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DIY: FRAYED JEANS

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Hello Guys,
A couple of weeks ago I frayed my jeans… I wasn’t gn put it up here because I thought everyone would have seen a tutorial on How-to-frayed jeans (I know, silly me).
When I wore the jeans out with a few friends, I got a lot of questions about it, so I decided to put it up.

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Things you’d need arnd why
1. A pair of JEANS (denim)
I’m sure you get why you need this, lol. Okay so, the weaving in jeans makes it very easy to take out a particular thread, the wrap thread which runs vertically is dyed and the weft thread which runs horizontally is left white.

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2. A pair SCISSORS
This is to cut off a few inches depending on preference, I cut off about 3 inches, you can go lower or higher… All you need to do is to cut out the hem.
3. A TAPE RULE
For measuring out the length you decide to cut off.
4. A NEEDLE
I used this pick out the horizontal/weft thread (which was white) I did this till I discovered easier way to just put out the thread.
5. Some TIME
Last but not the list, is TIME!! The one thing that was left out in all of the DIYs on fraying denim had I seen is Time…

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I need to emphasize on this,I had planned to frayed the denim higher than I did ( I was gn make it about 5 inches high, but I stopped at about 2 inches).
When I was in school (cheesy, I know 😂) I knew some people that payed to fray their jeans, I used to wonder why, but after doing this, I understand why now… To all my friends that want their jeans frayed, you gatta pay me.
In the end, it will be worth it. So, I’d say to should try it out, no rush…

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It took me about 2 days and I’m not done, I’ll still fry it higher.

I hope this was helpful, till next post.xx

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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.

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

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

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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?

first post…..yaay

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Hello the name is Hasanat and this is me welcoming you to mikun styles, where it is all going to be about YOU!!! I decided to start this blog out of this goodwill of my heart, you can call it my very own humanitarian service to the world (mikun to the rescue!) because I want to enlighten people like myself on how to look and live stylishly on a budget. This would be starting with hints and tips on how to feel and look stylish and fabulous with basically what you have or what you can afford. There will be lots of DIYs, to cut expense corners and still SLAY.
I am quite a big foodie (this is me putting it mildly), and I cook a lot being the only girl and having two brothers that just understand food comes out of the kitchen with the wave of a magic wand, your gain though, as there would be quite a number of food posts, I also bake, so yeah… there will be easy DIY cake making that will be pocket friendly and maybe pastries. I write also (you can check my IG page to see some of my poems @hassie_a), so every now and then there would be some poems posting, writings and quotes, which will be highly relatable.
Looking stylish is almost becoming high end… EXPENSIVE is taken hand in hand with the word stylish, that to slay one most have a fat pocket (high end fashion is not a bad idea… if you can afford it). But you see, I am presently on this tight budget (let’s all be honest who isn’t right? No?…ok!) and I also want to slay like all the other girls nah!… so, I woke up from my long year slumber of ‘I don’t have what to wear’ I hope I am able to wake many ladies out there from this deep slumber. Quite a number of fashion posts here would be very pocket friendly (my pocket is not friendly at the moment by the way), how to look stylish and fabulous on a budget sort to say, I would be treating this topic well because I am on a budget too myself. There is nothing wrong with being on a budget, it just means you have a financial management plan, which in my opinion is a good way to be sure you are utilizing your resources well enough (financial resources being the main attention). Also, there would be some posts to help identify your style, as understanding ones styles stands as a yard stick to incorporate other styles (I try some other styles every now and then, with comfort being a constant… or nah), I am looking to help show you guys how to incorporate some fashion expressions, that you probably did not use to dig maybe because you were just sleeping on that piece, because it is ‘ugly’.
I hope this blog will not be one way-ed, as I will love to hear from you every now and then (the good and the bad). Thank you for checking my blog out. I hope to see more of you.

Much love
Hassie