Showing posts from September, 2013

11 Weeks Post Relaxer; Battling Rain

--> You might be wondering about the title. Well,it's been raining left and right every minute making my hair damp all the time!From my early morning exercise to late in the evening, my hair stays loose as it is constantly being air dried. My hooded dryer should be with me soon otherwise I don't know how the hair be like. The atmosphere is wet throughout the day! Am  thinking about continuing the stretch till December so I need to sort out the messy hair.
I've co-washed two days in a row too. My hair,regardless of the wetness, didn't feel moisturized after deep conditioning with my burdock oil mixed into a regular conditioner. I'd given out my kuza and other stuff and had intended getting ORS replenishing conditioner which didn't materialize. I co-washed the next evening ( hair was still damp). I have been using coconut oil more to prevent hygral fatigue as a result of the constantly wet hair. Then, I got dark and lovely cholesterol just to make sure that …

My Burdock Oil

1. Emptied my bit of hydrogen peroxide from the bottle. Thoroughly washed bottle and tilted it to dry

 2. Then after a while, poured my last bit of Jamaican black castor oil ( coming soon to my shop) into the empty bottle

 3. Added a good amount of Olive oil to jbco

Why I Won'Be Your Regular Natural...

When I was natural, I got my hair straightened once which lasted a full week! However, I was scared of heat damage so I decided it would be easier to relax than be seen with heat damaged hair. Till date,that talk about heat damage and naturals"fake" naturals hasn't ceased in forums.After all these years of reading, I've learnt one basic fact: People will always complain about the hair choices we make. Each time I read threads about using heat, relaxer all I see is people telling others what they think they ought to do and not what they could do. (semantics here). I know one thing for sure: I love my hair  be it natural or relaxed but I prefer straight hair minus chemicals.  Simple. The long stretches I have are to reduce the excessive use of relaxer. I'll go chemical free but not your usual natural. Why? My natural hair had single strand knots even at the short length and it drove me crazy. I have dense hair but fine strands. I haven't suffered any ssks since…

Go Beyond Black And Green Tea Rinses : Burdock And More!!

I found wonderful tea Rises you could include in your wash day!
Slippery Elm tea 
Roobios Red tea
Moringa tea
Bamboo tea
Burdock tea
I have burdock root oil and will be brewing the root for rinses. I'll stock up when I can.
Click on this link for how to incorporate the teas above. Relaxedthairapy

New Protective Style: Cornrows

--> I got the cornrows installed two days ago and it wasn't an easy task for the stylist.My new growth at 9 weeks post relaxer is awesome  but getting the comb through for the parts was a great challenge. If I'll get another braid, I will blow dry the roots to stretch it.
That was my first time with this stylist and I'm hoping to "tune" her to healthy hair when it comes to handling my hair.
I've finally discovered why I can't keep braid styles for more than 2 weeks; The pulling I feel on my head days after braiding even though the braid won't be hurting. Let me describe it; the feeling you get when you turn your head a day after braiding or the pull even days later, is just not fun for me! I get more conscious of something being on my head!
Once I get that, which takes days to go away, all I want to do is get that style down! I have that going on right now and since I can't do my braids, it's going to be difficult solving t…

5 Worst Ways To Moisturize Hair

Moisturizing and sealing is a big deal if you want to retain length and increase moisture in your hair.
You'll find a lot of articles on products that can provide moisture, products to seal in moisture and also to prevent dryness.

Whatever you use in moisturizing and sealing, the key thing is the technique. Having the tool doesn't mean you know how to use it. You can buy all the sheamoisture, the Carols Daughter, Aunt Jackie, We Naturals, Eya Naturals and what have you but you won't still have the moisturized hair you want. The method or technique for moisturizing and sealing is an essential step in the process. What product do you use first? How do you apply it? What do you use last? What shouldn't be used and why? How long should you use a particular product in moisturizing?
Youtuber rlinzy discusses five worst ways to moisturize hair!

Hair Tutorial: Upside Down FishTail Braid

The fish braid style looks complicated to create but it's quite a simple one. This hair style can be created without extensions if your hair is long.

Product Review: Roux Porosity Control Conditioner

The Roux porosity Conditioner has become a household name in hair care for the reason that it helps restore your porosity to the normal level. At least that's the rationale for purchasing it. For relaxed hair, restoring the pH of your hair after relaxer application is an essential part of the routine.You have to close the cuticles to prevent damage. 
Apart from using the neutralizing shampoo, a porosity control allows for the restoration of the pH. 

In this review, I talk about the consistency, its effectiveness, how my hair responds to the ingredients and whether I'll keep using it!

Wash Day @ 7 Weeks Post; Did A Black Rinse All By Myself

Ladies, my hair has been superb this past month; I simply adore it! This wash day also went pretty smoothly and gave me a great experience with twist outs!

Do You Have To Chelate Or Clarify?

One of my readers asked this question after seeing a conversation about chelating after relaxer and why it had to be done. To the best of my knowledge, chelating and clarifying are two different processes.
From what I know, chelating shampoos cleanse the hair of mineral deposits. When you use a no-lye relaxer aka box cream, the no-lye leaves calcium deposits and this contributes to the dryness you get after relaxer. In addition, hard water can leave mineral deposits in the hair. Take, for example, our tap water!