The Adventures of LULU and HAIR!


NO PAIN NO GAIN! By Lulu Falemara

I’m gonna start by sayin ouch!

Yeah girls, that’s how it feels when a comb comes in contact with my super kinky fro. Even growing up, hairdressers would flee at the sight of me. Being biracial is no exception. I have type 4c Hair! Since 2010 after transitioning, it’s been a roller-coaster ride.


Hair relaxers in the past have done me some good in terms of manageability. But if ones hair is not meant to be straight then why take extreme measures of using chemicals likely to cause detrimental effects to your hair/scalp.

Also there’s nothing wrong with faking it. I rock wigs too! (On top of “all back” cornrows )
Being a musician, it saves me from the stress of “pre-gig combing”
Appearance DOES count. I admit that I use an electric hair straightener for some gigs ( just to give that “presentable” look) If I don’t have the time or energy for this then I pull the “house girl” stunt where I just tie my hair anyhow i please with a matching scarf (this can never go wrong).

There are loads of tips out there for managing natural kinky hair . Theres no secret ! It just depends on what works for you and your hair type.
For me anything goes. I just, like to wake up every morning (even on a bad hair day) with no worries.


Sandeey: So much hair! I’m speechless. #HairEnvy #BigHairDontCare. Thanks Lulu for featuring on my blog and giving everyone a chance to see your lovely hair! Everyone should check out the links above and discover this lady’s talent!! #woohoo!

Always me,
Sandeey Lulu



Hey World,

It happened.
What happened?
What is it?
What was the temptation?

Is that all?
What else?

So you saw “shampoo” and a hair dryer?
Yes! I was tempted to wash my hair and I did!
With your twists?
Heck yeah! My scalp loves being clean.


After washing, I applied my leave in and Shea Butter…then blow-dried a bit.


Then I re-twisted the front. And now it looks like this…


I’ll choose frizz over a dirty scalp any day, any time!

Always me,
Sandeey in Bata!


Hey World,

Let’s step away from hair a bit…

I have a question for myself…Why No Talent For Make-Up? The answer…I have no idea. I’ve tried and tried but it never works out the way I want. Well, here’s someone who has more than enough! I hereby introduce to you, the world’s best kept secret…the talented Julianna, CEO of Brushes & Pencils Ltd!

There’s nothing much I can write because her pictures speak for her talent!







If talent could be stolen, I’d steal hers! #seriously. I’d steal all and leave nothing for her. Lol. Is this some form of sorcery?? #wow! Oh well, I’ll keep practicing #sigh #MakeupEnvy…

If you need a makeover for events or for any reason at all, contact her @…

Blog: (I’ve learned a lot from this blog!)

Instagram: Julie_o13 (that’s the letter o and not zero!)


Pass this on world, your friends may need this too!

I will be contacting her for a makeover very soon and you will all see the results!!

Always me,

Put Some Oil In That Water!


Hey World,

I’ve been thinking about my new hair regimen. You know the one that requires me to add Almond oil to my hair before washing?…and a little to my warm water when rinsing off my shampoo? Yeah. That one.

I can’t wait to get home and try it for the 3rd time. The first and second time gave me great results. I wonder who else does this as well. I know that many people pre-poo before shampoo but i’m curious to know about the ‘adding oil to water’ part. I know people do hot oil treatments but that’s different.

If any of you already does this or has done this before, please let me know. Also, if any of you tries it for the first time, please let me know how your hair turns out.

I will try coconut oil next time to see if the results would be just as wonderful!

Always me,

A Gift for my Hair

Hi World,

I went out to get some souvenirs and decided to get something for one of my precious treasures…my hair #OfCourse! Here is the picture…

20130425-143606.jpg #Souvenir #hotd

Hope my hair doesn’t break it! If it does, I won’t be surprised. My hair has broken all my banana clips…but I blame myself for buying small ones. This big hair is having none of that!! End of gibberish.

Always me,

P.s. I kept true to my words to sleep wreck my STP bed. See evidence in the background of the picture #Shhh #hehe

São Tomé through my eyes…

Hey World,

Here are some pics as promised!

20130424-190629.jpg #ST

20130424-190732.jpg #Waterfall #BlueLagoon #OilyFace

Well I’m done taking pics of STP. Will get back to my hair now. It’s been jealous #huh.

When I’m in my hotel room, I keep my twists ‘scarved’ up…

20130424-191245.jpg #LoveMyScarf

I’m trying to keep my twists as frizz-free as possible. It needs to last another week so that I can unravel them when I get back home #FingersCrossed. I can’t wait. I miss my hair routine!

Always me,