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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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[caption width="400" align="aligncentre"]Herbs challenge [/caption]

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,…

5 Steps To Caring For Your Hair

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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

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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.

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.