It has been long since I updated you on my current regimen which has since changed from what I used to do back in 2014. As I learn my hair more and more and as my lifestyle changes, I tweak things as I go along so that my regimen suits my lifestyle and I do not end up neglecting my hair. I have quite a heavy schedule right now and while I like the MHM, my lifestyle does not allow for such because of time constraints. So I have come up with a routine that is kind to my hair while being done in the shortest possible time. Picking some things from the MHM and making it work for me though I minimise the gel styling as this gives me more single strand knots than I can manage.
extra virgin olive oil
Hey loves. Hope you are well and loving your hair. Today it’s Q&A. I get a lot of emails from readers of this blog all the time. Some of the question I would have already dedicated a post to the topic in question but the other questions I have not. One of those questions is below and it is from Valery.
“Hi. I wanted to ask about Shea butter products. I have very soft baby hair and it has a lot of slit ends. Is the product going to help me with this problem?”
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.” ~Henry Ford
“Learning is a lifetime process, but there comes a time when we must stop adding and start updating.” ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com
These are wise words from renowned men on this amazing fact that as human beings, we will always continue to learn more, unless one is too old ofcourse. I have found that, although I have been taking care of my hair the best way I can especially these last three years, I have continued to research more on natural hair care and have learnt a lot about my hair from dealing with it. There have been challenges like post partum shedding and issues with chronic dandruff and I have had to research more and more in order to deal with these issues and more so that I can keep on track with my hair goals. I have tweaked my regimen quite a lot especially towards the end of 2013 to suit my hair needs and thus the need to update you on my current hair regimen on my natural hair.
Hey my friends. I am super duper excited today. I am so happy that the Natural Moisture Team of which I am a major stakeholder, has finally managed to make your shopping experience on Natural Moisture much much better. You can now order online, enter all the details and complete everything online, and no more need for to and fro emails. Yey! Go on. Check it out here and enjoy your shopping.
God Bless you richly
You have probably heard of grape seed oil (GSO) which comes from pressed grape seeds. You already know that it is odorless, colorless, has a non-greasy texture, relatively cheap and can be found in supermarkets and health stores wherever you go, well, today I want to share with you the wonderful benefits this light weight oil has to our hair.
As I promised, I will be doing videos time and again to show you how I do certain things like home treatments, hairstyles and other things concerning my hair and skin as well. I am not an expert on these areas but I have learnt quite a lot of things along my journey and I really want to share them with you. There are some things, techniques and practices that I feel you will grasp better once you watch me do them and thus the reason for these videos.
Below is a tutorial on how I mix my protein hair treatment. I have been using this treatment for almost three years now which means I started using it even on my relaxed hair with amazing results. I introduced it to a few friends who are also now hooked on it and the body and shine is just awesome. Hair also becomes stronger leading to less breakage. I also noticed less shedding using this treatment. I have posted a recipe for a protein treatment before but it did not have any avocado oil and this one has. Works the same and am sure you can add other oils of your choice as well.
In the early days of my hair journey when I was researching on how to retain length and manage my kinks, I came across Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) as one of the ways to achieve my goal so often that I ended up trying it and I have not looked back ever since because my hair fell in love with it. I have used it in my daily spritz, pre-poo hot oil treatment, as a moisture sealant for my ends, deep conditioning and as you may know, it is part of my protein treatment every month. It has, unfortunately not been all rosy using EVOO and I have learnt how to use it so that we do not part ways completely but maintain a good relationship. So far so good. Today I want to share this experience and the lessons I learnt from my mistakes with you.
Over time, hair strands are roughed up and the outer layer which is made of cuticle, like tiny scales, that lie flat and hold moisture in the shaft’s cortex open up and the strands cannot hold much moisture anymore. The result is dull, flat and brittle hair with a lot of split ends sometimes. Deep conditioning fills in the gaps of rough cuticles, restoring your hair’s shine, lustre, body and most of all its moisture retaining capacity and making it less prone to split ends and breakage. Deep conditioning is important to our hair type to retain moisture because it’s prone to dryness. Our hair and scalp skin are made of a protein called keratin that is why a protein deep condition is important once in a while.