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Sulphur For Hair Growth Check in Pervy

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We are still on the group 3 of the Sulphur hair growth group challenge. 



I moisturise my ends every weekend. I seal with sheabutter and style it. I massage whenever I remember .

Sulphur For Hair Growth Check in Nana Yaa

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​We are on the last group of participants in the Sulphur oil growth competition. Each week,  we've had one group check in.  Thus 4 groups in all with about 4 members or group.

Let's begin with  Nana Yaa

I apply my sulfur mixed which contains Jbco, coconut oil, alma oil and bamboo oil. 



I apply the Sulphur mix 3 times in the week. For  days i don't apply the Sulphur mix,  I do the green house effect

Note:(this simply means apply natural oil on the hair,  cover with a shopping bag or cap to allow the body's heat to create moisture in the hair). 

I also apply Jamaican Black Castor Oil ( Jbco) on my edges daily. I drink  at least 2.5l daily.

I Wash my hair and  deep condition every two weeks.

3 Weeks Post Relaxer Wash Day + Sore scalp

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It's been 3 weeks post relaxer  already ! To wash the hair,  I clarified with Sheamoisture African black soap shampoo thinking that will also ease the scalp burns I had. I applied the Cantu sheabutter rinse out conditioner, applied Cantu sheabutter lotion and sealed with coconut oil. I air dried overnight and straightened it the next day before bunning with extensions . 









It was fun wearing such an elegant style but there was a serious problem . 

My scalp still feels sore even after a week of the post weave. Thus I intend using Jamaican Black Castor Oil daily for the next few weeks. I need the scalp to be at its utmost best for the next touch up (if I decide to do it in December ) . 

Overall,  I'll be washing the hair again but deep condition this time and flat iron it for the week. This method seems to be working quite well so I'll keep at it for another month or so. 

The Protective Styling challenge will end on 31st October but it won't end for me. I'll continue weari…

Deep Conditioning Challenge

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Since the harmattan has shown it's claws,  we are going to also show our swords by doing a deep conditioning challenge. How does that sound? Lol.

Deep conditioners come in different types and uses but the bottom-line is to provide the hair with moisture to prevent breakage and dry hair during the harmattan in particular. Protein deep conditioners at this point are not necessary; what is needed a moisture rich deep conditioner.

Rules
1. Deep condition twice a week.  Use a conditioner to cleanse and alternate with a shampoo before deep conditioning.
2. Use a protein treatment once a month or only when your hair feels too soft or mushy. We don't want moisture overload too. Some protein treatments include ORS hair mayonnaise, vitale hair mayonnaise, aphogee 2 minutes reconstructor and others.
3. Mix oils into your deep conditioner to provide boost in the moisture.

Depending…

Sulphur For Hair Growth Check in Esther J

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Well,  here's our next participant for the Sulphur hair growth group challenge , Esther J. 


Here's her check in 

I apply your Sulphur mix every other day and castor oil daily on the edges. I clean my scalp every weekend and take folic acid every day. 

PS: When mixing your Sulphur,  ensure that you use the correct measurements. Too much of the sulphur causes headache and can dry out the hair leading to breakage. Also use light oils like olive oil , coconut oil together with the Jamaican Black Castor Oil . 

We have a few bottles of the Sulphur available . Contact us on 0541458372 .

Sulphur For Hair Growth Check in Margaret

​My name is Margaret and I apply my sulphur mix 3 times in a week. No specific days but I use sulphur 8 braidspray every other day.  I take now biotin with folic acid and I drink at most 1.5 or 2l of water daily. 

PS: Margaret big chopped a couple of months ago.

Sulphur For Hair Growth Check in Yayra

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Yayra is another natural hair lady in the growth challenge group. 


Here's Yayra's check in. 

I am Scilla.zag big chopped in October 2015 I protective style a lot currently in cornrows I massage sulphur oil containing castor and coconut every 2 days and hydration on the go in between. 
PS: we have Jamaican Black Castor Oil and we naturals products in the shop.

Sulphur Oil For Hair Growth Check In Priscilla

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Now,  it's the turn of one of my besties , Priscilla . I did a feature on Priscilla a while back and you won't believe how much her hair has grown. 


Here's Prisy's check in. 

I apply the Sulphur mix twice a week and take biotin daily. I drink 1.5 litres of water daily too. 

PS: Priscilla had quite long relaxed hair before transitioning and bug chopping last December .

Biotin + Salon Visit (Vlog#1)

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As I indicated in the previous posts,  I'm taking the healthy origins biotin. 



After experiencing the most excruciating headache in months as a result of sore scalp and boil like bumps,  I took the down the weave. The funny thing is the headache subsided in a matter of minutes! 

I Co washed after the next day but the scalp hurt so much I couldn't detangle. Next morning,  with my crazy looking hair,  I went off to a salon. 

Get all the details about the salon in the video. 

https://youtu.be/eY802-sjGpA

Sulphur Oil check in Joyce

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The Sulphur oil check for group 3 is this week. There are on the average 4 members in each group. There is a mixture of relaxed and natural ladies.  Let's begin with Joyce. 



I apply Tropical Isle Jamaican Black Castor Oil to the edges daily. Applied the sulphur mix on Monday,  Wednesday and Saturday . I also washed my hair with We Naturals Hemp Range . I drink 2 Litres if water each day. 

PS: Joyce is natural. If you want to  purchase the We Naturals or the Tropical Isle Jamaican Black Castor Oil,  contact 0541458372 .

Sulphur oil check in Esther Naa

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The Sulphur oil growth competition/challenge is to encourage more hair growth. Over the past few weeks,  we've been applying the Sulphur  mix on our scalp about 4 times a week. We do weekly check ins to stay on track. In addition to this ,  we apply hair growth oil to the hair line daily. 

​Here's Esther Naa's progress. 

 I moisturize first then spray my oil with sulfur. Oils- virgin olive oil, coconut oil . Then apply pretty dolls mane hair oil to my edges.


We'll have the third group check in in for the coming week.

Just A Week Of Healthy Origins Biotin

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The biotin I'm currently taking is the healthy origins biotin which sells for 35gh. Unfortunately ,  it's out of stock for now. 

It's been a week and for the first time in months,  my nails are growing in quickly again. After not using hair supplements for almost two months, it's become obvious that these supplements are the reason my hair has been growing fast . 

I haven't had to trim my nails in these past few months but now,  they are getting longer. I'm going to monitor the progress and see how long it gets by the time the bottle is emptied. There are 60 vcaps in there so. That's like up to end of November or early December. 

I take one capsules daily, 5000mcg. I also take 2 Litres if water daily. This means I won't be getting nasty pimples. 

Here is a shot of the left hand. I usually keep the right one short.

Protective Challenge Mini Update

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I've been wearing my hair in a small bun through the month in addition to applying wild growth oil and sulphur oil on the scalp. Added to that is the healthy origins biotin. 

My hair is lustrous and smooth after flat ironing it. 









I take down the pony at night and apply a tiny amount of coconut oil to the ends especially and massage Sulphur oil on the scalp every other day. 

Looking forward to another length check in November.

Coffee Rinse Wash Day (2 Weeks Post Relaxer)

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One of the challenges we have in the boot camp is coffee rinse and this week again,  I brewed Nescafe coffee to use as a rinse before deep conditioning.  I avoid using water based products during the week to prevent shrinkage which inhibits styling.  
Here's how the wash went. 



I prepooed for about 4 hours with aloe oil mix and decided to use the renpure cleansing conditioner instead of  shampoo.

Then, I did the coffee rinse and deep conditioned with aphogee Balancing Moisturizer (in a few weeks time,  I'll have mine hair steaming cap). I left it on for approximately 2 hours before rinsing it out. I air-dried and  applied kinky curly knot today leave in conditioner and a bit of Cantu sheabutter lotion.

That's air-dried with no product. I wish I were shoulder length already LOL.

Coffee Rinse Wash Day (2 Weeks Post Relaxer)

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One of the challenges we have in the boot camp is coffee rinse and this week again,  I brewed Nescafe coffee to use as a rinse before deep conditioning.  I avoid using water based products during the week to prevent shrinkage which inhibits styling.  
Here's how the wash went. 



I prepooed for about 4 hours with aloe oil mix and decided to use the renpure cleansing conditioner instead of  shampoo.

Then, I did the coffee rinse and deep conditioned with aphogee Balancing Moisturizer (in a few weeks time,  I'll have mine hair steaming cap). I left it on for approximately 2 hours before rinsing it out. I air-dried and  applied kinky curly knot today leave in conditioner and a bit of Cantu sheabutter lotion.

That's air-dried with no product. I wish I were shoulder length already LOL.

Sulphur For Hair Growth Check in #2 Jemima 2

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Here's the second batch of participants of the challenge. Let's start with Miami. I apply ma sulphur mixture which contain Jamaica castor oil,Palm kennel oil n coconut oil.(1st, 3rd, 5th,8th,10th n 12th of October). 



For ma edges I use we naturals  specific edge oil (not every day🙈)

Take in nature bounty hair,nails n skin gunmies,nature's benefits complete multi A to Z dietary supplements n 2 litres of water everyday (maximum).

Sulphur For Hair Growth Check in #2 Jemima 2

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Here's the second batch of participants of the challenge. Let's start with Miami. I apply ma sulphur mixture which contain Jamaica castor oil,Palm kennel oil n coconut oil.(1st, 3rd, 5th,8th,10th n 12th of October). 



For ma edges I use we naturals  specific edge oil (not every day🙈)

Take in nature bounty hair,nails n skin gunmies,nature's benefits complete multi A to Z dietary supplements n 2 litres of water everyday (maximum).

Healthy Origins Biotin

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Hi family! How's your hair journey this month? We've done half of October  and can you believe my hair is constantly in a ponytail or with the ends tucked away?



I love that the hair is full neck length with healthy ends too. The first trim will be in a few months time just to prevent setbacks.

Anyway, after two months of no hair supplement,  I've added the biotin to the women's vitamins. I couldn't bear the thought of ending the year without touching shoulder length. As vain as it may sound,  hair vitamins have been one of the support systems that have brought me this far. The benefits have been immense and if there's no health reasons to stop taking them,  I'm all for it. 

I fell in love with this particular biotin as soon as I opened the bottle. First, aside the tight unbroken seal,  there was cotton to absorb moisture. This biotin is odorless and very tiny which makes swallowing smooth sailing. I'll check for growth and thickness in two weeks time. I…

How to Wash Hair After A Week Relaxer

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As this post centers on post relaxer hair care, I thought it might be more beneficial for new readers to know a few tips on how to wash hair after relaxing it. 

The basic regimen still applies except that for me,  I clarify or chelate post relaxer to guarantee that there aren't any relaxer left overs as well as strengthen the hair again.



**Prepooed for about 2 hours  with aloe vera and oil mix (the same one I mixed up weeks ago!) 

**I clarified with Sheamoisture African black soap shampoo, did a coffee rinse and deep conditioned with aphogee 2 minutes reconstructor, and then the aphogee Balancing Moisturizer for moisture protein balance. 



I deep conditioned with the balancing moisturizer for about an hour. 





I went the extra mile to blow dry and flat iron with my new straightener from kikuu but an insect fell into my left eye in the process so I boycotted it! 



Sulphur For Hair Growth Check in #1 Abena

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We've completed  week one of the Sulphur hair growth group challenge. There are a total of 22 participants partaking in the challenge. 



So far,  things have been smooth sailing and  participants checked in this week.I used the Sulphur on Saturday, Monday,  Wednesday and because I'd wanted to touch up,  I didn't apply it on Thursday . I applied the oil on the scalp mostly at night. For the edges,  I used the wild growth hair oil every other day in the morning. 

Sulphur For Hair Growth Check in #1 Efya

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Efya's story is in! 

Mondays to Wednesdays I apply my sulphur mixture every morning containing Rosemary oil...coconut oil...sulphur ...JBCO for my edsges everyday...my aim here is to grow n care for my hair...

Sulphur For Hair Growth Check in #1 Jemima P.

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I added pretty because we have a second Jemima lol. 

Jemima: I put my hair in cornrows with braids last week. I've been applying the oil to my scalp every other day since last Saturday. I moisten my hair before I scarf.  I also apply Virgin fertilizer to my edges.

Sulphur For Hair Growth Check in #1 Cynthia

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Check out Cynthia's hair progress for the week. 



I apply my  sulphur mixture morning bt at times evening three times a week  nd jbco on my edges twice day, drink 2litres a day, and take my hair vitamins every evening.

SULPHUR FOR HAIR GROWTH CHECK IN #1 Akua

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Here's Akua's hair progress. 

Good evening. I moisturise my hair with a mixture of Shea butter,castor oil and kuza twice a week.I apply virgin fertilizer to d edges at night thrice a week.

Sulphur For Hair Growth Check in #1 Anita

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Here's Anita's hair  story of the week. 

My goal is to speed up my growth. Massaged my scalp with jbco and wild growth oil on my edges. I tried to take 1.5 litres to 2 Litres of Water daily.



  I will start taking my hair vitamins again and and use my sulphur oil next week. Starting on Monday

Sulphur For Hair Growth Check in #1 Fafa

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Here's Fafa's hair  update for the week. 

I joined this challenge to speedy my hair growth after my TWA. My hair regimen is simple. I take at least three litres of Water daily.



I moisturise my hair with Zabrinaturals HOTG daily, apply my sulphur mix which includes castor oil, neem, coconut, organ and Amal oils twice in a week.
I also use Groganics daily tropical scalp treatment on my edges

Relaxer Update (October 2016)"

I relaxed the hair a couple of days ago. 

Here are all the details pertaining to this October relaxer.

The stylist based the scalp and edges with Vaseline. The application took a NJ it 3 minutes and smoothing with a Comb, another 5 minutes. I sat down for about 10 minutes because this ABC relaxer tends to give me texlaxed results - which I would mind a year from now. 

She shampooed,  deep conditioned with hooded dryer and did the usual leave and roller set routine. 

Get the results and length check in the video. 

https://youtu.be/B6A9F9AQLTs

Sulphur For Hair Growth Check in #1 Benedicta

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​Here's Benedicta's hair  update for the week. 

I just got rid of my 2 months braid. I used to clean it 3 times a week with baby wipes which work well for me... I apply my oil to my scalp n edges n u can see the amount of new growth i have. 

Check in #1 Erica

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​This is Erica's hair update for the first week of October. 

On Monday I did same in the morning except the shampoo. Then Empress checked in adding she applied hers at night. So I thought, why not give the night a try. 



So on Wednesday, I only moisturised my hair and worked on my edges in the morning. Before sleep that day, I applied the sulphur oil, massaged my hair and slept in satin bonnet. 

The feeling was great in the morning so I repeated same that night.But hey, I always applied wenatural stimulating oil on my edges. Water consumption was another thing to handle but I pulled through because I do most often.

Don't Dilute Your Jamaican Black Castor Oil

At least not too much with other oils.

A major complaint with using Jamaican Black Castor Oil is the thickness of the oil. The oil is so thick that some people mix or dilute with other oils to thin the castor oil out before use. Others also find their  scalp too itchy when the Jamaican Black Castor Oil is used directly on the Scalp.

Well,  every product is made to operate at its optimum best thus when you dilute it,  you tend to reduce the potency.

After making this discovery,  it's better to rethink about how to get the most out of the Jamaican Black Castor Oil.

Benefits of Overnight Hair Growth Treatment

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24 hours after the egg treatment, I put the hair into flexi rods. 



I really loved how easy it fitted into my hair and I can't wait to have full curls. 

Here's where I noticed some interesting changes in my hair. 


Strengthened hair : my hair wasn't as hard as I feared yet it wasn't also super soft. This kind of treatment can definitely benefit the hair prior to relaxer so that's what I'm going to do. 
Thicker hair is also another change I saw. Prior to the egg treatment, my hair felt quite light thus the treatment came at the  right time. 
  Smoother and shiny hair is a plus with this treatment too. 


In all,  I guess the overnight hair growth bandwagon has reopened my heart to using eggs. I'll do another treatment before the end of October or prior to relaxing.

Sulphur Oil For Hair Growth

Here's an update about my hair length and check in for October. 

To create the sulphur mix,  I used 8oz of a variety of hair oils and added one teaspoon full of the Sulphur. 

Get all the details in the video. 

https://youtu.be/e_-Iy904mzw

October Hair Goals

This is first month in this year that I've chosen to set goals. Reaching new heights require new direction, game plans and executing tactics so I'm back to setting goals.

Goal 1 

Be diligent with Sulphur mix. That's not going to be an option since it's the challenge we have in the Hair Growth group. 

Goal 2

Be proactive in using the wild growth oil too on the edges. The year ends soon and there has to be some sort of postive results. 

Goal 3

Deep condition each week of the month. The harmattan will get severe towards November thus protecting the hair now is essential. 

These are the three points of focus for October. There may be other ones but these take precedence. 

Goal 4

Stick to protective styling with my own hair. I think this will go well because I'm able to create roll and tuck styles now.

Wash Day @5 Weeks Post Relaxer

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First, let me complain about how the hair has not grown so much this time because I'm not taking my supplements.

Usually by  4 weeks, it will be uncontrollably thick as a result of the new growth but this time,  it feels as if I just relaxed it. It feels like the it has grown just 1/4 too. Lol. 

We start the Sulphur oil mix as well as the protective style challenge this October therfore I'm hopeful for better growth. 

I won't be injesting any hair supplements which translates into better monitoring of the Sulphur. 

There are 21 ladies participating in this year long challenge so expect tons of updates and pictures.

Reader Votes 

 At the end of the month, you the reader, will have the opportunity to choose one participant as winner. You'll see the length check pictures and the poll will be up throughout November to select the winner. 

This is going to be so much fun!  

The Wash Day



I washed the hair at the salon again as I mentioned. Being salon dependent can be useful if your …

Hair Boot Camp Check #1

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We are starting the first challenge but I won't reveal details yet. That will come when the challenge is over.



Meet Nana 

We'll  have another update in the course of the week. 



Meet Jemima 

You'll get more details of each person hair with time. 



Hi Fafa

Each participant's routine will be shared each week.

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