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Grow An Inch A Month 2017 Edition

Around 2016, I'd embarked on a grow an inch a month  challenge that seems to.have worked when I kept my focus on it. In recent times, the attention has been on moisture retention.

Since the hair has grown so much, I'll be dedicating the year 2017 to hair growth, moisture retention and healthy scalp.

The first thing is the healthy scalp. I intend taking the scalp massaging seriously even when going to the salon. I'll take the manual brush for the stylist to use in cleaning the scalp during the wash. I'll use the battery powered brush at night to facilitate blood circulation which contributes to hair growth. This by maintaining a healthy scalp, I create the environment for more growth. I'm beginning this process with the next wash. Waiting for the year to end before implementing this is like waiting to be served a meal when you can serve yourself. It may be a 2017 goal but starting now would build the momentum needed.

Second on the agenda is  moisture retention. I'v…

How I Dyed My Hair With Creme of Nature

A friend gifted me the creme of nature C10 jet black and I must say I like it.

These pictures were taken before the application.

 I had co washed the previous night and left the hair without any product. The next day, I went over to my stylist who applied the dye on dry hair. I sat under a hooded dryer for a while. I used a stylist in order to a good coverage. 

After rinsing out the dye, she applied the conditioner that came with it; she loved the dye and the smoothness of the hair after application! We did a roller set to see the result. Honestly, I was too exhausted to take pictures.

When I got home, I noticed the dye was on my edges so I decided to shampoo since she skipped that during the wash. The dye rinsed off easily and since I couldn't read the manual, I just let it be. 

After the Prepooed with coconut oil in the evening, I used warm water to rinse the hair and then shampooed twice.

I then deep condioned overnight with dark and lovely amla legend mask mixed with Jamaican black …

My 2017 Hair Goals

I got the nature's bounty hsn vitamins and was gifted a bottle of Mielle organics vitamins too. 

Get the details from the video. Please subscribe; it's free.

5 Tips When Washing Your Face

Use a clean towel/Tissue  to remove make up and also clean excess water. Disposable wipes are also a good option when removing make up. Don't forget to clean the eye area too.
Cleansing and scrubbing go hand in hand. After washing the face, a scrub does a better job of removing dirt stuck in the pores than just the cleanser. These two will contribute to a healthier skin.
 Get a good moisturizer to restore moisture just as you do for your hair. It's advisable to apply a moisturizer as soon as possible prevent dryness. Moisturizing face is like the hair; moisture has to be retained at all levels of cleansing.
Use products appropriate for your skin type. This is related to the third point.Find skin care products that will work for you.
Be mindful of DIY products so you don't exacerbate your skin issues. 

Enjoy your facial care moments !

Wash Day @ 3 Weeks Post Relaxer

I can't believe how time is flying this December. Well, I get to enjoy some days off before school reopens. In the midst of the celebration, I'll be preparing term notes but let's get to the hair.
I had tracks fixed in the hair but I took it down because I have some length checks to do regarding the new hair supplements I'm taking. 

The Wash

I went to the stylist and she shampooed and conditioned the hair. She did a roller set and funny enough, my headaches ( which had began a few days ago)seized. Anyway, I'll be keeping an eye on the first week of the supplements(post on that soon). 

My hair is fully neck length and by end of this month, it should be past shoulder length.

Length Check T Shirts Available

Good news ladies and gentlemen! The Ghanaian Emprezz Length Check Shirts are available now. We have pink and white shirts in medium.

To make the Christmas more fun, we are offering a discount for the first five buyers ( PS: We've extends to 10 since this post has come late) .

Contact Abena on 0541458372 via WhatsApp or send us a message om

I'll be doing a video with mine very soon.

Hair Products I want To Try In 2017

Now that my hair is gaining length, there are some products that may need to be added to the hair regimen.

The immediate one is the root only applicator bottle. That will make it easy to apply the Sulphur oil.

With the exception of the ors mayonnaise and the cantu deep treatment masque, all the others are new on the wish list.

The second product I want to buy is the Giovanni leave in conditioner and moisture conditioner.

The rest include ORS aloe shampoo, replenishing conditioner and jojoba, grape seed oils.

Quick Wash Day

On the election day, I decided to wash my hair.

Prepooed for over two hours with coconut oil.
Shampooed with Carino coconut shampoo ( I fell in love with this shampoo because of the slip it has). I tried a new shampoo technique this time. I applied the shampoo on my scalp and massaged it for a while before going under the shower. This is a technique I've read about and I just say it's quite effective. I used the shampoo massage brush to clean the scalp. 
Deep conditioned for about 5 minuted with the Dark and Lovely Amla legend mask as directed.
My hair was very soft and smooth after air drying. At almost two weeks post relaxer, wash day should definitely be a breeze.

On the other hand, my biotin is finished so I need to get another bottle of vitamins. My goal is to get more than an inch. I'll share the vitamins I get with you this week.

I love the thickness of my hair ; I must say that the ORS relaxed really left me with the right texture.

How did your wash day go?

December Hair Goals

See the November hair goals November Goals

The main thing in November was to finish the biotin and indeed I've been so consistent that I have only a day's worth of capsules! That's a good one.

As for the deep conditioning, I did well to do it with every wash rather than twice a week because of shrinkage. Now, though, the hair is longer so I can si the twice a week. However, the moisturizing and sealing  has been quite on point so moisture isn't a problem.

December Goals

Start taking a new  vitamin. I'll share the before and after pictures with you next week. I choose this one for now because I'd compare it with the beautifully bamboo hair vitamins when they arrive. 
Apply Jamaican black castor oil on the scalp 4 times a week per the boot camp rules and seal the hair with it when I moisturize.
Keep moisturizing and sealing more often.
Lastly, purchase the ORS aloe shampoo for chelating the hair.

What are your goals for December?

Did I Achieve My 2016 Hair Goals ?

At the beginning of.the year, I was so excited about seeing my hair get longer after the previous year's big chop. 

Unfortunately, I got another hair cut and had to set new goals. In the video, j talk about the things I achieved and how I was able to do that. 

Did you achieve your hair goals?

5 Things I did To Grow Hair & Retain Length in 2016

As my hair gets longer so does getting it into a ponytail become easier. Although I was 7 weeks post relaxer before touch up, I had more than an inch of growth if not two. My fly away hair has reduced drastically because a lot more hair can fit into the ponytail. To retain this year after the big chop, I focused on a few yet effective strategies and techniques. Let's get into them.

 Stay hydrated: you may drink more juice or water to keep your body hydrated all the time. In doing that my new growth was moisturized so I didn't have to manipulate my hair daily in moisturizing and sealing.
Be diligent with deep conditioning : As soon as I stopped cutting corners with wash days and deep conditioned more often, my hair got more and more hydrated and moisturized for days. Deep conditioning twice a week goes a long way to boost moisture content of the hair as well as make daily moisturizing very effective.
 Use more moisture products to enhance moisture content. I use protein treatment …

2017 Hair Goals

The 2017 hair goals aren't going to be any different from the 2016 ones.

Hair Length

The first goal is to hit APL at least. My hair is at this moment slightly pass back length. By June, it should be Collar bone length. That's about 6 months of growth with about 3 inches.

The immediate length is  shoulder length by March. To get there , I'm going to keep bunning, deep conditioning, using the Sulphur oil mix, applying wild growth hair oil to the edges and taking my hair supplements.

Hair Supplements

I don't intend taking hair supplements forever. I want to switch to focusing on a healthy scalp and healthy strands. In as much as fast hair growth is desirable, retaining is the growth is much more important. I'll be switching to another women's supplements in the neqr future  which means I may just get to try the mielle vitamins one month and the mane choice too, another. It all boils down to what happens in the coming months. 


Secondly, attempt longer relaxer  …

Christmas Gifts For Kids 🎀🎄🎉!"

For parents, we all think about giving what our kids will love. How about giving something the kid   actually love! We assume so much and we do miss theark at the end of it.

As an educator, I've seen kids talk about their wish list and stuff they want. 
I'm sharing these with you in the video to help you put a smile on your child's face.

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3 Tips For Moisturizing and Sealing

Because the weather is pretty much dry, moisturizing and sealing is essential at this time of the year. 
Last night, I co washed and went to bed with the wet hair. This morning, my hair was dry and crunchy and couldn't understand why.

I skipped leave in conditioner and applied dark and lovely amla legend  oil moisturizer and then the cantu sheabutter hair lotion and sealed with coconut oil. Now, my hair was crunchy prior to the products and it was a not damp after using the lotion so I couldn't style it. It took about 10 minutes for the products to soak in but my hair was so soft and moisturized. The water from co washing had hydrated the hair before the moisturizing. My hair feels very thick and smooth and as a result I've learnt three tips that will take your moiayrizong game to another level.

Moisturize and seal as soon as you wake up to give your hair time to absorb the products.I intend using a shower cap to facilitate the absorption. The products will be absorbed before…

30 Days of Herbs

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Last month,  last challenge  and that's the  herbs challenge. What's the  herbs challenge?
We are going to use Amla,  coffee, brahmi,  Henna, shakiki

4 Hair Vitamins That Work!

I'm a huge believer of hair vitamins because I've seen how my hair thrives with them. In addition, my body stays energized with these supplements so aside hair, your general well being also improves. Here are the 4 hair vitamins I've used and seen results .

Nature's bounty hair skin and nails 
Mane choice hair vitamins 
Now foods biotin 
Healthy origins biotin 

5 Products I Loved in 2016

I've got to give credits to some awesome hair products I used this year. I can claim that my products have been extremely minimal this year yet effective.

Let's start with the nature's bounty hair skin and nails vitamins. These supplements gave me a lot of growth after the big chop. What was required was consistency and faith. To be able to retain 6 inches in a year is a good feat.

Next is the sheamoisture superfruit conditioner which has amazing smell and gives great results.

Third is the wild growth which has restored my edges within a month of constant use. In fact, it's one product I'll make sure to always have in the stash. I'm going to continually apply it till the edges or hair line is fully restored. After that, I'll use it on the scalp itself to promote the same growth since I don't intend taking hair supplement next year.

Last is the  Cantu Sheabutter anti frizz foam leave in conditioner. Aside the fact that the hair easily and readily absorbs it,…

6 Weeks Post Relaxer Update+ Wash Day!

It's at 6 weeks post relaxed that I touch up but this time, I resisted the urge and got a wash instead!

My new growth is very dense and can't wait to see how much growth I'll have by the end of the stretch.

In the video, I sum up all the care I've given to the hair during the week, the vitamins I take, the texture changes and more.

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5 Steps To Caring For Your Hair

I'm sharing these five steps in caring for your hair for all the new lados who have decided to embark on a healthy hair journey. These tips are meant to giuide you as you take the initial steps.

1. Get the basic products such as shampoo, conditioner, leave in conditioner, natural hair oils like coconut oil and olive oil, as well as deep conditioning aka steaming products like dark and lovely cholesterol.

Begin shampooing your hair once a week, follow up with a deep conditioner, rinse it out and apply leave in conditioner and hair oil. If you are relaxed, allow the hair dry a bit before combing.
Apply a moisturizer ( not the oil moiaturizer) about twice a week and follow up with the oil.
You don't have to stop going to a salon. Just guide your hair dresser to do the right things you've learnt.
Read about the dos and don'ts about your hair. If you are natural, there are some practices that will sabotage your progress. The same applies to relaxed hair. When you read about thes…

Co Wash + Coffee Rinse

I think I'm gradually giving my hair the deserved attention and hope this doesn't become a farce.

As part of the twice a week deep conditioning, I decided to do another wash. I used the cantu sheabutter co wash to clean the hair because the Monday deep conditioning was on unwashed hair.

I t shirt dried the hair and applied the aphogee balancing moisturizer and used the steam cap for about 20 minutes. I, however, got to rinsing out the hair product about two hours later. I applied kinky curly knot today leave in and chi silk infusion before blow drying. I actually contemplated straightening but just the thought if spending another 30 minutes on the hair was tiring enough. I have to get an inch plate straightener considering how my hair has grown longer.

I'm just excited counting down the weeks to my next touch up.

Deep Conditioning Dry Relaxed Hair (with steam cap)

At the beginning of the year, I set a goal of acquiring the steam cap to facilitate deep conditioning. When I used to have a hooded dryer, my hair was always soft and moisturized due to the heatbi used in deep conditioning. After 2013, things went downhill alongside the deep conditioning. I wasn't properly deep conditioning and with coloured hair, the last thing you need is not to deep condition.

When the damaged hair was cut off in February this year, I promised not to cut the hair again but still needed to get a solution to the root cause of not deep conditioning which is getting the heat required for my low porosity hair. 

Today, in the 11th month of the year, I can boast of a steam cap for prepoo treatment and deep conditioning.

I did a deep conditioning treatment as soon as I unboxed the package. Get all the details in the video.

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Relaxer Stretch : Week 5

This is week 5 of the relaxer stretch and this  could become the best for the year and a very interesting way to end the year.

I'm recovering from the ear infection so I need to be cautious when washing thw hair. I'll get a salon wash becase only roller sets keep my hair stretched. 

It's moments like this that I wish I'd kept one of the hooded dryer attachments. I'll see how I can get the hair stretched with blow drying.

Catch all the details in the video

Low carb diet day 7

Breakfast for day 7 low carb diet was boiled eggs and a slice of wheat bread to go with pineapple juice. For lunch, I took a very small size of banku with plenty okro soup. Because of the ear ache, I stick to foods that don't require a lot of chewing.

That's all I took for the day.  I know some will worry that I'm starving myself. The thing is I think my body has adjusted to the portion control too. I eat enough to be full and not too full.  

If I'm hungry, I'll be sure to pick  up some fruit to eat.

Low carb diet day 6

This morning, I thanked God for haven began the dietary changes before the ear ache came in. I've grown accustomed to eating light so I was able to chew some salad. This time, I added egss because I knew eating anything else was going to be a hellish experience. 

I skipped lunch and for supper,I had to eqr something heavy so I went for fried riped plantain and beans stew. As for my ear, even labour pains would have been over by now. It throbs so badly. I can barely talk and even the slightest movement makes me groan in pain.

The pain is so excruciating that I have to be in bed most of the time. I couldn't go to work too. 

On the whole though, I feel lighter and that could mean loosing weight. I don't want setbacks so even in my pains, I'm conscious about taking a lot of water and praying for divine healing.

Low Carb, not No carbohydrates.

It's easy to be engrossed in our desire to loose weight and forget about creating a balance. As with every weight loss, you need to be realistic and have a realistic long term plan.

If you intend living on only vegetables, you ought to figure out how to sustain that lifestyle. I intend creating a sustainable weight loss lifestyle. This will eliminate boredom, stress and the urge to make meal plans all the time.

What I want to is develop the habitnif making healthy meal choices. Consciously eliminating more than half of the carbohydrates is much better than going no carbohydrates because I can't sustain that life. 

Its easy to go no carbohydrate at work and replace with vegetables. This means I get to reduce carbohydrate intake by 50-70%. That's a good margin for me.

The other thing about my weight loss is  I'm simply replacing my lunch with vegetables and switching from white bread to wheat bread for breakfast. These little changes will go a long way to cut down my weight.…

Healthy Eating For Weight Loss Day 5

Today, I made another change in the diet by eliminating eggs and replacing them with sardine. I guess Baby J can help with eating the eggs. 

For breakfast, a small slice of wheat 🍞 bread and pineapple juice. 

Since Sunday evening, icw had ear ache and tried to dismiss it. Well, I couldn't eat nor chew properly. By lunch, I had no other option than to go to the hospital. I took the rest of the salad in pain. By evening, I had to take some banku with okro in order to take my medication. I made sure to eat a small size of the banku with plenty soup. My ear was sealed with plasta to allow the antibiotics to work. 

That's how the day went. I wouldn't wish thia kind of pain on any of my loved ones ( Enemies??😊😊😊)

October in Review + November Hair Goals

I began setting monthly hair goals again in October to motivate and guide me. 

The three main hair goals were to: 

Stick to the protective styling challenge. I didn't fail in this challenge; I stuck with it till the end. I'm still protective styling with extensions. It wasn't a difficult task because I could wear the hair in a sort of bun as well as switch up with accessories. I'm really glad I did his challenge because I saw not only retention in hair growth but moisture retention too since the hair wasn't exposed to the elements eg the  sun.
Be diligent with the Sulphur oil mix challenge and I passed that one too. I was pretty much consistent and will continue to be until the bottle is empty. The tingling sensation as a result of the essential oils also helped with increase in hair growth.
Deep condition more than once a week was  a fail in a way. I couldn't deep condition because I was in crotchet braids and when the hair was out, I was extremely lazy and exhaus…

Low Carb Diet day 4

For breakfast, I had pineapple juice and wheat bread  
For lunch, cabbage salad and chicken . 
For supper,  I took 4 small slices of yam and garden eggs stew.

Surprisingly, I was quite full! I don't recall eating such a small amount of food and be full. That's a progress I wasn't expecting.

I drank about 1.5 litres if water.

For the past 48 hours, I've been experiencing severe ear ache that I need to get checked. I've never had an ear infection as long as I can remember so I'm wondering what the cause is.

Let's see what day 5 has.

Low Carb Diet Day 3

I took salad with chocolate beverage minus bread. Fortunately, we've located a place where wheat bread is sold. That's going to mean reducing the morning protein and even with that I will reduce the portion of bread I consume.

For lunch, I took fried plantain and beans and for supper, fufu ( pounded yam) with light soup. Of course, the percentage was 30% fufu, 70% soup just like what my husband does for his weight check.

I did take about 2 litres of water. In addition, I took my biotin.

Weight Loss Journey #2

On Saturday, I took 3 eggs in omelette form with oat meal. I didn't add sugar to the oats,only milk. 

The next preparations, I'll add a bit more  salt to the oats to mask the sugarless taste Lol. I've also been reading about altwenatives to white and wheat bread. I've also found a gluten free bread recipe. All I need to buy is parchment paper and an oven sheet to bake the bread. I've read about  coconut flour, almond flour and oat meal for bread.

As for the bread, I'll get the whole family to switch when I master the recipes. For lunch, I took a pawpaw and later fried plantain and beans stew. That's less protein for the day.

Weight Loss Day 1

The low carb diet as I call it started on 4th November and this weight loss journey is officially on again.
In the  morning, I took 3 scrambled eggs and tea bag without sugar for breakfast. For lunch, I took some salad and two pieces of chicken. For supper, fried plantain and beans stew. 

Every process has to be gradual. I did feel light the next morning though quite foggy too. I made sure to drink about 3 litres of water.

What I aim for now is to cut down on the protein too and delve into vegetables more which is the plan for the new week.

The Diet Hurdle

I've gone from 60kg to 66kg this year and it doesn't seem much unless you have a pregnant looking tummy like mine.

No, I'm not pregnant but my weight gain is mostly in my mid section and tummy isn't exempted. To loose more fat in this region requires extreme measures. Since I'm reluctant to go back to the gym ( for several reasons ), I've decided to  control my diet.

The problem is I get home from work and sometimes, I'm not hungry. After about two hours, I get hungry and have to eat. What can I do? Eat even if I don't like it ? There aren't many healthy options after 6pm either.

I've incorporated fruits in my lunch but that still doesn't sustain me. Teaching and hunger seems to be buddies. I'm still reading about what I can eat for sustained energy. Probably, cut out the carbohydrates and replace with protein. The challenge here is the type of protein that can hold me till bed time. 

Any options?

Relaxer Stretch : 4 Weeks Post Relaxer

It's been 4 weeks post relaxer and the hair is doing well. As at now, it's in a zip braid style which can help with stretching beyond 6 weeks. 

By Christmas, I'll be around 10 weeks post relaxer which will be a feat to accomplish this year since I haven't done beyond 8 weeks in ages!

Here's the update about how I'm caring for my hair.

Zip Braid Hair Style

The zip braid is a style that involves pushing all the hair into the bottom braid. The final result is a braid that looks like a zipper hence the name zip braids.
The whole style took about two hours to install. Prior to the installation, I'd called the stylist to prepare the hair. Thus the time spent was lesser. Being economical involved time management too.

Its been a week in the zip braid. So far, I just apply Sulphur oil on the scalp and wild growth hair oil on the edges.

I've also been wearing the hair in ponytails all through the week. I'll keep them for the rest of the relaxer stretch I intend ending on 22nd December. That will put me around 12 weeks post relaxer. This will be an awesome way to end the year as well as usher in the new one since I haven't done 12 weeks stretch since 2013!

Achieving Ketosis

If you are into weight loss then you may have heard of ketosis. Basically, it's about letting the body use up excess fat by allowing the body to convert it to glucose. At least that's the basic understanding.

To achieve ketosis involves a very low carb diet which is what I did last year to loose some weight. This year too, I want to loose the weight before we enter a fresh year.

This time around, I want to make it a constant diet for the next 6 months to achieve a healthy body.

Today is the first day and the meal plan included taking enough protein meals. 3 Eggs for a breakfast, soy milk and fruits for lunch and possibly salad for supper. From Saturday though, it's going to be more chicken and vegetables for lunch and supper.

I'll keep you updated. I know ketosis can kick in even within a day so I'm definitely hoping for great progress.

Sulphur For Hair Growth Check in Modesta

Modesta is natural and  joined the challenge to see how far her hair can go. 

Everyday I drink 1 to 2 litre of water. I spray my hair with the zabrinaturals hydration on the Go quite lemongrass  and I apply my sulphur oil and castor oil every three days.

Sulphur For Hair Growth Check Jemima B

Here's another Sulphur oil mix update from Jemima B. 

​I alternate between my sulphur mix and my virgin hair fertilizer these days. By next week I'll order my biotin and might add Omega 3 to it. 

Sulphur For Hair Growth Check in Pervy

We are still on the group 3 of the Sulphur hair growth group challenge. 

I moisturise my ends every weekend. I seal with sheabutter and style it. I massage whenever I remember .

Sulphur For Hair Growth Check in Nana Yaa

​We are on the last group of participants in the Sulphur oil growth competition. Each week,  we've had one group check in.  Thus 4 groups in all with about 4 members or group.

Let's begin with  Nana Yaa

I apply my sulfur mixed which contains Jbco, coconut oil, alma oil and bamboo oil. 

I apply the Sulphur mix 3 times in the week. For  days i don't apply the Sulphur mix,  I do the green house effect

Note:(this simply means apply natural oil on the hair,  cover with a shopping bag or cap to allow the body's heat to create moisture in the hair). 

I also apply Jamaican Black Castor Oil ( Jbco) on my edges daily. I drink  at least 2.5l daily.

I Wash my hair and  deep condition every two weeks.

3 Weeks Post Relaxer Wash Day + Sore scalp

It's been 3 weeks post relaxer  already ! To wash the hair,  I clarified with Sheamoisture African black soap shampoo thinking that will also ease the scalp burns I had. I applied the Cantu sheabutter rinse out conditioner, applied Cantu sheabutter lotion and sealed with coconut oil. I air dried overnight and straightened it the next day before bunning with extensions . 

It was fun wearing such an elegant style but there was a serious problem . 

My scalp still feels sore even after a week of the post weave. Thus I intend using Jamaican Black Castor Oil daily for the next few weeks. I need the scalp to be at its utmost best for the next touch up (if I decide to do it in December ) . 

Overall,  I'll be washing the hair again but deep condition this time and flat iron it for the week. This method seems to be working quite well so I'll keep at it for another month or so. 

The Protective Styling challenge will end on 31st October but it won't end for me. I'll continue weari…

Deep Conditioning Challenge

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Since the harmattan has shown it's claws,  we are going to also show our swords by doing a deep conditioning challenge. How does that sound? Lol.

Deep conditioners come in different types and uses but the bottom-line is to provide the hair with moisture to prevent breakage and dry hair during the harmattan in particular. Protein deep conditioners at this point are not necessary; what is needed a moisture rich deep conditioner.

1. Deep condition twice a week.  Use a conditioner to cleanse and alternate with a shampoo before deep conditioning.
2. Use a protein treatment once a month or only when your hair feels too soft or mushy. We don't want moisture overload too. Some protein treatments include ORS hair mayonnaise, vitale hair mayonnaise, aphogee 2 minutes reconstructor and others.
3. Mix oils into your deep conditioner to provide boost in the moisture.


Sulphur For Hair Growth Check in Esther J

Well,  here's our next participant for the Sulphur hair growth group challenge , Esther J. 

Here's her check in 

I apply your Sulphur mix every other day and castor oil daily on the edges. I clean my scalp every weekend and take folic acid every day. 

PS: When mixing your Sulphur,  ensure that you use the correct measurements. Too much of the sulphur causes headache and can dry out the hair leading to breakage. Also use light oils like olive oil , coconut oil together with the Jamaican Black Castor Oil . 

We have a few bottles of the Sulphur available . Contact us on 0541458372 .

Sulphur For Hair Growth Check in Margaret

​My name is Margaret and I apply my sulphur mix 3 times in a week. No specific days but I use sulphur 8 braidspray every other day.  I take now biotin with folic acid and I drink at most 1.5 or 2l of water daily. 

PS: Margaret big chopped a couple of months ago.

Sulphur For Hair Growth Check in Yayra

Yayra is another natural hair lady in the growth challenge group. 

Here's Yayra's check in. 

I am Scilla.zag big chopped in October 2015 I protective style a lot currently in cornrows I massage sulphur oil containing castor and coconut every 2 days and hydration on the go in between. 
PS: we have Jamaican Black Castor Oil and we naturals products in the shop.

Sulphur Oil For Hair Growth Check In Priscilla

Now,  it's the turn of one of my besties , Priscilla . I did a feature on Priscilla a while back and you won't believe how much her hair has grown. 

Here's Prisy's check in. 

I apply the Sulphur mix twice a week and take biotin daily. I drink 1.5 litres of water daily too. 

PS: Priscilla had quite long relaxed hair before transitioning and bug chopping last December .

Biotin + Salon Visit (Vlog#1)

As I indicated in the previous posts,  I'm taking the healthy origins biotin. 

After experiencing the most excruciating headache in months as a result of sore scalp and boil like bumps,  I took the down the weave. The funny thing is the headache subsided in a matter of minutes! 

I Co washed after the next day but the scalp hurt so much I couldn't detangle. Next morning,  with my crazy looking hair,  I went off to a salon. 

Get all the details about the salon in the video.

Sulphur Oil check in Joyce

The Sulphur oil check for group 3 is this week. There are on the average 4 members in each group. There is a mixture of relaxed and natural ladies.  Let's begin with Joyce. 

I apply Tropical Isle Jamaican Black Castor Oil to the edges daily. Applied the sulphur mix on Monday,  Wednesday and Saturday . I also washed my hair with We Naturals Hemp Range . I drink 2 Litres if water each day. 

PS: Joyce is natural. If you want to  purchase the We Naturals or the Tropical Isle Jamaican Black Castor Oil,  contact 0541458372 .

Sulphur oil check in Esther Naa

The Sulphur oil growth competition/challenge is to encourage more hair growth. Over the past few weeks,  we've been applying the Sulphur  mix on our scalp about 4 times a week. We do weekly check ins to stay on track. In addition to this ,  we apply hair growth oil to the hair line daily. 

​Here's Esther Naa's progress. 

 I moisturize first then spray my oil with sulfur. Oils- virgin olive oil, coconut oil . Then apply pretty dolls mane hair oil to my edges.

We'll have the third group check in in for the coming week.

Just A Week Of Healthy Origins Biotin

The biotin I'm currently taking is the healthy origins biotin which sells for 35gh. Unfortunately ,  it's out of stock for now. 

It's been a week and for the first time in months,  my nails are growing in quickly again. After not using hair supplements for almost two months, it's become obvious that these supplements are the reason my hair has been growing fast . 

I haven't had to trim my nails in these past few months but now,  they are getting longer. I'm going to monitor the progress and see how long it gets by the time the bottle is emptied. There are 60 vcaps in there so. That's like up to end of November or early December. 

I take one capsules daily, 5000mcg. I also take 2 Litres if water daily. This means I won't be getting nasty pimples. 

Here is a shot of the left hand. I usually keep the right one short.

Protective Challenge Mini Update

I've been wearing my hair in a small bun through the month in addition to applying wild growth oil and sulphur oil on the scalp. Added to that is the healthy origins biotin. 

My hair is lustrous and smooth after flat ironing it. 

I take down the pony at night and apply a tiny amount of coconut oil to the ends especially and massage Sulphur oil on the scalp every other day. 

Looking forward to another length check in November.

Coffee Rinse Wash Day (2 Weeks Post Relaxer)

One of the challenges we have in the boot camp is coffee rinse and this week again,  I brewed Nescafe coffee to use as a rinse before deep conditioning.  I avoid using water based products during the week to prevent shrinkage which inhibits styling.  
Here's how the wash went. 

I prepooed for about 4 hours with aloe oil mix and decided to use the renpure cleansing conditioner instead of  shampoo.

Then, I did the coffee rinse and deep conditioned with aphogee Balancing Moisturizer (in a few weeks time,  I'll have mine hair steaming cap). I left it on for approximately 2 hours before rinsing it out. I air-dried and  applied kinky curly knot today leave in conditioner and a bit of Cantu sheabutter lotion.

That's air-dried with no product. I wish I were shoulder length already LOL.

Coffee Rinse Wash Day (2 Weeks Post Relaxer)

One of the challenges we have in the boot camp is coffee rinse and this week again,  I brewed Nescafe coffee to use as a rinse before deep conditioning.  I avoid using water based products during the week to prevent shrinkage which inhibits styling.  
Here's how the wash went. 

I prepooed for about 4 hours with aloe oil mix and decided to use the renpure cleansing conditioner instead of  shampoo.

Then, I did the coffee rinse and deep conditioned with aphogee Balancing Moisturizer (in a few weeks time,  I'll have mine hair steaming cap). I left it on for approximately 2 hours before rinsing it out. I air-dried and  applied kinky curly knot today leave in conditioner and a bit of Cantu sheabutter lotion.

That's air-dried with no product. I wish I were shoulder length already LOL.

Sulphur For Hair Growth Check in #2 Jemima 2

Here's the second batch of participants of the challenge. Let's start with Miami. I apply ma sulphur mixture which contain Jamaica castor oil,Palm kennel oil n coconut oil.(1st, 3rd, 5th,8th,10th n 12th of October). 

For ma edges I use we naturals  specific edge oil (not every day🙈)

Take in nature bounty hair,nails n skin gunmies,nature's benefits complete multi A to Z dietary supplements n 2 litres of water everyday (maximum).

Sulphur For Hair Growth Check in #2 Jemima 2

Here's the second batch of participants of the challenge. Let's start with Miami. I apply ma sulphur mixture which contain Jamaica castor oil,Palm kennel oil n coconut oil.(1st, 3rd, 5th,8th,10th n 12th of October). 

For ma edges I use we naturals  specific edge oil (not every day🙈)

Take in nature bounty hair,nails n skin gunmies,nature's benefits complete multi A to Z dietary supplements n 2 litres of water everyday (maximum).

Healthy Origins Biotin

Hi family! How's your hair journey this month? We've done half of October  and can you believe my hair is constantly in a ponytail or with the ends tucked away?

I love that the hair is full neck length with healthy ends too. The first trim will be in a few months time just to prevent setbacks.

Anyway, after two months of no hair supplement,  I've added the biotin to the women's vitamins. I couldn't bear the thought of ending the year without touching shoulder length. As vain as it may sound,  hair vitamins have been one of the support systems that have brought me this far. The benefits have been immense and if there's no health reasons to stop taking them,  I'm all for it. 

I fell in love with this particular biotin as soon as I opened the bottle. First, aside the tight unbroken seal,  there was cotton to absorb moisture. This biotin is odorless and very tiny which makes swallowing smooth sailing. I'll check for growth and thickness in two weeks time. I…

How to Wash Hair After A Week Relaxer

As this post centers on post relaxer hair care, I thought it might be more beneficial for new readers to know a few tips on how to wash hair after relaxing it. 

The basic regimen still applies except that for me,  I clarify or chelate post relaxer to guarantee that there aren't any relaxer left overs as well as strengthen the hair again.

**Prepooed for about 2 hours  with aloe vera and oil mix (the same one I mixed up weeks ago!) 

**I clarified with Sheamoisture African black soap shampoo, did a coffee rinse and deep conditioned with aphogee 2 minutes reconstructor, and then the aphogee Balancing Moisturizer for moisture protein balance. 

I deep conditioned with the balancing moisturizer for about an hour. 

I went the extra mile to blow dry and flat iron with my new straightener from kikuu but an insect fell into my left eye in the process so I boycotted it! 

Sulphur For Hair Growth Check in #1 Abena

We've completed  week one of the Sulphur hair growth group challenge. There are a total of 22 participants partaking in the challenge. 

So far,  things have been smooth sailing and  participants checked in this week.I used the Sulphur on Saturday, Monday,  Wednesday and because I'd wanted to touch up,  I didn't apply it on Thursday . I applied the oil on the scalp mostly at night. For the edges,  I used the wild growth hair oil every other day in the morning.