Showing posts from January, 2014

How To Wash A Toddler's Hair

I can't count the number of occasions I've literally exclaimed in my head, "just cut off this hair if you can't care for it" upon seeing a toddler with unkempt hair, most often, relaxed too! Am all for long beautiful hair for kids but that doesn't seem to be a reality with most mothers ignorant of how to care for their baby girl's hair. For mothers eager to take matters into their own hands, here's something to help you from mahoganyknots

How To Make Your Own Satin Bonnet

Satin bonnets protect your hair at night from tangles, moisture loss and also preserve a hairstlyle overnight.

Do you know you can make your own satin bonnet? It may seem difficult but it shouldn't be anymore because She'Kia Rene has an easy method for creating yours. Enjoy!

Reader Q: What Do I Intend To Do With My Hair?

Am going to address some reader questions in this post so stay tuned. I've got a lot of questions regarding what I will be doing in the coming months as the hair grows. Will I keep up with wash and go? Colour? Henna? Etc.
Why the big chop? I knew if I went the transitioning route, I wouldn't survive. Plus, it was obvious that I was struggling with getting the hair back to its health so there was no need keeping up with the torture.What was my husband's reaction? I'd talked about getting rid of the damaged hair though he didn't know how and when I was going to do that. Even though he's not fond of short hair, he knows the hair will grow back so I guess experience played a major role here. He'd seen my first big chop and how the hair grew back. I didn't ask for his permission but I did want him to be comfortable with my decision that's why I expressed my intentions.  -->
For colour, yes, I'll dabble in colour but this time, with semi permanent.…

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Mira's Hair: Wash day (4weeks 4 days post)

I washed my hair today. Last time I washed my hair was last week Thursday I took off my weave Wednesday evening. I took of the weave 1week 3 days earlier than intended because.
1. I inintially did the weave to protect my hair during my examination period and exams were over.
2. I had done the inversion the first week of my weave and I could feel and see the ng and I was dying to see it up close.
3. It was itching...... ok...... I lied...... that is made up. Lol. I just wanted to take off my weave I took washed my hair the day after but I couldn't really document that.  It's been 6 days since my last wash. My hair felt oily. I did the GHE twice this week so I washed my hair. 1. Pre poo : Coconut oil for almost 40 mins 2. Shampoo in two sections with CON Argan oil sulfate free shampoo 3. Conditioned for about 10- 15 minutes with ORS olive oil deep Penetrating conditioner 4. Used ORS Elastic-i-tea herbal leave in 5. Roller Set 6. Wrap and hold up Length check (front. Back. Side…

5 Terms I Dislike In The Hair Care Community

--> Am going to be very blunt in expressing my feelings; don't take it personal!

1. Creamy crack/white crack-referring to relaxer. This is my face when I hear ladies whether relaxed or natural use it. I see that word to be derogatory and one the occasions I've used it, it was more of being sarcastic because a lot of the time I've seen it in use, it's from naturals. The word "crack" is usually in reference to an addiction and if it were so with relaxers, then, people would have to see counsellors or psychologist to go off it!

Hair Blogs In Ghana

--> Apart from youtube vloggers (see here for Ghana based hair vloggers ), here are the Ghana based bloggers I know apart from mine
1. : Run by Stella, she shares her journey to texlaxed hair and more!

2. Annette does not only write about her natural hair, she shares  make up information too.

3.  AfroDiva is natural and shares her information aobut her hair as well as other naturals

4. Anita is a relaxed hair diva to a journey to healthy long relaxed hair Abiba is a natural hair blogger sharing information about her almost Waist length hair.
6.jaykinkskoils Jay shares her natural hair journey as well as giving tips and advice on growing natural hair.

Visit and learn more about healthy hair practices!

Steaming Can Relax Your Hair...

--> Steaming over 30 minutes can induce disulphide (disulfide if you are on the other side of the pond) bonds to break - essentially, yes, steaming for long times CAN relax your hairread more

Product Review: APHogee 2 Minutes Reconstructor!

--> At last, here is what I think about the Aphogee 2 minutes reconstructor.

Product Review: Creme Of Nature Intensive Conditioning Treatment

Here's is what I think of the much raved about Creme of Nature Intense treatment. I purchased this with the intention of using it weekly. The word 'intensive' means that there is a protein element meant to strengthen the hair and stop breakage. 
Unfortunately for me, I didn't notice this until after a couple of weeks. Do I like it? How did my hair respond to it? Watch and leave your comments, questions or suggestions.

Whipped Sheabutter Using Blender

After several months of laziness, I got around to whipping my almost 33oz bucket size of sheabutter! Most often, what you usually see is the mix being made with a hand mixer or an electric mixer. Well, have no fear! You can use your regular blender. How?

Gather all the oils you want to add to your sheabutter. I used hemp oil, extra virgin coconut oil and almond oil. In no particular order, I poured about 4 tablespoons full of each oil and added the sheabutter into my baby food blender-my big one is too big lol. Be sure to wash your blender well to get rid of pepper or other stuff that might not be pleasant on your skinBlend for some seconds and your whipped sheabutter is ready!

Wash Day @ 9 Weeks Post Relaxer!

--> I still have half of my top hair relaxed anyway (click here for the tapered cut). I know my hair texture is 4c which means the back of the hair would need a lot more moisture to prevent knots though the nape area has a looser texture. Furthermore, I have to do the washing myself because there isn't need for roller sets. How did it go?

1. Clarified with ORS aloe shampoo to get rid of product build up as I had been washing a lot for the past weeks.
2. Followed  with Creme of Nature detangling shampoo (click here for review)
2. Applied Roux Porosity control (see my review here) to hair to balance the PH of the hair
3. Applied ORS replenishing conditioner to hair for 15 minutes and covered with shopping bag 
4. Deep conditioned with Keracare humecto - click here for review
5. After rinsing, I t-shirt dried and applied s-curl no drip activator moisturizer and air dried.
How did your wash day go?

Youtube Hair Vloggers In Ghana

--> Yeahhhhhhhh!!!! Finally, there are youtubers in Ghana!
1. Emprezz Abena

2. Ghlonghair

3. AfroDiva Nally


5. Aretha Yorke

If there are more, do leave their links in the comment section.

Product Review: S- Curl No Drip Activator Moisturizer

S-curl no drip activator moisturizer despite the name can be used on either natural hair or relaxed hair. The S-curl no drip activator moisturizer can be used in different ways to achieve moisturized hair.

I've used this product twice therefore it's about time I shared my views about it. What are the ingredients? How do I use it? How does my hair react to it? Find out  in my review video below. Do subscribe for more videos.

December In Review; January Goals

--> My December goals weren't many and that was because I have simplicity as my target. Click here for the goals.

1. Make it to 12 weeks post relaxer. I'm not relaxing yet but it will take a lot of effort to handle my 4c new growth. At currently 8 weeks, my hair is still manageable. I'm guessing that the S-curl no drip moisturizer keeps the new growth soft which makes daily styling easier. I use as little as possible on the relaxed parts-I'll do a video on how I moisturize and seal to demonstrate what I mean.

2. Will get duck bill clips to use on wash days to keep the new growth stretched. For now, I go to my stylist for washes but should it happen that I want do my own wash or co-wash, I'll need an effective stretching technique.

3. I got the Creme of Nature intense treatment but it didn't work as a moisturizing treatment for me; it's more of a protein treatment. I'll do a review on it as soon as possible. I might give the shampoo a try next year…

No Buying Of New Hair Product Challenge Commences!!

--> In my 2014 hair plans (here), I shared my goal of not buying any new product the whole year.
Well, the new year is in full drive thus am beginning my very herculean task of staying away from products I haven't tried before.In all honesty, I don't even have a single product I want to try lol-absolutely blank which should make the challenge easier.

The replacements will be my basics: Creme of Nature and ORS aloe shampoos, keracare humecto, s-curl (for new growth), and extra virgin coconut oil. For an idea of my stash, check here.  I won't be replacing any other product apart from the basics. I have two bottles of ORS replenshing conditioner which should be sufficient as my protein treatment for the year.

Happy 2014!!

--> Thank you,Lord, for the lives of every reader, friend,.family, and enemies!

It's my prayer that this year brings success, joy, peace, happiness, love and all the blessings we need from God. May we enjoy the fruit of our labourMay all our aspirations be fulfilledMay we retain length like no one's business
I love you all. Stay blessed!