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My Afro Is Out!

by Evenes Ruth Mafupa

Hey friends. My Afro is out and about. Enjoying the fresh air, though not sure about the cold Johannesburg mornings  and the evening indoor heating. I removed the braids because they were so untidy just after two weeks having them. I am relieved to have them off and I kind of missed my hair as well. So I am happy to see my hair. Yey! I removed my braids on Monday night, and then wore my hair in a big bun the next day to work.Ru5

In the evening of Tuesday, I did a protein treatment on my hair, click here for recipe. This time I did it on damp unwashed hair. I then shampooed and conditioned afterwards. Then I did the whole process of applying a leave-in conditioner, Shea butter and then my oil mix to seal the moisture.  I put it up in 4 braids and hit the pillow. Aw! Exhausted. Not from doing my hair alone but from a long day. I need not bore you with the details. You know, being a working mum of three adorable but very active growing boys, a student, wife, yoh the list is endless and I’m sure you can figure out how I feel most days at 9 p.m.

Needless to say, in the morning my hair was nowhere near dry because it takes a day and a half to completely air-dry. I undid the chunky braids and then pulled my hair into a bun again. This is about the only style I can do with close to dripping wet hair. I applied some styling gel to tidy the edges a bit and I was good to go. Ruth MafupaRU

Much love and blessings


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Tumi 1 July 2013 - 11:44

Hi Ruth, I’ve just cut ALL my relaxed hair..decided to go all natural! No more chemicals on my hair. I’ve been searching the whole day for Shea Butter and can’t seem to find it anywhere..please could you advise where I can get it.

Ruth Mafupa 1 July 2013 - 11:50

Welcome to the naturals Tumi. You can go to http://www.natmoisture.co.za and order some Shea butter there or inbox natsis27@gmail.com. Wish you all the best as you start your natural hair journey. Always shout for help and support when you need it, as we all do along the journey. Often there is a sister who went through something similar and is willing to help.

Tumi 1 July 2013 - 12:05

Thanks so much for the response..I will definitely give them a shout and you when I’m feeling a bit flustered.

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