My Black Friday/Christmas Wishlist|| Natural Hair Edition.

Welcome back to my blog ๐Ÿ™‹ ๐Ÿ™‹ It feels like forever since I last blogged and it’s so funny how I’ve been inconsistent with blogging since I made specific days for blogging. October was a month of so many emotions. Dealing with anxiety, then I lost 2 friends, one had to be ‘cut off’ as people say. I’m grateful for a new month, I’m in a much better place right now. This is a long ass intro but I didn’t want to do a separate post for this today, maybe I’ll go into details some other time.

November is here which means black Friday is here, and Christmas is around the corner too, and all I can hear is SALES! I know I’m not the only person who scrolls online looking at things they’re not buying anytime soon. I have lots of things I want to have in my hair stash and since I’m still on a student budget these things are on the luxury list and very low in the scale of preference. I usually like buying my stuff around this time, but this year has been a different year so the flow of cash wasn’t the same with other years so I’m not making any purchase for black Friday/ Christmas sales because unlike other years, I didn’t do a huge haul for my hair products My hair products finished earlier than usual so I couldn’t wait for sales this year and I made purchases at different times because it felt better than spending so much money at once for hair products.

On that note, I decided to make a wishlist of both the things I can afford right now and the ones I can’t afford yet, but we’ll get there. My life is a very fertile ground to sow in case anybody was wondering.

So I’ll be listing the things I want to have in my stash in no particular order.

360ยฐ mist spray bottle

I’ve been seeing this a lot and it seems like such a convenient tool to have. It’s different from the normal spray bottle and works like those body spray cans where you just longpress the nozzle and the spray comes out continuously. You won’t have to keep on pressing the nozzle of your spray bottle multiple times and the water doesn’t come out in droplets like the other normal spray bottle.

EZ Detangling Brush

This seems like another really good tool to have. It has bristles which separate when detangling your hair, causing no tension which is great for gender headed people.The brush seems to be really good amd there has been nothing but good reviews about it. If you’ve been following this blog you’ll know that detangling my hair is a major concern for me.

Kinky Clip-in Extensions

I’ve wanted this for the longest time. I almost bought one from naturalgirlwigs on Instagram but life happened and the money was used for something else. Clip in extensions are very easy to use and it’s a fast and easy way to put your hair in a quick protective style without trying too hard. And it’s also an easy way to fake it till you make it when you get extensions which match your hair texture.

Temporary Hair Dye.

I’ll get this as soon as I find a store or someone in Port Harcourt that sells this. All vendors I found online are in Lagos and I can’t buy something of 2500naira and pay 2000 as delivery fee. I’ve been wanting to dye my hair temporarily because I can’t commit to one colour that’s not my natural hair colour and I don’t also want to deal with the extra work colour treated hair comes with but I’ve not seen any temporary hair colour here in Port Harcourt.

Bentonite Clay

This thing is so expensive right now for me, especially when kaolin clay is so cheap so this would continue being on my wishlist till further notice. But I really want to do a bentonite clay mask on my hair.

African Pride Pre-shampoo

This product is a prepoo made of aloe vera and coconut water. If you’ve been following me, you’ll know I love to prepoo my hair. And if you read my natural hair trends post, I said that I want to add aloe vera to my hair routine but it comes with a lot of stress. So seeing this product really has me curious to use it.

Camille Rose Naturals Products

The day I get to use these products, nobody would be able to talk to me anyhow. I’ll feel so bougie because these products are so freaking expensive. But they are natural products and they have really amazing ingredients. There has been nothing but good reviews about them but a lowly girl can’t afford them now.

Revlon Blow-dryer Brush

It’s the ease with how you can blow dry your hair easily with this tool for me. I’ve attempted blow-drying my hair and it was not an easy job, so having a blow dryer which is in brush form would be so cool but then again, it’s expensive as hell.

Edge Booster Strong Hold Styling Gel

The way this thing lays down people’s hair!! I want it periodt! I’ve always been a ponytail girl and my hair is finally getting of length to do a ponytail without extensions and even though eco styling gel works fine, I want something better with a stronger hold which is this product

That’s it for this post. I can’t afford to be a product junkie even if I want to because natural hair products are so expensive. What’s on your wishlist?


Meanwhile, I wanted to do a post where I’ll respond to your assumptions about me, so if you’re interested in knowing anything, leave an assumption in the comments section and I’ll respond to all the assumptions in another post.

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DIY Shea Butter Mix For Natural Hair

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I never thought I would say this, but my anxiety level has been high of late. Everything happening only helped to trigger it the more, but I’m fine. I wasn’t going to write any new post this week, but as I was moisturizing my hair for the night, my hair felt so good and it occurred to me that I was using my whipped Shea butter that I made myself, so I decided to share how I made it because I’m awesome๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿคท

Shea butter is a very common product that has so many benefits to the hair and skin. It’s very thick, so when used for your hair, it helps to seal in the moisture you have put into your hair.

We had some shea butter lying around the house so I decided to use it and I found out that my hair doesn’t like the raw Shea butter but likes whipped Shea butter with other oils and products with Shea butter in them which is weird. When I use just the raw Shea butter, it makes my hair feel dry and straw like so I stopped using it raw.

What you’ll need

  • 4 tablespoons of shea butter
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of palm kernel oil
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 10 drops of tea tree oil
  • 10 drops of vitamin C serum

I wanted to make a small batch because it was my first time doing it and also because of the honey that I put, just in case it would decrease the shelf life. You can decide not to add the honey, but I wanted a really moisturizing butter so I needed honey.

And I got a vitamin C serum a while back and it’s written that it can be used for the hair too so I decided to add it to the butter too. The serum also contains aloe vera and green tea extract which are also good for the hair so I added the serum to the butter.

Procedure

  • I scooped the amount of butter I needed into my mixing bowl
  • Melt the Shea butter by placing it in a bowl of hot water for 5 minutes.
  • I added the honey and the oils then gave it a thorough mix. If you have a mixer then go ahead and whisk it to make it creamy. But since I didn’t have a mixer, I mixed it with a spoon.
  • Then I turned the mix into a container, covered it, then put it in the freezer to cool and solidify.
  • After about 20 minutes I brought it out and my whipped Shea butter was ready.

Because of the oils I used, this butter can be used as both a hair and skin butter. So it’s a win win situation. The first time I used the butter, I was a bit heavy handed with it so my hair was super oily, but I didn’t need to add anymore products to my hair that week because my hair was still moisturized. I only had to spritz my hair with plain water once when I wanted to do my midweek routine because the products I put in my hair where still there.

That’s it for this post.

Am I the only person whose hair doesn’t like raw Shea butter?

Thanks for reading.

The Tea On The Tangle Teezer Detangling Brush On Thick 4c Hair

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It’s been long since I asked this, but how are you all doing? Like, really? How has your week been? This week has been an okay week for me. I had a serious dysmenorrhea this week and it wasn’t funny at all. I haven’t had one that serious since last year December. The good thing was that I noticed it 2 days before it finally came and so I was on alert and was already prepared. The pains came with vomiting and I was so annoyed because I had some errands to run that day. I had to take painkillers, drink green tea and go about my day when I had some relief cause I’m a strong girl๐Ÿ˜‰.

Anyway, over to the gist of today. I’m probably the last to use it, but I got this detangling brush called tangle teezer cause I’ve been feeling that wide tooth combs no longer do the job and I’m not a pro at finger detangling to be able to get out all the knots in my hair. My hair is not the thickest out there, but it’s still a lot and properly finger detangling my whole head of hair can’t happen, at least not now. So I decided to incorporate a brush.

I bought this brush for 800naira.

It has a very funny shape and it’s not the most comfortable tool in terms of holding it to detangle your hair because of it’s shape, but once I got the hang of it, it got the job done. The bristles of the brush are soft and flexible so it was easy to glide through my hair. This brush also smooths the hair and so it helped to define my coils. My coils were looking so juicy and hella healthy.

Of course, before I got there brush I had to check YouTube for reviews and even though people had mixed thoughts about it, I decided to give it a try myself. I noticed that most people just went straight to using the brush, but I first of all detangled my hair with a wide tooth before using the brush and I made sure that I worked with fairly small sections. When I encountered a knot, I would stop to take the knot out with my fingers then continue with the brush.

Overall, I really like the brush, and I’ll continue using it when I feel my hair needs a thorough detangling session. After deep conditioning and detangling my hair, my hair felt so plush. There were no tangles in my hair when it came to moisturizing and styling and I can’t remember the last time that happened. And did I mention that this brush is pain free? You should totally try this brush out if you’re tender headed. Remember to always detangle your hair from the ends to the roots of your hair.

I wouldn’t recommend this brush as the first step for detangling. The brush should be used after using your fingers or a wide tooth comb to detangle your hair. Also, don’t bother detangling your hair with this brush if the product you’re using to detangle your hair doesn’t have enough slip or you’ll be damaging your ends in the long run.

Do you use a detangling brush for your hair?

Thanks for reading.


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Natural Hair Trends I Love

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My last blog post was on natural hair trends I’m ditching, today I’ll be sharing the trends I love. These ‘trends’ are what I’ve been doing since I started transitioning my hair and they’ve made handling my hair easier.

Without further ado, let’s begin.

Prepoo

If you’re an OG of this blog then you’ll know I love prepooing. It was a lifesaver while I was transitioning because washing hair that has two completely different textures was not easy but prepooing before shampooing made it a whole lot easier. Prepoo is basically applying oils or oil mixtures to your hair and letting it sit for a while before you get into shampooing your hair. This helps to keep your hair moisturized and prevent it from being stripped and feeling dry.

I stopped prepooing for a while, but I went back to it when I learnt the hard way. It’s kind of stressful because it’s a whole step being added to washing your hair but I try to do it the night before and it’s easier that way.

Washing your hair in sections.

I’ve been doing this again since transitioning, but stopped after I turned fully natural because my hair was too short to be in sections. But as my hair grew longer I went back to shampooing and conditioning my hair in sections. Infact, whatever I’m doing I like to do it in sections. Whether I’m moisturizing or detangling, sections always save the day.

As my hair gets longer it’s getting thicker and if I’m not working in sections I’ll just be frustrated so sectioning your hair is key. It ensures that whatever you’re applying to your hair gets to every part of your hair.

Rice Water

Rice water is really popular now in the natural hair community and some people might be wondering why it wasn’t in the last post but it’s here now. I’ve been using it as far as since 2018 when I started transitioning my hair. I heard that it grows hair so I watched tons of videos and read tons of articles and I knew exactly what I was doing before I started it. I used to use it as the last step in my wash routine as a hair rinse. This used to help to leave my hair soft but strengthened.

Of recent, so many people have been complaining of it damaging their hair. This could be caused by a lot of reasons which I’ll explain in a whole separate post, but doing a proper research before jumping into any trend will save you from unnecessary problems and this is where so many people miss it.

Avocado hair masks

Who doesn’t love a good diy hair mask that’s cheap and moisturizes the hair properly? Avocados are really moisturizing to the hair and this used to be a staple in my hair routine but I’ve stopped it because I can’t continue to deal with the messiness that comes with it. When you want to be on a budget though, avocado hair mask is the way to go.

Clay Masks

I lovvve clay masks. I’ve only tried kaolin clay, but the results are enough to make me excited to try a bentonite clay mask. Clay masks are meant to deep cleanse your hair without stripping off moisture from your hair. When I use clay masks, the coils in my hair always come out from their hiding place and my hair is usually soft and completely tangle free.

That’s it for this post. Which of these trends do you do?


I’ve been super busy this week so I wasn’t able to keep to my schedule. I skipped Tuesday and I felt really bad. This one is even going to be published on Saturday because it’s already almost midnight. My youngest brother is going back to school so we’ve been up and about buying him the things he needs for school. Why do children grow so fast? I vividly remember when this child was born and now he’s in SS1.

I feel like a mother sending her.first child to the university๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.

Hope you enjoyed this post.

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Natural Hair Trends I’m Ditching.

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Today is Friday and what does that mean? Some natural hair content for you guys. Today we’re talking of trends that I’m ditching.

There’s so much information to be consumed in the natural hair community. This can be very overwhelming and can lead to confusion if one is not careful. What’s important is to sift through the lot of information and do what works for you and your hair.

There are so many trends on how to do your hair and products to use in your hair. These are trends I would never try and the trends that I’m ditching.

Chebe powder

The hype on this product when it first came up was so much that people started selling fake chebe powder which made people’s hair break or fall of(yes, some people experienced severe hair loss after using fake chebe powders). People claimed that it grows hair and I did my research and found out that it doesn’t because you’re not even applying it to your scalp. It basically prevents your hair from breaking so that you retain length.

I personally do not care about this powder because of it’s smell. It has too strong of a smell which is borderline offensive to me. I’ve seen different brands of chebe powder and while they don’t all have the same smell, I’ve not seen one that has a tolerable smell. Another reason why I won’t use chebe powder is because of it’s grainy texture and messy application. The closest I may ever get to using chebe would be in a hair butter or when it’s infused in an oil.

Onion juice

The next hair trend you’ll never catch me doing is using onion juice for hair growth. I absolutely love onions. I love the taste and aroma it gives my food and I also love the smell of it in my palm after I chop a ball of onions. But that’s how far I can tolerate the smell. I’m not about to be uncomfortable with the smell of onions in my hair. And even if you scratch out the smell, the eye tearing would also chase me away from using onions in my hair.

Ayurveda

Correct me if I’m wrong, but the purpose of using ayurvedic herbs for your natural hair is meant to make your hair grow healthier, stronger and thicker. My hair is already healthy and thick so I’m not ready to go through the stress of ayurveda because it’s something that requires a lot of research and trial and error to see which one works you. And you also have to transition your hair slowly into using ayurvedic herbs before you dive fully into it. It’s also a messy process most times and it’s not even the most affordable haircare practice, for me at least. So with all that being said I’ll not be doing an ayurvedic haircare. The closest I’ll ever get is using either hibiscus or aloe vera because I’ve been eyeing these two for the longest time before I even knew they were ayurvedic herbs.

Red Palm oil

Yes, you read that right. People use palm oil for their hair and I had to put the ‘red’ out there so you know exactly what I’m talking about. I have nothing against it except the fact that it’s food, and my mother would chop off my head if she sees me using her palm oil for my hair. Let’s not also forget the colour. I’m not about to get my bathtub stained red or orange from the oil. Yes it can be washed out after washing your hair but I’m lazy and do not have the strength for that kind of unnecessary work when I can get the same result with other proper hair oils.

Replacing shampoos with conditioners.

I’m even of the opinion that conditioners have any business on the scalp. No amount of conditioner or cleansing herb would remove the build up in your scalp like a proper shampoo would. If you’re on this table girl, go get yourself a proper sulphate free moisturizing shampoo.

Edible mayonnaise as a deep conditioner.

You wouldn’t catch me doing this ever. No broke situation can make me use it for my hair. I love diy conditioners, but there’s a limit to what I’ll put in my hair. I restrict my use of mayonnaise to using it for coleslaw because that’s the only way I can eat it.

Egg masks

I’ll be honest and say I’ve done this before, but I didn’t know what I know now so that doesn’t count…I think? People claim eggs can be used in natural hair as a protein treatment to give your hair strength and elasticity but the truth is that they lied. Yep. The molecules of eggs are too big to penetrate the hair shaft and so just sits on the hair and gives a superficial and make believe strength from the stiffness you’ll feel in your hair after using eggs.

Also, apart from the scientific fact, I do not like eggs as a food. I only recently started forcing myself to eat it because it’s healthy for the body and all that, but I’ll only try to eat eggs and not put it in my hair.

Banana hair masks

This is another one that I’ve done before but I have a very horrible experience with it, twice actually, but that’s a story for another day. If you’re interested in that story let me know in the comment section.


What natural hair trend are you ditching?

Thanks for reading๐Ÿค—

My One Year Nappiversary

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I don’t know if ‘nappiversary’ is a word, but I saw it first when I was transitioning and have always looked forward to using it when I’m celebrating one year being natural. Yep, I’m celebrating because it’s an accomplishment. I successfully transitioned to natural hair then kept it for one full year even with so many discouraging words from some people.

Few months before I big chopped
Day of big chop. First length check.
First time wearing my hair in an afro.
One year post big chop
My hair shrunken. It amazes me how much 4c hair can shrink. My hair was totally dry in
this picture

On the 29th of August last year, I cut off the remaining relaxed hair I had and became fully natural. I immediately had my hair braided because school was in session and I didn’t want to deal with my hair but I was curious to see what I’ll look like with a twa(teeny weeny afro). Plus my birthday was approaching and I have this ritual where I get my hair braided for my birthday every year.

After I took down the braids about 5 weeks later, I struggled with my hair. I decided to work with my hair so I can get used to it but exams came by and my wigs became handy. The struggle continued but I became fond of my hair. When quarantine came, my hair was some weeks out of crochet braids and I decided to just let my hair breathe and get used to working with my hair.

I manipulated my hair a lot though and looking back, I wish I reduced the stress I was putting my hair through but the good thing was that I got used to my hair. I was planning to blowdry my hair for a proper length check but I had a heat damage scare earlier on which made me have a drastic trim that felt like a haircut so I decided to do the threading method to stretch my hair and give it a blown out look but it still didn’t work perfectly.

My hair grows on the slower side so I’m very careful on how I handle my hair. We grow from 4-6 inches every year and my hair is just at the 4inches mark because when I just big chopped my hair, it was 4inches and after 1 year, it’s 7 inches which means I was able to retain 3 inches of length and trimmed of about an inch.

I just got knotless goddess braids done and I can’t wait to share the process and pictures because the hair is so pretty but I’ve not gotten any proper picture yet. I’ll do that tomorrow and work on the post.

I’ll also write a different post on my experiences since I returned natural because if I do that here this post will be too long.

Little life update: I’m currently reading a book called ‘Daughters who walk this path’ by a Nigerian woman; Kilanko Yejide. It’s a very intriguing novel based on a young girl who was raped by her cousin when she was young and how she keeps the secret and how it affects her.

Thanks for reading.

Stay safeโ˜บ๏ธ

How I Prep My Hair For A Long Term Protective Style

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So I decided to document my last washday and share how I prepare my hair to make sure it’s in a good condition to be put away for weeks. It’s very important to make sure your hair is in proper shape to be put away for weeks or you’ll be defeating the purpose of the protective style.

Step 1: Prepoo

When I’m prepping my hair for protective style, the goal is to get my hair as moisturized as possible so the first step I take is to prepoo my hair. I used my good ole mixture of Shea butter, palm kernel oil, honey and a rinse out conditioner but it had been a while since I used this so I decided to do so and I remembered why I loved it so much. I spritzed my hair lightly with water and applied the prepoo mixture to my hair and worked it thoroughly into my strands and my hair was very easy to detangle and comb through. I twisted the section after combing it then moved to the next one till I had applied it all over my hair then I covered my hair with a plastic bag and used my steaming cap over it for about 30 minutes. I’ll normally sleep with the prepoo and carry it overnight but I didn’t do it the previous night so I had to use external heat.

Step 2: Shampoo

After 30 minutes I took out the twists and divided my hair into 4 sections. I’ll normally work with 2 sections but I was feeling extra and wanted to be really thorough. I used my handy black soap shampoo by we naturals from their hemp oil range and this was my best product from the entire range of products (imagine liking a shampoo more than a conditioner as a natural hair girl.) I’m not very picky about shampoos, as long as it doesn’t strip my hair and leave it dry then I’m okay. Anyway, I shampooed my hair twice after rinsing out the prepoo mixture from my hair.

Step 3: Deep Conditioning

I was going to try a new diy deep conditioner using rice but the rice got burnt(don’t judge me๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I was busy and forgot that I had something cooking) so I couldn’t use it anymore. I had to resort to using my rinse out conditioner mixed with honey and I applied that to my hair and my curls were just popping without respect ๐Ÿ˜‚, especially at the back. I covered my hair with a plastic bag again after I had applied the deep conditioner all over my hair. NEPA had taken light so I couldn’t use my steaming cap anymore and I had to improvise so I soaked 2 t-shirts in hot water then used them to wrap the plastic bag on my head then wrapped everything up with a towel. Sometimes I use just a towel that had been soaked in hot water to wrap over the plastic bag. After about an hour, I took out the plastic bag and my hair had soaked up the conditioner and it was very easy to detangle I rinsed off with cold water.

Moisturizing/Stretching

I left my hair in four buns for a few hours cause I was busy. By the time I was ready to moisturize my hair, it was still quite damp so I applied leave in conditioner, cream and whipped Shea butter to keep my hair moisturized. I was really generous when applying these products because I’m putting my hair away for a while. I detangled my hair with a wide tooth comb then threaded it to give me a stretched look when it dries because I didn’t want to use a blow-dryer.

When I took down the thread the next day, my hair was dry but it still didn’t stay stretched. The stretch from the threading method lasted for about 20 minutes before it puffed up when I was about taking pictures because I wanted to use it for my one year length check with a blown out look. I still did the length check anyway, and I’ll be doing a different post for that.

Semi blown out hair

I miss writing washday posts because they’re so easy to get done but I’ve been so busy this week trying to get my hair and my sister’s hair done before tomorrow. I washed my hair on Monday, started braiding my hair on Tuesday night and finished on Wednesday night. I did the finishing touches of trimming and curling today but I wasn’t able to get any picture yet. I’m excited to show you guys my hair, it’s so pretty๐Ÿ˜ฉ

Finger Detangling 4c Natural Hair|| Did I damage my hair?

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How are you all doing? I tried to finger detangle my hair some days days ago. This was not my first time but I think I damaged my ends. As I was twisting my hair after the finger detangling fiasco, I started noticing that my ends were feeling broken.

Let me give you guys the back story. So it was around almost 9pm at night and I wore my hair in an afro to church that day so I had to put it in chunky braids and I didn’t want to comb my hair because I’m trying not to comb my hair often, so I decided to finger detangle. Good choice right? Well, not so much.

I used just water and shea butter as I was detangling so I didn’t have enough slip to detangle easily but I thought it would be better to just use my fingers. And I was pretty much tired because I had a long day. Normally, I’ll use something with a lot of slip like okro gel and I would have enough time and strength for my hair.

So combining these two mistakes made me loose more hair than usual when detangling. I used my scissors to snip off some few ends which were feeling broken or very thin at the end of some of the twists just so my hair is in good condition. My ends have been pretty much healthy since I big chopped so I plan to keep it that way. As my hair is getting longer, I’m getting more scissors happy๐Ÿ˜‚. Am I the only one this happens to?

What is finger detangling?

Finger Detangling is also called finger combing. It’s the process of removing or untangling shed hair with just your fingers and arranging your hair as you would with a comb. Finger detangling is meant to be beneficial for those with kinkier hair textures.

Benefits of finger detangling.

Finger detangling your hair in place of using a comb is very beneficial for our hair because you’re reducing the risk of unnecessary breakage when you use your fingers and you’re being gentle with it. The key word there is ‘gentle’. I’ve learnt the hard way that no matter what I’m doing with my hair, I have to be gentle.

When you use your fingers to detangle instead of a comb or brush, you’re putting less tension on your hair and you can easily feel where the knots are and gently remove them instead of just ripping through it with a comb.

How to finger detangle your hair.

1.) Make sure you’re in the right frame of mind with enough strength to work with your hair.

2.) Spritz your hair with water or a moisturizing spray to prepare your hair strands for manipulation.

3.) Gently divide your hair into small sections and work through each section one at a time with a product that has good slip for detangling.

4.) Be sure to start working from the ends to the roots of your hair, making sure to remove all shed hair.

5.) When you encounter any knots, slowly remove each strand attached to the knot until the knot gives away or can’t be reduced any further then use a scissors to snip the hair as close as possible to the knot so you can preserve as much length as you can.

5.) Be gentle as you separate your hair strands to prevent unnecessary breakage.

This process is really slow and time consuming until you get the hang of it, but the results when done the right way are worth it. People who have fine hair strands or thin hair would benefit more from finger detangling because their hair strands are more fragile. So if you have fine or thin hair, I’ll suggest you try to finger detangle and see if it works for you.

My hair is on the thick side, and it’s getting thicker as it’s growing longer so I tend to have issues with finger detangling but I usually do it when I feel like using a comb would be too much manipulation for my hair.

Do you prefer to finger detangle your hair?

Thanks for reading.

Stay safeโ˜บ๏ธ

Long Time No Natural Hair Talk|| Don’t be like me and wash your hair.

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How are you all doing? I’ve been spending most of my time sleeping because I can. It’s almost a year since my big chop and I’m super excited to see what my hair would look like when I do a proper length check and blow out.

Since I took down the braids from my hair, I’ve been moving around the house with a scarf because my hair has been in chunky braids for a week now which was meant to be for a braid out but I got lazy and have been wearing scarfs or a wig if I have to leave the house. I wore a wig to church on Sunday because I couldn’t be bothered.

I’ve been lazy to do my hair which is good in a way because I’m not manipulating my hair. The six weeks of having my hair away helped me curb hands in hair syndrome which I was battling with. Now my hair is looking not at it’s best(it’s still moisturized though)and I can’t be bothered okay? But this is so unlike me because right now, my scalp is feeling itchy since I’ve not clarified it in a while but I’ll do that as soon as I have the strength to do so.

I know I said I would blog about my sister’s washday but I lost most of the pictures I took and I didn’t want to post a work that wasn’t detailed and I want to start documenting my washdays like I used to do when I was transitioning but of recent, I’ve been washing my hair at night and I really can’t be bothered to start stressing myself with pictures because they won’t be as clear as if I should do it during the day. I’ve become a night owl obviously because I’ve been sleeping a lot during the day so I tend to have more energy in the night. But for my next washday I’ll force myself to do it during the day and I’ll blog about it. I’m going to be doing a clay mask and a diy deep conditioner.


So the first part of the blog was written two days ago and I don’t feel like starting all over, but as at today I’ve washed my hair and this washday was very impromptu because I couldn’t take the itchiness on my scalp again. My washday was meant to be on Saturday but I had scratched my scalp and given myself an injury and since I sweat on my scalp, and the weather is now so hot, I couldn’t continue being uncomfortable so I had to wash my hair.

It was really impromptu and quick. I still did the clay mask and that helped to give my scalp instant relief. No more itchiness and my scalp feels so good now.

I tried shifting my washday to every 2 weeks because I’m trying to conserve my hair products but you can see that my scalp is not agreeing to that decision and I don’t even understand because if I were wearing braids, I wouldn’t be having this problem. But we move sha because I just want to believe I had this problem because I’ve not clarified my hair in a while and my hair was in a scarf like 80% of the day and the weather is so hot now. So I’ll still try and see if I’ll be able to make it to 2 weeks before washing my hair again.

Thanks for reading this mini rant about my hair. Do you wash your hair biweekly? And how do you get your hair to cooperate with you till then?

Stay safe.

Do You Know How To Massage Your Scalp Properly?

Welcome back to my blog๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿ™‹

Just recently I found out that I’ve been massaging my scalp the wrong way, and sometimes not even massaging at all. I’m even lazy at times because I’m just lazy. Most times we’re more concerned about our hair strands than the scalp, the actual place were the hair grows from.

A video by green beauty on YouTube made me aware of this. Are you part of this table? Well, you’ll find out by the end of this post.

I used to basically just move my fingers around my scalp thinking I’m massaging it and I think my growth oils were even wasting then because what’s the essence of applying growth oils on your scalp if you won’t massage the oil into your scalp?

The Right Way To Massage Your Scalp.

1.) Place the the tip of your fingers on your scalp and apply light to medium pressure.

2.) With your fingers on a spot, move in a circular motion.

3.)Work your way across your scalp to cover all areas and continue for about 5-10 minutes.

Make sure that you are using your finger tips and not your nails as this can damage your scalp.

Also, make sure you’re applying pressure to the scalp and not just moving your fingers around.

Benefits of a proper scalp massage

1.) It promotes sebum production which will prevent your scalp from being dry. So if you suffer from dry scalp, you should be massaging your scalp every day.

2.) Massaging your scalp helps to stimulate blood flow to the scalp which promotes hair growth.

3.) It’s relaxing, and help to reduce stress, tension and even headaches.

4.) It strengthens the roots of your hair.

You can also use a scalp massager instead of your fingers. Either a manual or electric massager would work fine.

This is a manual scalp massager.

So are you on the table of not massaging your scalp properly? Have you learnt how to do it properly now?

Thanks for reading.

Stay safe.