LOC IT- Daudi’s story

My dreadlock looks like it is going to snap. How do I fix it? During your salon visit, ask them to fold the dread onto itself and crotchet together. When and how do I crotchet my dreadlocks? Ideally, I should crotchet my hair every 3 months but I tend to like a lot of growth … Continue reading LOC IT- Daudi’s story

LOC IT- Adrienne’s story

What technique did you use to achieve your dreadlocks? I used the crotchet method because I can actually take them out in the future in case I want something new and recover my natural hair, which is fantastic. How often do you re-touched? I usually get them re-touched every month, but I will probably adjust … Continue reading LOC IT- Adrienne’s story

LOC IT: Wamuyu’s story

  What is a good maintenance routine? It might vary from person to person, my routine includes re-twists every month, hot oil treatments once a month. When I am doing my re-twists, I only use oil and water. In the beginning of my journey, I would use wax but I have switched to oils and … Continue reading LOC IT: Wamuyu’s story


By now, you know that I DIY almost everything as long as I have access to the tools, resources, skill or ingredients. I personally prefer to know exactly what I am applying to my hair. The ingredients used in this recipe are moisturizing and softening to the hair. I will not go into detail for each … Continue reading MAKE YOUR OWN HAIR MOISTURIZER


BUT WHY OH WHY ? I know this might sound crazy and a complete no go area for some. DIY (Do It Yourself) braiding is not for everyone. It needs plenty of patience. A number of circumstances may lead you to braid your own hair. For some, it might be because of the expenses they … Continue reading DIY BRAIDING

Goodbye to the sizzle

My hair journey started right before I joined High School. The primary school I attended didn't allow us to grow our hair, so I started growing it during the vacation in preparation for high school. In my first year of High School, besides praying for my hair to grow so that I could hold a … Continue reading Goodbye to the sizzle

Introducing ‘Afro Mona’

  Lets go back to 2012, freshman year. A friend of mine nicknamed me 'Mona' whom he describes as my alter ego. Coincidentally, at that time, I was also thinking of creating a Twitter account and  what handle I could use. I had so many options. Long story short, I came up with 'Afro Mona', … Continue reading Introducing ‘Afro Mona’

Embracing my curls

I have always wanted to start a natural hair blog but I was always walking around with a bag of excuses. A couple of friends suggested YouTube, to which I always tactfully changed the topic, quickly steering away because I wouldn't know what to do with myself behind a camera, let alone people watching me. … Continue reading Embracing my curls