Showing posts from May, 2020

Advice For Beginning Your Hair Journey

The excitement that you feel when you get to understand growing long hair is possible can cause you to create more harm than good for your hair.

Read and Read  I can't reiterate this enough! Ive observed that 90% of ladies either skip information or simply don't read beyond two or three lines of any article. They want to experience length but don't want the sweat that comes with it. A simple cursory look at the first or last paragraph of an article doesn't mean you've mastered a particular topic or technique. The end result is a partially successful implementation of that knowledge. At the end, frustration sets in when you don't seem to make a headway.
Know what you read  There are a thousand and one people writing and sharing what they think is right for your hair. These are well intended but is it what you need? Must you do all the 10 wash steps to achieve results? Does your hair need that particular protein treatment you've read about? Does it matter if you …

How To Manage Your New Growth

To successfully stretch your relaxer, one of the major hurdles to overcome is keeping the new growth soft and manageable.

To prevent dryness, focus the deep conditioner on the new growth during your wash. This is the time to include protein based deep conditioning treatments in your journey. Using protein helps to strengthen the hair and the line of demarcation too. Don't use protein products too often, once a month is OK.

Another technique is to moisturize the line of demarcation as often as possible to prevent breakage. The new growth will be thicker than the relaxed parts hence the point where they meet (demarcation point) too is very fragile and can break off easily. Moisturising with a focus on that part stops dryness. This is the time to use your hair mist before the moisturizer. In addition, using heavy butters to seal also help if the weather is dry. 
Lastly, be very gentle when styling your hair to limit stressing the hair as well as causing breakage. Know when to end your s…

How To Transition From Damaged Hair To Healthy Hair

This write up on how to transition your hair  will be in two parts to cover natural hair and relaxed hair.
Find the problem 
First, identify and acknowledge your own actions and inactions in damaging your hair. We tend to shift blame on the hair dressers but if you are armed with knowledge about hair care, your guidance will facilitate the process of caring for your hair at the salon or home. What have you failed to add or take out of your regimen?
Your hair is unique  In addition, you ought to understand your hair is unique and should be treated as such. You can't determine your growth rate until you track your growth. Seeing someone hit her goals in weeks doesn't translate into you achieving the same thing. Your diet, environment and even hair tools can influence your length retention. Accept what your hair can and cannot do, you'll be in better frame of mind to work on it  Quality products Be prepared to break the bank when you begin your journey. I'm not referring to how…

How To Avoid Spilt Ends

Length retention isn't as easy as it seems and spilt ends even make it harder!

The key to spilt ends is trimming off dead ends as early as possible! Regular trims translates into getting rid of old hair that may have the splits. Early trimming prevents the split from getting further down towards the root. 

In addition, you need to keep your ends off your shoulders if you are at that length. Friction from the rub can damage the ends!
Lastly, start treating your hair right even when it's short. That minimizes damage as the hair gets longer and that would mean being able to hold on to the ends for a bit longer rather than having to cut off the hair all the time.
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How To Retain Length In 12 Weeks

This is going to be a simple breakdown of 5 things you can do each week to retain length.

Tip 1  Aim for a low manipulation style. I'm not all about extentions and low term protective styles if your hair is past shoulder length. It allows to you deal with your hair at least once week to give it better treatment. For naturals, you may not need to wash weekly but bi monthly wash will do your hair more good. 

Tip 2  Consider hair mists to keep the exposed parts of your hair moisturized. When I wear buns, the exposed hair gets drier whilst the rest of the hair stays soft. Using a hair mist will compensate for the moisture loss. 
Tip 3 Deep condition your hair. You can do the double step - protein deep conditioning, followed by moisture deep conditioning. 
Tip 4
Pay attention to the ends. Prwbent breakage at the ends of the hair. This part is fragile for the reason that it's the oldest part of the hair hence has experienced more exposure.

Tip 5 Protect your hair at night. Using bon…

Facial Products You Can Use In Your Hair

It may seem counterproductive when using products meant for skin in your hair but you'll be amazed at how beneficial the products are for your hair whether natural hair or relaxed hair.

1. Oils Most oils used on face are equally effective for hair treatment. For example, jojoba oil, Argan oil and vitamin E oil at egreag for those with dry scalp as well as dry hair.
2. Facial toners and Moats  Rose water: This is best known as a facial toner but it's a great mist for hydrating your hair too. Facial mists usually contain about 70% distilled water and other hydrating ingredients that can be safely used in the hair as moisturizers too. Aloe vera is a great plant that can used too. 
3. Serums like hyaluronic acid and snow mushroom function like glycerin; they are humectants. They draw moisture into your hair! Be sure to spritz your hair lightly with water first before using them
4. African black soap can serve as a face wash and a shampoo! This multipurpose soap is a lifesaver when trave…

10 Relaxer Stretch Tips

Getting that long and healthy relaxed hair requires planning and journnaling your regimen. Relaxed hair thrives on a lot of practices that require time hence you need to determine what will work for you.

1. Plan the hair style you will be wearing to minimize manipulation and make wash days less stressful. 
2. Plan the products you'll need such that they are protein and moisture balanced. You'll need to prepare your products down to help you reach out for them when you need them. Don't wait till you are struggling before you go searching. 
3. Keep your hair moisturized even if you braid or weave it up. When strwtving your relaxer, breakage is the last thing you need. 
4. Cut down on weekly wash and stretch the washing to once every 2 weeks in order to prevent tangles and knots if possible. Less manipulation, less frustration. 
5. Do more green house effect to keep the new growth soft and manageable. 
6. Work in sections from washing to styling to limit tangles and knots. 
7. Do mo…

10 Hair Tips For Lockdown

No one wants to suffer from dry, brittle and dull hair whilst in Lockdown so what can you do to protect your tresses?

I've put together a short video on hso to keep your thriving even in Lockdown 
10 hair tips for Lockdown 


The year is definitely not how we want it to be but we have to make do with what we have when it comes to hair care. 

To begin the wash, I diluted apple cider vinegar with water and drenched the hair with it.  I covered with a shower cap for close to 30 minutes. I needed my scalp to really get the detox. 
To cleanse, I use groganics deep freeze shampoo and conditioner to detox the follicles and stimulate it too. 

To hydrate the hair, I just applied The Ordinary multipeptide hair serum to the scalp and let the hair dry. 

As simple as the wash is, the nest wash will be more involving as I have to deep condition. The Silicone Mix is an amazing deep conditioner; my hair loves it and it's a must have for me now. 

I'm currently a few days post relaxer hence washing is a breeze. The next relaxer is scheduled for 21st July, about 10 weeks stretch. After the next wash, I'll be visiting the salon for straw set again. I don't intend to mess with my hair therfore but the straw sets will …