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African Naturalistas at Made in Nigeria Cosmetics Expo



Hello there. We are excited to let you know that on October 1 - 3, 2022, African Naturalistas will be at the Made in Nigeria Cosmetics Expo 2022, and it promises to be a good time. This expo will be taking place at Yard 158, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos


All our products will be discounted, and we will have amazing freebies for you. We also have special gifts for the first 20 people to visit our stand and purchase from us on the three days between 9am and 12 noon.


So visit our stand  and stock up on our products because we will selling our products at prices you will never be able to get from us or our stockists on a normal day.


Stay tuned to this newsletter because we will be sharing more information about the event.

Can Heat Damage my Hair? What is Bubble Hair?

Heat application to our Hair strands can make it look luscious and beautiful, but if not done rightly, can be the beginning of our journey to Hair Shaft disorders, including Bubble hair. In this episode, we talk about Heat damage in detail, and one of the Hair shaft disorders more common than we know, which is Bubble Hair

Ask The Trichologist is a show by African Naturalistas to answer your burning questions concerning Hair Loss and Shaft issues, and Scalp Disorders.

If you want us to answer your questions, ask them in the comment section, or send an email to att@africanaturalistas.com



Does Microneedling really work for Hair Growth?

Hair loss is becoming more commonplace, and many more people are getting comfortable talking about their Hair loss issue, and seeking solutions. Microneedling is one of the proposed solutions for regrowing lost hair. But does it really work? Under what conditions does it work? In this episode of Ask The Trichologist, we talk about this lightly without being too scientific.

Ask The Trichologist is a show by African Naturalistas to answer your burning questions concerning Hair Loss and Shaft issues, and Scalp Disorders.

If you want us to answer your questions, ask them in the comment section, or send an email to att@africanaturalistas.com


How to get rid of Head / Hair Lice

Head Lice is a highly infectious condition which can affect anyone of any age, but more common amongst Children. In this video, we give simple straight-to-the-point solutions and hacks on how to counter this issue, without being too scientific.

Ask The Trichologist is a show by African Naturalistas to answer your burning questions concerning Hair Loss and Shaft issues, and Scalp Disorders.

If you want us to answer your questions, ask them in the comment section, or send an email to att@africanaturalistas.com


How to keep your Edges from Receding

Traction Alopecia, Receding Hairline, Receding Edges, etc is the most common problem presented to me amongst Black Women, yet the incidences are still on the rise. This is largely due to ignorance, and late presentation of the issue to your Trichologist. 

Ask The Trichologist is a show by African Naturalistas to answer your burning questions concerning Hair Loss and Shaft issues, and Scalp Disorders.

If you want us to answer your questions, ask them in the comment section, or send an email to att@africanaturalistas.com



The problem with DIY Treatments for Hair Care

DIY Treatments for hair care is very common in the online hair care world. In this episode of Ask The Trichologist, we treat a listener's question about why some professionals in the industry don't promote it. 

Ask The Trichologist is a show by African Naturalistas to answer your burning questions concerning Hair Loss and Shaft issues, and Scalp Disorders.

If you want us to answer your questions, ask them in the comment section, or send an email to att@africanaturalistas.com


Help! I have Alopecia!!!

Alopecia is just a general term for Hair Loss, so what exactly is your specific issue when you say you have Alopecia? In this episode of Ask The Trichologist, we answer some burning questions about Alopecia. Ask The Trichologist is a show by African Naturalistas to answer your burning questions concerning Hair Loss and Shaft issues, and Scalp Disorders.

If you want us to answer your questions, ask them in the comment section, or send an email to att@africanaturalistas.com


Help! My Hair is Shedding!

What do you do when your hair is shedding? How are you even sure it is shedding and not breaking?In this episode of Ask The Trichologist, we address the shedding issue. Ask The Trichologist is a show by African Naturalistas to answer your burning questions concerning Hair Loss and Shaft issues, and Scalp Disorders.

If you want us to answer your questions, ask them in the comment section, or send an email to att@africanaturalistas.com


How to Get Out of a Toxic Relationship With Your Hair

How to get out of a toxic relationship with your hairr


One thing about our natural kinky hair is that it has a history - a strong history of slavery, abuse, and negativity. We were made to believe that our hair wasn't good enough and that it should always be a certain way otherwise, it would be unaccepted. 

Top 10 Reasons Why Your Hair Might Not Be Growing

10 Reasons your hair might not be growing


Every naturalista has been at a place where it seems your hair is simply not moving past a particular point. If you are doing everything right and can't seem to understand why your hair is not responding, I've put together these top 10 reasons your hair might not be growing. This would help you understand and address issues in your hair care practice.


But how have you even ascertained if your hair has not been growing? Did you measure it with a ruler, did you examine the shed hair, did you observe breakage or did you get a professional Trichologist examination? Let me know in the comments below so we can discuss this.


That being said, healthy hair is meant to grow to at least half an inch every month and 6 inches of newly grown hair every year. This means with all the right practices, you are indeed supposed to have an increase in length. Now lets us explore the reasons why your hair might not be growing. 


  1. You are using another person's regimen
As much as our hair looks the same, each has a unique hair structure, pattern, and genes. Not to confuse you with all the 4c, 4b, and 3c systems, your hair just like your fingerprint is unique. We advise to never use the regimen of another naturalist and this is because what works for them would definitely not work for you in its entirety. 

Make sure you develop your own hair care regimen and trust me, you would see the difference. If you don't know where or how to do this, just click this link.

       2. You are using the wrong products 

Sometimes, it is hard to convince a naturalist not to splurge on hair products. However, we advise only a few products of necessity would absolutely do the job. The reason is that you need to use fewer products to know what works for your hair. Also, all your products do not have to be from the same brand, but if you find out that they all work for your hair, then you can go ahead.

        3. You need to get a trim

The trim does not directly make your hair grow, but it prevents the issues that cause your hair to break. We recommend a trim every 4-6 months to get rid of strand knots, split ends, and weak ends. This makes detangling easier and causes less breakage making you retain more length.

        4. Your protective styles are wrong

Protective styles are meant to protect, so then why is your hair not growing. You might actually be doing more harm than good to your hair with some hairstyles. A protective hairstyle is supposed to give you a chance to moisturize as well as treat it with minimal manipulation. 

A protective hairstyle should also not be putting strain on your scalp. If it is, then it is not a protective hairstyle even if it is a simple cornrow. As long as there is a strain on your scalp, it offers no protection because as soon as you take it down, a lot of your hair would be coming down with it.

        5. You manipulate your hair frequently

Another reason for stagnant growth might be changing hairstyles frequently. This means your strand would always be strained by brushes, combs, and the hands. It is good to give your hair a break and you can do this by putting it in a protective hairstyle and letting it be. Might be boring, but it's worth the length.


        6. Your Moisture imbalance is high

Water should be your best friend, not oils. While oils are part of the moisturization process, you should not use oils solely for moisturizing. Water, conditioner, and oils, or the other way around depending on your hair porosity. But the water must always come first. 

Lack of moisture makes the hair prone to breakage, and thus, you would think your hair is not growing.

       7. You are not being consistent

So yes, you might be doing everything right but once in two months will not cut it. As with many things, consistency is key, and in the natural hair community, it is no different. You have to be consistent with your entire routine management. Washday, treatments, moisturizing techniques, detangling, and every other thing in-between must be done consistently to see the length of results you desire.

       8. You have a scalp condition

This is undoubtedly one of the highest causes of hair loss or stagnant growth. If you are suffering from scalp issues like dandruff, psoriasis, ringworm, seborrheic dermatitis, or lice, then these would definitely be the leading causes of your stunted hair growth.

Until these issues are addressed, your hair might not begin to see exponential growth. A trichologist can help you access and solve these scalp issues you may have. Get in touch with a certified Trichologist here.

       9.  Your diet is unstable

Dieting can definitely not be left out of hair growth. There are certain foods that promote hair growth. Therefore, in addition to using products, you also have to take in a lot of water and consume fruits and vegetables as well as other healthy food to work your growth from the inside out for maximum results.

        10. You are not protecting your hair

Aside from protective hairstyles, there are other ways you should also provide protection to your hair. You must constantly wear a silk or satin bonnet to sleep or use a satin or silk pillowcase. A lot of naturalistas don't do this but as much as you protect your skin from the sun, you should also protect your hair if it is exposed to the sun a lot as well. There are sunscreens available for hair as well.

Which one of these reasons do you think is affecting your hair growth the most? Let me know in the comment section below.




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