Monday, October 20, 2008



-courtesy of Sophisticates Black Hair

Which of the following describes your personality?
A. I am energetic and bubbly! I’m up for anything at any time.
B. I’m a very friendly person, but I’m a little bit sassy, too. Watch out!
C. I’m very grounded and stable. Don’t get me wrong- I like to have fun, but I always remember to reign it in before things get out of control.
D. I’ve been told that I’m sophisticated and refined. And though I do love drama, I won’t blow things out of proportion.

Which best describes your role in a GROUP setting?
A. I love the limelight
B. You won’t forget about me, I don’t hesitate to make my opinions known
C. I’m not a wallflower but in a group conversation I just like to sit back and listen.
D. I’ll give my opinion if I feel strongly about it. I don’t always say much, but when I do, it’s worth listening to.

Which best describes your style of dress?
A. My clothes are what you might call “free-spirited”
B. More earth tones, beiges and chocolate browns and shimmering golds. I DON’T DO PURPLE AND PINKS
C. I have clothes that are every color of the rainbow-from bright pinks to sunny yellows.
D. I go from urban glam to a more sophisticated style; it varies

How would you describe your career?
A. Like every aspect of my life, my career is unique and very creative.
B. Non-traditional, NO 9-5 FOR ME.
C. Professional setting, I deal with the public, business casual.
D. Ms. CEO, I am the boss of my domain.

What’s the biggest risk you’ve ever taken?
A. When I decided to change my career, spur of the moment, and I’ve never regretted it.
B. Bungee-Jumping.
C. Switched lunch order from Caesar salad to asian chicken salad.
D. Negotiated with my boss to get a raise.

How often are you visiting a SALON?
A. Love going to the salon, go once a week.
B. My stylist and I are best friends, and are always experimenting with new looks.
C. I am lax when it comes to takin care of my hair
D. I go to the salon regularly for new and FUNKY hair dos

How would u rate your confidence level?
A. I know I can tackle whatever comes my way, BRING it on WORLD.
B. I’m very confident, depending on the day.
C. I do have insecurities, but I am comfortable with the way I look and feel about myself
D. I have a quiet confidence, I’m not standing on rooftops bragging about myself. I am not completely withdrawn and self conscious.


- iF You answered......

mostly A’s your mane color is BLONDE: very sensous and sexy. A high-profile look.

mostly B’S you mane color is RED: very bold and adventurous.

mostly C’s your mane color is BRUNETTE: wants to have fun but look professional. High powered career woman

mostly D’S your mane color is BLACK: very regal, strong personality. She’s in control of things and still classy.


Is your Hair shedding more than you like?
Then you need to use a shampoo and conditioner that contains VITAMIN E. or Use a VITAMIN E. oil treatment after. Vitamin E helps in strengthening your hair. A really good product is Soft & Beautiful moisturizing complex that is great for dry hair and alleviating it from shedding. It is also very important to TRIM hair every 6 weeks as to prevent split ends.
Looking for a way to have shiny hair without dripping with Oil?
Try Motions at Home salon sheen, Oil sheen, and conditioning spray which is silicone based and makes hair shiny and easy to comb.

Experiencing Hair-Loss?
Hair-lossed is often most caused by lack of blood circulation due to a constant tuggin and pullin of hair. Remember to losen hairstyles and massage the scalp area to increase blood circulation

Looking for quality Hair products?
Be on the look out for panthenol: which is a vitamin B complex factor that has been shown to add strength and body to the air. Also if you have Natural hair be sure to look out for products with Shea butter, as they contain a lot of moisturing ingredient.

Using the same shampoo and conditioner for more than a YEAR?
It is important to switch your conditioner and shampoo every 6 months, because continuous use of these products can cause your hair to build up residue leaving it limp and dry.

KNOTTED up by your natural hair?
Then use a leave-in conditioner. Spray on hair till damp and then gently brush from tip to roots. Applying a leave-in conditioner between shampoos makes combing easier and reduces shedding and hair breakage.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Blogs and Websites.

Hello guys! I don't know if some of u know but I also write a blog called Q-essential woman, but I will be closing that now to focus on contributing to the BELLANAIJA.COM website, but I still will be on the full time with on my Hair info and tips. With that said, here are some interesting Blogs and websites I came across:


For more HAIR INFO: email me at or

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Natural Hair and Keri H.

10 Tips for Caring for your Natural Hair.
-Courtesy of Braids and Beauty magazine

1. Apply a moisturizing conditioner by massaging the product into the hair, smoothing the cuticle along the hair shaft. Cover the hair with a plastic cap and allow the conditioner to activate for at least 15 minutes. For deeper conditioning sit under a hooded dryer set on warm (not hot) for ten minutes. Rinse, dry and style the hair

2. CHAMOMILE can brighten and soften oily hair. Preferably use a satin scarf to cover the hair at bedtime.

3. Remember TOO MUCH STRESS can weaken the hair, causing it to break more.

4. Curl your hair without chemicals by using STRAW-SETS
Apply setting lotion and wrap small sections of the hair around a drinkin straw. Smaller hair sections equal tighter curls.
After drying the hair under a hooded dryer, gently unwrap it from the straws. Oil the curls and roll out with more “spring” in ur hair.

5. Use ALCHOL-FREE products to maintain shiny, healthy hair. For frizz-free curls, maximum volume and body use a diffuser with your blow dryer, set at its lowest temperature and speed.

6. Treat your hair to a HOT-OIL treatment twice a month.

7. you can ROD SET your braids fro more texture and volume. Apply oil sheen to brighten the look and finger-comb the curls to style

8. DETANGLE your hair with a LARGE-tooth comb.

9. You can now LOCK and TWIST your hail with ORGANIC root stimulator’s locs and twist gel, it holds and moisturizes naturally.
COCONUT MILK, SUCROSE and SOYBEAN work together to give you twists that stay put and moisture that doesn’t fade. Enjoy great styling without flakes and hardness from alcohol and synthetic products.

10. Maintaing a healthy diet for a HEALTHY hair, meaning, including proteins and vitamins to your diet.


I was watching Channel O and saw Keri Hilson's new (don't know how long its been out there) music video "ENERGY". I absolutely LOVE her hair, very ORIGINAL, very CUTE and Sassy. This gurl is def. a HAIR DIVA to watch!!


So at the Launching of the 2nd edition of the Nigerian Music Video Awards (NMVA) I came across this gurl with a really cool Hair-cut (more like a Hair weave cut) and decided to take a pic of her, she only agreed to do it if I hid her face, but anyways want to do u think? Def. a upgrade from the usual RIHANNA hair-do I see everywhere. (My gawd can people give that style a rest?)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Hair Magazines

Hey guys, I've gotten a couple of emails asking me about Hair mags and wat not, well here are a couple that I am addicted:

Along with HYPE HAIR MAGAZINE (not featured)



Looking for great Synthetic braiding hair? CheckOUt Bobbi Boss Braids:

Not exactly sure what extention will help u create a certain look? check out this guide from Braids magazine.

For more questions contact me:


As I blog this am at working lookin at my back every five minutes to make sure that my "FRENEMY" cannot read this ish...

so guess wat,

So like I have this friend at work, or so I thought, who when I first met her had the ubiqutous "RIHANNA" do right? and it was like Jet BLACK, so me on the other hand was rocking my signature color 4/27 braids, and so a friendship was born right...we went on assignments together, covered stories together, gisted about some of the pervs in this office...u know basically become like "works sisters". So anyways, I noticed last week she kept asking me, oh wat kind of extensions did u use? where did u get ur hair did? and my own braids are long and she was like, how can u stand LONG braids, isn't it annoying? oh my goodness I can't do long braids,...blah, blah, blah, anyways...

so yesterday morning, while I was typing away at my desk, in comes this EFFIN HEFA with my EFFIN HAIR-DO....exact HAIR-DO!!! I was effin HAIR JACKED IN BROAD DAYLIGHT!!!

Exact 4/27, Exact 18 inches, Exact extensions EVERYTHING!!!!

am sorry I am not one of those gurls that likes to do the same hair with everyone, forgive me but I like to look a tad bit different, but my work buddy torned out to be a BACKSTABBIN hefa that stole my hair-style, what next my IDENTITY????

lol, I just had to get that off my chest!