Hair Tip

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As you hair grows longer beyond shoulder length, one of the few things you’ll observe is the rise in single strand knots and tangling. One way I have been solving this is to ensure my ends are moisturized. I also incorporate baggying my ends once a week to stave off dry ends. Once your ends are dry, it results in the inevitable.
As your hair grows longer, keep in mind to take care of your ends. They’re the oldest part of your hair and do need the extra TLC. If you’ve been wondering how to tie a turban successfully on your bad hair days, take a cue from this easy, peasy tutorial on Pinterest

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Enjoy the holidays as I intend to spend mine well.

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Wash Day Diary

1. Prepoo session got tossed outta the window for one strange reason..wasn’t up to it. I’ve been a bit lazy about my hair.
2. Divided my hair into 2 sections and detangled with the Hercules Sagemann Comb. Proceeded to wash my hair with Ion Keratin Smoothing Shampoo. Once I was done, I wrapped a cotton towel around my hair and waited for 10minutes to absorb all that wetness. Since I hadn’t bothered to prepoo and skipped my tea rinse, it was important to deep condition on damp hair (as my hair was screaming for moisture). Oh! before applying the deep conditioner, I detangled once more.
3. I slathered loads of Hairveda Sitrinillah Deep Conditioning Masque on both sections. Covered my hair with a shower cap and wore my heat cap while setting the timer for 45minutes.

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4. Laid down on my bed and decided to finish up on Agatha Christie’s ‘Murder On The Orient Express’. Loved the film adaptation and I can’t count the number of times I’ve read this novel back to back. Simply astonishing what Hercules Poirot gets up to when solving murder cases.
5. Once the timer went off, I switched off the heat cap and waited for 15minutes before rinsing out. Wrapped a cotton towel on my head and waited for 15minutes before sealing with Coconut oil, Giovanni Weightless Leave in & Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum. Applied Jbco to my scalp and edges.

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I’m left with smooth, fluffy air dried hair.

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Reader’s Q&A

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Q: I have always gone to the salon to steam my hair using their own herbal mix (though I’m not sure of it’s ingredients). It has always resulted in excessive breakage. What am I doing wrong?

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A: It is important to ask questions about the products being used on your hair whenever you go to the salon for deep conditioning. Some Salons often try to persuade their clients to use a mix of herbal concocted mix claiming it’ll solve all hair issues. It is left to you to speak up and demand to know what ingredients were mixed together (just in case the jar has no specific product label on it). If they decline to furnish you with information, kindly pull the plug and refuse to use such mix.

It will be better if you will purchase your deep conditioners and carry them to the salon with you. When I’m going to the salon, I often go with my bag which consists of the following:
* My heat cap for deep conditioning
* Deep conditioner
* Natural Oils
* Leave-in Conditioner
* Sulfate Free Shampoo
* Hercules Sagemann Rake & Styling Combs for detangling, roller setting

Your hair will thrive when you go to the salon with your own product rather than use products you’re not sure of.

Enjoy the weekend ladies!