We hope you had a very merry Christmas and we wish you an even happier New Year!
We are firm believers in the power of making resolutions, of writing goals down. Don’t let any grouch make fun of you for being excited about a “new” slate! If you fall off your track by January 7, don’t be discouraged. It’s a project. You can dust your list off in March and continue from there. We are all works in progress. Okay? 🙂
We’d wanted to do a Year Review post, maybe as elaborate as last year’s own but. It’s the holidays, and we are feeling rather lazy haha so we made a vlog about our 2014 & some plans for 2015, on Saturday night. You can watch below, please watch below! We must warn you though. It was impromptu, so not as organized as we’d like. The original video was 34 minutes, and MeeMee did a good job, editing 64.7% away. And it is totally okay to cringe at the footage at the end, because I am. LOL.
2014 was a beautiful year for us here!
This year, MeeMee officially came on board. 😀
Early this year, the lovely Ijeoma of Klassy Kinks mentioned us in one of her Bella Naija articles here, and this referred a lot of you lovelies, and thankfully you have stayed with us! It was a great push, very much appreciated! <3 We also made our own list of some of the Nigerian Hair Bloggers we love, check it out over here.
This was a year of many collaborations! It was so lovely to work with Natural Nigerian, Jessicurl, Midas Naturals, The Kinky Apothecary, Sizzelle, Nazuri Curls, African Hair Accel, and now, The Mane Choice! Half our collabos yielded Giveaways! Shoutout to our generous friends!
Many good things happened in our lives, and here. We were a part of Calabar’s first hair meet-up in October, Natural in Paradise!
It was a great year, guys. We are thankful for every opportunity, and for every single one of you! <3
OUR TOP 10 POSTS OF 2014
According to our stats, here are ten of the posts you guys liked the most this year:
1. A Picture Tutorial: Crochet Braids with Kinky Extensions
2. Maximum Hydration Method, Anyone?
3. On My Mind: Genie Locs!
4. Styling Adventures: Finger Coils!
5. Our Regimens
6. Finally My Review: African Hair Accel Hair Vitamins
7. Stretch Your Curls Heatlessly With African Threading
8. Hair Review: Nazuri Curls Afro Kinky Curly Extensions
9. Hairspiration! : Eki
10. Natural in Nigeria & On a Budget
TOP 5 COMMENTERS
We always love to hear from you in the comments! Our Top Commenters this year are very lovely bloggers as well! They left the most comments on the blog in 2014, we heart you guys <3
1. Isleofazure; Kesia of IslandKynks
2. Sandra of NaijaGirlNextDoor
3. Jen, Nigerianandnatural
4. Donttouchhair, Uzo of Donttouchthehair
5. Berry Dakara
WHERE TO FIND
Our Where to Find Directory is still flourishing, and ever so often, with your help, we make new additions. Our two latest additions are Whitney Madueke (Independent Natural Hair Stylist) and Varater Ava (for 100% Moroccan Argan Oil, at competitive prices in different sizes. For those that know, 5,500 naira for 8oz of the liquid gold is really not bad at all!) Whitney can hook you up with a wide range of services- steam treatments, twists, coils and natural hair styles, coloring (highlights, lowlights), and give you a blow-out or flat iron safely for you, if you want! See the Where to Find: Salons and Where to Find: Products pages respectively, for their contact information!
After #LindaGate, we finally decided to get a domain name. We will build a lovely site in 2015, but until that is done and unveiled, you can reach us now at thekinkandi.com. Typing this into your browser will directly lead you here, to the wordpress blog. thekinkandi.wordpress.com is such a long thing to type, and you don’t have to anymore, but it still works!
We are still in Marley twists and Holiday Hibernating, so no posts from us for like the next three weeks! We’ll be alive on other media though, Twitter- @thekinkandixx, Facebook: /thekinkandi and Instagram: @thekinkandi. You can also follow us on BlogLovin’ 🙂
You can write us firstname.lastname@example.org to talk hair, we’ll help in our little way. If you’d like to sponsor a giveaway, or advertise, or collaborate with us in any way, write us too!
If you’re a vendor of Natural hair products in Nigeria, or a Natural hair stylist or salon in Nigeria, also email us your information. We’d love to add you to our directory, and this is free! If you have a natural hair event coming up, mail us about it with a banner and event info, we’ll share the word, at no cost to you.
We love to show your kinks off! You don’t know how many people you could inspire to embrace their kinks by showing off the way you rock yours. Its been a while since we did, and we’d love to have more Hairspiration Fridays in 2015. If you want to do us the honour of being our Hairspiration, just mail us and we’ll take it from there! 🙂
Alright guys. Have fun, but be safe. We’ll talk about 2015 in 2015. 😉