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Watch "Would You Quit Your Job Because Of Your Hair?"

This is an interesting hair question. I do have a reason for asking (unfortunately, I can't make the choice for others). If you've found yourself in this situation before, what did you do?

https://youtu.be/2Jn_PZRdp4g

DIY Spritz To Restore Scalp PH

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To restore the PH of your scalp, all you need are :

Fresh aloe vera gel or juice. I use the Lily of the desert aloe gel brand.
Rose water
Jamaican black castor oil



Mix all these in a spray bottle and refrigerate it. When it's  a bit cold,  it has a soothing effect too on the scalp. Use the spritz nights for about a week. If you've has a fresh braid or relaxer, this will soothe your scalp.

April Hair Goals Review; May Goals

More Easy and Effective Ways To Use Jamaican Black castor oil.

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We have the Tropic isle living Jamaican Black castor products. The Jamaican black caator oil comes in  4oz for 40gh and 8oz for 58gh.

My 5 Hair Growth Oils

Since I'm focusing on increasing growth now, I've been using growth oils.

 I'm using the wild growth hair oil from now to June.  I use it daily on the edges and the scalp.
The Jamaican black castor oil hair food from July to September. I will use it on the edges and scalp as well as a sealant.
Jamaican black castor oil regular for six months. September, 2017 to January 2018
The hair wonder cream and oil will be used from January to May 2018.
The last one is Edge Entity which is for the edges. I'll get that after May.

In all,  I should be done with these hair oils within 12 months.

😁😁😁😁😁😁 I know that's a lot of oils but I'm still give in NH away a couple on facebook so stay tuned.

How To Treat Balding

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For a lot of guys that request for hair growth products, the culprit is balding.


With women, balding is an extreme case of aloepicia. Hair loss as a result of braids, weaves, cornrows and wigs is quite rampant in Ghana. We have a long way to go as regards good hair practices but until our hair dressers are fuller on board, you owe it to yourself to give your hair with the most utmost care.

When after interactions you realized it's not genetics, I ask the customer to explain their hair routine as well as lifestyle. Usually, I advise they give the oils a try whilst improving on their diets as well as adding supplements. If these fail, then, they could seek medical interventions.
Most often, the problem gets resolved. So, why balding?

The bathing soap you use is too drying which causes breakage.
The right braids have to sleep. Request your stylist not to even braid the edges. Tight braid lead to hair loss.
Sleep scarfs, wig caps can also rub on the edges thereby causing hair loss.
Lace w…

I Choose To Relax My Hair But...

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I did relax the hair for reasons I wish not to discuss.


What matters now is that I'm  doing well with the changes. I was in shock for days but I've recovered.  At this point, I'm taking a break from the blog. I do have some scheduled posts coming up so stay tuned for that. 

I don't know how long I'll be away; I just need time to rest and reflect on my life and hair goals.

I might be a bit active on facebook for a few days to sort out the give aways.  The YouTube give away also ends this week so the winner will be announced shortly. 

If you need any information about a topic, type it in the search button and you'll have all that you need. Stay blessed!

Hibiscus Shampoo Wash Day (2 Months Natural)

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I'm 8 weeks Post big chop and about 14 weeks  Post relaxer which means I'm gaining length too.

I didn't Prepoo for the fact that I use oils and butters during the week which are more than enough to protect the hair.



I've done two washes this week: the second time, I deep conditioned with aphogee 2 minutes reconstructor and the Native Child deep conditioner. I left the products on for some minutes before rinsing.
I applied the Jamaican black castor oil hair food to seal the hair. The next morning,  I misted the hair with the rose water glycerin spritz and some hibiscus leave in encoder sealing with the hair food again.

My hair is definitely thriving and it's  very thick. I've been applying the wild growth hair oil and the Jbco sage on the edges daily. My hair shrinks a lot but I'm not bothered about that now. If I can go even two years without needing to stretch the hair after washing,  my life will certainly be easier. I'll read about that for more informat…

How I Use Essential Oils

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I have about two essential oils- tea tree oil and peppermint oil. I use these cautiously as I'm not a fan of tingling sensation from products.



For now, I use it in the Sulphur oil mix. I recently added a few more drops as I've since added more oils to the Sulphur. 

Do I notice growth with these essential oils? I do. That's the reason why I added them to the Sulphur mix. As for the sealing oil, I'd rather not do that to prevent all week tingling Lol. 

I use my Sulphur mix about four times a week and will keep using it until the bottle is empty. That could take a year but so long as I see growth, it's good.

The other way I wish I could use the essential oils is in my deep conditioner but the issue is I wouldn't want anything getting into my eyes especially with the burning sensation associated with these essential oils. 

I'm OK with using it on my scalp as I get results from that as well.

How do you use your essential oils?

Quick and Easy DIY Liquid Black Soap

As I move into cheaper but effective natural hair products for my hair, the most immediate need was a clarifying shampoo. Yet I wanted the shampoo to have some moisturizing abilities too in addition to the clarifying.

Here's the recipe I used.

African black soap aka alata Samina
Vegetable glycerin 
Coconut oil

I used the glycerin for its humectant ability as my honey is finished. I added the back soap to warm water and allowed it to melt. After that, I added a fee tablespoon full of glycerin and a bit of coconut oil.

I used this to clean my hair and it was quite a good feeling. I'll venture into some commercial products but not now. With the ORS aloe shampoo and this black soap shampoo, I think I'm set in the shampoo area.

Water and Oil Do Not Work for my 4C Natural Hair

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Practically, my hair doesn't like products when it's relaxed but when natural,  it drinks up everything. Now,  we use AC at night so it's made matters worse.



One month difference.

I skip the cream sometimes out of laziness and these days,  doing so is a ticket to dry hair.  I can't wait for the length so I can twist it up for bed. Soon,  I'll need a night routine that will keep the hair stretched. The first 16 months would be hard but I'm ready.

I've calculated that by May next year, I'd be able to wear two twists for bed time and buns during the day to stretch the hair.

Anyway,  since I've learnt my lesson, I'll be sure to stock up on creamy leave in or moisturizer.

This just makes me see how much my hair is growing and how fast I can reach my goals as this rate.

Natural Hair is for Poor (Broke) Ladies.

Have you had people say stuff about your hair?

Do share this video with friends and family!!

https://youtu.be/1vat2q1rWOg

I HATE my TWA

The funny questions I've had about my TWA get answered here. How did you feel about your TWA? How did you cope with the awkward stage?



https://youtu.be/v1UJIzpBIjA

How To Moisturize DRY 4C Natural Hair (LCOB method)"

The liquid, cream, oil and butter method for 4C natural hair is an amazing combination to keep your hair moisturized and soft for long periods.

https://youtu.be/xSUUbeZk1LY

My Boss Says My TWA Is Not A Professional Style!

Since we are dealing with natural hair problems in Ghana, here's an interesting story a friend sent to me regarding her job and her natural hair.

In growing our natural hair, it's not just about what will work for our scalp; it's about what we stand for.



https://youtu.be/KC9Bp6jSljw

Edges Regrowth Setback

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The kinky Twist had to come off because of blistering headache. But after the take down, I regretted getting the braid done.



The  progress I'd made with the edges has gone down the drain. Hmmmm

What I want to do for the next 30 days is apply the aloe Vera gel daily again, use wild growth oil on it and use the Jbco sage to seal the hair. I'll mix the wild growth oil with the sulphur oil to enjoy the benefit of both.

I'll back with an update in a few weeks time. I use the Lily of the desert aloe gel. I just pour some into the lid and pour over the hair.  I also drink it daily. I also take the bamboo vitamins and tea after a week's break. I really love the tea and the vitamins.

One TOOL To Prevent Dry Hair

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When you sleep without covering your hair at night, that's the first sign of trouble with dryness.

To reduce this and single strand knots, you need a satin or silk cap.

When I protect my hair at night with a cap, the hair remains moisturized till morning and moisturizing and sealing again is less tedious and also allows the hair to absorb the products properly.

If you don't have it, try a satin pillow case. I don't enjoy the satin pillow case because it gets very warm at night which makes it uncomfortable to sleep on.

You can also get your tailor or seamstress to make one for you. I got a tailor to do the satin pillow case and others have used the satin to create caps.

If all fails, then, pick up one from the online shops for less than 30gh.

How To Lengthen Your Hair Growing Stage ( Anagen Stage)

What is the Anagen stage? How does that affect your hair length?

Find out more about how you can prolong the Anagen stage.

https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=8FjZR1WEn0c

How To Increase Hair Growth Without Vitamins

There are tons of posts on the advantages of taking hair vitamins but what if you can't afford them?


Tea rinses help stop shedding and that's a great way to retain length. In addition, caffeine is said to aid in hair growth too so you get double benefits.
Sulphur powder: I have so many ladies who can testify to the awesome growth they get from the Sulphur powder.
Onion juice works well because of the high Sulphur content. Thus if you can't get Sulphur powder ( I have some in the shop though) just blend your onion, mix it into your shampoo and let it sit for two weeks. Use that to wash your hair. Yes,  I've done it before. 
Jamaican black castor oil or red pimento oil. These are geared towards hair growth. There are other hair growth oils too ( mane choice oils, Sulphur oil, ).
Wild growth oil is also effective. 

All About My Kinky Twist

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Actually, these kinky twists were installed over about a week ago! 









I haven't done any washing of the kinky twist. I spray Dark and lovely hair refresher each morning. Then,  I apply wild growth hair oil on the edges and scalp. 

I do love the twists and intend keeping it for as long as possible because I'm quite busy these days.  If it can go even six months with it,  I'd be happy. 😀😀😀

One Hair Tool You Need

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With the TWA, washing should be easy yet without a shampoo brush, my scalp doesn't feel that clean.



The shampoo brush has made cleaning the scalp effective and fast! 

As the hair grows longer, so will washing be less tedious if I keep up with the brush. I can always be guaranteed a clean scalp.

For those with dandruff, the brush is a great tool to remove those flakes and also leave the scalp clear for any treatment you want to do.

When stretching your relaxed, using a shampoo brush will make cleansing the scalp much easier anf faster as well as reducing the chances of getting knots and tangles.

For long natural hair, you know how reaching the scalp can make you even more tired than the wash itself. 

You can get this in my shop anytime or pre order one. Contact 0541458372

How To Treat Scab Hair

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The solution to scab hair doesn't lie in deep conditioning daily; it's about keeping the moisture in the hair 24/7. How can you do this?



Aloe vera, hibiscus leave in and rose water glycerin spritz sealed with cantu sheabutter gel oil. I began using aloe vera  early March and in a matter of 7 days, my hair was considerably hydrated. 

At night, I massage fresh aloe vera gel on the hair then spray the hibiscus on the hair and apply a bit of Jbco oil mix. In the morning, I spritz with rose water mix, mix a bit of Mielle organics hair milk, Jbco mix and the gel oil and apply it to seal. The way I use these products vary on a daily basis but the key thing is that they are the products  that give me the result I want. 

This has been my routine ever since I big chopped and that's what got rid of the dry hair.

Get more details in the video

https://youtu.be/lX2w1HaUX0s

Mane Choice Month 1 Update

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I'd intended to take the mane choice for three months but I decided against it and I'm OK with it. Why?
I had a horrible acne breakout. I thought it had to do with my poor skin regimen so I went hard on my skin care routine. Yet I didn't see any improvement. That was the second week.



I know I haven't been taking a lot of water but the nature's bounty still has no impact like that without the water intake. 

Get the full details in the video on www.YouTube.com/EmprezzAbena

For week three, I took one capsule in the morning and one in the evening. I also pushed myself to drink about two to three litres of water daily.  Did that help?

Watch the video for the final verdict.

https://youtu.be/uQFsT6et8dc

How To Use Fabric Steamer On Your Hair

There's a difference between steaming and deep conditioning.

Steaming opens up the cuticles to receive products better. When deep conditioning, the heat helps the products to penetrate the strands. When you use a steamer, you open up the hair to absorb the products.

How can you use a cloth steamer? Find out from the video. You can get a clot steamer from Kikuu or any appliances shop.

https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=_42HdBy2_cQ

12 Weeks Post Relaxer

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I can't imagine myself being 12 weeks Post relaxer but natural. 



I'd  wanted to see how my hair looks like at 12 weeks but lo and behold,  I've already cut off the relaxed parts. 
Now,  will I be able to make it to armpit Length?  Yes,  if not close,  at least past shoulder length. I've been doing a couple of intensive regimen now that I'm back on the growth wagon. 


Rice water rinse
Daily use of Jamaican Black castor oil 
Using wild growth hair oil
Taking my hair vitamins 
Drinking a lot of water
Washing frequently to keep the scalp clean
Now taking the beautifully bamboo tea. I'll switch to the hair supplement next month. 
Applying the sulphur oil daily. 


The one thing I need to be serious with is the scalp massages. 

Overall,  I look forward to the next 12 weeks and how much I can do within this time. 

I do wish to get braids for a break but on the other hand,  the edges, especially,  the left side looks like it's  getting bald or probably has become a bald patch. I d…

I'm On The Rice Water Rinse

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The latest hair technique has been the Rice water rinse.

Here's how I prepared the Rice water rinse. About four days ago,  I boiled some rice,  scooped the water and poured it into an empty bottle.

I left it for two days to ferment..  The smell was just overpowering 😂.  I added more warm water to the rinse and allowed it to cool before using to  rinse the hair.  It's  the last thing to do after washing the hair. It doesn't have a pleasant smell though. 


I kept the rest of the unmixed rice water rinse in the fridge to stop the fermentation process. 

I covered the hair with a shower cap and went to bed with it. I'm going to keep doing this treatment bi weekly for three months and then give you a final report.

Between these three months,  I may prepare two more batches. 

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Beautifully Bamboo, Scalp Massage Brushes

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The scalp massage brush comes in two forms: the manual and battery powered one thus the difference in price.