Saturday, April 10, 2010

Microsoft Word blog publishing

Alright so Microsoft 2007 has this blog publishing feature that I'm using to post this! I hope it worked lets see

Black Soap - Africa's gift to us

Hey ladies how are ya!!

Today I want to talk about one of my favorite skin care products African Black Soap (ABS). African black soap is one of the best soaps I’ve ever used in my life. It’s all natural full vitamin E, vitamin A, Iron and many other good things. When I mention ABS to most people they identify black soap with the Ambi brand or another brand they’ve seen in a commercial store. Usually the black soap found in most commercial stores is actually dyed to be black or has artificial preservatives and fragrances in it.

African black soap is made from tree barks, the peels from plantains, or the pods of the cocoa tree. Depending on the region of Africa the soap was made it’s called something different. In the west African country of Ghana you will find clack soap called Anago Soap or Alata Simena. In Nigeria the soap is called Dudu-osun which simply mean black soap. ABS made in Ghana tends to be lighter and softer than the ABS found in Nigeria. The Nigerian black soap is usually dark brown and harder than the Ghanaian soap. The color and texture of the soap depends on the recipe used to create it. The families that make this wonder soap have passed their secret recipes down to other family members from generation to generation. Black soap has a pretty high glycerin content which makes a great moisturizing soap

I personally prefer the Nigerian Dudu-Osun soap over the black soap from Ghana and its not that one is better than the other. The Nigerian soap holds a better shape and is more like the harder soaps we use everyday. The Ghanaian soap is more malleable and doesn’t do to well on a towel b/c its always changing shape. When I buy the Ghanaian soap I just rub it on my body.

Black soap is great for using on:
  • Acne
  • Blemishes
  • Moisturizing skin
  • Removing make-up
  • Soothing eczema
Here is a picture of Dudu-Osun, which is black soap from the country of Nigeria

This is a picture of black soap from the country of Ghana

So, if you haven’t tried or have been afraid to try African black soap please go to your local African market or Pan-Afrikan store to find your first bar or hunk of black soap and experience the gift of beautiful skin. I assure you that you want be disappointed.

Nappturally Yours,


Friday, April 9, 2010

North Carolina Natural Hair Care Expo

I found another Natural Hair event!! Yay!! I love seeing there are so many people celebrating and encouraging what is unique to us! If you're in the Raleigh-Durham, NC area or you don't mind traveling make sure you're there on June 19th! For more info please go to their website at

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Columbus, OH Natural Hair Meetup

Hey Ladies,

If you are in the Columbus, OH metropolitan area please be sure to check out the events held by the Natural hair meetup Nappturally You (Hmmmm that name Nappturally sounds familiar lol). The group was founded by author and natural hair advocate E. Michele George and is ran by a lovely lady by the name of Kendra!! There are lots of things going on so please check it out ASAP by going to

Nappturally yours,


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Picking up the pieces....A story about a mother and daugther

Growing up in my household wasn't very easy. Yes, I've had some good times as a child and yes there somethings I wished I could forget. My mother whom I love dearly, we haven't had the best relationship in the world. My mother has always been the "its my way or its still my way" kind of person. Having that type of attitude we bumped heads at times and then she'd bump my head. After I moved out of my moms house 10 years ago I vowed to never go back ever again.

Now she's moved to Ohio where I am and we now share a house together. Over those 10 years of being on my own I thought my issues with my mother were pretty much handled, but little did I know past unreconciled feelings I would regurgitate. I've tried talking to her about the issues but it results to shouting and screaming matches. One time she got in my face and threaten to beat me and I really really had to pray because I think I would have done something to her if she hit me.

I really want to know how to deal with this because she called me all kinds of "bitches" tonight and I almost told her to call me one to my face and see what happens. I had to ignore her and pull out my bible! I want to get through this so I can help someone else who is struggling to deal with a difficult parent.

I know I'm not the only one dealing with this issue and if it takes blogging to receive a mental and spiritual release from this issue, not just for me but for some of you too well this is what I will have to do.

........To be continued