30 April, 2013

Relaxer Update (5): L4LPSC Final Check In And Length Check!

4 solid months of protective styling challenge had officially ended on the 15th but this is the final check in plus length updates!!! LOADS OF PICTURES!
To start with, I signed up on 9th January [sign up post here] This is what I wrote at the end of the sign up post ,"Wishing myself the best. Expect monthly updates (Lord, get rid of any mishap that will prevent this. Amen). Indeed, the Lord gave me the strength to complete this challenge!
The Rules of engagement were:

  1. Wear your hair down no more than 7 days. {Won} January and February saw me wear the hair down twice but even in these situations, it didn't take me more than 3 hours to tuck them back again! In March, I didn't wear it down; I used up the remaining days in April.
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28 April, 2013

Product Review: Dark and Lovely Anti Breakage Healing Treatment!

My views concerning the Dark and Lovely Anti Breakage Healing Treatment. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, comment or share!!! Thanks for watching!




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How I Manage My Regimen

--> If you missed my post on how I manage my hair care products, then, kindly check it out.  I know we are accustomed to hair dressers attending to all our needs thus we tend to complain of our inability to do our own hair. However, the advent of hair care videos and blogs/websites have revolutionized the reliance on hair dressers.
I have developed a system to manage my regimen for each process of my hair care:
Washing
  •  Shampoo wash
Most of my washes are on Fridays into Saturdays since am mostly at home by 4pm on Friday and available on Saturday morning by which time I’d have dried hair
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25 April, 2013

My Zip Senegalese Twists

Yes, I decided to give Emprezz's stylist a try and I loved it.
My zip Senegalese Twists only cost me 28 Ghana cedis(hair plus braids) and I'm loving the style.
Check out my video:
Call Rose on 0543016236.
She does house calls too. You just have to pay for her transportation.
Enjoy!!!
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24 April, 2013

Hair Oils In Ghana: Mustard Oil

--> Window shopping is one of my chief means of obtaining info on products before purchasing them. I discovered mustard oil at AnC shopping mall- I use the mall and Madina market a lot because it's easy for me to get there without battling with traffic!
Anyways, I purchased mustard oil for less than 10 gh and the size is enough to last a full year even if you are heavy handed. Why? This oil is thick like regular castor oil so you are forced to mix it with other oils to have an even spread lol.

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21 April, 2013

Protein Treatment Plus Flat Ironed Hair

I'd intended waiting till next week to straighten the hair and do a length check but I decided to use this week so I could have a roller set next weekend do a comparison of my hair; whether straightening it makes a difference!
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19 April, 2013

Curly Afro On Relaxed Hair


I felt for some curls so I tried on my hands on a twist and curl which turned out GREAT!! I got weave/wig checked throughout the day both at work and on my way home. Some friends requested for a tutorial so here it is! Be sure to comment, share and subscribe! For those who can't view the video, the tutorial is below with pictures!.
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16 April, 2013

Chill With Us!! You'd Love this!

Diva and I got to do an awesome video about this blog, ourselves and our visions! Check us out on youtube @EmprezzAbena and @AfroDivaNally!


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15 April, 2013

It's Over!!


That’s the update folks! Nothing much to say... I saw it coming so I did what I felt like doing :)
Managed to get a few shots...

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12 April, 2013

My First Henna Treatment (Relaxed Hair)

Yesterday was a special hair day! Want to do what happened?  I was so excited and eager to try the henna I purchased from Tamale. This henna is known as dziel and according to the lady who helped me make a choice, this is the finest quality. One bowl cost 6.50gh ($3)!

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Mid week wash: Twist with Perm rods

I’m back to Accra after my holidays in Tamale! I already miss my family. Anyway, when I came home, I decided to wash the hair since I’d not used a shampoo in 2 weeks. With all the oils I’d applied, there was no need to pre-poo with oil so I only diluted the shampoo to allow for easy distribution. I sectioned the hair into four and worked with those sections till the end of the wash using clips to hold them in place.
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06 April, 2013

Conditioner Wash Day @ 16 weeks post

Yes, I have the weekly updates in order to track my weekly progress and for the sake of some sweet ladies in Gh who are following my transitioning journey in order to have a guide as to what transitioning entails.
Ramblings
My natural hair (NH) stays more moisturized than the relaxed one (RH). I sometimes M&S twice a day in order to prevent dryness yet at the end of the day, the RH feels dry and it only stays moisturized only after deep conditioning or co-washing. I attempted GHE but by morning, the hair was dry as opposed to the dampness I usually get. Yeah, that’s the weather for you! I have also noticed that my hair sucks up much more oil than usual.
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05 April, 2013

My First Half Wig!!

Divas,
I miss you guys!!! I hope you had an awesome easter. As for me, I was working on my first half wig.


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04 April, 2013

Realistic Expectations for 4C (Coarse) Hair

As someone with the 4C hair texture, I found jouelzy's video very educative. I do know that a lot of ladies fear to go natural because of this kind of texture but is it really that bad? 

4C natural hair by nature can not be forced to be what it can't be. What happens when you purchase a curl cream and all you get is a hot mess? Is it really that difficult to manage 4C natural hair?

No! Watch and share what you think!



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