Friday, 11 November 2016

Winner, Locitude Minty Burst Giveaway!!!

Hello people,

Here's a quick one announcing the winner of the Locitude Minty Burst Giveaway...


The lucky Number 5 is Angela Ehi-Okoduwa who was selected via an random number generator online. 9 qualified participants entered for the promo and the generator chose number 5. No wayo at all at all, Enlarge screen shoot below for proof.



Here's a big thank you to all we participated and for all the kind words we received on the Locitude Signature oils. Special thanks to Natalie who reached out all the way for North Carolina. You are making us think of the bigger picture :).

Locitude Minty Burst
Angela will be contacted via email so we can her Minty Burst in her hair as soon as possible. Don't forget that you can order a bottle of your own by calling Locitude on 08183001122 or email us at info@thelocitude.com.

Have a wonderful Friday and weekend ahead.. xoxo.

Your Loc Head,

Ade.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Locs And Exercise.

Hey peeps,

#FitFam #Fitness #WeightLoss #TeamFit are all familiar tags in our social media feed these days and on top of this Kanye West had to release that video with Teyana Taylor's body looking like fire!!! The woman had a baby less than a year before the video was shot. Now, look at me, single and never given birth, I'm one of those asking why can't that be me.

Four months ago, July to be precise I was encouraged to start working out, not because I was consciously unsatisfied with my body but because 85kg on the scale is a little worrying and looking sexier never hurt anybody. To add to this I had a new year resolution in 2015 to loose 15kg before the end of that year. Unfortunately I started the year and ended it at 85kg. On the bright side, at least I didn't add weight.

In 2016, I have made progress. I got on a scale 2 days ago and it said 71kg. I can't believe it, I swear. I plan on rechecking on another scale, no way I lost 14kg in four months on my very convenient routine. I'm so sorry I am beginning to obsess about weight loss talk when the purpose of this post is how exercising has/is affecting my locs. Let me get right into that.

1. Sweat and Styling.... 
Errrr... Not working for me. A good work out equals a good amount of sweat, especially on the scalp. I air my locs after every work out and the process is less complicated without a style, hence I have avoided styling these past 4 months.

2. Routine maintenance.
Before my #teamfitfam days I washed my locs once a month, as you would imagine once a month can't cut it for me any longer since I sweat (major dripping sweat) at least three times a week. So I have bumped up my maintenance routine to once in 2 weeks.

3. Re-twisting.
I am a big fan of the rough look (i.e washing my locs without re-twisting them). Of recent this hasn't worked for me. As I noted in my To FreeForm or not post, my scalp feels like it's not getting enough air when the roots are undone for too long. With exercising, I need air. So I have found myself re-twisting more often; once every 2 weeks a very light twist though, so I don't thin out my locs.

4. What to do with my Locs during exercise.
I leave my locs out in a ponytail when I run, dance or do cardio and wrap them up when I do floor exercises to make sure I don't turn them to a mop. Locs pick up all sorts of things so don't give them a chance to.

5. Air is Everything.
Letting my locs breathe has been liberating in this weight loss journey. If I feel them getting funky before my wash days, I air them and oil my scalp with the Locitude Minty Burst.

This is about all I can think of at the moment, If you have any personal observations, comments or questions. feel free drop a word below.

Let me give you small more exercise gist before I sign off. After failing (personal trainer, egg, apple & oat diet and starvation) at weight loss in 2015, I decided that this time I will only do things I enjoy doing, hoping what ever results I achieve will last. Here's my routine in order of preference.

1. Salsa Dancing (check out Buddy's classes)
2. Aerobics in front of my TV using Leslie Sansone's videos.
3. Running on Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge. - The gist about this bridge is not for this blog. Hehehehe.

I try to make sure I get a good workout at least 3 times a week, I just do whichever I am in the mood for. Sometimes I am able to squeeze in 6 days of sweat a week. If this 14kg loss is true, we can't stop now. Here's a #fitfam selfie :).


I have talked for Africa, let me go and do hair, recession is biting, but we are biting right back. ;).

Your Loc Head,

Ade.








Friday, 4 November 2016

Locitude Loc Jewelry. Ver 1.0

Hi people,

I told you November is going to be a month to remember, I wasn't joking, I wasn't joking at all :). Before I introduce you to Version 1.0 of our locally made Loc Jewelry permit me to say a big thank you for the warm response and feedback that our Locitude Signature Oils have received. All the positivity has been very encouraging and heart warming.

Collaboration is an awesome thing as it brings ideas to reality; networking is something that happens  so constantly at the Locitude Studio that I am learning not to take it for granted. So I met Ronke, a Gold Smith of Ion Jewelry Designs School who recently started her locs and we got talking about the possibility of producing our own Proudly Nigerian Loc Jewelry. Here's version "1.0" of our discussion in pictures.

Loc Jewelry by Locitude - Fine Silver (999)

Loc Jewelry by Locitude - Copper
We have such big plans for the variations of this product to come that I've almost killed Ronke with emails, confirming and reconfirming our options and trolling her private messages on social media. I am trying very hard not to spill the beans. So here's what you need to know right now,

1. Loc Jewelry Ver. 1.0 by Locitude is available in 4mm - 8mm.
2. Comes in 2 main shades of Copper and Fine Silver.
3. You can currently purchase them at the Locitude Studio where we will fit them for you.
4. You can also purchase via what's app - 08189001122
5. or Online via social media, send us a Direct message on Instagram, twitter or facebook. All our handles are @locitude.

I'll be working on reviving our website to make purchases and design picks easier for Version 2.0. In the meantime I just had to put this out here and I remain super excited at the future ventures to come. 

On a quick note, if you are reading this before the 11th of Novemember, 2016 remember you can still be the lucky person to get the Locitude Minty Burst Giveaway, all you have to do is read the previous post and follow the instructions therein.

Gat to go now. 

I remain your loyal Loc Head.

Ade.







Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Locitude Signature Oils.

Hello People,

I am excited and very few things excite me in this time of recession. They say "Every cloud has a silver lining" so I have been trying my best to remain motivated as getting behind this cloud of recession is not easy at all. I must say the recession has personally forced me to look inwards, sleep has been far just like the days when I practiced Architecture. I have so passionately written about the American made Hair Hope Growth Oil on this blog but when we saw the dollar rate climb from N160 to N450 against the dollar I decided to give myself brain.

After months of pressuring my brain, trail and error, failed tests and growth process I have come up with 2 formulars that I am very proud of. Locitude is now a formulator of its own signature oils :). Before I deviate further to give you the details of the merry go round I have done to get to this point let me introduce you to the newest members of our enterprise.

1. Locitude Minty Burst - *Customers favourite*

Minty Burst
The Minty Burst is a blend of Coconut, Peppermint, Tea-tree and Rosemary Oils. The mix was created with the scalp in mind, geared towards stimulating the scalp thereby enhancing hair growth. It also soothes the scalp, reliefs dry and itchiness and helps eliminate dandruff.  We have been testing this product since June of 2016 and the feedback has been awesome. 

I must add that if you are into exercising, here's a quick tip for you. Minty burst is awesome for refreshing the scalp after a run or sweaty work out. Air/blow dry your hair on cool setting, apply Minty Burst to your scalp and you will instantly feel refreshed. The minty-ness of our mix also helps eliminate any smells in your hair from sweat.


2. Locitude Conditioning Mix.



The Conditioning Mix is a blend of Coconut, Castor, Argan and Eucalyptus Oils. This was formulated with the hair shaft in mind. The blends helps to condition the hair by softening. It also helps with moisture retention and it stops breakage, Did you hear that, it STOPS BREAKAGE. 

*Locitude Oils can be used on all hair types*

It has taken about 10 months of trail and error, sourcing fresh mint leaves, drying them and mixing them, rotten them, getting sad and then motivated to start all over again till we got here. Now we can say the recession has made us stronger.

Here's a big thank to you all who have purchased this product and all our Locitude clients who have allowed us to test it on them. You guys are the real silver lining.

Now from the bottom of my belle I would like to give away one 100ml bottle of the Locitude Minty Burst to one lucky person. All you have to do is email me at info@TheLocitude,com indicating your interest in wining the price and I will reply you with a dedicated number. A random number will be selected at 11:11am, on the 11th of November, 2016. Best of luck.

I don talk plenty, so it's time to go now....  #Happy

Your Loc Head,

Ade.