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WASH DAY ROUTINE #2

 

 

Happy New year lovelies!!

Present Jam- Problem by REKADO BANK

I recently washed and deep conditioned my hair, I made some mistakes that helped me gather some tips, so I thought I’d share them with you guyss.

Hi, how have you been??
I washed my hair the DUDU OSUN soap, I have a post where I talked about the pros and cons of using the soap as a shampoo if you haven’t seen it yet click here and enjoy..
I had never made a DIY conditioner with fruits or any edibles, so I thought I’d give it a shot, I opted for the banana mix because banana is known to soften the hair and allow for easy manageability. Below are the things I used  for the deep conditioner and their benefits.

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1. Banana- Softenes the hair, allow easy management by loosening curls.
2. Egg(s)- For healthier hair also gives the hair shine also assist growth.
3. Coconut oil- For moisture (olive oil can be used instead).
4. Honey- For hair growth, prevents lost of moisture and softens the hair.
5. Plastic caps- To trap in heat.
6. Knee length socks- To prevent dripping of the mix down your neck

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Step 1.
Blend the bananas till it reaches a fine consistency, I didn’t blend the bananas I cut and mashed them that was the first mistake I made.
Step 2.
Break in egg(s) and blend well. I used on egg, depending on preference your can use two. If you don’t like the smell of eggs use just egg white. The second mistake I made was putting in yolk, I was nauseated half the time.
Step 3.
Measure into the mix 4 tablespoons of honey and coconut oil and blend for few seconds.
Step 4.
Sieve the mixture, using a fine sieve. This is very important. You don’t want to have banana caught in your hair, it is a very painful experience. I was in the shower for over 2 hours pickiing out Banana bits out of my hair.

After making the condioner, I finger detangled on wet hair (to reduce breakage) and I washed my hair in sections. My hair wash squeaky clean then I applied the conditioner to the washed sections. I wore 2 plastic caps to trap moisture then I tied a knee length sock round my head. I left the conditioner on for an hour (nauseated by the smell of the egg)
Then I washed it out, I then put my hair in African threading (not fully cocooned) to stretch my hair, you can style as preferred after washing the conditioner out, make sure you use a cream base products to moisturize your hair while styling, I usually use my Shea butter mix.

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It shouldn’t look like this, it should be smooth, no lumps

After I took down the threading the next day, I hair felt so soft, it was very easy to style it. I wore my hair out for over 8 hours and it was still very soft and shrinkage was very minimal.

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I will definitely suggest this DIY CONDITIONER if you haven’t tried it before.

This conditioner is not restricted to naturals, relaxed haired girls can use it too.

I hope this post was helpful, and I hope to hear from you. Till the next blog post. xx

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What do you think of DIY conditioners?? Have you tried them?? Which condioner mix have you tried and how was the experience??

DAILY HAIR TIPS

 

 

Current jam- Don’t save her by J.COLE

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Heyy guys (this is getting old, I know)

So, I recently posted a picture on my instagram (@mikunstyles) and I asked if you’d like a post on how I keep my hair moisturized daily and I got a few Yess. So here it is…

First of, natural kinky hair type is naturally dry, the implication of this is that the natural state of us #fro girl’s hair is DRY, having said this I hope you can breathe… its not you girl, its your hair *inserts laughing emoji here*
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There are various ways to keep your hair moisturized, but in this post, I will start with the very basic that you can easily achieve daily.

LOC- yes the infamous Liquid, Oil and Cream method

This method is super easy and fast, whenever I am wearing my hair out, I opt for this method… I will normally section my hair (to work in the LOC properly)

  • My liquid is water (not too much because too much water shrinks my hair), I spray water on my hair making sure I work the water into my hair strands (this can be tricky especially if you have low porosity hair) and also making sure the water gets to my scalp, it is very important that your scalp gets water too, your scalp is just as important as your hair if not more important.

P.S Aloe vera juice can be used in place of water.

  • I grab my Oil which is usually Coconut oil or sometimes Olive oil apply it to my hair in a very small quantity, I do this because too much oil in the hair attracts dust, and I don’t want that, but if you like your hair to shine, you can go overboard with the oil, just make sure you wash your hair when needed.
  • My cream is Shea butter; it acts as the sealant that is it locks the moisture from the water and oil into the hair strands. I prefer the shea butter cream because it is affordable and easy to work into my hair. I apply just a little cream to my scalp to avoid dry scalp and prevent product build up on my scalp. Then I style as desired which is mostly an updo.

Note, the ends of your hair should get so much love, they are the oldest and need more attention. You should also get a trim when needed. I have only trimmed my hair once, I cut about an inch all round.

My hair stays moisturized for a few hours after the LOC method after which it goes back to its natural state ‘DRY’ this is where my Spray bottle comes in.

When I feel like my hair is dry, I just spray it with water, just a few pumps and I will immediately I see my hair come back to live, my curl pattern will become more visible and my curls begin to pop looool

The content of my spray bottle varies.

  • Sometimes its just water
  • Other times it is water with a small amount of oil (for a little shine)
  • Or water mixed with a leave-in conditioner. I use this dark and lovely leave-in,
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    this mixture leaves my hair feeling soft and moisturized.

I mostly just spray my hair with water, but if I’m feeling a little extra, I go extra *inserts laughing emoji here*

The journey to a moisturized hair is not achieved in a day; you have to add it to your routine, think of your hair as a plant that cannot flourish without water. On this note, I end this natural hair care story. Till the next blog post.

Xx
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What do you think of this post? Will you like me to post on how I care for my hair when it is in a protective style or when I am not wearing it out??

Please leave a comment down below. I always love to hear from you. It literally makes me grin

TRIALS OF A SALON

Present Jam: No forget by ADEKUNLE GOLD and SIMI

Heyyyyy,
Howdy?? I recently had my hair done (maybe not too recently). Have you ever had your hair done so badly, that you go home and almost cry…or just cry either from how ugly it looks or how much it hurts? Well, I have, I have had my hair done that I cried on my way home like 10 times or more. Especially when I use so much money to make an ugly hair, sigh… so yeah, I have experience with badly done hair. You might be wondering why I allow this happen to me more than once, well, I trust the hairstylist too much, that I never ask questions looool. Actually, I used to be too timid to speak up… but no more!
You know how you walk into a salon and pick a style, and the hair stylist goes all ‘aunty I can make the style’ but ends up doing something totally different and ugly. It can be a total balls buster. I have combined some tips to avoid going through badly done hair.

 PAY ATTENTION

Salons can be very distracting, so many gist flying around, don’t be too distracted, pay attention to what is the stylist is doing on your head, that way you can notice any fault as soon as possible.

QUESTION THE STYLIST

I used to be too shy to do this, I don’t know why. See, you are paying for the service so ask as many questions as possible, don’t die in silence! Complain when the hair hurts, because if you don’t, you will pay severely for it at night.

ASK TO SEE A MIRROR

If you are not already facing the mirror, ask to see a mirror, this will save you time as you can detect a fault as soon as possible, rather than after the hair is done. Some hairstylist for some reason will be reluctant to give you a mirror, abeg emphasis, otherwise, get up and leave.

STYLE YOUR HAIR

You should style the hair how you like it to  see if it fits, rather than having the hairstylist do it his or her way, as you might have different perspective (most hairstylist I have visited, tends to comb or brush my hair flat, but I like big hair). I will normally pick a comb or brush and style as preferred when I have weaves on and when I have braids, I pack it or style it as desired.

FINISHING TOUCHES

They want you to leave as soon as possible, don’t be in a rush, look at a mirror to detect any errors, and be at alert, this is when they tend to put too much oil or so… decline fast and vehemently if you don’t want this.

I hope these tips helped you, till the next blog post . xx

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What are your experiences with the salon like? Did you find these tips helpful?What are your salon tips?
comment down below, I always like to hear from you.

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Present Jam- This is what you came for by CALVIN HARRIS and RIHANNA

 

Hey Guys,

How have you been?? I have been doing quite good, a major change is about to happen to me, and I can’t wait to tell you guys all about it *fingers crossed*. Today’s post is going to be things that I am currently doing, feeling or experiencing. This is a post idea I saw on Ifeoma’s blog (I am in love with her blog guys).  Lets, dive straight in..

Wearing:

A tank top and a pair of shorts, it is so hot here in Lagos, I take my bathe like 3 times a day.

Wishing:

I had a camera, this will give my blog more quality pictures, My hTC phone and some edits have been doing the job quite well I must say.

Determined to:

Write and read more, as I have been slaking lately.

Craving:

Shawama and a bottle of cold coke. I just ate a big bowl (yes bowl) of spaghetti and fish, but if I see shawama now, I will still down it #teamfoodie

Looking forward to:

Making my hair, there is usually a lot of anxiety around making my hair, I always have mixed feelings, because I am always worried about a number of things like my edges, if it will hurtand many more…in the near future, I will share with you on my visit to the salon… the experience.

Excited about:

My logo, I am having a logo done, a header image and my name customized (actually, my nickname). I am very excited about this, Thank you in anticipation Ola *inserts kiss smiley here*

Anticipating:

My Dad’s birthday, I will be making his cake and I can’t wait!

Happy about:

The things I found in my last thrift, there is a post on the shoes I got here, I will be telling you about the other things I bought soon.

Planning to:

Color the ends of my hair, I am waiting for it to get to a particular length (about 12”), that might still be a while, but a girl can plan, right? I still haven’t decided what color… any ideas??

Loving:

The suede pant trend, I hope I run into one (an affordable one) soon.

Not looking forward:

Using a mosquito net, those things make me really hot. I will have to use it soon, like next week. I will give you full gist soon.

Reading:

TEXAS FURY by Fern Michaels, yes I am already working on my ‘determination’

Inspired by:

Ifeoma @thesvnflwr her instagram feeds is shugga!!

Regretting:

Nothing really.

Appreciating:

The effort my friend and photographer is putting into helping my blog get better. Thank you Leke *inserts smile emoji here*

Hoping:

That the break outs on my face will clear off someday…soon I have been struggling with pimples and breakouts for so long now, its so tiring!

This is me currently, I will like to know what you’re up to currently, comment down below, I will love to hear from you

Till next time xx

Hassie

What are you doing currently? what do you think of this blog post?

4 EVERYDAY HYGIENE TIPS

Present Jam- 6 inch by BEYONCE ft THE WEEKEND

Hello beauties,

The weekend is almost over, I wonder where it is always rushing too, but as we prepare to go into the new week, I thought it’d be nice to have some everyday health tips. For me being clean is very important! as I tend to react to dirts furiously, I have very sensitive skin guyssss, its not even funny. Someday soon, I will tell you about my break-out struggles.

Below are some of my everyday hygiene tips

DON’T TOUCH YOUR FACE

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Ok, let me rephrase, don’t touch your face too frequently. In between door knobs, typing on your phone and using the toilet our hand come in contact with millions of germs and this makes the hands our greatest skincare enemy.

CLEAN YOUR PHONES REGULARLY

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Our phones comes in contact with our face one too many times, and they say phones are filled with germs more than toilets (I don’t know how true that is, looool) try as much as possible to wipe them clean with a not-so-wet wipes or with mentholated spirit and cotton wool at least once a day.

PROPER CARE OF PANTIES

Our panties needs proper care girlssss, you know how easily we can get infection, whatever method you use when  washing them, make sure you don’t spread them inside out since that is the part that comes in contact with your pubic are (okay, Vjay-jay).

DON’T TOUCH THE RAILINGS

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Public railings are the grossest things, they are full of GERMS! If you want to know how dirty they are, sit close to a public railing for just 5, and watch how that person that just picked his/her nose rubbed it on the railing or that person that sneezed into his/her hand rubbed it on the railing too, its an endless list of disgusting rubbings. If you must touch the railings, use a hand sanitizer afterwards.

 

I hope these tips were helpful, please do leave a comment down below if you have questions, till the next blog post. xx

Hassie

What are your everyday hygiene tips? 

 

DIY TOTE BAG

Present Jam: Ngud’ by KWESTA ft CASSPER NYOVEST

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Heyyyy,

The weekend is here!! I hope your week was chilling, if not take this my first DIY post and coolio *inserts laughing emoji here* So, DIY Tote bag, with small fur pockets, let me quickly take you through.

First of, the fabric I used is called Calico…

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It is a plain-woven textile that is made from unbleached and most time not fully processed cotton, it is quite coarse and thin… and the best part, it is very cheap!! I’m guessing because it is not fully processed. To sew this bag, it took less than 2 yards of this fabric which cost less than #300, that is less than a dollar (depending on where you’re purchasing it from).

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I had it sown into a Tote bag because tote bags are effortlessly chic I like how  they can swallow (my choice of words) whatever you put in them and still look good.

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Tote bags are totally in now, and I have one (a very affordable one) Yaaaaay!! After the bag was sown, I thought it looked plain, so I cut out a furry pocket from an old skirt, cut it half and had them sown on the bag, you can totally use any fabric for the pocket, the calico fabric color will permit almost any fabric from prints, to denim… just do you.

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Do have a lovely weekend, I will chat with you soon, till the next blog post, stay beautiful. xx

Hassie

What do you think about Tote bags?? What do you think about the calico tote bag? If you were to make this bag, what fabric will you use for the pocket(s) or what finishing touches will you add to it?

WASH DAY ROUTINE #1

Present Jam- Sample you by MR EAZI

Hey beauties,

Howzit going? Going good? Remember how I talked about how most people wash their hair weekends here, well I am one of those people, I don’t have money to have my hair washed professionally (by a professional) yet, so I wash my hair myself. Today I will be sharing one of my  wash day routines with you with a simple DIY conditioner I used, it took me about 4 hours to wash my hair yesterday *in Kevin Hart’s voice* ‘Let me explain how’. So lets dive in

I section my hair first and detangled (this took about 20 minutes), I do most of my detangling outside the shower, then I washed each sections with the DUDU OSUN soap making sure I wash my scalp properly (get that product build up off) I also took the time to massage my scalp, this took me like 45 minutes ( I know, too long! 😖)

After washing each sections, I soaked my hair in my DIY conditioner concentrating on my tips then I cover it with 2 plastic wraps, to prevent the conditioner from dripping down my neck which can be very disgusting I tied a knee high soak around my head like so

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This will prevent the dripping-down-my-neck-thing. I was supposed to leave the conditioner in for like an hour, but I slept off (don’t judge me please)…. So I ended up washing it off like 3 hours later, then I applied my leave-in (shea butter) and weaved my hair into 4 giant cornrows and allowed it to hair dry.

P.s Shea butter is a good and affordable leave-in conditioner. How? it CONDITIONS the hair (allows easy manipulations) and you can LEAVE it IN hence, it is a LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER

DIY conditioner

I mixed a cheap conditioner (that has plenty of slip) with honey and coconut oil easy peasy 😁

Have a wonderful week 💕💕

Hassie

What’s your wash day like? How frequently do you wash your hair? How do you deep condition?

DUDU OSUN AND MY HAIR

 

 

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Present jam- Angels by CHANCE THE RAPPER and SABA

Hey guyyysss,

So the weekend is close and I’m guessing most people wash their hair during the weekend especially natural haired girls like myself that need a good 30-45 minutes to wash our hair minus deep conditioning (the sectioning and all, you know…), so I thought I’d do a review on the DUDU OSUN soap (meaning Black Camwood) and my hair, the pros and cons.  Having talked about my go-to tools and leave-in conditioner (shea butter) here I thought I’d tell y’all one of the things I use to wash my here. The DUDU OSUN soap is big, lathers well and relatively cheap, I got it for #200 (it used to be cheaper than that, sigh).

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The ingredients are honey, shea butter, camwood, parmkernel oil, cocoa pod ash, palm bunch ash, Aloe vera, lime juice, water and fragrance. It doesn’t have a beautiful fragrance, but for some reasons I like what it smells like.

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Pros

  • It is big and latters a lot so it lasts me for a long time.
  • Some of its ingredients are very good for the hair at least I know  Aloe vera, honey and Shea butter are great for my hair type (tightly packed kinks)
  • It washes my hair amazingly well, my hair feels super clean after I use it… squeaky clean! And my scalp too, if you have product build up in your hair, this soap will take care of that well!!

Cons

  • It dries out my hair, I’m guessing because of the lime juice in it.
  • It really hurts when it enters your eyes, really bad!
  • It dissolves very fast.

Overcoming the cons of this soap is easy, to solve hair dryness I deep condition after use and moisturize regularly and I try to prevent it from entering my eyes… try. Also, I keep the soap in a dry place, no wasting here guys!

I will normally use the soap every other hair washes making sure I deep condition after use, I really like the soap because it is budget friendly, lathers well, and leave my hair clean and squeaky *inserts grinning emoji here*

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However, using the DUDU OSUN soap as a bathing soap is a totally different story that I will be talking about someday soon.

xoxo

Hassie

Do you use the DUDU OSUN soap for your body or hair? What are your experiences with the soap? What do you use to wash your hair and how well does it work for you?

MY NATURAL HAIR SUPERHEROES

Present Jam- Up and Up by COLDPLAY

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Heyyy,

It’s the weekend yaaay!! This week was super fast, yh?. I thought I’d share my everyday natural hair heroes as I get a number of questions about my hair. When it comes to my hair, I keep it minimal (I’m on a tight budget). I am a 4b/4c haired girl (kinks and curls) and I don’t load my hair with too many products. I believe in technique, healthy maintenance rather than products, not to say products are bad, but if you can’t afford so many products like me… don’t beat yourself over it.
There are a 100 and 1 natural hair product brands today, and a 1000 and 1 products. Even after over 2 years of being natural, I still don’t know my way around these products. You do not NEED a 1000 and 1 products, what you need is techniques. You need to know what styles works for you, like your go-to style (mine is a twistout). Thanks to naturalista on YouTube, these styles can be learnt easily. I suggest you should look up @naptural85, she is my naturalista icon, she will hook you up good.

Below are my Natural hair superheroes, they are very pocket friendly and always saves the day

Water
The way our hair is built, it is naturally dry, so you need to always keep it moisturized, you should spray your hair with water as frequently as possible.

Shea butter
This will lock in moisture, they are number of DIY shea butter mix, I personally mixed mine with coconut oil and olive oil.

Oils
For moisturizing, there are plenty of oils but 2-3 will do just fine. Oils also gives your hair shine

Combs and Brushes
Wide tooth if you must use them, as combs can be very harsh on the hair, brushes helps to lay your edges.

Bobby pins
Get as much as you can. You will be surprise how they keep reducing; this will help to style your hair.

Spray bottle
Or just get your empty perfume/deodorant bottle and wala!! Spray bottle (that is what I did for 2 years, I recently got an ‘actual’ spray bottle). I usually carry it around with water in it to moisturize my hair.
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Gels
(Optional) If you must use remember to also moisturize your hair beforehand, as they can be harsh.

Bands and scrunches
For styling your hair and holding them in place.

Lastly, but not the least, Patience. It’s just hair, no pressure!

Have a lovely weekend

Hassie

What are your hair superheroes and why? What is your go-to style and how long does it take you to achieve it? What oils do you use and why?

20 THINGS YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT ME

Present Jam: Closer by CHAINSMOKERS and HELSEY

Heyyy Guys’
How is your week going? I want to share some things about me,below are 20 things about me you probably didn’t know. Feel free to comment down below on some things we have in common.
1. I’m a Gemini and we are the BEST!!! (If you don’t think so, comment down below)Say heyyy if you are a #teamGemini .
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2. I cook a lot, like everyday and I also bake. Yeah, you can call me a foodie. Hehe
3. My all time favourite movies are The hard way the only way, The breakfast club, 12 Angry men and Shawshank Redemption. (Morgan freeman been killing it since the ‘90s). I love classics.
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4. When I get uneasy, I pronounce most words wrongly (it can be so embarrassing). And I cannot pronounce the word enthusiasm… and I like that word, so I always try to say it with fail.
5. I have 2 brothers that I am older than, but somehow I am the ‘smallie’
6. I love fruits, you can call me a fruit junkie.
7. I really like tattoos, sadly, I don’t have one…yet. Someday, I will get 1 or 2 or 3-5. Hahahaha
8. I speak Yoruba fluently (well, that’s if I am not uneasy around you), I understand Sign language (I am a bit rusty as I do not have a friend or relative that can Sign) and I am presently learning French, Spanish is next, yh, I am beginning to have a thing for Language.
9. It is said that I have a resting bitch face, or you can mistake me for quiet or gentle… I am not, just wear my poker face on too many times.
10. I am VERY sarcastic, (this is a family thing) I usually have a problem holding a long time conversation with people that don’t understand or like sarcasm.
11. I READ a lot! From novels to history books to psychology books… if it has words…I am reading it. You can almost call me a NERD (actually, I am been called a nerd). My favourite novel writer now is COLEEN HOOVER and favourite book from her are Hopeless, Losing hope and Confess.
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12. I am a writer (check my IG for writing @Hassie_a), I have not fully exploited this potential… I hope do so some day, maybe write a book.
13. I don’t joke with honesty!!
14. I think A LOT… that is my favourite thing to do. And I have a very big imagination,
15. I will like to travel around the world someday… see the world and have more things to think about.
16. I am a bit of a Feminist (putting it mildly).
17. If I were to have a pet, it’d be a Rabbit or a Cat (that looks like Garfield, haha)
18. My favourite colour is GREEN
19. I am very Emotional but I hide behind my poker face and jokes (I hear I am very funny)
20. I am fascinated by people that are spontaneous, as I am not…Unlike terms attracts they say.

Have a lovely day
Hassie

What do we have in common?? Comment down below as I will like to know some things about you too.