17 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT MY NATURAL HAIR JOURNEY.

 

  1. If i take a trip down memory lane,In primary school,  I was nicknamed ‘BOB MARLEY’   over my huge,long ever frizzy Natural hair.But do I say, the STRUGGLE was real! Also considering how Cool & trendy permed  hair was! … Surely !Vindu Vichenjaga!!PhotoGrid_1522169621081
  2. I started plaiting my own hair since I was 11 years…I would also do simple protective styles on  other kids in our Village.😁.
  3. I decided to go natural in 2015 after my hair got heat damage …I actually had no idea of the name,my only regimen was avocado+ egg for DC and Coconut oil.
  4. I always consider my hair type as 4B…However, my crown area has got a ‘mathogothanio’  kinda curl pattern,which looks like a 3C/4A …Yani, I’m yet to find out whatever goes on around that area.
  5. Its been 2 and a half years since I had my big chop.It was the  best and most difficult decision ever!  I thought I would look like a scarecrow with short hair!😂…I turned out Fine.
  6. My current hair length is fairly longer than a 15cm ruler and the longest my hair has ever been was approx. 38-40cm (apo 2012-2014)…so my dreams still be valid .😛IMG_20180227_203504
  7. My natural hair colour is 1/33.It’s  black at the roots and tends to be brown towards the tips…and i’m always cool with it, until someone talks of how ‘Minyoo’  makes one’s hair turn Brown 😬..!DSC_2393
  8. I have never intentionally Straightened my Natural Hair using a Blow dryer… Heat damage is real Bruh & it ain’t cool!
  9. Coconut OIL is the Love of my Natural Hair’s Life.❤❤…It Makes me wanna sing Another Love song. ❤IMG_20180328_085405
  10. THOU shall never find an Avocado in my kitchen and ask for a piece,Because it does not even belong to me, It belongs to my Hair! LITERALLY !  😀
  11. I like experimenting different hair products in the market.I rarely stick to one product Line…I’m definitely looking forward to trying more local & international brands this year .
  12. I religiously follow my natural hair regimen ie: Prepoo,washday,DC…However, I got those lazy& tired days when i just hop into bed without a satin scarf& wake up feeling guilty …but I Repent thereafter. 😂PhotoGrid_1483233882349.jpg
  13. My current favourite Natural  go-to hairstyles are ‘Wash n Go’  & the Low Sleek Bun.
  14. I visit the salon less than 5 times in an Year! …I prefer doing everything at home by myself unless I need a very long lasting protective style…but its Mainly because I can style/plait my own hair.
  15. I occasionally trim my hair before having protective styling,it makes it less Painful …if you know what I mean Lol.😜
  16. If I was to COMPLETELY do away with  hair care Equipments in my shelf, they would probably be ALL  COMBS ! my fingers get all the job done.
  17. I will only chop  or relax my hair if I get a Deal that would make me more money than the amount I have spent on my whole natural hair journey.🙆

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#HOPE WITH THE GOOD HAIR 👑

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WASHDAY ROUTINE

Washday is a very important routine for every naturalista and should be taken with a little more weight if your hair goals are healthy and strong nappy hair.PhotoGrid_1519228450553

I will take you through this simple  procedural steps,focused solely on how I go about washing and conditions my hair.

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Featuring :Tony Airo’s Natural Hair Products.

Without further ado..

STEP 1: PRE-POO.

I often section my hair off into 4-6 sections,using my hands(not a comb)and work on each section separately.

Prepoo is a short for pre-shampoo treatment,which involves adding moisture to your hair strands protecting from drying out.There are different ways one can prepoo depending on the cost, time, hair needs and creativity.

Lately, I have been doing  an overnight hot oil  treatment using Dhahabu Coconut oil just to give my hair time to maximally soak up extra added moisture before moving to the cleansing process.This also strengthens my tresses preventing them from stripping by shampoo.

STEP 2: SHAMPOO.

I use very small amounts of shampoo to get my hair clean. Quick hack btw,If your  shampoo contains sulfates,  you can dilute it with some warm water & never Skip Prepoo .DSC_2347.JPG

I always dilute my  Siri Natural hair shampoo with some water before use and only use it once in 2 weeks(less often) .In case I choose to wash my hair in- between ,I co-wash using a conditioner and I’m good to go.

STEP 3:CONDITION.

This is a quick step after you’ve shampoo’d which helps add back moisture to the hair strands and also helps in further detangling before rinsing it out.

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Mint conditioner at the middle.

So I there after, i use the Siri Mint conditioner which is actually my ‘Creme Dela Creme’ product ,simply because  it gently detangles my hair without struggle and leaves it feeling fresh.It only takes me about 10 minutes to shampoo and condition.

STEP 4: DEEP CONDITIONER.( Weekly)

This may sound cliche’ but this step is inevitable for my hair.I always DC 3-5 times a month and protein treat every 4-6 weeks.DSC_2389

I do apply a generous amount of conditioner in sections to my hair and put them in large twists. I then cover my hair with a plastic bag for 30-45 min, sometimes overnight depending on my schedule.Lastly,  I close the cuticles with a Cold water Rinse preventing any loss of moisture from the hair straids.

STEP 5: MOISTURISE & SEAL

Whether you use the LOC/LCO method apply a water based leave-in to damp hair, thereafter lock and seal the moisture using an prefered Oil and Cream.

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SIRI leave in treatment (Far Left)

I’m currently using a mixture of oils on my scalp and hair.They include:

  • Coconut oil and Avocado oil- are great hair moisturizers.
  • Olive oil and Castor oil- for strength and promoting hair growth.
  • Eucalyptus oil and TeaTree oil- treats dandruffs and itchness on the scalp.IMG_20180221_201200.jpg

Incase you would like to learn more,I  will be doing a detailed post on the importance of these essential oils…stay Tuned! 👊

STEP 6:  STYLE .

The products i use for styling depends on the style I’m going for.Nevertheless, I always reach out for my gel(wash and go) or a cream  which work best for different variation of twistouts.PhotoGrid_1519230070022

IMG_20180218_172001YASSS 😊and that’s it for my washday routine! Always keep in mind,that products that may work for my hair might not work the same for your hair (and Vice versa).DSC_2380.JPG

However,  never shy away from trying quality natural hair products.Infact, we have quite a number of quality local (Kenyan) products for natural hair in the market.Keep passing by as I will be featuring more of them here.PhotoGrid_1519235182443

Until next time, ❤

HOPE with the Good hair 👑

 

 

 

 

 

JAMAICA BULK BRAIDS REVIEW

IMG_20180108_203029Happy new year Lovelies! (hoping it’s still safe to say so) It’s my prayer  y’all doing well.DSC_0984

2018 got me feeling all Ras… with these  braids which quite a number of you have been sending questions on,so I decided to share all the tea concerning this protective style.

I’m a great admirer of faux locs though i was quite skeptical of too much tension on my hairline causing breakage,I thus opted for  something different and long that would give me the same vibe.IMG_20180107_204716

Braids used ?: I used three packs of Jamaica Bulk (Darling ) ,each cost ksh.270 at Best lady shop.I preferred colour 2 since it’s more of a natural black.

TOTAL cost was Ksh.1400 at a local salon which was surprisingly affordable than I thought😜.

She (the hairdresser) gently braided two strands twists without unravelling the Jamaica bulk braid, creating a  rugged,rough &a  little frizzy look ,  exactly how I wanted them .

Preparation before Braiding? I did a full Wash day routine the on the day before braiding,which included : a prepoo ,wash and conditioning ,a vitamin deep treatment & LOC before sectioning the hair and did two strands twists to help stretch my hair naturally.

I also did a generous trim & got rid of  the split weak ends.

Any heat used? Ooh yesss,  my stylist used a little heat on my hair, even  though it was  stretched.It helped detangle further making it easier for her to plait since my hair is very bulky.

Rate the pain ? 10/10 Weee😂😂😂.The pain was inevitable even after my stylist straighted my hair and handled it gently. I highly suspect it was because it had been long since I had braided my hair but after two three days I was okay.IMG_20180108_203846

How long can they last ?Fairly up to 2 months if well maintained.They intrestingly get better as time goes by because they look more of natural dreadlocks due to the rugged texture of the braids.A month later,I’m still enjoying the braids and saving a lot of time in the morning .Imma stay with them a little longer.

Maintainance?  Every 2 days spiritz with a mixture of Rose water and Siri Leave-in treatment (By Tony Airo).I then apply coconut oil and satin oil to lock in the moisture .

Weekly scalp cleaning  using wet wipes & salty water.At night I loosen the braids and tie a satin/ light scarf.PhotoGrid_1515430775609

Final Recommendations

  • Alternative braids that can be used include:  Afro kinky bulk,fluffy kinky bulk, marley braids.
  • If you want your braids more bulky, you can add the number of braids to 4 or 5.
  • Having a deep treatment before braiding natural hair will help strenghen hair as it’s being pulled during braiding.
  • Ensure you have a regimen for your protective style as  the hair still needs care and attention.
  • FEEL free to accessorize,it never gets boring.IMG_20180107_194113

IMG_20180108_203557Hugs &Hugs ❤

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COLD WEATHER TIPS FOR NATURAL HAIR.

PhotoGrid_1511103405924HEY There,😊

In the past few weeks,the weather has been chilly and shivery cold,with heavy rains in many parts of the country(Kenya).During these season, everyone tends to dig out for heavy clothing, just to keep warm.Our natural hair, shouldn’t be left out,  for it also needs extra attention during this period as harsh weather conditions  greatly affects our tresses.

Here helpful tips on how to care natural hair during period:

 

  • MOISTURIZE more often,to keep the hair strands supple and soft.The harsh wind can easily whip  away moisture from our hair strands leaving them dry and brittle.Therefore,the  good  leave-in (absorbent) should never be ignored for adequate moisture.Deep conditioning every 7-14 days will leave your hair feeling and looking  hydrated.
  • Heavy sealants such as creams and heavy oils are able to lock-in and retain moisture in the hair strands preventing lose of moisture for a longer period of time .They include:Castor oil ,Shea butter,Jojoba oil,Aloe Vera gel,just to mention a few.
  • A Hot oil treatments “are better vehicles of moisture since they pass through dry hair better than wet hair”.Use an oil of your choice(coconut,olive,avocado,almond,jojoba,argan ) and let it soak in  over night .It will nourish and keep your strands hydrated.
  • SAY NO to wash-n-go’s as the cold air can cause extra damage to wet fragile hair.Ensure your hair is well dried before dashing into the cold.If your hair is a TWA ,ensure you mostuirize with a leave-in and use some little Shea butter to seal the moisture.This will keep your short strands happier and healthier.
  • Stay away from Humectants(for now).Humectants are used to promote moisture retention  in hair and skin care products. They however can work to/against our advantage depending on the environmental conditions.During summer(high humidity),humectancts keep your hair moisturized by pulling moisture from the atmosphere around.However,if the air is dry(low humidity), they work in reverse pulling moisture from the hair to the atmosphere causing dry icky hair. They include:Honey ,Glycerin,Propylene glycol,Protein silk,Fructose.. etc. If your have to use products with humectants use a heavy sealant to prevent loss of  moisture in your hair. It’s important to always read the ingredients of hair products before buying .
  • Wear low manipulation hair styles. Protective styles keep the hair moisturized for a longer period  than loose hair. They also  protect the ends from harsh conditions and splitting often caused by overstyling and frequent combing .Take a breather with styles such as :braids,cornrows,flat twist ,bantu knots,wigs etc.Just ensure they are not too tight or cause tension,as this can cause breakage.Also be gentle on your tresses during detangling to prevent hair breakage .I always  detangle using my fingers on wet hair since the strands are  softer and more manageable.IMG_20171121_090600

👆This week I’m rocking these front cornrows with twists at the back .

  • Hair Accessories never go wrong for we all know how drab the cold weather is,so add an accessory or two to be more Zesty.Ranging from: beads, wires, clips,  flowers,..etc .Hair wraps and bands are also trendy and come in a million colours and styles.They are fun to play with and a great way to protect your hair.

So there you have it!easy hair tips to keep your hair pampered this season.Lastly remember  to always eat healthy,for the quality of food we put in our bodies reflects how our hair feels and looks. PhotoGrid_1511103700038

IMG_20171121_090235Hugs &Hugs ❤

PREPOO FOR NATURAL HAIR.

The art of Pre-poo might not be very familiar among  many, but it’s not a new trend.Some naturals, tend to neglect it and  feel it’s time consuming (which might be sometimes) but there are never short-cuts for a healthy natural regimen.IMG_20170915_213034

Well,LETS GET INTO DETAILS:

A PRE-POO stands for pre-shampoo which means before shampoo.It’s basically a pre-shampoo treatment consisting of a water-based conditioner,oil or a DIY mixture applied to the hair before shampooing.The treatment can be let to sit for 20-45minutes or overnight depending on your preference and hair needs.

There is a wide range of products which can be used for prepoo:

  • Oils -coconut oil,olive oil,Avocado oil.
  • Hair treatments and Masques.
  • Homemade DIY Blends.
  • Avocado.
  • Eggs.
  • Honey.
  • Bananas.

Importance of Pre-poo.

A prepoo does a great job of Hydrating the hair cuticles and Moisture retention, because Shampoos can be very harsh to our hair strands causing dryness and damage.

It also improves natural hair styling ,as prepoo softens the hair strands making detangling an easy process.

How Do You Pre-poo

  • Get your products ready for prepoo.
  • Divide your hair into manageable sections,(4 or more)As you gently detangle each section.
  • Apply your prepoo product to each section.
  • Using a plastic cap, cover the hair for 45 minutes to overnight.If you choose to sit under the dryer ,20 minutes will be enough.
  • Depending on the prepoo treatment,if of a heavier consistency ,rinse your hair first with water but if its an oil ,just shampoo/co-wash.

Easy homemade prepoos:

  • Avocado prepoo-a mixture of avocado,coconut/olive oil and honey.
  • Egg mask -a simple mixture of an egg,yoghurt and an essential oil.
  • Banana mask-blended banana mixed with coconut oil.
  • Coconut milk mask- coconut milk and an oil.
  • Coconut oil,olive oil and honey.IMG_20170915_213100

There are many other products which can be used for prepoo. I always kill two birds with one stone by doing a Hot Oil Treatment as prepoo before bed using coconut oil as i gently massage my scalp .Applying a bit of heat eases oil penetration in the hair shaft, keeping the hair moisturized and soft even after shampooing.

Why dont you try the inversion method of scalp massaging ,which involves turning your head upside down as it increases blood circulation ,promotes hair growth,prevents dandruff and keeps your scalp clean.

Finally,whether you are making  homemade blends,using oils or Conditioners,  feel free to use a prepoo treatment that works for your hair. Have Fun!

XoXo ❤

 Happy World AFRO Day! 

EASY NATURAL HAIR PUFF IDEAS

The PUFF  has always been my ‘go to’ style in my natural hair journey ,simply because it’s quick and easy for  short, medium and long length natural hair.IMG_20170821_153928

It is also very common among naturalistas and such a life saver during bad hairdays.They can be plain puffs or one can always go extra by adding cornrows,flat twist and accessories.

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Requirements :

  • A wide tooth comb,Hair brush
  •  A leave-in treatment
  • A cream
  • An oil
  • Gel
  • Toothbrush
  • Hair clips
  • Hair accessories
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair ties/Uzi/Shoe lace/braid
  • Head scarf

Steps: Plain PUFF

Whether your starting on freshly washed hair or not, it’s important to ensure your hair is moisturized. Section your hair as you gently detangle and apply your Leave-in, oil and cream .(LOC/LCO,whichever works for you)

Gently gather  your hair together as you push upwards, downwards or sideways depending on the side you want your puff to be.(Mosodo style) Doing it slowly to your preference .Ensure your hair is not too tight,not too loose.

By now your bun is pretty much ‘good to go’  but if you like your edges on point like me, a gel will ‘come in handy’.Gently apply on your edges as you use a tooth brush sleek the  babyhair.

Lastly, tie a scarf around your head for 10- 30 mins. It does  a great job of holding the hair into place.PhotoGrid_1503072481806For Flat twist/ cornrows:

There are so many flat twist Bun updo hairstyles you can try.It is also great protective style.All you need to do is to section your front hair and twist as you grab more hair.

For  all those ‘kurutus’ when it comes to hair plaiting,,, don’t you worry My Girl ,I feel you , keep practicing and youlle get better with time.PhotoGrid_1504164031377.jpg

Accessories are just the ‘icing to the cake’👌ranging from rings,locks, flowers,bead etc.Faux buns can also be used to up your PUFF game a notch higher.PhotoGrid_1504164738719

However, repeatedly pulling of the hair can cause wear and tear along the line of demarcation. Therefore,often take break from puffs and try loose hairstyles.

Lastly,Go ahead, get crazy and creative with your PUFF.There is so much you can do with the puff hairstyle.Hopefully this tips will   be helpful. PhotoGrid_1504165067929.jpg

 

XoXo😘

#SPEAK LOVE❤

 

 

 

 

NATURALISTA’S ESSENTIALS

Apparently, a healthy hair journey is not ” a walk in the park”. I tend to think of it as a “relationship”, you know.A promise to  consistently  love and care  for each hair strand on this big head of mine.😂

 

 

However my “relationship” cannot survive just by word of mouth.Gotta look for the basics to survive(Walk the Talk).For that matter, substative  hair products and tools come in handy, for a managable mane to be attained.

ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS 

Naturals can attest to the importance of using various hair products on their regimen for successful and healthy hair growth.In selecting these products it’s important to consider:

  • Your hair needs.
  • Cost of the products.
  • Product ingredients.
  • Product Efficiency.

Shampoos

They are  familiarly known as hair cleansers.They help get rid of dirt and product build up on your hair and scalp.There has always been a debate,of whether the ingredients in shampoos have an effect on natural hair or not.Well, sulfates ,parabens, are considered  ‘harmful’ ingredients in shampoos but some urgue that sulfates  help in proper hair cleansing.

However, I will not ‘preach water and drink wine’  because in the past,I have been a victim of using  ‘lesser sulphate’shampoos although with precautions.My shampoo was always diluted, and instead of weekly use of shampoo I washed my hair after 10- 14 days, with a Co-wash (Conditioner washing) in between .Another tip is to ensure to always do a prepoo(use of oil or conditioner before shampoo) which reduces stripping effect of shampoos,preventing the hair from   drying out.

Examples:Bu-ki,Marini Naturals,Tresseme,Cantu,Siri by Tony Airo,Saru Organics,Suave,V05,Shea Moisture,Creme of Nature..

Conditioners

They are just too important to be ignored! since Shampoos can be harsh to our tresses.Conditioners are ‘Saviours’ which  help  in nourishing,moisturizing and preventing hair damage.10af5bb7bbd1020e06ebbaa9c1745fd5

Cost should be greatly considered since conditioners are used more often than shampoos.

  • Moisturizing deep conditioners-which contain water as their first ingredient.These hydrating ingredient,penetrates the hair shaft to boost moisture and softness.Can be done every 1- 2 weeks depending on your hair regimen, for 45mins-1hr or cover with a shower cap overnight for maximum absorption.Heat can also be used for extra penetration.

Examples:Tresseme Naturals,Alberto Vo5,Siri by Tony Airo,Suave,Shea Moisture,Creme of Nature,Cantu,DIY Avocado and Coconut oil..

  • Protein deep conditioners- They infuse our hair with hydrolised protein .Peforming regular deep Protein treatments help in improving quality(structure and strength) and also hair length.Can be done every  4-8 weeks.There is need to maintain an appropriate protein level as balance is Key.

Examples:MegaGrowth,Shea Moisture,ORS Hair mayonnaise..

DIY protein deep conditioners can also be used since they are simple and cheap.eg yoghurt,eggs,mayonnaise etc

 

Moisturizers

I hope you all understand the importance of moisturizing your hair as I consider it the Greatest commandment👑. If your hair is frizzy,dry and breaking ,this might be as a result of moisture deficiency.

After a successful wash and conditioning the LCO /LOC is method is a considered technique  to moisturize and retain moisture in your hair.I prefer the Liquid Oil Cream method which moisturizes my hair in 3 simple steps:

L-Leave in conditioner (or liquid)-water is moisture.Use a leave-in treatment on  cleansed hair.

Examples: Marini Naturals,MegaGrowth,Siri by Tony Airo,Cantu,Shea Moisture,Creme of Nature,Saru Organics…

O- Oil- it helps lock in moisture,holding into the water molecules. Use natural oils that can penetrate the hair shaft. SUCH as:  Coconut oil,Olive oil,Castor oil,Avocado oil,Jojoba oil,Almond oil.. 

C-Cream- acts as a  sealant ,sealing the moisture introduced by L&O in the hair cuticles. Stylers, conditioner creams,or butters can  be used.Include:Cantu  curling cream, Whipped Shea butter, Eco Styler gel,Marini Naturals,Shea Moisture..

 

ESSENTIAL TOOLS.

These tools are very  affordable and can be easily found in super cosmetics, online and local supply stores.They include: Water spray bottle,Satin scarf/bonnet,Combs,Brushes,  Bobby pins, Hair rollers, Plastics caps/clips, Applicator bottles,Hair clips, Headbands,..etc 

One important key that has helped me in my journey is Simplicity in my regimen .Always understand your hair needs and find the products that work for you.Remember what works for me, might not work for you and vice versa.PhotoGrid_1502819553464

I hope these was helpful:)Please  comment below if you know  other essential products or tools.

XoXo ❤

Faith It, Till You Make It! 

 

 

 

 

WHAT IS YOUR HAIR TYPE?

HEY Lovelies , 👋

I APOLOGIZE:(  for my absence .Its been a minute since I posted on the blog.I was busy with exams for the last 2 weeks but am BEECK and i promise to be consistently posting every weekend.👊

I’m currently on a protective hair style which is barely 3 weeks but looks unravelled,dry,itchy and messy.This is actually not a surprise to me because I always unravel my hair after 10 days of protective styling !!! Especially on braids,they just never last.I have sought advice from friends and  my hair has been termed as “soft hair” hence the unraveling .(let not the picture fool you,this hair terrible)👇PhotoGrid_1502032960417

On the other hand,someone else might   say their hair feels better on protective styling,does not break,or dry, it lasts longer and   they call it “hard hair”.

Am not certain if such claims  are true ,but let’s  concur that these two terms have  mostly been  used to differentiate  hair types,in many African communities.However, human hair comes in all sorts  of patterns and texture.Finding your hair texture is easy but requires concentration since you’ll examine a single strand of hair.It ranges from categories type 1-4 and further subdivided to a,b and c.IMG_20170806_175319

TYPE 1 HAIR (STRAIGHT)

This hair type is naturally straight and has no curl pattern.Grows down from the scalp and has less volume.Tends to be shiny oily and less frizzy.

TYPE 2 HAIR.(WAVY)IMG_20170806_184016

It forms an S shaped pattern and has end waves movement. it’s less shiny compared to type 1.It’s further categorized to:

2a-Has loose S shapes waves.

2b- Its has  uniform waves  that are  tight and clearly defined compared to type 2a.

2c-Has more defined curl patterns which whirl to form spiral curls.

TYPE 3 HAIR.(CURLY)IMG_20170806_183959

The hair type 3 are  curly and shaped letter “S”  just like type 2.However they naturally form ringlets without any styling products or manipulation and have body volume and bounce.

3a-They are silky in texture with a defined curl pattern.

3b-Its curls are spiral and springy compared to type  3a.

3c-Have coily strands closely packed together with reduced volume.

TYPE 4 HAIR.(KINKY)iIMG_20170806_183942

This hair type is mostly associated with the Africans .The strands are tightly coiled,forming close springs cylindrical curls.

4a-Has a defined curl pattern almost close to 3b but more prone to dryness and frizz.Due to it’s curly feature a “wash and go” can easily be managed.(Kinky coily)

4b-Has a “Z ” shaped curl pattern and appear cotton like.Its closely similar to 4c has more defined curls. They require low  manipulation styles to protect from damage.(Kinky crimpy)

4c-Its strands are tightly coiled in Z shaped curl patterns which is wiry and course.The strands are densely packed so this hair type can amazingly  shrink by more than half of it’s own length.😀(Kinky ziggly)

HOW to determine your hair type:

Wash day is the best time to   determine your hair type,just after your hair is clean and without any hair styling products.Avoid heat drying or using a towel because it might interfere with your curl pattern.Use a mirror to examine your strands,based on the  descriptions and pictures.IMG_20170806_182332

However, in some cases, it’s common to have more than  one texture of hair on your head.My hair type is a 4b,4c .With 4b on the sides and at the back, while some strands are type 4c.

Moreover ,as women are concerned about their body types,so should their hair types ,as they have an  influence on hairstyles, hair  care regimen,and natural products. Other factors considered when determining hair type are :

  • Hair density.
  • Hair porosity.
  • Hair oilyness
  • Hair elasticity.

Stay tuned,post will be up soon.

Did you find this post useful? Do you  now know your hair type? Do you have any tips on how i can maintain protective styles? Please leave a comment below,share and feel free to help this sister😀 .I appreciate all your feedback.

 

XoXo ❤

#Tribe Kenya,Tribe Peace 

NATURAL HAIR HACKS YOU SHOULD TRY.

Good people 🙂

How do you do?

Natural hair maintainace can be very hectic at times and super annoying especially when your hair does not cooperate.Are you finding you  hair expensive and time consuming to take care of?  Are you losing some of your precious strands?Worry no more.😃IMG_20170716_170809

Today I will share 18 Hair hacks every girl MUST know.(  both for natural and relaxed hair ). Adding these tricks and tips  made my natural hair  journey a lot smoother and I believe it can work for you too.Some of these hacks are common knowledge,while others you may not have thought about.

Therefore,Without further ado…

  1. TRADE your towel for an old t-shirt.They reduce frizz and breakage.
  2. For an easy and fast way to always keeping your hair moisturized ,have your bottle spray with water ,aloe vera juice and oil.(shake well before use)
  3. Are you edges “lefting”.😀(Nairobi diaries side-effects)  Rather, are you losing your hairline? Try applying  castor oil using a toothbrush every night before bed.IMG_20170716_170852
  4. Try the Inversion method where you massage your scalp with hair oil for 5 minutes your head upside down.Sounds crazy huh?It’s scientifically proven to increase blood circulation stimulating hair growth.
  5. For slaaay, sleeek, smooth edges, use a Toothbrush  your Gel and some Shea butter to lay down your edges (preferably when wet ), then tie a satin scarf for 5-10minutes,Mamacita you go Murdaaah..👌
  6. Shower caps are life saving especially when in town and it starts raining.However, most of this caps are very expensive (50 Bob )considering some  barely last 3 weeks and  are mostly super small to cover the natural Mane.Please let’s save the 50bob for some Mahindi choma and Motura 😝pale kwa stage.Instead you can grab your plastic bag which is readily available and Free!!
  7. Did you know that you don’t have to visit the salon to deep condition your hair using a dryer? YESS…use your towel by either dipping it in hot water and placing on your polythene OR Carefully pop  your towel into a microwave for a few minutes and you got the heat to give your hair an oil treatment  and a deep conditioning …Easy:)  Saves your money and time.
  8. Tie old socks around your ears when deep conditioning your hair at home.It acts as a drip guard preventing product spill on your neck and clothes especially when sleeping.
  9. Hair washday is super enjoyable especially when you have all the time in the bathroom on a weekend .Wait until it clogs the drainage system. To avoid such mess, use a hair stopper or stick your hair on the walls of the bathroom,and clean later.
  10. The best way to detangle and clean your hair is by dividing your it into sections.You can use your laundry pegs as clips on your hair by gently placing then on the sectioned hair. How amazing 🙂
  11. Install a shower mirror during hairwash.Makes it easier to clean your hair and super fun.
  12. Always rinse your natural hair with cold water,it closes your cuticles preventing your hair from losing moisture and keeps it shinny.
  13. Do you keep losing your hair ties/bands? Try using  pieces of stocking or clothes as hair ties.
  14. Protective hairstyles sometimes leaves the scalp dry,itchy and dirty.Try baby wipes today! They work absolutely amazing without messing your hairstyle.
  15. For defined twist outs  style you hair when wet using your favourite cream.The wetter the hair,the easier it is to manage and gives more definition.Ensure the hair is dry before unraveling your twist.
  16. Avoid making circular motions when  washing your hair instead scrub your  scalp as the shampoo runs down.It reduces tangles.
  17. Did you know buttons and hair pins can make hair accessories? I also discovered this hack recently and it excites me .Just slip the pins through the holes and Ta-Daaa got yourself cute hair accessory.😊
  18. Home made masks  should be your go to especially when your deep conditioner runs out.Make use of these readily available products in your fridge or kitchen.Eggs,honey, Baking soda,avocado,banana, olive oil…name them.

I hope you found this blog post helpful.The sky is definately not limit and creativity goes beyond human imaginations. Do you know other hair hacks ? Please do share on the comments section below and don’t forget to keep it interactive  on my social media platforms (@HopeGitau).IMG_20170715_202012

.I’m determined to share with you my hair regimen in steps… baby steps.  Keep stopping by. ❤

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