Thursday, 18 July 2013
Well, I'm off to do some more trolling, more to come soon! Watch this space!
I found this very interesting article while trolling the net. It left me deep in thought and I think it would be great for you to read as well. Please leave your comments!
Source is ; http://akorra.com/2010/03/21/9-reasons-to-avoid-perms-and-relaxers/
Here it goes:
Saturday, 13 July 2013
I find that my hair is easier to manage when it is in mini twists.
I get the twists done by twisting straight from the roots up.
The thing about mini twists is that not only is your hair protected, you can keep them in for a long time and most importantly, your styling options are unlimited.
There are different ways to wear the mini twists.
You can leave them hanging, you can push them backwards using different kinds of head bands, you can pin down the front and keep the back hanging and what I love most. ..you can do a myriad of updos no matter the length of your hair. You can achieve different kinds of looks with Updos.
You also have the option of curling your twists to give them another look.
Some benefits of mini twists include the following:
It helps your hair to retain length.
Can be considered a protective style.
Once installed, it reduces the amount of manipulation you put your hair through over time.
Makes it easy to get out of the house in the morning – Very quick styling since your hair is really already done.
Brings out your creative side when it comes to styling the updos.
After exhausting all your styling options,you can then take out the twists to produce a bad ass twist out which can last for days as the curls will be very defined because of the mini twists.
Why not try twists today?
Finally, here are some pictures of my mini twists.
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Thursday, 11 July 2013
Wednesday, 10 July 2013
So just after my birthday in May 2012, I decided to stop relaxing my hair and transition to natural hair.
I didn’t do much to my hair during my transitioning days; I mainly braided for weeks and fixed weaves and THENNNNN..... (drumroll please).... on the 22nd of October, 2012, I took my lovely self to the salon and announced to my stylist that I was ready to chop off my hair. Long story short, let’s say he was almost in tears and I had to spend the first few minutes of my arrival in the salon comforting him. Haha! The poor man kept saying ‘I’ve lost a customer ohhh,’ (you know how we can be soooo dramatic in Nigeria). I cut my hair that day… four days later, I went back to cut it some more because I felt I could still see some really straight ends… and finally went back one more time to cut off some more till I was satisfied.
Fast forward to my first day back at work, (I was off for a week) and OMG, questions everywhere! ‘Terri! You
really did it! You really cut your hair!’ and ‘Nooooooooo, you cut off all your hair!!’. I remember one person in particular telling me I didn’t look ‘nice’ with my hair low, (in other words she felt I wasn’t as pretty with my short hair as I was when I had my longer hair).One male colleague even asked me if someone died and I had to cut my hair in mourning. I knew he was joking but really?? I got so many mixed reactions from both male and female colleagues and to be honest, I started feeling really unpretty… I bought products and experimented and experimented and experimented. I kept wondering why the products I bought didn’t make my hair soft instantly and curly like all those akata babes I see on Youtube and on blogs. I even started asking myself why on earth I cut off my hair??? Don’t get me wrong, there were some days I’d loooooooove my short hair, or Teeny Weeny Afro (TWA) as it’s called, and then other days I’d feel the ugliest of ugliest.
I decided eventually that I was going to just look for products that work for MY hair and go to Youtube solely for demonstrations of how to use products and the likes (plus I also went to Youtube and google to search for and drool over beautiful, beautiful natural sisters).
Now, 9 months later, I am IN LOVE with my hair. Like seriously, you can’t tell me nothing about my hair. Truth be told, I get the most ‘toasters’ *cough, sneeze, bless me* when I have my hair out. I feel
soooo confident and kind of, you know, POWERFUL when I have my hair out. :D. I go out and people are just looking and some are smiling and others are probably debating in their heads if I’m SU or
something. Hahahahaha! When I don’t have my hair out, I braid mostly and I have been known to
fix a weave too. When I have my normal, Expressions braids in (thekanekalon treated one), I don’t really do much to my hair. I wash once in two weeks (bad, I know *covers eyes*) and when I have a weave in, I
don’t do anything to my hair. (Very, very bad!) But when I have my kinky twists in, I co-wash every week and moisturize. On days I have my hair out, I co-wash midweek and then every weekend, I do a shampoo,
conditioner, deep-condition and then finally moisturize.
My favourite shampoo so far is Crème of Nature Moisture & Shine Sulfate-free Shampoo with Argan Oil, my conditioner for my co-wash is the Tresemme Naturals Conditioner and for my leave-in conditioner, I use the Kinky Curly Knot Today Detangler and then I use my Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and finally whatever moisturizer on hand. It could be raw shea butter, it could be 4 Naturals Afro Stretch Curl Cream. I’ve found that EVOO
doesn’t do as much for my hair as EVCO does so though I used to use,EVOO when I first started my journey, I don’t any more. I’ve also found that my hair is so much healthier now than it ever was when it was relaxed. Everytime I do a length check, I’m amazed at the growth. I experience crazy shrinkage but I have come to embrace it because if you worry about how much your hair shrinks when it is wet, you’d just give yourself unnecessary high BP.
Ok, I think I have rambled on long enough but I just want to say one last thing, even though you may feel like your hair is just not responding to whatever product you’re trying, or you feel this ‘wahala’ wasn’t what you
envisioned when you decided to go natural, please JUST EXERCISE PATIENCE. Also, try to listen to your hair so you know what it needs. Don’t go trying product after product just because your best friend or some female on the internet used such and such and got amazing results; find what works for your hair and stick with it. Ok, that’s two things I said but I think it’s allowed.
To those of you embarking on your natural hair journey, I wish you all the best!
First up will be a friend of mine with a very hilarious story...watch this space. ..
To be part of this, please send your story and picture to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, 9 July 2013
Here are some pocket friendly products that you should have in your hair bag:
Anyways, the conversation usually goes like this.:
Me: You are such a fake girl, why must you always cover your hair?
Sister: It looks nicer when I have a weave and I don't have time to start combing my hair or touching up my relaxer.
Me: Why can't you just embrace the way your hair grows out of your scalp? Isn't that the way God created your hair?
Sister: Get lost joo! Why do you wear clothes? Didn't God create us naked? So why don't you walk around naked as you were created? Please leave me alone, you do you and I'll do me!
And it goes on and on and then we just laugh it off.
Truth is that it is not the same thing. Is one's hair in the same category as one's clothes? Should you change your hair like you change your clothes? Note, that I did not say hair style but hair itself!
People, we need to ponder on some of these things.
Monday, 8 July 2013
Is it because they do not feel comfortable enough wearing their own hair?
Could it be that they are unsure of what it would look like?
Is it that they have grown so accustomed to weaves and straight hair that they would feel naked without them?
Truth is that if you don't embrace your hair in its natural state and try to do something with it and wear it out...you will keep hiding.
The more you wear it out, the more confident you will become and you will understand your hair better.
Haven't you heard that the more time you spend with someone, the more you will get to know and love them...same thing applies to your hair.
Ladies, please let's embrace our hair and love it! It's real, it is all yours and most importantly, it is beautiful