All posts tagged: The Kinky Apothecary

Haircare: My Natural Hair Routine by Lola Maja for We Love Style Network

Shout out to all the Naturals in the House!! Whether it’s a fashion trend or a life choice for you, the natural hair community in Nigeria is growing rapidly and thankfully, it’s become alot easier to maintain your hair using the right products thanks to dedicated vendors like The Kinky Apothecary who not only sell products but also arrange shows. Bringing top stylists and hair experts from around the world to our little part of paradise to help us understand and really love our hair. I don’t know about you but when I was young I HATED my hair. I had a total disrespect for it, I treated it with contempt and didn’t care if it all fell out because who cared, i’d just wear a wig on top if it did… *fast forward to a few years ago* I then realized that my hair wasn’t the problem. It was my lack of knowledge of how to properly take care of it. And as you get older the more you realize how hard it is …

Event: The Nigerian Natural Hair & Beauty Show – Update!

So … have you bought your ticket yet? If not…why not? It’s just under 24 hours until the biggest event Kinky Apothecary has EVER organised, and in between being ridiculously busy, they can’t help the snippets of excitement they feel… Here are just some of the things they have planned for you: * The “Loving Your Hair With Natural Care workshop by natural hair expert and celebrity stylist (to stars such as Jill Scott, Teyonah Parris & Will Smith) Felicia Leatherwood. Yup, she loved Lagos so much last time, she’s finally coming back! Additional workshops by: * The founder & CEO; Nibi Lawson * Ngozi Opara of The Heat Free Hair Movement * Obia Ewah of Obia Natural Hair * Wunmi Akinlagun of Woman In The Jungle * Ijeoma Eboh of Klassy Kinks * Cassidy Blackwell of Natural Selection Blog Also let’s not forget: * Discounted shopping at The Kinky Apothecary Pop-Up Shop (including new additions to the products we stock!) as well a variety of hair and non-hair related vendors * A Make Up …

Event: The Nigerian Natural Hair & Beauty Show – Early Bird tickets now available!

Since Felicia Leatherwood’s last visit to Lagos, a frequent question we’ve received has been when is the hair whisperer and stylist to stars such as Jill Scott, Teyonah Parris and Will Smith bringing her workshop back? Well, we finally have an answer for you! Felicia returns on May 16th, and this time she’s not alone! She’ll be joined by Ngozi Opara, founder of the Heat Free Hair movement, Wunmi Akinlagun of Woman In The Jungle, Obia Ewah, the creator of Obia Natural Haircare products, Cassidy of Natural Selection Blog, and our darling Ijeoma, aka Klassy Kinks returns! This is the biggest event The Kinky Apothecary has ever planned, and they have some amazing stuff lined up, even they struggle to believe it sometimes! When they say they have been working hard to bring you something special, best believe they have been working HARD to bring you something special!!! they are just so excited and will be revealing more and more details in the run up … Early bird tickets now on sale via Afritickets. Click …

Event: The Kinky Apothecary Hosts Natural Hair Bootcamp in Lagos

MAINLAND NATURALS, WHERE YOU AT?? Join us as Kinky officially celebrates the launch of their Mainland concessions with two bootcamps on the weekend of October 25-26th, 2014. Meet and greet with Nibi Lawson, creator of The Kinky Apothecary at the following locations: SATURDAY 25th OCTOBER, 1-5pm: INVIVO, 77/79 Eric Moore Road, off Bode Thomas, Surulere, Lagos. SUNDAY 26th OCTOBER, 1-5pm: SACRED BEAUTY, 2 Abiola Close, Shonibare Estate, Maryland, Lagos. The events see the return of The Kinky Apothecary’s much loved bootcamps, and include: Talk & demo on creating the right regimen for you Product consultations Questions and answers Complimentary glass of champers on arrival All registered attendees automatically qualify for a free prize draw. Entry is free, but registration is mandatory! We look forward to meeting you then. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-kinky-apothecary-mainland-bootcamps-tickets-13699640995 The Kinky Apothecary Nigeria’s first one-stop natural hair shop. Established in May 2010 by Nibi Lawson, naturalista and general kinky-hair enthusiast, our main aim was to ensure superior hair products and education were within the reach of people in Nigeria who had made the decision for …

Hair Care Tips: Kinky Hair 101 – How to Look After Natural Hair

By Nibi Lawson The impression most people have about going natural is that it is a lot of work, and that you constantly have to play around with your hair. On the contrary it’s actually very simple. The trick is just to get out of the mindset of dealing with your hair when it was relaxed, and work with your kinks in a way that won’t make them rebel. You cannot treat natural hair the same way as you treated relaxed hair. I can’t stress this enough. But once you figure out the basic rules, you’ll have come up with a routine that works for you in no time and will actually start really looking forward to wash day so you can play with your hair (or maybe I just need to get a life).Of course, everything has to be tweaked to each individual, and what works for one person will not necessarily work in the exact same way for the next. You have to experiment. But if you are at a loss about where …

Monday Moodlift Giveaway: The Kinky Apothecary Giveaway

Hellooo my lovelies! We’re back again with our “Monday Moodlift” and we’re ready to carry on spreading the love. This week’s giveaway will stimulate your senses and offer some very much needed TLC to your crowing mane of glory. Your hair that is.. 😀 The Kinky Apothecary is the First one stop shop dedicated to natural hair care. It’s surprising how little alot people actually know about taking care of unprocessed hair. Even trained hairdressers can sometimes fall short in this area because so many people opt to straighten their hair in order to make it more managable. Even those wearing weaves & braids relax their hair before putting it back (on the same day) into their every day styles to protect it from damage (btw.. this school of thought makes no sense, only those bits which are being left out should be relaxed in order to blend, if you so choose). The Kinky Apothecary is on a mission to educate and provide support for those who wish to truly look after their natural hair regardless of …