By Wini Nduta
This Sunday is beyond chilly. Insert applicable smiley here.
So I did my hair yesterday. Flat twists with some twists at the front. I used the new products I got a few days ago. I was so excited!! Well here is my report...
I'll start with the baobab oil. I found it absorbs well, you know what I mean. It isn't greasy so I find it's good for mixing with water in your spray- bottle for every day use. The aroma is also okay. It doesn't really have one. I know that is a concern for some of you. It's passes that test. Trust me.
The shea oil was good. I put it in the fridge so that it would harden. I used the LOC method and because the baobab oil is non greasy it worked so well. The process was not messy at all and that is a winner in my book. I was writing about shea oil... right? It worked well for me. At room temperature it became a little softer and that was okay. The whole process was a success. Of course I worked with wet hair. Moisture.
I'm still debating about putting up photos of me. Well.
We'd love to hear your experience if you have worked with these products. What did you think of them?
By Wini Nduta
I am extra excited for the weekend. Ask me why? Come on...No? Okay... I'll tell you anyway. I bought Baobab oil and some Shea Butter. I'm pumped to do my hair on Saturday.
I got them at Karen Provision Store in Karen, such a good find! I saw them earlier but at the time getting them was just an idea. That day, I got home and did some research on Baobab oil and found out it is good for both hair and skin. That's a winner in my book.
There are various pages online that give you a list of the benefits, advantages and reviews on Baobab oil so I would suggest you read a lot before investing in any product.
Here's to Saturday! I will share my experience with you next week.
Thanks for stopping by! You can share what you are excited about this weekend and what products you are currently using on your hair. We'd love to hear from you.
By Wini Nduta
Ladies! And the few gents who have invested in your hair... Moisture is water, water is moisture. To have healthy kinky hair, you have to make water your best friend. Drinking it + spritzing it directly onto your hair= healthy hair.
I know we grew up differently. Your hair would be pulled and tugged during the prep process at the salon. Shampoo and conditioner made with sulphates and parabens was lathered onto your hair, you were blow dried at the highest/hottest setting and finally when it came to the cornrows the hair was pulled some more. Well people, sorry not sorry but this has to be unlearned. You must give your hair a fighting chance because contrary to what you have been told; kinky, natural hair is GOOD hair!
Let's get down to it, how do you wash your hair? First off, I will say do not comb your hair while dry. This just contributes to the pulling and tugging that I was talking about before. If is best to comb your hair while wet. I find it easy to do in the shower or under a running tap. Yes bend. The flowing water makes it easy for your hair to detangle.
Next use a sulphate free, paraben free shampoo. When you pay attention to this process, after a while you will be able to feel the difference in your hair. Trust me, this is gold!
Another tip, the products you use on your hair will create build up meaning the product you add to your hair is blocked by a layer and will not be able to do its work. Invest in a clarifying product; I use apple cider vinegar once a month. Mix it in a spray bottle with water in the ration of 1:4
Conditioner is important, especially when you are doing a no poo wash, meaning no shampoo. Use it to detangle and make the combing process easier.
After this I usually do a twist out or flat twist depending on my mood. I use a mix of avocado, castor and argan oil. I do the twists using shea butter. Plait your hair while it is wet, why? Because water is moisture and moisture is water. Sing this while in your transition journey and your hair will thank you.
To maintain the moisture in your hair, get a spray bottle. You can add the oils you choose to it then fill it up with water
Are you seeing a trend here? Water is included in every step. Get over your fear of getting your hair wet; it is actually good for it.