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Wash Day(Creme of Nature Plex Bond Mender)

There is a lot to share about my wash days at the moment so let's get into it.
First, I'm at neck length again (for the last time!).
My target is armpit in 2021, God willing. 
OK, I've touched up about 3 times this year. The last one was about 2 weeks ago! The next one is at the end of December.  As for washing, I did salon wash from July to early October because I couldn't air dry in a bun, roller sets were the go-to. Currently, I can wear a small ponytail and that's been helpful in my own washing. I'll definitely to for a salon touch up, but for the wash, I'd be doing my own thing these days.  What's new?  For my last wash, I tried new products!  1. Pre shampoo: Creme of Nature Plex Bond Mender. I left it in for 10 minutes and then shampooed the hair.  2. I used the new Cantu TXTR (pronounced texture) oil shampoo - it felt amazing! 

3. After rinsing out the shampoo, I followed with curly Chic Rice Water Remedy and left it for 5 minutes (it can be left for 20 m…

How To Know If Your Hair Products Are Working?

There are no fast and easy ways to reach your hair goals though there some few things you can do to enhance length retention.

After getting the products, the next step is being able to use them to nourish your hair natural or relaxed hair.
The challenge usually comes when you can't figure out if a product is working or not. Here are a few guidelines to help :
The outcome of your wash day should be such that you hair is soft and manageable. That's the key to a successful wash day! If you are able to style it without difficulties, you are certainly doing something right. How do we get that outcome though?
How does your hair feel after using your shampoo? Is it dry? Is it moisturized? Does it tangle up? Does it really clean the scalp and hair? Are you able to comb after rinsing the shampoo? If you end up with soft and clean hair, then the shampoo is OK. If you have tangles and dryness, follow immediately with conditioner or deep conditioner. When you do, does the hair become easier t…

Why Your Hair Might Still Be Breaking

When hair keeps breaking, we usually assume it's lack of moisture or lack of protein. I've seen cases where you'd do all the right things and still experience breakage. These factors may explain the cause of your breakage:

1. The hair style choice might be adding a lot of weigh or strain on your strands. After take down, this may weaken the hair and cause breakage. Elaborate hair styles tend to also cause more damage as you try to take it down. Even the way your cornrows underneath your wigs are done  may be the cause of the breakage! 
2. Not trimming: Once you set out to get healthy hair, you have to get rid of the damaged hair as soon as possible. Old, damaged hair tends to tangle up a lot causing breakage. No amount of products will restore it hence better cut it off and have healthy hair to work with.
3. Too much moisturizer can cause the hair to be fragile. Although you have to moisturise the hair as often as you can, the quantity of moisturiser shouldn't make the ha…

How To Do A Corrective Relaxer

What is a corrective relaxer?Usually, when you don't get the desired texture at the end of a relaxer process, you may consider 'correcting' the under processed hair in order to have an even texture all through the hair.
1. It balances the under processed hair with the already relaxed hair. You are able to get the texture you wanted. 2. It limits breakage from handling multiple textures. It's recommended you wait 6 weeks after the relaxer process to get a corrective relaxer done. The new growth will make it easier to apply the relaxer.You begin with the new growth and then pull the relaxer through the under processed parts before washing off. Personally, I prefer managing the textures until the next relaxer is due then I do both corrective and regular relaxer at the same time. Be sure to deep condition your hair often if you plan to wait till your next relaxer appointment.

Moisture Training Your Hair

This is a technique I've been trying to get my clients to follow for the first 6 weeks of the hair growth.Basically, when you have extremely damaged hair, you need to focus on repairing and restoring before you focus on length. In the process of repairing, you are certainly paying attention to length retention with all the treatments and styling you do.  How do you moisture train your hair?First, be sure to moisturise and seal every single day! Dry and brittle hair requires constant moisture and over time, you'll notice drastic changes in the hair.Secondly, use a moisture based deep conditioner as often as 2 times a month or weekly for the first few months you start. This will boost the moisture levels and also speed up the repair process. Thirdly, trim off all damaged ends. This makes styling easier and maintaining the health of the hair, a priority.Another technique to boost moisture in the hair is the daily mist. Daily misting acts a s buffer during the day thereby ensuring…

Advice For Beginning Your Hair Journey

The excitement that you feel when you get to understand growing long hair is possible can cause you to create more harm than good for your hair.

Read and Read  I can't reiterate this enough! Ive observed that 90% of ladies either skip information or simply don't read beyond two or three lines of any article. They want to experience length but don't want the sweat that comes with it. A simple cursory look at the first or last paragraph of an article doesn't mean you've mastered a particular topic or technique. The end result is a partially successful implementation of that knowledge. At the end, frustration sets in when you don't seem to make a headway.
Know what you read  There are a thousand and one people writing and sharing what they think is right for your hair. These are well intended but is it what you need? Must you do all the 10 wash steps to achieve results? Does your hair need that particular protein treatment you've read about? Does it matter if you …

How To Manage Your New Growth

To successfully stretch your relaxer, one of the major hurdles to overcome is keeping the new growth soft and manageable.

To prevent dryness, focus the deep conditioner on the new growth during your wash. This is the time to include protein based deep conditioning treatments in your journey. Using protein helps to strengthen the hair and the line of demarcation too. Don't use protein products too often, once a month is OK.

Another technique is to moisturize the line of demarcation as often as possible to prevent breakage. The new growth will be thicker than the relaxed parts hence the point where they meet (demarcation point) too is very fragile and can break off easily. Moisturising with a focus on that part stops dryness. This is the time to use your hair mist before the moisturizer. In addition, using heavy butters to seal also help if the weather is dry. 
Lastly, be very gentle when styling your hair to limit stressing the hair as well as causing breakage. Know when to end your s…

How To Transition From Damaged Hair To Healthy Hair

This write up on how to transition your hair  will be in two parts to cover natural hair and relaxed hair.
Find the problem 
First, identify and acknowledge your own actions and inactions in damaging your hair. We tend to shift blame on the hair dressers but if you are armed with knowledge about hair care, your guidance will facilitate the process of caring for your hair at the salon or home. What have you failed to add or take out of your regimen?
Your hair is unique  In addition, you ought to understand your hair is unique and should be treated as such. You can't determine your growth rate until you track your growth. Seeing someone hit her goals in weeks doesn't translate into you achieving the same thing. Your diet, environment and even hair tools can influence your length retention. Accept what your hair can and cannot do, you'll be in better frame of mind to work on it  Quality products Be prepared to break the bank when you begin your journey. I'm not referring to how…

How To Avoid Spilt Ends

Length retention isn't as easy as it seems and spilt ends even make it harder!

The key to spilt ends is trimming off dead ends as early as possible! Regular trims translates into getting rid of old hair that may have the splits. Early trimming prevents the split from getting further down towards the root. 

In addition, you need to keep your ends off your shoulders if you are at that length. Friction from the rub can damage the ends!
Lastly, start treating your hair right even when it's short. That minimizes damage as the hair gets longer and that would mean being able to hold on to the ends for a bit longer rather than having to cut off the hair all the time.
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How To Retain Length In 12 Weeks

This is going to be a simple breakdown of 5 things you can do each week to retain length.

Tip 1  Aim for a low manipulation style. I'm not all about extentions and low term protective styles if your hair is past shoulder length. It allows to you deal with your hair at least once week to give it better treatment. For naturals, you may not need to wash weekly but bi monthly wash will do your hair more good. 

Tip 2  Consider hair mists to keep the exposed parts of your hair moisturized. When I wear buns, the exposed hair gets drier whilst the rest of the hair stays soft. Using a hair mist will compensate for the moisture loss. 
Tip 3 Deep condition your hair. You can do the double step - protein deep conditioning, followed by moisture deep conditioning. 
Tip 4
Pay attention to the ends. Prwbent breakage at the ends of the hair. This part is fragile for the reason that it's the oldest part of the hair hence has experienced more exposure.

Tip 5 Protect your hair at night. Using bon…

Facial Products You Can Use In Your Hair

It may seem counterproductive when using products meant for skin in your hair but you'll be amazed at how beneficial the products are for your hair whether natural hair or relaxed hair.

1. Oils Most oils used on face are equally effective for hair treatment. For example, jojoba oil, Argan oil and vitamin E oil at egreag for those with dry scalp as well as dry hair.
2. Facial toners and Moats  Rose water: This is best known as a facial toner but it's a great mist for hydrating your hair too. Facial mists usually contain about 70% distilled water and other hydrating ingredients that can be safely used in the hair as moisturizers too. Aloe vera is a great plant that can used too. 
3. Serums like hyaluronic acid and snow mushroom function like glycerin; they are humectants. They draw moisture into your hair! Be sure to spritz your hair lightly with water first before using them
4. African black soap can serve as a face wash and a shampoo! This multipurpose soap is a lifesaver when trave…

10 Relaxer Stretch Tips

Getting that long and healthy relaxed hair requires planning and journnaling your regimen. Relaxed hair thrives on a lot of practices that require time hence you need to determine what will work for you.

1. Plan the hair style you will be wearing to minimize manipulation and make wash days less stressful. 
2. Plan the products you'll need such that they are protein and moisture balanced. You'll need to prepare your products down to help you reach out for them when you need them. Don't wait till you are struggling before you go searching. 
3. Keep your hair moisturized even if you braid or weave it up. When strwtving your relaxer, breakage is the last thing you need. 
4. Cut down on weekly wash and stretch the washing to once every 2 weeks in order to prevent tangles and knots if possible. Less manipulation, less frustration. 
5. Do more green house effect to keep the new growth soft and manageable. 
6. Work in sections from washing to styling to limit tangles and knots. 
7. Do mo…

10 Hair Tips For Lockdown

No one wants to suffer from dry, brittle and dull hair whilst in Lockdown so what can you do to protect your tresses?

I've put together a short video on hso to keep your thriving even in Lockdown 
10 hair tips for Lockdown 


The year is definitely not how we want it to be but we have to make do with what we have when it comes to hair care. 

To begin the wash, I diluted apple cider vinegar with water and drenched the hair with it.  I covered with a shower cap for close to 30 minutes. I needed my scalp to really get the detox. 
To cleanse, I use groganics deep freeze shampoo and conditioner to detox the follicles and stimulate it too. 

To hydrate the hair, I just applied The Ordinary multipeptide hair serum to the scalp and let the hair dry. 

As simple as the wash is, the nest wash will be more involving as I have to deep condition. The Silicone Mix is an amazing deep conditioner; my hair loves it and it's a must have for me now. 

I'm currently a few days post relaxer hence washing is a breeze. The next relaxer is scheduled for 21st July, about 10 weeks stretch. After the next wash, I'll be visiting the salon for straw set again. I don't intend to mess with my hair therfore but the straw sets will …

4 Ways To Moisturise Your Hair

There are several options available for moisturizing and sealing your hair. You'll need to try them and find what works for you. 
Method 1:Using your leave in conditioner (Especially if it is creamy or lotion). Apply to the hair and follow with an oil. Do this daily if you have to in order to keep the moisture in the hair. 

Method 2: Using a hair moisturizer. If you are using Ors hairepair, S curl no drip moisturizer or the Hawaiian silky 14 in 1 moisturizer, you can spray it first and follow with the oil.

Method 3: Use a very light leave in conditioner like the Creme of Nature Argan leave in conditioner  or hotfro leave in conditioner first, follow with your oil or butter and then follow with a creamy moisturizer like the Ors hairepair moisturizer or a styling creme. That's the L. O. C method. 
Method 4: You'll use the light leave in conditioner or water, apply the Ors creamy moisturizer or hawaiian silky moisturizer and then your hair oil or butter. This is the L. C. O metho…