PRODUCT REVIEW: DOVE VOLUME BOOST CONDITIONER

Hello loves,

Today we have a review of DOVE conditioner that I picked from Nakumatt Supermarket after lusting for it for almost a year. I almost picked it a couple of times, just that it has silicones which I am not too big on. Nonetheless, I got it and tried it. My first reaction was actually, “why have I never tried this before?”… It is from the nutritive solutions range which is a new line by Dove. It cost 300 kshs which is about $3 for 200ml. I would sy the pricing is okay… not too much.

So it promises to “help boost the volume of fine hair leaving it looking thicker fuller and beautifully bouncy”. The instructions say that you use it after shampooing and apply from mid length to the tips/ ends of the hair and leave it for 1 minute then rinse it off.

I however purposed to use this particular conditioner as a deep conditioner. So after wash day, I applied the conditioner mixing it with a bit of the Mikalla conditioner that I talked about in this post and let it sit on my hair for about 20 minutes while I continued showering. A little sure goes a long way. Ensure your strands are well coated. I then rinsed it out and boy wasn’t I pleased. My hair was so moisturised, and soft to touch. I’m not so sure about the volume though, I think it worked but that could just be in my head.

My verdict: I think the price point is okay,its quite affordable and economical. The scent is very showery and fresh, not too much. It is definitely not a natural smell. The consistency is on the heavier side… and if you apply on the back of your hand it feels very moisturising. it has great slip for detangling. The ingredients though, have a lot of words that you can’t pronounce… which isn’t a nice thing. Otherwise it is a lovely product. I’m not too sure I would repurchase it just yet!!

Ps: If you are a co-washer or anti-shampoo then I wouldn’t recommend this as your go to product. It has silicones!! (see the ingredient list here)

Love and love

Nyake.

25 facts about me

Hey loves….

So I met this random stranger a while back. I, sure we meet strangers all the time, but this was a stalker-ish guy, those guys who have ulterior interests. He looked about 40 years and my first thought was “ he is looking for a second wife!!” lol. Of course from first impressions there are a few reservations I had about him… and also the fact that my eyes are elsewhere at the moment (here). (speaking of which I should do a relationship post soon). What particularly ticked me off though was how a) someone meets you for the first two minutes and they are already talking of a relationship!! Whaat!! You don’t know me!! And b) someone who you don’t know, who has just declared their relationship interest wanting to hug you in the first five minutes of meeting!! Yuck!!

Anyway this encounter made me remember that we haven’t gotten to know each other on here yet.. so reach out for your cup of tea…and let’s get to know each other in the random facts about me tag.

  • My full name is Nyakebondo. I always refuse to tell people what it means but, I was named after my great grandmother. I love my African name more than my English name just because it is quite unique. Just google and see!

  • I was born during the day, at 0902hours in Aga Khan Hospital… I’m not sure how this adds any value, but at least I know I wasn’t bought lol. Also my bestie and I were born in the same hospital months apart!!

  • I am an introvert and extrovert at the same time. It’s kinda weird!! But yes!

  • I’m vegetarian and for some reason I have a love-hate relationship with eggs!! I consider myself almost vegan

  • I have a very selective memory…. But a good one at that! I usually filter subconsciously what I hear and consequently I remember particular phrases and stuff.

  • I have an over imaginative mind which scares me a lot. Analysing is my thing… but I guess that makes me prone to over thinking.

  • I think I have the perfect balance between euphemism and bluntness. While I am not confrontational with emotional issues, I can pretty much talk about anything in its raw form.

  • I’m beginning to enjoy being curvy, I didn’t for the longest time… perhaps because everyone around me is small and most of them have a fat phobia.

  • Do I have a resting bitch face? Maybe… apparently I look quite un-approachable. Though I think this has to do with my self-monologue habits.

  • I made peace with the fact that I am weird in my own way. Tried to fit in a box and failed miserably.

  • Also, I hate the word ‘proper’ or ‘normal’. I think it’s a bad excuse to be boring!!! Do things because you have a valid reason

  • I happen to be very tactile… I respond excellently to touch and experience things by interaction through touch, that makes me a hug girl and hold my hand person!!

  • Cooking especially for me is very stress relieving. I enjoy making myself feel special.

  • I am an official stationery and hair and body care product junkie (now you know what to gift me). My heart just beats to the sight of cute accessories and organic products.

  • Did I say that I love to pamper myself? (This here explains it). Showers and body scrubs and manicure… that life.

  • Shopping may as well be my past time activity… I love to know where to find what ranging from house fittings to personal accessories.

  • I love to be independent and the struggle and responsibility that comes with it. I live for that day I finally will.

  • I hope to make a living out of creativity, especially in solving people’s problems. That makes me absolutely happy.

  • Art and music make me absolutely happy as well.. I guess that has to do with creativity!

  • I am a pear shape…and that gets me into a lot of trouble as far as being followed is concerned.

  • My shoe size is 8/42 which makes it quite difficult to get ladies shoes!!

  • I have been Natural basically all my life…just that I began taking my hair seriously two years ago.

  • I basically am chilled and easy going… the folding legs on the chair type of easy…or the sit on the carpet and fold your legs easy.

  • I am currently obsessing over everything white. I just bought a white towel!! Yes!! White makes me absolutely happy.

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Love and love

Nyake.

2 cheap DIY deep conditioning hair masques

Hello loves,

Happy New Year guys… hope you are all well. I want to say a new welcome to our new readers! You can subscribe to the blog (see the right hand side of your post… there is a subscription space). Also, I would really appreciate if you liked the Facebook page and followed my twitter handle. I need all the support I can get. Anyway so while we recover from the Holiday financial effects, I’m here to help you knock off some of the extra hair budget, so that you can keep your hair healthy even during these trying times.

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Vision Board for 2017

Hello loves,

Happy new year!! Took a two week break from the blog to get my rest to begin 2017 on the right footing.

I am stocked for 2017 I hope you are too. 2017 for me is going to be a mountainous year as I learn how to be independent and get “all my monkeys swinging” (read as: getting my sh*t together). So to help with that, alongside getting to see the full scope of what I have to do, I thought it prudent to make a vision board. A vision board is basically like a mood board to a designer. The basic principle it is based on is writing down where you want to be and putting it in a location where you get to see it every day and remind yourself where you want to be.

I got this idea from Muthoni Njoba, who is a really cool makeup artist, from this video. So I sold the idea to B who was very supportive of it and so we purposed to come up with one (#twinning) together. In this post, we will basically share the process in pictures and ideas on how to come up with one.

HOW TO DO IT:

  • If you don’t have a literal pin up board, you can create this super fun ones using mounting board. The thickness doesn’t matter at this point… just use a cutter to trim it to your desired size.

  • Take your preferred colour of paper and mount it on the board, using glue or double stick tape. You can opt to cover the whole board or leave an equal margin round. Also you may just want to use the board as it is. I personally prefer exciting spaces…

  • Accessorize the board and write your goals and dreams away.

A list of things you may find useful…

  • Mounting board –Ngariama road stationery shops or Text Book Centre or Sciencescope Kimathi street

  • Silver and gold gel pens- Text Book Centre

  • Embossed paper – Ngariama road stationery shops or Text Book Centre or Sciencescope Kimathi street

  • Sticky notes – any supermarket or stationery shop. Office mart on Kenyatta Avenue has pretty ones

  • Stickers – House of Leather,Nairobi. (the one at Adams)

  • Acrylic paint – Text Book Centre or Sciencescope Kimathi street

A few things to remember:

  • Be candid and really state what you want

  • Come up with a method to work at it

  • Then believe that you can do it.

  • Pray about it….

Love and love

Nyake