What’s Your Hair Porosity?

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Want longer hair? I know we all do. However, achieving longer hair requires a number of necessary components. Undoubtedly, one component is moisture.

Moisture is probably the most important element required for grooming healthy hair. Hair without moisture is dry, brittle and breaks off easily.

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Why You Should Sleep With A Silk or Satin Scarf or Bonnet

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Wearing my silk scarf to bed every night is one of my resolutions for the year that I shared with you. Today, I’m sharing with you why it is important to do so.

Read my New Year Hair Resolutions for 2017

Silk or satin scarves(or bonnets or pillowcases) are very soft and so they cushion your hair against the harsh effects of the fibres from our pillowcases and bedsheets.

Most ladies sleep with hair nets, however, hair nets are not the best if you are interested in growing long, healthy hair.

Your Hair isn’t Growing? Here’s what you can do about it

Hair nets aren’t much better than sleeping with nothing covering your hair at all. Nets have holes in them which means that your hair is still left exposed.

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Hair net

So why exactly should you sleep with a silk scarf?

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Best Heatless Method For Stretching Natural Hair

Hi darlings,
How are you? And how was your week? My week was full of super stuff, which you’ll get to know about later πŸ˜‰

This week’s post is all about stretchy-stretchy-STRETCHING!!!
The use of heat appliances (especially blow dryers) is a commonly used method to stretch natural hair. However, the use of these heat appliances can lead to split ends and damaged hair. There are many other methods you can use to stretch your natural hair, which don’t require the use of heat, like African threading, braiding, twisting, etc. This week I show you my favourite method for stretching my hair: banding.
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HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR HAIR IN A PROTECTIVE STYLE

We all love our natural hair, however, sometimes we need to give it a break from daily styling and manipulation. Protective styles are also great to retain length, and they save you a lot of time and stress if you have a busy lifestyle.
However,

P.Ss give you a break from styling your natural hair, not caring for it.

*P.S-Protective Style.
If you don’t know what a P.S is, please read this post.

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My Wash Day Regimen

For most naturals, wash day takes an entire day. Wash day comprises of pre-pooing, shampooing, regular conditioning and then deep conditioning.

As a busy natural, I cannot afford to spend a whole day just washing my hair. I try to wash my hair about once a month or as the need arises. My wash day is divided into three simple steps:

*Pre-Poo/Deep conditioning: I usually deep condition with mayonnaise(yes, the mayonnaise we eat) as my pre-poo treatment. Mayonnaise is great for my hair because it makes it shinier, stronger and stops breakage.

I apply the mayonnaise to damp (not wet) hair, cover with a shower cap and apply heat over the shower cap with a blow dryer for 15 minutes.

Pre-Poo? Check.
Deep Conditioning? Check.

Don’t worry, your hair won’t smell of salad after you’re done with the entire wash process πŸ˜‰

*Shampooing: I shampoo my hair in 4-6 sections with my African black soap in the shower. This takes about 30 minutes.

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dudu osun black soap

Shampoo? Done.

*Conditioning: I then apply my Alberto vo5 moisturizing conditioner, cover with a shower cap, and leave it in for another 15 minutes with applied heat over the shower cap, or an hour without any heat.

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alberto vo5 conditioner

Conditioning? Finished.

Total time taken:
1 hour with heat applied during pre-poo/deep condition and conditioning.
1 hour and 45 minutes with heat applied only during pre-poo/deep condition.

After washing, apply your leave in conditioner and style hair as desired.
Ideally, hair should be detangled(combed) before washing, but I choose to detangle after the wash process.

Thanks for reading. Hope this method will help you save time. πŸ™‚
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