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

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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.

OUT AND ABOUT: CAPE COAST - SLAVE TERRITORY

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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!

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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!!!

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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

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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!!

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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:)

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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.

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UNCLE OBAMA’S BANANA!!!

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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?

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There's been a debate over whether it's advisable to dc before or after shampoo. Well, JC of www.thenaturalhavenbloom.com 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.

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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.

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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