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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Product Review: Mane ‘N Tail Detangler

97660685-260x260-0-0_Mane+N+Tail+Mane+n+Tail+Detangler+355+ml+SprayLast week, I uploaded my hair product stash. One product I left out was the Mane ‘N Tail Detangler. The reason why I left it out was due to non-usage. Since I bought it, I’ve only used it once on wet hair. So I didn’t take out the time to observe if it really delivered on the promise or not. This morning while getting ready for work, I observed my hair was dry (due to the air-conditioners at the office and in the car…can’t blame a girl, the weather is freaking hot) and in due need of some moisture. So I brought out my Elasta QP Moisturizing Butter, applicator bottle which contains a mix of Jamaican Black Castor Oil and Grapeseed Oil.

Suddenly I got the inspiration to use Mane ‘N Detangler. So I brought it out and sprayed it directly on my roots alone. Then I used Elasta QP on the length and ends of my hair while sealing with the oil. It was an awesome experience as my roots became soft and I could literally feel my hair soaking up that moisture. I didn’t need to use a comb as it gave such great slip and I used my fingers to comb my hair and styled my hair appropriately. This is a keeper for me and I will be using it regularly now on my new growth.  I’m 9weeks post relaxer and gunning for 21 weeks before I retouch my new growth.

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One other product that has aided my hair journey is GNC Women’s Hair, Skin & Nails Formula. Product usage recommends taking 2 capsules daily but I’m not a big fan of taking drugs at all. However my main reason for using this product was my poor nails. I’ve got fantastic hands but my nails have a tendency to break off once I’ve achieved my growth length. Taking a capsule on alternate days has reversed the trend but I can’t say if it’s been responsible for the new growth since I’ve got a fast growth rate. I won’t be able to determine this until my next length check. Sorry I couldn’t put up pictures of what my hair looked like this morning. I was in a rush.

My Hair Stash

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When I commenced my hair journey, I had to conduct a lot of research online to educate myself on better technique of taking good care of African hair. Let me start with my hair texture, I’ve got fine hair strands and I was quick to easily recognize the damage I could do by retouching my hair every 4weeks. Over the past 10years, I only retouch 3times annually. By the time I searched online for hair bloggers with enough information, I knew I was ready to begin my journey.

Some of you might be wondering why I’ve included tea in my hair regime. Next week, I’ll be informing you about the various uses of each product to aid you in retaining hair length. Remember ladies, keep the comb far away from you & only use your fingers to comb your hair. Be gentle with your strands and don’t treat it like an enemy.