Hair Products (Bought), Skin and Beauty

SNAPSHOT: What I’m Using – March 2018

Here’s a quick snapshot of what I’m currently using on my hair and skin: HAIR Leave In Water or Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Leave-In Conditioner Oil KTC Coconut Oil or Sunny Isle Jamaican Black Castor Oil Cream Cantu Coconut Curling Cream or Anita Grant Double Cream Moisture Balance Leave In Curl Conditioner or Revlon Realistic Black Seed Oil Strengthening Butter Cream (my hair is feeling super soft at the moment, I put it down to these creams but would say the Anita Grant is the winner although a little pricey for the size). Styler n/a Prepoo KTC Coconut Oil Shampoo…

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Hair

The Inversion Method Part 1 – Upside Down You’re Turning Me…

I came across the Inversion Method on Pinterest because people claiming they can grow their hair 1 inch in 1 week is pin worthy indeed. And yes, that is what they claim. Obviously you can’t verify the timeframe of people’s before and after. But as there doesn’t seem to be a wonder product that’s being advertised, I can’t see why people would lie. Oh how gullible I am! I suppose it could be a conspiracy between all the hair oil companies in the world. However, I’ll try not to be too cynical. There are a lot more people out there…

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Kids Hair

Think Of The Children(‘s Hair)…Part 2

In part one, I talked through what I think I should be doing for my kid’s hair up until the washing stage and now I’ll continue with the odyssey that is talking through and typing out notes on a healthy hair journey. I may repeat myself from last time but it’s late and I’m a novice at blog writing so cut me some slack 🙂 For some hair types, the hair needs to be washed everyday, well I feel lucky that isn’t me because my hair needs a lot of moisture so washing with shampoo is the last thing I…

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Kids Hair

Think Of The Children(‘s Hair)

I have three kids, three beautiful kids, three beautiful kids with a lot of hair! I have taken better care of their hair than my own but I haven’t done their gorgeous curls justice. Now that I am on this healthy hair journey for myself, I know that I need to make sure I look after their hair properly because they are too young to do it themselves. It’s frustrating though that they don’t have hair like mine (coarse afro) or their Dad (wavy European type hair) which would mean I could just replicate what either of us does on…

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Hair, Hair Products (Bought), Hair Products (DIY)

Now I Know My Hair…(cont’d)

Now where was I… So that miracle oil, coconut oil may not actually be a miracle for me with my low porosity follicles. Which is a great shame as I have about 14 jars on top of a cupboard in my house. Oops! So some say it is too heavy for my type of hair but I honestly say I am on the fence about it. I’ve had no ill effects using it, I quite like it, not just how it makes my hair feel but, and this may make me a bit of a freak, I like melting it…

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What Type Of Hair Do I Have? I Thought It Was Just Called An Afro!

This would have seemed like an odd question a few months ago but now I know that it is so important to better understand my actual hair. Using the most common hair typing system, there are 4 types of hair, straight, wavy, curly and kinky. Mine is definitely in the fourth category of kinky. You can break each hair type into more detailed sections, for type 4 these are commonly described as coily, crimpy and ziggly. I can’t for the life of me determine which one I am because I think I am all three in different parts of my…

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Week 3: My Old Hair Care Routine vs My New Hair Care Routine (Part 2)

Okay, so I won’t be needing the wide tooth comb, or any comb, anytime soon but I’m looking forward to when I do! Week three and counting…So I previously was talking about my routine, my old bad habits, the things I want to do going forward, the so-called rules of good hair and also the new techniques and terms that I have learnt. To that end, I will pick up where I left off. PRE-POOING Pre-pooing is that weird thing that seems pointless but it really does have a point. When you wash your hair, no matter what you use,…

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Week 2: My Old Hair Care Routine vs My New Hair Care Routine (Part 1)

As you can see, I’m making some real progress here. It’s crazy that the photos I took to announce my baldness to the world, beautifully taken by my lovely husband, are now out of date. I had that look for such a short amount of time, I’m not even sure if it was worth going THAT short. But it was fun while it lasted. I do not think my hair growth rate is even close to half an inch a month (average for everyone) but we will plod on regardless because I have no other choice. Now I am emerging…

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