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Why You Shouldn't Use Glycerine In Harmattan

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Glycerine can be a good humectant but there's a reason why you shouldn't use glycerine in harmattan. Dabs explains why you shouldn't use glycerine in harmattan. Read on
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Can Braids Protect Your Hair From Harmattan?

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Here's a question that has come up and I do know that this is a question on the minds of newbies. Can Braids protect your hair from harmattan? Yes, it can. In fact, in my opinion, compared to weaves,  braids are the better protective style for harmattan.

You are able to wash and condition braids more than when in weaves due to the individual strands of the  braids as compared to  the cornrows of the weave.

Also,  it's less stressful spraying your moisturizer on your braids than on your weave ( see my YouTube channel for how I moisturize and seal my hair when in Braids or weaves).
Thirdly,  braids are more airy compared to weaves.



Despite these problems,  I'm more of a weave person who tried to become a braids person and failed.  I do love weaves regardless of the season, all that matters is you paying attention  to your hair in whatever style you choose for the harmattan.

What Products Do You Want To Use Up?

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For the month of November, I'll like to  know what products you want to use up.
I'm in the oil challenge so I do use oils for Prepoo when I can. I also do oil rinsing so I can not just use up the oil but also get maximum benefit from it.



As the year draws to a close,  I know we have some old stuff that need to be cleared. Keeping a product for a year isn't a good practice so let's make the effort to prevent harmful effects of expired products.
I'm almost out of the tresemme Naturals moisturizing Conditioner but I won't  restock  till I'm through with renpure. I also want to use up the grape seed oil as I mentioned in the  oil challenge post. I'll keep you updated on what I use up this November.

Thankful Month day 10 (Motherhood)

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Can you believe is day 10 already?

Today,  I talk about being a mom -  the joys of motherhood



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What Is Facial Cleansing?

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Just as we shampoo our hair to remove dirt, facial cleansing is to remove dirt, dead skin and excess oil that can block the pores.

There are differing views on the most effective method of cleaning. Some advocate in the mornings because the skin sheds the dead cells during the night so morning cleansing is best. Others are of the view that make ups and stuff need to be cleaned in the night before bed so it'd better to cleanse at that time.
Personally, I advocate for both. If you wear make up,  then,  you can use a make up remover and then use a facial cleanser.  I leave out the facial scrubbing for the morning. I simply wet the face in the morning and apply a Scrub. I get to enjoy a fresh face both night and day.



What to use for Facial cleansing?  We have  facial soaps and face washes. The difference is that the wash is more milder. I,  now,  use African Black Soap as my facial cleanser and it's doing just well. I love the FC facial washes too.
Just like hair products, you have to…

Cantu Sheabutter Deep Treatment Masque Wash Day

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I wonder why I hadn't tried a Cantu Sheabutter deep treatment masque wash ever since I got the product. For week two of the deep conditioning challenge, I may just stick to one wash because I don't want to loose this smoothness I'm enjoying as regards my hair all thanks to the Cantu Sheabutter masque.
I was out of my mind when my stylist couldn't do my hair due to her faulty dryer so I had to seek for a new one.
She's a bit far from me but after this experience with her, I may just make that trip all the time.
To begin,  she cleansed with renpure cleansing conditioner. Whilst she was washing,  I think she was taking glances at the directions on the bottle and all the products I had brought.
When it was time to deep condition, she applied the deep treatment masque to the edges first -  something madam know-it-all doesn't remember to do Lol.  She also read the directions and wanted to follow the time to use the Cantu sheabutter deep treatment masque but I obliged her…

Thankful Month day 8 (Grandparents, Uncles & Aunts

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There's no one who came to this world by dropping from the skies. Each of us were born to people who  were born to some people- you get the drift.
Our grandparents have done their parts in giving us parents who've in turn nurtured and given us what they can.


I'm so grateful for my grandparents on both sides of the family. Here's what I have to say about them.

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Thankful Month day 7 (In-laws)

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The dream of every young woman who wants to get married is to get in-laws who will accept and embrace her.
God has answered that for me because my in-laws are really fun to  hang on with. From my father - in-law who happens to be in the same field of carrier choice, my mom-in-law who can chat with my mom for hours unend and the sisters and brothers, let's just say they rock.
Here's my video about being thankful for my in-laws.



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Gelatine Hair Mask

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The gelatine hair mask treatment has been on my to do list since Nitty of growingmymane.blogspot.com brought me a pack. What is gelatine hair mask?

This hair mask is made with gelatine. My readings about this product have shown that the gelatine has protein just like egg which makes it an effective protein treatment. The advantage of gelatine is that the protein is able to penetrate the hair better than egg protein.





To prepare the treatment,  I simply mixed the gelatine with water and stirred.



I applied it on the  dry hair and see how moisturized the hair looks. A few days ago,  my hair was as dry as a hay yet after just 2 deep conditioning sessions,  my moisture level increased and now see how the gelatine has settled in too. Mind you,  the hair you see looks nothing like when it's dry.
The gelatine is so sticky like gel and when it dried on my face, it was like a facial peel. I went to bed with damp hair.

Deep Conditioning for Harmattan Update

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The first week of the deep conditioning for harmattan is over and I followed everything to a dot.
Check out the first wash and the recent wash.


What can I say? I'm glad I'm giving the hair the moisture it needs. I'm keeping an eye on moisture overload but at least most of my deep conditioners are balanced.
The gelatine hair mask treatment was to provide the protein the hair needs. Gelatine is said to contain hydrolyzed protein which was the purpose for the mask.
Overall, I look forward to more gelatine hair mask treatments.

Thankful Month day 5 (SIBLINGS)

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For the whole of November, I'll be sharing all the things I'm thankful for daily. Each day brings new blessings and favour so why not be thankful for what you have?

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Getting Rid Of Acne With Alata Samina

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Back in the days, I used to see a lot of youtube ladies talk about getting rid of acne with alata samina aka African Black soap. If you've read about how I've come to  use African Black Soap aka alata samina in my facial regimen,  then,  you'll have guessed that the number one factor for the switch is acne.
I have an occasional acne breakout, usually at that time of the  month and it can be severe. For the past few days that I've been diligent in cleansing with the black soap, I've seen an improvement in the texture of the skin. Aside that, the African black soap is an all natural soap therefore I'm not exposing myself to unnecessary chemicals.

From being rough to more smooth texture and more even skin. The alata samina I use is the market one. There are other already processed black soaps with added fragrances but I don't want to use them because I don't know how those additives will affect the skin.



So,  how has my acne been?  Minimal so far. It's be…

African Black Soap in Facial Care

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A few years ago,  I decided to jump on the African black soap in Facial care bandwagon. Alata samina, as we call it,  is raved as a great cleanser.
Well, I tried to use the African black soap at that time thinking I was going to achieve the same results too but it failed. I mean I got some serious breakout so I concluded it wasn't for me.


Now,  I'm back to using alata samina and the difference this time is that I have a regimen. I didn't have a regimen back then so I was obviously going about the whole process wrongly. Currently, that's the only thing I use as a cleanser before using a facial scrub. I use it about twice a day if I wear make up. The interesting part is that my face doesn't feel so dry after use!
Do you use African black soap in your facial care regimen?

Deep Conditioning for Harmattan

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The challenge for November is to deep conditioning for harmattan in order to boost the moisture in the hair; the aim is deep conditioning twice a week. I'll also use the opportunity to try protein layering to revitalize my ends. Protein layering is applying protein to your ends to minimize breakage.



so for the first week,
*** I'll be using the ors Aloe shampoo to clarify and then deep condition with Eco Lesterol on Monday.

The Thursday : wash will be with tresemme Naturals Moisture Conditioner and deep condition with Cantu Sheabutter deep treatment masque.

Week 2 Monday
**Cleansing conditioner and deep condition with ORS nourishing conditioner.

Thursday : shampoo with sheamoisture yucca and baobab shampoo and follow with Cantu Sheabutter deep treatment masque.

Week 3 Monday
**co wash with tresemme Naturals Moisture Conditioner and deep condition with Eco Lesterol.

Thursday : shampoo with sheamoisture yucca and baobab shampoo and deep condition with ORS nourishing conditioner.er to

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