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Dos and Don'ts of Natural Hair in Ghana

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When naturals in Ghana ask me what to do or not do with their hair, I tend to smile because it means starting from the basic Regimen and sharing some dos and don'ts of natural hair in Ghana.
** Make sure your hair is at least damp before combing. Be sure to ditch the small tooth comb and use a wide tooth comb.
** Use a moisturizer as often as you need to and find ways to retain moisture. Our weather is usually dry for the most part of the year so look into moisture retention if you want to gain length. My new technique is to moisturize 3 times a day if necessary and deep condition twice a week if needed.
** Limit the use of shampoos. At least a weekly use is enough. As a natural, you can go without a shampoo for weeks if you have been using natural oils.
**Find a good sealant. Many of the so-called natural oils may not be enough to seal YOUR Hair. Some hair do well with grease eg Vaseline and Dax. So don't worry yourself with Natural oils all the time. One caution will be to clari…

Relaxer pH and Why You Need To Know It

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Well,  I came across a post about the relaxer pH, I found them quite interesting.



Our hair has a pH of 4.5-5.5 and these relaxers have a highest of 14. That's how strong they are in order to work on our hair.

Source : black hair media

The pH balance determines how harsh the chemical is. Research has shown that the lower the pH, the less damaging the product is to your hair. Water has a pH of 7. Anything less than 7 is considered acidic. The lower this number gets the greater the acidity. Any pH greater than 7 is considered alkaline. The higher the number gets the greater the alkalinity.

A one point difference in pH's could have a significant impact on your hair A product with a pH of 13 is 10 times more alkaline than a product with a pH of 12. This same product would be 100 times more alkaline than a product with a pH of 11. The pH levels even tend to vary among the same products from batch to batch. A relaxer that worked great for you the last time you touched up, may cause more …

Dos and Don'ts For Relaxed Hair In Ghana

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There's a general post already about relaxed hair dos and Don'ts but it's been requested that  I do dos and don'ts of relaxed hair specific to Ghana, especially,  with the kinds of stylist we have.
Dos
1.  Take your own neutralizing shampoo, protein deep conditioner and leave in. If you have apple cider vinegar, add it as well as roux porosity control. Some stylists don't have anything.


Keep an eye on the comb used to spread the relaxer. Some stylist will scratch your scalp with it.
Be sure the stylist isn't too busy when applying relaxer ; she might leave it on for too long.
Do base your scalp if possible before going to the salon. Also,  do your prepoo or hot oil treatment before going. You may be surprised to know that some stylist will dissuade you from doing these treatments.
Guide the stylist to  deep condition your hair after the relaxer process.
Develop a routine for your hair and don't be afraid to let the stylist follow the routine even at the salon.
Don&…

The Fierce Huddah Monroe's TWA

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Huddah Monroe is a Kenyan. She calls herself Kenya's sweetheart and that is rightly so because her insta feed is simply stunning.

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