Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Natural Hair in Nigeria featuring SisiYemmieTV and MemsNaij



October 1st celebrates Nigeria's 54th Independence Day. In honor of this day, we will be featuring some #NaturalHair ladies who reside in Nigeria and rock their natural hair.

Hope you can join us on DiscoveringNatural channel to watch their experiences.
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Monday, September 29, 2014

How to Use Moringa Oil for Natural Hair and Skin | MoringaConnect







Moringa Oil, also know as Ben Oil, is known as the Miracle Oil. It has so many benefit for your hair, skin, and overall health.

For more information, visit MoringaConnect.com




Sunday, September 28, 2014

Wash Day Dairy: You Still Need to Clarify | Sept 26th 2014

Bentonite Clay Natural Hair
My Wash day setup!!
A lot of people that cowash do not always remember to clarify. Even though some cowash conditioners are labeled as cleansing cowash, I still feel that it is necessary to clarify your hair.  Don't know what clarifying is and what its benefits are... Watch this:



My hair has been feeling a little gunky with all the oils and products I have been using for the past 4 days, so I decided to bring out my boo, Bentonite Clay!! Yeah!!

I had run out of Aloe Vera Juice, so I decided to mix the clay with just Apple Cider Vinegar and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It seemed to be ok, although I do miss the soothing smells of peppermint and lavender from my usual mixture.


This is what my hair looked like afterwards


I rinsed off the clay in the shower, but did it differently. I wet my hair briefly with warm water then massaged my scalp to lift up any build up and cleanse my scalp, then working in section, thoroughly washed out the clay. I then spritz my hair with my Black Tea Rinse and used my fingers to comb the rinse into my hair to make sure it saturated each strand, then applied my moisture-rich conditioner SheaMoisture Superfruit conditioner into my hair. Covered hair with plastic cap and a towel. Leave on for 30 mins.

Results
SHINY CLEAN HAIR...with curls popping!

My thoughts
My hair is okay with just bentonite clay, ACV and EVOO!

** I will be resuming protecting my hair more this fall season, here is my style for the week
Natural Hair Protective Styles
 
 
 
 
Hair was styled using
Moringa Oil from MoringaConnect
 
 



Friday, September 26, 2014

How to Remove Lotion from Bottle


Additional tip, you can also flip the bottle upside down in the hot water. However, make sure it is closed well. This method will also work for a pump bottle.



Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Nigerian Cooking: Efo and Egusi Stew

Nigerian Food: Efo and Egunsi

This is my family's favorite Nigerian vegetable stew.  Hope you enjoy this video:


Monday, September 22, 2014

How I Retain Moisture in my Natural Hair


Wash Day Diary: Sept 22nd 2014: Deep Conditioning with Heat


Today is the first day of Fall! and I decided to cowash my hair. In the fall, I tend to wash my hair more frequently because it tends to be drier in the colder months. It is important to listen to your hair.

I started by cowashing with Eden Bodywash cowash, then applied the SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Treatment Masque (Protein Treatment). I sat under the hooded dryer for 10 mins. Have you been noticing that I have been using more heat on my hair lately. Well, that is also something I do more of in the fall. I use more of the heat from the dryer than from my body heat. I feel like when I do this my hair benefits more than using my body heat. In the warmer, summer season, I use my body heat because it is hot outside and I generate more body heat than when it is colder.

After deep conditioning, I rinsed and sealed with cold Aloe Vera Juice.

Post Wash
  • Massage scalp with oil mix
  • Applied Karen's Body Beautiful Leave In Conditioner (Sweet Ambrosia) (Non-protein Moisturizing Condish). Have you seen the vlog where Big Sis and Lil Sis met Karen?? Watch it here:



  • Twist up my hair.
Did you notice that I don't include a styling section? Well, most of the time, I will apply my leave in, and then let my hair dry a bit. ...a couple of hours to soak in all the juicy moisture and liquid, then apply my styler and style my hair for the week.  #SecretIsOut LOL!