Ever since I posted the picture below on Instagram, my comment section and Dms have been filled with a thousand and one questions! I anticipated some of the questions while others like “Were you heartbroken?” and “Did you have lice?” had me in stitches.
I’ve tried to answer most of the questions about my big chop in this post but you can send me a mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions.
Let’s get to it!
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When I started my natural hair journey, porosity was one of the first things I stumbled upon then shelved away thinking it was not-so-important. I was re-introduced to it at NaijaHairCanGrow’s 2014 Salon Day Out and it made a big difference in the way I cared for my hair after. If you’re struggling with dry hair or wondering why your hair doesn’t retain moisture, you’ll want to stick around and get to the end of this post.
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When I chopped off all my relaxed ends, hair-typing was one of the things I found totally unnecessary until I tried certain styles and products that my 3A YouTube sisters were raving about but was an epic fail for me. After extensive research, I finally concluded that I have 4C hair even though I wanted 4A hair with all those baby curls. Don’t know your hair type or not sure what all I just wrote means? Check How to Know Your Hair Type
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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.
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Project Loving You is an initiative of TheGirlJourney, a Non Govermental Organization that is dedicated to helping girls transform self love into self doubt and setting new standard of beauty that does not discriminate. I was excited and nervous at the same time when approached to be part of this, excited because I get to meet you guys and choose someone to join me for the photoshoot, nervous because I’m a shy person. Let’s get into the details;
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If you have ever wanted to jump on the fringe/bangs trend but didn’t want the hassle of always being hot or breaking out for those with sensitive skin, good news, you can make a removable clip in fringe/bang that gives you the benefit of the style without the discomfort.
What You Would Need
A black cloth
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Size: 8 oz.
Ingredients: Organic Aloe Juice, Peppermint Leaf Extract, Yucca Lesf Extract, Horsetail Leaf Extract, Melissa Leaf Extract, Grape Fruit Distillate, Strawberry Fruit Distillate, Sour Cherry Fruit Distillate, Witch Hazel Distillate, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Lauric Acid, Cellulose Gum, Pro-vitamin B5, Phenoxyethan, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Citric Acid.
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Early this year I heard of Brazillian wool but didn’t pay any attention to it until a friend used it to braid her hair. It was very ‘different’ for sure. The texture is silkier, smoother and feels more like kanekalon hair than the regular wool, it mimics kinky hair when braided/twisted. I had to explain to quite a number of people that it wasn’t, only two people recognized it as Brazillian wool. Apparently, it has been in use in other countries but only recently in Nigeria. It can be used for hairstyles like twists, braids, faux locs, just about anything you would use regular braiding hair for.
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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.
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Often times, I forget to don my satin scarf before going to bed. I’ve abandoned my satin bonnet because I wake up with headaches most mornings or it slips off my head, I only remember it when I have protective styles that involve ‘big hair’. So far, I haven’t found anywhere to buy satin pillow slips for regular-sized pillows and I keep postponing going to the market to have one sewn for me.
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