An Introvert Vs Quarantine Life

Hey guys! Welcome back to my blog.🙋🙋. I think 1am is becoming my thing now cause I’m awake at 1am again and I was going through my drafts and saw this work halfway done.

Hope you’re all doing good? Are we still in quarantine? Movements are ongoing but schools haven’t been open yet so I guess we’re still in quarantine. Well, I’m still in quarantine because I’m not really going anywhere.

I’ve had this post sitting in my draft and I don’t know why I never got it edited and posted, probably laziness, probably forgetfulness, but here it is now.

When they first told me about a quarantine and having to stay at home, I was like ‘great! I do that anyway, now I can stay at home and no feel guilty for not leaving my house and rest an actual rest’. This quarantine came at a time when I actually needed to rest, because I felt like school was draining my soul at that time. Well, we were on 2 weeks warning strike before then so I was already resting but the resting time ended up being extended and now we’ve been at home for about 4 months now.

The introvert in me has been pleased to stay at home all this while, but staying at home with everybody at home is a lot of work. I love my parents and siblings but I like my personal space too and somehow, just somehow they find a way to get in my personal space and it’s frustrating because I did not sign up for this. We’ve stayed at home longer than a normal holiday and it’s taking a toll on everybody.

Have you ever stayed in your room and one of your sibling enters, then the next, then the next again and before you know it there’s a family meeting in your room. It’s now a norm so I’m not complaining again.

Or is it when you drop something in a place and find it somewhere else? It’s now another norm.

I miss when everybody had somewhere to go to and leaving me alone at home.

I miss disturbing my roommate.

I miss my midnight snacks I take in school.

I miss the process of dressing up to go out. Emphasis on the process and not ‘going out’.

I miss making plans to go out with my friends.

Most of all, I miss my personal space.

What do you miss about pre-quarantine(I don’t think this is a word but it would do) life?

Thanks for reading.

Stay blessed and stay safe☺️

What’s going on with your hair girl?

Hey guys! Welcome back to my blog. It feels like forever since I last blogged here. Matter of fact, I’ve not opened the WordPress app more than 5 times since my last post on flat twist out.

I’ve been dealing with protecting my mental health and staying happy. I caught a cold at a point well, majorly just catarrh because rainy season has started here in Nigeria and it’s quite cold most nights. I also got an allergy reaction to the fumigation that was done in my house a while ago so all these have been keeping me away from blogging.

I did a lot of things to my hair while I was away but I had no motivation to blog so I’ll do that as time goes. In as much as I hate to admit it, I’ve reached the diminishing point of the energy for taking care of my hair. I’m not someone who wears her hair out a lot so it’s beginning to take a toll on me. Plus the fact that I’ve run out of products. I have only shampoo, oil and Shea butter remaining. I never run out of these three things.

It has been a struggle trying to keep my hair moisturized with just water and Shea butter. My hair would feel moisturized when damp and after that it would just get oily and unmanageable. This frustrated me a lot. Then my ends started getting raggedy and I was in need of a trim. I wanted to wait till when school resumes so I can go to my stylist in school and get it trimmed professionally but this was a matter of urgency because my hair would get tangled few hours after styling it and they felt too rough so I had to take matters into my hands and trimmed my hair myself.

While trimming my hair,I got scissors happy and took out a lot of hair. It may not seem noticeable but my hair was able to be packed (and tucked in) into 3 sections after washing my hair when it’s still shrunken but after trimming I struggled to do that.

I’ve been saying struggling a lot in this post but that’s what I’ve been going through lately. I’ve really been struggling with my hair.

Anyway, back to my hair, my sister said it’s not obvious that it’s shorter so I’ll use that to console myself but my hair just felt so shorter. Even my twists looked shorter. I don’t really mind so much because I know my hair is healthier now but I don’t want to deal with it anymore since it’s shorter and I’m struggling with managing my hair.

On that note, I got knotless braids done myself. I’ve been wanting to do this hair since last year but not many people know how to make it and the few people who know charge really outrageous prices so I got them done myself and even if I tell you I did them myself you’ll doubt it for a minute except you know I do my hair myself a lot. I’ve not visited the salon this year. All hairstyles I’ve done I did them myself. These braids are so weightless and amazing.

I don’t even want to rant too much because I’ll do a separate post on them about the pros and cons and all of that after I’ve had them in for like a month or after I take them down just so I can give you guys a detailed post comparing it to traditional box braids.

I’ll have these braids in for about 6 weeks because I’m really enjoying myself with them. I won’t want it to get to 2 months because that would be too extreme. Guys it’s okay to feel tired of your hair like me because that’s what protective styles are for but that doesn’t mean I’m neglecting my hair. My main reason for getting this braids were because I had insufficient products but with my hair in braids, spraying it with water mixed with oil every other day is okay for me because my hair is not exposed and it would retain moisture and most of all, length.

So I’m going to end this post here because I don’t want it to get extraaaa long even though it’s already long. I feel better and I’ve gotten my vibes back so I’m back to blogging frequently.

If you’ve gotten to this point, I really appreciate it.

What’s happening with your hair? I want to know!

Thanks for reading.

Stay safe guys🤗

How’s your hair game this self isolation period?

Hey guys! Welcome back to my blog. Hope you all are well and staying at home and washing your hands regularly.

For most of us, we’re stuck at home till further notice and have a lot of time on our hands, so now is the time to really take care of your hair. I was about to get box braids before school was shut down here in Nigeria, but changed my mind because I’m not about to braid my hair just to sit at home and have my hair out when I’m in school.

I kind of organize my hairstyles to match my schedule, so if I’m going to be really busy, I like my hair to be in long term protective styles and if I have a lot of time on my hands, I like to just do low manipulation styles.

Now is the time to try that hairstyle you’ve been wanting to do because if it fails, you’re not going anywhere and can always try again the next week. I washed my hair a few days ago and wanted to do a twist out. I’m yet to do a real twist out on my hair. The few ones I’ve done were just chunky twists I put in my hair to prevent it from tangling and shrinking up so there was no definition and of course, there was a lot of frizz.

So I’m currently still wearing the twists, contemplating whether or not to take them out for a twist out or to just wear them as a protective style since I’m going nowhere. I really want to know how the twist out would be like, but I’m trying not to manipulate my hair too much. So maybe what I’ll do will be to wear the twists for about a week (I’m not sure it’ll get up to a week but I’ll try) then take them down and wear a twist out for a day or 2 then put my hair into 2 buns or chunky flat twists till wash day. This way I’m not over manipulating my hair.

If my twist out is successful, I’ll blog about it. I’m quite curious to see how it will turn out because I used just okro gel and whipped Shea butter as my styling products.

Another reason why I don’t want to get braids yet is because I want to try out new products and see what works for my hair and what doesn’t. I wanted to try out using rice water in my hair. I’ve used it before but I wasn’t consistent, and now I have the time I want to get back to using it again. Maybe weekly and or biweekly.

How are treating your hair this period? Let me know in the comment section please.

Thanks for reading 🤗

Stay blessed 🙌