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:
1/ KINKY APOTHECARY IN SHOPS!
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!
2/ NEW PRODUCTS
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.
3/ THE KINKY APOTHECARY LINE
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...