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Something for the Natural Ladies! Join A-List Hairstylist Felicia Leatherwood at the Natural Hair Month event in Lagos | Saturday 12th October 2013



The Kinky Apothecary Natural Hair Month - BellaNaija - October 2013 #TeamNatural listen up! Kicking off later this month, The Kinky Apothecary, “Nigeria’s first one-stop natural hair shop”, presents the Natural Hair Month. This is a series of events designed to celebrate the essence of African women in their natural beauty.

The Kinky Apothecary was established in May 2010, with the aim of fostering knowledge about natural hair care in Nigeria. In just a short time frame of 3 years, The Kinky Apothecary has helped thousands of Nigerian women embrace their natural selves. Their customer base also includes a growing number of relaxed ladies who are beginning to realize the benefit of following a natural hair regime.

Natural Hair Month kicks with a workshop by Felicia Leatherwood, Hollywood-based hair expert and stylist to Jill Scott, Viola Davis, Will Smith and a number of others.

Activities continue with a screening of the movie by revered filmmaker Regina Kimbell titled “My Nappy Roots”. The Kinky Apothecary will then take up residence at The Whitespace for 2 weeks with an exhibition on hair organised by artist Temitayo Ogunbiyi.

In a country where everyone’s hair is naturally kinky, I’ve always found it interesting that there is such a stigma against people who choose to wear theirs as it grows out of their heads. Although it is not our intention to make any sort of political statement, we wanted to create a focus point where our natural hair could be celebrated, and to take a step towards changing ideals of beauty.” Says Nibi Lawson, Founder, The Kinky Apothecary.

For a full list of programs and events, visit

Date: Workshop: Saturday 12th October 2013 | Movie Screening: Sunday 13th October 2013
Venue: The Wheatbaker, 4 Onitolo Road (Lawrence Road) , Ikoyi, Lagos.

For further information and enquiries, kindly visit their website – or call + 234 1 765 4546 | Follow them on Twitter: @kinkyapothecary | Like their page on Facebook: The Kinky Apothecary
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  1. Fofo

    October 9, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Does anyone know of a natural hair salon anywhere on the island pls?

    • Lamie

      October 9, 2013 at 12:57 pm

      KL’s Naturals in Dolphin estate. No 29c, Ikorodu crescent.
      They’re really good.

  2. Seyi

    October 9, 2013 at 11:42 am

    It is easy to be natural na. Her head is shaved. Ok. Bye.
    Quick observation. is it the lighting or photo editing or is her
    hair dyed. I am just asking o. Ok. Bye again.

  3. elleven45

    October 9, 2013 at 11:46 am

    How about Abuja? 🙁 Meanwhile we’re back on

  4. Temitope Oluleye

    October 9, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Exciting. That’s great!

  5. Newbie

    October 9, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    People, please…enough already! Nigeria’s first one-stop natural hair shop indeed. What happened to your various local markets, where you got all your ‘natural’ hair care products back in the day? Ok so if it’s not a swanky salon on the Island, it’s no longer good enough eh? Someone like me that stopped relaxing my hair because it was badly damaged, and then discovered the joys of not having to spend such a fortune on haircare – you people now want to come and spoin show for me abi?

    Meanwhile this lady in the poster – if she is the poster firl for ‘natural hair, she fail am. I know of albinos, but the last time I checked, our hair did not grow out of our heads this colour.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m a firm believer in – people can wear their hair anyhow they like- including unrelaxed, afterall I now wear my hair unrelaxed. What I truly detest is the patronising manner in which so-called ‘Natural Nazis’ refer to people who choose to relax their hair, wear a weave, a wig, etc. People, it’s just hair. Dead cells. Get over yourselves. You don’t suddenly ’embrace yourself ‘ more because of a hairstyle. Ha! if only life was that easy.

    • the mane captain (natural hair education)

      October 9, 2013 at 2:48 pm

      Newbie, obviously the event is not for someone like yourself. While you may think it’s just hair, it’s more than hair for many. Ask students and employees who have been sent home because of their “hairstyle”. or denied employment and other opportunities because they chose to wear their hair in it’s natural texture. also. did you know that many of the products you get from the market are actually tainted and are NOT natural?

    • Newbie

      October 9, 2013 at 4:04 pm

      The adjectives again…”tainted”…like it’s a mortal sin. So I hope you all don’t use any kind of artificial hair e.g. expressions, kinky twists abi na braids, etc. for your braids, because those ain’t natural.

    • Cy

      October 10, 2013 at 2:58 pm

      Madam newbie please calm yourself down, it is not serious….why so angry

  6. Awia

    October 9, 2013 at 2:36 pm


  7. Fofo

    October 9, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Thanks Lammie, will check it out

  8. Peeps

    October 9, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Is there any natural hair salon in Abuja, anyone?

    • Spesh

      March 6, 2014 at 10:36 pm

      Yes, peeps. Lumo naturals salon in Gwarimpa is great. You can call 08094823173 to book an appointment.

  9. Africhic

    October 9, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    I wish i could make it………alas will be out of town

  10. Thanteh

    October 9, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    I truly wish this was holding in Port Harcourt the whole state is Nappy we love or kinks here !!!! meanwhile join our Nigerian FB group – Remove the Kinks from your mind not your hair !!

  11. Berry Dakara

    October 10, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Imma be there!

  12. Relaxed, Coloured, Straightened and 400gms of Indian Hair

    October 14, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Why are all you naturalist females always so defensive and militant?…:s…Life is really not that hard…

  13. Mrs S

    March 6, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Yes, peeps. Lumo naturals salon in Gwarimpa is great. Call 08094823173 to book an appointment.

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