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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

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?