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    [Recipe] Whipped shea butter

    Final product - whipped shea butter

    I have been using shea butter to seal my hair since the last few weeks before my big chop. I loved it then and I still love it now. The shea butter was an impromptu buy, I was buying something else from an online shop and I wanted to qualify for free shipping so I decided to add it to my trolley. I love how it keeps all the moisture in my hair locked in – it is one of my favourite sealants. I have been using it in its raw state since I bought it, the one issue I had with it was that whenever I rubbed it between the palm of my hands it didn’t all melt, it still felt grainy. I was left with off white specks which ended up in my hair, these looked like dandruff and I did not care for them at all. So during one of my internet browsing sprees, I came across whipped shea butter recipes which looked good enough to eat, so I decided to whip (and nae nae) my raw shea butter. Read more…

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    Much of the same wash day

    This is my last wash day post for the year. It was much of the same as my previous ones. I am so here for leaving my hair as it is and not messing with it. I want to let it flourish by itself. Of course while doing the healthy hair care practices like deep conditioning, moisturising and sealing etc. I did about 3 moisture and sealing sessions for my hair the past week and it does not feel dry at all in between, so yay to my M&S products.  Read more…

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    Embracing shrinkage

    Embracing shrinkage

    This week I decided to leave my hair as it is and let it shine in its shrinkage glory. Just for a bit of trendiness, I went for the Madiba part again. It was more defined this time around because I let my hair dry in the ‘position’ overnight. My wash day was short as usual and I am still trying out my sachet conditioners. Here is how it went down… Read more…

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    My first week with natural hair

    My first week with natural hairMy first full week of being natural flew by, my ‘twist out’ from last week lasted me 2 days. On Friday my hair had shrunken back slightly and it wasn’t so stretched, I didn’t mind it though. In terms of dryness, I moisturised and sealed 4 times during the week, I found that my hair did not lose a lot of moisture. This is in contrary to what a lot of people with my type of hair usually say about their hair. I guess I have found the right products for my hair and also Durban humidity is helping me out in that regard. On the weekend, I did my whole moisturising and sealing routine and I decided to embrace shrinkage and wear my hair with a young Madiba part. I liked this look, I plan to perfect it soon. Read more…

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    My big chop…what went down & my current length

    My big chop after 7 months transitioning

    To be honest, I planned my big chop. As I was counting my weeks post relaxer, I realised that on my birthday I will be exactly 30 weeks post relaxer and it was my 30th birthday – that felt like the right time to do it. I went on my birthday weekend away armed with my hair scissors  and a few hair products for post big chop maintenance that would tide me over till I got back home. Read more…

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    [Recipe] Oil mixture for scalp massages

    I have joined the Hairlista Castor Oil challenge for the next 3 months. I started using JBCO at the beginning of this year and I absolutely loved how it made my new growth feel. It has been part of my stash ever since and will continue to be for the foreseeable future.

    For the Castor Oil Challenge, I will be joining the advance level which is 3 x weekly scalp massages and adding 1 teaspoon of castor oil to my deep conditioner.
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