One year old! - an update


Hello all!

From the lack of blog posts, you could be forgiven for thinking The Kinky Apothecary had shut up shop. As those living in Lagos (and actually, in other cities in Nigeria) know, this couldn’t be further from the truth. We are busy as ever with deliveries (more so, in fact, so a huge thank you to our customers for keeping us so busy recently) as well as a few developments that are taking place behind the scenes, that blogging really has had to take a back seat.

The first anniversary of our official launch was last month. Yes, it has been a whole year since I gave in to the constant nagging of a couple of friends and my sis-in-law to start a natural hair business (you know who you are, thank you so much!), posted the first ramble on here, invited guests to the first Champagne, Cupcakes & Curltalk and racked my brains for answers to the questions for that infamous BGLH interview. I can't believe how quickly it has gone, and how much it has grown! I am so grateful to you all for your support!

We are in the process of planning a belated birthday bash, and as well as our first year of trading, we will also be celebrating the following:


Yes, the Kinky Apothecary will finally be moving into its new home on the island at the end of the month, with a stockist on the mainland following in the coming months. That means by the end of the year, you will be able to purchase all your favourite products in not one, but 2 shops in Lagos! Watch this space for details!


Our customers ask, and we listen! The Kinky Apothecary has been in constant talks with a few hair product manufacturers since the beginning of the year, and we are very excited to be introducing 2 new lines at our birthday party. You'll just have to pop along to find out what they are!

In addition to that, we will be rolling out additional new product lines over the next few months. So if there is anything that you may have read about and always wanted to try, or might have been your staple when you lived in the States but you have been unable to get your hands on since you moved back, drop us a line and you never know, you might see it gracing the Kinky Apothecary shelves in the not-too-distant future.


Most of our customers are already huge fans of the Whipped Shea Batter- it is our best selling product. Along with a name change and new packaging, we are working on 2 accompanying products. To say we are very excited would be an understatement!

So yes, the blog may have been dormant, but we have been very VERY busy.

Make sure you check back in the next week for details of our birthday bash, and I look forward to seeing all you Lagos-based naturalistas soon!

Have a good one...


  1. Happy Birthday! Sorry this is belated, i wish you all the very best! And i'm looking forward to patronising you too. Where is your shop on the Island?

  2. Congragulations, we need more stores like yours. Now that your store exists for natural hair, we hope that African women will know not have any excuses to give up on the transition process.

    We deal with clients that have had their hair become severely matted/tangled from braids, weaves, dreadlocks or just conditioners and shampoos that did not mix with their hair textures(natural or chemically treated).

    Because we use deal with very matted/tangled hair 7days a week-we use a product called the Take Down Remover Cream. It detangles hair that is as hard as a stone or that is so stuck together it looks like a birds nest. We use it for matted wigs, braids, or to comb out dreadlocks.

    So if women want to leave their dreadlocks, weaves and braids in for more than 3 months, or if their natural hair tangles for any reason-they can save all of their hair immediately.

    The Kinky Apothecary store should really carry the Take Down Natural Hair product line, especially the Take Down Remover Cream for your customers. They might need distributors in Lagos-where your are.
    Email them