Why I finally got the Big Chop!

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With the protective styles trending and we ladies constantly looking for ways to retain and increase our hair lengths, we must give a thumbs up to all the brands out there working so hard to proffer solutions to our hair needs
Today on the blog, I’m reviewing one of Nigeria’s very own upcoming brands. Kemfulgence Makeovers started first by catering to Pro-Makeup needs of the female folks for birthdays, weddings, and all sorts of events. However, it eventually expanded her services to producing braided wigs.

Kemfulgence braided wig is a single strand hand-braided wig that comes sewn on tracks on a wig cap. It comes in different colors and partings (middle, side part, and all-back). It is made with Kenekalon extension.
The benefits of using this wig cannot be over emphasised.
  1. One major benefit is the need that inspired its production, which is having to sit on a spot for long hours just to get your hair done. With Kemfulgence braided wigs, you can switch your twists as easily as you want, depending on how many you own.
  2. What is more important to we ladies than protecting those edges? Don’t worry, Kemfulgence has got you all covered. This is perfect for maintaining or regrowing your edges while still rocking your senegalese micro twists.
  3. It can be customised for you to suit your style. This means you can choose your color, length, straight or curly. You can also go for the boxbraids options too. Isn’t this amazing?
  4. Finally, depending on the parting you choose (centre/all-back), you can style your wig to achieve different looks!! Yeepee!!!! So you are not stuck with just one look each time you wear it
 (See how I styled mine below…)




 To get this wig now, you can place your order here and here. Order is confirmed after payment, and can be delivered to your doorstep!

To spice things up, I embedded this video…I hope you like it.


I hope you loved this post. Hurry now and purchase your wigs…don’t forget to send your pictures with #kemfulgencebraidedwigs & #winniesstyle.
Do you like how I styled my wigs? Let me know which is your favourite and what color suits me more in the comment box below
Thanks for stopping by.

Xpression Curly Braids’ Review + How To Maintain A Synthetic Hair

Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas and happy holidays! I’m glad to share my final review of the year, also being my last review on ALL THE PRODUCTS I RECEIVED from X-pression this year. I can’t thank @xp4you enough for sending me these products. They literally kept me away from salons this year, while I enjoyed trying on different crochet styles: besta, ceres and nike.






Alright guys…I’m back again. The year is rounding up and this is the period most successful people take out time to review their year, analyse their successes, things they did well in, in 2016 and stuff they can do better in, in 2017. I have been working on my natural relaxed hair growth since 2015, and my journey has been quite successful. I must say I made some mistakes, which is why I decided to re-strategize so as to achieve greater results in 2017.

These are basically my hair growth goals, however, I decided to go public with it, in hopes that someone out there will be encouraged to take the same steps with me. Now, the major reason I’m going public with my hair goals, just like I did with my fashion goals is so that you, my dear visitor/reader/friend can share in my hair journey as well as help us put a check on one another  lest we deviate or get carried away with trends.

I purposely used the first person pronoun, because, when setting goals, you need to personalize it and state it as you intend to achieve it.

Goal#1. I will be doing lots of natural hairstyles. Growing up in Nigeria, we had two major natural ways for growing hair long … essential oils or not, hair treatments or not. One of them is cornrows (a.k.a weaving). It is generally believed that cornrows thicken as well as make your hair fuller. So cornrows will play a major role in what I’ll be doing with my hair in 2017.
Goal#2. I will engage my hair in a little T.B.T.C (Throw Back To Culture) in 2017. This one is the second generally believed way to grow your hair long in Nigeria. It also serves as a natural  way to straighten your hair without applying heat. This method is the ‘threading’ known in my language as ‘isi eri’ (meaning thread hairstyle). I don’t know how I’m going to pull that off, but I intend to try this style…I hope it turns out fine.
Check out this video by girlsloveyourcurls for more details:
Goal#3. 1 will use only 1 or 2 brands (at the most) for my hair products. I intend to use Vitalea’s Olive Oil products and /or profectiv products on my hair. This is to reduce the number of products I use on my hair, as well as make it possible for me to know what exactly is good/bad for my hair. Too many products may be confusing and I may not be able to track what could be resulting in any form of defects (though I’m not expecting any).
Goal#4. I will employ the use of essential oils to facilitate the work being done by whatever brand I finally choose to work with. Right now, I have olive oil, argan oil and Jamaican Black Castor Oil… I will use as much oils as I can lay my hands on.
Goal#5. I will use various natural products to deep condition, e.g: avocado, oils, eggs, etc.

These are what I have on my list for now. Are you a natural hair enthusiast? What other ideas will you recommend to help me and other beautiful ladies out there grow our hair long.


I know I’ve been yanking a lot about hair lately, and trust me, I know…so don’t get fed up and thank you for sticking with me through it all.


From the featured Image on this post, you can see the difference between my hair in 2015 and in 2016 right? Totally. I didn’t realise the change until recently too. I mean, I know I started doing things much differently in 2016 as relates to my hair,
but I wasn’t really keeping track. Being that I have struggled with a stunted hair growth, breakages and dandruff in the past, I must say, a lot have changed lately, and I want to share allmy tips, secrets and routine with you. I already started with my post on how to prep your hair before protective styling.
I got so tired of how weak my hair have become, which inspired my research on how to grow my natural hair, relaxed or not. I saw a lady take off a weave-on one day at a salon and I couldn’t help complement how long her hair was. One thing you need to understand is, some people are just blessed to have natural long hair while others aren’t. Now for those who have to work their way through it, this is for you.
Yeah right! I too didn’t know this before. Stop! Stop! Stop! It’s just like the saying, “sweet things are most times harmful.” I know how cute our African hair (especially 4Cs) look when we retouch it, but trust me, it does more harm than good. It causes hair weakness and breakage. That’s why most times when we park our hair, it feels so light and small. So if you want to maintain the strength and length of your hair, this is one tip to consider. A for me, I hammer it into the ears of any stylist that is retouching my hair to keep it to the roots. I don’t just stop there, I keep tabs on them to ensure they do so.
It’s highly prohibiting for you to apply relaxer more than three (3) time in a year.  If you can go as low as just twice or once a year, good for you! This is highly recommended if you are still interested in growing your hair any longer. However note that, though your hair may be long and full, as soon as you stop treating it right, it will begin to show. I always had a stash of relaxer at home in the past, but since I changed my routine, relaxer is now the last thing on my shopping list, that is if it enters. In 2016, I think I have retouched my hair just twice…and that will be all for the year.
YEEPEE!!!! You guys know I’m a sucker for protective styles. If I had known about them the past 5 years…hmmmm…anyway, yes! Protective styles are simply hairstyles that protect your hair from all forms of manipulations that inhibits growth or affect your hair negatively. Such manipulations include; constant combing, applying dry-based get, relaxing, bonding, etc. So far, I have focused more on crotchet braids, though I intend to look at other options from next year. You can also do twist outs, cornrows, weave-ons, wigs etc.
Usually, one should be able to wear protective styles for at least six weeks, depending on which style you choose. Styles like twist-outs and crotchet braids last quite long. Cornrows may need to be renewed constantly.
NOTE: Ghana weaving (as it is called in Nigeria) is not protective styling ooo…your baby hairs will be in big trouble, sooner or later. I recommend cornrows you start with your natural hair, not with a hair extensions (attachment).
This is an essential part of hair growth in that, they come in handy on days you don’t want to make your hair or are not ready to go to the salon, but you don’t mind having a nice hair do too. Wigs come in different forms and style, from the minimal to the highly expensive glamorous ones. Make your choice. I have a couple of wigs too. They help limit how much I manipulate my hair when it’s not done. All I need is to braid my hair into a few cornrows, then I wear my wigs off and on, anytime I’m set to go out. Wigs are also interesting hairpiece as they are easy to put on and easily complete your look and it also gives a sense of having your favourite hairstyle with you to wear anytime you want.
I hear lots of wash hair once a week…hmmmmm…let’s be real folks, who has that kind of time? I for one don’t. However, I’m certain that at least half of the female population will have time once in a month to wash their hair. This is also important because it will shock you to know that some people don’t wash their hair: and how you wash your hair also matters, which brings me to my next tip…
This is the “HOLY-GRAIL” of your hair growth! Condition your hair each time you wash, you can even do it before (pre-poo) and after (steaming)…and with a product that is right for your hair. Discovering this aspect of hair treatment has really made me have a different value for and relationship with my hair. I can say, it has been one of my favourite things I did with and will continue to do to my hair.
Throughout 2016, I trimmed my hair about twice. Apart from the growth aspect, I saw that my hair regain its strength. I love the way it feels now when I pack it into a ponytail. I also noticed I no longer have lots of breakage when I comb. Usually, I will throw the extra (broken) hair from the comb and trash it, but since this year, I look for hair to trash, and it’s either too small or there is none. Remember those ends that have gone through many relaxer applications and other treatments…the bad thing is, when they break, they pull and extra length and if possible other hairs with them, and you don’t want that.
Part of my hair revamping goals was to use less heat on my hair. When I’m not washing my hair myself, I go to the salon a few days ahead of the intended day of making my hair. That way, I’d let my hair air-dry. Too much heat reduces the moisture content of the hair, which in turn causes hair breakage. If you let your hair air-dry, you’d notice it remains soft and silky, even if you eventually straighten it. Even then, flat ironing is also a form of heat application and should also be reduced to the barest minimum.
So that’s about all of it. I hope you have learnt a thing or two. I encourage you to go ahead and do things differently and see the changes in a few months. I look forward to hearing your stories too! 

If you have any suggestions or think I left anything out, feel free to drop your comments or email me.


REVIEW: #XperienceXpression with Xpression Ceres

Today I’m bringing you another one of my crochet braids styles, courtesy of the X-pression Brand yet again. Did I mention that my reviews on their products here and here this year were sponsored?

Well, so is this one.
…actually they sent me 4 packs each of Nike, Besta, Ceres and Curly Braids. I love to use products before reviewing them…so take note, just in case.

Before now, I was using only the X-pression Kanekalon for braids, but with the crochet braid trend, I fell in love with all their crochet products. I must say that I’m totally sold to crochet styles and I am glad Nigeria has a local brand that meets my style needs. 
Do I love the X-pression Ceres? Yes, and it is because of the amazing stuff you can do with it. You can use the hair for various styles (as indicated in the pack) and even come up with your own style (like I did). Each pack costs between N1000 – N1500 and I used Just 1 pack for this particular style. Depending on the look you are going for, you can use more than one pack, if you need the hair to be very full.
In a pack, there are six bunches of hair. Cut each of the bunches in two (equals 12), then out of each half, make out 5 braids for instalment. In essence, one pack can get you (5 x 12) 60 braids. Roll each braid on your perm rod, put them in a bowl and pour hot water. Dry the hair in a towel, then detangle them form the rods.
Braid your hair. I made medium size braids upwards, to the centre of my scalp. Do 4 big braids in front, joining them with the tips of the smaller ones. Start installing your braids.
I loved the hair, and I’m yet to explore the hair and I will do well to keep you posted on my findings. Anyway, I wore this style a week, majorly because the hair got strong and sponge-like. It was dull. I did try to moisturize it and apply oil, but it got worse. So far, I think this hair isn’t water friendly (if you are wearing it as coils).

I recommend that you use it for braids (kinky braids), which you can curl after braiding…as seen in the pack. That should last longer. You can also use it to fix ‘afro’, for which you do not need to immerse it in water. In this case, you will be wearing the hair in its natural state. It Also lasts longer with this style too.




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Have you used this product before? Do you know any similar product that can be used to achieve the same look? Kindly share your thoughts and experience in the comments section.