So we all know that the maximum hydration method aka MHM is a lot of work and very time consuming but the benefits are great. If you have aborted the MHM like me or you have not even tried it because of time constraints but your hair is quite dry and can do with a bit more moisture, then you may want to read on because there is salvation for your hair after all. Instead of the MHM, enter GHE or BM,simply put, the Green House Effect or the Baggy Method respectively.
It is winter time now in Southern Africa and with the cold weather, comes with the need to alter a hair regimen. This may include how you wear your hair most times, the products you use and the number of times you wash your hair. This may be confusing for some, especially if you are still new to the healthy hair journey or it just slipped your mind and you are not sure what to do. Here, I want to focus on the choice of products you need to be making to have great hair every day this winter.
You keep moisturising your hair but somehow it just feels dry and there seems to be no end to dry hair days. You have all the products the bloggers, vloggers and frinds are raving about but for you, nothing seems to be getting to your thirsty strands. You have stopped using all the products that have been demonized by the Natural hair community but there seems to be no change on what you see on yours. You are frustrated and rightfully so, at your crown that just seems to have a mind of its own and is evidently rebelling against you the carer and wearer. Stop there! Are you using those products well? You see type 4 hair can be very porous and so retaining the much needed moisture will need more tactic and science. One of the tactics you can use to arm twist your strands to hold on to moisture (water) as long as possible is the LOC method.
Got a number of questions from a reader of this blog via email. I get quite a lot of them and I found it useful to address the issues here in case someone has the exact same question/s as the ones she asked. We are going to call her Gloria for now because I did not get permission to use her name.
So the mail starts like this:
Gloria: Hope you are keeping well, I was just watching your videos on the garlic treatment and on the TLH challenge – and I have a question for you- so right now I’m trying to keep as natural as I can because I’ve lost some hair before (around December 2013) and I just want my hair back! so my regimen looks like this. Every week (I try) to wash it Saturdays, usually if I can I use a mix of oil and water (olive oil, castor oil and coconut oil + glycerine) as a pre-poo, and wear a shower cap over and a woollen hat then I sleep and wash it out the next morning.
Hey. Hope you had a restful holiday and you are ready for 2014. Mine was very restful and I kind of shut down all functions related to work, the blog and the online shop. So here I am, well rested and full of energy for the new year. I however did not neglect my hair during the holidays. I continued to give it the best care I can possibly give to it and I would remember this blog and the need to share the stuff I was doing to my hair so I still took some pics and recorded a few videos. One of the things I did was wear my hair in a wash n go. Yey, I finally did it.
Although the name clearly states the word “oil”, jojoba oil is not actually a form of oil. It is a form of liquid wax extracted from a plant named Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) or simply, Jojoba plant. It is a shrub that originally grows in the desert areas of Arizona, Mexico, and California. The oil makes up approximately 50% of the jojoba seed by weight
Hey there. How are you today? I am posting this as a reply to a set of questions a fellow sister asked me on our facebook page recently and I knew the answer would be very long so I am answering the questions here so everyone may benefit at once. Her questions go:
“… Wanted to buy oil since I’ve never used any need to know what’s best olive or coconut…..?”
Not only is yoghurt very good for our bodies when eaten or ingested but it is apparently very good for our skin and hair as well. I did a ‘yoghurt and honey’ deep conditioning treatment recently and posted pictures as well on how my hair responded to it and thought I should let you in on the benefits of yoghurt for our hair and scalp.