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My wishlist

Hi there,  
You know the saying : If wishes were horses beggars would ride? I have a lot of wishes, from a smaller waistline to less hairy legs. Since its obvious genetics has the upper hand in those areas how about I concentrate on wishes I can actually make come true. My hair journey has taken me to heights I never even knew. I've learnt about things like hempseed oil, steamers, tangle teezers, spray bottles, biotin, curl formers and things like that. It seems like new products are created each passing day for naturals like me who want healthier hair. So after just a little much thought I have prepared a wish list of things I would like to acquire in the nearest future for my journey to healthier hair.


 Mixed Chicks Deep Conditioner.
 I have heard so many good things about this moisturising conditioner and I am eager to try it out.


Jamaican black castor Oil
Reviews I've seen testify to its superiority for sealing and encouraging hair growth.

Hair trigger explosive growth elixir
I…

A beginners guide to protein and natural hair

Hi there,
      If you are a protein lover like me then you'll know that nothing beats the taste of eggs, beef, chicken and beans...yum!  We need protein in our hair just like we also need it in our bodies.
Our hair is made up of a kind of protein called keratin, this is what gives hair structure and strength. To get healthy hair we have to get some protein into our hair strands. Why is that? The daily rigors of life(combing, shampooing, touching etc. ) tend to wear down the cuticle or outer layer of our hair strands. As those layers wear off the hair loses strength and becomes brittle. Next comes breakage. Protein tends to build up those missing spots of protein in your hair shaft leaving hair stronger and less likely to break. Hair that lacks protein finds it difficult to retain moisture and as you know moisture makes the strand elastic and less likely to break. Women who dye, heat style or relax their hair need lots of protein treatments because the protein bonds of their hair ha…

Beating hair breakage

Hi there,
   If there is one thing that breaks the heart of anyone trying to grow hair, it is hair breakage. I cannot explain how sad I feel each time I see broken strands of hair on my palms or worse still on my comb. Hair breakage is what prevents us from getting our desired length and or fullness and must be dealt with severely. Since I began my natural hair journey I have learnt a lot about this common problem and I'm glad to say that knowledge is power! I'm beginning to see little or no breakage and I'm bursting with info to share!!!
What causes hair breakage? Dryness, over manipulation, combing recklessly, loss of hair protein, dehydration, over moisturising, shampooing too much, uv damage from the sun, heat styling, sleeping on a cotton pillowcase, dyeing your hair etc. Things I never even thought about were truncating my hair growth hustle and I had no clue. Now though things are different. I know what I must do to protect my hair and in extension yours too :-)


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5 of my favourite natural hair Vloggers :-)

Hi there,
  I am an addict. Yeah you heard right. I'm not even going to lie, I am addicted to YouTube!! I most especially love the natural hair tutorials and no day passes without me viewing at least 2 videos (all thanks to my You Tube downloader which means I can watch those videos over and over and over again without streaming) I'm blown away by  how creative those women are! They make natural hair look so easy to manage. I watch them trim their hair, make all kinds of concoctions for hair, sew weave ins, braid and twist their own hair,all the while sporting gorgeous heads of natural hair! They make me feel like I don't need to ever step into a hair salon again ( hurrah for thunder!!!) I'm so in love with these women!! Today I'm going to share 5 of my favourite Vloggers with you. Enjoy!


Mynaturalsistas
Without a doubt these are my favourite Vloggers. They are super cute and know their onions when it comes to natural hair. I love how they each have a distinctive styl…

Dealing with Single Strand Knots

Hi there,
   So like I whined about in my last post I have been having lots and lots of Single Strand Knots. They are so annoying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I thought trimming my hair would get rid of them but I was wrong. They are back again. In light of this I have done some of research on this issue and here are my findings:


Dealing with Single strand knots(SSKs)

Single Strand Knots also known as fairy knots occur when a single strand of hair ties a knot in itself or gets adjacent hairs all tied up forming a ball or knot that is sometimes impossible to unravel. Single strand knots are a hallmark of kinky coily hair(I cannot tell you how pained I was to  learn that my natural hair will always be plagued by these little devils) In spite of the fact that they are inevitable they can also be dealt with some success with these tips:


Avoid wash and go styles(say whaaat?!?!?! no more 'fro?)
Unfortunately shrinkage encourages SSks. As your hair shrinks the strands take it upon themselves …

Grow your hair fast!! The INVERSION METHOD hairxperiment

Hi there,
    I heard about this method some weeks ago and I have been dying to try it out, just to see if it actually works. I checked You tube and some other black hair care blogs and the claims were the same: Grow 1 inch of hair in just 7 days!!!! I knew I had to try it out. I was a little bit scared because all the blogs and vlogs kept cautioning anyone who cares to  try it about possible health risks and contra indications. After just the slightest bit of hesitation I gave in to my curiosity and I tried it out starting from 1st-7th October. It  felt like hard work and I was so glad when it ended.

The Inversion method
In simple terms this method is when You  reverse blood flow from other parts of your body to your head by inclining your head at a low angle coupled with a hot oil massage of your scalp. You can only do it for 7 consecutive days and no more than once every 4 weeks.

CAUTION:
Do not attempt if you are pregnant, have hernia, low or high blood pressure, heart or circulator…

Did you know?

Hi there,
    Since I began my healthy hair journey I have learnt a lot about my hair, but with  each passing day and with more blogs and vlogs I visit, I find that there is still a whole lot more to learn. I'll like to share a few of the things I've learnt so far with you.

Did you know:

 Water is the best moisturiser for your natural hair?
The best hair moisturisers have water as the first (or one of the first five) ingredients?
Coconut oil is one of the few oils that can actually penetrate your hair shaft?
Coconut oil can protect your hair from loosing protein during handling, combing and washing?
Shampoos with sulphates are extremely drying and should be used rarely or not at all?
Combing your hair too much can chip away protein from your hair making it prone to breakage?
Hair should be combed damp never dry or dripping wet?
Your hair needs both protein and moisture in perfect balance to flourish?
You must seal in moisture for your hair to stay moisturised longer?
Oils must never be ap…