31 May, 2017

How To Grow From Thin To Thick Relaxed Hair

Relaxed hair care seems to be one complicated journey but when you get the hang of it, you'll be so relieved. Why does relaxed hair get thin easily? A case in point is my own struggles with thin relaxed hair. The few lessons I've kept in my pocket this time around are :

1. Trim regularly. Have a schedule to get rid of the thin ends. I plan to trim every touch up. That's approximately every 12 weeks. I've learnt from so many setbacks that I'm bent on getting it right this time.


2. Longer stretches. A major problem I've had for the past two years and not going beyond 6 weeks. That thinned my hair out like crazy. This time, regardless of the short length, I'm surely going for nothing below 12 weeks. The ultimate stretching is 16 weeks so 12 weeks is a good starting point. There are some who advised starting off gradually with 8 weeks but that's what set me back. You get comfortable with the 8 weeks and moving beyond that it's a challenge. Therefore, 12 weeks is by hook or crook Lol.

3. Avoid wearing your hair down your shoulders too often. The rubbing off on the shoulder damages the ends and thins it out eventually as it becomes weaker.

4. Neutralize your hair after every relaxer application to stop the relaxer from processing. I'm guilty of this if I don't use a box cream. I wait till the next wash to neutralize, a bad habit I picked up last year or so. Prior to that I had my own neutralising shampoo so I'm getting that down again before next touch up.

These are the few things about getting thin relaxed hair to be thicker.
What is your secret for thick hair?
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30 May, 2017

3 Hacks For Moisturizing And Sealing

When moisturizing and sealing, one major setback has to do with the type of product you use. In growing your hair, moisture based products don't necessarily pertain to your deep conditioner only. Your shampoo can be moisturizing, your leave in as well as moisturizer can all be moisture based. Over reliance on protein products has been a huge factor in the breakage we usually see.

So, here are my 3 hacks for moisturizing and sealing to ensure your hair stays moisturized for longer periods as well as reduce manipulation of the hair.

1. You can moisturize at night but be sure to cover or protect your hair with a satin cap or silk bonnet. This will allow ample time for the products to penetrate the strands, you will have the patience to apply the products and also ensure that you save time in the morning.

2. Avoid liquid moisturizers in the morning if you don't want damp hair. To be safe, use a very small size spray bottle to apply the water component of your moisturizing and sealing routine. This controls the amount of water that will get into your hair. Creamy and thicker moisturizers dry faster too.

3. Alternate between butters and oils to derive maximum benefits from both. When you use oils, especially, coconut oil, you provide protection from protein loss. However, applying butters like sheabutter actually coat the strands thereby preventing moisture evaporation. This will lead to longer moisturized hair.
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How I Take My Supplement Now

I'd gone off supplement for a close to a month to allow my body to detox and revamp itself. However, these vitamins are of immense benefit to my general health so I decided to rather take it in moderation to allow my body to continue the detoxification.

I take the vitamins every 3 days so that allows the body to utilize it, expel it and revamp itself. I'll get more benefit this way because it will allow gradual absorption and not overload the system. It will also allow easy switch between supplements.

My skin has been great for the past weeks so I can say not taking it daily doesn't affect the impact of the vitamins.

When I'm done with the current batch, I'll wait for a while again to allow the body to reset and then move to the next one.
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28 May, 2017

Crème of Nature Mango and Sheabutter Leave In Review

The creme of nature mango and sheabutter is a thick, creamy leave in conditioner. I love the consistency because I can use on my dry hair and it won't leave it so wet. It soaks into the hair in seconds and that's a huge plus!


If you've been struggling with dryness like me, trust me, this will beat that! It's an ultra moisturizing leave in and it certainly lives up to its claims! It is enriched with certified natural mango and sheabutter, instantly softens, detangles and conditions. It has decent slip to help with combing and allows for easy application.

Price: 26gh (Go to www.ghanaianemprezz.com/shop to purchase or call 0541458372 if you are in Ghana)
Smell: Mild sweet scent that isn't overpowering.


I don't hype products but this is by far, one of the most moisturizing leave in conditioners I've used. At that price too, I will definitely keep two or three bottles in my stash.
I'd planned on purchasing the Giovanni leave in since I don't have a leave in but this creme of nature mango and sheabutter leave in has me loving my hair again!

If you are natural or your new growth is a mess, apply this daily and see how your hair will take a turn for the best.
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25 May, 2017

Making Use of Carrots To Grow Your Hair

I vividly recall the days of vegetable stew or fried rice. But using carrots is  not limited to internal use; it can also be used for external purposes specifically in hair care.
Benefits
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  • Using carrots and honey increases hair sheen
  • reduces dry scalp
  • minimizes hair loss
  • preserves natural elasticity
  • prevent split ends
Hot Oil Treatment:
Ingredients:
2 Carrots
2 Tbsp Honey
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 tsp Vitamin E Oil
  1. Juice your carrots in a juicer or blend the carrots in as little water as possible.
  2. Strain the carrots.
  3. Warm up the honey olive oil and vitamin e oil in a saucepan.
  4. Add this mixture to the carrot juice.
  5. Apply mixture to damp hair, coating it completely from root to ends.
  6. Cover with a plastic cap and leave in your hair for at least an hour or as long as you have the time (overnight will yield great results.)
  7. Wash the mixture from the hair, preferably with a sulfate free shampoo and then rinse well.  
Deep Conditioner
Ingredients
1 large carrot
1 banana
1/3 cup honey
1/4 olive oil
  1. Boil a pot of water and add a carrot. Continue boiling until the carrot is soft and easily penetrated when speared by a fork.
  2. Cut the banana and the boiled carrot into small pieces.
  3. Toss the cut up carrot and banana into a blender and puree. It is important to make sure they are well blended. If there are still chunks in the mixture, they will dry in your hair and become difficult to wash out.
  4. Warm the honey to make it lighter to mix with other ingredients
  5. Pour the banana and carrot mixture into a bowl and stir in honey and olive oil.  
  6. Massage the mixture into your hair, coating it completely. Cover with a plastic cap. Leave the carrot-banana conditioner in your hair for at least 45 minutes or up to 8 hours, if you have the time.
  7. Wash the mixture out of your hair. Shampoo and rinse well to avoid sticky residue from the honey.
Homemade Carrot Oil 
Ingredients:
2 Carrots
Peeler
Food processor or grater
Olive, almond or coconut oil
Crock pot/burner
Strainer
Glass jar
  1. Peel the skin of both the carrots with the help of a hand peeler.
  2. Next, grate them by hand or simply blend them in a food processor. The procedure does not really matter, the end result should be just grated carrot.
  3. Put this grated carrot in a crock pot and pour some oil of your choice, make sure that the grated carrot is covered properly with oil. Out of all the oils, it is ideal to use coconut or olive oil.
  4. Cover up the crock pot and cook them at a very low flame. This will make the carrots settle down at the bottom and get soaked in the oil properly. Once they are soaked, the carrots will become soft and the oil will be orange in color.
  5. Transfer these contents into a mesh strainer and strain the oil. Transfer the oil into a nice glass jar
  6. Cover the jar with a tight lid and store it in a cool place, or even in the refrigerator. Use until needed. 


References:
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How To Maintain Healthy Short Hair

 I don't plan on doing the hydrogen peroxide bleach again until further notice. I want to steer clear of any kind of setback,  any dye,  any DIY that can damage the hair. I have 7 months to grow 7 inches and more: before December 7th,  2017. The reason is to push past Shoulder length. I'm not doing 6 weeks touch up like I used to do; I'm going full 12 weeks between relaxers to maintain the thickness, no overprocessing and no brown ends. I've done 4 weeks already; 8 more  weeks should be easy. I will get just about an inch or less trimmed off.


Getting to my goals is of extreme importance therefore, I'm not attempting any experiment nor using any unfamiliar products.  I'm making use of what I have to reach the desired goals. Aside the vitamins,  I use sulphur oil which is quite potent. I know the mielle organics vitamins is quite effective but I won't take any supplement after December, 2017. Between now and then,  I want to obtain the maximum results.

What are your second quarter goals?
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24 May, 2017

Why Your Natural Hair Is Dry

As for this issue of dry natural hair,  the one advice I'll give you is trial and error with products and techniques.



  1. You don't sleep with a satin cap to protect the hair at night. 

  2. The hair is exposed to the sun which ultimately will suck up the moisture in your hair. 

  3. Your deep conditioner or wash routine isn't effective so you may need to switch things up. 

  4. Your hair spritz isn't working or you aren't diligent with it. 

  5. Find heavy butters to seal your hair. Coconut oil is known to penetrate the strands thus it won't seal in the moisture. 

  6. Lastly,  you may not be drinking enough water or hydrate the hair. 


How do you combat dry natural hair?
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23 May, 2017

4 Things I'm Doing To Lose Weight

Haven gone from 55kg to 68kg within the past 7 years might not seem a big deal but for a petite person like me, it is a huge leap in weight gain. The worst part is it is reflected in my tummy area.

I've been to the gym a couple of times but consistency has been a major problem especially with my work schedule. Whilst I intend getting back to the gym,  dietary changes will be a major role in the weight loss. I love food; I hate to be hungry so I need a balance to keep enjiyingwhat I love and still shed the excess fat.

The first thing I've incorporated into my routine is watching my breakfast. The first switch I did was to use what I had whilst waiting in the ones I wanted. For example,  I switvhed from black tea to aloe Vera honey tea. Instead of two donuts, I take one. It was a struggle but I've got it under control now.

Next is avoiding soft drinks as much as possible. I enjoy my sprite and pizza but aside that I opt for juice or less alcoholic beverages when I'm out. These tweaks git me immediate results.

To make the weight loss more effective,  I try to walk home at least twice a week. It's about an hour walk but I enjoy it. It affords me the opportunity to regroup my thoughts before getting home. That also has helped me create an after work routine which has eased my stress levels. I fins time to relax with my son and pamper myself too. Also,  I'm able to check out home chores and organise my things properly. It seems I've had more time for myself now more than ever.

The gym is close to my work so I'm sure I'll begin this June. I needed a footwear and I have that now. Getting my shape back isn't the goal; lossing the tummy fat is the purpose. I've lost it before, prior to getting pregnant so I know I can do it again. If I had a running partner for dawn jogging like I used to,  I'd be the most happiest person. I'll see if I can find one. May be going for a jog at least once will allow me to meet others.

How do keep your weight off?
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22 May, 2017

Deep Conditioning Tips For Natural Hair

These tips for natural hair can be applied to relaxed hair too. 


  1. Make sure your hair is sectioned to make applying the deep conditioner easier and faster. 

  2. You can add natural oils to the deep conditioner for added slip as well as enhancing the moisturizing  impact. 

  3. You don't  have to do DIY deep conditioners.  Store bought ones are equally effective if not more effective. 

  4. Deep conditioning with heat increases the effectiveness of the products. 

  5. Use the product as directed. Sometimes,  going off the instructions means no result. 

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20 May, 2017

DIY Moroccan Red Clay Face Mask

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If your facial routine doesn't include a Clay mask,  you'll be surely missing out on a good cleansing system. Clay mask is great for detoxifying the skin which removes impurities and clear the pores. The advantage of using clay is the natural cleansing abilities. You don't risk destroying your skin  and also not exposing it to chemicals as it is with some commercial skin care products.

To prepare a clay mask requires just a few basic ingredients. There are several combinations you can always try but I usually prefer using plain water and the clay. Some add honey, lime or lemon, apple cider vinegar and even rose water. You need to read about the reaction of each ingredient to your skin as well as reaction to other ingredients before using it.

Fortunately, you can purchase clay from my shop www.ghanaianemprezz.com/shop for your hair as well as skin care. If you wish to use on your hair, add a bit of apple cider vinegar to the water to reduce the acidity of the clay. Also, be sure to use plastic or wooden spoon because metal spoon can react with the clay.


It's time to detox and cleanse your skin and the right ingredient is the Moroccan Red Clay .

Here's how I use mine.
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How To Twist Your Own Natural Hair

Whatever I share here is from my personal experience with my natural hair. You may have to tweak it to suite your hair needs.


  1. Section the hair into small parts. 

  2. Use two mirrors to check the parting at the back and front. 

  3. Be sure to use your fingera to check for knots. 

  4. Section the two parts to twist. 

  5. Apply twist and loc gel or gel or even sheabutter depending on the one that gives you a maximum hold. 

  6. Start twisting from the back and work your way up. 

  7. Don't borrow hair from another section to twisting. Stick to the tow sections and swirl the ends around your finger tips when you are done. 

  8. You may have to practice this for a while so don't worry if your first attempt doesn't produce bomb twists. 


Allow the hair to dry before lying on it to avoid smushing the back.
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19 May, 2017

Gorilla Snot Gel


We are really expanding our range of hair products and what better way than this? 


We have creme of nature Argan oil shampoo and intensive treatment conditioner (26gh each) . Also,  we have gorilla snot gel (45gh)and Eden BodyWorks Natural hair masque (45).

In addition,  you'll find the Aztec Indian healing Clay for 45gh.  To purchase one,  contact me on 0541458372. 


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18 May, 2017

Tiwa Savage Real Hair

Tiwas Savage is a renowned Nigerian female singer and a good one at that!  My favorite is her Eminado which baby J has been singing from birth. I was ready excite to see Tiwa Savage has an amazing head of hair beneath the wigs and brad.




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17 May, 2017

Why Your Natural Hair Is Breaking Off

You are so worried about your hair not growing yet there are some practices that are undermining your efforts.


  1. You comb it daily and that causes a lot of breakage. Use your fingers in styling. If the hair is short, use a wide tooth comb. 

  2. You don't deep condition often which leads to dry,  brittle natural hair. Try to deep condition at least once a month to provide moisture in your hair. 

  3. Your hair needs moisture especially in this part of the world where the weather is mostly dry. Have a hair spritz to use during the day to ensure moisture retention.  

  4. The hair products aren't working for you and you are reluctant to change them. These products may cause more damage so if it's not working,  either swap with another person or give it out.  

  5. You focus on growth and not retention and therefore don't know why you aren't getting the long hair you want. Pay attention to how you protect your hair and what you use in protecting it. Keep the ends from the shoulders to stop it from rubbing on the Coar of your dress. That can cause breakage. 

  6. Not detangling properly can also cause breakage. 

  7. Lastly,  sleeping without covering the hair is a major cause of dry hair so protect your hair at bed time with a satin cap or bonnet. 




    If you still experience breakage after doing all these,  check your water. Hard water can cause build up of minerals so use a chelating shampoo to wash the hair at least once a month.
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    16 May, 2017

    Deep Condition, Wash, Deep Condition To Restore Moisture

    To make washing the hair easy,  I did co washing  the previous night and deep conditioned the next day. However,  the washing pattern changed. 

    I applied aphogee balancing moisturizer generously to the hair and topped up with the Avery naturals pistachio oil. I covered with the steam cap and sat myswlf behind the movie "The Accountant".

    I shampooed with the native Child shampoo and followed up with the deep conditioner. I don't think I've tried the deep conditioning ,shampoo, deep condition routine. The advantage of this technique is I will be able to deep condition before hopping under the shower which means I can easily wash and deep condition without moving in and out 

    I wanted the hair to absorb a lot of moisture as it had become dry and brittle.  I'm  glad to be gradually getting into my hair journey again. 

    This week,  I  began the nature's bounty after two days of no vitamins. Well,  the propelling reason was  that it was that time of the month and using supplements at this moment ensures high energy levels and prevents iron deficiency. 

    I have a total of 165 capsules remaining so I'll take two day.  If I feel like it,  I might take one. I'm in no rush. 

    We had a health walk which meant I had sweated so much to cause the sweat to dry it the hair  so it was the best time to deep condition.

    This technique will be easy to maintain as it requires minimal time. During the week,  I'll do another session. 


    This is hair without any oil just the mielle organics avocado hair milk. 
    Have you seen the edges?  Ah,  well. We'll  see how it can grow back  in 3 months. 
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    15 May, 2017

    How To Comb Natural Hair After Braids

    Let's do away with the cornrows and braids preparation and installation  and focus on how you comb the hair after take down. 


    1. Finger detangling first 

    2. Apply a lot of oils and f in Nigeria detangle again

    3. Use a product with slip and wash in sections. You can use a conditioner




    1. Don't shampoo hair that hasn't been detangled. 

    2. Keep the hair in sections and use a wide tooth comb to detangle. You can then still use your fingers or move to a medium tooth comb for further detangling. 

    3. Follow up with your deep conditioner. If your deep conditioner has slip, the better.



    If you don't wish to wash,  just finger detangling and the oil will get the job done. Warm oil such as coconut or olive oils make detangling quite stress free. Leave your hair in sections too after removing the knots and tangles. 

     Many ladies have trial and error with products and tecnjques to find what works for them. The basic step is finger detangling first to remove knots and tangles.  Some continue to finger detangle with the comb under running water. Experiment and see which one reduced breakage for you. 
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    12 May, 2017

    6 Months Natural Hair Goals

    At the moment,  I want to put my hair journey into the right perspective and having goals will serve as a guide.

    May: This month,  I'm taking the nature's bounty HSN, applying sulphir oil on the scalp,  wearing wigs and drinking at least two litres of water. I also do scalp massages daily with my fingers but I'll try and incorporate the shampoo brush nightly. I will wash the hair twice a week because of the sulphur oil. 

    June: Take the nature's bounty HSN vitamins, continue with the wig regimen as well as the wash regimen. Use the sulphur oil and do scalp massages.

    July: No Vitamins. Take the beautifully bamboo tea or Green tea instead alongside folic acid. Apply sulphur oil, do scalp massages. 

    August: Apply Ayurveda powders infusion :amla, Aritha and shikakai powders. I'll use these three times a week on the scalp. I won't take any supplement except folic acid. 

    September-October: Repeat routine for August. 

    November - December: Maintain the routine for August. I plan on taking either beautifully bamboo vitamins or the mane choice manetabolism vitamins again. This time, I'll stick to one capsule a day. In addition, I'll use the we naturals coconut and extra virgin olive oil on my scalp Daily. I'll do a scalp massage too. 
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    11 May, 2017

    Affordable Hair Skin And Nails Vitamins In Ghana

    What are the most affordable hair skin and nails vitamins in Ghana? 


    • Nature's bounty HSN vitamins as well as the gummies. The nature's bounty HSN we have is 230 capsules for 120gh which is the cheapest on the market. The same applies to the gummies. 

    • Next is Now Foods biotin. The price ranges from 40gh to 120. The 40gh is 60 capsules which can last two months 

    • Beautifully bamboo vitamins: These are also very affordable for 90gh when others are 140gh!  Takw advantage of this and pee order yours. 

    • Last one is spring valley biotin which is the same price as the now foods biotin. 

    • You'll also find manetabolism Plus vitamins,  mielle organics hair vitamins, hairfinity in the online shop ( and perfectil at the pharmacies) . 



    I've taken all these supplements before buty favourite for now is the beautifully bamboo. The one with immediate effect was the mielle organics vitamins and the one with the most visible result was the manetabolism Plus (if I were to take these two vitamins again,  I'll stick to one capsule  a day because juat one a day equally works. 
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    09 May, 2017

    Quick Wash Day+ Hair Wonder Cream Break

    Date :9th May, 2017 

    I woke up feeling quite uncomfortable with itchy scalp so I did a quick wash before setting off to work. 

    I used the hibiscus shampoo twice to cleanse the hair ( need to put the shampoo brush back in the bathroom).  I followed up with native Child deep conditioner and aphogee 2 minutes reconstructor. My hair really felt fresh. 

    I slapped my wig on and called it a day after moisturizing and sealing. 



    I sprayed the aloe Vera leave in conditioner and sealed with Jamaican Black castor oil hair food. Then,  massaged sulphur oil on the edges and scalp. I was using the hair wonder cream but I noticed the nature's bounty HSN will expire in no time thus I've switched to the sulphur oil. I want to use the wonder oil on its own for a fair review hence the decision to discontinue using it. 

    The nature's bounty hair skin and nails vitamins will last about two months. Therefore,  hopefully by end of July I'll be done with the sulphur oil too. 

    After that,  I plan on just taking the beautifully bamboo vitamins for the rest f the journey if I wish to do so (well,  I actually don't plan on doing it). 
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    08 May, 2017

    Hair Wonder Month One



    Let me Welcome myself back to the blogging hemisphere. I know I haven't posted any hair update in weeks so let's dive into this post. 

    I'm still not in a good place with my hair but I feel better. I am not as enthused as I was but I'm managing to stay afloat. At this moment,  I'll just stick to growing it natural. I adore my natural hair so I'll keep growing it natural. I'll straighten it every three months for length checks. No big chopping this length off. 

    Before  I wear the wig,  I apply the a bit of wonder cream to the edges and then to the whole scalp and massage. I love the wig but it seems the edges will suffer a bit from the rubbing of the ends. I'll find a style to wear later but for now,  I'll need to prevent the wig from damaging my edges. 





    This is the beginning of the hair wonder cream challenge. 

    I won't be taking any supplement with the hair wonder cream to get an accurate review. By end of June,  I should be able to give a first update.  I didn't want to wash the hair frequently but with the daily oiling with the cream,  I'll do a Co wash wash about three times a week and wash weekly. I'll blow dry when the thickness becomes too m

    I'll take a progress picture each week for a collage until the cream runs out.
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    Current Hair Routine

    Hello and welcome back to my regular blogging!😇😇😇

    What's been going in with you? What's up with me? 

    After the fiasco about my hair,  I know I needed a break from talk and blogging about my hair journey. I'm not sure of what you want to know so you can drop your questions in the comment section. 

    I wash between two to three weeks. I've stopped weekly washing because my hair can survive the extra week. This makes caring for it less stressful. During the week,  I may pop on a wig and call it a day. 

    My Edges

    They are not not pleasant to the eye so I avoid exposing them. With the no braid system,  I wear my hair without being braided under the wig and it works. 

    My scalp

    Should it itch,  I use the scalp wash to clean it during the week. This method saves time and energy as well as products. 

    Products

    Since I've been clearing up products in the stash, I haven't been restocking. What I've done is to purchase one set of Zabrinaturals to test. Aside these,  I haven't done any hair shopping. 

    Length 

    I am using hair wonder for a while and then move on to the nature's bounty HSN. Although I love the bamboo vitamins,  I need to use up the nature's bounty HSN first before regularising the bamboo supplements in my stash. 

    For length check, I'm almost back to ear length and enjoying thicker hair. 

    Now,  just stay tuned to see my progress as well as current hair length. Just a heads up,  I'm embarking on a different kind of hair journey now. Stay tuned for details. 
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    05 May, 2017

    Use Up Hair Products Progress

    Whenever hoarders like me decide to purge our closet, then, we mean business especially with regard to hair products. I intend using up anything more than a year old in my stash and I have a ton of it.

    • First, the sheamoisture African black soap shampoo is finished. This was really a strong clarifying shampoo. It was worth it but I'm going back to my good old ORS aloe creamy shampoo. The difference between these two is the latter is more moisturizing and also removes mineral deposit as a result of the hard water we have - it has chelating uses.

    • The next one is the cantu co wash which was also quite good but I won't be restocking it. The review will be up soon. I'll try a new co wash; probably the As I Am or Eden Body Works.

    •  The kinky curly knot today leave in is empty. It will be replaced by Giovanni leave in. For the meantime, I've been using the Mielle organics avocado hair milk.  The Cantu sheabutter anti frizz leave in didn't work for me on the wet hair but rather on dry hair.  The Mielle  can last another six months and by then I'd have purchased the Giovanni leave in to try.  I also want to use some mane choice products. If I'm not in the mood to restock,  I'll keep using the DIY aloe Vera gel mixed with rose water and glycerin leave in.

    •  The first jar of the dark and lovely amla legend mask is also done.  I will use the second jar God willing next year. I haven't decided on the deep conditioner to try but I'm eyeing the Auntie Jackie one hopefully next year. I have the Alikay naturals deep conditioner too therefore I'm done for the year and probably next one since I don't intend wearing my hair out until I get back to this journey.

    • The cantu sheabutter conditioner is also almost  empty. I'll replace that with mane choice one or the Jamaican black castor oil one. In between will be the Zabrinaturals peppermint line ( I know it tingles but I'm all out to test our own products).

    • The sheamoisture superfruit conditioner has been emptied. I loved loved it!

    • I will finish the cantu sheabutter deep treatment mask before August. I've been alternating between the aphogee 2 minutes reconstructor and the balancing moisturizer. I use the steam cap these days to infuse more moisture in the hair. In any case,  the aphogee 2 minutes reconstructor doesn't require heat but the moisturizer does hence the need for the steam cap. These two might take me through the rest of 2017 and even to 2018 so no purchasing of new deep conditioners.


    • The next product I've used up is the Jamaican black castor oil sage which I mixed into the sulphur oil.  I use the  hair food as a sealant in addition to the cocoa butter. That should also last till the end of 2018 God willing.


    It seems I haven't mentioned replacement yet. That's the beauty of a Laissez-faire attitude towards my hair. You can make it cheap or expensive. It all depends on you. My hair has grown so much and yet I don't use a ton of products. If I can't get a leave in,  I'll  simply fall on the hibiscus leave in. I also have Auntie Jackie products on my wish list but that will be when I'm done with half of my hair oils.

    Because I'm purchasing just the Giovanni leave in conditioner, I've decided to use up the Cantu sheabutter anti frizz leave in conditioner by applying it as a moisturizer. It seems my hair tolerates it that way.
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    03 May, 2017

    How To Grow Natural Hair In Ghana

    Is there a method or technique for how to grow natural Hair in Ghana?


    This search term comes up very often so let me address it. Caring for your natural hair in Ghana isn't so much different from those abroad. You can use the same products and techniques under right conditions and achieve similar results.

    What are the right conditions?  You have to check the weather,  the texture of your hair, the availability of the hair products, the actual steps taken in creating a particular regimen and a lot more.

    Growing natural hair in Ghana shouldn't be a tedious process. We are blessed to have a ton of products ladies abroad pay huge sums of money to obtain. From sheabutter to coconut oil,  we are in the better position to grow long and healthy natural hair.

    You don't have to purchase those expensive hair products; stick to what your budget can afford. Use the search button to find a lot of the DIY projects I've done for my hair.
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    The Ultimate Hair Growth Oil

    To make a hair growth so potent that my edges would have no choice than to grow back,  I mixed up the following.

    The stick is to stir the oil before application.

    I will be  using this oil on the scalp for the whole of 2017.

    Ingredients

    Sulphur powder

    A variety of oils

    Essential oils

    Wonder hair oil

    I use it twice a day on the edges and on the scalp,  I applied once every other day.

    What's your current hair oil?
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    02 May, 2017

    Beautifully Bamboo Tea and Vitamins Review

    What is Beautifully Bamboo?


    Beautifully Bamboo is one of the most unique products that you will ever encounter. The product harnesses the power and medicinal benefits of bamboo. To make the bamboo edible and easily digestible, Beautifully Bamboo has turned the bamboo into tea. By drinking a number of cups per day, you can enjoy benefits like improved skin tone and texture, cardiovascular support, bone strengths, improved digestion, and less hair shedding.


    As the brand explains, Beautifully Bamboo is different because it has silica levels that are higher than almost any other health product on the market. Silica is important for optimal health and when it is consumed through tea, the mineral is easily absorbed into the body and the supplement starts working instantly. In addition, the silica enhances numerous features, such as your hair, nails, and overall health. With a product like Beautifully Bamboo, you can easily improve your health and you certainly do not need to worry about taking additional supplements.


    Also, unlike other supplements and substances on the market, Beautifully Bamboo is extensively monitored for quality assurance. The facility that processes the bamboo does so in small batches so that your tea is delicious, fresh, and impactful upon your health.



    The Health Benefits of Beautifully Bamboo


    Drinking a few cups per day of Beautifully Bamboo tea per day leads to a number of health benefits. These health benefits include:



    Improved Digestion


    As you get older or consume low-quality food, your digestive tract suffers. Beautifully Bamboo is a convenient solution because it clears the toxins in your digestive tract and ensures that whatever you consume is easily absorbed into the body. This way, you get the most vitamins and minerals out of your diet.



    Less Hair Shedding


    Hair shedding is extremely common among women with long hair or a poor diet. If you are looking to stop shedding in its tracks, then this bamboo tea is the perfect choice. After a week of drinking multiple cups per day, you will notice a significant reduction in shedding.



    Cardiovascular Support


    The key to a healthy lifestyle is a healthy heart. The bamboo tea is also designed to strengthen your heart and ensure greater stamina and energy when working out.



    A Stronger Immune System


    There is nothing worse than a weak immune system, especially when you are trying to improve your health. A weak immune system is an invitation for viruses and bacteria to make you ill. Another benefit of Beautifully Bamboo is that it is known to increase your immunity so that you can protect and improve your health.



    Better Skin Texture


    Stress, aging, and the environment can have an adverse impact upon your skin. To protect your skin, drinking Bamboo Tea is an excellent solution. The tea’s silica content leads to skin clarity, it prevents blemishes, and it even has anti-aging properties.


    As you can tell, Beautifully Bamboo is an excellent solution to many of your health and cosmetic problems. With this tea, you can achieve true results.


    In addition to this,  I'm taking the beautifully bamboo vitamins. I'll do it for three months so stay tuned.


    The Review of the bamboo tea 


    Price: Converting to our currency,  we are looking at around 70gh.  There are 60 bags of the tea and you drink one a day. You brew like by boiling hot water and putting the tea bag in the water juat as you read your regular tea. The package came with a tea pack( something you put the tea bag in to brew).  There's no thread hanging from the tea like Lipton one.


    Taste : Quite good. It tastes better with honey though 😆😆


    Smell: very pleasant


    My views




    I took the tea alongside the bamboo vitamins. The first change was less brittle nails. When I get acrylic nails done,  I'm always prepared for chipped and weak nails after removal. However, my nails remained strong after removing the acrylic nails. My nails also did not suffer thinning from the acrylics. That is quite a positive effect!

    My skin: I do have clear skin so I won't attribute that to the tea. What happens with my skin is that whenever I fail to cleanse it at night,  the texture changes the next day. I observed this for a period of time and realized that cleaning my for twice a day is the best option. For the rest of my body,  that's where I saw major glow! I got asked what I was doing for that and mind you,  I'd been using the same lotion from last year thus the vitamins and the tea can be given the thumbs up for the glow!



    Hair growth: I brew about one litre of the tea daily for breakfast. I usually don't take any bread with it; the purpose was to see how I'd feel in terms of energy and I can definitely say it wasn't difficult surviving on the tea alone till lunch! My hair definitely and certainly grew tremendously over the month. Combining the tea and the vitamins was the best and I had optimum growth. Haven found my holy grail,  I'll stick to the tea and vitamins throughout the journey. I have about 7 days worth of vitamin left and I look forward to more growth with this.

    Now,  I've been able to get my own hair cornrowed for crotchet braid. That's how much growth I have.



    If you'd like to try the vitamins or tea,   pm me on 0541458372.
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    01 May, 2017

    Teiva Skin Care Haul & Review

    As requested on my channel,  I'll be doing more reviews of our local products.

    I'm commencing the series with Teiva skin care products. Visit www.teivaskincare.com (not paid to do this)  for details of each product.

    But let's start with the neem turmeric soap.



    The neem turmeric soap is neither drying nor moisturizing. My face stays normal after use.

    I use this as often as sometimes twice a day to clean the face. Whilst I can't say it's the sole reason for my acne staying  away,  I can say it's helped with keeping the face fresh. I'd rather try their other soaps before making specific conclusions.

    The 3 in 1 deep cleaning  facial scrub and mask  mask  contains kaolin clay and a variety of essential oils. It claims to draw impurities and deep cleanse the pores whilat conditionong the skin. I like this scrub though the granules aren't  much in it. As a scrub,  I was expecting more granules so it can effectively cleaner the skin. But the face does feel hydrated after use. I use it twice a week as directed. It has a foamy consistency and easy to apply.

    Last is the ultra hydrating face cream. I liked the initially until I realized I had to seal with oils in order to prevent the dryness during the hair. The oiks aren't that much in it so those with oily face,  this will be good for you. I apply a bit and then follow up with pistachio oil.

    Overall,  I'm eager t on get their other lines but for now,  the mask is my favourite.

    Have you use Teiva skin care products?  What are your result?
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