Showing posts from 2017

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…

Merry Christmas- 2017 Recap

Through it all, we've been blessed to witness this season. 

This year was anot interesting one for the reason that I virtually kept cutting off the hair to maintain it short. That wasn't the plan but I guess enjoying the short hair made me forget about the 2017 goals LOL.

This year too, I finally put finishing touches to the sulphur oil branded as ESO hair oil - Emprezz Sulphur Oil. I look forward to seeing more reviews from customers. 

Lastly,  I moved from only hair to skin care products in the shop too. You can now get cleansers, scrubs, toner, sunblock, and masks. The best news is that we'll be going physical in 2018 so stay tuned for updates. Our physical shop will be it more easier to walk in for products as well as allow us expand the product lines.

It's been an amazing yet roller coaster year and I pray 2018 is more favourable.

As for the hair, I'm fully 100% natural and tapeered!! I've been using the ESO scalp oil on the edges and the scalp and I'…

Washing Tapered Cut Natural Hair

Washing tapered natural hair has been so much easier and fun to do. I've incorporated giava leaves rinse and rice water rinses to aid in keeping the shine and softness as well as increase growth.

Although I won't be using hair vitamins in 2018, the ESO Scalp oil and these rinses  will certainly contribute to fat hair growth. I'm  planning on starting my dawn jogging before 1st January or go back to the gym in order to lose some weight. These excerises also increase blood circulation hence fast hair growth.

When I said I didn't intend buying any hair product in 2018, I knew some will doubt it so  I'll continue with the occasional empty products  updates  for you to know how it's going. I don't mind give away ones or sample ones but I'm definitely not purchasing anything in 2018.

The vitamin I wanted to use for 3 months was the mane choice hair vitamins but as it stands now, the prenatal will suffice.

When I get my new phone, I'll be sure to add pictu…

Wash day + New Tapered Hair

I've been washing my hair at least every 3 days but haven't been able to take pictures because I don't have a working phone at the moment.

The washing have been pretty simple and easy:
1. Shampoo with either Butterflygh shampoo or the native child shampoo.
2. Deep conditioners with beauty formulas tea tree deep conditioner  (I've emptied that now).
3. Apply ESO Scalp oil or Jamaican black castor oil hair food. I do skip leave in because my damp hair is enough for moisture.

I use the S curl np drip activator moisturiser whenever the hair feels dry.

The tapered cut has left two textures on the hair; the top has the texlaxed hair and the back is completely natural. I'll have the back trimmed again in a few weeks times as well as a bit of the top for healthy ends. I'm enjoying the hassle free tapered cut so much but that doesn't change any of my goals for 2018.

The reason being that the tapered top has to get long enough for styles. As for the back, I won't…

I Got My Hair Done+ESO Scalp Oil Results !

I've been at this stage over and over again hence I'm not so excited but what pleases me is the growth I had within a month.

I haven't been taking any supplements so it's pretty amazing to see such growth from the ESO scalp oil (I didn't expect anything less though).

The last cut was 27th September therefore to achieve a roller set at this point is simply a huge success with the ESO.

I'll wash tomorrow evening and get it deep conditioned. I'll also keep applying the ESO on the scalp alongside scalp massage.

I'm waiting for my women's multivitamins to arrive so I take them.

I guess we are back to weekly updates or so Lol. This is quite exhilarating!

ESO Scalp Oil In The Shop

It's been a long road to getting this ESO scalp oil branded and well packaged.

To shop, just click on the shop link here  and purchase yours. Simple as that.
You can also WhatsApp or call 0541458372 to order.

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…

ESO Hair Oil + Iron Supplement

Whenever you take a hair growth vitamin, be sure to add iron supplement if it's missing from the ingredients. I find it prudent because I easily go low on iron levels and this can cause severe hair loss and thinning.

Despite the fact that I won't be taking hair vitamins for the next couple of months, I still need to maintain my iron levels so this is what I grabbed.

I'll take this as long as possible. I'm more at ease this way knowing that I will still support my health without compromising the oil I'm using.
What are you taking for hair growth or using for hair growth?

Empties So Far + No Hair Vitamins

I, initially, wrote that I was switching to the Vitacost hair skin and nails vitamins but this is the opportune time to use the ESO hair oil for a better review. Mind you, I do have another concoction ready to be used in 2018 therefore the year 2018 will certainly be filled with oiling the scalp for growth.

The key ingredient in the ESO is sulphur which aids in hair growth and also thickness. It's going to be an awesome period right?

I've gone off all supplements except folic acid so I don't know if anything that might influence this test. It's going to take a lot of courage to stay away from hair vitamins Lol. My system is addicted to it and although I did take a 3 months break during the year it's going to require more effort to do the same again.

All the same, tomorrow marks the beginning of the year long relationship with my own ESO hair growth oil. I'll try do monthly comparisons as usual so we check the progress.
There are my motivational pi…

Vitacost Hair Skin and Nails Vitamins

I've been so faithful in taking the beautifully bamboo vitamins and have successfully finished them.

The newest vitamins in my stash is the Vitacost hair skin and nails vitamins.

My hair has grown back again although I do wish to end the year with ear length. Let's see what happens next.
If you read the ingredients on the Vitacost, you'd realized biotin is 2800mcg per capsule which is lower than other brands. However, I'd rather take this since I realized that the hair grows faster even with low dosage. I may start that bottle within the month; let's see what happens next.
What do you think about my results so far?

7 Days of Green House Effect

Don't mind that bra hand 😁😁😁 The relaxer went well except I had to give a handful of instructions throughout the process.

At the end, I did notice some good growth as a result of the vitamins and hair growth oil.

What next? My next touch up is in 4 weeks and I'm maintaining that until I can wear a decent style. I'll trim a lot off as soon as I can wear a bun. The idea is to texlax later in 2018 to maintain thickness.

It's going to be a long way back to Armpit Length but we'll get there. I just want to OK enjoy my hair each day.

For this week, I'll be doing 7 days of green house effect to restore more moisture into the hair and keep that hair hydrated. My hair easily gets dry hence I need to step up my game!
I'll be using just a tiny amount of the ESO hair oil nightly and then cover with a shower cap for just after work hours. I don't intend doing it overnight as the weather is too hot to wear a cap at sleep time.

I'll be back with ano…

Do You Oil Your Scalp?

Oiling your scalp is quite a controversial topic within the hair world for the reason that some advocate that you do so to help prevent dry scalp whilst others are of the view that your sebum is enough to hydrate your scalp. The question is how much sebum do you have? Is it enough?

The main concern with oiling your scalp has to do with clogging the pores with thick oils that prevent your scalp from receiving the nourishment it needs as well as adding to the sebum you have. In some cases, I've found my sebum production to be low and as such oiling the scalp was a good way of ensuring no dryness. On the other hand, when I go overboard with the application of the oil, I experience itchy scalp.

When you oil your scalp, it doesn't need to be a daily routine if your scalp doesn't like it. Itchy scalp means you need to cleanse it and applying oils to the scalp might require regular cleansing. There are people with scalp conditions that can only be soothed with oiling the scalp.

How To Use Protective Styles To Grow Longer Hair

In as much as we all want to grow long hair,  we also fail to see that it's not everything that yields positive results and this applies to using protective styles to grow longer hair.

We call some styles protective styles because our ends are protected from the elements and also from damage as a result of manipulation. Weaves,  buns and braids are the most common protective styles. In order to reap the benefits of protective styles to grow your hair long,  use the following tips.

**Moisturize your hair underneath your hair style.  Use a braid spray or your own spritz to keep the hair from drying out.

**Clean your scalp regularly to remove dirt which blocks the pores on the scalp.  Use light oils on the scalp I order not to clog it.

**Don't keep the style in for too long. Now,  what is "long"? That's up to you. Some clean their scalp and wash their braid or weaves regularly hence they are able to go up to 3 months.  You know your hair and what it can tolerate so …

Why Your Natural Hair Is Brown In Colour

I'm not referring to this with naturally brown hair : I'm talking about those who complain that their hair isn't as black as mine (even relaxed hair needs not to be brown).

1. The first reason is dry hair.  When your hair lacks moisture,  you'll experience dry and brittle hair and the sun light worsens the situation hence you get that brownish tint. What you need to do to remedy the situation is infuse moisture into the hair in form of deep conditioning and green house effect. In a matter of weeks, you'll notice a difference.

2. Not protecting your ends can cause that brownish colour therefore try to keep your ends tucked away especially during harmattan.

3. Relaxing your hair too often or back to back like we used to causes over processed hair which is the brownish colour you see.  When you begin spacing the relaxer application,  you'll notice that your old hair will only be the damaged parts. Apply the relaxer to only the new growth else if you do it all over…

Braids Don't Grow Hair

I got the box braids installed to give myself a break from daily manipulation during harmattan. When it comes to braids and length retention, the thoughts of a majority of women is braids grow hair faster and hence their dependence on it.

This view is influenced by the result you see after taking down your braids.  Because the hair is protected from natural elements like the sun, you tend to experience less dryness if you've been moisturizing probably once in a while.  Also, no manipulation means you don't loose hair nor experience breakage which translates into length retention.

That's the reason why you may think braids grow hair but they don't affect the scalp in any way to facilitate growth.

People Treat Me Differently Because...

Less than 24 hours ago, I had my TWA swag. Then, I decided to braid it up and fortunately, the hair dresser got something done for me.

In shoving twist of events, I went out this morning and I got a different response from people. Let me backtrack.

Here are some pictures I took of my hair.

So, the weather has changed and for that I decided to hide the hair.

I went out to grab a few things for the family and the look on the faces of some people 😂😂😂😂. Why? My short hair was seen as an indication of being young, I mean talk of Senior High School student! I, then, noticed people's tone had changed towards me. The spoke to me as an adult, listened to my views and opinions and smiled like they were supposed to. What do I mean? The braids have given me another insight into what people perceive as maturity.

I got better service because the braids made me look matured! I accept that I have a baby face but the sharp contrast in the way others treat me got me surprised. Ev…

How To Grow Long Hair in 2018

After posting about my plans and goals to achieving my hair goals in 2018, some participants in the boot camp who are new on the healthy hair journey have requested for a post on how to grow long hair in 2018.

If your new year resolution is to grow your relaxed hair or natural hair long, here are a few tips for you.

1. Get a shampoo: cleaning your scalp and hair as a first step eliminates dirt from the scalp and hair. It also means you'll be able to use your other products effectively.

2. Conditioner: infusing moisture back into the hair after a shampoo is essential in maintaining soft hair as well as preventing breakage. After shampoo, follow up with the conditioner for softer and manageable hair.
3. Deep conditioner aka steaming cream as our locals know it helps to provide the hair with nutrients that nourish the strands, strengthen it and also prevent damage and breakage. This treatment should be done at least once a month after shampoo. You can alternate that with the…

Starting A New Healthy Hair Journey For 2018

As 2017 comes to a close, I've been reordering and reorganizing my goals, priorities and most importantly, my desired outcomes.

Growing hair isn't a day thing neither is it a race. However, I also don't want to relax and suffer a setback. Creating the balance between the goal and achievement needs a simple but effective planning. What I mean is if I set a goal, I need to know when and how I'll achieve it. Merely stating the goal doesn't yield the result.

If you've been following this blog for a while, you'd know that I don't wait till new year to set goals and targets. This is the best time to evaluate what the current year has been and what the future holds.

2017 was a fun year for me! I learnt so much about my skin and honestly, my hair took a back seat. I hardly purchased products as I got about 7 hair cuts! Talk about not having products, I intended keeping a tapered cut but Mr. Sweetheart wants to play in long hair again hence I decided…

Wash Day With Tea Tree Shampoo and Deep Conditioner

Aside loving how clear my face has become, I've been paying attention to moisture retention too. To retain moisture, I endure that the products I use in cleansing the hair are moisturizing ones.

This is week 2 of the boot camp and to wash the hair, I decided to use the Beauty Formulas Tea Tree Shampoo and Deep Conditioner.

The Shampoo

It had the scent of tea tree oil and it's not too thick. It's a deep cleansing shampoo hence I'd rather use it when I have build up and not weekly.

The deep conditioner is my favourite; it has a strong tea tree oil scent and a bit minty. The beat thing is the softness I had after use.

It's extremely moisturizing and I don't think I switch or try another one any time soon. Of course, it's affordable too thus I get to enjoy the benefits of moisturized hair and no stress on the pocket! I do love it!

2. After cleansing and deep conditioning, I applied the wild growth light oil moisturizer, a bit of the wild growth hair oil…

How To Make Your Own Liquid Biotin

Getting the maximum benefit from your biotin requires constantly taking it with meals. However, what happens in reality is we sometimes forget to take it or find it hard taking it with the meal, especially, if we have to swallow it. For Chewable vitamins, the tendency is to do so after the meal as they tend to be sugary and will affect our taste buds whilst eating Lol. What's the solution?

For some biotin and vitamins in capsule form, simply add to your beverage and take it. I tried this technique with my natures bounty gummies and it was a success! It melted in the beverage so I got to enjoy my meal as well as take my vitamins.

You can add to your drink or juice too, especially smoothie in the morning. For tablet vitamins, even cold water can dissolve it for you. If you feel it might be bitter, then, your morning tea or porridge can handle that. Just drop it in a spoonful of what you are drinking to melt and take it. Recall those days of bitter paracetamol or chlor…

Goat Milk Pawpaw Soap

I purchased this from a shop on Instagram and just for the fact that I saw goat milk,  I decided to try it.  I just saw that butterflygh also has a goat milk line that I'll be trying after this.  I also got the carrot and oatmeal,  all with goat milk. I've been using the oatmeal one since last week and so far,  no itching and no negative reaction. I find my skin to be less dry too; it stays hydrated for longer periods.  With the size, the three bars could last me two months (minus night baths lol).

The three cost me less than 40gh including delivery. I don't use it on my face because I have enough facial products.

I got them from naturalbeautygh on Instagram and I hope to enjoy this line.

6 Things I Look Forward To (October 2017 to October 2018)

I've missed my length so much but I've made peace with myself and my hair regarding my love of fierce cuts!

Now that I have made the choice to grow the hair in a relaxed state, I've realized that there are 6 things I'd love to do.
1. Wear a bun with extensions at the end. I miss this style so much!

2. Use up products within a month so I don't hoard.

3. Wear headband around the hairline whilst the hair is in a top bun

4. Air dry and get puffy, frizzy hair!

5. Try some product lines on the market eg. From Sheamoisture and Creme of nature, Eden Bodyworks and Sunny Isle.

6. The last one is to be able to do 12 weeks relaxer stretch throughout the 12 months of the challenge. 4 relaxer application within a year would be great for maintaining my dark and thick hair!

Wild Growth Hair Oil &moisturizer

If you didn't know, then, let me announce that we have Wild growth hair oil and the oil moisturizer in stock. To order, call 0541458372

We also have Tea Tree shampoo and deep conditioner from Beauty Formulas

In stock too are facial cleansers, scrubs and activated charcoal peel off mask.
For prices and order , call 0541458372

VO5 shampoos and conditioners are also available.
We have the 12oz and 32oz size.

We still have Tropic Isle Jamaican black castor oil.
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