Saturday, 11 June 2016

The More You Know: Effects of Over Manipulation

Constantly manipulating your hair only leads to breakage. Manipulation can be in the form of over combing, or constantly changing hair styles.
To retain maximum length, it's important that you avoid manipulating your hair and leave your hair be.
The more you manipulate your stands, the more the protein bonds in your hair gets broken down, and the more your hair is likely to break.
Use long term protective styles, low manipulation styles and buns to avoid manipulating your strands.
Some long term protective styles are; twists, box braids, cornrows, weaves and crochet braids.
Some low manipulation styles are; twist outs, curly dos, up dos, buns, and straw curls.

Remember low manipulation = length retention.


posted from Bloggeroid

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

The More You Know: Traction Alopecia and protective styles.

A lot of the time we go to the hairdressers and we get braids so tight that even moving your neck feels so hard. When we take down our protective styles, our edges particularly sometimes feels smooth and bare because the tension of the braids has pulled out strands. Despite this, we still go to the same person to get tight braids again. You are weakening the scalp and destroying the follicles. I this becomes constant, the hair will eventually stop growing altogether.

●If you can't raise your eyebrows, your protective style is too tight.
●If you can't turn your head, your protective style is too tight.
●If you notice a rash around your head a day or two of installing your protective style, it's too tight.
●If you have a throbbing headache after you do your protective style, it's too tight.
●If you think your protective style is too tight, it probably is.


Remember not all traction alopecia is reversible. It's better to try to avoid it all together.

posted from Bloggeroid

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Wash Day: Bantu Knots (4 wks post)

Hey there,
I did wash day yesterday. I am dealing with dandruff nowadays. I really don't know where it's from. I washed my combs and now I have to be really consistent with my washdays.

Prepoo: I pre-pooed for 35 minutes using Tropic Isle Living Jamaican Strong Roots Red Pimento Hair Growth oil. I covered my hair with a plastic bag and scarf to really trap in the heat and great a steamy atmosphere.

Shampoo: I shampooed twice using Zabri Naturals Milky Coco Moisturising Shampoo. I am having to shampoo at least twice these days to make sure I have gotten rid of all the flakes.

Deep Condition: I deep conditioned for 30-40 minutes using Zabri Naturals Growth Stimulating Anti Dandruff Deep Conditioning Masque with Ginger Garlic and Peppermint oil. I chose this dc because it gives my scalp a tingle and also contains sulfur due to the onion, And sulfur has been proven effective for dandruff control.

Condition: Followed with a rinse out conditioner; Zabri Naturals Creamy Coco Shea Moisturising  Rinse-Out conditioner.

Leave in: I used the Zabri Naturals Creamy Coco Shea Moisturising Leave in. Followed with coconut oil and the Zabri Natural Whipped Shea Butter.

Styling: When my hair was 90% dry, I detangled and put my hair in bantu knots using the Zabri Naturals Curl Custard. I meant to take them out Sunday But I didn't have church so I think I'll stay in the knots till I have to go out.

On the whole, I had a successful washday. Did you have washday Saturday? How was it?

Stay Awesome!

Back from a long break

Hey awesome, awesome people!
So after a long long break, I'm back!!

I haven't been totally awol, I have just focused so much of my energy on growing my Youtube channel.
My channel is thriving now and so I think, I can go back to running both pages.

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I am currently 3 weeks post relaxer . The next couple of blogposts will be a series of updates on my hair starting with a washday post.

I hope everyone is fiiiiine,
Stay awesome.


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