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How To Increase Hair Growth Whilst In Protective Style

I've been in these zip braids for 2 weeks already; my scalp is fine, my hairline is full and overall, I notice growth coming in. What do I do to increase hair growth whilst in protective style?

1. Stay consistent with hydration both internal and external. I drink more than 2 litres of water as often as possible and spray the hair with rosewater and guava leaves brewed in water.

2. Take your vitamins be it multivitamins, hair growth vitamins or just good old folic acid. Whatever the case, just keep your body healthy and ensure your body gets all the nutrients it needs for cell renewal and healthy hair.

3. Keep the scalp unclogged. In as much as I Iove using hair oils, I don't go hard on them when I'm unable to properly wash the scalp. I use the ESO scalp oil about 3 to 4 times a week. I apply it daily on the edges as it's easy to cleanse that part.

4. Lastly, clean the scalp regularly to prevent build up. Truth be told, I have been able to clean mine and o…

Curly Weave on or Sew In Allergy

I switched to a new hair dresser and she managed to fix a weave for me. 

The hair style didn't take long to install and I'm glad I got a new person to do my hair. Sometimes, familiarity indeed breeds contempt.
This stylist just got me snatched and I loved it. 

After about a week, my scalp began to itch and I didn't know why. The itching got worse and I had to take down the weave. That's when I saw the extent of the reaction. I couldn't touch my hair nor scalp until the next morning.

1. Shampooed with tea tree shampoo and butterflygh shampoo as both have essential oils to soothe the scalp. 
2. Conditioned with VO5 conditioner and rinsed out. 
3. Massaged the scalp with ESO scalp oil. 

Next day, I did a hair rinse with guava water and applied the scalp oil again. I covered with conditioning cap and slept with it. 

Next day, the itching was slightly better so I did another rinse and oiled the scalp again. This is the worse reaction I've ever had!

I'll be using fresh al…

Manetabolism Plus Hair Vitamins Week 1 Of 24

We are already done with week 1 of the New Year and for me, that's 1 week of thedges 24 weeks of mane choice manetabolism Plus.

No break out yet. I take 2 a day as directed, drink as much water as I can and eat as much as I can.

The first change is thickness. I'm hoping it continues until the challenge is over. For week 2, I'm expecting more thickness. I know it might probably take 6 to 12 weeks to see length but I'm all for thickness too. When the hair is fuller, styling is fun than sparse hair Lol.

I don't expect any pimples popping out so I'm relaxed about that. My acne is usually from stress and not cleansing the face frequently. My serum production increases when I take biotin supplements hence I need to up the facial routine too.

I haven't had any increase in appetite nor weight. This year, I'm looking at ways of increasing my metabolism so I've cut back on some foods. As soon as I resume teaching, I'll be taking more fruits for lu…

6 Inches in 6 Months with Mane Choice Vitamins

The road to achieving the hair goals isn't going to be smooth sailing but I want to maximize growth as well as retention with mane choice vitamins for the next 6 months.

Why 6 months? The average growth I get is 1/2 an inch a month or even less sometimes. If the manetabolism vitamins works as I believe it to be, I should get at least an inch each month. By end of June,  I'm hoping to gain 6 inches give or take.

Watch the video for details

1st Day of 2018

As we have bid farewell to 2017, I have a smile on my face because I'm looking forward to another awesome year. I know last year was of random posts obviously because I have short hair.

I'm smiling despite the struggles I had especially in my business as finances. I've learnt a lot from these experiences and i hope not to repeat such mistakes in 2018.

As I bid adieu to 2017, I want to walk into 2018 with faith and most importantly trusting God and in my own capabilities. The confidence to achieve at least 3 goals before I turn 33 and the energy to stay afloat in every storm.

I bid goodbye to all its failures and shattered dreams, its aches and pains and insurmountable barriers.

I say fare thee well 2017, you were one of the best years of my life. You thought me to think outside the box and take a leap of faith in so many things. I went into 2017 with two goals and though none came to fruition, I got something worth more than those goals. I got experience and knowledge t…

Last Wash Day for 2017

Using the s curl no drip activator moisturiser has been a blessing to my hair as I don't have problems with dryness, at least for now.

I used the Native Child Moisturising shampoo to wash twice to remove all build up. I need a fresh scalp therefore the clarifying shampoo was the best option.

I followed with VO5 kiwi lime squeeze conditioner, I love this product so much. After January though, I'll switch to the aphogee 2 minutes reconstructor or the balancing moisturizer for weekly deep conditioning treatment. That will strengthen my hair as it gets longer.

After washing, I just applied Jamaican black castor oil hair food. I won't use the hair milk or leave in until I have about 3 inches of hair when the hair will need more moisture.

I'm optimistic about 2018 being a year of natural hair glory. I take my gummies daily and plan to continue with supplements until I can braid box braids. That's the first goal for 2018. I'll do a full video and post it tomorr…

We've Got Our Edges Goals

I'm so optimistic about 2018 and I know it's going to be awesome when it comes to my natural hair.

I'd usually cut my hair in January or February but 2017 was a year of cutting so we are entering 2018 with already short natural hair LOL. I still won't be purchasing new products in 2018 so it's going to be quite monotonous as regards wash day products. However, the exciting part is getting to grow with me again. I turn 33 this year and 3 is a blessed number for me. I can't grow 33 inches but I can aim for 12 inches in the 12 months, and that's what I want to achieve.

Aside the ESO scalp oil and of course my supplements, I will also use rice water as a weekly rinse to thicken the hair as well as add shine to it. I may take Natrol Hair Skin and Nails vitamins (I discovered this in October 2017). It's 2 months supply so I can use that from February to March. So what am I taking for January? Mane choice vitamins because it has less biotin. My body can&…

Why I cut Off Almost All My Hair So Often

This post is a follow up on the post I put up a few hours ago. There are some things I had to think through before sharing them. Personally, I love to share the nitty gritty of my journey but 2017 wasn't about my hair. It was about feeling good and comfortable. I did cut off all the relaxed hair but not to go natural in 2018.

The reason for trimming off the relaxed parts was because it was over processed and as such looked redish. As a blogger, I need to set good examples and I didn't want to go into 2018 with that damage.

The first goal now is texturize only 4 times in the year. After the barber cut off the redish top off, I felt a renewed energy to grow the hair healthy again. I didn't discuss the over processing because I wanted to get things sorted.

Why the over processing? The first 2 relaxer applications were basically on the short hair but the tips suffered too much damage. In as much as I wanted to reach armpit length, I don't like to do so with damaged hai…

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