Showing posts from 2012

How to curl your hair using a Bohemian headband

Now, I guess you recall the "Bohemian Hair style'. How about creating some curls with your own Bohemian headband. Watch tradesecretsCA!

An Updo For The Week

One of my favourite youtube ladies, NotoriousLYNappy1, is back with gorgeous styles. Here's one...

Relaxer Update (4): Last Relaxer For 2012

Alright! The deed has been done-I relaxed yesterday, 12 weeks after my last relaxer. It’s been a joyful as well as frustrating journey.
The joy was in knowing that I was doing the right thing for my hair by stretching my relaxer. It’s made the hair thicker and bouncier, soft and silky. The fullness got my hair dresser excited and another client said she wouldn’t fix a weave if her hair was like that. I don’t bother discussing hair with people anymore because most often, they wouldn’t believe or take what you say. My hair dresser stretches for six months so she’s not surprised that I also stretch.

Faux Side Bang and Ponytail

Hi Divas,
I've been wearing my hair in twists for the past two weeks. This week,I will be wearing it in this style-Faux Side Bang and Ponytail.
I wore it on Sunday to church and I loved the look.

MVP Nourishing Leave-In And Styling Lotion Review

After using my liquid leave-in conditioner, I knew a creamy leave-in will be the best option for me. I went over to a cosmetic shop and requested for the leave-ins they had and as I held each one, the MVP stood out as the creamy one.
Full name: Most Valuable Product Nourishing Leave-In And Styling Lotion
What it says: Uniquely formulated to tighten and add resilience to the hair shaft while conditioning the internal part of the hair. Hair feels alive and healthy allowing for style freedom.

400 Years Without a Comb

--> On the journey of  discovery for more insight  into the hisory of African/Black Hair.I discovered a video called 400 Years Witout a Comb- The Inferior Seed by Willie Morrow, author of 400 Years Without A Comb. I must say that the acting is bit bad and the video quality is not soo great (its very old).However, the information in the entire set of  6 videos is very informative and insightful.

Relaxed And Natural Hair Pyramid

It's feels so good to be alive on this beautiful 12-12-12! Thank God we have witnessed the last calendar combination of this century! On to the biz of the day.
I have been reading about this hair pyramid and fortunately, I got to see the pyramid in the course of reading a post by a member of hairlista. I had to share it with you, ladies (and possibly gentlemen)! These pyramids serve as a guide to achieving a balance in the hair care process. 

My Merry Light Weave Review

This is a video I did on a weave I fixed with MerryLight Hair.

How To: Saran Wrap Natural Or Relaxed Hair

The saran wrap is used to achieve a straighter, smoother hair . The lovely prettywitty77jenichris23 and kinksNcurlsLc1 show us how to do it. This is something I'll be venturing into when I can get my hair into a wrap.


2013 Hair Care: Regimen And Products

In order to succeed in the coming year, I have put some measures in place. You may think your mother is the best cook until another mother's cooking. The same applies to hair products; you'll never know how others work until you test them. For all you know, they would work better for you. Therefore, even though some products and regimen worked well for me this year, I'll venture into new ones (See post on 2012 In Review: Hair Care Products for products I won't use again and those I'll be keeping). For now, these are the things I’d love to do. 
Protective style with my own hair. I have to learn how to cornrow this year. Seriously!Pre-poo before every wash whether overnight or with hooded dryer. When I get the dryer, I’ll pre-poo with it and do the overnight deep conditioning.

2012 In Review: Hair Care Regimen

Wash Days
In the quest for what works for my hair, my regimen has changed probably on a weekly basis. I have worked with:

2012 In Review: Hair Care Products

All glory and honour be unto the Most High God, his only begotten Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost, our comforter for the opportunity to experience the end of year. I thank the Lord for your lives as well and for all the support you've given us.

I have tried what I consider "a few products"lol. Let me start with
Mane n’ Tail deep moisturizing shampoo(out)won't repurchase

The Ugly Truth About Hair Care

Nothing is perfect in life and so is a hair journey. I love this video by shlinda1. Let me know what you think.


21 Questions: Hair Tag

-->The lovely Kim Fancy of has tagged me to answer these interesting questions about my hair. Enjoy it!
Why did you start taking better care of your hair? I was tired of the limp, constantly short hair.What are your 2 favorite hair products? Coconut oil and Organic Root Stimulator Replenishing conditioner.Who's hair did you admire as a child? “Rudy”(Keshia Knight Pulliam) of Cosby show.

Wash Day With Coconut Cream Deep Conditioner

Ok, I know this update is late but I still want to fulfill my promise of showing you my results from using the coconut deep conditioner. Alright, let’s get to business!
I used banana and the coconut cream I got as a Christmas gift last year-I didn’twant it to go waste since it’s been almost seen a year on the shelf. I checked the expiring date to be sure I was using a good stuff.

Coconut Cream Deep Conditioner

Its time for some creativity!. If you have some coconut cream/milk siting around somewhere, then grap it for your deep conditioning.  Check out the recipes and be sure I'll give you an update on how it worked for me.


This week, I reminded a lot of people of their grand-mothers and mothers during the 70's.
Apparently because I decided to wear my Afro. I went "old school" without even realising it.
And people just stared at me as if I was ........, I don't even know what word to use.

How To: Start Your Locks

When it comes to natural hair,  it's not everyone who wishes to be a loose natural. However, often times, you don't know where to start and how to start the loc journey. You have to know the type of locs you want, how it is installed, how to care for it as well as maintaining it. These tips should guide you: pecadora99


Product Review: Queen Helene Cholesterol Hair Conditioning Cream

I have been using this product for months and I think it's time to share my experience with you. A good number of ladies have raved about how effective this product is and in my quest to find a moisturizing deep conditioner, I chose to give it a try.
Price:Ghs10.00,  Madina market (Also available in most cosmetic shops)

How To Wash Your Own Hair: Roller Setting Techniques

It's the last part of the series on how to wash your own hair. If you don't want to air dry or not a fan of air drying, you can do your own roller sets. Yes, it's possible to put in rollers all by yourself! mskibibi


How To Wash Your Own Hair: Air Drying Techniques

This is second part of the series on how to wash your own hair. After washing the hair, you can choose to allow the hair to air dry; that is, without the use of hooded dryer or blow dryer. Four methods are illustrated in the videos below.
Scarf method by HairliciousInc


Hey Divas!!!,

Today is Free Fro Day!!!
It's been a loooonnnnggg time since I wore my fro to work.

R.Q.A: How Do I Wash My Own Hair?

It's R.Q.A time (Reader Question and Answer).
My ladies on facebook have asked me how I'm able to wash my own hair. To make it easier, I've decided to do a three part series on the whole concept of washing your own hair. This one will discuss what is required and how to do the wash, the second will be on drying techniques and the last will be on styling techniques.

Be Inspired: African Hair Bloggers

I follow a lot of hair blogs and in the process, I've come across ladies who have and are still making an impact in hair care in Africa. For these ladies, healthy hair is not limited to those in the diaspora; it is a world wide phenomena and extends to this part of the world. These are the few I know; if you know of any other, kindly drop it in the comment box. In no particular order:

Dabs of www.naijahaircangrow.blogspot.comOmozo of of of www.thesizzlingmommy.comNatmane of deepbrownkinks.blogspot.comTendayi of

Tutorial| Goddess Side Braid

I can't wait to have enough length to try this style by Dessy Gt

Hair Length Chart


Why We Can All Have At Least Bra Strap Length Hair

--> I know what you are thinking-for the where? You mean a Ghanaian woman grow her hair to that length? You don't know what you are talking about. Stop dreaming! How is that possible?

Don't worry,  after you head over to, you'll believe it!

Growing The Edges With Daktarin: Week One Update

Maraba (Welcome)

I promised to post updates on the edges and here we are a week later! My god daughter and I were chatting when she suddenly remarked that my edges had a circle like look. I didn't believe her until she took a shot. Alright, I know I mixed the daktarin with glovers mane, which also contains sulphur and when you use the miconazole, you have to give it at least 2 weeks to work but this result has left me in totally awe! Before                                                                      After God willing next week, I'll give you another update. Emprezz

Natural Hair and Religion in Ghana

--> Many times have I been approached by people who often ask me if I am Seven Day Adventist or if I belong to Deeper Life(These are both churches that require members to have natural hair). And honestly, I used to get very upset because I don't understand why people just assume that because I had natural hair, it had to be re-inforced by a faith.

Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against people of such faiths or people who make such comments. I've gotten to understand that most people in Ghana who were natural back in the day were Adventist and "Deeper Lifers" so its a natural tendency for people to assume so.

But honestly for me,going natural is a choice that one has to make because one chooses to and not because my church says so. Because after all,what happens after you no longer belong to the faith?

Have you had any such experiences?

Fill me in !!!

How To: Havanna Twists!

Remember the crotchet braids style? This type of twist also uses the same method except you twist the hair after crotcheting. Watch how it is done by  TashaMylee

That's that... I Don't Like

This fantabulous idea of a blog post on "That's that ish I don't like" was suggested by Kelly of (A member of the fantastic world of inspiring female bloggers-BLMGirls -Bloggers Like Me.

Let's roll
I hate it when people assume am not a Ghanaian because I blog about my hair care. The fact that we don't have hair bloggers in Ghana featured on international sites doesn't mean we don't have one; AfroDiva and I are here.

Green House Effect Challenge

Recall the post on green house effect and baggying? Ok, our lovely Dr.Fomsky of has organized a challenge using the green house effect to nurture our hair. Yours truly is joining the challenge  for the rest of the year. If you wish to participate, simply click Official Greenhouse Challenge. I'll also be posting my own comparisons as the challenge progresses.

I'll see you there!

Dark And Lovely Ultra-Cholesterol Conditioning Mask Review

Most often, I use a deep conditioner that needs to be left on for more than 15 minutes and requires heat to work. However, I needed an alternative deep conditioner that I can fall on when am tied up and won't require time and heat in order to work. I was browsing through the product arsenal of The Game shop when I came across the Dark and Lovely Ultra-cholesterol conditioning mask 500ml by Softsheen Carson and decided to purchase it.
Price: Ghs10.00

Wash Day: Two Heads Of Relaxed Hair

-->  Be forewarned that today's post is a bit lengthy. When I gathered my arsenal to crack down on my hair for a wash, Nyira decided to attempt her first wash. Funny enough, she had started reading about deep conditioning on Tonkabelle's site. Nyira is fascinated with the success of the ladies on the various hair blogs she visited and wasn't going to take a "no" for an answer.This is what she did:
Pre-pooed with sheabutterWet her hair in the bathroom. She's had braids for a couple of weeks and needed to thoroughly clean and condition her hair. We used BO-16 shampoo, which contains  a milder sulfate. She, then, applied Dark and lovely Ultra cholesterol for 7 minutes. She was pleased with how her hair felt so soft and kept massaging the hair from time to time as the product worked.

Wig Techniques

For the rest of this year, most ladies will resort to wigs to avoid the breakage that comes  with the harmattan. However, wigging has its own techniques that can help you achieve your goal. Here are a few tips to help you wig up!
Dip the wig combs in oil to help keep the friction of the combs off your hair.You can also take  the combs out completely and use large bobby pins to hold the wig in place to prevent snagging.

Growing The Edges With Miconazole/Daktarin

Yep! I posted this on our facebook page this afternoon and decided to share it with you. The one I bought is the foot cream; not the vaginal one. It contains miconazole nitrate 20mg per 1.

Oils In Ghana: Rapeseed Oil

--> As more Ghanaian ladies are becoming aware of the herbs we have at our disposal, I've decided to add a series on oils to show case what we also have in order to achieve healthy hair over here. I'll start off with rapeseed oil also known as Canola oil. Canola oil  comes from a rapeseed plant. Rapeseed belongs to the mustard family (remember mustard in the bible?). 

It helps to repair damaged cells in the hair shaft and protects the hair from spilt ends.

My Two Year Natural Anniversary-Journey of Self-Love

--> Yay!!!
Its my 2 year Anniversary!!!
I cut my hair somewhere in October/November 2009 at the University of Ghana in level 300.
It's been an amzing experience since. It's been a journey of Self Love, Identity,Self Acceptance and so much more.

Wash Day: Lazy Deep Conditioning

Instead of co-washing yesterday, I opted for deep conditioning but I was too lazy to go through most of the processes. Having been co-washing almost everyday, I  didn't co-wash because I felt the hair was clean enough for deep conditioning (my opinion).

Do You Know Why Your Relaxed Hair Is Breaking?

--> Once upon a time, I didn't know why my hair never got past my collar bone. Then, I took matters into my own hands when I couldn't take the nonsense unwarranted breakage I was always experiencing. Fortunately for us , Dr.Fomsky's series on why your relaxed just won't stop breaking  has come to solve this problem for you. She discusses the levels of breakage, how to curb it using deep conditioners, hair care practices that contribute to breakage and how to curb this problem.

Hair Products I Want To Try

By chance, I went to the mall during the week. In the process, I found the following products in shoprite and a shop adjacent to shoprite as well as The Game :
Affirm Conditioning Creme Relaxer with Protecto (STEP 2)Affirm Moisture Plus Conditioning Relaxer with Protecto for Dry Hair & Sensitive Scalp Formula (STEP 2)

Weave Failure: Not My Fault

Well, this isn't new for those who interact with us on facebook. If you've also noticed, the current protective style widget is gone but not forever. I failed and as much as I want to blame myself, I won't do so; I'd rather blame the weather.  I hate this HOT weather!

The History of Black /African Hair(It's not just Hair)

In my endeavour to discover and find out the history of African Hair, I found this video by Onxlsis.
She talks of the significance of African hair, which dates back to many centuries and its linkage to African spiritually and ethnic identity. She explains that Africans in Sub-saharan Africa embodied hair in their various rites of passage, in the intricate designs and pattrens found on wooden crafts, in caves etc.


One of my favorite past times is travelling in and around Ghana, discovering the larger universe for myself. And this weekend thanks to our Muslim brothers, we had a public holiday on Friday. I took the opportunity to visit my best friend who had been posted to Cape Coast for her national service. I boarded a Ford bus from Kaneshie which cost 9 cedis because it is more comfortable and faster than the Metro Mass and Yutong buses which were 4.50   pesewas and 7 cedis respectively. It takes approximately 2 hours to Cape Coast from Accra without traffic.

How I Washed My Weave!

It's been two weeks since I got the weave installed and I felt it was time to give my scalp some treatments. I'd wanted to go the salon to get it done but I'll do that during the x'mas period so I can have it flat ironed and cut into a bob for the festive seasons.
I tilted the hair backwards so the washing was done that way. I wet the hair, applied the shampoo and rinsed.

Salon Review: Total Trans4mation Beauty Palour

If there's something I've learnt about salons in Ghana, you can only be safe when you already know what you want, you can't rely on the hair stylist to do what is best for your hair. However, when I discovered Mrs Emelia Demor-Grunitzky of total trans4mation beauty palour, I knew I was in for a good time.  I found her salon when I was searching for a place to get my acrylic nails done. I,actually, saw a signboard advertising a salon and decided to follow the arrow direction.

Twist Out on A Rainy Day!!!

So, I bought a wig on Sunday because of the dust being caused by the road construction in my hood (I live in th capital city Accra,but I dont have tarred roads leading to where I live). This is a Tutorial I did about the wig.

How To: Curl Using Gel

As far as my hair journey is concerned, my hair has NEVER been this healthy and because I love it now, I venture out into hair styles that I haven't bothered to do. I bought some gel to slick down my edges. Then, I thought of using it as a hold for twists in order to have some curls. I got this idea from my previous attempts without using a gel for hold where the curls lasted for only a few hours. This time, I knew it could take me through a whole week but I had to wash the hair. Ok, let's move on to how to create yours.

Hair Confessions!!

It's been one year and four months since I embarked on this hair journey and I must tell you, it's been full of ups, downs, surprises, joy and unpredictable results.  Let me open up some hidden thoughts.

I am not a product junkie not because I can control myself but due to several reasons. I always read everything into details before I take a step.

Learn The Correct Terms:)

Just an observation I have made from the comments and questions from my fb pals. Because we are accustomed to these terms, sometimes, it becomes a bit tedious understanding what I mean. These are the answers to the questions you asked.
The hair dresser calls it steaming= it is deep conditioning.*thonging = it is  flat ironing*steaming cream=it is deep conditioner*small comb=it is rat tail comb*smooth rollers= it is magnetic rollers :)

I'll try to indicate the local terms within the post if I use something different.



So I one of my best friends asked me if I had heard the Uncle Obama song and I finally heard it this weekend and I was like OMG!!! In the video Sister Deborah goes to the market and saw a guy selling banana and asked if she could buy for her monkey and it goes on on and on...

Do You Shampoo After Or Before Deep Conditioning?

There's been a debate over whether it's advisable to dc before or after shampoo. Well, JC of has written a beautiful piece about this. If am not mistaken, she wrote a similar article years ago and it sparked the debate. Well, the lastest post discusses what to do if you want to shampoo before deep conditioning and if you want to shampoo after deep conditioning.


Heating Deep Conditioners To Enhance Effectiveness

So, this is what I've learnt from JC of TheNaturalHavenBloom-that you can heat your conditioner ie deep conditioner. 
She recommends the water bath method. To do this, take a glass container or a heat resistant plastic container. Put the conditioner you are going to use into it. Never heat up the whole conditioner bottle since you will affect the preservatives.

Cleansing For The new Year

After reading a post on New beginnings for the upcoming year from Nadege of RelaxedHairHealth, I realised I'd already started making way for the new year though I'd not written them down.

A week ago, I decided to cleanse my wardrobe of any unused clothing-from dresses, shorts to blouses, pairs of jeans trousers. I started off with what I wear out-those dresses which couldn't fit anymore mostly and  I've had them for ages! I, then, moved to those I wear to church and honestly, there were some I've had since 2008 and further than that; yeah, I know it's been a long time!


My Dear Future Husband, Because of you, my plans for this Saturday have been disrupted. I wanted to go to work in the morning, meet up my girlfriends at the mall in the afternoon, and catch a movie with my best friend in the evening and head back home before my parents lock the gate at 8:30 pm.Unfortunately for me, I am spending the day in the kitchen learning how to prepare your favorite meals (palm nut soup and its counterparts).

Heat Free Curls On Weave

If you follow us on facebook, you already I said am trying a flexi set on the weave. I sprayed some water mixed with glycerin and then did the set. I covered with a shower cap as that had a firmer hold and went to bed.  No blow dryer, hooded dryer, curling wand or straightener! I Loveeeeeeeee how it turned out and I'm gonna create the same style during the week for a wedding. 

Am going to continue experimenting with this hair till it comes out! Have a blessed week. Emprezz

How to - Fake Twisted Hair Bun and Side Bang On Natural Hair


Sew-In With Invisible Part Reveal

At last, am back home and back to my laptop and camera so I can now reveal my new protective style for the rest of the year- a sew-in with invisible part!

Ok, let me explain that the sew-in (a.k.a weave-on) was done by hair dresser C. I used two 14 inch hair- the first time I've used a long piece. I think the weave is hiluxury? One cost 29gh (15$). She then did the invisible part. Instead of sewing along the parts, which is the usual closure method, she used a glue to place pieces of the weave along the part. Enjoy these snap shots!

Can Chemical Relaxer Stretching Damage Your Hair?

By Audrey Sivasothy
Chemical relaxer stretching is often promoted as the key to any healthy hair regimen that involves the regular use of chemicals. Unfortunately for some, stretching chemical relaxers can become a hair breakage nightmare. If stretching is executed incorrectly, or with techniques that just don't suit the stretcher's hair, hair breakage problems can crop up during a relaxer stretch and end up damaging the hair more than helping it. Read on to learn more about what causes hair breakage and hair loss during relaxer stretching and what you can do to prevent the downfalls of stretching!
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My Four Hair Dressers

Now, why do I have four hair dressers?

1. Hair dresser A- She's just about 5 minutes away from my house so for proximity sake, I go to her when am in real need of a quick fix. Her salon is not what you might expect but what I love about her is her quest to learn more and also listening to what I ask of her. So far, she's done on touch-up plus two braids-one of the braiding went baddddddd!

Wash Day

For this weekend, I started the wash process on Thursday and ended on Friday afternoon.

I pre-pooed by covering the entire head with the oils and covered with plastic bag + shower cap -sort of hot oil treatment for two hours. The hair was dripping wet when I took the cap off (this hot weather). I applied Dark n Lovely Ultra-Cholesterol conditioning mask for 7 minutes, rinsed it out, applied Optimum stay strong conditioner, rinsed and did a black tea rinse. I went to bed after applying Queen Helen cholesterol (remember I do this whilst taking my bath lol).


She’s amazing, she’s beautiful, she’s talented and she’s natural!!!! She’s Lydia Forson. For those who don’t know here this is a short biography about her. Born in Mankessim,Ghana, Lydia Forson received her early life education at Wilmore Elementary school in Kentucky, US. At the age of nine, she relocated from the United States to Ghana where she continued her formative education at Akosombo International School. She also attended St. Louis Secondary School in Kumasiwhere she completed her senior secondary school.

No More Shampoo!

Except when I want to clarify, which will be once a month.

I've unconsciously taken mental notes of my hair after each wash day, co-wash day and when doing only deep conditioning on wet hair. A few days ago, I informed you of my unfortunate incident with hair spray and how I had to use a shampoo, three time, to get rid of the spray.

How To: Use Water In Hair Care

For so many years, I believed water was my hair's number one enemy be it natural or relaxed. This mentality was mostly derived from what hair dressers said:

Dirty hair increases hair growthWashing freshly relaxed hair will cause it to revert These were the popular ideas and they definitely got into my head. Now, I've come know that water is an integral part of my healthy hair journey and I want to share with you, how I've incorporated this essential commodity into my regimen.

How To: Trim Your Own Hair

To solve the problem of scissor-happy stylist, why not practice how to do it yourself? The first video is done on unstraightened hair whilst the second, is on straight hair. Enjoy it Naptural85

My German Hair Experience

Divas,am s0 sorry I  haven't been blogging of  late. I was away  in Germany doing a summer programe and  forgot my camera cable. Because I hate blogging wthout pictures, I decided to wait till I came home to write any posts.You can't imagine how I missed you guys soo much .Am back  now and will be sharng with you some of my experiences; both hair related  and non-hair related.

My German Hair Experience

So, before going for my trip,I decided I didn't want to carry all my hair products along and  with all the luggage restrictions about liquids and stuff, I just decided to get braids to save me all the trouble.

Hair Spray?

In the Relaxed and Trimmed post, I stated that I rinsed the hair with the ACV diluted in water in order to rid the hair of the crunchiness from the mousse used. I was wrong!

Since the rinsing was done in the evening, I went to bed with wet hair so I couldn't tell if the rinsing was effective. Next morning, I couldn't get a wide tooth comb through the hair! I needed to style the hair for an important meeting yet I couldn't do anything to it. I dressed up and went to the stylist. When she saw the hair, she asked if I'd applied water to it. I responded in the affirmative and told her the hair was too hard and crunchy. Then, she said," it is the hair spray". Hair spray?

Relaxer Update (3): Relaxed And Trimmed

I am three days short of eight weeks post relaxer but I did relax today. I said I was doing it at 8 weeks but didn't explain why. After the last touch up, had severely under processed hair; I didn't talk about it because there was nothing to be done at that time. Instead of a corrective relaxer, I did the 8 weeks since I had enough growth for the relaxer. I applied some oils to the relaxed parts yesterday as well as in this morning (I did a protein treatment a week earlier). This time, I went to my regular and favourite hair dresser; she was available.

Prepare For Harmattan

Now, it is this time that you find the rush for braids and weaves hoping to avoid breakage. The Harmattan is a dry and dusty West African trade wind. It blows south from the Sahara into the Gulf of Guinea between the end of November and the middle of March (winter). The temperatures can be as low as 3 degrees Celsius.( I lived in the Northern Region for a long period and I can boldy say that this season can bring out the worst in you; cracked lips, feet, bleeding nose, etc. The season also comes with dusty weather. Looking at the duration, it's safer to plan ahead of time. Here are few guidelines for the season:

How To: Create Your Own Hair Accessories

It is my lastest project and guess what? It's so easy to do it! Watch and Learn!

When God Moves...

You may be wondering about the title so here it comes.  I shared some of the challenges women in Ghana encounter in the course of their education. At that time, I knew I will be graduating but was unsure of the when.

At the department where I studied, full time students have at least two years to complete their studies with a maximum of three years. The first year is for course work and during that period, you also defend your proposal. When your research topic is approved, you are assigned two supervisors. Writing of the thesis commences once you have the approval. When the research is done, you present it to the department to be forwarded to the Faculty for external and internal examination( the examiners also grade the work).

Localizing Hair Regimen

I picked a ball of hot kenkey onto a plate, added sliced tomatoes and onions to the sauce that came with the kenkey. I opened a tin of sardine and emptied its content. As I munched my meal, I couldn’t help but admire the synchrony that had occurred with all the various components. Then, I started thinking about where each ingredient had come from; some were locally made whilst others were store bought (these are mostly foreign products) yet they worked well to give a delicious meal. Somehow, I found myself comparing this experience with my hair products.

Palm Oil Hair Deep Conditioner


Palm oil (the one you use in preparing ampesi) is one of the cheapest oils on the Ghanaian market. This oil is obtained from the fruit of the palm tree. The palm fruit can be used in the preparation of soups eg abe kwan (palmnut soup). After using mango and yogurt deep conditioners, I searched for another home grown recipe for deep conditioning.

Say "I Love You" To Your Hair


*Because you beautify my head
*You allow my hubby to pass his hands through you
*You are part of what God gave me
*You tell me your wants and needs
*You grew even when I neglected you
*You stay on my head once I care for you again
*You make me smile each time I see you
*You reward me with different shades of styles
*Because I can care for you 90% of the time
*Because I get pleasure from touching you
*You have become healthier to the admiration of my haters

Each time I handle my hair, I say something positive about it even when it doesn't act right.

Do you say these words to your hair?

Change In Hair Plans

Yesterday, I carried out the first part of the  September Deep Conditioning Rendezvous. Here we go!

I was supposed to co-wash before applying the Dark n Lovely Ultra-Cholesterol but just as I stepped into the shower to co-wash, I recalled that the first time I used this product, I had co-washed with one of my conditioners before application. The hair came out feeling a bit hard implying that I had too much protein; the conditioner is probably protein based. So I put the conditioner down and just rinsed the hair with water.


Sometimes I feel like we Africans have lost our sense of identity, we don’t know who we are anymore and much of the blame is put on the indomitable force called Globalization which has lead to the infiltration of western culture.

I once attended a workshop my firm organized for some local Community based organizations and there was a heated debate when one participant remarked that we ladies present were Euro-Africans. I was really upset by that comment and nearly told him to tell his wife that she was Euro-African. But after a while ,I think I agreed with him to an extent because these days we have a lot of Brazilian-Ghanaians, Peruvian-Ghanaians and so on and forth. You know what I mean right (the Brazilian Hair craze that hit Ghana recently- but that’s another story).

Who am I?

How To: Wash And Go On Natural/Relaxed Hair

Happy Monday Fellas!! Yeah, I'm aware this particular day can be awful or awesome but don't let that affect your hair style of the week. If you don't have time twist in order to get some curls, try a wash n go. 


New Hair Plans

After using the ORS Replenishing conditioner, I confirmed the theory that my hair loves light protein more than the moisture based deep conditioner. Simply because after using the Queen Helene cholesterol, the hair was puffy the whole week no matter what I did-even flexi rods didn't work. This week, my hair was smooth after air drying so I can have a flexi set for Sunday.  But there are other things in the pipe line:Stick to only VO5 conditioners for detangling; they've always worked well for my hairGHE or Baggy at least once a week No more co-washing; both deep conditioners and conditioners cost the same amount so I'd rather deep condition twice a weekPurchase KeraCare shampoo or any other sulphate free shampoo now that the current one is running low. I'll also need a new moisturizer and am targeting ORS Carrot Oil.Decided to continue relaxing; I've been flirting with transitioning and have discussed with it some friends. Knowing how indecisive I can be, I'm n…

Wash Day Drama

--> As of today, am 5 weeks post relaxer and this time, I chose to wash on Wednesday because I wanted to have enough days to try out new styles for Sunday.
I didn't pre-poo since the decision was an impromptu one. I shampooed with the Mane N Tail moisturizing shampoo and follwed it with an acv rinse (still experimenting). Then came the Organic Root Stimulator Replenishing Conditioner that I recently purchased. My hair loves a bit of protein and this product has worked well for me in the past so I decided to visit it again; It's going to be part of my stables. It has a lot of slip which is good for detangling.

It's A Versatile Blogger Award!!!!

--> This is the third award for this blog and and it's all courtesy of Southern Girl of Pecanpieandpincurls and Darrylon Evans of Nickiesniche. Two awards in one week is a huge blessing. Over to the rules of engagement.
Thank the Blogger that nominated me.Share 7 random facts about me.Nominate 15 bloggers who are relatively new to blogging.Let nominated bloggers know they have been nominated.Thank Yous
Southern Girl and Darrylon Evans, I appreciate this award. Southern Girl has a flare for creating humour in all her posts about her hair journey and Darrylon, shares her experience as a parent (I'll definitely be one soon so am learning the rubrics).

Seven Random Facts About Me
I don't use my real name online. I don't want crazy stalkers lol

An Award???

Liebster Award!!**dancing to kaki's Too Much**
I know I've been MIA for the past few days but hey, I didn't go anywhere. The gist is the current load shedding is just so crazy but I've devised a plan to curb its impact till it ends. Anyway, the sweet humour filled Southern girl of, was gracious enough to honour this with this award. What is it about?  It's meant for up and coming blogs like mine with less than 200 followers . BTW, liebster means " beloved, dearest, sweetheart".
How the Liebester Award works:
1. Each person must post 11 random things about themselves
2. Answer the 11 questions that the tagger set for you.
3. Choose 11 bloggers who you would like to give the Liebester Award.
4. Create 11 questions for the bloggers you have tagged with the award to answer.

Eleven Random Things About Me I love watching detective like series- Criminal Minds, CSI's  and oh! Grey's Anatomy and Tinsel too!What irritates me most is w…

How To: Prepare Amla And Brahmi Treatment

Phyllanthus emblica (syn. Emblica officinalis), the Indian gooseberry, or aamla from Sanskrit amalika, is a deciduous tree of the Phyllanthaceae family. It is known for its edible fruit of the same name.Ayurveda practitioners use amla oil for its conditioning benefits and pigments.

Benefits of Amla Oil
Apply the oil to your hair after shampoo.
*Restore shine and soften hair texture with daily application of amla oil.
*Those with oily hair should apply the oil only twice per week to limit oil build-up.
*Decrease the effects of harsh shampoos by adding amla oil to the shampoo or applying to your hair prior to shampoo. Several commercial shampoos and conditioners contain amla oil.

*Apply amla oil to the scalp to combat dandruff or soothe an inflamed scalp. The vitamin C present in amla acts as an anti-inflammatory.
*Apply nightly if you suffer from a chronically itchy or sore scalp. Massage the oil into your scalp using circular patterns. (

Amla Powder
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