Detangle type 4 hair in 30 minutes

Hello loves and happy Friday,

Hope you are all doing well. Ever since my little encounter with heat damage, I have been switching up my hair regimen a lot. One of the affected departments is the detangling department. I am always looking for ways to upgrade my techniques and methods to make my otherwise long wash day easier and I dare say faster.

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HOW TO: Stretching natural hair 

We have tackled why it is important to Pre-poo our hair and how to wash our hair… In this post though, we delve into a whole new world… The world of heat. If you have been natural for long enough…. you have heard all the negative or maybe positive talk about heat… let’s clear up the air about heat.

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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.

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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.

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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Henna glossing for hair growth

So henna is amazing yea? You have read a lot about it and you really want to try it out. But you don’t want to colour your hair. This may just be your solution… a henna gloss. I had wanted to try henna for a while after reading about its amazing benefits from the natural hair community. In fact my first deep conditioner promised me henna benefits so I was really excited about it.(I also want it back. Anyone knows where I can find this?) I was a little nervous though because I just didn’t want any colour on my strands… no thank you! So after reading lots of different articles… I settled for a henna gloss!! So I shall share my experience and basically hoe I use the glossing method.

Let’s start by making sure that the henna we are using is 100% body art quality. If your pack says so, then lets proceed. I’m learning also that the bigger the henna particles, the more stressful it is to rinse it out in the shower. I learnt it the hard way!! You may want to sieve yours!

What you will need:

  • Conditioner

  • Henna powder

  • Oils (optional)

  • A mixing bowl

What to do:

I usually eyeball the ingredients to my desired consistency, though I never really found a recipe (or is it formula) that had exact measurement

  • So in the mixing bowl, put your henna powder.

  • Add conditioner bit by bit stirring thoroughly to attain even mixture

  • Add the ingredients to your heart’s content.

Application

  • Starting with freshly washed hair, carefully apply mixture on your strands giving extra love to your ends

  • Wrap your hair in a shower cap/ plastic bag and sit with it for about an hour or more if you wish

  • Then RINSE and RINSE and RINSE it out. (I can promise you it is hard work)

  • Then IMPORTANTLY deep condition your hair with a moisturising Deep Conditioner.

Just like that, your henna gloss is complete. sorry I don’t have pics of the after hair look though you can check in Curlynikki.com.

Ps: i do not do this very often!!!

So, have you ever tried a henna gloss? What was your experience?

Love and love

Nyake

My hair regimen

I have been natural all my life really but I just began minding my hair about one year five months ago. Its been quite an experience and an interesting.

One of the major things / tasks you embark on is to then come up with a regimen that will make it easy for you to cope with the seemingly new lifestyle. I shall share with you mine and hopefully it will help.

So when I started I decided to go heat free for six months. This is how I coped with it.

WEEKLY: -co-wash with conditioner

-deep condition

-style hair in two strand twists

– Alternate between twisting hair and having hair in an up-do

MONTHLY

-shampoo hair and condition

-deep condition

Then after school began, I made slight changes in my regimen. I began to stretch my wash day two weeks apart and shampoo my hair less.

Also I incorporated protein deep conditioners, henna glosses and lately, bentonite clay also made its way into my regimen as well. I have seen lots of progress with my hair as far as length and volume are concerned.

My current hair regimen is:

DAILY-EVERY OTHER DAY: -moisturize and seal

BI-WEEKLY: -co-wash with conditioner

-deep condition

-style hair in two strand twists

– alternate between twisting hair and having hair in an up-do. (I also wear my hair out a lot these days)

MONTHLY

-shampoo hair and condition (I can stretch my shampoo days to six weeks)

-deep condition with a protein conditioner

-Do a henna gloss treatment

(I have begun to supplement my shampoo with bentonite clay and my hair loves it.)

What is your hair regimen? Do you love it? I’d love to hear what you say.

Love and love

Nyake.

1 year in

Hey loves,

I thought this was a good place to start. I have just marked my one year natural nappiversary.

I started this journey last year in February when I was tired of having my ends so thin, and so I quit heating my hair. Initially, I was a straight hair addict, I loved my hair bone straight, the process of getting my hair there was damaging to my hair. So I embarked on a six month no heat challenge that was both stressful and exciting though. I’d basically co-wash my hair every week and deep condition before setting my hair into two strand twists for the week.

Every other week, I would do a sort of updo to give my hair a change from the protective style. I dropped shampoos along the way and took up co-washing and basically used products without parabens, sulphates and silicones. I did a length check after month six i.e in August and though I hadn’t gained much length, my volume was significant… and don’t we all love big hair

The next six months I undertook a sort of challenge of eating right and trying to maintain a healthy body to see how this would go down with my hair. This saw me dropping lots of junk, excess sugar and incorporating supplements. I took zinc supplements and also brewer’s yeast to get my vitamin B balance right. I also wore my hair out a little more doing more puffs and pseudo buns than I can remember.

I reviewed my regimen and adjusted my wash days to after two weeks with a rinse in between of either vinegar or black tea. I also re-incorporated sulphates and silicones into my regimen… using suphate shampoos once in every eight weeks and co-washing the rest of the times.

In March I had my nappiversary and here is the big reveal.

How has your natural hair journey been?

Love and love

Nyake.