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Hair and There: Kenya

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Explore the world and learn secrets for beautiful hair! This week, Madison Reed visits Kenya to bring you hair care secrets, fashion-forward trends, and fascinating facts.


The country's name originates from Kikuyu, Embu and Kamba—all names for the now-extinct volcano Mount "Kiinyaa"—and is roughly the size of Texas. It’s known for its prehistoric exhibits and monuments, adventure-filled heritage parks and safaris. Indigenous ceremonies and rituals are focused on being one with the natural habitat, animals, plant life and all. Kenya is a country where natural beauty shines everywhere—from the landscapes to the everyday people.


Beauty Tip: Avoiding the overwash

Kenyan women are known for their gorgeous, glowing complexions. They work with the natural oils in their skin and stray from stripping their faces of moisture with sulfur-infused face washes and soaps. This means going light or using an all-natural face cleanser, and keeping skin moisturized (with SPF, of course) to avoid drying from the sun and cleansers.


Hairstyle: Braided designs

Women in Kenya often keep themselves cool from the scorching heat with braided designs—this not only keeps their hair from their face, it also gives them a stylish way to show off their creativity. It could be a fauxhawk, with braids all the way to the side, or patterns and designs created by top stylists to achieve the perfect look with a low-maintenance look and feel.


Fun Facts:

  • Kenya only has two seasons a year, one wet and one dry.
  • In about 2000 B.C., scientists discovered the earliest known remains of human beings in Kenya.
  • The currency in Kenya is the shilling. One shilling = One dollar.
  • Coffee is a huge export in Kenya, but it’s not consumed in the country.


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