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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Everything you need to know about Pre-poo

After having a lengthy discussion about  wash day  …. It is almost impossible to go on without first having the Pre-poo conversation. Of late pre-pooing has come under harsh criticism by a couple of naturals because they argue that it doesn’t make sense now that we have gentler shampoos. I still pre-poo my hair though and In this post we delve into the nitty-gritty of pre-pooing.

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Everything you need to know about Pre-poo

After having a lengthy discussion about wash day …. It is almost impossible to go on without first having the Pre-poo conversation. Of late pre-pooing has come under harsh criticism by a couple of naturals because they argue that it doesn’t make sense now that we have gentler shampoos. I still pre-poo my hair though and In this post we delve into the nitty-gritty of pre-pooing.

Pre-pooing has many benefits…

  • It ensure that your hair keeps in moisture by reducing the amount of stripping a shampoo does to your hair.

  • It nourishes your hair especially when you use natural cold pressed oils

  • Makes the detangling process much easier by softening your hair

As I said earlier, Pre-poo is a fusion of “words”. Pre is a prefix meaning before and poo is short for shampoo. Thus it is a hair treatment applied before shampooing to prevent the hair from being over stripped by the cleansing action of shampoo. It initially began when there weren’t many natural friendly products and shampoo were really stripping. So the natural hair community began to apply oils on their hair before washing it.

WHEN TO PRE-POO

I like to call my Pre-poo treatment my type of hot oil treatment so we will talk about it as a hot oil treatment.
• When your hair is feeling dry.
Dryness of your hair is an indication that you are lacking moisture and that you may need to nourish your hair.

• Before washing your hair
If you want to have your hair feeling moisturized after your wash, pre-pooing is a good step to consider because it will prevent your hair from over drying.

• Before clarifying your hair
Clarifying is when you wash your hair with the aim of getting it squeaky clean to get rid of excess product build up. Pre-pooing is necessary because a clarifying shampoo is super harsh on your hair.

WHAT TO USE

Oils are best to use when you want to Pre-poo. Not only are they natural but they are loaded with nutrients that enrich the hair follicles. There are three oils in particular that are extremely awesome in pre-pooing especially because they double up as super oils for the moisturizing hot oil treatments.

• Avocado oil
• Olive oil
• Coconut oil

These three oils are able to penetrate the hair strands making them have an ability to moisturize and nourish the hair strand

HOW TO DO IT :

• Section your dry hair into four (or small sections)
• Spritz your hair with water /your spray bottle mix
• Smooth the water into your strands using the praying hands method
• Spray water to dampness and not soaking wet.. So that the treatment can be effective
• Slightly warm the oil in a warm water bath for a few minutes then apply oil to your hair and scalp
• Repeat the steps on the rest of your hair
• Cover with a plastic cap and let it sit for about an hour or overnight.

You can now proceed to wash day. I shared with you everything you need to know about wash day right here. Also I shared on how to trim here.

Love and love
Nyake

Wash day essentials

In today’s post we tackle washing your hair. This is the basic action of removing dirt from dust, product build up from your hair and scalp. Because our scalp is made up of tiny pores from which our hair grows, dirt, excess product and dust can block our pores hindering hair growth.

So how do you know that your hair is due for washing?

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The bun life

Hey loves,

Happy Monday hope you are doing well. Glad to be back on here after some silence. I had some logistical challenges (no camera) but I am grateful that they are over and I am up for some great content for the rest of August and hopefully September too.

While I was away… I learnt that my hair is finally big enough to get into a bunch unassisted which had been a long time goal of mine.

I have never been the person to force my hair into styles simply because I am very tender headed and the headache I get after over manipulating my hair is not worth it.

So you can imagine my excitement when I was in the bathroom just wondering what to do with my hair and in the process of toying around I find out that my hair can finally go into a bun! Of course I am super excited!

I am due for a length check sometime this month and I. Can’t wait to see how well my hair is doing plus get my much needed trim.

Meanwhile I am massaging my scalp a little more because I have been experiencing some scalp dryness and tenderness.

I have an update on my hair regimen coming soon.

Love and love
Nyake

My top 7 favourite hair products

Hey loves,

Happy Friday…. How’s your fro doing? Today we talk my top hair products that I absolutely love and have probably helped me in my journey.

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HOW TO: Moisturize your type 4 hair

  
 Moisture is your hair’s best friend. So how then do you incorporate this into your life? I like to call this the midweek moisture. It is how to revamp your hair’s moisture levels right in the middle of the week.  This is how to do it!!

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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.