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My Current Natural Hair Routine

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I use the groganics shampoo and conditioner about once a month. For June, I want to be serious with rice water to see how it helps my hair. Yes, I've been natural for a while now and I'm loving my hair. Unfortunately, I don't take pictures like I did before but you'll get to see my length soon. I Ena tti reach a comfortable length before posting pictures. Another product I've been loving is the creme of nature ACV rinse! I recommend this for everyone, especially, relaxed ladies. For naturals, you'll love this when you are in a protective style. My decision to continue with natural hair stems from a bad experience I had with braids again.I love the support I got from my friends when I cut off the damaged hair and allowed it to grow out natural. I'm at a phase in my life where I'm very stable and my decisions come from a place of peace and not necessity. Lastly, I use Jamaican Black Castor Oil every day on my hair and scalp and the Dr. Miracle Temple and …

Cosrx BHA Power Liquid Blackhead Toner Review

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Cosrx is a top brand in the beauty industry and I'm glad I got hold of their salicylic acid based toner, the BHA

Your Diet and Acne Treatment

Can we now agree we all need skin care routine? How about working on our skin from the inside? Let's see what we can do about it.

Mizon Night Seruming Ampoule

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For the most part of this year, I've been getting my Korean Beauty stash together.The first one was getting an essence toner and I got the Pkung Kang one in a mini bottle. Next was the Son & Park Beauty water and then the Mizon.1. Cleansed with dudu osun soap 2. Applied the Son & Park beauty water and allowed to dry for some minutes.3. Applied Pkung Kang essence toner 4. The mizon5. Granactive retinoid 
I noticed a drastic change in the  feel of my skin! It felt extremely hydrated

The Ordinary Glycolic Toning Solution

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I've basically tried lactic acid and Cosrx BHA power liquid as exfoliating products and I did love the results so I've moved on to glycolic toning solution.This is a 7% solution which is considered a high concentration of glycolic acid. Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid like the lactic acid but this penetrates deeper. Here's a video of how I Use it.Click Here to watch

5 Exfoliating Techniques

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Exfoliating dead skin cells can be the best experience or worst ever depending on how you do it. 1. Scrubs: there are some which target  daily use  but I don't think it's necessary. Too much exfoliating will damage your skin barrier. 2. Exfoliating toners /serums/pad: we've talked about alpha hydroxy acid and beta hydroxy acid for exfoliating. Some come in pad forms for easier applications as well as carrying them.3. Spin brush: I use the Vanity Planet brush but  I hardly do that now. I may use it occasionally to  exfoliate and this is best for pregnant women. No chemicals! 4. Wash cloth /Towel5. Facial sponge

Chebe Oil Prepoo Treatment

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I'm finally able to use a lot of my hair products that have been gathering dust since last year.One of them was the Chebe oil from Hotfro. I love the feel and smell of the oil and for the reason that I couldn't use it on my scalp, I had to let it sit in the corner till now. I applied a generous amount of borage seed oil (from The Ordinary) because I refuse to discard it (I can't use it on my face due to the fishy smell). I followed up with the hotfro chebe oil and covered with a deep conditioning cap.At this point in my journey, I'll be using a heating cap again for prepoo and deep conditioning as that will make washing less stressful. I may also begin the overnight prepoo and deep conditioning methods again. The next move was to get to the salon.

The 60 Seconds Skin Care Rule

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The 60 seconds rule regarding washing your face is a great technique that has been used by a lot of skin care addicts. When washing your face, the one trick that can make a lot of difference in your skin is washing for 60 seconds!
Once you apply your facial wash/cleanser/soap, you massage or sweep it around your face for 60 seconds. This allows the cleanser to penetrate the pores and clear the dirt off your skin. All the make up  can also be easily absorbed by your cleansing oil too.
I began doing this technique a few weeks ago and it's definitely helped improve the feel of my skin after cleansing. (check shop.ghanaianemprezz.com for all skin care products)

The Ordinary Niacinamide Review

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I've been using The Ordinary Niacinamide for months now and I still think Niacinamide is one of the best ingredients for our skin.Check my review Here 

Dr. Miracle Temple & Nape Balm Review

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The Dr. Miracle Temple and Nape Balm fom the mid part of December till this March has been the go to product for my edges. After eveere damage from cornrows, I began using this. It's been 3 months and I'm very much impressed with my progress.

How To Use Sun Screens or Sunblocks

Every skin care addict will tell you a sunblock or Sun Protection Factor is a must have even if you wear makeup. Whether in a cleaner,  toner or serum form,  you'll have to be diligent in using any of the chemical exfoliating products in your routine. However, these can make your skin very sensitive to the sun hence the need to protect your skin. 
There are different types of sunblocks. The Sun Protection Factor offer different levels of protection. My favourite blogger, Stephen King has an awesome article about sunscreens and why Physical and Chemical doesn't really show the difference between these two. 


Source: https://kindofstephen.com/physical-vs-chemical-sunscreens-myths/

My Night Time Skin Care Routine with Cosrx

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The Cosrx BHA power liquid toner is my favorite toner after glycolic toning solution.

5 Tips For Chebe Powder Application

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1. Clean your hair 
2. Ask for the directions 
3. Stick to the directions 4. Don't mix and match products with it 5. Don't apply on your scalp

The Ordinary Marine Hyaluronics Review

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4 Tips For Growing Natural Hair in Ghana

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1. Focus on moisture  productsThe weather here is very dry and your hair needs all the moisture it can get. Your shampoo should infuse moisture into the hair. Pre shampoo treatment aka pre poo with light oils prevent your shampoo from stripping your hair. The deep conditioning process should also boost moisture in your hair. Kindly put that eye treatment somewhere and pay attention to moisture products. The simple test is to read the ingredients and see where the protein is. Anywhere at the top 5 ingredients is a likely hard protein and further down, you get medium and light protein. The light ones are better since your hair needs list bit of boosting once in a while. Your moisturizer should be moisture based and I've found alternating between creamy and liquid moisturizers is  very helpful. 2. Hair type helps: Simple Google to know your hair to guide you select suitable products for your hair. 
3. Read about your hair: After you identify your hair type, read about. Find bloggers a…