Sorry guys about that mis-post, my phone likes to do funny things like upload unfinished posts when i’m not looking!
My hair goal is the same as most other naturals this side of the solar system. I just want healthy hair, and I’ve technically achieved that goal because my hair is healthy. So to specify and go a bit deeper I’d like long, thick and healthy hair, and this is where the debate begins.
For some reason I keep seeing a healthy hair V long hair debate as if you can’t have both? I understand some people hang on to damaged or relaxed ends because of the length it gives them, but they are strictly fooling themselves. In my opinion, if you take care of your hair even moderately well, it will grow and retain length at a healthy rate. Unless you’re actually ill there’s no reason for your not to grow healthily so why can’t it be both healthy and long?
You may have some setbacks on the way like heat damage or a crazy stylist but ultimately I think both of these goals are possible at the same time without having to sacrifice one for the other. The thickness part of it howver, thats something you are born with and even though people would swear on their grandma’s left toe that such and such remedy works, I only think that the effect is moderate and temporary so i’ve decided to accept the fact that my hair is not gonna be big and poofy like some other naturals I admire.
To give a visual effect of what I aspire to be (even though I know genetically its not really possible) i’ll link some vloggers below to show you what I mean.
Naptural 85 LHDC-LLC Fusion of Cultures BorderHammer Keishanista88
This is my hair goal! I’m thinking waist length by the four year mark, 2 years to go :o.
I almost didn’t think I would be able to get this to you by my self imposed deadline, but I think I’ve just managed. Today’s post has the title ‘Red’ so that what i’m giving you, enjoy!
Hello my lovelies,
This series is taking waaay too long. I’ve decided to make it a weekly affair, so you can expect to see a new post every Monday to Wednesday(I hope). I’m using this as a disciplinary and time management exercise so y’all are helping me get my life on track ha. Today’s post is about my hair of the day, I had in some two strand twists but they were kind of big and messy so a few days after I did them I re-twisted them into three strand twists. I used beautiful textures whipped curl cream as the styler and olive oil to seal the original twists and giovanni direct leave-in as a moisturiser for the newer twists. What you see below is the result……is what I would have said.
I’m quite happy that i’m in Nigeria for this post because I was only able to bring a very limited amount of products with me. Since Nigeria (Lagos in this instance) has not really caught up with the rest of the world in the natural hair game, I haven’t really been able to restock my products like i would have liked. At home in London I have about 2 cardboard boxes full of half used products *hides head in shame* BUT I do use them once in a while when i’ve run out of my normal products.
I hate to waste things, so even though I may not be in love with the product i’ll use it unless it actually damages my hair. This is my current product situation, I always seem to be missing a deep conditioner? In fact at one point I had 9 conditioners, but no deep conditioners……I just never seem to find one. However I was roaming around the casabella in Ikota, Ajah and found one that I quite like even though i’ve only used it once so far. I might just do a product review (maybe).
Rhassoul clay shampoo bar
Lemon and honey black soap paste
As I am coconut co-wash
Herbal essences totally twisted conditioner
Elasta QP intense conditioner
Vitale Olive oil hair mayonnaise
‘This your hair, do you comb it?,’ the woman sneered as she dug painfully through my afro puff as if she was looking for gold, buried treasure, or who killed Tupac… If only my parents weren’t right in the other room, I would have the given the woman a piece of my mind.
In Nigeria, people have no qualms about invading your personal space. Your business easily becomes your next door neighbours’, and they don’t really care if you know that they know or whether you want it discussed in public. My hair is definitely something people like to talk about, i’ve had mixed reactions which I expected. The younger generation (think mid thirties and younger) generally love it, they ask me for tips and advice and I don’t hesitate to tell them all I know. People older than this however have a more conservative approach.