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I've Won The Battle With Acne!

I'm such a goal-oriented person that once I set my heart on achieving something, I go all out to get that and this battle with acne is one fight I'm not going to lose.

The latest issue is the acne breakouts on the right cheek whilst the left cheek is fresh Lol. Why? I'm suspecting it's because I sleep on the right side. In any case, the line of action was to figure out how to stop new breakout and that's when I discovered something else.

My face felt oily within hours of bathing and even when I use oil free moisturizers! Can you imagine that? So, I realized I had to wash my face twice a day to remove those oils.

Additionally, I realized I broke out each time I use the Avon anew retexturizing peel, perhaps because I had pimples  on my skin, I was just aggravating the skin. With 10%glycolic acid, my skin might be suffering from the harshness of the product.  That's just my theory so I now use it on my pimple free part of the face and guess what? My skin respo…

July Favourites (2016)

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I've not done favourite posts in a while because I really didn't have any. However, this July was different. I had three products I enjoyed using.
1. Cantu sheabutter anti frizz foam leave in conditioner



I absolutely love the feel of the foam in my hair. It penetrates the  hair so fast and easy. Because it dries up fast too, I'm able to use it daily. A full review soon. 


Irish Spring Gear Body Wash: This wash is amazing on my skin and though I won't be restocking it yet,  I know I can always fall on it when the need arises. 


Sheamoisture Superfruit conditioner 

[caption width="331" align="aligncentre"]Sheamoisture Superfruit conditioner [/caption]

This conditioner changed my perception of Sheamoisture conditioners, especially, with its moisture levels. I really love this. 

What's been your favourite for July?

Vitamins Challenge Check in #4

This is week four  of 24 weeks of vitamins and I know most of the participants are really diligent with their vitamins.

Don't forget to leave your check in there too.

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Do you have a Hair Buddy?

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Never heard of them? Then you probably don't have a hair community. Where have you been?!:o



Hair buddies are the best thing you could ever have when on a healthy hair journey. It isn't a platform for any competition, but rather for the exchange of knowledge as well as keeping each other in check. 
Here are some tips in choosing your hair buddy as well as the benefits.


TIPS

▪Get a buddy who has a similar;


hair type


-hair length

-hair goal

▪Choose someone you're really comfortable with within that community.

▪Be prepared to learn-we all don't know everything.

▪Be willing to share

BENEFITS


▪Your buddy constantly reminds you of healthy hair practices to do daily.

▪You can go on hair challenges together- for moral support lol.

▪You don't only exchange products you could even swap products!

If you dont have, one get one! There are so many hair communities with different people; from WhatsApp to Facebook; Twitter to Instagram! Just look around you'll be surprised.😎

Do you have a…

HAIR GROWTH.

​Biotin

If you want longer, healthier hair then don’t forget about Biotin. This is quickly becoming one of the most widely used supplements for faster hair growth. While biotin is a B vitamin it plays such a key role in keeping hair healthy that it needed its own spot. This vitamin helps produce glucose and break down proteins into amino acids. Since hair itself contains keratin, which is a form of protein, this supports healthy locks.

While most people do get enough Biotin from the foods they eat each day, it is a water soluble vitamin. Again, that means your body can’t retain it and flushes what it doesn’t use. So you need to get enough of it each day or you’ll run a deficit. Many hair care products now contain Biotin. However, that doesn’t mean you should ditch biotin-rich foods or supplements. Rather, a combination of both an internal and external supply seems to work best.

Some food sources of Biotin include mushrooms, avocados, eggs, salmon, peanut butter, and more.

 Niacin

Niacin is…

4 methods of Trimming hair

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There's a term in haircare most people try to avoid at all costs: Trimming. Believe it or not, trimming does more good than we think, especially when you hit a growth plateau (a stage where your hair does not seem to grow anymore).

What is Trimming?



Trimming is the cutting off of your ends, in a bid to rid one's hair of split ends and single strand knots. Some ladies trim yearly; some twice in a year and others every time they style their hair. Depending on your goals,your duration will be different. In trimming however there are four methods. 
The Straight Hair Trim

Some natural haired ladies prefer trimming after they've flat ironed- this isn't compulsory, it depends on one's preference. An advantage however, is that the shrinkage element has been eliminated prior to trimming, so you probably will not cut more than you planned to. 

Search and Destroy

This method is one that conserves hair the most, even though it's been known to consume a lot of time. Here you&…

Flexible Rods To Create Lasting Curls

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I haven't mentioned flexible rods in a long, long, long, time!!!

But first, a hair Update : I relaxed a couple of days ago. I ended up with  more texture than intended but it's OK.

This will make it easy to monitor the growth from the nature's bounty HSN. I've washed twice already too.

I got small flexible rods for curls and if you've been here since 2012, then you know they  are my go to styling  tools. The rods will make styling  a lot fun and simple since I get the same results as roller sets. I'll get a foam wrap so the curls can last.



To be able to do flexible rods again is such a relief! It means more curls, no more spending on braids and wigs , I can wash any day and any time as well as do scalp piling and massages. I  means there are a thousand and one reasons to be exciting about the change in styling.

I tried the rods on dry hair and in a matter of minutes,  my head had turned curly. I'll be posting each use and probably a video on it too.

Here's my…

Natural Hair Inspiration : Aretha

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Aretha is a Ghanaian YouTuber,  make up guru and has a gorgeous set of afro hair.









Images : courtesy of Instagram

Attitudes that Will Keep You Frustrated with Your Hair

​Going natural is a learning experience and things can get emotional. Re-learning how to manage and style your hair after years of relaxing can be a challenge, and it can be made more difficult depending on your attitude. Here are  attitudes that will keep you frustrated at your hair.

 Impatience.

Ah, impatience. We’ve all dealt with it, whether it’s waiting to grow out those last few inches, sitting through an hour long detangling session or trying to master the art of flat twisting. It can be easy to let impatience get the best of you but consider that you are in a process of re-learning your hair and it’s just going to take time. Anticipate that the first two years of journey might be bumpy and progress may sometimes seem slow. If you did a big chop, you won’t have back length hair right off the bat. If all you know how to do is flat iron, then natural hair styling and maintenance techniques will take time to learn. But don’t fear! Many veteran naturals have their routines down to a …

The 411 on Crochet

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Crochet braids! I see them everywhere! Different styles and colors (some colors more worrisome than others I promise!). I’ve always been one to be very skeptical about certain styles and crochet was one of them. Why? Oh it was very simple; HOW CAN I REMOVE CROCHET BRAIDS ON MY OWN WITHOUT CUTTING MY OWN HARD EARNED HAIR AWAY?! It seems like a silly reason but true talk that was like my crochet-phobia reason. I just seemed to think it’ll be difficult to differentiate between your hair and the crochet knot. So for months and months, this girl was avoiding eye contact with all those bold enough to try this protective style lol. Now one day, I saw a different kind of crochet- the pre-braided crochet hair- and my mind went blank! Everybody say thank you to my Whatsapp group, ROCK_THE_NATURAL! For showing me this type of crochet. At least with this kind, all I had to do was unloop, no cutting needed lol. Shantè fixed my braids (duh!), and might I say so myself I felt jerh some style bi lol.


USES OF BANANA ON HAIR.

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Bananas are exceptionally healthy as they provide numerous health benefits. It is a versatile fruit that contains many nutrients including vitamins A, B, C and E along with minerals like potassium, zinc, iron and manganese. Just as eating a banana helps in keeping your body in good health and great shape, application of this fruit on your hair and skin will help you to keep them in great condition.



Hair Benefits Of Banana:
Banana is rich in potassium, natural oils, carbohydrates and vitamins which help in softening the hair and protects the hair’s natural elasticity preventing split ends and breakage. Banana creates manageability, shine, growth and controls dandruff. Just like a banana facial mask enhances the glow of your face immediately, the following banana hair masks will also improve your hair dramatically. Here are some of the banana for hair benefits.

Pack For Soft Hair:

Mix ripe banana with avocado and add coconut milk to the mixture. Apply it on your hair and wait for 15-20 minu…

Be younger for longer: Quote reflections.

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​Hello lovely readers! Today I'll be reflecting on a quote I found not too long ago. Hope you enjoy and learn from it:)

○TODAY'S QUOTE○



This quote is one of many I found in a chapter dedicated to youth and age. It's a rather simple quote at first glance, but it really does represent our very system of existence.
In our youthful age, we're considered 'fresh minds ',  which simply means we're at a stage where we're able to recover quickly from our experiences. With this knowledge, it's safe to say that our youthful days are supposedly when we're at our mental peak. We're able to imagine beyond the barriers of all things called normal; we're exposed to various methods through which a single task can be accomplished; we share moments we would have never imagined, with people we may have never considered.
As we grow, we change (change is after all, the only constant element in life). We suddenly have to consider the reactions and needs of others …

No Buy Challenge Check In

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It's been a while since I went on another no Buy challenge. 

So far,  it's been good. The fact is I actually don't need anything yet so it makes the challenge easier. However,  it doesn't mean I haven't been tempted to  purchase stuff but I channeled all that into skin care products which I'll be reviewing soon. 

The good thing about channeling the desires is that you get to focus on another part of your life that was not part of your budget. By getting these skin care products, I've satisfied a desire for flawless skin. 

This step will also ensure that my life isn't lop-sided. I'm able to enhance several areas of my life that can get neglected because of purchasing hair products. 

[caption width="400" align="aligncentre"]Cantu sheabutter products [/caption]

I have about 2 months to go but I had  two items to restock or replace. My leave in conditioner has been restocked with the Cantu sheabutter leave in foam and the co wash, as wel…

WAYS OF SAVING EFFECTIVELY.

Last week,I touched on how to spend money intelligently.Today we shall discuss a way of saving effectively. You must determine the amount of money you want to save.Write down the amount of money you can save per month.Remember,it's not the amount of money you can save but the amount that you will like to save monthly in order to reach your future goal.

For instance,you can decide that in the month of August that you will save thirty-one Ghana cedis only hence you will save a cedi a day.

So how do you save a cedi a day?

Firstly, aside having a savings account which your money is 95% safe and which luckily many banks have made it easy for everyone to have a savings account with a minimum amount of money, I will still introduce to you the common one every student and everyone knows about.PIGGY BANK OR SUSU BOX.
A piggy bank aka Susu box is one of the easiest ways to have quick access to some cash in times of need.

They often say 'little drops of water make a migthy ocean' That is …

Foam Wrap Lotion vrs Setting Lotion

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We are all familiar with hair dressers mixing their setting lotion with water before use as directed. However, I find setting lotions to be too drying for my hair and haven ventured into the world of wrap lotions, I'm certainly looking forward great roller sets.



I know some ladies also prefer setting lotions; we have different hair needs, textures and we live in different environments.

If you have difficulty with any of these products, try water only roller sets too and see how it works. I used to do water sets until I discovered how well wraps work on my hair.

3 Ways To Neutralize Relaxed Hair

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When you relax your hair,  the relaxer changes the pH of your hair. To restore the pH, you need to Neutralize the hair. There are 3 products that can help you.


Neutralizing shampoo: Some salons  have neutralizing shampoos but to be safe,  carry your own bottle to the salon. The one I use is the ors creamy aloe shampoo.
Apple Cider Vinegar: Dilute apple cider vinegar in water and apply to the hair after rinsing out the relaxer. The vinegar will restore the pH of the hair.


[caption width="278" align="aligncentre"]Roux Porosity Control Conditioner [/caption]


Roux porosity control: This line helps a lot and I loved it when I used it.  All the products claim to restore pH balance so give it a try. There are other porosity control products you can add to your stash.

SCHOOL MUM'S HAIR.

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I always think that  my School mum


 will slap some relaxer into her hair after school....

She surprised me  with her 'konkonsa' pony when she came visiting oneday at school.

Her pony was so little that I played with it...wondering when this small konkonsa pony will grow.

And it did grew.!

Her natural hair grew so beautiful.

I never knew she  had such beautiful pattern of hair back then.

Looking back,I say; my sweet mum...you rock!

She is an inspiration to all.

As we celebrate your hair today,may it grow and grow gracefully till it grows no more....lol.

Any memories of your school mother or school Daddy?

Did they inspired you in any way?

Like,share and comment your opinion.

Thanks for reading.

Vitamins Challenge Check in #3

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This is the third week of the 24 weeks of vitamins. 

[caption width="336" align="aligncentre"]Zip braid [/caption]

Get all the details about this week's check in here. 

http://www.ghanaianemprezz.com/forums/topic/vitamins-challenge-check/

Pre poo? DO I REALLY NEED TO?

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Most people on a hhj are introduced to pre- pooing early in their journey. Many do it just because they’ve been advised to, without knowing the actual benefits. Others on the other hand, do not include it in their regimens simply because, they do not see the need. First off however, what IS pre poo?

Pre poo simply put, means before shampoo.. So in effect, pre poo is a treatment applied unto hair prior to washing. It is the application of conditioners (in the form of oils, creams, butters or even fruit) onto hair. All you have to do is to section your hair and apply your desired pre poo; cover your hair for 15-30 minutes or possibly, overnight. You then rinse it out and continue with your usual routine. It is important to note however, that if you co wash, you will not need to pre-poo, as conditioners do not completely strip our hair of its oils.

BENEFITS

· Pre poo helps in detangling your strands. The use of conditioners loosens most tangles, avoiding excess hair loss during the process …

​HOW TO DYE YOUR HAIR WITHOUT THE FULL COMMITMENT

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Every once in a while, we all love to switch up the look of our hair. We see the wildest colours all over Instagram and Facebook and we wish we could try at least one of them. But then we think of the reviews we’ve heard or read about dyes, and how they dry out your hair, causing tons of breakage. This discourages many sadly😦.

One thing we don’t realise is that, those who experience breakage most probably tend to have very little knowledge on the use and implications of dyeing. Dyeing your hair means your hair’s structure has been altered in one way or the other and as such, it will not be able to hold as much moisture as it did before. As a result, you have to provide your head of hair with extra moisture treatments to make up for what it loses. So in conclusion, dyeing simply means EXTRAMOISTURE.

If you’re like myself and would like to switch up your colour about 3 times in one week lol, then dyeing permanently is probably not the answer for you. It’s with this thought that I’ve dec…

HOW TO SPEND MONEY INTELLIGENTLY.

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*Remove luxuries from your Budget.

*Use cheaper forms of transportation. 

*Have fun for free in your own small way.

*Avoid expensive addictions

*Set reasonable savings goals.




Thanks for your time.

Always remember; the lifestyle you can't finance you don't purchase. 

Natural Hair Inspiration : Priscilla

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From our days on campus till now, Priscilla has seen all the ups and downs abut my hair and she has also taken the plunge to take care of her hair. I remember when we would wonder how to get out sand from the hair after a marathon prayer section at the gardens  on  Saturday mornings 



She started taking better care of her relaxed hair and along the way,  decided to give natural hair a go. She's been very diligent with her products and the results have been very inspiring. 





When  Priscilla gets to waist length, I'll definitely share the update with you. At this rate,  she will be  Bra strap Length by next year. 



Interact with  Priscilla on the forum too. 

http://www.ghanaianemprezz.com/forums/forum/forum/

Natural Hair Inspiration: lizlizlive

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Liz is a Ghanaian living in the UK and making it big time in the YouTube world with  her beauty and fashion tutorials. She also wears her hair natural.









Which one is your favorite look?

Need Perfume To Last All Day? TRY THIS.

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When you are looking good,  you want smell good too and the first thing that comes to mind  is a perfume. 

However,  the problem isn't really about the kind of perfume you use (well sometimes is it) but with how you can make it last longer as you go through the day. 

TIGER NUTS.

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Last week I spoke about Dates.Today is tigernut.Have you tasted it before? Tigernut has amazing health benefits which I will love to share with you.. Tiger nuts are one of nature’s super foods. They are high in fibre, highly nutritious and are believed to contain ingredients that can help prevent heart attacks and improve blood circulation. People in North Africa and Spain have been snacking on tiger nuts for centuries.

The Benefits

It has a high fiber content, Vitamin E, proteins, carbohydrates, minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus. A diet high in fiber helps with your blood sugar control, weight loss as well as irritable bowel syndrome. The Vitamin E helps with sperm motility. By this the sperms are able to move actively to fertilize the egg. This is what fascinates the men…yeah right. No wonder traditionalists in Ghana use tiger nuts for medicines that treat erectile dysfunction. I cannot recommend one to anyone but well I guess it all boils down to that “men’s …

6 Weeks Post Relaxer Update

This update is an absolutely late post but I still have to give you a rundown of events. 

 For the whole of the 6th week, I used the jbco on my edges almost daily but for the  Scalp , probably once. 

My scalp isn't itching like it does when I braid it up sometimes. This braid is versatile so I switch styles whenever I want to which kills boredom. 

I've been extremely diligent and consistent with the hair vitamins too and my skin is already showing the awesomeness of the supplement. 

The right cheek that used to be a headache is clearing up so fast! Together with the fade serum, my face is almost back to its former glory  and that's an exciting news. 

To more exciting news :Our forum is back! Moving from bugger to wordpress messed up the forum but it's has been  sorted out and it's now bigger,  better,  more fun and interactive. You can post topics on all issues concerning your hair, Wight loss, Skin care and make up! 

Just go to the forum here 

Let's invite our friend…

5 Tips For Protecting Your Hair During The Raining Season

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As the  rains come down, so does our moisture levels in the hair increases. However, too much of moisture can reckon havoc on your hair so here are some tips on protecting your hair during this season. 


 Finger detangle: when the hair is soft and especially when you are caught in the rain,  it's essential to use your fingers to undo the tangles. For relaxed hair, detangling wet hair with a Comb  is just an invitation to  breakage. Using the fingers to removed knots and tangled hair will even be better on semi dry relaxed hair rather than the wet hair, more like damp hair. 



Protein treatment in order not to suffer moisture overload. A bit of protein whether through deep conditioner, leave in or shampoo would curb this situation. 





Shower caps to protect your hair when you are out. Though you and I know how to handle our wet hair, it's better to also avoid too much exposure to water. Naturals usually say they aren't afraid getting caught in the rain yet how about preserving the …

Product Review: Eya Naturals

Hi loves! I trust we are having a great week. This week I decided to make a review of some products from Eya Naturals in response to a special request by a cherished reader. 😘 These are specifically Eya Naturals detangling conditioner, black soap shampoo, leave - in conditioner and Aloe vera hair mist.

Disclaimer

I bought these products with my own money. I wasn't paid to make this review neither do I intend to make any monetary compensation by doing so. The opinions about these products were objectively made devoid of any bias. The purpose of this review is to share my experience but does not however serve as a guarantee that they may or may not work for you.

Eya Naturals Black Soap Shampoo

Description: This product is formulated with the time honoured african black soap and coconut oil to hydrate and condition the hair while you shampoo, to help reduce breakage, and promote growth. African black soap is known to thoroughly cleanse the hair and skin. Coconut oil is known to hydrate …

WHY YOU SHOULD NOT SPEND A LOT!

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Why not cultivate the habit of saving?
Save a cedi a day. Always remember that the lifestyle you can't finance, you don't purchase. Think about it.
Any times we are moved by our feelings to buy this or that.What we mostly forget is that, we don't need to buy everything .Sometimes forget about the feelings and focus on what is real.Funny enough, spending a lot can't make you rich.I have noticed  that spending a lot and unnecessarily can make one poorer and poorer.




Thanks for  reading. Don't forget to subscribe to the forum.

Facial Routine 11-15 July

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Here are the facial Routines used this week.

Monday


Morning :


Applied sea salt and aloe vera solution
Cleansed with clean and clear advantage soothe foam wash
Used clean and clear morning energy skin facial scrub
Allied forever Clair exfoliating toner
Applied clear and smooth acne pimple medication to the right cheek and Jamaican Black Castor Oil all over the face. This oil helps with acne  treatment too so I use it once in a while.


Evening


Washed with foam wash
Used escenti gel facial scrub and rinsed off.
Applied exfoliating toner
Applied fade serum on the left cheek and Jamaican Black Castor Oil on the right cheek to heal the place.




Tuesday 

Morning

Followed Monday morning facial Routine, but  used the fade serum all over the face after using the exfoliating toner.

Evening

Cleansed with the foam wash and escenti gel facial scrub. Applied toner and fade serum all over face after using the acne medication one the right cheek.

Wednesday 

Same cleansing steps but after toner, applied fade serum to whole…

Going From Ear Length to Neck Length

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The ear length is usually the starting  length of newbies and so,  this is the opportune time to move with  me to get beyond that length.



By journeying together,  we get to see progress and encourage each other. For me,  neck length isn't a new thing as even with damaged hair,  I had more than shoulder length hair.

There are three things to help get to Neck length.
**Consistent routine : deep conditioning,  moisturizing and sealing  as well as healthy diet which includes supplements where needed.

When my hair is out, I'm going to continue the mid week conditioner wash and deep condition. As for moisturizing and sealing,  I do pretty well with it at least twice a week.
I'd like to have at least 1.5-2 inches of new growth  by the next touch so these practices can help with that as well as retention  of the growth.

Poem; A Reflection on Growth

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Hiiiiii!!! Today sadly isn't hair day but I promise this is equally  beautiful. It's about growing. Most of us (myself inclusive) are scared of growth. One thing we should note is that growth doesn't necessarily mean age only, but behavioral, spiritual, emotional and intellectual growth. True, old people find 'nonfa' stuff funny lol, but i think growing older molds us as individuals and teaches us that there actually is more to life than what most people settle for. Hope you enjoy this piece everyone! xoxo...



The bus doors open and she walks in,

A rather fragile being at the first sight.

Grandma looks for a seat; her chance to rest her weary knees.

As I offer her mine, my heart feels rather light.

I begin to see myself in her eyes

And I imagine what it would be like……..



…………My hair will tell of what life revealed to me.

My wrinkles would lay proudly on my face, telling of all the times a smile couldn’t find me.

My smile today, will show my response to all the attacks from t…

Vodka on smelly feet, aspirin for spots and olives to beat TRAVEL sickness.

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Source:dailymail.co.uk 

​You can end up spending a lot of cash on expensive creams and medicines to treat everyday ailments - but sometimes just using items in your store cupboard will do the trick.



Internet users have been sharing their best home remedies online, ranging from the seemingly sensible to the plain bizarre.







If you suffer from chronic smelly feet, vodka may be the answer to your prayers - but not by downing shots of the stuff. 



The experts at Nature Hacks say that all you have to do is soak a cloth in vodka and use it to wipe for your feet.



The high alcohol content will kill the bacteria growing on your feet, which causes the strong odour that some people are cursed with.



Meanwhile, toothpaste can be used on insect bites to help soothe the itchiness by cooling down the bite. It'll also help draw out the the fluids from beneath the skin and help to reduce the swelling.



Some anti-fungal creams from the chemist can be expensive, but one Imgur user says that your mouthwash could…

APPRECIATE!(SHADES OF LIFE).

Hello friends👪,thanks a lot for your comments and shares!Keep it up fans.I am grateful. ☺

So I have been observing the tunes 🎤and beats🎶of life and I realized that if we don't appreciate the little things 💝we have,it will vanish into thin air.To show appreciation is very important👍. It releases stress in this hectic era. Looking around, I noticed 📝that there are a lot of things to appreciate .Just the way a baby 🚼🚼is formed through sexual intercourse 💏💑is wonderful and beautiful. The same way the rate at which hair grows👰💇 is greatly amazing and wonderful too. Have you thought of that?

Everyone's hair grows at different  pace👣👣. Some are faster ,others are slow, even others are slower. Often times, we fail to appreciate the hair on our own heads. But we appreciate other people's hair and forget that our own hair also needs some praises.!

Why not start today?😄

Say something positive➕  to that circumstances➖. 

Say a nice word♥ to that stubborn friend 👿of yours.

Whi…

Hair Vitamins Check in #2

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I've been on the nature's bounty for a week.



So far,  I've been taking  the 3 capsules of nature's bounty hair skin and nails vitamins daily as directed.

The one thing I'm watching out for is breakout. I already have two bumps I'm working on so another breakout isn't a welcome news. However, so far, there hasn't been any breakout.

I'm hoping my skin benefits from the supplement quickly. I need a glowing skin, especially, on the right cheek.

See more at 

http://www.ghanaianemprezz.com/forums/forum/forum/

Wash Day in a Protective Style: Kinky Twists

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In my bid to retain more length this half of the year, I decided to embark on an 8 week long protective styling challenge. This was simply because I did not want to continually have my fingers rummaging  perfectly through my hair, pulling and tugging at my strands, especially when I’m thinking and trust me when I say that it’s almost always lol🙈. I installed the protective style on the last Sunday of the month of May and I’m proud to announce that I’m celebrating my sixth week tomorrow! (Insert chocolate prize here please lol😎).

[caption width="2000" align="alignnone"] 4 weeks and two wash days later. Source: Personal album[/caption]

I decided to install kinky twists as my protective style for the 8 week long challenge. This is because it has a similar texture to my actual hair and thus, if it gets to the ‘messy’ stage due to new growth, it would not look utterly unpresentable. Today’s post will be looking at my wash day routine whilst in these twists.

For my challe…

3 Deep Conditioning Mistakes To Avoid

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After deep conditioning according to the directions on products, my hair has certainly gained it's softness back. It stays moisturized for longer periods too.

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In all this, I've learnt 3 mistakes that can occur with your deep conditioning process.
1. Not using the product as directed: That was my first mistake with deep conditioners. Most dcs take about 30 minuted to an hour to work if you use body hat but 15 minuted under a hooded dryer or steamer. I hardly went beyond 5 minutes with the deep conditioners and that was my downfall. Now that I can't cut my hair again,  I have to be diligent in keep the hair healthy.
2. Not using the right deep conditioner: Using a regular conditioner and leaving it on for even 20 hours doesn't make it deep conditioning. I've personally been against using eggs because it's unable to penetrate the hair. To benefit from deep conditioning,…

ARE YOU STILL TAKING YOUR VITAMINS?

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Tomorrow  marks exactly two weeks since we started our six months vitamins challenge.

Have you noticed any new growth yet?

Have you seen any changes in your skin?

Are your nails growing well and beautiful?

Personally,I am in a protective style so I cant say much about new growth until I have taken it down.

Secondly,I noticed my nails have become stronger and healthy. I used to have brittle nails due to constant biting.This time around I have decided to put a stop to that habit to see how beautiful my nails are.I promise! I won't bite my nails again.

For my skin,I can't say much.What I can say is that I don't see acne on my face or breakouts. This is because I drink enough water.

What have you noticed so far?

Share your views.

Thanks for reading.😘

I love you; Let's 'kind of date'.

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So it’s Kwansima’s birthday and I’m really excited! 21 on the 21st isn’t a joke oo. I quickly dash to her side of the room-yeah, she’s my roommate- , and jumping on her bed I ask, ‘Sister Girl, tell me, what’s Kojo doing for you on 'our' birthday? All I want is cake and chocolates'. Kwansima just laughs and asks, ‘Why do you think he will do something for me? It’s not like we’re dating or anything’. Seeing my confused look she further explains in the only sentence she finds prudent, ‘We just have ‘a thing’’.

What IS a ‘Thing’? Call me crazy, but I seem to have a lot of friends around me being in so many ‘things’ that I don’t know the total number of variations. This ‘thing’, which our generation has created so lovingly is in simple terms, SILENT DATING!

So silent dating, self-explanatory really, is dating silently. A relationship where there hasn’t been any formal known commitment, but the two children practically live together! Our generation has turned out to be one that t…