Introducing AfroRiri Satin Sleep Cap with Built-in Hair Conditioner

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Say good bye to old fashioned black hair net caps that do nothing for your hair. Say hello to AfroRiri Satin Sleep Caps with Built-in Conditioner to maintain your hair moisture while saving your hair style.

Introducing AfroRiri Satin Sleep Caps made with love and consideration for females trying to achieve great hair. AVAILABLE IN ALL SIZES.  Children sizes available too.

Call +2348187844321, whatsapp +2348187844327 or email afroriri@outlook.com to order or find out the nearest store you can get yours!

Available in Nigeria, Ghana, London and Ukraine. Hurry now while stock lasts!

We recommend this caps for every woman who wants to take care of her hair and look elite and classy doing it.

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If you are in Lagos, this is a perfect way to start your public holiday

exhibitionLagos, you asked and we delivered.

Rose di Omimi is putting together another “Ready to wear” Fashion trunk show/exhibition for all you fashion, beauty and style lovers.

AfroRiri Haircare will be there giving free natural hair consultation. Also, there will be our full range of AfroRiri Haircare products available for purchase. A very rewarding package awaits all who visit our stand that day.

So, come along with friends and loved ones to experience this fantastic event.

All winners of the AfroRiri Haircare Giveaway who live in Lagos are expected to come and receive their gifts at the event. Entry is FREE.

You know we can never have enough of it. Come and experience the fabulous effects of beauty fantastic hair care, stylish trends, amazing fabrics and gorgeous dresses all coming together to dazzle you. There will be music, models, drinks and all. This fashion Trunk show/exhibition is hosted by Rose di Omimi Fashion and supported by St. Eve magazine. It will take place at 15 Udi street, Osborne Estate Ikoyi on suday 27th July, 2014 by 1pm. Make sure you invite your family, friends and loved ones.

How to use red Hibiscus for the hair and its benefits

 
Most of us are familiar with hibiscus plants, very few are aware of their use for hair care. In fact, the plant has been highly valued in India and certain other Asian countries for its uses in hair and skin care. It is an important herb used in various hair treatment products. You may find hibiscus extracts in many hair care products like oils, shampoos, and conditioners.
 
 
How to Use Hibiscus for Hair

Hibiscus can be used on the scalp and hair in different ways. You may use it to prepare hair oil or as a shampoo or conditioner.

 

  1. In order to prepare hibiscus hair oil, you have to take a few flowers and leaves (preferably red flowers). You need half a cup of chopped flowers and leaves for this purpose. Crush them well and mix with a cup of coconut oil. Cook the mixture over low heat, till fumes develop. As soon as you notice the fumes, turn off the heat and allow the oil to cool, before storing. Gently massage a small amount of this oil before bath, at least two times a week. You may rinse it off with a mild shampoo.
  2. Hibiscus cleanser: Once your paste is made up, you can use it as a hibiscus based cleanser or oil. All you need is four to five petals of hibiscus leaves, a few drops of olive oil and a small amount of water. Use a pestle to grind everything together until it forms a thick paste. Apply it to wet hair and leave it for 10-15 minutes before rinsing completely. You can use fresh or dry hibiscus and enjoy the same result.
  3. If you want to use hibiscus as a shampoo, you have to collect few leaves and flowers of hibiscus. Grind them to a fine paste and apply it on the scalp as well as hair. Let it settle for about ten to fifteen minutes. You can rinse this off with lukewarm water.
  4. You may also make a paste of hibiscus powder with water (or rose water) and apply the mixture on the scalp. Rinse it off after an hour.

This herb is used as such or in combination with other natural hair care products like henna and amla oil. You may try this natural remedy for keeping your hair healthy, soft, smooth, and shiny.

Wonders of Coconut oil

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  • Reduces protein loss in damaged  as well as undamaged hair

 

  • Has cooling effect for those who suffer scalp sweating

 

  • Conditions hair and protects from lice

 

  • Helps get rid of dandruff

 

  • Excellent for styling of hair

 

  • Nourishes dry hair and minimises split ends

 

  • Provides relief from problems of boils

 

  • Prevents baldness and grey hair

 

  • Adds softness and shine

 

 

Tutorial of the week: Bantu knots

bantuknotsSetting the style

  • Divide into manageable sections. Those with longer hair need fewer sections. Also, the curlier you want the bantu knot out to be, the more sections you want.
  • Moisturize. Whether it’s a simple spritz of water and yummy oils or a complete co-wash (wash hair with conditioner not shampoo), hydrate your coils! It makes it more pliable and it will hold the shape of the bantu knot better.
  • Detangle or smooth out your hair. This is optional, as some naturally curlies don’t use hair tools, or your hair may simple be very stretched or tangle-free already. This step is just to ensure you get a smooth, shiny curl and that your ends look neat. Hair should just be damp, not sopping wet. Otherwise, it will take forever to dry!
  • Apply a styler or curl cream. I suggest something with medium hold, because crunchy bantu knots are a pain to fluff out the next day! Here are some styler suggestions. Smooth the product down from root to tip.
  • Roll-twist each section of hair and wind it on top of itself. The goal is to create tiny buns (they’re not really “knots”) on top of your head. Once you get to the end of the rolled section, you can tuck it under the bantu knot and the pressure should keep it in place. If not, use a bobby pin or hair pin to keep it from unravelling.
  • At this point, you have a choice. You can wear the bantu knots as a style themselves or you can blow dry or sit under a dryer to set the style immediately. I usually do this style at night, and by morning it’s air-dried

The take down

  • Lightly lubricate your hands with your favorite oil or anti-humidity serum. This will prevent frizz if you’re a bit rough taking down the bantu knots.
  • Gently unravel each bantu knot.
  • Gently separate each section and fluff. Try not to cause frizz by constantly pulling apart each section, but manipulate the hair enough to cover the parts in your hair. Some people use an afro pick to lift the roots and hide the parts. If you have a looser texture, just run your hands through your roots and stop when you get to the curl formation.

You’re done! Enjoy your new ‘do!

Simple recipe for leave in Conditioner

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What You’ll Need

  • Water
  • two teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • two tablespoons of  your favorite conditioner (AfroRiri luxe detangling conditioner)
  • Spray bottle

Directions

  1. Mix ingredients in a spray bottle
  2. Shake well
  3. Spray on your hair

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Water is a natural miracle ingredient which supports hair vitamins consumption while assisting in healthy and efficient hair growth.

Olive oil retains moisture, nourishes your hair and is a fantastic conditioner. An olive oil treatment can improve the elasticity and strength of your hair far better than other essential oils.

Leave a comment below telling us if this post was useful. Have a lovely week. Xoxo!

9 INEFFECTIVE Moisturizing Practices

You’ve heard it before, over and over again — moisture is everything when it comes to natural hair health. Still, many naturals struggle with keeping their curls, kinks and coils well-moisturized. Perhaps you’re guilty of one of our 9 ineffective moisturizing practices. Check it out;

1. Moisturizing dirty hair/hair that has product buildup

The objective of moisturizing is to apply water-based product that penetrates the cuticle (outer layer) of the strand and infuse the cortex (inner layer) with water. If there is too much dirt or product on your cuticle, then there’s little chance that any moisturizing product you apply will make it to the cortex.

2. Using butters or oils as moisturizers

With the exception of a few oils, like coconut oil, that can penetrate the strand — oils and butters will sit on the OUTSIDE of your strand because they are SEALANTS, not moisturizers. Their purpose is to lock in moisture — not apply it. If your hair is feeling dry, and you apply a butter or oil, you are just weighing down dry hair, making it more brittle and susceptible to breakage.

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3. Using water based products without sealing

Just like oils and butters aren’t effective as moisturizers, water-based products — and water itself! — isn’t effective at moisturizing unless it’s sealed in. Water quickly evaporate out of the cortex unless a sealing product is applied to the lock it in.

*Note: Spritzes are a great daily moisturizing solution as they contain water, which penetrates the cuticle, as well as oils, that seal the water in. While they aren’t heavy-duty enough to provide long-term moisturizing, they are great as a daily refresher, in between moisture and seal sessions.

4. Under-moisturizing

Just like your body can be thirsty way before your throat actually feels parched, natural hair can need moisture way before it feels crunchy and dry. Start by moisturizing your hair at least once a day. If, in the following hours, your hair feels wet and mushy, you can cut your moisturizing down to every other day. If it still feels dry, then you might need to up your moisturizing to twice daily.

5. Neglecting the re-moisturizing process after a shampoo

Shampooing is a bit of a paradox when it comes to moisturizing — you are dousing your hair with water, while also stripping your strands of dirt and natural oils that help lock in moisture. So, in a sense, your hair is getting dryer as it gets wetter. The squeaky, super dry feeling your hair has after a shampoo is lack of lubrication, and its critical that it be replaced. Be sure to deep condition after every shampoo and follow up with a moisturize & seal.

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6. Using styling products as moisturizers

The primary purpose of styling products is NOT to improve the health of your hair. Just like the primary purpose of moisturizing products is NOT to sculpt and style your hair. There are some crossover products that can do both, but most will not. Liquid styling products might look tempting as a fill-in when you need a moisturizer but they might contain alcohols and mineral oil that will dry your hair out in the long run.

7. Focusing on roots instead of ends

Your ends are the driest part of your strands and most susceptible to breakage. The natural oils that your scalp secretes don’t travel down far enough to coat your ends, so it’s important that you are proactive in protecting them. Work moisturizing product into your hair from root to tip. Some naturals even limit their product application to the bottom 75% of their strands.

8. Over Moisturizing

Properly moisturized strands don’t feel soggy and wet, they feel supple and strong — even when they’re dry. Applying too much moisturizing and sealing product can leave your hair perpetually wet, making it difficult to style. Be even-handed with your product application. Not only will it make styling easier, but it will save your bed spread, couches, car seats, and anything else your hair comes into contact with.

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9. Deep conditioning/steaming for hours

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While there are a few treatments, like henna, that require long-term application, most deep conditioning treatments need 30 minutes or less. Many naturals feel that keeping treatments on overnight helps with softness and moisture, but an increasing number are realizing that 30 minutes (or whatever time the product instructions say) is just as effective as 8 hours. Keep in mind that the makers of your conditioner have tested the product, and know how much time it takes to be effective.

Are you guilty of anything on this list?

What are some ineffective moisturizing practices that you’ve been guilty of?