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Natural Hair growth: Exercise and Healthy habits

Protective styling with Wigs

I had an idea to protect my hair for the rest of the year with wigs , which later became a month plan,  but…..its been barley a week and am almost giving up.
The problem Am just so bored with it, am tempted to abandon my wigs for maybe twists because it would give me the best of both worlds that is styling flexibility and protection from myself and other elements ,still thinking about it though ,am really in no mood for close to 12 or more hours of twisting. What to do??  What to do??
On the Bright side Wigs are actually great as they give you and your hair a break and allow you the ease of caring for your hair since  it doesn’t hinder you from carrying out your usual routine. I have my hair in cornrow in front and flat twists at the back because  that section is really fine and cornrows  seem to  put too much tension on it.
My current regime with the wigs Nightly scalp massagesMoisturize hair lightly with water and seal at night with  Shea butter- olive oil as needed(depen…

Schooling and Natural hair care Wahala(troubles)!!!!

I recently enrolled in a post graduate school and its been really hectic!!! balancing school work and thinking about hair has been HARD.

 Here's what i decided to do 
Make simple protective/low manipulative styles that would take very little time to install, take down  maintain and would last for at least 2 weeks.
Jumbo Twist For the first two weeks of school i wore big or jumbo two strand twist here's how it did.
Time to install: it took roughly two 2 hrs not so bad considering i have done kinky twist that took almost 12 hrs to install (Not kidding guys).
Maintenance: Moisturizing hair and scalp with either water or a mixture of aloe-Vera juice and water and sealing ends with Shea butter was no biggie, but getting the twist to stop shrinking was a problem cause my hair is neck length at the back and a little past chin length at the sides. (Nights and Nights of bobby pinning).
Take down:Take down was pretty quick about 30 minutes but detangling !!!! was so great a hassle proba…

Bun with Kinky hair Extensions (Marley hair)

So!!!!! i just got my hair out of kinky twists (kinky twist update coming soon), and i had a graduation ceremony to attend by the weekend.Against my better judgement to hang on to my kinky twist for a while longer, i gave in to taking them out because i missed my hair terribly.

Now i was reunited with my kinks but.......clueless on what to do with my hair, it sure can be stressful thinking of what style to wear especially when there's an event coming up (don't want to wind up looking like a hot mess cause my kinks are very unpredictable)

The hair style that won the style search was " Bun with kinky hair Extensions (Marley hair)".

Here's what i came up with by the wee hours of the night.

I liked the way the the extension blended with my hair, below is a picture of my hair with out the extension, Please excuse the sickly looking scrunchy, i actually used rubber  threads to hold the hair at the center, not so sure it qualifies to be called a pony tail though...


My Transition from Relaxed to Natural Hair

My Transition from Relaxed to Natural hair Hi!!!, This is a mini interview of my self  by my self on how i transitioned from relaxed to natural hair. ( don't worry am still in my right mind)

Why did you go decide to transition?NaturalV: I was not so brave to take the plunge and cut off all my hair (what!!!) For me then, the thought of starting from ground zero was just impossible and i felt transitioning would give me the time i needed to school and prepare my mind and self  for  the journey ahead.

How long did you Transition?NaturalV: Well, initially i intended to transition for 2 years ( you know, feeling so inspired, adrenalin pumping and all ), Any way!!! i settled for a year, patience a'int one of my virtues but am learning to have some on this journey. I mean, incessantly checking and spying on my new growth in the mirror to see its texture,type and what not ( I know am not alone on this). So in December 2012, i took my scissors and after a few snips i was all natural. Pr…

Going Natural; My Hair Story

Going Natural; My hair Story.
Memories of my natural hair texture as a child are very blurry, for as long as I could remember; my hair had always been relaxed. I do remember my mum saying I had tough and thick hair though, so she had to relax it to save us both from pain each time she tried to style it. (She loved to braid my hair in a style I called “flower in the basket”; a style I secretly hated.)
One thing am sure of is that I have always loved hair; there was just something about taking care of it. My first hair guinea pigs were my Mum, Granny and my Aunt(love you all). These three especially granny were ever so willing to allow me play around and style their hair in corn rows (fun times). I gradually included my three younger sister’s hair to the list of  heads I messed around with, braiding, washing and even relaxing (that’s till they all became big chicks). I can’t tell you how many times we ended up with half processed and under processed hair. 

Now, back to my own hair, I freque…