how to prepare your natural hair for a protective style

Braids styles for black women 2019

Guess who is back with a hair post?? Me! It’s been a long while! I’ve been protective styling my hair using wigs and braids since my 2nd big chop, so my hair has been hidden 90% of the time and there hasn’t been much to write about. However, in this post I wanted to share how I prepare my hair for a protective style seeing as it’s what I’ve been doing and I’ve been able to retain so much length.

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latest empties

Latest empties

I get sooo excited when I use a product till the bitter end – it’s a feeling that I can’t explain. This empties post comes in the heels of my last one because I had a bunch of product which were nearly finished when I publish my latest empties. So here’s what has been cleared off my makeup storage, shower and bathroom storage in the last few months.

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massive collective empties … products i’ve used up

massive collective empties

As someone who has a loooot of products of every sort (that I’ve bought and some that have been sent to me) it’s an awesome feeling when I use up a product. In this post I’ll be sharing my latest empties covering body -, skincare, make up and hair products, the last of these posts was in October 2018. I’m so happy now that I can throw away all these empty containers that have been gathering dust under my vanity! View Post

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collective empties…products I’ve used up

Collective empties

As a beauty lover – I buy a lot of products all the time so that’s why I love using up products and making a somewhat dent in my stash. I’ve been collecting these empties over the last couple of months since my last empties post here, here and here. I decided to make this a collective post that includes bath & body, hair and beauty empties so there is a lot of products. As per usual I’ll be doing a mini review on each product and let you know whether I’m going to repurchase or not. View Post

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hair product empties

hair product empties

I have to be honest, my hair journey has stagnated since I did my second big chop at the beginning of this year. I just haven’t been motivated. I am in protective styles 70% of the time and this has made it even more easier for me to forget my hair. I know I should be getting my act together, but I am just not inspired! Even though my hair journey is boring right now I have some hair product empties that I want to share with you. View Post

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my second big chop

second big chop

My first big chop was very dramatic, I planned it for months beforehand and everything was orchestrated and coordinated. My second big chop on the other hand was very last moment and a quick decision. My hair has been going through a lot since I had my daughter, I wrote about my postpartum shedding here and a filmed a video for my Youtube channel. I became tired of the stated of my hair and just went ahead and chopped it all off, the last time I had hair this short I was in varsity. View Post

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my experience with ntokazi natural hair salon 

Ntokazi Natural Hair Salon

A common theme amongst women who are into this haircare thing is how much we don’t trust hairdressers with our hair. When I started learning about taking care of my hair back in 2012, the first thing that shocked me was how much most hairdressers were not knowledgeable about healthy haircare practices. I need to mention here that #notallhairdressers. This led me to keep away from salons for most of the time, and to learn how to do my own hair, so much so that the last time I went to a salon was 2 years ago :o. However when I heard about the launch of a new mobile hair salon in Durban, co-owned by a naturalista, I jumped at the chance to try out their services and treat myself to someone else (that knows what their doing) touching my hair. View Post

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6 months postpartum shedding update

postpartum shedding natural hair

I haven’t written much about my hair on the blog recently, this is because I haven’t been doing much to my hair to really chat about here. If you didn’t know, I have been experiencing postpartum shedding for the past 4 months – basically my hair is a mess. In order to go through this phase as seamlessly as possible, I have chosen to keep my hair hidden under protective styles. My current protective styles of choice have been wigs and crochet braids, both are very simple to maintain and give me access to my hair. Read on to know a bit more about how my hair is doing.

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The Perfect Curl Deep-deep Conditioner 

the perfect curl deep deep conditioner

I washed my hair this past weekend and I used some new products that I have in my stash and I thought to do a first impressions on the deep conditioner that I used. This conditioner is a recent purchase; I bought it at the Fro Fiesta event that I attended a month ago. Read on to find out what I thought of this product. View Post

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decluttering my hair products stash… here’s what’s leaving

hair products swap

I am attending a hair event in Durban this coming weekend – I am keen to see what they have in store for us as this is the first hair event I will be attending. When I found out that there is going to be a hair products swap booth at the event I was so happy because I really need to get rid of some hair products. One of my goals for last year was to find my staple hair products and stick to using them, I was really over being a product junkie. To this end, I have a few products in my stash that I have either bought or were sent to me that weren’t really working for me and these are the ones that I am giving away. View Post

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first impressions // tresemme botanique range

Tresemme Botanique Media Launch

I first came across the Tresemme Botanique range last year while I was doing research for this blog post that I wrote about the discontinuation of Tresemme Naturals and the reasons behind it. Upon seeing the Botanique range, I immediately thought that it was a replacement for the Naturals range even though it wasn’t explicitly mentioned as such. At the media launch, I asked the Tresemme team if indeed this range could replace the Naturals range in ones product stash and they replied that the Botanique range is as good as the Naturals range if not better.  View Post

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event // tresemme botanique launch

Tresemme Botanique Media Launch

I am slowly getting my way back to blogging and vlogging after my break for my maternity leave. Part of being a blogger is attending new product launches and letting you guys know about new products that are in the South African market. I was invited to the launch for the Tresemme Botanique range in Johannesburg on the 19th of May. I enjoyed myself at the event and it was a beautiful setup. It’s always great to be at these events at meet some of the bloggers that I follow and interact with on social media.  View Post

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