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My Hair Now

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Cornrows with my own hair, bun with kanekalon hair which can be wrapped or worn loose.



What's your current protective style?

Reader Wants To Know

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1.What to do after relaxer application.  Let me share some links that address this question

Relaxer Update 2! Gaining Length! - GhanaianEmprezz
Relaxer Update (4): Last Relaxer For 2012
Relaxer Update (3); Relaxed And Trimmed
Relaxer Update (6): Second Touch Up Of The Year!

2.How often to Moisturize and Seal?
I'd say it depends on how your hair feels at the end of the day. When the weather is hot and dry, the hair tends to loose more moisture which needs to be replenished. On the average, I m&s  at least 3 times a week if the weather isn't so hot. During the  wet season, I tend to do it once a week.

3.What moisturizing deep conditioners would you recommend? 
I've stuck to keracare humecto [see my review here]as a moisturizing deep conditioner and that's the only one I trust for now.

4. How long does it take to wash your hair?
Anywhere from 2 hours to a  whole day depending on what am doing. When am at home, I simply keep my prepoos on for long, deep condition for long …

How To Sleep With Hair Net

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Confused? I know all the talk about night routine has been using silk or satin cap/bonnet. Ladies may have thrown their nets somewhere thinking it's not useful.

I've a recycling attitude- see what I use as spray bottle. As I was rearranging my stuff in the room, I discovered my discarded hair net and  I had a eureka moment! If I wake up with my scarf or bonnet off my head, what's being protected? I started with pondering over how the net could help solve this problem.

I wanted to preserve moisture, something like green house effect so I put on a deep conditioning cap. Then, it occurred to me that the net over the cap will prevent the cap from coming off!!!

I did just that and jumped onto my bed.

The following test was on my satin bonnet and then my scarf.

Don't discard your local hair net just yet! When doing overnight Prepoo, daytime deep conditioning whilst sleeping, etc, this is an effective method to ensure 100% protection for your pillow or bed.

How Many Protein Products Do You Have?

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With the recent mails I've had asking for moisturizing deep conditioners, I sense the need for more information regarding the proteins people use. I currently have Aphogee 2 minutes reconstructor and Kanechom chocolate as my protein based products.


1. How many protein products do you have?

2. List the products eg leave in, deep conditioner etc

3. How often do you uses them?


Hair Wash: One Week After Relaxer

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The past week has been uneventful; not really moisturizing as I ought to but I did pay some attention to my edges.
For the wash:
[1] Prepoo: Virgin coconut oil, almond and hemp oil for half of the day.

[2] Shampoo: ORS hairepair invigorating shampoo. Lathered once and the hair was super soft and smooth!

[3] Deep condition: Last drop of keracare humecto mixed with Aussie moist conditioner and oils for about 2 hours under a deep conditioning cap

[4] Air dried for some hours till hair was about 80% dry. I applied beautiful textures tangle tamer leave in mixed in olive oil- that seems to make moisturising and sealing easier.



That's my hair after moisturizing and sealing.

How was your wash day?

How Do I Reach My Goals Quickly?

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A reader asked me this question and I had only one answer: you'll get there as long as your hair grows and you can retain that growth!. 
Yes, I understand the urge and desire to see that long hair you see on other ladies. I understand that you want to have that long hair quickly so that people will stop asking you why you do what you do to your hair.

Why Are You At The Same Length?

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To The Blogger
New readers tend to ask me this question a lot. I've been blogging for close to 3 years now and they expect that I should be at  least bras trap length by now.  Well, I do what I feel is necessary to have healthy hair. It's always being health for me because it came with length-something I see in my progress pictures. I'll tackle this question from two angles: my hair and that of others.
I've had numerous mini chops and two big chops since I started blogging; that is the main reason for my 'non-progressing' hair.

Relaxer Update+ Co Wash [Update]

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Am exactly 6 months post big chop now!! Hurray!! I got the hair relaxed as per my resolve to do short stretches till I can do a ponytail.

I had a lot of growth so my hair is still safe.
[1]based my edges and scalp with a petroleum based oil

[2] Sectioned the hair into four and applied relaxer to only new growth
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[3]Smoothed for a few minutes and sat down for about 15 minutes

Product Review: Aussie Moist Conditioner

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Ok ladies, here is my review of Aussie moist conditioner. Leave your comments, suggestions and questions in the comment section.

Sunshine Award!!

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I got another blogger award from Dessy of dessygt.blogspot.com. Do check out her blog for amazing hairstyles eg hair rinses, and fishtail braid which am hoping to do someday.

rules

Acknowledge the nominating blogger with a link to the website. Thanks DESSYGT!Share 11 random facts about myself by answering the questions the nominating blogger has created for meList 11 bloggers I believe deserve some recognition and a little blogging love! (I can’t nominate the blogger who nominated me.)Let the 11 bloggers know I nominated them.Post 11 questions for the bloggers I nominate to answer

How Do You Use Tea Rinse?

After my post on why tea rinses might leave your hair hard, I got a few questions popping up in my mind. I'd like to know from you whether you use tea rinse


1. Before shampoo?

2. After shampoo?

3. Before deep conditioning?

4. After deep conditioning?

5. As a final rinse?

Also, how often do you do the rinse?


Use Up Your Stash Challenge Update

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It's been  a month already and I can confidently say I've used up two products.
These two have been in the pack for almost a year and that's not surprising considering that am usually a minimalist when it comes to applying products.





The Creme of Nature intensive treatment [ see my review here] and the Forever living aloe jojoba conditioner were both protein based which made them a no no but I was able to safely use them thanks to keracare humecto [review here] which I really need to stock asap because am almost done with the current one. The beauty of this is that I would have emptied 2 more products thereby fulfilling the challenge conditions.
If I hit 5 products, I'll definitely then restock on much needed products. The current in the process of being emptied is the Aphogee 2 minutes reconstructor [review here] This product has to be used up 12 months from the time of opening but I've had it for close to 2 years. However, I love it so much that I can't th…

Why Your Hair Is Hard After Black Tea Rinse

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As an avid reader of hair articles, am always eager to find solutions to stuff that don't turn out well when I want to practice what I read. Tea rinses have come to stay yet the problem lies with how the hair responds to each tea. The most common tea, the black one, seems to give most ladies a hard time by causing the hair to be hard and stiff after application. Well, I think I've found an answer to that! It's not about deep conditioning after use but rather the type of deep conditioner to apply and why.