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Collagen Type 1 and 3 for Hair Growth

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On my lifestyle blog, beyondlifestyle.blogspot.com, I've shared my 20 days of collagen for my skin.
I do know collagen affects hair growth too hence I'll be on the lookout out for the growth I can get.

I'm taking the msm vitamins but these two together will definitely be an amazing experiment.
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As stated on the package, the body uses collagen and after a while, it gets depleted. By supplementing, I will be boosting collagen production in the body which will certainly trickle down to the hair too.

In the nutshell, I want to see the impact of this non biotin vitamin too just as I did for the msm vitamins.

My 5 Step Skin Care Routine

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I've been chilling with The Ordinary products a lot and it's been amazing delving into skin care over the past few months.

To start, I use an inexpensive face wash from Beauty Formulas and then follow with either Thayers Rose petal toner or Dear Klairs supple predation toner, then, The Ordinary Vitamin c 23% suspension wit HA Spheres 2%.

I allow the vitamin c serum to sink in. I don't follow up with any oil or moisturizer since the squalene oil in it is enough.

That's the routine for night and for day, I use Niacinamide rather than the c serum. The 23% suspension is gritty hence I mix with hyaluronic acid before application and I use it at night since anything else will pill when you use the serum.

During the day, I add a sunscreen and off to do my rounds.
2x a week, I cleanse and use The Ordinary lactic 10% with HA to exfoliate my skin. I cleanse, allow the skin to dry and put a few drops on the skin. I leave it and wash off in the morning.

My skin has been …

30 Day Beauty Secret vitamin

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I'm back on the 30 day beauty secret vitamins rather than taking the biotin because I had very positive results which was very encouraging.

When I initial had a bottle, I couldn't do the 3 times a day as directed but with a bit more time to spare, I'm able to manage it. The other advantage is that the packets will be easy to carry around so I don't have any excuse now.

I'm not looking for hair growth though. I just want some balance in my body after taking only biotin for so long. I don't want to over do the biotin.

If I do get extra growth, which is expected anyway, I'll be able to braid this hair as I wish!
Wish me luck 😀

STEMM Density Stimuli Hair Serum

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I'm not being sponsored by The Deciem, I am just curious to test out their various brands so I've moved from The Ordinary to their hair care lines beginning with STEMM.

The first product I'm using is the density stimuli which is a serum for hair loss. My focus is on the hair line which has been thin and sparse. I want to get it full as I intend to wear cornrows throughout the coming year.

My goal is of ray natural hair to girth 3 inches By December for a braid. From there, the target will be to keep the hair in the cornrow for 2019.

Here's first impressions of the serum. Click on the link to watch.


https://youtu.be/oyhmcKqLoHU

My Hair is Growing and I'm Happy

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I can't tell you how excited I am about the growth I see.

I've been consistent with moisturizing and sealing, been taking the nature's bounty gummies and also using chebe oil and other oils to keep my scalp healthy. Emu oil and aloe vera juice have been amazing for my scalp too.

As my hair grows out, I want to braid by Christmas so I'm paying attention to the health of my hair and scalp.

I will be using up the guava leaves rinse I prepared months ago as well as use rice water.
I notice that the rice water is great for my hair hence I'm going to be diligent with it for the coming weeks and months in order to have the length I need for the braids.

What can I do to boost growth? 😃

I Dyed My Natural Hair To Track Growth

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Well, the plan was to get a purple look but my hair don't take the dye or the dye wasn't working because I didn't bleach it.

Whichever way, I love my hair now and I look forward to a reapplication with Dark and Lovely purple plump or so.




I'll do a wash in a few days time and see how it goes.

My Current Natural Hair Routine for 2018

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There are a lot of things I want to do to get my hair to the length I want by December.
The first is using the Chebe oil to moisturise and seal .

Next, guava leaves to rinse after wash to promote healthy scalp .

Thirdly, I'll be using rice water rinses again to keep the hair strengthened as I hardly use protein treatment.

Also, I'll be back to my ESO scalp oil to promote fast hair growth too.

In addition, I'll take the gummies for the rest of the year since I take my multivitamin too. The biotin is enough for me.

For the wash, I'll be using the Hotfro products for the next 6 months. The shampoo, conditioner, leave in , hair oil and sheamix (contact 0541458372 for one and as well as the Chebe powder too).
For protein treatment, I still have aphogee 2 minutes reconstructor so I'm good in that area.

My moisturizers are the aloe vera and emu oil mix, S curl no drip activator moisturizer and Hawaiian silky 14 in 1 moisturizer.
With over 8 oils in my stash, i have all …

Guess Who Has Natural Hair Again?

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I have a full video so check it out.


When all is said and done, I'm excited to be able to colour my hair purple again in 6 months time without fear of damaging the hair again.

A Trim, A Setback and The Come back

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My hair was doing so well until I noticed the new growth was also affected by the last hair dye and was too fragile. It was a lot to cut off but it's OK. It will grow back.

This has set me back but I have a plan to get it to grow faster. I've been using emu oil daily and it seems my scalp really loves the lightness of the oil. There's no tacky feeling or oiliness mess so I'll keep using it for weeks to come.

The next thing I'm considering is either another bottle of gummies or hairfinity or beautifully bamboo tea or vitamins. Just for 3 months.


I also have castor oil and 2 more growth oils I intend to pay attention to. For now, the emu oil has helped heal my scalp and I want it to work for 3 months or more before I switch. My next touch up is September ending hence I want to boost the growth in any way possible.

I'll give you the final decision by end of the week. Thanks for reading.😉😉

Wash Day At The Salon #4 Protein Deep Conditioning

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Protein deep conditioning is popularly called protein treatment. They are deep conditioners with protein to help strengthen the hair.


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There are 2 types of protein deep conditioners.
The Hard Protein is done once every 6 months and some people use egg for that (stop doing the weekly egg treatment to prevent protein overload which will make your hair hard and cause severe breakage).
These are very strong and are usually in the first five ingredients on the package. Eg keratin.

The medium to light protein deep conditioners usually have protein ingredient in the middle or bottom of the ingredient list. Eg hydrolyzed silk.

The steps .

1. Shampoo the hair and rinse out
2. Apply the hard protein and leave it as directed. Rinse out .
3. Follow with moisture deep conditioner else your hair will feel hard!
4. Rinse out and apply leave in conditioner and roller set .

If you use a medium or light protein, you don't have to use a moisture deep con…

Washing At The Salon #3 Moisture Deep Conditioning

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Deep conditioning also known as steaming in Ghana should be done at least once a month. Here's the sample routine at the salon.

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1. She will shampoo the hair and rinse out .
2. Then , she will apply your moisturizing deep conditioner (Usually doesn't have protein in the first ingredients). This means the steaming cream will provide more moisture.

3. Leave the deep conditioner for the duration stipulated on the package and then rinse out. Most of them require sitting under the dryer for 30 minutes.

4. Allow the hair to cool down and rinse out, apply the leave in conditioner and oil and roller set.

That's it!

Washing At The Salon #2 Tea Rinse

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This wash process has to do with doing a tea rinse and going to the salon.

A tea rinse helps with shedding. Brew your tea(no milk nor sugar) and allow to cool. Now, take it to the salon.

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1. She shampoos the hair and rinse out.

2. She will pour the tea on your hair and leave it for about 5 minutes without washing it out.

3. She will apply the conditioner as the tea is in the hair and leave for 3 minutes .

4. She will rinse out the conditioner

5. She will apply the leave in conditioner, hair oil and setting lotion and roller set the hair .

Are the steps clear enough? Comment below and share this with friends too.

Washing Your Hair At The Salon For Relaxed Hair #1

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This series is to guide those who go to our hair dressers and don't know how to follow the wash steps.

I'll be doing about 10 posts to cover all the diy and other things you try to incorporate at home during your wash. Let's begin with a regular wash.
The boot camp routine.

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1. Let the stylist shampoo your hair using your product or her product. She will rinse out the shampoo.

2. Let her follow with the conditioner and leave it for 3 minutes.
3. She will wash out the conditioner and follow with Leave in Conditioner and setting lotion.
4. She will roller set your hair
5. When the hair is out of the rollers, she will apply your hair growth oil on your scalp and your hair oil on the hair itself. I prefer using the oil on the hair during the setting of the rollers. (It is able to infuse into the hair as it dries).

That's it for the relaxed hair wash.

New Hair Style + New Collagen Supplement

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It's been quite great so far with my hair and I began a new supplement to boost growth as well as enhance my skin.


What I take is the Maxi Collagen powder with biotin  vitamins A and C. (visit shop.ghanaianemprezz.com to get one). I mix it with any beverage I have and the taste is quite pleasant so I drink up easily.
I got some hair extensions done with glue (again) and this time, I was very alert throughout the whole process so I didn't have issues with the application of the glue. The plan is to keep this for the whole of July and then in August, wash the hair and another full weave with the hairline area bonded with glue again to prevent damage from any braiding in that area..
I am sure by the end of the year, I'd have the length I want and that's what I'm working toward achieving.
For my skin care journey  visit beyondlifestyle.wordpress.com where I share tons and tons of my skin care products and routine.
Thanks for reading and catch you in the next few days

Virgin Hair Fertilizer For Fast Hair Growth

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I just had to try the virgin hair fertilizer most of my friends have been raving about..

Here's  a rundown of the product. If you wish to get one  got shop.ghanaianemprezz.com

Hairfinity Is My Hair Growth Booster!

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It's been barely 2 weeks and the thickness and growth from Hairfinity is just what I had hoped for!

This is the second experience with Hairfinity and this time, I was able to check for the effect because I know how my hair felt prior to taking it.

I'll be stocking it in my shop (shop.ghanaianemprezz.com) and I can guarantee that I won't be disappointed at all! I don't mind taking it for the rest of the year but I have the natrol hair skin and nails vitamins as the last one to test.

I can't wait to experience the 3 months of growth with these vitamins. I'm glad my interest in my hair is gradually getting to the point I want.

For oils, I have been using a new hair booster from an awesome lady. I'll review it after 4 weeks so stay tuned! For now, I love the smell, the texture and the packaging! If you want a hair pomade like that, stay tuned for my final review and then we'll judge its impact.