Friday, 12 September 2014


I know this sounds extreme but once your hair dries, the onion smell will be long gone.


Cut up onion in really small pieces, place in shampoo and let soak for 2weeks. Apply shampoo to hair as usual (do not remove the onion pieces). The onion recipe accelerates hair growth and gives beautiful shine to dull hair.

Never was your hair with hot water .it should be cold water all the way. Hot water opens the pores of your skin and scalp allowing chemicals of hair products to seep into your body. If you must, make sure it is relatively warm.



 I knew I had to do this post when a guy asked me for a remedy for dandruff after using several shampoos and even relaxer. That was when it hit me. I’d earlier received tones of emails from blog visitors requesting that I do a post on dandruff. So, today I bring you the best home remedies for dandruff.
Before I jump to the solutions, let me explain as best as I can what dandruff is for the sake of some persons who have dry scalp and think its dandruff because the solutions differ. Dandruff, a condition characterized by flaking and itchy scalp is one of the most common dermatological conditions. As harmless as it is, this chronic condition occurs when the scalp becomes dry or greasy and produces white flakes of dead skin. This can be very embarrassing.

Dandruff can be caused by a number of things including dry skin, sensitivity to hair products and product buildup or problems with immune systems.


ACV:  I can’t stop emphasizing on the very many uses of apple cider vinegar (ACV). This wonder liquid has done a lot for me and so many people I know. Check for directions and measurement in my previous post on Apple cider vinegar.

BAKING SODA: This is another product that often lay around the kitchen cabinet. It plays a large part in a lot of natural home remedies and for a good reason it usually works. Mix one table spoon of baking soda into your shampoo and wash your hair.

NEEM LEAVES: This is also known as DOGOYARO LEAVES it is a great dandruff remedy. Their properties not only relieve itching but also act as anti fungal as well as inhibiting the growth of dandruff causing fungus. Soak two hands full of neem leaves to 4 or 5 cups of warm water. Let it soak overnight, strain the water in the morning and use it to rinse your hair.

LISTERINE: Mix two parts water with one part Listerine into a spray bottle. Sprits the solution directly onto your scalp, massage and let it seat for 30minutes before rinsing with water. This may seem random but Listerine combats fungus and one of the most common causes of dandruff is an over abundance of fungus.

ASPIRIN: Aspirin not only cure acne but also dandruff due to the fact that it contains salicylic acid which is an active ingredient in so many commercial anti dandruff shampoos. Just crush two white tablets and mix with your shampoo then wash. Make sure you leave it for about 2minutes before rinsing off.

TEA TREE OIL: While excess oil can be a root cause of dandruff, some oils can be helpful in keeping it under control. Pour one tbs of tea tree oil into a cup of warm water pour into a spray bottle, shake well and sprit after shampooing do not rinse off.

EAT HEALTHY: Fruits and green leafy vegetables have a great impact on how your skin, hair and nails turn out. Also take lots of water, fish oil, lean protein (aim for fish and eggs) nuts and beans.

Whew!! That was a long post. I hope this helps a lot of girls that knock themselves silly all in the name of itching.


Hair odour or H.O, most is something so many Nigerian girls are guilty of {not that it is any fault of ours} but this is mainly because of our really hot weather coupled with the fact that some of us are “born sweaters” {some people can sweat for Africa ehn} and again, brokenness {as a student, it’s kinda difficult to keep up with having to get school materials and also look good at the same time}.
This post is as a result of the various complains from “so many guys” but the solutions here are mainly for “the ladies”. So, here is the rule…if you know you sweat a lot in your scalp, my advice is, try to wear your sew in/weavon for not more than two weeks or you wear braids more often {braids are more girly anyway}.
Basically, the skin on your scalp is just like the skin on your body. It has sweat and oil glands too. So much like body odour, if you do not wash for a few days, the sweat and oil would build up and the bacteria on you would start to break down and cause a stench.


  • WASH! WASH!! WASH!! This can never be over emphasized. Wash your hair with sweet smelling quality shampoo before you install your weaves, braids or extensions. Also Endeavour to wash your weaves or hair extensions if you are reusing them.

  •  DRY: Make sure your hair and weaves are properly dried [preferably air dried] before installing them because damp hair when mixed with hair products, can cause build up which would eventually lead to dandruff.

  •  WIPE IT: This is a trick and a really helpful tip. Get baby wipes, use them to wipe your hair every 2days or everyday (If it is convenient for you). This tip Is easier on braided hair but it can also be done on sew-in with the exception of glued/bonded weaves.

  •  NO PETROLEUM: Avoid petroleum products like a plague. Replace all those heavy hair creams with light natural oils like olive and coconut oil.

  • AFTER THE RAIN: If you get drenched by the rain, simply blow dry ASAP with a hand dryer to prevent a volcanic smell in days to come.

  •  UPGRADE YOUR PRODUCT: Upgrade from regular saloon hair products to sweet fruit smelling products.

  • PERFUMED BRUSH: Did you know you could make your hair smell like your body cologne? Instead of spraying your perfume directly on your hair, spray it into your hair brush instead and brush through. Remember less is more. There are hair mists available in some cosmetic stores like THEIRRY MUGLER - ANGEL HAIR MIST or PINK HAIR SUGAR HAIR PERFUME.

Do not spray on already smelly hair with the intention of trying to mask the smell because hair odour and perfumes do not blend you will end up with a disaster. For the love of all things holy, do not be the girl with the smelly hair that everyone talks about and no one wants to seat next too. Be confident enough to whip your hair back and forth (in willow smith’s voice) in public or at a gathering.


Thursday, 11 September 2014


Cellulite is fast becoming a major problem for female folks just like stretch marks. The most annoying thing is, cellulite is not just a problem of the overweight or plump females but it's also something skinny girls have to put up with.

The name cellulite just makes the whole thing sound like a medical condition. But cellulite is nothing more than normal fat beneath the skin. The fat appears bumpy because it pushes against connective tissues, causing the skin above it to pucker. Medical experts say cellulite isn’t harmful but I do not see why a babe who wants to look sexy for her man would have cellulite peering all over her thighs, arms, tummy or legs (as if the insult stretch mark has given to us isn’t enough).


Like I mentioned earlier, having cellulite doesn’t really mean you are overweight. Even thin people suffer same ish. If you are overweight, however, losing weight may reduce it. Other factors that influence how much cellulite you have and how visible it is include:

  • Poor Diet
  • Fad dieting
  • Slow metabolism
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Hormonal changes
  • Dehydration
  • Total body fat
  • Thickness and color of your skin

  • Lotions
  • Dieting
  • Exercise
  • Scrub
  • Dry brushing
  • Apple cider vinegar 


Some lotions can reduce the appearance of cellulite on your skin. This is not any way a permanent solution. It can only be relied upon temporary.

Here are a list of products;

  • Jergens skin firming toning moisturizer . Price N1500-N2000
  • St. Ives skin firming moisturizing body lotion. Price N1200-N2000
  • Olay quench body lotion.
People swear by these products. You can do more research to know which will suit you.


Eat lots of fruits, green vegetables and foods that contains alkaline and most importantly avoid junk foods. Increase your intake of the following:

  • Vitamin A
  • Green tea
  • garlic
  • Lots of water; atleast 8-10 glasses a day. You can add a slice of lemon to juice it up.
  • Avoid too much salt. Sodium causes fluid retention making cellulite appear even worse.
  • Avoid too much sugar. It gets stored in fat cells and causes them to expand

Work with these and please come back and share your success stories with banging bikini photos. A continuation of this post will be up on the blog asap. Till i spill again...xoxo

    Wednesday, 10 September 2014


    At some point in my hair life I began to experience serious hair loss and breakage. I couldn’t figure out the root cause and that really got me apprehensive. I did hot oil treatment, deep conditioned and even did protein treatment they all seem to work at some point but it was only temporary. So completely freaked out, I embarked on serious research and landed on a gold mine. It seems to be working though (At least better than other things I have tried) but I need more patience and time to see a permanent result. I will like you to try this with me and lets come back to share our experiences.
    Here is a list of what you need

    •      3 raw Irish potatoes

    •       2 tsps of Aloe Vera gel/juice

    •        2 tsps of honey
    •     And most importantly a big bag of patience

    • Blend potatoes with little water
    • Drain through a sieve to collect the potatoes juice
    • Mix with Aloe Vera gel/juice and honey
    • Apply mixture to the roots of the hair
    • Wear a plastic cap and leave for 2hours or more 
    • Wash off with your regular shampoo and put a leave in conditioner or hair moisturizer 

    For best results, repeat twice a week.  Feel free to share your experiences.