Dark and Lovely Hair refresher & Scalp wash initial review

I won the Dark and Lovely Hair refresher & Scalp wash in a give away. It won't surprise you to know that I've had my eyes on this line for sometime now. Well, God brought them to me on a silver platter when I won it in a give away hosted by dark and lovely GH. Here are my initial impressions about these products. [Youtube=] Did you enjoy this post? Subscribe to ghanaianemprezz so you don't miss a post!

L.O.C.method on 4C Natural Hair(TWA)

I've been using the L.O.C.method on  4C natural hair[my 4c hair]. The liquid, oil, cream method basically means using a water based product first, followed by creamy product and sealing with oil. When you start right, you end right. Since I'm fully natural now, it's best to give the hair all the nourishment it needs as it grows out. By the time it becomes a big Ass afro, the wouldn't be the need to suffer from dryness. That said, I've continued with the liquid, oil, cream moisturizing and sealing technique I was using when I had the relaxed and natural hair to contend with. The assumption was that if it worked for the natural and relaxed hair, then, now that there's no relaxed hair, it should work better. Indeed, I haven't been disappointed yet. I don't know how long my hair will love this method but I'm going with the flow for now. Here's a video demonstrating how I use the L.C.O method on my 4C natural hair -TWA. [Youtube=https://www

How I make forever Clair Skin care products work for me

I've heard ladies complain about the forever Claire Skin care products  not working for them. Well, I nearly became one until I tweaked how I use it and since then, it's been a jolly good ride. I started using the Forever Claire products in July 2013 or so. What I've been doing is to using a cleanser first before applying any of the products. Well, I discovered the reason why the product didn't seem to be working well on its own. When using the cleanser, I'll dab a bit of cotton in it to clean my face. Apparently, it wasn't the cleanser that was doing the work, it was the cotton. The cotton was getting rid of dead cells by acting as an "exfoliating" material. It was cleaning the skin surface. One evening, I skipped the cleansing and decided to follow Hubby's method of cleaning his face. I used my sponge to gently rub the FC product on the face. This face scrubbing technique left my skin feeling soft and smooth just like when I use the cotton and cl

SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Sham…

You have seen the sheamoisture coconut and hisbiscus curl & shine shampoo  so many times in my wash days. In the review, I talk about the ingredients, if my hair likes it, and if it's going to be part of my stash. SheaMoisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl & Shine Sham…: Did you enjoy this post? Subscribe to ghanaianemprezz so you don't miss a post!

How To: Take Down Braids And Weaves

How to: take down braids and weaves? When you are through with the beautiful weaves or braids, you are left with the nightmare of taking it down. That shouldn't be the case. See my posts on how I washed my weave . As one who uses extensions a lot, I've developed some techniques which I'm sharing with you today. Essentially, what you need are: bobby pin or roller pin to remove the braids Scissors to cut knots in the extensions Hair clips to keep the undone hair from tangling up Detangling mix which could be a detangling conditioner, detangling shampoo, or oils. Mirror to view the hair to guide you through each braid A towel or t-shirt for your neck so you don't get the bits of short extensions that come off all over your body Braids and Twists What I do is to cut off the tip of the extensions since those parts are the most tangled.  I section it so I can work on it one at a time. I bobby pin or roller pin to undo the braids one knot at a time. I d

African Pride Sheabutter Leave in Review

After using the African pride sheabutter leave in for several months now,it's about time I share my views about it. Back in the day when I started my hair journey, I bought a liquid leave in conditioner which was quite good for roller sets but not for air drying. However, due to my limited knowledge about ingredients in hair products, I continued to do trial and errors with my leave in conditioners; hoping to find one that my hair will love as well as help with air drying. Because of this search, I've used a good amount of leave in conditioners but none could really give me the desired results. One day, I was chatting with another blogger who mentioned that her sister has been using the African pride leave in conditioner and was really in love with it. What caught my attention was when she mentioned that it had slip and was very moisturizing too. The last thing I needed was a leave in conditioner with protein so I was very excited to give the African pride a try. I read

10 Reasons why you should care for your hair

I totally understand your enthusiasm when you start to care for your hair and friends don't seem to be bothered. At the beginning of this year, I'm sure some friends will tell you their setbacks with all the X'mas hairstyles they did. Ah well, don't fret. Share these reasons why you should care for your hair with your friends; that will get them involved. You will be able to have the hair you always crave for. You can treat the dry brittle hair you are battling with You don't have to rely on your hairdresser for basic stuff like washing and drying You decided which products to use on your hair You get to know what works and doesn't work for your hair You will have better knowledge of various hair styles and how to prevent them damaging your hair You will see your hair reach lengths you always dreamt of. You will be able to care for your kid's hair You will save time and money on salon visits You will learn to help others.

10 relaxer application tips

Over the years, I've leanrt some things about relaxers and today, I share 10 relaxer application tips. 1. Don't mix lye and no lye at the same time 2. Always neutralize properly 3. Protect previously relaxed parts using petroleum jelly or sheabutter to prevent the relaxer being washed out from processing the already straight part. Simply put, relaxer over run can cause thin hair and breakage. 4. Know your texture so you choose the appropriate relaxer. 5. Follow instructions 6. Always deep condition after relaxing to restore either protein or moisture back into the hair. You can use either a moisturizing or protein based deep conditioner. 7. Don't mix different brands of relaxers 8.Let your stylist know what you want 9. Store relaxer properly 10. Avoid relaxing in the afternoon: you tend to sweat when the weather is hot. Sweat can cause your scalp to get irritated.

Vatika Almond oil review

I purchased almond oil for its ceramides benefits. Did it work for me? Find out. Please, don't forget to subscribe! [youtube=]  

How to moisurize your hair under weave

Hi ladies, hope you are doing well with the last bit of stuff to end the year. Well, since I got the weave, I've had questions about how to moisturize your hair under weave. Obviously, wearing a weave or sew-in requires the same attention as wearing your own hair out. Neglecting your hair under the weave will result in dry, brittle hair and even makes taking the cornrows down a tedious task. The reason  why most people loose hair when wearing weaves is mainly because the hair beneath the weave is not moisturized. In the video, I show how to moisturize and seal in the moisture whilst wearing a weave. Please don't forget to subscribe for more hair videos :) [youtube=]

How to keep your bonnet on during sleep

''How to keep your bonnet on during sleep'' is a question that I get so often. In the video, I show you a simple trick that I use and has been working for me. I show how to keep your satin bonnet, deep conditioning cap and scarf on whilst you sleep. You will love it!   [youtube=]

10 tips when shopping for new deep conditioners

It's always a good feeling when you spot  new deep conditioners and are eager to lay your hands on it. I usually find myself in that situation and so, today, I'm sharing some tips that have helped me when shopping for new deep conditioners. 1. Read first 10 ingredients to be sure you are getting what you want. 2. Smell it 3. Buy small bottles so you don't waste money if your hair doesn't like that. 4. Have a backup plan so that if the product fails, you can grab your trusted one. 5. Read instructions 6. Read reviews 7. Know the brand 8. Check for availability 9. Check packaging 10. Cheap isn't always costly. Expensive isn't always effective

Creme of nature straight from eden review

After seeing and hearing a lot of raves about the creme of nature straight from eden, I got a friend to buy it from US for me. Here's my experience with it. **Packaging : This is how it looks like and came with a booster, activator and creme, hydrating shampoo, and a deep treatment. ** Availability : not yet in Ghana so u may have to get someone to buy from US or check with the hair shops eg urbanmakes or ghlonghair ** Smell : coconut scent and very pleasant ** Processing : works very quickly I go in depth in the video. Please subscribe to support my channel. [youtube=]        

5 ways to use apple cider vinegar on relaxed hair

I've been using apple cider vinegar in my regimen since I started this hair care journey. I also get questions about how to incorporate apple cider vinegar into a regimen.   Based on my personal experience, there are 5 ways you can use  apple cider vinegar on relaxed hair.  After neutralizing shampoo : When you use apple cider vinegar after using a neutralizing shampoo, you are basically using it to lower the pH of the hair. The pH is a measure used to determine the acidity and alkalinity of a substance. The scale is represented by numbers ranging from 0 to 14 where 7 is neutral. Greater than 7 on the pH scale is more alkaline and less than 7 is more acidic. The pH of hair ranges between 4.5 – 5.5. Lye relaxers range from 12 – 14 and no-lye relaxers range from 9 – 11. (source: Design essentials ) That means you need to use a neutralizing shampoo to bring down the alkaline levels toward a more neutral level. Apple cider vinegar is acidic and therefore, helps to bring up the acidic l

Difference Between Prepoo and Hot Oil Treatment

[1] The difference between Prepoo with oil and hot Oil Treatment? To me, the basic difference is that prepoo with oil is done before shampooing whereas hot oil treatment can be done any time without necessarily having to wash the hair. [2] How do I  protect previously relaxed hair before relaxing? I use either sheabutter or my oil mix. I use roux porosity control conditioner when I have it. You can also use regular vaseline to protect the scalp and the already relaxed hair. [3] What i s your favourite moisturizer? So far, the African pride olive miracle anti breakage moisturizer lotion. [4] Why do you use a sulfate free shampoo? I was curious to know how it will reduce dryness considering the absence of sulphates which dry out the hair.