Sunday, 28 December 2014

Hey fam,
It has been quite a long while.
Let me start with my excuses..hehe. I had exams plain and simple, was really caught up with that. I finished with exams 22nd December and packed out of my hostel the next day. Went to the salon the next day to get a wig custom made and I have been busy celebrating Christmas with my family.
I have been updating on my FB page – Ms Direction Gh and on Instagram- nisa_hrhj. Feel free to follow both.
I’ll be posting news on the challenge pretty soon. I plan on making a few additions, to make the challenge more challenging and exciting.
Stay tuned for the updates and Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Versatile Blogger Award

OMG!!!!!! Second blog award thanks to the beautiful Kirsty of Black Hair Spice Blog. Now let me start by saying, I am super jelly of hair hair, and this green looks good on me. Whaaaa!!!!!! Hair on fleek paa!

What is the Versatile Blogger Award?
The Versatile Blogger Award is an award to “honor those bloggers who bring something special to your life whether every day or only now and then.”

Here are the rules:

1. Thank the person who gave you this award.
2. Include a link to their blog.
3. Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you have recently discovered or follow regularly.
4. Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award (you might include a link to VBA site.)
5. Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

Here I go:  
 1. Thanks Kirsty!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2. Go on to her blog and drool. You cant help it

3. Bloggers I have discovered and nominate

Let's find out about me:
  •  I'm a twin!!!!!! I have an unidentical twin sister. Annoying but you gotto love her!
  • I can't dance or sing to save my life.
  • I pretty much appear to be excited all the time. Can't keep still. If i got one pesewa for every time someone said 'you are always happy,' by my calculation I'll hace 13 GHC (Ghana cedis) :P
  • I am badly addicted to google.
  • I give good advice but can't take any of my advice.
  • My biggest pet peeve is having people tell me what to do. Funny because I like to tell people what to do.
  • I am a very sentimental person. I keep everything and attach emotion to everything.

Thanks Kirsty was so fun talking about myself.. lol. Don't forget to head on to her blog.

As Usual Stay Awesome!!!!!!!

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Ms Direction Healthy Hair Challenge!!!!!!!!

Hey lovelies!!!! So I have decided to come to you with A HEALTHY HAIR CHALLENGE!! This is my very first challenge and it’ll run on the blog, my Facebook page and Instagram (with hashtag: MsDirectionHHJ). The aim if this challenge is to become more familiar and used to healthy hair practices, as well as make this healthy hair journey a lifestyle for most. The challenge will run for 6 months, and commences on 1st January 2015 and ends 31st June 2015. If I find that the challenge serves the purpose it was created for, I’ll gladly extend or restart it. I want this challenge to be more focused on healthy hair rather than length growth. Once the hair and scalp are healthy, length WILL follow. There will NOT be a prize at the end of this challenge but I do hope a positive transformation at the end of the challenge will be more than enough encouragement.

1.       Scalp should be kept clean as frequently as possible, at most once a week, and at least every two weeks for my ladies in protective styles or starting the journey afresh.
2.       A sulfate free shampoo is recommended. However if you do not have one, it is mandatory to pre-poo (pre-shampoo treatment) before every wash day.
3.       Always condition your hair after washing either with an instant conditioner or moisturizing or balanced deep conditioner (A deep conditioner is more recommeded).
4.       Always detangle before wash day.
5.       Always moisturize and seal in the moisture as often as required (A daily M&S routine does wonders for length retention).
6.       Scalp massages with an oil of choice at least 3 times a week to boost circulation and in turn promote growth.
7.       Mild protein treatment once a month and a hard protein treatment every 2 months. At the end of the challenge you should have done 3 hard protein treatments.
8.       Air dry after washday or use indirect heat. i.e a hooded dryer.
9.       NIGHT TIME ROUTINE! ALWAYS sleep with your hair covered with a silk or satin bonnet or head scarf
10.   Keep your ends tucked in 70-90% of the time

·         Drinking loads of water at least 1500 ml and at most 3000ml. You can do more if you need to or want to
·         Cutting down on junk food.
·         Getting an exercise routine

·         A Good Shampoo (preferable sulfate free) eg. CON Argan oil shampoo, ORS Invigorating Shampoo, Tresemme Naturals……..
·         Moisturizing or Balanced Deep conditioner eg. CON Aragn oil Intensive Conditioner, ORS Replenishing conditioner, Beautiful Textures DC……
·         Leave in Conditioner eg. CON Argan Oil Leave in, African Pride Leave in, Beautiful Textures Tangle taming leave in……..
·         Water based moisturizer eg. Beautiful Textures Moisture Butter, Elasta QP Mango butter, African Pride Moisturizer……..
·         Mild/Light Protein Treatment/conditioner eg. ORS Mayonnaise, Elasta QP Soy Oyl……
·         Oils for hair, eg Extra Virgin Olive oil, Extra Virgin Coconut oil, Castor oil, Grapeseed oil, Shea Oil, Jojoba Oil…….
·         Wide toothed comb
·         Satin bonnets or head scarf

Petroleum and Mineral oil Based Products, Direct Heat, Unfriendly hair accessories ad stlyers, small tooth combs for daily use.

Send in starting pictures to my email –
Or To my FB page – Ms Direction Gh
Or on instagram – NISA_HRHJ through a DM Or by using hashtag: MsDirectionhhj

ALL entries must be sent in by December 31 2014

All hair types invited!!!!!!!!

Leave suggestion or questions in the comments section.
Stay Awesome

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Relaxer Update|| 23 Weeks Post (The End of a Long Stretch)

Today, 6th December 2014 I ended my longest relaxer stretch yet, at 23 weeks post relaxer. 
I used “ORS HAIRepair No Lye Conditioning Relaxer System,” instead of my usual “Profectiv Color Restore.” I wanted to give this one a try because I heard such good things about it and I wasn’t disappointed. 

I’m in school right now but I went to home to get this touch up done and with a new stylist. This stylist created such a good impression for herself last week.

The Story- I washed my hair at home and deep conditioned. Left my DC in my hair and went to the stylist who lives right across my house, to rinse and get a roller set. My hair was so tangled and clamping together and the stylist, using a wide toothed comb and a large needle (The ones used for weaving) detangled for more than an hour and then used a big comb for my roller set as I was 22 weeks post. I knew instantly, I wanted her to relax my hair this week.

Before the process began

 The Relaxer Process:
Soon as I got to the salon, I told her exactly what I wanted;
1.       No overlapping
2.       Nape and edges last
3.       We are working fast and with time.
And she complied. She was ready to do it the way I wanted it done.

I usually use Vaseline to base my edges and already processed ends before relaxing but I knew the relaxer kit had a cuticle shield which served the same purpose so I skipped that.

She sectioned my hair, coated my ends and based my hairline.

Then started to apply the relaxer at which point I started the stopwatch on my phone
Her relaxer process was a bit different than I’m used to and I loved it. She applied the new growth to all sections on my head before returning to the first section to smooth.


She used her fingers to smooth, but after 6 months my new growth was a beast so she asked if I wanted a comb and I said yes.
Smoothed out and no overlaps. She listens!

The application and smoothing process took 26 minutes!
Right after smoothing in the relaxer, literally right after, she indicated it was time to wash out.

Shampooed 3 times, with the “ORS HAIRepair Conditioning Neutralizing shampoo with color cue” that came with the kit.
Followed with the “ORS HAIRepair Nourishing Conditioner” and sat under the hooded dryer for 10 minutes”
Deep Conditioning!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rinsed out, searched for the leave in in the kit…….lol, found none.
So, she used the Dark and Lovely leave in conditioner, some setting lotion and proceeded to roller set.

I used magnetic (smooth) rollers instead of the brush rollers which I prefer because she suggested it. Went back under the hooded dryer for what I’m going to assume was 20-25 minutes.
Roller sets and music!
 And then she gave me a trim. Cutting almost an inch in the back, which was expected, and about ½ inch in the front. She said my ends didn’t look weak but after a year without trimming, I felt the need to.


Went home and took pictures…….haha. I loved how this relaxer update went especially after 23 weeks. I would love to stretch again, and I hope to make my goal of Armpit Length pretty soon.

Stay Awesome!
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