ponytail using a satin scrunchie or ouchless ponytail holder and go to sleep on a satin pillow case. I also use an oversized satin bonnet with this technique. In the morning take down and shake gently and your all of your curls are  preserved.

Scrunching – a technique to help with boosting your hair’s natural curl or wave pattern. You can use the scrunching technique on wet or dry hair. Scrunching is taking sections of your hair and crumple them into your hand and work up towards your scalp. Start with underneath sections then work your way up. For longer hair you may need to flip your head over or to the side to get all sections scrunched. If you scrunch wet hair dry it by sitting under a dryer, diffuse with a blow dryer or let air dry. I like to let mine air dry. Once dry, do not touch your hair unless you are scrunching in moisturizer, oil or glosser otherwise touching your hair at this point may make it frizzy or poof out.

Shingling –  a technique of applying a curl promoting styler to sections of your hair as you stretch and elongate to boost your hair’s natural curl pattern. When your hair is soaking wet and detangled, either after shampooing and conditioning or co-washing, section hair into small sections, apply product (creamy curl styler or gel, I prefer eco-styler argon oil gel) from roots to the ends of your hair while stretching your hair. I use my Denman brush after applying the product to stretch. Do this throughout your entire head of hair. When done with shingling, scrunch your hair all over to add a product like an anti-frizz serum or oil and to help define and set the curls. Then dry your hair by sitting under a dryer, diffuse with a blow dryer or let it air dry. I like to let mine air dry. Once dry, do not touch your hair unless you are scrunching in moisturizer, oil or glosser otherwise touching your hair at this point may make it frizzy or poof out.

Shrinkage – when your hair draws back or shrinks causing the length to look shorter than what it actually is. For example a lot of shrinkage happens when natural hair is styled in a wash & go. When that style completely dries your curls become tight and shrinks.

Stretching – a technique used to extend your shrunken curls, showing length.

Twist & Curl (TNC) – a curly hair style where you double strand twist your hair and roll the ends.

Transitioning – In stead of chopping off all of your chemically treated hair, you let your hair grow without getting more relaxers with the intent of going natural. When I transitioned I did regular deep conditioning treatments, got 1′ to 1.5 ” of my hair cut every 4-6 weeks and sometimes wore protective styles.

Twist Out – To double strand twist your hair let dry, either let air dry or sit under a dryer, gently take the twists apart and style.

Wash & Go (W&G or WNG) – To wash or co-wash your hair, add a styler cream or gel by shingling in, shake and Go. Let your hair air dry and go or dry using a diffuser.

I will stop here for now. Do have a lovely week. Remember, stay naturally fabulous! Xoxo!!