If you’re reading this, you made it…

Happy new year everyone! 2021 is finally here and although, there has been a lot of unpredictable events in the past weeks, let us all look to this day with a new a positive mindset because indeed, the latter shall be greater than the former. So, how do we start? Where do we begin? For many of us, our yearly resolutions have been revised and revived to fit our individual perspectives. When you think about it, we forget many of these resolutions before January is over and keep living like we never made them in the first place. Any day from now we would start our methodological plan, quarterly reviews and so on. Are you ready? Below are some steps to help in fulfilling our aspirations for the new year.

The first step to actualizing our plans starts with constant effort. We can’t just say we are ready to do things based on words alone, our actions must align with our aspirations. In other words, after writing down your plans for the year, start working on it immediately. It doesn’t have to be the full exhibition of it at first, take it little by little and watch your dreams come alive.

Secondly, learn the art of self-improvement. Although, there are certain people who remain complacent with their lifestyle and it works for them, but if you really desire to achieve great things, you must always improve. Learn a new skill, take an online course, expand your horizons, know what you want and the market competitions, just IMPROVE in every form. Trust me, it works like magic.

Thirdly, don’t lose hope. In all your doings, you must always have it at the back of your mind that everything works better with time. Don’t rush yourself, don’t procrastinate, and don’t lose hope. Always find a balance between these three worlds and the world will soon be at your feet.

HAPPY NEW YEAR ONCE AGAIN EVERYONE, CHEERS TO A SEASON OF LOVE, GROWTH AND NEW BEGINNINGS.

HURRAY! Its Christmas! Okay, this year really did a number on us and I know that many of us have not gotten the hang of it yet, but firstly I want to say a very big congratulations to us all. YOU MADE IT. Of all the highs and lows, the good and bad, and all sorts of events this rollercoaster of a year filed us in; you’re still standing strong, and for this, you’re more than a conqueror. Now let’s face it, 2021 is on the way, and as much as some of us might have given up on a whole lot of things we had planned for the year 2020, DON’T. This is the perfect time to learn the art of strategizing.

A lot of us had things planned before the Christmas season and as a result of all that transpired in the year, none of those plans came to pass. Although, I want to assure you that being alive is more than a treasure especially in this season, we make so many plans that we don’t even bother to think if we’re still going to be here to achieve them, but look at you, still here, still planning…  that is something to be grateful for. We may not have the resources to go out with our family members this season, or travel outside the country as a result of the newly imposed lockdown being put in place by a lot of countries, but there are a list of indoor activities we can always engage in, to spice up the moment.

Some of these activities include; cooking together, playing board games, watching movies, non-stop Christmas songs to liven the air, decorating together, taking pictures together, walking our pets, and a list of other fun activities we can do while being indoors and practicing social distancing.  All these activities help in bonding and appreciating the time spent with our family and loved ones. Some of us are workaholics whose jobs take up a lot of family time and maybe, this is a time of reflection for those of us in that category. Take a moment to think about how important this season is for that child you barely see except on weekends, for your partner who only sees a glimpse of you at occasional periods. Do this for them, and in a short while you would realize how beautiful it is to spend time with people you love.

Merry Christmas everyone, I wish you the best holiday ever. May the remaining days of the year be merry and bright to you. Cheers!

In our last publication, we gave you tips on how to set up a basic skincare routine. For many people, following the simple tips to creating a good skincare routine and having an awesome skin is not the problem. The problem is that their skin is not like others’ so the therapy doesn’t work the same way on them because they either have oily skins or dry skins. Not to worry, in today’s publication, we will be giving you tips on how to handle and control oily skin to give you a perfect skin.
In order to control oily skins, you’d find the following tips very useful;

1. Get a foaming cleanser
This is the best choice for oily skins as foamy cleansers remove oil gently from the skin. You do not need to apply much to your face, just a little is enough. They come in gel, pump and cream forms, so whichever one you prefer to make use of.
Be careful to wash your face only twice a day as washing it too often can actually cause the skin to produce more oil and pimples.

2. Go for ingredients that battle acne
If your skin is acne-prone, then it is best you use tougher ingredients that will reduce oil and pimples on your skin. Such common and effective products include; Benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, sulfur, retinoid, etc.

3. Use a water-based moisturizer
Using heavy moisturizers will do more harm than good to your skin as it only tends to make it oilier. To avoid this, make use of water or gel-based moisturizers instead. To easily recognize these moisturizers, they are the ones that usually have water listed as the first or second ingredient.

4. Do not ignore clay masks
Clay masks are awesome friends for people with oily skins. Always smear them on your face after cleansing, then leave them on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off. Apply moisturizers afterwards.

5. Keep your hands away from your face
There is no easier way to transfer bacteria to your face than touching your face with your hands. If you must touch your face, then make sure you wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water first to avoid causing pimples on the face.
Never pick, squeeze or pop your pimples. It would only make it hurt more and look worse and may eventually leave an ugly scar there.

In our next publication, we will give you tips on how to control dry skin.
We do hope these tips work for you, and we anticipation your positive reviews and testimonies. If you have any suggestion on any other ways people with oily skins can control it, please do well to drop in the comment section, so other readers can read and learn as well.

Often times, we find it difficult to settle on what we want for vacation, or where to go, or what to do during the vacation. Most times, the vacation ends up not being what we expected because of probably poor planning or going on the wrong vacation at the wrong time. We, however, have decided to help you figure out how to go about planning that perfect vacation, so that you enjoy, relax and learn one or two new things about wherever you are planning to visit. We’ll leave you with few tips to help you prepare for your next vacation.

1. What do you want?
What do you aim to achieve by taking a vacation? Relax? Explore? Or just see someplace completely different? There are over a million places that one can choose to visit, but what really matters is choosing a place that suits your intention of travelling. Some people do not like travelling to places that are very and different from what they are used to because it makes them uncomfortable and unable to relax. In such a case, settling for somewhere close by but still with as strong an effect as travelling to a distant place would work for them. Some, on the other hand, would prefer going to really distant places, as a nearby place would make them feel like they are taking a stroll in the neighbourhood. So the first step is to get an idea of what you want, then you move on to the next step.

2. Plan
After settling for the spot to visit, start planning. It is always advisable to not book a flight or hotel too early as there might be some mouth-watering last minute deals. Use the internet or travel brochures to find out the local tourist attractions in the place. Find out what the locals there are like because some people in some places can be dangerous and unwelcoming. Always make sure to read reviews of the place before you go. And in case you have the chance to choose someone to travel with, make sure to choose carefully because the person you travel with usually affects your travelling experience.

3. Go on and book a flight and a hotel
These two have the ability to completely ruin your vacation. If you’ve had a not-so-good experience with an airline before, avoid them. Don’t make a second mistake with them. Then make sure that the hotel you book is not too expensive and is close to many of the attractions that are taking you to the city so that it would be easy for to navigate to and from those attraction centres. Of course, the hotel may be flawed but make sure it is something you can manage. If it is unbearable, then make sure to let it go and look for somewhere else instead.

4. It is time to pack
It is not necessary to bring all your belongings with you. Only take the necessities like mp3 players, toiletries, clothes, etc. For items that you use very often, put them in your backpack, not your travel bag for easy access. Try not to use a really expensive looking suitcase or travel bag, as they stand more chances of getting stolen or opened.

5. Let your expectations be realistic
We all want the perfect vacation, but it is pertinent to note that the world may not always agree with us. It is normal for things to not go exactly as planned, so do not let the little mishaps ruin the whole vacation. Include a few flaws in your expectations so that you get prepared and don’t get too disappointed when they finally happen.

There you have it- in 5 tips on how to prepare for the perfect vacation. We do hope to get reviews and testimonies from you on how it worked very well for you when you take your next vacation.

In case you still have tips that we didn’t mention and you feel may be useful, do not hesitate to share them with us in the comment section for others readers to read and learn as well.

We all tend to pay extra attention to our hair when an event is around the corner. Like our birthdays, Christmas holidays, vacations, notable milestones etc.

This does not have to be the norm this year; when you nurture and care for your hair, it will blossom in due time.

Let’s start 2018 right, pledging to treat our hair better than we did the year before; below are a few things you will need to do for your hair to be healthier, Stronger and longer.

 

Washing Regularly ( Weekly or Biweekly)

 

Deep Condition- with the right hair product for your hair type and texture.

 

Moisturize your hair daily

 

Trim When Needed

Drink Water Regularly

 

Excercise Often

Will You Take The Challenge?

WHAT IS NATURAL HAIR?

Natural hair is hair whose texture has not been altered by chemical straighteners, including relaxers and texturizers.

CHALLENGES OF NATURAL HAIR

Shedding.

Difficult to manage.

Knots and tangles.

Does not retain moisture.

 

 

TREATMENT

  1. Shampoo, Deep Condition and use Leave-in Treatment weekly.
  2. Use Spray lotion daily to eliminate dryness that leads to shedding.
  3. The Monoi Oil range is designed to clean, detangle hair, helps retain moisture, eliminate dryness of hair which leads to shedding and allows for easy manageability.

APPLICATION STEP

 

STEP 1

Monoi Oil Natural Hair Strengthening Shampoo detangles hair whilst leaving scalp and hair clean from buildups. Massage thoroughly to create rich lather. Rinse and towel dry wet hair. REPEAT WEEKLY.

 

STEP 2

Monoi Oil Natural Hair Conditioning Therapy, Instantly repairs damage caused by lack of moisture. It moisturizes hair to reduce shedding and tangles. Work from roots to the tip of hair, massage gently to ensure even distribution. Leave on hair for 10-15minutes (using

heating cap or steamer if desired).Rinse out thoroughly.

REPEAT WEEKLY.

 

STEP 3

Monoi Oil Natural Hair Restore Serum hydrates, and locks in moisture leaving hair softer and Healthier instantly. 98% less breakage after a single use. Comb through for even distribution. Do Not RinseOut. Style hair as desired.

REPEAT WEEKLY.

STEP 4

Monoil Oil Natural Hair Spray Lotion, for additional moisture and shine designed for the dull looking hair. For best result, spraying must be 15cm away from hair. Do Not Rinse Out. Style hair as desired.

REPEAT DAILY.

 

STEP 5

If you twist your hair;

Monoi Oil Lock & Twist Gel for your protective styling in between shampoos. It is light weight and does not cake nor leave residue when dry. It locks moisture in, that leaves your hair feeling soft and silky therefore eliminates dryness. You can air dry or use a warm dryer.

Nigerian Women living in Nigeria require specific hair care solutions because of their unique hair conditions which is influenced by Nigerian weather, diet and hair texture. Natures Gentle Touch uses natural ingredients and knowledge sharing to provide these solutions to meet these special beauty needs of Nigerian Women.

Talk of variety being the spice of life, and ladies love it! So, despite the common knowledge that wearing natural hair entails serious work and commitment, Natures Gentle Touch opted to put the work aside in place of some fun during the last edition of its workshop which took place at the Natures Gentle Touch hair institute.

 

10 exciting, competitive minutes!

Who can make natural hair style in record time of less than 10 minutes? During the workshop, Natures Gentle Touch, first took ladies through various styles to wear the natural hair and challenged them to make one style in record time.

Play to win …

The challenge was just fun but it also created the opportunity for ladies to be aware of different hairstyles they can do with their hair. The winners of the competition were rewarded with goodie bags.

Insight on healthy natural hair

After all the fun, the hair trichologist gave hair tips to participants; enlightening them on the difference between itchy scalp and dandruff.

Testimonies …

There was also a segment where participants shared their “hair Journey “stories to inspire others to accept their hair and work towards their various hair goals.

The Natures Gentle Touch Workshop is aimed at proffering solutions to ladies with different hair challenges and giving different healthy hair tips to enable easy management of the natural hair.

     

Every lady goes through a period when she feels flustered about her hair and its various problems. That period where you consistently have a bad hair day and nothing seems to be working. Thankfully, Nigeria’s largest and first hair institute, Natures Gentle Touch Hair Institute through its Natural Hair workshop is providing solutions for hair problems.

 

At its recent Natural Hair workshop, participants were wowed with a plethora of valuable hair solutions that will help them to achieve and maintain healthy hair.

The workshop featured discussions on hair problems and solutions; tips on improvement of current hair conditions, do’s and don’ts for natural hair. There was also a Q&A session that gave participants an opportunity to ask questions and get answers to challenges on healthy natural hair.

The highlight of the workshop was training on how to style natural hair while minimizing shrinkage and tangling. Participants then had an opportunity to practice sample styling.

The Natures Gentle Touch Natural Hair workshop is aimed at empowering ladies who choose to wear natural hair with knowledge. It offers healthy natural hair care tips and solutions.

            

 

The number one leading brand in Natural Hair Care, Natures Gentle Touch has vowed to continuously promote proper natural hair care by sharing knowledge during its Natural Hair Workshop.  It was an exciting time for the participants at the last edition of the Natures Gentle Touch Natural Hair Workshop.

The session which had in attendance ladies wearing their natural hair; those transitioning into natural hair; as well as those who are desirous of growing their natural hair, focused on getting the participants to share their hair challenges and providing adequate information on how to handle these challenges.

Concerns discussed during the session ranged from how to address hair breakage, detangling, shedding and knotted ends, and many more issues aimed at empowering participants with knowledge on how to take care of their natural hair.

There were Trichologists on ground, patiently listening to and responding to all hair and scalp related questions of each participant, Natures Gentle Touch Natural Hair workshop is definitely the best place for all natural hair lovers.

 

More and more women across Nigeria are embracing their natural hair- and in creative ways too. You can’t but admire the beauty and radiance they exude when you see them. This year alone has witnessed several brides, celebrities and girls-next door boldly rocking their natural hair-dos at major events.

Natures Gentle Touch Hair Institute hosted myriads of these natural hair lovers at their recently held Natural Hair Workshop. The ladies had fun discussing with fellow natural hair enthusiasts, shared tips with one another and learnt from professional hair stylists across the country.

 

The red carpet was lit with different ladies flaunting their hair amidst all fanfare.

Check out images below.

If you missed this edition of the workshop, you can join in on the next one, simply call any of these numbers 09083411912, 07038321653.