Introduce yourself.
My name is Barbara. I work full time in Digital Marketing. I worked in Advertising for a while but found it monotonous so switched to Digital Marketing. I work in an Ad Agency but also consult for small & upcoming beauty brands mixing my advertising and digital marketing knowledge to help them with brand building and online presence. I'm also a beauty,and recently, fashion blogger who also writes as well.

What are your favourite products?
Moisturisers mainly. I love the healthy look they give my hair. Makes it look alive. I also recently tried Design Essentials Argan oil spray and it is oh so beautiful. It makes my hair look like its got hidden, sparkling gems within. I can't really describe it.

What’s Your Hair Regimen?
Every month I wash, condition, and follow up with the LCO method. After which I put the hair in single plaits for a week, transition to braid-outs for another week, and then a puff when all else fails. Lol.

Who and what inspires your hair styles?
My mood really. I see hairstyles but I'm yet to achieve any of the absolutely gorgeous hair styles I see online so I've literally evolved my own styles along the lines of convenience and comfort. Unfortunately, hair pins hurt my scalp a lot and give me intense headaches so frequent updos are not for me at all. 

How do you cope with the availability or non-availability of many sought after hair products in the Nigerian market?
Thankfully, I'm not a product junkie so I pretty much use what I find. There are so many brands going into natural products now so it has made it relatively easy. When all else fails though, I wash my hair with Dudu Osun and moisturise with a water + generous Olive oil mix.

In order of preference give us your top 3 Nigerian brands and why you love them.
Afroriri hair butter is top class I must admit and the fact that their Shampoo has awesome suds which rinse out is a simple Nigerian girls' dream (like me).
African Naturalistas has a wider range and is quite affordable too. It's great to know that you are purchasing products from someone who is actually keen on helping you achieve your hair dream. That's an added advantage for me. I've only just used the Natural Nigerian leave-in conditioner so not sure that it can qualify as number 3.

Where can we find Barbara?

You can find me on my blog -, facebook - Barbara & 1923, Twitter - @piriye, Instagram - @barbara1923, Pinterest - Barbara & 1923, G+ - Barbara & 1923, Youtube - Barbara & 1923

NM says: What I love about Barbara's hair is that it looks alive (see pic. 5). I also love how she makes simple hair styles stand out. Thanks Barbara for sharing  and supporting Naija brands :)


  1. Not being a product junkie is a real struggle..... I'm inspired.

    1. Thank you so much. I'm glad I'm able to inspire you.

  2. Barbara and her hair are gorgeous! Good Lord!

  3. My hair crush... Love love her hair. Full, thick, black and beautiful. I can't wait for my hair to be as long as hers

    1. LOL, you'll get there m'dear. Patience is the key



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