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What Is Your Hair Texture?

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Hair has been the subject of this blog for almost 7 years and to think we would have mastered our hair by now Lol.

What Is hair texture? Each of us is unique with a peculiar hair texture. We don't carry the same genetic traits hence regardless of any hair typing system, your hair is still unique and should be treated as such.

There have been a number of hair typing systems but the most used and popular one is the one by Oprah's stylist, Andre Walker. Almost every new person on a healthy hair quest would have read about type 3A, to 4C. However, determining your hair texture is a different ball game.

Hair texture is the measure of the circumference of the hair strand itself. Professionals classify the texture of hair as being "coarse" (Thick), "fine", or "medium".

Width is not how the hair feels but describes the thickness of each individual strand of hair. The comparison is typically to a piece of thread. If your hair is fine, it’s thinner than t…

Horsetail and Silica For Hair Growth

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We are almost done with the ingredients for hairfinity. Today's topic has to do with horsetail and silica.

Known by the botanical name Equisetum, horsetail is a prehistoric plant with distinctive hollow stems. Horsetail contains silica, an abundant mineral that helps promote strong bones and healthy skin, hair and nails.


Silica is a major constituent of collagen and helps support healthy tissues. Silica is marketed by itself as a general health supplement in several forms, including liquid and powder.( Check our post On Collagen).

Silica helps your body absorb calcium. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in your body. It is needed for bone health and the proper function of your muscles and nerves. It is also needed for proper cell signaling -- a communication system that directs cellular activity.


Source:
http://www.livestrong.com/article/152499-what-is-horsetail-extract-good-for/

Methylsulphonylmethane (MSM) sulphur

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Sulfur exists in both mineral and organic forms. Organic sulfur is also called Methylsulphonylmethane (MSM) sulfur.


Sulphur

To begin with, sulfur (also known as sulphur) is a chemical element. It is also known as sulfur oxide, which is processed into sulfuric acid. This form of sulfur is poisonous to the body, and cannot be absorbed or digested. Furthermore, Sulfur is often found in volcanic areas, and usually occurs in yellow crystalline form or in mass volume.

Organic Sulfur (MSM)

On the other hand, Methylsulphonylmethane (MSM) is an organic sulfur compound found in all living plant and animal tissues. It is a white, odorless, crystalline powder. This form of sulfur is 100% organic, and is actually extremely beneficial to the human body. Unlike sulfur oxide, organic sulfur is a food grade form of sulfur  that is absolutely necessary for proper health. MSM sulfur works in the body by supporting the  connective tissues of tendons, muscles and ligaments. Furthermore, organic sulfur (M…

Anniversary Promo!! Length Check Shirt+ Sulphur Oil

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24/7 is my wedding anniversary hence this year, instead of just blogging about it, I've decided to give you something for your hair.

Simply purchase two bottles of Sulphur oil and get one length check shirt for free.
Call 0541458372.
Limited Offer

Hydrolyzed Collagen For Hair Growth

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In the facts about the hairfinity series, we've looked at the claims, what the capilsana complex does and now, we need to look at the hydrolyzed collagen which is part of the exclusive system.


Other names:

Hydrolyzed collagen is composed of small amino acids, which help form new collagen in the body. While there is currently no evidence supporting its many claims, some suggest hydrolyzed collagen is capable of increasing lean muscle mass stores, treating arthritis, and even rebuilding certain organs.

The Making of Hydrolyzed collagen

Hydrolyzed collagen is collagen that is derived from bovine bone and cartilage. Bovine collagen is a naturally occurring protein found in the cartilage, bones and hides of cows that provides types I and III collagen, the major components of skin, hair, nails, muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, gums, teeth, eyes and blood vessels.


Usually, the bone is crushed, ground, defatted, soaked in acid to remove the calcium, soaked again to break the collage…

Capilsana Complex in Hairfinity

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We are on the ingredients in the hairfinity and when I'm through with it, we'll move to the Edge Entity ingredients.

What is capilsana complex?

EXCLUSIVE CAPILSANA ™ COMPLEX delivers a unique blend of Hydrolyzed Collagen, MSM, and Silica provides 18 Amino Acids, which are the building blocks of the protein that gives hair its strength. The exclusive complex also provides sulfur required for healthy collagen and keratin, which are essential to healthy hair growth.


From Blackgirllonghair.com,
B vitamins are known to be essential for a variety of biological functions including increasing cell numbers and cell growth. Although it is not something you can see obviously, hair is composed of cells and hair growth means increasing cell numbers and cell growth. Will high levels of B-vitamins increase hair growth? This is unknown. However, as B vitamins are water soluble, you should expect to see the excess passing out in urine.

The active ingredient is listed as capilsana complex whi…

Edge Entity For Edges

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I'm not pausing hairfinity to use the edge entity to regrow my edges. The hairfinity is just 30 days supply whereas the edge entity has to be used up within 6 months of opening hence I will still have amble time to test the efficiency or otherwise.

The Edge Entity is a follicle stimulant with coconut milk and peppermint oil ( doesn't tingle that much so I'm cool). I got the 4oz at close to (300gh). If you want one, let's chat on 0541458372.



Some testimonies



My own before


I'll share the ingredients and details on each ingredient in the one month update.

Side Shaved Natural Hair Update

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My natural hair is now 2 weeks old 😀😀😀
and the side shaved parts are almost fully covered by new growth!
My hair has been thriving but honestly, I've slacked on it this week due to I'll health.
However, this has been my routine
**Shampoo with Ayurveda powders, condition with Native Child and use the Mielle Organics avocado hair milk and just two days ago, I swapped the Jbco for sulphur oil. I take one capsule of hairfinity daily (about four days now). I use rice water as a final rinse each wash.


That's good progress for two weeks. I'll put in more effort to maximize growth. The three key ingredients are the Sulphur oil, hairfinity and rice water.

Mercy Johnson Big Chop!

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Ace Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson shared her lovely and fabulous looking curls.



I love the cut!

Au Naturale Plait Pudding Review

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Today's Au Naturale review is the Plaiting pudding and this is what Vanessa had to say:



My review of the Dark and Lovely Au naturale plaiting pudding. The very first day I had the product I opened it and gosh the smell was heavenly lol. It smells like an actual edible pudding; I nearly tasted it.


 I then moved on to the consistency and it's  thick enough.  I washed my hair and applied it to hair and did a twist and flat twist. I slept with it over night and next morning I decided to take the twists out; I didn't apply oil in my hand to undo the twist yet my hair felt so moisturised. Unlike the normal gels in which you will have to apply oil in order to prevent you hair from drying out.





I believe it is so because in the ingredients glycerin and soybean oil is included.  It also defined my kinks. Though for the twist I got defined curls, the flat twist didn't come out like that but it was elongated .



Overall I'm in love with it 😍😍😍

Check Out Yvonne Nelson's Huge Fro

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Remember the last post I did about Miss Nelson's big chop? Well, her afro is now big ass afro.





Envious of her hair? Lol

Alicia Keys' Orange Braids

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The 'This girl is on fire' hit just got real with these hot ORANGE braids by Alicia keys.





Fierce, right?

What is dandruff?

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What is dandruff? Dandruff is the shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp. As skin cells die, a small amount of flaking is normal. For most teens and adults, dandruff symptoms are easy to spot: white, oily-looking flakes of dead skin that dot your hair and shoulders, and a possibly itchy, scaly scalp.


Dandruff can have several causes, including:

Irritated, oily skin (seborrheic dermatitis).This condition, one of the most frequent causes of dandruff, is marked by red, greasy skin covered with flaky white or yellow scales. Seborrheic dermatitis may affect your scalp and other areas rich in oil glands, such as your eyebrows, the sides of your nose and the backs of your ears, your breastbone (sternum), your groin area, and sometimes your armpits.

Not shampooing often enough. If you don't regularly wash your hair, oils and skin cells from your scalp can build up, causing dandruff.

A yeastlike fungus (malassezia).Malassezia lives on the scalps of most adults. But, for some, it irrit…

Some Facts About Hairfinity Vitamins

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I'm on the second day of the hairfinity vitamins and these are the five things I've learnt about it.


1. As far back as 2011, hairfinity was in the system. Can we say the papa of hair vitamins? 😃 I saw a review video at that time Lol.

2. Hairfinity has introduced its own hair care line - shampoo etc. It might be here soon.

3. Hairfinity has celebrity endorsements; I've Seen the review of Blac Chyna and others.

Lastly, you can pour the vitamins in your drink too if you don't like taking it.

Queen Helene Oat and Honey Facial Scrub Review

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When I needed a facial scrub, I picked up the Queen Helene Oats and Honey scrub for the fact that I saw those two ingredients.


After purchasing, I read reviews online and one blog rated is as part of the top 10 facial scrubs for 2017! That got me quite excited so I began using it.

Did it get the results I wanted? Find out from the video.

Ayurveda Powders Infusion +Wash Day

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Ayurveda powders include henna, Amla, shikaikai and while lot of Indian herbs.

I poured about two tablespoon or more of the Amla, shikaikai and Aritha powders into the brewed  Native Child Herbal Rinse Tea.  I added a few drops of peppermint and tea tree essential oils, neem and baobab oils. I shook and used that as my shampoo. I really loved it! 
After washing, I used the Native Child conditioner and then did a final rinse with Rice Water. I applied Mielle Organics Avocado hair milk and sealed with Ayurveda infused oil. I've noticed that the shaved sides are filling in and within a few weeks, I'll be rocking a full head of Natural hair. How was your was day?

Hairfinity Vitamins Journey

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I've decided to give hairfinity vitamins a try just as I did with Mane choice. The difference now though is that I'll be taking just one pill a day and not two; I want to ease into taking hair supplements gradually.


It's 60 in the bottle and I'll be taking it with either breakfast or lunching depending on what I'm eating.

Hairfinity claims:
Hairfinity healthy hair vitamins dietary supplement with exclusive capilsana complex.
It contains MSM and hydrolyzed collagen and horsetail.
The direction says take with food so that's what I'll be doing.


Now for the back



I'll do an update after 15 days for you to see if there are changes.
To purchase a bottle, contact 0541458372 via WhatsApp. It will be delivered to you wherever you are in Ghana.

Health And Curls 17 In Pictures

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Health and Curls was organized by AveryNaturals( check them on Instagram) to provide a platform for interaction about ladies on a healthy hair journey as well as offer a one stop shop to buy products.

What an amazing and awesome event for hair enthusiasts!






My stand; You can call me on 0541458372 to purchase any of these items.







Speakers, Ann and Mrs. Akorli




Avery giving information on Testicular cancer

Participants

Repping live!


You shouldn't miss the next one. There were vendors from different hair brands too. I got a few stuff as well so stay tuned for a haul.