Showing posts from April, 2017

DIY Spritz To Restore Scalp PH

To restore the PH of your scalp, all you need are :

Fresh aloe vera gel or juice. I use the Lily of the desert aloe gel brand.
Rose water
Jamaican black castor oil

Mix all these in a spray bottle and refrigerate it. When it's  a bit cold,  it has a soothing effect too on the scalp. Use the spritz nights for about a week. If you've has a fresh braid or relaxer, this will soothe your scalp.

More Easy and Effective Ways To Use Jamaican Black castor oil.

We have the Tropic isle living Jamaican Black castor products. The Jamaican black caator oil comes in  4oz for 40gh and 8oz for 58gh.

My 5 Hair Growth Oils

Since I'm focusing on increasing growth now, I've been using growth oils.

 I'm using the wild growth hair oil from now to June.  I use it daily on the edges and the scalp.
The Jamaican black castor oil hair food from July to September. I will use it on the edges and scalp as well as a sealant.
Jamaican black castor oil regular for six months. September, 2017 to January 2018
The hair wonder cream and oil will be used from January to May 2018.
The last one is Edge Entity which is for the edges. I'll get that after May.

In all,  I should be done with these hair oils within 12 months.

😁😁😁😁😁😁 I know that's a lot of oils but I'm still give in NH away a couple on facebook so stay tuned.

How To Treat Balding

For a lot of guys that request for hair growth products, the culprit is balding.

With women, balding is an extreme case of aloepicia. Hair loss as a result of braids, weaves, cornrows and wigs is quite rampant in Ghana. We have a long way to go as regards good hair practices but until our hair dressers are fuller on board, you owe it to yourself to give your hair with the most utmost care.

When after interactions you realized it's not genetics, I ask the customer to explain their hair routine as well as lifestyle. Usually, I advise they give the oils a try whilst improving on their diets as well as adding supplements. If these fail, then, they could seek medical interventions.
Most often, the problem gets resolved. So, why balding?

The bathing soap you use is too drying which causes breakage.
The right braids have to sleep. Request your stylist not to even braid the edges. Tight braid lead to hair loss.
Sleep scarfs, wig caps can also rub on the edges thereby causing hair loss.
Lace w…

Hibiscus Shampoo Wash Day (2 Months Natural)

I'm 8 weeks Post big chop and about 14 weeks  Post relaxer which means I'm gaining length too.

I didn't Prepoo for the fact that I use oils and butters during the week which are more than enough to protect the hair.

I've done two washes this week: the second time, I deep conditioned with aphogee 2 minutes reconstructor and the Native Child deep conditioner. I left the products on for some minutes before rinsing.
I applied the Jamaican black castor oil hair food to seal the hair. The next morning,  I misted the hair with the rose water glycerin spritz and some hibiscus leave in encoder sealing with the hair food again.

My hair is definitely thriving and it's  very thick. I've been applying the wild growth hair oil and the Jbco sage on the edges daily. My hair shrinks a lot but I'm not bothered about that now. If I can go even two years without needing to stretch the hair after washing,  my life will certainly be easier. I'll read about that for more informat…

How I Use Essential Oils

I have about two essential oils- tea tree oil and peppermint oil. I use these cautiously as I'm not a fan of tingling sensation from products.

For now, I use it in the Sulphur oil mix. I recently added a few more drops as I've since added more oils to the Sulphur. 

Do I notice growth with these essential oils? I do. That's the reason why I added them to the Sulphur mix. As for the sealing oil, I'd rather not do that to prevent all week tingling Lol. 

I use my Sulphur mix about four times a week and will keep using it until the bottle is empty. That could take a year but so long as I see growth, it's good.

The other way I wish I could use the essential oils is in my deep conditioner but the issue is I wouldn't want anything getting into my eyes especially with the burning sensation associated with these essential oils. 

I'm OK with using it on my scalp as I get results from that as well.

How do you use your essential oils?

Quick and Easy DIY Liquid Black Soap

As I move into cheaper but effective natural hair products for my hair, the most immediate need was a clarifying shampoo. Yet I wanted the shampoo to have some moisturizing abilities too in addition to the clarifying.

Here's the recipe I used.

African black soap aka alata Samina
Vegetable glycerin 
Coconut oil

I used the glycerin for its humectant ability as my honey is finished. I added the back soap to warm water and allowed it to melt. After that, I added a fee tablespoon full of glycerin and a bit of coconut oil.

I used this to clean my hair and it was quite a good feeling. I'll venture into some commercial products but not now. With the ORS aloe shampoo and this black soap shampoo, I think I'm set in the shampoo area.

Natural Hair is for Poor (Broke) Ladies.

Have you had people say stuff about your hair?

Do share this video with friends and family!!

How To Moisturize DRY 4C Natural Hair (LCOB method)"

The liquid, cream, oil and butter method for 4C natural hair is an amazing combination to keep your hair moisturized and soft for long periods.

My Boss Says My TWA Is Not A Professional Style!

Since we are dealing with natural hair problems in Ghana, here's an interesting story a friend sent to me regarding her job and her natural hair.

In growing our natural hair, it's not just about what will work for our scalp; it's about what we stand for.

One TOOL To Prevent Dry Hair

When you sleep without covering your hair at night, that's the first sign of trouble with dryness.

To reduce this and single strand knots, you need a satin or silk cap.

When I protect my hair at night with a cap, the hair remains moisturized till morning and moisturizing and sealing again is less tedious and also allows the hair to absorb the products properly.

If you don't have it, try a satin pillow case. I don't enjoy the satin pillow case because it gets very warm at night which makes it uncomfortable to sleep on.

You can also get your tailor or seamstress to make one for you. I got a tailor to do the satin pillow case and others have used the satin to create caps.

If all fails, then, pick up one from the online shops for less than 30gh.

How To Lengthen Your Hair Growing Stage ( Anagen Stage)

What is the Anagen stage? How does that affect your hair length?

Find out more about how you can prolong the Anagen stage.

How To Increase Hair Growth Without Vitamins

There are tons of posts on the advantages of taking hair vitamins but what if you can't afford them?

Tea rinses help stop shedding and that's a great way to retain length. In addition, caffeine is said to aid in hair growth too so you get double benefits.
Sulphur powder: I have so many ladies who can testify to the awesome growth they get from the Sulphur powder.
Onion juice works well because of the high Sulphur content. Thus if you can't get Sulphur powder ( I have some in the shop though) just blend your onion, mix it into your shampoo and let it sit for two weeks. Use that to wash your hair. Yes,  I've done it before. 
Jamaican black castor oil or red pimento oil. These are geared towards hair growth. There are other hair growth oils too ( mane choice oils, Sulphur oil, ).
Wild growth oil is also effective.

How To Treat Scab Hair

The solution to scab hair doesn't lie in deep conditioning daily; it's about keeping the moisture in the hair 24/7. How can you do this?

Aloe vera, hibiscus leave in and rose water glycerin spritz sealed with cantu sheabutter gel oil. I began using aloe vera  early March and in a matter of 7 days, my hair was considerably hydrated. 

At night, I massage fresh aloe vera gel on the hair then spray the hibiscus on the hair and apply a bit of Jbco oil mix. In the morning, I spritz with rose water mix, mix a bit of Mielle organics hair milk, Jbco mix and the gel oil and apply it to seal. The way I use these products vary on a daily basis but the key thing is that they are the products  that give me the result I want. 

This has been my routine ever since I big chopped and that's what got rid of the dry hair.

Get more details in the video

How To Use Fabric Steamer On Your Hair

There's a difference between steaming and deep conditioning.

Steaming opens up the cuticles to receive products better. When deep conditioning, the heat helps the products to penetrate the strands. When you use a steamer, you open up the hair to absorb the products.

How can you use a cloth steamer? Find out from the video. You can get a clot steamer from Kikuu or any appliances shop.

Beautifully Bamboo, Scalp Massage Brushes

The scalp massage brush comes in two forms: the manual and battery powered one thus the difference in price.