Just because I want to... flaunt!

Happy new year in advance to all my readers. 2012 seems to be my best blogging year yet. We can only hope it gets better in 2013. Here's to all my blog readers, followers, and supporters. Thanks for making my blogging experience worth every effort. May we all have reasons to celebrate by this time next year, just like we did last year. Because I appreciate you guys, you still have one week to enter for the triple giveaway of Izegbuwa's Christian Fiction here.

So after Prism did a post on her lovely natural hair, I wished I could do mine too, but I couldn't because my hair is always in twists, and the shrinkage is massive, such that people wonder why my hair still looks short in twists. I always have to explain the principle behind natural hair shrinkage. The fact that my tips curl up like mad doesn't help matters, but I try not to worry about it. I just rock my boring short hair that does not seem to grow.

So it has been over two years since I cut my dreads off, and left my natural hair to grow out. I got an offer from Prime TV, a new fashion station in Nigeria operated by the Nigezie crew, to be the hair tips presenter, because of the work I have been doing on my natural hair blog and outside of it.

So I went there, and shot 15 episodes of tips in five hours. I had the opportunity to get out of my boring twists for once. Though when I got home, I washed my hair and put it back in twists the next day, lol.

So enjoy the pics. Believe it or not, they were all taken on the same day - in less than 5 hours, even the camisole testifies, though I did not take a picture of the first episode. It was stressful, cos I had to keep changing hairstyles, starting with twists, progressing to twistouts, and ending in afro. Fifteen ways of styling hair is not easy for me at all, though some of them look the same in the pictures. The next time I would have the opportunity to take these kinds of pictures would probably be when I shoot the next 15 episodes.

So tell me, which look do you like best?



















I still have a long way to go before my reaches hip bone length. Right now, I am on Bra strap length as we can see, but I am gonna maintain a good hair regime, and hope for better result

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  1. Atilola, you can't be serious. If you call your hair 'short' again ehn! It's medium length and very full. Absolutely gorgeous! Can't choose a favourite cos I love them all but if I really have to choose I'd say 2, 4 and 9. Congrats on the new job. Way to go. All the best for 2013.

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    1. Yes o, I won't argue on the fullness. Thanks ma. I wish you the best too.

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  2. I am an Afro girl, so I love the Afro but I also love the hairstyle with the bow in your hair. That was very lovely.

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    1. Really? Unfortunately, Afros can't be carried all the time.

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  3. :( Show off!!!
    congrats on your gig, and in the spirit of not hating... I LOVE your hair.

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    1. Lol. No hating ma. You can have it too.

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  4. Aww congrats on the Nigezie show and happy new year

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    1. Thanks ma. Not Nigezie o, Prime TV.

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  5. Your hair is fab!! All the styles fit you good. I like the one with the pink bow..and the one with the white flower!

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  6. LOL @ bra strap length....You look stunning and that hair!!! woo..:) Happy New Year :) xx

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    1. Yes o. BSL is a common terminology in the Natural Hair world. A whole different set of grammar exists there. They even have their own dictionary

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  7. Oh wow... I like the first, third, fourth... and every other one after that in fact! Kai, see gingering. I was to cut my hair today in fact (the hair is chopped in patches). This has encouraged me, thanks. Off to read your hair blog for tipsss.
    Happy new year!

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    1. I pray the blog is of great use to you o. Please, care for your hair this year

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  8. You look great with the different styles, but I absolutely love the Afro! Happy New Year!

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    1. All you Afro Lovers. If only my hair were this obedient.

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  9. Like them all BUT I adore, totally adore the one in the afro with a side part. You have on a white chiffon looking short sleeve top? Love that!!!

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    1. Yea, I know the pic you are talking about. There's only 1 chiffon top, lol. Thanks ma

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  10. first, congratulations. More feathers to your cap.
    No favs because i like them A-L-L! *feelinggreeeen!* :D
    Happy new oooo!

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    1. Happy new year ma. You are greedy o, lol. Choose one na

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  11. Love the hair, all the styles look good on you

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  12. nice!!!!
    short bawo?...ahn ahn...loool

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    1. I didn't say it is short na. I said it always looks short in twisrs

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  13. Atilola, you make me dizzy with all the activities you get up to. more grease to your elbow woman!!
    Your hair is luuurrvly. I love the afros best. Maybe cause i rarely see your hair in its glory!

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    1. Loolll. Believe me, it is not as engaging as you think. Remember that I am not committed to anything full-time. No husbands, no kids.

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  14. Nice and hot shots, rily love 1, 3, nd 8. Looking @dis pics makes me wonder wat hope guys have...some of us neva even reach "neck length" not to talk of "shoulder" or "bra strap" length!

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    1. Lol. Guys' hair grow at the same rate with ladies' hair. Try not cutting it, and see what I mean. I hope to keep a wild afro on my son's head o.

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  15. Atilola: Congrats on the new TV show. 2013 is definitely looking up for you!

    Happy New Year and thanks for all your support in the past. I appreciate it.

    P.S. I really like the first look with the updo just because I tend to like conservative hairstyles. I can't believe they took all these pictures on the same day.

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    1. Thanks o, though this is a 2012 achievement.

      You must be a really simple person, going by your preference. And yes o, they were all on the same day.

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  16. Awww.. U look so pretty..
    Nd ur hair is just amazing/ oppressing.
    All d styles re on point....
    Happy new year...

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    1. Aww, thanks for the compliment. I really appreciate it. I wish you a great year of 2013.

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  17. I love them all but the afro styles are the best....Happy new year!!!

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    1. You seem to be in line with the majority. Happy new year ma'am. Please, come back soon.

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  18. The Afro suits you best in my opinion. Congrats on the show and happy new year. Best wishes for 2013.

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    1. Lol at your opinion. Those twistouts aren't bad naa, lol. I wish you a great year of 2013.

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  19. I am so jealous of your hair right now...happy new year

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    1. Lol. Thanks jare. Yours would soon be like it

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  20. Happy new year,i like the afrostyle best but all the pics are lovely, the were taken the same day??? that must have been exhausting...

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    1. Really exhausting ma, you won't believe. Losing those twists one by one, while imploring the patience of the person behind the camera...

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  21. Happy new year.

    Me I love all the looks (not the hair) with little display of cleavage. LOL

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    1. I had to go back to look at the pics to check what you are talking about. All I can say is you are not serious at all, Mr. Surprise, lol.

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  22. I love the hair, I love the poses, I love the smiles, I love everything...

    Happy new year to you sweetheart! I pray more doors are opened for you this year and the favor of God to be mightier than it is already.

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    1. Eeya, you must really be in love o.

      Amen to all your prayers for me. I wish you the same, dear.

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  23. Happy New Year dear. I love all the pictures, but my fave are the
    3rd & 5th ones.

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    1. Really? I also like the 3rd one. Thanks

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  24. Your hair is beautiful!!!! You should rock the afro more often.

    Btw, Happy new year. I pray 2013 brings you a whole lot of happiness.

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    1. Aah. Afro more often ke? Na breakage be that o.

      I wish you the same o, and pray 2013 is better for you.

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  25. I like your hair joor, I'm so jealous. I had mine chopped off two months back and I'm trying to grow it back natural...its taking forever. Can't wait to have my hair grow as long as yours.
    The pictures are all beautiful.

    Congrats on the Prime TV show..begining of greater things to come.

    Have a beautiful year ahead. mwuah!

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    1. You better enjoy that short hair of yours, because the day would surely come when you would wish you did.

      Thanks ma, I wish you a wonderful year of 2013.

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  26. Aww which one do I choose? You are one very pretty lady
    Absolutely gorg in all
    Here's to wishing you greater heights this year
    Happy new year

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    1. Lol. All you greedy people that just cannot pick one.

      I wish you all the best in 2013

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  27. Na real flaunting... Happy New Year Atilola. God bless you.

    - LDP

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  28. Congratz on the TV show, truth is, I love them all. I am seeing you this clearly for the first time @ilola. You are so pretty! damn!
    Happy New Year.

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    1. Ehn ehn, now that you are saying it, maybe I'll finally be tempted to believe, lol.

      Happy new year to you too.

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    2. She is, I agree with you Eya. Congrats girl, cheering you on as you aim for your stars. Well done.

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  29. i like the 7th picture best..the one with the pink bow

    happy new year and congrats on all your achievements till date

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    1. Really? Funny enuf, that's one of my least fav ones.

      Thanks ma'am

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  30. Can't wait for my hair to reach this bra length oh....the styles are all beautiful. I can't twist my hair myself.....and also I don't have the liver to rock my natural hair to the office just yet.

    Happy new year to you. Wish you many more wonderful breakthroughs in 2013

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    1. I can twist your hair for you. I charge people, but not as much as Strands salon or Hair Salon on Sanusi Fafunwa. Lemme know if you are interested.

      I wish you a great year of 2013.

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  31. Happy New hun... I am always late to the parry.. haha

    All the hair styles look pretty cool to me. I prefer the ones you where wearing blue, white and last pic.

    Btw, each time I look at your pics, you come across quiet and laid back but when I read your post, you come across as someone that enjoys talking and can talk..

    Very random.. lol.

    You look good in all. xxx

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  32. Everybody has chosen my favourite pictures o but il say them again, 4th, 5th, 9th, 10th. And the again maybe I'm looking at the outfits instead. Lol. I love your hair though. It's full for ages.

    Happy new year darling and may this be a fantastic year for you.

    Xoxoxoxo

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  33. Happy new year Lola, though we have been in touch off blogville, lol. Your hair is beautiful. Couldn't decide which is my favorite look o, loving all.

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  34. Show off buruku and yea, this is beef talking *covers face* I love the 9th picture. The one in which you were wearing a white sleeveless top. You're a very pretty babe o

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