Wash Day Diary

I have finally come to the end of my 6month stretch this week and in preparation for touch up, I have gotten these products in place:


1. On wash day, I prepoo’d by applying coconut oil to my scalp and hair in 4 sections concentrating on my ends. I sat under my heat cap for 45minutes before washing my hair with Herbal Essence Moisturizing Shampoo.
2. Wrapped my hair with a cotton towel for 20minutes before leaving it to dry out in preparation for deep conditioning session.

3. I used a mix of Aubrey Organic GBP Balancing Conditioner, a cap of peppermint oil, a cap of Roux Porosity Control & Jbco. Mixed the whole lot with a sprush and applied to each section. I covered my hair with a shower cap and sat under my heat cap for an hour.
4. Once time was up, I rinsed out and wrapped a cotton towel to absorb wetness. Once my hair was almost dry, I applied Komaza Care Califia Moisturizing Spray to each section; sealed with a pea sized amount of Jbco; followed up with Biolage Advanced Matrix Fibrestrong and Paul Mitchell Skinny Serum.
5. I oped for bantu knots.

Have a great week ahead ladies!!!

Wash day diary

Wash day commenced late on Saturday afternoon.

1. Applied Hair Trigger Elixir to my scalp & Grapeseed oil to my hair length. Covered my hair with a shower cap and rushed down to the cargo company and to the market to restock on foodstuffs.
2. Came back, rushed to the kitchen to cook and finished by 7.30p.m.
3. Washed my hair with Ion Keratin Smoothing shampoo.
4. Applied tea rinse (used 3 Lipton tea bags) & left to dry.
5. Deep conditioned with a mix of ORS Replenishing Conditioner & Grapeseed oil. Applied with my sprush. Covered my hair with a shower cap & brought out my Gold N’ Hot conditioning cap. Sat down to watch X-Factor. Deep conditioned for 30 minutes (this heat cap is the bomb and reduces the time I spend on deep conditioning).


6. Ended up spending 45 minutes and waited for 15mins to cool off before rinsing it out.
7. Wrapped my hair with a cotton T-shirt & left it for 15 mins before leaving to to air dry.
8. Once my hair was damp, sealed with Grapeseed oil & Giovanni leave-in.
9. Cross wrapped my hair, tied a silk scarf around my edges & used satin bonnet.
10. Left it alone throughout Sunday.
11. This is what it looks like today ( wore my hair out today for work).


In other news ladies, your shipment has arrived & I’m sending out orders tomorrow. Kindly bear with me.

Have a great week ahead!

Introducing The Hair City


Yay it’s official!!! If you’re one of those women or girls desirous of achieving healthy and longer hair(whether its’ relaxed or natural), it’s our pleasure to introduce ‘The Hair City‘ to you. Hair City offers you the platform to place orders for all your hair needs. Basically, we’re here to provide products you don’t get to see or buy regularly within our shores. For  women who’re currently on their hair journeys, we will be providing answers to some of the deep rooted fears you have had over the years about African hair. Our products are available and guaranteed to deliver results. Remember growing your hair to the desired length takes time, patience and effort.

If you’d like to see what we have currently in stock, click here

We deliver via EMS Speedpost and for residents within Lagos, it takes a single day for delivery while inter-state takes 2-3 working days. Alternatively, you can call us on 07026364892 for further questions and clarifications about your hair matters.

Today I’ll be addressing questions some readers have sent.

Q: Does hair only grow when you’re asleep? That’s pure myth playing out here. The answer is ‘No’. What your hair requires to grow is moisture and only moisture alone. Moisture happens when you deep condition, apply leave-in. Often times, I use green tea as a leave-in while using grape seed oil to lock in the moisture. Green tea is effective in stimulating your hair follicles and it promotes hair growth & shine while preventing split ends.

Q: Can castor oil be used for receding hairline in relaxed African hair? Yes it can.

Q: How to use Jamaican black castor oil on receding hairline? Dab a bit of castor oil on the affected area and massage your scalp three times weekly.

Q: How long does it take to see a difference using Jamaican black castor oil on receding hairline?
Within 3 months, you’ll see changes. Please be consistent and patient while using castor oil.
I’ve been using it & seen remarkable changes.

Q: Where can I purchase Jamaican black castor oil in Lagos? Send a mail to todaysnaira@hotmail.com to place your order.

Q: I’m in Ghana. Where can I purchase Mane N’ Tail products? Send a mail to todaysnaira@hotmail.com to place your order.

Q: Where can I purchase Elasta QP Olive & Mango moisturizing butter? Send a mail to todaysnaira@hotmail.com to place your order.