Sunday, 7 June 2015

My Big Fat Afro Meetup: Kinky/Curly Day Out - The Photos!

Yesterday's event was AMAZEBALLS. We had such an amazing turnout and I woud just like to say a massive, massive thank you to everybody who was able to make it (despite the rain!) and who helped make MBFA's first meetup a success. A special thank you to my partner in hair, Kate of Natural Curly Hair Care. Thank you so much for helping make this possible.

the earlybirds 

Zanzi Naturals

scored me one of these! result! 

Purple Earth

Unique Essentials

how BEAUTIFUL is this!

Kate of Natural Curly Hair Care doing a demo on our lovely hair model :)

these yarn braids though!


Friday, 5 June 2015

MBFA Meetup is finally here!! EDIT: VENUE CHANGE!

Poster courtesy of IDEA
My Big Fat Afro & Natural Curly Hair Care would like to invite you to:


This FREE meet-up is a great opportunity to meet other naturals, talk about hair and just mingle.

We will be giving information and answering questions on:
Hair Typing, Hair Care, Hair Products - different types and usage, How to mix your own products and various Hair Techniques e.g. LOC Method, Curl Defining, Henna Glossing

There will also be brief tutorials on: How to define curls, How To do two strand and flat twists, How to achieve a twist-out and more

Please bring with you any products you have questions on or don’t know how to use or that simply don’t work because as well as answering any product questions, there will also be a PRODUCT SWAP.
Venue: Monikos Kitchen on Gitanga Road in the Valley Arcade shopping centre (same complex as Java)
Date: Saturday 6th June 2015
Time: 1pm - 5pm
Cost: Absolutely Free! You only pay for what you order

Dress Code: Whatever you like smile emoticon
If you are interested in coming please comment below so we have an idea of numbers for the venue. See you tomorrow!! #superexcited

Saturday, 25 April 2015

How To Plan Your Wash Day If You Live In Africa*

*Yes, yes, I know Africa is not a country but damned if many of us don't recognise at least one of these problems. Plus, I'm a blogger, it's my right to base my writing on personal opinion, gross generalisations, poor research and plagiarism. #factsbedamned


Wash day is a big day for naturals anywhere in the world. But it's an even bigger deal if you live in a developing country where every day is an adventure.

1. First, check the newspaper to see if there is any power electricity or water rationing planned outages in your area. These are usually meant to last from 9am - 5pm but African Time means this is simply a rough guideline and should by no means be used to plan your day around.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

How Much Time Is Too Much To Spend On Your Hair?


I saw a thread the other day discussing how long women spend doing their natural hair every week. Some people were like 20-30 minutes (how??) while most said 1 or 2 hours. One poor honest sod said it takes her a day and a half and she got straight clowned! I was actually surprised by how many women were like 'Oh, it takes me hardly any time to do my hair start to finish' because, while I consider my hair low maintenance majority of the time, when it comes to wash day, #forgetaboutit. I have to stop for meals and everything. So I decided to run through my most frequent hair processes to see how many hours of my life I spend on my hair.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Would You Trust Your Partner To Do Your Child's Hair?

There are always pictures and videos making the rounds on the net of dads styling their daughter's hair. They're all super cute and make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside...until it happens to you.


My husband and daughter recently planned a two week holiday to go and visit his family. I was freaking OUT for probably a month before the trip because although he has watched me do her hair hundreds a bunch of times, he's never really paid attention to the intricacies of her hair regimen. You know what I mean. It's not just whacking on any old conditioner and off you go. Nooooo. The devil is in the details. Now in fairness, he has attempted on a few occasions to wash her hair but she never lets him. I mean, she's 2, she doesn't like anyone do her hair. Hair time usually consists of threats, pleas, bribes, coercion, distraction and good ol' mama-isn't-playing-anymore face. But Daddy is too soft and she sees him coming a mile off.