Happy New Year Hairpolitans! It feels great to be back. So great in fact, we’re doing a Back to Basics Hairpolitan edition.
We’re throwing it right back to the first step we all took when we got into the natural lifestyle; the simple little things we used to do to take care of our hair, health and well-being before things got a bit complicated. We are also giving tips on dressing and accessorising for both men and women.
Join our guest contributor and blogger, Tara Wambugu on a one-week deodorant odyssey as she discovers the wonders of natural deodorant in our REVIEW segment on P11-12. Nali tackles common natural hair myths and drops some wisdom on loving your natural hair in KNOW on P24-25.
Meet our Hairpolitan Cover Girl Competition winner, Anita Juma and get to know her better in our Cover Girl’s 21 Questions on P4 and read some more in our SPECIAL FEATURE segment on P6-7 as we presented the top three cover girls with gift bags filled luxurious products from our gracious sponsors.
In this month’s INDUSTRY join Evie as she explores the rise of the natural hair movement and the struggle between commercialism vs. community on P20-21.
On P16-19 Wambui JL has a candid chat about S.E.X with the girls behind The Spread in our FEATURE.
Flip over to CREATE as Karimi chats with Art by Kanfasi founder about the future of adult art classes on P32-35. In STYLE on P5 Wagio teaches us how to install and style the popular, basic Naturalista style, two strand twists.
Another guest contributor, Liz Kilili writes on the creative anthology Femmolution in the TOPICAL section on P39-41. Pull up a chair with Ciku in KNOW as she sets out to debunk a few skin care myths she has encountered out there on P26-27.
In RAISE, Karimi chats with Melissa Wakhu an avid homeschooling mom and gains insights into the advantages of the system on P13-15. Before all this back to basics goodness overwhelms you, sit back and ENJOY the Hairitage Festival that was on P28-29. In 2016, the guys didn’t get left behind on the festival front. ENJOY the Beard Fest and learn all about their contribution to the awesome Movember cause on P30-31.
This issue, we introduce the segment WEAR, here we interview Alexander Betty graciously agreed to provide jewelry from their upcoming line for our cover girl to wear and you can read my chat with them on P22-23. We haven’t forgotten the gents and in this edition’s GUY, I chat with Ally Rashid owner of Dambala Sabaquo to get his take on bespoke suits and tuxedos on P36-38.