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Alpha Hydroxy Acids For Your Skin

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Alpha hydroxy acids have gained popularity in the skin care world and it's for a good reason because they exfoliate your skin better! Glycolic acid( the big gun in the AHA group,  it penetrates the pores for deep exfoliating)Then Lactic acid ( this is quite good for those who are new to acids. It helps to build up your skin for more acids! )Mandelic acid is known to be one if the mildest (such that pregnant women can use it).  These actives can be found in cleansers.They can also be found in toners 


Some moisturizers also contain the alpha hydroxy acids. The Cosrx Salicyc acid  daily cleanser. Salicyc acid falls under Beta hydroxy acid and it's more potent in fighting acne. They do much intensive work by dissolving oils in the pores too! You can find them in cleansers and toners too. Then comes in Benzoyl peroxide which is notorious for being the go to acne treatment ingredient. This can be found in cleansers,  and spot treatments too. Which ones do you use? To purchase any of …

Wash Day (Tea mist update)

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This wash day went pretty smoothly and the fun part is that I can actually tell the changes in the length of my hair each week!One thing that helps me track is front part which is now able to cover the *bald* hair line lol. For 3 months growth, I think my hair is going to be the most longest its ever been very soon. The Wash I shampooed with Hotfro shampoo and used Auntie Jackie deep conditioner. I'm using this deep conditioner to fortify the hair because I moisturise daily and don't want moisture overload. I alps need to empty it! I followed up with my moisturizer mixed with water and sealed with Jamaican Black Castor Oil. I've been alternating the Jamaican Black Castor Oil with the Vitale Hair oil by ORS.Im supposed to do coffee rinse so the next wash will feature it. Stay tuned for that update.

Alive Hair skin and Nails Gummies

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This is the vitamin I've been taking for the last 2 weeks. The biotin in it is 5000mcg for the 2 gummies taken daily and the collagen content is also very good.The sugar content seems quite low which is a plus for me as well as less starchy than the nature's bounty gummies.I haven't had any break out from taking it  and it's most likely because I take one in the morning and one in the evening. I intend keeping it that way to allow my body utilize every gummy I take. Fortunately, I'll be able to see how fast my hair will grow as I'm just a few weeks post relaxer. For thr 2 weeks period, I can see some growth sprouting in so I'm hoping for good growth.

Wash Day at 2 Weeks Post Relaxer

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Time really flies and I am just excited about each progress my hair makes.I used the Hotfro Black soap shampoo to cleanse and deep conditioned with Aunt Jackie's deep conditioner.The air drying seems to be working but I can't wait to get roller sets again. For the edges, I feel better about it now as it's gradually filling in.I still use thr green tea mist daily and it's going to be a constant feature of my hair journey. I was supposed to do a coffee rinse but I'll do that during the week when I Co wash. I take Alive hair skin and nails gummies too and frankly, I love the new growth coming in. I take 2 a day so in  30 days time, expect a review. Now that we are in March, I'm eager to see my growth by the next touch up on April 20th or thereabouts.

Detox Hair And Scalp

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After relaxing the hair, I guess the next thing was to nourish the scalp and aside using the Jamaican Black Castor Oil, I went in for the Design Essentials Detoxifying Tonic.(check shop.ghanaianemprezz.com to purchase one)I applied the detox tonic on dry hair and massaged it into the scalp. It has a lot of slip which I love!I applied diluted conditioner and washed off after some minutes. I, then, applied Jamaican Black Castor Oil to the damp hair. Next morning, I sprayed my diy tea mist on the hair and I was simply in love with the feel of my hair. It was smooth, clean and light. If you have relaxed hair, I'd definitely suggest detoxing the scalp at least after every touch up. Giving the scalp all the care it needs ensures a healthy environment for more growth hence the reasons why I'm always paying attention to it. In return, my hair grows in faster!

Post Relaxer Wash

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After 6 weeks, I decided to touch and all went well. I used the Sunny Isle Jamaican Black Castor Oil Relaxer and I did the application myself. Post relaxer, I shampooed 3 times with ORS aloe creamy shampoo to ensure all the chemicals were washed out. I deep conditioned with Aphogee Balancing Moisturizer and allowed the hair to air dry. Next morning, I used a water hair mist and Jamaican Black Castor Oil to seal. My hair is soft and smooth and has some texture too. I absolutely can't wait for 2019 to end LOL. For the next 10 weeks, I'll do weekly wash, Co was during the week and also keep up with my vitamins. I have about 2 weeks worth of vitamins left. Once I'm done with it, I'll be using the Rainbow light prenatal vitamins to make sure I have iron in my system. Stay tuned for my detox wash dya next weekend.

Virgin Hair Fertilizer + Dr. Miracle

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For the most part of this year, I've been using the virgin hair fertilizer on my scalp daily. It's a pkamde but doesn't weigh down my hair nor clog my pores. Ever since I got the braids, I've been using it to calm my dry scalp. Getting the braids installed really shocked my scalp so for the first week, it was itchy and dry. Now, I couldn't use any moisturizer to prevent unraveling hence I stuck to the hair fertilizer. Aside the peppermint in it, it's very light to apply to the Scalp providing the soothing effects I wanted. For my edges, I still use Dr. Miracle Temple and Nape balm and I love it!Because I'll be braiding more often, I've been very careful to leave my edges alone. The hair ought look rugged but I don't mind. Keeping the edges intact is the main point. I apply the Dr. Miracle Temple and Nape balm (click here to shop Shop.ghanaianemprezz.com) about 4 times a week, during the day time. By the end of the current braids, I'm expecting m…

First Protective Style for 2019

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The whole surprise laid in the fact that I'd planned to braid in April but somehow, my hair dresser has been able to install box braids for me!We used 3 packs as I requested for long braids. I will keep them for 8 weeks and get a new one installed. Why?The goal this year, as I mentioned, is to reach shoulder length and one way to do this is to protect the hair. Now, considering that the hair is super short, daily combing won't augur well with the retention I want hence braids will be a good option for the year. In other news, I'm 4 weeks post relaxer and it's very exciting seeing new growth come in.I'm still on the Synergy hair skin and nails vitamins for the next 20 days. After that, I may opt for Alive gummies or women's gummies for the remainder of the year. 
I haven't mentioned any relaxer application because the touch up at the earlier part of January was to cover up the bald edges I had. Fortunately the edges are growing back. If all goes well, my hair…

2 Weeks Post Relaxer +New Products

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My hair is now 2 weeks post relaxer and though I haven't mentioned it yet, I got the relaxer done but I decided to texlax it now. The essence is to maintain thickness as the hair grows outn. The next touch up is due mid April, we'll, that's the goal. That will put me around 15 weeks post relaxer, a good stretch.For this week's wash, I went for groganics deep freeze follicle cleanser & Scalp stimulant absorbent shampoo and conditioner. The grogranics is a DHT blocker system.You may have never heard of DHT until recently, but if you’re experiencing hair loss, it’s probably at the root (sorry) of your problems.DHT, or dihydrotestosterone, is a male sex hormone that binds to receptors in your scalp and precipitates male pattern baldness in genetically-susceptible men. It’s needed to develop and maintain male sex characteristics, such as a deep voice, facial hair, and muscles.Testosterone converts to DHT with the help of 5α-reductase, an enzyme that is held in the oil g…

Weekly Scalp Maintenance

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My hair has grown considerably better in the past few weeks so I can now apply oils to massage the scalp.In as much as I dislike the smell of my oil mixture, I just have to finish it up. I use it each day in the morning to massage the scalp.To make the smell more tolerable, I grabbed a bottle of the ors hairepair vital oils for hair and scalp. I will be using this for the hair itself and I use the oil mix for scalp. This is a year of length retention and I'm going all out to do so. I'm not on any hair vitamins except the collagen powder since I'm through with the 30 day beauty secret vitamins. After this, the next one I'll be taking is most likely another collagen LOL. How's your hair doing?Stay tuned for more updates.

The Hair Challenges for January

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Welcome to 2019 and I pray we hit our resolutions hard!I'm beginning with the usual monthly challenges but this time with a twist. My challenge consists of keeping dryness off and maintaining healthy scalp. 1. Prepoo with Olive oil,avocado n Carrot blended  *4x a week Green house effect *2x Co wash and deep conditioning *Garlic and onion  infused hot oilThe oils will be prepared next week as I'm currently on vacation Lol. I'll be using the carrot, avocado and olive oil blend for the green house effect too. My hair is currently very short but as usual, when you treat your hair right, it grows right. By the way, my hair is all natural now. I did a short transition, enough to have hair on my head after trimming off the relaxed ends. That's exactly what I needed to revamp my hair journey without losing length! I'm pretty excited about that. I'm able to comb and part it to style which feels good too. At the end of the day, I've achievedy first goal without havin…

Smart Hair Goals for 2019

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Let me give you the full picture of what I want in 2019.The first goal is to care for my own hair  throughout the year without braids in that period. Since I didn't braid up, I've been doing 3 deep conditioning sessions per week to maintain moisture in the hair.  My hair shrinks a lot and I'm ok with it. The routines will also mean being able to use up all old products too. With such deep conditioning, I'm sure I'll be able to keep my hair well moisturized. Because I don't have any braiding plans, my hair covers will be a great way to protect the hair. One thing I love about hair covers is when your hair is long enough, you can change the position of the cover.I want to have access to my own hair to regrow a few damaged spots at the edges. This means from now till May, I'll be paying attention to the growth and retention. The second goal is to make it to full shoulder length with 3 trims too. For this reason, I'm making sure I take the 30 day beauty sec…

How To Moisturise During Harmattan

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The normal order of liquid, oil and cream or liquid, cream and oil moisturizing routinrle isn't sufficient. Here's one  technique I use and I'm sure you'll find it helpful too.After moisturizing, be sure to cover with a steam or shower cap for 5 minutes. This allows the heat from your body to warm up the products and allow them to sink into the hair faster and better. Since the dry weather can be detrimental to our hair, you need to up your moisture game from 5 to 10!
These are other moisturizing techniques you can explore to help your hair thrive in 2019.

How To Do Overnight Deep Conditioning

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When you are a mom and a career woman like me, spending time at night putting things in order can be the best moment to nourish your hair.Most deep conditioners require 30 minutes under a steam cap and because we can't spare that amount of time in the morning, doing it whilst sleeping can be a better option. Now, most deep conditioners complete their work within 30 minutes to an hour hence the purpose of overnight deep conditioning isn't about the deep conditioner working but rather, you saving time!Here's how I do mine. In the process of taking the night shower, I shampoo the hair and take the shower. I then apply the deep conditioner to the hair. The pwieos between the shampoo and conditioner application allows the hair to dry a bit so that the deep conditioning is done on damp and not wet hair.I cover with the steam cap or shopping bag and follow up with a bonnet. If you share a bed with your partner, be sure they won't mind the smell of the products Lol. Next morni…

Two Hair Growth Vitamins For January

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As the hair keeps getting longer and longer, I keep exploring different ways to make 2019 the most active time in my blogging life.I have 15 days worth of the 30 day beauty secret vitamins and half of the collagen powder. In order to achieve my targeted goal of full shoulder length in 2019, I've been taking the collagen powder again. I'm definitely not moving into biotin anymore so most of my supplements will be collagen and women's hair vitamins. These 2 will get me through the first half of January, 2019 so I'll have a few shopping to do in terms of new vitamins. Fortunately, I have the Neocell collagen with hyaluronic acid arriving hence there won't be a break in what I take. I'll share my 3 hair goals for 2019 tomorrow.

Deep Conditioning Challenge

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Since my hair is growing out of the short phase, the need for more deep conditioning has arisen and the harmattan period just makes it even more prudent. I miss washing long hair Lol. Anyways, I checked the last time I did a good deep conditioning treatment and realized it was zero in the last 4 weeks. By good, I mean leaving the deep conditioner for at least 15 minutes!Now, I didn't shampoo because I wanted more hydration not cleansing since I'd definitely shampoo over the weekend. I used the creme of nature coconut milk conditioner and I must say that I loved the smell! I left the deep conditioner on under the 2 black shopping bags and a scarf. As we prepared for 24th Night service, I had the deep conditioner also working. What forced me to deep condition is the dryness of the North where I'm visiting for the first time in 3 years! I didn't carry anything except hair butters so I had to borrow what my sister had. Looking at the nature of the weather, I'd have to …