6 Reasons Why Protective Styles Are Damaging Your Hair

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Anytime I’m asked how I grow my hair I always say I just make my hair and make sure it’s always moisturized. Now when I say moisturized I don’t mean applying oil or hair cream to my hair or the actual LOC or LCO(leave in conditioner, oil and cream) method but that’s a whole separate story.

Today we’ll be discussing on how protective styles can do more harm than good to your natural hair. But before that you should know that I protective styles are really good and I swear by them. Why?

  • It reduces knots and tangles in your hair and keeps it more manageable.
  • It gives your hair a break from frequent styling or manipulation.
  • Protects your hair from harsh weather.
  • Reduces hands in hair syndrome.
  • Helps retain length.
  • Allows you to easily switch up your style.

Now if they do these great things for your hair how can they still damage your hair?

It’s too tight.

Do we still make styles that snatches away our edges in 2021? No ma’am, miss me with that. Your style can be neat without it being tight, don’t believe that lie we grew up with that tight hairstyles last longer. If it’s too tight, it causes too much tension on your scalp and can damage your hair follicles causing hair breakage or worse, hair loss.

You don’t prep your hair properly.

Since your hair is going to be tucked away for a while you need to make sure that it’s clean, deep conditioned and properly moisturized. Do not put away dirty or dry hair in a protective style.

You abandon your hair.

I know protective styles give you a break from your hair but it doesn’t mean you should totally abandon your hair. Leaving your hair dry in protective styles is doing more harm than good. You need to regularly moisturize your hair, oil your scalp and clean your scalp every 2 or 3 weeks.

Sleeping without a satin/silk scarf, bonnet or pillowcase.

With natural hair, we’re trying to avoid dryness at all cost and this is a good way to do so. I’ve recently started wrapping a satin scarf around my pillow because I sometimes get lazy and sleep without my bonnet or scarf. Protecting your hair properly also prevents your protective style from getting frizzy early.

You leave it in for too long.

It can be very tempting to leave your protective style for long because it’s easier to manage but that’s not a good idea. If you leave your protective style for too long your hair would be dehydrated and extremely tangled when you want to take your hair down. Your protective style should last you anywhere between 2-6 weeks. 8 weeks is okay but that’s a stretch for the brave.

You’re not gentle when taking them out.

Now that you can feel the new growth through your braids and it’s time to take it down, if you’re not gentle with the process you’ll be losing the length you were able to gain while your hair was tucked away. Your hair is going to be fragile since it has been away for a while so you have to handle your hair with care.


Are you guilty of any of these? In my next post I’ll be sharing how to take down your protective style properly and retain all the length you gained.

Thanks for readingโœŒ๏ธ

Blogmas Day 17|My Updated Washday Routine.

Welcome to blogmas day 17.

Let me first say that I can finally comfortably wash my hair in twists now!! I mean, they’ll unravel at the end, but I use a scrunchie to hold it in place.

So as my hair is getting longer, I’m looking for ways to make managing it easier and make washdays easier. I wash my hair weekly or biweekly depending on how I wear my hair and how my hair feels. There’s no much difference or newly added steps, just a different technique.

Prepoo/Detangling

I prepoo my hair 80% of the time. The remaining 20% is when I do a clay mask or I’m lazy. I don’t know how some people just hop in the shower and drench their hair in water then proceed to shampooing. My hair would be a tangled mess.

So I’ve moved from using an oil to prepoo, to using conditioners cause it’s faster, to using Shea butter and conditioner, to using an oil and conditioner. I’m back to my old gee palm kernel oil which I used to use when I was transitioning. It really does work amazingly on my hair and I remember why I used to love it. My hair does this weird thing we’re it stops responding to a product like it used to, so I’m forced to stop using it or take a break.

Palm kernel oil is a penetrative oil and is a good alternative to coconut oil if your hair doesn’t like coconut oil like me. I use olive oil sometimes, but like I said, conditioners just make things easier cause the slip is better even though ideally, oils should be used to prepoo.

Excuse my mini rant here, I just wanted to explain myself and share somethings that might be helpful. So for my prepoo, I divide my hair into 4 sections and spritz my hair with some water to make it pliable then take a smaller section and apply some palm kernel oil, working it in with my fingers, then I go over it with a conditioner. When my hair is feeling very dry, I go over the conditioner with Shea butter. After applying everything, I finger detangle as much as I can to get the products in and lightly remove any shed/tangled hair then twist up that section.

When I’m through with the 4 sections, I cover my hair with a plastic cap and let it sit for 30 minutes to overnight, depending on how dry my hair is, my schedule, and how energetic I feel.

Shampooing

This is the part that has the new technique. I wash my hair in twists now. So instead of unraveling the twists and pack into sections like I used to do, I’ll just use scrunchies to tie the twists into 4 sections.

I use very lukewarm water. Somewhere between cold and lukewarm. I don’t like using hot water cause I feel it just strips excess moisture from my hair. And cold water won’t easily remove the oils I slathered on my hair like lukewarm would.

I shampoo my hair twice if It’s really dirty or when I do an oil prepoo. I take down each scrunchie to shampoo the section, focusing on my scalp then running the suds through the twists then tie it back with the scrunchie when I’m through. After shampooing, I rinse off the shampoo then squeeze out the excess water and wrap my hair with a cotton t-shirt.

Deep Conditioning

By this time, the twists would be looking raggedy and hanging on to their dear lives, but I’ll take down each twist and apply my deep conditioner then twist it back. I don’t attempt to use any tool to detangle my hair until I’ve deep conditioned with heat or just wrappingng a warm towel over my head. By then, my hair would have absorbed the conditioner better and it would be softer. So I go ahead and take down each twist then use my tangle teezer to gently detangle my hair from tips to root then twist it back up.

When I’ve detangled everything, I rinse off the conditioner with my hair still in the twists. And yes, I’m able to get all the conditioner out.

Moisturizing/Styling

I usually let my hair to air-dry to about 80% or I’ll leave it wrapped in the tshirt for a while before I go ahead to moisturize it. I don’t like working on soaking wet hair.

So I take down each twist and apply my leave in conditioner then seal it with my whipped shea butter then twist or braid it back to air-dry. When I’m done with that, I oil my scalp and massage it in for a few minutes and I’m done.

Everything usually takes about 2 hours including the deep conditioning time but most times I take breaks in between. I can shampoo my hair and leave it for a few hours to do other things before I proceed to deep condition.

The new method of washing my hair in twists has made it a whole lot easier. It keeps my hair somewhat stretched and prevents tangling. I’m through with everything relating to washing my hair for the year and I’m happy. It’s prepped and ready to be put away before aunty harmattan comes.

P.S- A little digressing, my hair goal for this year was to reach chin length and armpit length by the end of the year, but I didn’t quite get there. I’m not so far from it though. All things being equal, by the time I’m taking down my protective style next year, my hair should have grown to that extent.


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Did you reach your hair goal this year? How long does your washday take?

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Blogmas Day 5|A Gift Guide For A Naturalista

Welcome to blogmas day 5.

It’s the season of giving and I’m sure you have a sister or friend with natural hair who you’re planning on getting a gift, so why not something that would be beneficial to her hair? It would be a very thoughtful gift.

I shared my Christmas wishlist in case you need an extra inspiration for gift ideas. But today, I’m bringing to you, general stuff that anybody with natural hair would love and appreciate.

Steaming Cap.

This is a very essential item when deep conditioning your hair. It makes your hair feel soft when you steam your hair with your favourite deep conditioner. It really steps up your deep conditioning game and ensures that your hair absorbs all the nutrients from your deep conditioner.

Satin Lined Hoodie.

Who doesn’t love a good hoodie? Not me. And I’m sure we know how natural hair loves satin. There are now hoodies that are lined with satin which means that you can wear a hoodie and still have your hair protected.

Satin/Silk Scarves.

Satin and silk scarves are beautiful and they’re a nice way to add accessories to your hair and also good to rescue a failed hairstyle or your go to on a lazy day.

Satin Bonnets.

Good for protecting natural hair at night and it helps to retain the moisture in the hair to leave it soft and manageable.

Scalp Massaging Brush.

I talked on the benefits of massaging your scalp here. And a massaging brush makes it so easy to do so. Plus, it doubles as a shampoo brush and can be used to scrub your scalp instead of your fingers.

Wigs/Clip in Extensions.

For when she needs a break from getting her hair done. Which can be everytime. I think I everybody deserves to own 2 or 3 wigs.

Temporary Hair Dye.

Everybody deserves to have some fun and we can have it with our hair right? Temporary hair dyes are a fun way to add colour to your hair without commiting to one colour or the stress of dealing with colour treated hair.

Essential Oils.

Everybody needs essential oils in their lives. And they’re useful for more than just haircare that’s why they’re so important.

You may still go ahead and get a complete range of hair products for that naturalista because why not?


Did you see anything on your wishlist here?

Don’t forget to like, share and leave a comment.

Catch up on my previous blogmas posts.

Blogmas Day 1

Blogmas Day 2

Blogmas Day 3

Blogmas Day 4

Thanks for reading!

How to achieve a fluffy fro on 4c hair(short/awkward length friendly)

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Happy Saturday! November is gradually coming to a close and I can smell Christmas already. Sorry for ghosting y’all for over a week but I wasn’t really feeling up to uploading anything. I have so many ideas for new contents in my head but the hand is not willing to type.

One of my lovely followers requested that I share how I get my natural hair into a fluffy fro so I’m going to be sharing the little tips and tricks I use.

Quick disclaimer: everybody’s hair is different, so what works for me may not work for you and vice versa, but I’ll be sharing how I do mine.

My hair is in the awkward length stage where it’s not really short, but it’s not medium length either, so getting it into an afro that looks fluffy takes a lot of tricks.

Tip 1

I prefer to start with dry hair. I’ve noticed that it gives the best results. I usually spritz my hair lightly with water or a mix of water and leave in conditioner then seal lightly with my whipped shea butter then lightly finger detangle my hair. If you can’t finger detangle, then go ahead and use a wide tooth comb.

Tip 2

I prefer to braid my hair because braid outs gives a fuller and fluffier look. I noticed that twist outs make my hair look limp so I prefer to do braid outs. I don’t usually do any fancy thing for the braids. All I do is to put my hair in chunky braids after detangling. I usually have like 4 or 5 braids on the left and right side of my hair, making it 8 or 10 braids in total. You can do less if your hair is longer than mine.

Tip 3

I let the braids dry overnight then take them down. Again, I don’t do anything fancy when taking the braids down because I’m not looking for definition in my hair. I just unravel the braids then separate the hair.

Tip 4

Since you want a fluffy afro, do not comb your hair after taking down the braids. This is the important part because if you comb or brush your hair after taking down the braids, you’ll loose the fluffiness. All you have to do is to use your hands to shape your hair to how you want it. For a fluffy look, you want to tug on your hair downwards and not pat it inwards (I hope you get what I mean here)

Tip 5

I use an afro comb to pick my roots and give it more volume and shape.

So these 5 tips are what works for me and what I do consistently to always get the same results. But another alternative I do is to lightly blow-dry my hair then flat twist it. If you can’t flat twist, chunky twists done tightly would do. Then I take it down and follow the same process I usually do.

Again, you might be tempted to comb it out, maybe for more length, but that would disrupt the fluffiness.

I really hope this helps you. The weather is getting dryer,so hopefully you can still rock a nice fluffy fro before harmattan finally comes. I’ll insert pictures of the different ways my afro comes out when I comb it out and when I do not comb it.

I didn’t comb my hair here, and you can see how fluffy it look

Didn’t comb here too

I combed my hair here

I combed my hair here. You can see how clumped together it looks. It doesn’t look bad, but that’s not the look we’re going for

4C Hair|| Terrible Hair? Bad Texture? Shrinkage

Serving y’all this burriful fro

And this one too

Welcome back to my blog ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿ™‹. This post might be all over the place, but I promise you’ll get the gist of the matter. I was on YouTube watching a video the other day by Discovering Natural and she said she has a natural hair group on Facebook. I was skeptical on joining the group but I finally dusted my Facebook account and joined the group. The group has been very educative and nice. So one faithful day, I saw this post and it got me triggered.

This lady feels her hair is a terrible texture and I can certainly relate. Comparing her hair to what the media portrays as beautiful natural hair is very different. Beautiful natural hair is long hair with loose curls like 4a curls. And to be honest, real 4c hair is only appreciated when it’s long.

Nobody likes 4c hair when it’s still in the twa and short phase and I said what I said. I hardly wore my hair out when I newly big chopped because I wasn’t comfortable with the length. I’ve always had longish hair so the change was so drastic. After the excitement of finally transitioning my hair and cutting of the relaxed ends, reality finally dawned on me and taking care of natural hair is so much harder than taking care of relaxed hair. I feel that natural hair influencers always sugar coat the fact that natural hair is hard to take care of for beginners. Emphasis on the ‘beginners’. It sure gets easier with time.

The few times when I was comfortable enough to wear my hair out, I used to feel people giving me the weird looks and I swear it still happens up till now. I used to be bothered then, but recently, I’ll wear my hair out and if you feel some kind of way about my hair then please turn your eyes elsewhere. I no longer refuse to be uncomfortable wearing my hair out because that’s how it grows out from my scalp.

People still see 4c natural hair as unkept and it’s so funny because when my hair gets longer, I plan on wearing my hair out in afros whenever I have the strength to taunt all those people very well. I may regret it later, but the satisfaction that I’ve given them what to talk about would make me okay as I’m taking out the tangles in my hair after wearing my hair out. I don’t know why how we choose to wear my hair affects other people.

4c hair is beautiful and you have to keep telling yourself that if you feel otherwise you’ll just feel trapped with your own hair. There’s nothing you can do about your hair texture unless you want to relax your hair. I make it my duty to compliment every girl I see with short natural hair and it surely goes a long way.

On the topic of shrinkage, I’m that natural hair girl that doesn’t mind shrinkage because I’ve learnt that my hair strands love each other and always coil up together and shrinks up even when my hair is dry. My twist out, braid out, blow out or whatever never lasts in the stretched state. My hairstyles are never fully stretched which is annoying because I want to show off my length.

I posted a picture of my hair on my WhatsApp status and someone told me that he thinks my hair is overhyped. Bruhh, you don’t know the amount of strength that goes into taking care of this hair so your opinion doesn’t even matter.

I’m through with my rant at this point. I want to end by reminding you that short 4c hair is beautiful.

Stay safe.

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

Welcome back to my blog.

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

Welcome back to my blog ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿ™‹ and happy new month!

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.

Thanks for reading๐Ÿค—

DIY Knotless Goddess Braids On Short 4c Hair.

First of all, my hair is still in the short hair category right? I’m like my hair’s last fan when it comes to recognizing it’s length because I’m all about my hair being healthy right now.

My current hair length

Anyway, I did knotless goddess braids on myself last week and it was my first time trying the goddess thing and it was quite difficult because I didn’t have any curly weave to add for the curly strands especially since I wanted to do red braids and not black or brown like I’ll normally do but I got to work around with just the extensions and still got a pretty good result.

I used 3 packs of X-pression extensions in colour 35. The braids are very long; they got very well past my butt before curling and after curling they’re just at my waist, above my butt. This is my first time doing braids of this length and they’re not even heavy because I did it as knotless braids. I won’t stop raving about knotless braids because they’re really very protective to the hair.

Procedure

I hope what I’m about to explain would be able to give a good mental picture. I’m going to try to be as explanatory as possible.

I started by prepping my hair then the extensions.

How I Prep My Hair

So I have a really detailed post on what my washday is like before I get a long term protective style to prep my hair but after the washday and I took down the thread used to stretch my hair, I did the following;

1.)I divided my hair into 2 horizontal sections, the front being smaller than the back.

2.) I clipped the front away and started working with the back. I started sectioning my hair into smaller horizontal sections and by the time I was done with the back section, I had 7 horizontal sections at the back of my head which I wove to keep them separated from each other.

3.) I started working with the front section next. I divided my hair with a vertical part in the middle of my head to give 2 equal sections on the left and right.

4.) I clipped one section away then started working with the other one. I made 5 vertical parts on each section and flat twisted each section to keep them separated from each other.

By the time I was through, I had 10 vertical sections on the front of my hair and 7 horizontal sections on the back of my hair.

This sectioning before braiding method made me faster because I tend to take a lot of time to part my hair which makes me waste unnecessary time while braiding my hair.

How I Prep The Extensions

I used 3 packs of extensions like I said earlier on and they come very long so I cut the hair into just 2 equal halfs because I wanted my hair really long.

Next, since the ends were blunt I had to start stretching them to give feathered ends which are more desirable for the look I was going for. I stretched them to be pretty long. It’s important to note that if you stretch your hair to be very long, they wouldn’t be so thick. So you’re trading volume or thickness rather, for length.

After stretching the hair which is quite a process, I had to arrange the hair then brush it and if you’re not careful you’ll loose so much hair in this process.

After I’ve brushed for a while, I added Shea butter to the hair because I don’t have any hair grease that’s usually used in the salons and Shea butter still got the work done. After applying the butter I brushed the extension again until I was satisfied with how it looked and felt in my hands. You can work with as small sections as you’re comfortable with so you don’t end up wasting part of the extension.

Braiding

I don’t think there’s it’s possible to explain how to do knotless braids without actually seeing it so I’ll just be deceiving myself. But I started with my hair then gradually added the extension. When I got to the point where I want the curly hair to hang from, I’ll drop some strands of the braiding extension and keep it separated from the hair I’m braiding so it doesn’t get mixed up.

This was a very tedious process so I didn’t bother bringing out any strands to be curled at the back.

When I was finally through with braiding my entire head which took like an entire day with a lot of breaks in between, I curled the ends of my hair with threads and soaked in hot water for some seconds. It’s a very popular way to curl hair in Nigerian salons so it was quite easy to do but you can use flexi rods or perm rods and get the same result.

For the curly hair strands, I said earlier on that I left some straight braiding hair so I gathered the straight strands in about 3 braids which were close together and wrapped around a flexi rod then soaked it in boiling hot water too.

After unraveling all the curls, my knotless goddess braids were done and I was super happy. I was so drained I won’t even lie. I did my sister’s hair on Monday and Tuesday that week and I started my own the next day so best believe I was exhausted. I was using residual strength to do my own hair but I had to because we had a wedding to attend that weekend and we had to look ghen ghen๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ so I had to go through all that stress but it was worth it at the end.

I still think my sister’s hair is prettier than mine but I just console myself with the fact that I’m the one who braided myself and I did a badass work at that. I was threatening my sister when she was helping me with the curls for my hair where my hand couldn’t reach that if she doesn’t get them right that I’ll cut off her own hair when she’s sleeping๐Ÿ˜‚.

I didn’t get to take good pictures of the hair until 2 days ago and the curls have already started frizzing up because I forgot to fully separate all the curls while they were still wet. This is my first time doing any curly hairstyle so I didn’t know that but I’ll still recurl my hair in few weeks time to give it a refreshed look.

Little life update: I finished reading the book ‘daughters who walk this path’ and it’s such a great read. Morayo got a happy ending which made me happy too. I just finished ‘the smart money woman’ by Arese Ugwu and it’s another amazing read about finances and the African woman. I loved when Tami said she wants to be a ‘new trophy wife’๐Ÿ˜‚. I really feel her. I want to be a boss lady, independent but still spoiled because I’m still a baby girl๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. I want to be indespoiled๐Ÿ˜‚. You get what I mean right?๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks for reading๐Ÿ˜Š.

What’s your opinion on getting your hair done yourself?

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

Welcome back to my blog ๐Ÿ™‹ ๐Ÿ™‹

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.

Quick Emergency Product Haul

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I said from one of my previous posts that my hair products had finished and I wasn’t planning on restocking till school resumes but since nobody knows when that is, and I’m about to take down my braids in about a week, hopefully because minus feeling lazy and enjoying my freedom with this braids, I’ve been a little under the weather so I don’t know if I’ll be up for dealing with my hair by next weekend.

As an adequate planner which I am, I wrote down and calculated the price of what I wanted to buy but on getting there, their hair products aisle was almost empty. I almost cried because all my plans were shattered. I honestly didn’t expect what I saw. I planned on getting blue magic leave in conditioner and mamiya organics hair cream or any curling cream and any instant conditioner.

There were only 3 brands of leave in conditioners and as usual, mega growth leave in conditioner was part of there and you guys know I said I don’t want to use it again so I had to get another one. I got miracle leave in conditioner and I was really skeptical about getting this product but I’ve read a few reviews about the product and decided to just try my luck. The leave in conditioner sold for 750naira.

For the instant conditioner, I had either vo5 conditioner or XHC conditioner in mind so I got the vo5 pomegranate bliss moisturizing conditioner which sold for 820naira.

For the cream, my sister and I really wanted to try a real curling cream so instead of the mamiya hair cream, we got double sheen Shea butter moisturizing curl activator creme. I found out that this brand is a direct dupe for Cantu because they imitated most of their products with their product range and the names of the products. But the cream sold for 2,300naira and hopefully this works if not I will cry.

You can see from the prices of the products that I’m a really cheapskate and don’t do the most when it comes to products because at the end it’s how you take care of your hair that matters. Everything sold for 3870naira and that’s really cheap for 3 products. And I hope they last till when school resumes so I can get the hair products I really want. I might just get them as my birthday gift to myself if care is not taken.

I’ll be trying the products first on my sister’s hair because I’m going to be washing her hair tomorrow and I’ll blog on how it goes. But I’ll post a review on the products after I’ve used them for my hair.

Thanks for reading this short and quick post.

Stay safe.