30 G Sable Rd, Kabulonga: Mon Wed Fri 17:30 to 18:30, Tue & Fri 09:00to 10:00
Kuthuta Yoga Studio, plot 5463, Kariba road, Kalundu: Wed & Fri 07:30 to 08:30,
Mon & Wed 12:45 to 13:45,Tue & Thu 17:30 to 18:30
OXGYM, Leopards Hill road: Thu 07:30 to 08:30
Drop in rate - K50 all venues, except for OXYGYM which is K70
Monthly rate - twice a week K300, thrice a week K400, unlimited classes a week K500
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It seems more and more women (and men) are embracing the natural kinky or nappy hair these days.
Many women, in the past, have staved off “going natural” with as much gusto as they would a heart attack because they believed that natural hair was too much work.
Here’s the simple truth; natural hair is quite easy to manage as long as you understand your hair needs. All your natural hair has ever needed is love, patience and adequate attention.
What you need to understand about the natural African kink is that our hair loves moisture and thrives better with minimal manipulation.
For the longest time we have been led to believe that our hair will look better relaxed and straightened instead of being taught to embrace the curly crown on our heads.
Fortunately for us there are a number of people who have ventured into the naptural (nappy + natural) frontier before us and have been gracious enough to share their success with us.
Here are the basics that naturals (whether transitioning or undergoing big chop) should know:
You need to make sure that your hair has enough moisture. Be sure to condition regularly (deep condition every now and then) and discover a natural regimen that works for you. There are a number of products that you can use to ensure hair growth and nice gleam on your tresses. Various oils help your hair retain and seal in moisture such as Olive oil, Coconut oil, Jojoba oil and Avocado oil.
There are so many natural hair books and blogs out there that one cannot plead ignorance as an excuse for failure to maintain their natural hair.
3. Drink water
What can I say, your hair loves moisture. Plus it’s healthy for the rest of your body too.
4. Avoid heat and Manipulation
Your hair does NOT thrive under heat. Too much exposure to heat dries out your hair and makes it brittle. Over manipulation will weaken your hair and cause it to break off.
5. Wear protective styles
One of the most successful ways of protecting your hair is braiding it. Get creative, try box braids, twists, or even weaves, whatever tickles your fancy. This will give your hair a rest from the manipulation but don’t forget to moisturise. In addition tying a silk or satin scarf on your head before you go to bed, you can do it old school and wrap your crown in a stocking! Just don’t use cotton because it will suck out the moisture from your hair.
6. Don't Forget About Proper Nutrition
Lastly, one of the most important steps to beautiful natural hair comes from within - good nutrition. Focus on nourishing your scalp and hair internally by eating nutrient-dense foods, leafy greens and healthy fats. Keep your body, hair and skin hydrated by drinking plenty of water. It
Written by Esnala Banda
But not all beards are created equal. And knowing which style will look best on your face (yes, looks matter) is equally as important as deciding whether or not to get into the beard game in the first place. Fortunately, you won’t have to go far to find the answers to your facial hair queries. Fwika has sourced some refined knowledge on how to choose the best style of facial hair. Get educated here.
Look Book: AFRO RETRO
Established in 2011, Afro Retro fuses African and Western styles. Their style and designs encompass the young and the old as well as male and female clothing bringing all
Zambian fashion lovers together.
Their collections range from street, ready to wear, to summer outfits and wedding sets.
Some of their great pieces can be found at VALA Design House
See their Look Book here