Mara Cruiz Organics is a Nigerian owned brand that specializes in producing natural products for hair and skin care. I was fortunate to receive their entire adult hair care range for my personal use and another set to gift a lucky person who would be able to share my experience. The first thing that endeared me to this brand is the affordability and lovely smell! A lot of people I’ve come across are always eager to try indigenous brands but then get put off by the ridiculous prices. The ingredients for each products are safe for natural hair and to prevent this post from being tiresome, I’ve included links to view the complete list of ingredients for each product. They also have a child friendly range specially formulated to care for children’s hair.
As a huge fan of co-washing, I tend to accumulate tons of products and dead cells on my scalp which does nothing to help hair growth. Recently, I discovered ‘scalp exfoliating’ which not only cleanses your scalp thoroughly, but also gets rid of dead skin cells on the scalp.
I shampoo regularly, is this necessary?
Yes! It is necessary. Sometimes, shampooing gets rid of product build up but not always excess oil, natural sebum and dead skin cells which can clog your hair pores and prevent growth.
HAPPY NEW MONTH YOU GUYSS
CONGRATULATIONS ON OUR NEW PRESIDENT NIGERIANS
It’s my birthday month too, I’ll be a year older on the 11th, which is another Election Day coincidentally. Last month made this blog a year old! I think a giveaway is in order and I’ll let you guys know as soon as possible.
Now on to the matter of the day, if you’re one of the ladies that believe once you get a sew-in weave, you’re free from all wash day duities, stop reading this and apologize to your hair and weaves (seriously). Sometimes you pass by some females and the stench from the weaves just make you want to stop breathing (this used to be me 3 years back, welp). On Monday, I finished from school early and decided to wash my weave, I had been postponing this for about 2 days. It’s a short weave so you might want to make out a day to wash longer weaves or use the dry shampoo method; I’ll put up a post on that later.
If you grew up as a Christian in Nigeria, there’s a ninety-five percent chance that you’ve come across anointing oil(anointed oil really)
Currently, the weather over here has been less than favorable and we have been receiving more than our normal share of the cold, dry, harmattan winds. Our hair has to be kept well hydrated just as our skin this period. Protective styling is the first thing that should come to mind, because no matter how dedicated to caring for your natural hair you are, leaving it out during this period and going through bi-daily moisturizing and sealing would take its toll on you. If hair is not properly taken care of, it would become dry and prone to breakage.
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I know how I promised to stay away from blogging because of exams but I couldn’t resist sharing this real quick. If the edges of your hair are anything like mine; sparse, stubborn and slow to grow, this is for you. On a normal day, this is how my edges look
Yes, you read right; palm oil. About two weeks ago, I was feeling really good about my hair and decided to do something new, then I remembered reading a post on one of my favorite blogs about the goodness of Palm oil (read here) and I decided to try it.
So I finally got around to finishing this review, I started writing it last month and the whole post got wiped out somehow, I just couldn’t bring myself to start over until yesterday.