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Healthy Hair checklist

Hi there,
   To effectively take care of your natural hair you need to know the basic things to have on hand. This list is a guide to what's truly important.
  • Moisture is super important to natural hair. The best source of moisture for our hair is water. Wetting your hair while you bathe or with a spray bottle will keep your hair hydrated. Moisture can also be gotten by using a good leave-in conditioner or a moisturiser. Look at the label, water must be the first ingredient listed.


  • A Moisturising Conditioner which can be used for co-washing and also to provide moisture after shampooing.
     


  • A Deep conditioner helps to moisturise, strengthen and nourish your hair.


  • Shampoo for washing your hair. A sulphate free shampoo is best because it wont dry out your hair. You can also have a shampoo with sulphates for use very rarely to thoroughly remove product build up.


  • Wide tooth comb for detangling your hair and also for combing.


  • Bobby pins for styling your hair.



  • Silk/satin scarves for preventing moisture loss while you sleep.



  • Spray bottle is a must have tool for adding moisture to your hair instantly.

  • Oils like olive, coconut, castor etc. are great for sealing in moisture, pre-pooing and for hot oil treatments.

  • Old T-shirt  for drying your hair without roughing it up.

  • Hair clips are great for sectioning your hair when you are detangling, braiding, twisting, styling etc.

  • Shower cap for your deep conditioning treatments, baggying and protecting your twists/braids/bantu knots etc.
I hope you find this helpful in your healthy hair journey.



KimB
 

Comments

  1. It wl be good if u can tell us d estimated prices of all ds cream.lvin ur blog

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  2. Thanks dearie, this list is just a guide for you to know the things you need.I'm not advertising the products shown here there are just examples of what you need.Happy hair journey :-)

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  3. Love ur blog, its been a true inspiration. Going natural all the way. I hope i have the patience

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    1. Thanks dammie :-) you can do anything you set your mind on! just do it dear! All the best

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  4. Hi kim whr cn i get cantu shea butter leave in conditioner. Am in port harcourt.

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    1. Hi I'm sorry I don't know much about port harcourt.you could try big shopping malls there to see if they stock it

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  5. Hi;
    Top of the day to you. Very interesting and down to earth blog. I relate with everything you say. Very nice and educative I must say.

    Please how can hold of a spray bottle just as you have above? And how much?
    Thank you very much for your kind assistance.

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    1. hi, Thanks for your comment. I created my spray bottle myself using an old bottle of body wash and the spray pump of a kitchen cleaner. You can use an empty body spray bottle like BOD for men.

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  6. Hi am$ in lagos for a few. Days pls where can I get the Cantu Shea butter. Conditionerr? Thanks for ur help

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    1. Hi, I got mine on order however I'm told casabella shop @ the palms in Lekki has it.

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  7. interesting...u just made my day

    ~Beautiful lopez~

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  8. HI WHERE IS CASABELLA SHOP IN LEKKI (THE ADDRESS). I SO WANT THIS PRODUCTS. OR IS THER ANY OTHER PLACE IN LAGOS YOU CAN RECOMMEND OR WHER U ORDERED FROM. THANK YOU. I;M ALSO GROWING TO LOVE MY NATURAL HAIR. YOU CAN CHECK MY BLOG HERE http://leeznijis.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hello elizabeth, thanks for stopping by at my blog. Casabella is at The palms (shoprite) in lekki. You can also try the kinky apothecary at
      1st Floor, L'Espace
      19A Olosa Street, Victoria Island Lagos. Happy growing :-)

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