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Smart Hair Goals for 2019

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Let me give you the full picture of what I want in 2019.The first goal is to care for my own hair  throughout the year without braids in that period. Since I didn't braid up, I've been doing 3 deep conditioning sessions per week to maintain moisture in the hair.  My hair shrinks a lot and I'm ok with it. The routines will also mean being able to use up all old products too. With such deep conditioning, I'm sure I'll be able to keep my hair well moisturized. Because I don't have any braiding plans, my hair covers will be a great way to protect the hair. One thing I love about hair covers is when your hair is long enough, you can change the position of the cover.I want to have access to my own hair to regrow a few damaged spots at the edges. This means from now till May, I'll be paying attention to the growth and retention. The second goal is to make it to full shoulder length with 3 trims too. For this reason, I'm making sure I take the 30 day beauty sec…

How To Moisturise During Harmattan

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The normal order of liquid, oil and cream or liquid, cream and oil moisturizing routinrle isn't sufficient. Here's one  technique I use and I'm sure you'll find it helpful too.After moisturizing, be sure to cover with a steam or shower cap for 5 minutes. This allows the heat from your body to warm up the products and allow them to sink into the hair faster and better. Since the dry weather can be detrimental to our hair, you need to up your moisture game from 5 to 10!
These are other moisturizing techniques you can explore to help your hair thrive in 2019.

How To Do Overnight Deep Conditioning

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When you are a mom and a career woman like me, spending time at night putting things in order can be the best moment to nourish your hair.Most deep conditioners require 30 minutes under a steam cap and because we can't spare that amount of time in the morning, doing it whilst sleeping can be a better option. Now, most deep conditioners complete their work within 30 minutes to an hour hence the purpose of overnight deep conditioning isn't about the deep conditioner working but rather, you saving time!Here's how I do mine. In the process of taking the night shower, I shampoo the hair and take the shower. I then apply the deep conditioner to the hair. The pwieos between the shampoo and conditioner application allows the hair to dry a bit so that the deep conditioning is done on damp and not wet hair.I cover with the steam cap or shopping bag and follow up with a bonnet. If you share a bed with your partner, be sure they won't mind the smell of the products Lol. Next morni…

Two Hair Growth Vitamins For January

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As the hair keeps getting longer and longer, I keep exploring different ways to make 2019 the most active time in my blogging life.I have 15 days worth of the 30 day beauty secret vitamins and half of the collagen powder. In order to achieve my targeted goal of full shoulder length in 2019, I've been taking the collagen powder again. I'm definitely not moving into biotin anymore so most of my supplements will be collagen and women's hair vitamins. These 2 will get me through the first half of January, 2019 so I'll have a few shopping to do in terms of new vitamins. Fortunately, I have the Neocell collagen with hyaluronic acid arriving hence there won't be a break in what I take. I'll share my 3 hair goals for 2019 tomorrow.

Deep Conditioning Challenge

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Since my hair is growing out of the short phase, the need for more deep conditioning has arisen and the harmattan period just makes it even more prudent. I miss washing long hair Lol. Anyways, I checked the last time I did a good deep conditioning treatment and realized it was zero in the last 4 weeks. By good, I mean leaving the deep conditioner for at least 15 minutes!Now, I didn't shampoo because I wanted more hydration not cleansing since I'd definitely shampoo over the weekend. I used the creme of nature coconut milk conditioner and I must say that I loved the smell! I left the deep conditioner on under the 2 black shopping bags and a scarf. As we prepared for 24th Night service, I had the deep conditioner also working. What forced me to deep condition is the dryness of the North where I'm visiting for the first time in 3 years! I didn't carry anything except hair butters so I had to borrow what my sister had. Looking at the nature of the weather, I'd have to …

Ending 2018 With Dr. Miracle

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My edges were doing fine until I got a cornrow and now, I've had a serious damage.That's how bad my edges are so I'm going to try the Dr. Miracle Temple and Nape balm from now till the jar is empty.Hopefully, with the nightly applications, I should be able to use up the jar in 3 to 4 months. 
It has a slight burning sensation when applied (nothing I can't tolerate). It is a gelly consistency too which Iove. It makes applying with fingers much better.The smell is a bit minty and the gelly consistency makes spreading it very easy and fast. Lastly, it doesn't drip so I can apply at any time of the day even when I'm sweating.Also expect more hair related posts in 2019!!! I'm going to be back on the blogging train with at least 4 updates a week! It's something I'd love to do because my hair is growing back and it's about time we get to our goal too.One thing I do notice is that most of my favourite bloggers are missing in Action 😕. I will bring you m…

Washing Your Hair In Harmattan

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With this year's harmattan being so severe, protective styling is definitely a must.Unfortunately, I can't wear any styles yet with this short hair do what can i do? Right from the wash day, my attention has been on preventing moisture loss. This means from the shampoo process to the sealing process, each step involves maximizing moisture.I probably shampoo once every 2 weeks but I water rinse very often. This keeps the moisture levels up as well as keeping the hair less dirty. I do well to spritz the hair each morning before anything is done. With the new growth so thick, getting the hair damp is very crucial for moisture retention. I love length but moisture retention during this time of year is the key to a healthy hair.Another form of moisture retention technique I employ is ensuring that the deep conditioners and conditioners I use are moisture based. The Sheamoisture manuka honey conditioner is amazing at this and I really love. The next thing I want to invest in is the …

Moisturise and Seal (3 Steps)

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This is an updated version of how to moisturise and seal your relaxed hair or natural hair. This technique can be done in the morning or evening although I prefer doing mine in the evening.All you need are your moisturizers, water and oil or butter. Click Here to watch the full video!