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OUTFIT: ANOTHER OUTFIT POST, ANOTHER RETRO LOOK…IN PLAID

Current Jam: Aisha by BOJ ft WANDE COALplaid (7)Hey guys,
Short weekend hun? ūüė© just typical, lol.

I have come with another outfit post…another retro look in this plaid skirt I thrifted months ago, I think it cost me about 300 naira or so.plaid (3)I like how plaid is coming back (totally down for fashion comebacks ūüėČūüėČ) so I decided to share with you one of the many ways to incorporate plaid into your style.plaid (2)The print can be tricky, so I suggest you pair your plaid with a plain shirt like I did (till you feel like you’ve gotten a hang of it), you could go for a more fitted shirt or even a crop top depending on your preference.

plaid (6)The socks and shoes thing going one here is so I really hit the retro look ‚Äėhard‚Äô (you know me, I’m all about that retro) loool. Remember this blowfish shoes I got months ago? Totally still paying off.plaid (5)Finally, my fanny pack, I think you should get one of these, they’re ‚Äėdope‚Äô ūüėČ.plaid (1)That’s all for this look, I hope you have a lovely week, don’t forget to subscribe.
Till the next post (hopefully Thursday) where I’ll be bringing you a non-outfit post like last Thursday. ūüíēūüíē

WHAT’S IN MY WEEKEND GETAWAY BAG

Current Jam: Count down by BEYOUNCE

Yaaaay, the weekend is close!

The other weekend, myself and two of my friends had planned a weekend getaway. We were going to Ibadan to see our other friend, but sadly at the last minute the trip was cancelled, I was so sad that it took about a week to unpack my WEEKEND-GETAWAY bag. While unpacking, I thought I’d share with you guys things you will find my weekend Tote bag.

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Before we jump right to it, I have decided to come up with a post close to the weekend…posts that won’t always be my outfit looks. I hope and pray that I won’t get too lazy and not deliver *fingers crossed*
To see more of my looks, follow me on instagram @mikunstyles
Before I list out the contents of my bag, lemme be honest, I had more¬† things than listed here (especially clothes and underwear)¬†ūüôą, I try to travel light…try.

CLEANSERS AND FACE CREAM (skin care)

I break out all the time, especially when I changed environment. I have been struggled with acne for over 7 years now, (we’ll talk about sometime soon), I never go away without a sort of Cleanser, I always make sure to wash my face as often as required.

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HAIR TOOLS AND SHEA BUTTER

I am very minimal when it comes to my hair but I make sure my hair is hydrated and moisturized at all times  with the help of my spray bottle and shea butter, I have low porosity hair so my hair tends to dry out quickly.

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DENIM

You just might find this in my bag on a regular day ūüėāūüėā, it’s no news how much I love denims

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DEODORANT

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FRAMES

On a normal day, I would have like 2 frames in my bag, so imagine how many you’ll find in a weekend bag.

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PYJAMAS

Always oversized!! Cause your girl can only sleep in loose fitted clothes…or naked looool

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SHIRTS, TOPS ,TEES AND A HAT

Something to go with my jeans¬†ūüėČ

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CONVERSE

Comfortable as f*ck (excuse my French)

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BODY WASH, TOOTHPASTE AND FACE TOWEL

I recently started to cream my body with Shea butter and I do not regret that decision, I’ve been glowing non-stop ūüėĄ.

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I occupationally  use this ST.Ives body lotion because it smells so night

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UNDERWEAR

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QURAN SCARF AND ROSARY

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‘MAKEUP’

Notice how I air quote, not only do I not wear makeup. I do not own them. But i like the oil and blemish control powder and my lip gloss and balm.

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Comment below some of the things you’d pack for a weekend. Till the next blog post.

Don’t forget to subscribe. Stay safe ūüíēūüíē

Hassie

CHEERS TO MY FIRST YEAR OF BLOGGING

Current Jam: Do you dirty by KHELANIMikunstyles is 1 (1)Heyyyy guys!! Here’s a cheers to my first year of blogging.

I hope your weekend was good, and not as short as mine. So, my blog turned a year September 22nd…I know this post is so late, in all truth I didn’t want to put this post up, I just didn’t have the zeal maybe because I don’t like birthdays (too much anxiety) or because I felt like the blog has not gotten to the heights I thought it would have by the time it turned a year.

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But I decided to count my blessings and I realized that I’m just being an ungrateful brat ūüė©ūüė©.¬† My blog has allowed me quite a number of opportunities, I have been able to meet and work with some people that helped me grow, I’ve grown so much since I started to blog, honestly, I’ve recorded the highest growth so far in the past year, and that’s a big blessing!!

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I am grateful that I started, that I’ve not shut the blog down (yes, I’ve thought of that a number of times ūüôą… trust me guys, blogging can be a lot!) and finally, I am grateful for you guys!!! Whenever I get my Stat count, it makes my heart swell that y‚Äôall visit my blog to read my amateur posts. Thank you guys!!! You’re a very important part of the blog and I appreciate you.

Big smile for Y'all
Big smile for Y’all

So here’s to many more exciting blog posts to come ūüćłūüćł

Yeah, I know you’ve been wondering about my outfit, this 3 piece is from THM, I’ve talked about their brand here before, click here if you missed that post.

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just casually showing off my Bum. loool
just casually showing off my Bum. loool

So if you’re on a strict budget like me or just want to save an extra penny check them out on instagram @thm.co thank me later.

Don‚Äôt forget to subscribe, till the next blog. ūüíēūüíē

Hassie

OUTFIT: CLAD IN MY PIECES OF MANY PURPOSE

Current Jam: Selfish by FUTURE and RIHANNA

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Hello guys,
I missed you last week ūüėė. I didn’t post in the blog because I was being lazy‚Ķ no excuses, just plain laziness ūüôą.

While taking today’s outfits pictures, my friend/photographer and I were talking about how I’ve not bought any new clothes in a long ass time!! Your girl has been pretty broke ūüė©. ¬†Thankfully, most of my clothes are ‘pieces of many purpose’

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I’ve just been reshuffling my old clothes, everything I have on in this outfit post, I’ve styled previously on the blog, click here and here to see how I previously styled each piece.

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The inspiration behind this looks is first comfort, then unconventional corporate style. I was going for a ‚Äúdifferent kind of corporate‚ÄĚ if I may..
I initially paired this blazer (that I’ve had for over 3 years now) with a belt to give me a tiny waist (or structured look) illusion

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I later took off the belt to show off some skin and most importantly breathe (I could use more comfort, it was so hot while I was taking these pictures, loool).

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This striped pants were my brother’s and I can not get enough of them, they are super comfortable!

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I got those frames from a roadside vendor, I like how they make me look sophisticated and ‚ÄúWork-ready‚ÄĚ. I added a sling bag that I’ve also featured on ze blog just because I can. ūüėŹ

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I decided to sum it all up with this pair of shoes to add a pop of color.

Would you rock this look and to where?
Till the next post, don’t forget to subscribe.xx

Hassie

OUTFIT: LAID BACK IN A BUTTON DOWN DENIM DRESS

Current Jam: Nothing dey by KISS DANIEL

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I got this button down denim dress about 10 months ago and it has been lying in my closet ever since. I honestly bought the dress on impulse, because its DENIM and I have a weakness for denim.

My face when someone says I wear too much DENIM
My face when someone says I wear too much DENIM

I got the dress while thrift-shopping because it was screaming 90s and I thought I’d look like one of the casts from ¬†Sister Sister in it (I know, silly me.¬†loool)

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The other day, I was going through my stuffs when I came across this dress and I thought it was high time I featured it on here, not knowing exactly how I wanted to style, I decided to go for a laid back look, just because I know I couldn’t go wrong with ‚Äėlaid-back‚Äô. ‘wink’

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literally laid back. looool

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I paired the dress with an over-sized checked shirt and a pair of sneakers (that I won’t stop wearing).

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The belt was a final touch, I added it to the look because it kind of takes me back to the 90s ūüėČ.
One final thing I did was to show some Skin ūüėČūüėČ (just because I’ve come to love my big thighs and scared legs ūüėä)

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That’s it about this looks, I hope it’s not too ‚Äėweird‚Äô for you.
NB: You never have to follow my style to the T, I’m just here to give you some inspiration, you could just pick a few tips from my style.
Till next time, don’t forget to subscribe. xx ūüíē

Hassie

OUTFIT: TURNING MY COOL KID ON IN MONOCHROME STRIPES

Current Fav: Iskaba by WANDE COALMONOCHROME STRIPES

It’s been a minute, I know. Adulting is just too hard, it takes most of my time. Today is all about monochrome double stripe-ing. Because it is 2017 and we can wear whatever we want.MONOCHROME STRIPES

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Remember when they say you shouldn’t wear stripes on stripes because it is not ‘right’, well that some lame sh**t.

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For today’s outfit post, I decided to pair a striped top I got from thm.co with my brother’s pants, because it is very comfortable.

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I recently saw the ‘Fanny pack trend‘ on instagram, and I like it, it is still a kind of low-key trend… you guys shouldn’t sleep on it, its so cool.

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My converse is probably tired of me, and if you follow me on instagram you are probably tired of seeing them too. But they are so aesthetic looking in pictures, and let’s not get into how comfortable they are. So bear with me, you will be seeing more of them.

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What I wore:
Top: thm.co
Pants: Brother’s closet
Shoes: Thrifted
Fanny pack: Thrifted
Frames: Road side vendor

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Wear whatever you want because you can! Be sure to subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss any new post. Also click here to follow me on instagram.

Till the next post buddies. Peace

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YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!

Current Fav:  Scars to your Beautiful by ALESSIA CARA

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Hey lovelies,

How’s¬†your¬†Sunday¬†going?¬†Mine¬†is¬†pretty relaxing and kind of a lazy day so far…

I¬†thought¬†I’d¬†share¬†this¬†post¬†with¬†you¬†guys¬†because¬†I¬†spent¬†the¬†most¬†of¬†my¬†life¬†thinking¬†less¬†of¬†my¬†self …¬†I¬†had this¬†huge¬†inferiority¬†complex.¬†But¬†I’m¬†all¬†grown¬†up¬†now,¬†I’ve¬†learnt¬†to¬†see¬†the¬†beauty¬†within¬†me (¬†I¬†hope¬†that¬†makes¬†sense).¬†You¬†are¬†not¬†allowed¬†to¬†feel¬†less¬†of¬†yourself,¬†you¬†are¬†not!

‚ÄúBeauty like Style has no one definition, we all represent a form of beauty‚ÄĚ Know this!
But we live in a society that not only defines beauty but also makes sure that majority do not make ‚Äúthe cut‚ÄĚ

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Society will tell you what size, height, skin color, hair type is beautiful, a description that is impossible to meet and if ever met only by a very few shaming the remaining majority.
But who made those rules? Who is society? What makes a size 6 ‚Äúsexier‚ÄĚ than a 16? On what bases is one skin color better than the others?
My definition of beauty is you and me. I believe God made us in different shapes, sizes and colors so we can appreciate many forms of beauty. You are beautiful, you should feel beautiful in your skin
Do not let society define you, you are beautifully made.

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You are not only beautiful, you are a unique being.¬†After all, you were created in God’s image.

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I¬†hope¬†this¬†helps¬†someone¬†fee¬†better,¬†in¬†the¬†near¬†feature¬†I’ll¬†be¬†sharing¬†with¬†you¬†how¬†I¬†got¬†over¬†my¬†inferiority¬†complex.

Till next time. xx

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Q&A: MY HAIR

 

Present Jam: Eko Miami by MALLEK BERRY

Few months after big chop
Few months after big chop

Hey¬†beautiful¬†people,¬†happy¬†weekend!¬†Today’s¬†post¬†is¬†about¬†hair,¬†I¬†know¬†a¬†thing¬†or¬†two¬†about¬†hair¬†so…

First of, all hair types are beautiful!! The reason why there is a sort of formula for identifying hair types is not to shame any hair type, it is just for identification as that will make management of various hair types easier!

Before big chop ūüôą
Before big chop ūüôą

Below are some of the questions I get about my hair and the answers

  1. How old is your hair? 

I had my big chop last week of July 2014, I cut my hair because it was a mess!! It was severely damaged from over relaxing it.

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2.  What is your hair type?

I¬†have 3¬†types¬†of¬†hair¬†on¬†my¬†head,¬†yes 3!¬†It¬†is¬†almost¬†impossible¬†to¬†have¬†the¬†same¬†texture¬†of¬†hair¬†all¬†over¬†the¬†head, towards the front of my hair, I have looser curls, the back of my hair has tighter curls and the center of my head has really tight curls. I have 4b,¬†4c¬†and¬†4d (yes,¬†there’s¬†4d)¬†I¬†haven’t¬†had¬†a¬†professional¬†check¬†my¬†hair I¬†just¬†used¬†the¬†curl¬†pattern¬†description¬†I¬†saw online

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3. Have you ever sneak relaxers in your hair?

No!! The front part of my hair is slightly softer than the rest, so it might seem relaxed. I am a bit terrified of relaxers, I had bad experiences with them.

4. How long is your hair?

11″¬†in¬†front¬†and 8″¬†at¬†the¬†back.

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5. Have you ever trimmed your hair?

Yes, once and I did it myself. I cut about an inch all round. My hair felt so good afterwards!

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After trim
11 months ago
11 months ago

6.  Is your hair growing?

Yes,¬†yes¬†it¬†is! type 4¬†hair¬†grows!! a lot,¬†because¬†of¬†the¬†amount¬†of shrinkage it¬†¬†gets,¬†it¬†always¬†feels¬†like¬†it¬†isn’t¬†growing.¬†Take¬†pictures¬†to¬†document¬†your¬†hair¬†growth.¬†You¬†might¬†not¬†know how much your¬†hair has grown until¬†you¬†see¬†an¬†older¬†picture.

14 months ago
14 months ago
shrinkage!
Shrinkage

 

7.  Do you use hair growth supplements?

No¬†I¬†don’t

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8.  What products do you use?

I am on a very tight budget guys, very tight!! I basically use Shea butter and coconut oil, and occasionally Olive oil. My everyday hair care is the LOC method.

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These are some of the questions I am asked a lot. I am often challenged about my hair.

I¬†hear¬†plenty things¬†like¬†my¬†hair¬†is¬†not¬†all¬†that¬†natural (like¬†that’s¬†a¬†thing¬†ūüėí) or my hair should be longer than it is… Health over length!!¬†Or¬†why my¬†hair¬†looking¬†relaxed,¬†well¬†I¬†keep¬†it¬†stretched¬†most¬†of¬†the¬†time (in¬†African¬†threads)¬†so¬†it’ll¬†be¬†soft.

How I stretch my hair
How I stretch my hair

Dear girl, take time to learn more about your hair natural or relaxed.

Till the next post. xx

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Have you ever been queried about your hair? What hair type do you have??

OUTFIT: DAD’S BUBA

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Present Jam: Airplanes by B.o.B & Hayley Williams

Happy Friyaay!!

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For¬†this¬†outfit¬†post,¬†I¬†wore¬†my¬†dad’s¬†buba¬†top¬†as¬†a¬†dress¬†and¬†I¬†absolutely¬†loved¬†it,¬†it¬†felt¬†so¬†comfortable!!

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Kinda¬†of¬†a¬†dress¬†I’ll¬†wear¬†to¬†a¬†wedding because of the¬†#foodie¬†that¬†I¬†am,¬†I¬†won’t¬†have¬†to¬†worry¬†about¬†my¬†tummy¬†bulging out¬†ūüėā

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I paired  the dress with a pair of heels to give it a feminine touch.

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So,¬†my¬†photographer suggested¬†we took¬†the¬†pictures¬†in¬†front¬†of¬†old¬†houses,¬†and¬†I¬†loved¬†the¬†idea,¬†so¬†on¬†this¬†day,¬†we¬†went¬†old-building¬†hunting¬†ūüėā¬†it¬†was¬†quite¬†exhausting¬†but¬†fun!

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The buildings are over 100 years old guys!! Thinking about what those old buildings have survived thrills me!!

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There¬†isn’t¬†really¬†much¬†to¬†say,¬†I¬†was¬†clearly happy¬†and¬†comfortable¬†in¬†my¬†outfit.

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Dear sisters,¬†get¬†comfortable¬†in¬†your¬†clothes¬†or¬†your¬†dad’s¬†ūüėā

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Till the next blog post, xx

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What do you think of this style? Would you rock this style? Do you have a thing for old things like myself?

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??