What’s Relative on your hair journey?

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There are several reasons for starting out a hair journey and the culprits have ranged from thinning, breakage, alopecia, stagnation in hair growth, split ends, mid shaft splits or breakage, single strand knots and the list is endless. What spurred me on a healthy hair journey was thicker hair and overtime, that goal hasn’t changed. Sure there are other benefits such as length retention and the longer hair lengths, but the underlying goal has always been thicker hair.

As the months rolled in, thicker hair has been achieved relative to the fine, thin strands I commenced with. Often times, I have wished for thicker, voluminous hair like I see online but I have come to realize it’s a gradual journey. The most important thing is to stick with a regimen that works for your hair type or strands.

The most important thing you can do for your hair in 2015 is to embrace change and see which directions it takes your hair. Remember keep it simple always.

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How to moisturise your hair

images.jpg3At the start of my hair journey, I was a bit confused on what products were best suited to my hair. By reading hair blogs, I was able to make my choice based on the products that had overwhelming positive review. What made it a bit harder was the unavailability of some of these products within most supermarkets within Lagos. What did I do? I placed an order for products I couldn’t find on Amazon and my brother-in-law brought it down from the U.S.

If you’re in Lagos and have commenced your hair journey, you can get the following products at the following stores:

  • Elasta QP Moisturizing Butter
  • Mane N’ Tail Detangler
  • Self grip hair rollers
  • Trigger spray bottles
  • Profectiv growth leave-in strengthener
  • Organic Root Stimulator Replenishing Moisturizing Conditioner
  • Jamaican Black Castor Oil
  • Giovanni Leave-in Conditioner
  • Grapeseed oil

Check HairCity to place an order.

Today, my focus is on moisturizing. The benefits of moisturizing cannot be overemphasized. Prior to my hair journey, I always had dry and brittle hair due to lack of moisture. Since I commenced, my hair is a lot better. If you’re clueless about the whole process, let me educate you. Once I’m done with my pre-poo and deep conditioning process, the next stimages.jpg8ep is to allow my hair to dry till its’ damp and divide it into four sections as depicted in the picture. Then I bring out my Tresemme Split Hair Remedy and scoop a bit on my hands, rubbing it on the hair ends as seen in the next picture.images.jpg6 Once I’m done, I scoop out a bit of Elasta QP Moisturizing and rub it along the length of my hair from root to endimages.jpg7. Finally I seal my hair ends with either grape seed oil or  castor oil to lock in moisture.image hair Oh! I forgot…once my hair is dry, I section my hair and use an applicator bottle to apply castor oil to my scalp. I can go for the next 3days before moisturizing my hair again. My hair has a healthy sheen and its’ soft and fluffy.images.jpg9

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Healthy Hair Regime Incorporated

Ladies, I’m on a roll this year. 2012 was the year I bid farewell to hair salons within the country & incorporated a D-I-Y (do it yourself) attitude to my hair. My hair journey was borne out of frustration at the way & manner my hair was treated at salons by individuals who claimed to be more knowledgeable but were not. Furthermore, I was in Texas on vacation last year & saw black ladies with beautiful long healthy hair and so I decided to take my fate into my own hands.

Since then I’ve incorporated a healthy hair regime & my hair is a lot healthier than it ever was. My goal for 2013 is to reach BSL (bra strap length). I’m currently grazing APL (arm-pit length). While in the States, I was fortunate to treat my hair at a salon where I was given a tutorial on taking better care of my hair. Ladies, black hair requires moisture, moisture & more moisture to grow. Secondly, relaxing or re-touching your hair every month weakens the hair structure & inevitably, you end up losing your hair. Over the coming days, I’ll be taking you through my hair journey & educating you on retaining hair length. I’ll also be giving you reviews on the products I currently use for my hair.

This is what my hair looks like now.

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