Showing posts from January, 2017

Wash Day ( Sulphur Oil Prepoo)

This week, I applied fresh aloe vera juice to my hair after work just to see how it will respond to it. When it dried up, I made the decision to do this  as often as I can when my hair is longer . Why?

It dried up fast so I can sleep soundly without wetness.
My hair didn't feel like there was anything in it.

I didn't co wash because it's not something I can do without experiencing shrinkage. Because of this, I won't be purchasing much of co wash conditioners for now. I rather get shampoos.

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The Wash

Shampoo carion: 
Deep conditioned with heat with dark and lovely amla legend. Now, the good thing I've got in my bathroom is a socket! This means I can use my heating cap in the bathroom and do my facial. Let me expatiate. I wash my hair during shower and I have to move out to deep condition, move back to rinse. The challenge is when I'm done showering, how do I return and rinse with…

Wash Day With Steam Cap

During the week, I would apply Sulphur oil on the scalp at night and do a green house effect every other day. 

I've noticed the growth coming in so I'm going to keep doing that. I'll also do scalp massages at night whilst watching TV. I just need to stop being lazy and use the massage brush. The last time I did this, I had a lot of new growth coming through so I won't sleep on it. I apply oil to the hair and wear a cap to bed for the green house effect to increase moisture due to the dry weather.
I look forward to my hair at 3 weeks post as well as sharing more interesting stuff about my daily regimen.

The Wash

I decided to wash on Friday so I could install flexi rods.

 I wore my hair out to work on Friday for a change. Since the weather is pretty much cold, I didn't sweat with the hair though the hair hanged around My neck.

My hair felt like I'd fried it. I managed to shampoo in the evening and used the scalp massage brush to clean the scalp properly. I deep conditi…

My Moisturizing and Sealing Routine for Harmattan (2017)

It's just fair that this dry weather is met with serious moisturizing and sealing routine. Moisturizing has to do with using a water based product and sealing is done with oils or butters. I follow the liquid, cream, oil routine (L.C.O) as I find that to be a better option during this harmattan weather.
To effectively moisturize your hair, you definitely need to apply moisture first. Using oil first is like wearing your trousers before your underwear. You block out any moisture loss when you seal with oil that us why you need the water first before sealing. 

For each month of 2017, my moisturizimg and sealing will be planned for the month for effective routine.

For January, I planned my hair routine ahead of time to reduce the amount of time spent on organizing my thoughts Lol.

Spray the hair with rose water 
Apply a bit of Mielle organics avocado hair milk
Seal with my oil mix. 

 I do this at night because my morning schedule is whack! I try to sleep with a bonnet to maintain the moistu…

First Wash After Relaxer

I liked how my hair turned out but as per habit, I just had to co wash to relief my scalp. In addition to that, I wanted to feel water on my scalp Lol.

That's how my hair looked prior to the wash. I'm grazing shoulder length and hope to be collar bone by July.

I used the cantu sheabutter co wash and a bit of vinegar on the scalp. I had to dry overnight. 

I used the scalp massage brush( I'm yet to use the battery one in shower).

I'll use the Jamaican black castor oil for about a week to soothe the scalp before returning to the Sulphur oil. I'll do two green house effects next week too.

Quick Flexi Rod Set on Short Relaxed Hair

I decided to do a flexi rod set just to see how it will turn out. I used the cantu sheabutter hair mousse on the dry hair and the whole process took about 15 minutes. Next morning, I applied my oils to the scalp and took down the flexi rods.

I loved the results and got amazing compliment. 

I was encouraged by friends and colleagues to keep wearing that style but because I'm on a low maintenance and protective style challenge. I threw the hair into a ponytail the next morning. The harmattan isn't over so wearing loose hair isn't a great option.

I'll do another style for a wedding tomorrow so stay tuned for results. I'll try to do a video of the flexi rod set whenever I can.

When the weather gets better, I'll wear my curly styles.

Mielle Organics Hair Vitamins First Review

If you've not read my previous posts, then, do check it out ( side bar).

I've been taking the Mielle organics hair vitamins some time now. In the video, I talk about the packaging, the size of the pills, the directions to take it and the duration I'll be taking it.

How I Prepared & Organized My Hair Products for 2017

I want to thank everyone who's here this day for staying with me up to this point. We want to start the new year on a good note so let's get to work. Though a post will be up on Friday, I think it's fit to chip in this one on this auspicious day!

Whenever you check your stash and it occurs to you that some are missing, don't fret! Check your wardrobe or shelf four times Lol. It could be stacked somewhere in the kids room too.

To make 2017 stress free, I had to rearrange my stash. To do this was a first time so I made sure to have some guidelines.

Which ones are used frequently?
Which ones are almost out?
Which ones are about to expire?
Which ones have longer shelf lives?
Which hair products are hardly used ?
Which are my most and least favourite?

With these guidelines, I arranged the products. First, the hardly used ones were placed at the back and then followed by those with longer shelf life.

Next was the products about to expire and almost out. The hair products at the f…