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HOW TO MAKE FABRIC COVERED TIN CANS AKA KOM KOM

If you grew up in a typical Nigerian home, you have experienced the different ways empty tin cans aka kom kom has been repurposed. Some examples are; as a measuring cup, soap dish, peg holder, as a container for steaming okpa.
One of my favourite memories of using or repurposing old tin cans is eating okpa di oku from it. I can assure you that Okpa di oku is sweetest when eaten from a tin can aka kom kom *with thick Igbo accent*. For my non-igbo readers, okpa di oku is a pudding made from bambara nut flour usually eaten in the south eastern parts of Nigeria. I decided to try adding a nice twist to the one of the various methods of repurposing a Tin can. I'll be showing you how to repurpose empty tin cans into an organizer for things like makeup brushes, stationaries, combs, etc.
 I already had all the materials around except for the Top Bond glue which I got from a stationary store for 100 naira.
MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED




- a 6×4" fabric of your choice, - an empty Tin can, - To…
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HOW TO MAKE DIY GLITTER SANDALS

I happened to just come up with this DIY glitter sandals some months back. I bought this sandal for my traditional marriage and ended up not finding it as attractive as I did when I saw it in the market.  I decided to revamp it into something a bit sparkly.

It's super easy to make and takes about 1 to 2 hours depending on the surface you are working with. Mine took me 1 week*covers face*. I was really busy during that period and confused as well so, I sort of learnt on the job. 


MATERIALS YOU'LL NEED A pair of sandals Clear Nail polish aka Nail hardnerCardboard sheet or a plastic bag (just to protect the surface you'll be working on)Eyeshadow glitter A flat Nail file/plastic spoon or ice cream spatulaA cotton ball/dry piece of clothAsides from the sandals, this DIY Project cost me 300 Naira only. I purchased the glitter for 200 Naira and a pack of cotton wool for 100 Naira. I had all the other items I used. Step 1
Place your cardboard sheet on your work surface. Wipe the surfa…

HOW TO MAKE A FAUX BUN ON SHORT 4C HAIR

Faux buns are a great way to switch up your hairstyle while keeping your hair ends tucked away. Having a teeny weeny afro can get tiring especially if you run out of ideas on how to style your which is why I experimented with this and was glad it turned out well.
To achieve this style, I put my hair in 2 chunky braids about 2 days earlier to stretch my hair.


MATERIALS/PRODUCTS USED
KUICARE Hair Mist  - Hairbrush(not pictured) - Eco styler gel - 4 Elastic bands(not pictured)
- Afro by nature Leave-in conditioner - Afro or kinky textured hair extensions (in this case, Noble Kinky Bulk) - Bobby pins(optional) - A Scarf (not pictured)
SUBSTITUTES ARE; - Water or leave in conditioner -  An old toothbrush -  Any gel of your choice - Any hair extension that has a similar texture to your hair -  A neatly folded or piece of cloth that can go over your head
STEP 1
Moisturise your hair and finger detangle. I used a hair mist then followed with a leave-in conditioner. STEP 2
Divide your hair i…

MY 2018 BLOGGING GOALS + A RECAP OF 2017

UA-110740967-2 Happy New Year Guys! I have written a post sharing with you my 2018 Blogging Goals. First of, I am not good at keeping resolutions which was why I came up with my 2018 blog goals. 2017 was a really good year for me mainly because I started this blog after procastinating for a really long time, I got married too *covers face* , I graduated from the university, and got inducted. I also had an equal share of blessings, disappointments and frustration but on the bright side, I learnt my lessons too. In the past, a new year usually signalled writing a list of My New Year Resolutions which I had to give to my parents. Honestly, I never kept to them and I still can't figure out why. This time around I have goals which I further categorised into family goals and blogging goals and guess what? I will be sharing my 2018 blogging goals with you, yes YOU! MY 2018 BLOG GOALS FOR CHIKA'S ALCOVE THEAMATEUR BLOGGER 1. CONSISTENCY Consistency is key which is why this year I'…

HOW TO TREAT SCALP PSORIASIS - MG217 PSORIASIS SHAMPOO PRODUCT REVIEW

Scalp itch has never looked good and is even more embarrassing when you are wearing a badass style but end up scratching or hitting your hair like a mad woman*laughs*. I am very much guilty of this and always attributed it to dandruff that just won't go away till last month. I decided to try my luck and consult a hair specialist (Dabs of @Naijahaircangrow) After filling a questionnaire, I was diagnosed with scalp psoriasis and the MG 217 2-in-one treatment was recommended.
According to Web MD,   Scalp psoriasis is a common skin disorder that makes raised, reddish, often scaly patches. It can pop up as a single patch or several, and can even affect your entire scalp. It can also spread to your forehead, the back of your neck, or behind and inside your ears.Luckily for me the hair specialist had it in stock so I purchased it. It retails for about 4,500 naira because it is gotten abroad (that's what I was told when it was delivered). Anyways, I started using it twice weekly and i…

KUICARE PRODUCT REVIEW

KUICARE is a Nigerian brand that makes hair products that can be used on natural and relaxed hair.
I purchased this product and some other natural hair products early last year from Bellz Nhcc because as at then I was suffering from severe dandruff and itching (that was what I thought).
The KUICARE set retails for 5,000 naira which is very good compared to the amount of Product you get.  It consists of 4 products namely; shampoo, moisturizing conditioner, leave-in mist and hair cream. It smells like cinnamons and reminds me of fruitcake.


 The shampoo comes in a 500 ml container. You need a sizeable amount of it to get your scalp clean. It relieved me of my scalp itch but the relief was short-lived. This was because I wasn't suffering from dandruff, I met a hair specialist who diagnosed me with scalp psoriasis so I get why it didn't work for me. I didn't like the fact that my hair felt very dry after each use so, I reduced how frequently I wash my hair with the shampoo

Thi…

HOW TO REGROW YOUR EDGES

Learning to grow your edges or hairline may seem like a herculean task if you have bad hair practices. I have had sparse edges for as long as I can remember and though it partly runs in my family, I may have contributed in worsening it. Going natural kinda made it more obvious when ever I styled my hair and also made me get weird questions with regards to my hair. I implemented the use of Jamaican Black Castor Oil early this year by massaging it into my scalp and there's obvious improvement as shown in my pictures above.

In order to grow your edges, there are certain things you should take note of include into your hair care regimen.

 1) HAIRSTYLISTS AND HAIRSTYLES
Alot of hairstylists especially here in Nigeria manhandle natural hair. They comb your hair not only while dry but also using a rat tail comb and when you complain they grumble that they are trying to make your hair smooth so that the hairstyle turns out nicely which results in a headache later on and much worse, hair …