Beginner’s guide to Natural Hair

Hello lovelies… Happy end of February

Hope your year is going okay… today we talk re-visiting our natural hair journey. I got a question from someone who wanted advice on how to do their natural hair… so I put up a bunch of habits and ideas that I thought would be useful. You can also write to me through the contact me section of the blog if you have any question or you want to keep have pdf resource material. In to the post shall we?

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Beginner's guide to Natural Hair

Hello lovelies… Happy end of February

Hope your year is going okay… today we talk re-visiting our natural hair journey. I got a question from someone who wanted advice on how to do their natural hair… so I put up a bunch of habits and ideas that I thought would be useful. You can also write to me through the contact me section of the blog if you have any question or you want to keep have pdf resource material. In to the post shall we?

Shopping

This is one of the hardest part because you will need to walk far and wide and lots of trial error and money to finally find a product that works for you.

Wash day habits!!

  • Prepoo your hair before shampooing. Prepooing is adding oils to your hair and mini conditioning your hair so as to prevent over drying when you finally wash it.

  • Wash your hair in sections and better still in twists it prevents matting, and tangling of hair in the shower.

  • Try as much as possible to use a sulphate free shampoo during wash day…If not use a low sulphate shampoo like this one.

  • ALWAYS deep condition with every wash. You could use a store bought conditioner… or this suggestion or DIY deep conditioners. Deep conditioning puts back the moisture you may have lost during wash day and gives the hair much needed nutrition.

  • If you opt to co-wash ensure you have a silicone free conditioner. Silicones are sealants and they may seal moisture out of your hair.

  • Moisturise your hair… moisture is your hair’s best friend.

In between washes

  • Moisturise your hair in between wash days… keep your moisture levels on point.

  • Keep styling to a minimum, your hair loves to be left alone trust me. Pick a protective style or a low manipulation style .

  • Don’t hold your hair in buns that are too tight… protect your edges

  • Massage your hair at least once a week.

  • Oil your scalp… at least once a week.

Products.

  • Try to keep your stash very simple… your hair needs time to adjust. Sometimes you simply don’t know how to use a product.

  • Do your research: you may want to know about sulfates, silicones,petrolatum etc. choose what you will exclude and what you accommodate

  • Expensive doesn’t necessarily mean awesome…

I hope this helps… If you have any questions… please ask. This tab on the blog provides more info

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Love and love

Nyake.

STYLE IT: Girly again

Happy Monday everyone!!!

Last we talked style it, I let you in on this juicy pompoms I had going on.  If you haven’t seen it yet, I gat you!! Here it is!!

Today, we keep it short and sweet mostly because… well long prose bores little girls to death. And who does not want to be a little girl sometimes? When I saw this dress I was feeling all sorts of giddy about it. My only wish is that it should have been a little brightly colored!!

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STYLE IT: Girly again

Happy Monday everyone!!!

Last we talked style it, I let you in on this juicy pompoms I had going on. If you haven’t seen it yet, I gat you!! Here it is!!

Today, we keep it short and sweet mostly because… well long prose bores little girls to death. And who does not want to be a little girl sometimes? When I saw this dress I was feeling all sorts of giddy about it. My only wish is that it should have been a little brightly colored!!

Ps: this was my graduation dress!!

Dress—Bisola Designs

Shoes—same as here.

Love and love

Nyake.

3 ways to enhance your conditioner.

Hello loves…

Have you been in that situation where you are looking for the perfect deep conditioner and the ones you find are too expensive or just not worth it? Then you get so stressed because you have no idea how your hair will get its desired nourishment? I know that feeling. Especially after traversing through more than one cosmetic shop and all I could find were too expensive for the moment. So I decided to transform my conditioner to a deep conditioner…. Here is how I do it.

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3 ways to enhance your conditioner.

Hello loves…

Have you been in that situation where you are looking for the perfect deep conditioner and the ones you find are too expensive or just not worth it? Then you get so stressed because you have no idea how your hair will get its desired nourishment? I know that feeling. Especially after traversing through more than one cosmetic shop and all I could find were too expensive for the moment. So I decided to transform my conditioner to a deep conditioner…. Here is how I do it.

First, it is best to use a silicone free conditioner… (check out for -cone ,-xane, -conol e.g. dimethicone in your ingredients )

1. Add glycerine.

It is one of the key ingredients that contribute to your hair moisture levels. Glycerine is a humectant which means it basically draws moisture from the atmosphere into your hair. So if you are looking fro the moisture, it is an expensive and less messy way to add awesomeness to your conditioner.

2.Honey

Honey is also a humectant… for people who have a problem with glycerine; this is a better less puffy option. The only disclaimer I have is: only prepare a portion you will finish per wash day, otherwise it may go bad. I must admit though, that honey leaves your hair feeling so nice.

3. Oils

The amount of nutrients in oil and individual properties can be harnessed through infusing them into your conditioner as well. The olive oil. Coconut oil etc. make the conditioner more beneficial to your hair.

Next time you are about to buy that deep conditioner, look at its ingredients, then come here and compare and tell me what we are missing here. I hope you find it helpful. Love and loveNyake.

Packing tips for naturals

Its travelling season already… a few days to Valentines. I don’t know what your plan is… but chances are… someone will invite you or you will go somewhere yourself. In an ideal situation, a long term protective style is ideal for the holidays, because you can enjoy yourself without being bothered a lot about your hair. But who doesn’t want to flaunt their kinks this season?

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Packing tips for naturals

Its travelling season already… a few days to Valentines. I don’t know what your plan is… but chances are… someone will invite you or you will go somewhere yourself. In an ideal situation, a long term protective style is ideal for the holidays, because you can enjoy yourself without being bothered a lot about your hair. But who doesn’t want to flaunt their kinks this season?

If you are like me… you probably get panic attacks when it comes to packing because you don’t exactly know what to carry and what to leave. Initially in the first year of my journey as I mentioned in this post, hair was my weekend plot, like washing and styling. That is all we did and couldn’t do lots of social stuff because hair. I even made B to begin doing hair, so it was a corporate effort. I dreaded sleep overs because that would mean taking my washing to someone else’s house and packing was a complete nightmare. From carrying spray bottles (which I have like 3) to oils and leave in conditioners! The struggle was real.

This year however, I have mastered the art of packing light (or I am still mastering) and I would like to share with you. This is here is how our packing will look like when not in a long term protective style.

-Spray bottle

-Leave in conditioner

-Silk scarf

-Shampoo

-Conditioner

-Oil

-Accessories

All the products will be in travel size package.

Just like this, your holiday is set… and you are covered. I personally will be cool with my spray bottle mix and an oil, mostly because the weather is hot and I don’t like weighing my hair down with lots of product.

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Happy Holidays,

Nyake.

STYLE IT: Of Pompoms and the pencil. 

Hey loves…

Happy new week!! I hope you guys are awesome. All I can say for myself is… school…just school,  A lot of school. That being said… today’s post is in the style it series yet again. This time we talk pre-wash fros and getting your slay on with basically minimal effort.

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