29 September 2015

Quick Co-wash & my new (diy) Crochet Wig!

Hey peeps!

So I did a quick cowash about an hour before doing this post and I must say it was well needed. I have been moisturising daily with my little spritz and sealing with Shea Butter but sometimes you need a little extra moisture.. Hence the quick cowash. Here's how my #WashDayExperience went:

Conditioner: a little Tressemme Naturals conditioner I had left + Hello Hydration conditioner + warm water. I currently have my hair in half canerows (what some call cornrows) and half mini twists (I attempted to do my full head but got lazy half-way).

Leave ins: my diy moisturising spritz  + sealed with Shea Butter.

Now on to this crochet wig I made. Here are some pictures #excitement:

And it was easy to do! 

All I needed was 3 packs of marley hair, a mesh weaving cap, crochet/latch hook needle, wig clips (optional) and a mannequin head (or someone else's lol). It took me a little while to do because (1) I bought 2 packs and had to go back to the store some days after to get another pack,  (2) I took a couple breaks whilst making the wig and (3) I don't even remember why it took me a while lol. All you have to do is crochet the holes of the mesh weave cap! Genius!  

In any case, it turned out great and I don't think I'll ever do another set of crochet braids for now! Crochet braids can sometimes put stress on the edges so this is a GREAT alternative. With this wig, I take it off, I moisturise and wash my hair when I need to.. it's awesome! 

Guys, you will not be disappointed if you try this style. I feel like a hairstylist and I'm telling everybody (even those who didn't ask) that I did it ☺. 

I hope you guys get to try this style because it's soo good. 

Be well peeps

23 September 2015

Simple and effective #Wash Day

Hello all, 

So I did my daily moisturising routine while I had my crochet braids in (at least if not every day, every other day) and I got some great results. My hair has grown back to the length it was before the "hair hacking of July" and my spirits are back to normal - lifted even. 

I was rushing to get another protective style in when I realised.. 

I do not know my hair. 

That is, I know what will moisturise my hair while it's in a protective style but, since I usually have in extensions, I never how to handle my hair without it. Sad, I know. 

Which is why I dedicated at this month (September) to take care of my hair without extensions. 

I have been doing cowashes but I did a good and proper #WASH DAY  last week. So here goes:

Deep Condition: Warm DC mix of Creme of Nature Intense Conditioning treatment + Organics mayonnaise + Roux Porosity Control + coconut oil + castor oil

Shampoo: Creme of Nature Moisture & shine sulfate free shampoo

Conditioner: Tressemme Naturals

Rinse with cool water and stretch hair with hair ties and put oils on ends

At the end of the wash day, my hair felt soft and moisturised. When it was fully dry, it started losing moisture but I kep using my new moisturiser, Luster "S-Curl Curl Activator" to keep moisture levels up. 

I will say it hasn't been easy managing my hair and I find that my hair handles moisture better in an unstretched state (I even get so see some curls too ☺). I do however, feel I'm more at risk for breakage when my hair isn't in protective styles because I don't have much styles in my arsenal for my short hair and when I'm flustered I tend to re-comb my hair.. which leads to breakage. Because of this,  I will be getting a protective style done soon. I have not decided if it will be with or without extensions.

To honest, after the 'hacking of July' I have decided to take the hair seriousness down a notch and just live. I still want mid-back/waist/whatever hair but I'm not tying and frustrating myself over how long it will take/why am I not at x-length yet/x-challenge (unless it's about moisture) - any of that. I'm taking it slow, minding my manipulation and minding my breakage as much as I can. I'll still be blogging but work, my contribution to my Rotaract Club and just life really, doesn't allow for me to blog as much as I would like. I tend to read other blogs (I read a lot of them - especially Nigerian-type blogs) more than I blog myself. 

In any case, I hope you all are well. I'm still chillin' (like a villain lol) and hope you all are doing the same. 

Be well,