The Natural Hair Revolution

28 09 2011
Warthog @ Langata Road! No leash! just stating @ me!

Warthog @ Langata Road! No leash! just stating @ me!

Good Day from Nairobi.

If you are not aware, there is a World Wide Natural Hair Revolution.

TressFreedom has. Its own take on the love for Natural Hair. We provide and will continue to invest in Natural Hair extensions. Mainly braids and Kinky weave/extension.

http://www.essensemagazine.com is a GREAT source for pictures of everything Natural.

Here are some pics of stuff that can be pulled off with our Kinky Weave (Few left)

Few things to note:
1) Install the Braid Hair as single strands
2) Hot water will instantly reduce the puff of the hair and make the strands thinner.
3) Lots of salons know how to create curls with a simple string + hot water

2 bags Kinky braid Hair! Hot water will reduce the thickness of our strands

2 bags Kinky braid Hair! Hot water will reduce the thickness of our strands

To create curls: spring your hair using thread and dip in very hot water

To create curls: spring your hair using thread and dip in very hot water

To create curls: spring your hair using thread and dip in very hot water

To create curls: spring your hair using thread and dip in very hot water

Style ideas :Several Salons can do this

Style ideas :Several Salons can do this

Styling Ideas

Styling Ideas

Our Oprah Wig our Fave Curly do can be easily kinkyfied to replicate a natural hair curl.

Here are some looks that can be pulled off with our Oprah wig:

Carefully separate your Oprah curls using your fingers then comb to perfect this look

Carefully separate your Oprah curls using your fingers then comb to perfect this look

Several months Down the road, After a good comb ovr of your wig, take it in for a fab CUT!

Several months Down the road, After a good comb ovr of your wig, take it in for a fab CUT!

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Fashion & Hair

26 09 2011

My Two Favorite pictures from Runway254 are off course of Two stunners who wore the TressFreedom Half wigs/Instant Weave..

For more pictures of the show, see the “Runway254” page on Facebook:
Speaking of Facebook: TressFreedom has a Facebook page. Please feel free to like the page & thus encourage us to post more hair pictures on the page.

OPRAH WIG: Combed Out

OPRAH WIG: Combed Out

Natasha Wig: Side Swept

Natasha Wig: Side Swept

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Plus Size Chica

26 09 2011

The gorgeous plus size belle and the case of the Curly/Big hair.

Oprah, miss $$$$$ herself has a team! An entire team of people who offer insight on her hair and what suits her face the most.

In the past few years,this team, probably made of the “best of best” has opted to stick to this famous Oprah look.

**ps: What Rosie O(lady above with Oprah) does for plus size women is sacrilege!**

Thus, because of exhibit A above we can safely say plus size + curly hair= “right on the money”.

To add the Classy Factor, Stay away! Well away from low quality(Cheap) hair extensions.

A wig is an excellent way to test a look before completely committing to it.

Our TressFreedom Oprah half or full wig/Instant weave will have you looking like this…..

What’s awesome about this Oprah Wig
1) It comes in 2 colours – Maroon & Brown
2) The older it gets, the better it gets

After a while, u can change up the look by combing out the curls to pay homage to the legend,Diana Ross

A model @ Runway 254 wearing Tressfreedom Oprah Wig (Combed out)

A model @ Runway 254 wearing Tressfreedom Oprah Wig (Combed out)

Diana Ross

Diana Ross

Only few left in stock: Each wig is ksh 2800

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Chic Belle + LED Belle

24 09 2011

STYLE

Human Hair Braid Hair 2800 ksh

Human Hair Braid Hair 2800 ksh

Flowers = Awesome

Flowers = Awesome

Formal Updo

Formal Updo

Front Ponitail

Front Ponitail

Clothing from: LED Vintage. Clothing & Beyond (Market Center Stalls A:4 0712083411)

Corset Dress: Size 8-12: Ksh 1000
Candy Stripped Jacket: Size 8-10

TressFreedom Marley Weave (Corrine Bailey)

TressFreedom Marley Weave (Corrine Bailey)

Kinky Weave

Kinky Weave





Heavy Stuff for a change.

23 09 2011

Our Generation will inherit the Nation that is Kenya today: We have the seemingly insurmountable task of changing and improving the social and economic landscape that defines us as a country.

Basically clean up the mess that our parents and grandparents excreted into our soil. (Sorry Dad! Mom!-its true!)

Quote:
I have seen, the desperation and disorder of the powerless: how it twists the lives of children on the streets of Jakarta or Nairobi in much the same way as it does the lives of children on Chicago’s South Side, how narrow the path is for them between humiliation and untrammeled fury, how easily they slip into violence and despair. I know that the response of the powerful to this disorder — alternating as it does between a dull complacency and, when the disorder spills out of its proscribed confines, a steady, unthinking application of force, of longer prison sentences and more sophisticated military hardware — is inadequate to the task. I know that the hardening of lines, the embrace of fundamentalism and tribe, dooms us all.

BARACK OBAMA, preface to 2004 Edition, Dreams of My Father

Quote
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

BARACK OBAMA, speech, Feb. 5, 2008

Which bring me to the case of one of my fave customers. Her pictures have featured before on our blog. Sitawa is a mental health awareness champion among a myriad of other roles. Recently, they opened a free wellness center in Kibera (the largest slum in the world)

See her blog below.
sitawa.blogspot.com

While doing all this! She still manages to look, casual chic and fresh faced!

“She’s the one with the massive hair”

#BIG HAIR LOVE

#BIG HAIR LOVE

Rock on Sitawa! As for the rest of us, we should take this on as a challenge to…….

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TressFreedom Style Ideas

22 09 2011
Tress Freedom SILKY braid hair Ksh 700

Tress Freedom SILKY braid hair Ksh 700

Above is our Silky Sooo Soft Braid hair. They go for Ksh 700- Last bunch left (For care you must put NOTHING but oil sheen spray. Nothing! We have tested other products and techniques and they simply do not work).

You can install it the normal Micro braid way if u have Short hair,(Only Braiding 2 inches)

Or Via “Drop line” Below if you have long hair

Drop line; Tree Braid; Medo-Toa

Drop line; Tree Braid; Medo-Toa

Once that is done! U can style it! Braiding it like the picture below! Trust! Once you put oil sheen, our braid hair will have the same glow and smooth texture like the picture below.

Glossy Silky Hair

Glossy Silky Hair

Like all Synthetic Hair, After 2-3 Weeks the hair at the bottom will begin to tangle.

Chop off the hair in a “chic” cut like IMAN below for a modern take. Thus buying yourself another 2-3 weeks before it time to change up your braids.

Chic & Strong

Chic & Strong

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Then We have the Kinky Hair in Weave or Braid form:

Ksh 700

Ksh 700

One of our Kinky hair ambassadors is Sitawa Wafula ofRunway 254: She Twisted her do @ the front

NOW here is an example what the creative girl can do with the tools (Kinky extensions) we provide.

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Finally, our Natasha Instant weave/Half wig……Get a thin headband and rock it as such

'Ksh 2800

‘Ksh 2800

On a completely different topic……..Due to my protective styling regimen (In between my weaving or braiding regimen, I treat my hair and wear wigs for 2 weeks; do a quick Trim of my split ends then braid or weave again) I estimate that I will debut a beautiful natural do possibly this long in 3 more months! ¤ …..Cross fingers!!!!!!





The hair is the richest ornament of women.

21 09 2011

The hair is the richest ornament of women.  ~Martin Luther

Nairobi is STOCK full of stunners! Beautiful Skin! Beautiful bodies!

I have on several occasion looked at a woman walking down the street rocking some beautiful duds that fit her perfectly and is very up to date with regard to current fashion standards. However, as soon as I get to her hair, I shriek in disappointment!

It is the ever constant frustration a person who has lived abroad must face when walking the streets of Nairobi.

Outdated weaves and Outdated hairstyles!!!!!! The Boil that festers in the Kenyan woman’s fashion psyche.

Maybe what we need to do is consider the importance they put on hair! Priority wise, hair plays a small role in the overall look of a Kenyan woman.

TressFreedom strongly suggests that if you do not have the funds to invest in a good weave or possibly have not had the time or exposure to understand current extension trends, stick to your Natural Beautiful hair!

But we digress! Here are a few quotes that emphasize the importance of hair!

Hair style is the final tip-off whether or not a woman really knows herself.  ~Hubert de Givenchy, Vogue, July 1985

Women…. Who made ’em?  God must have been a… genius.  Their hair.  They say that the hair is everything, you know?  Have you ever buried your nose in a mountain of curls, and just wanted to go to sleep forever?  ~Bo Goldman, “The Start of an Education,” made popular by the movie Scent of a Woman

My Fave Street Style pic from Essense All year

My Fave Street Style pic from Essense All year

Long, beautiful, gleaming, steaming, flaxen, waxen… I adore hair!  ~James Rado and Gerome Ragni, Hair

Attired to please herself: no gems of any kind
She wore, nor aught of borrowed gloss in Nature’s stead;
And, then her long, loose hair flung round her head
Fell carelessly behind.
~Publius Terentius Afer

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…  ~Susan Polis Shut

A fine head of hair adds beauty to a good face, and terror to an ugly one.  ~Lycurgus

Have a Great Day Nairboi : Land of the stunning Belle’s.

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