Oh Curl Challenge Day 11: Hair of the Day


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.

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Oh Curl Challenge Day: 10 Product Stash


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).

Current cleansers
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

Deep conditioner
Vitale Olive oil hair mayonnaise

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Oh Curl Challenge Day 9: Fierce Bun


Now the picture i’m about to show you is of a bun, it’s not necessarily fierce, but I love it because it’s probably the first bun picture i’ve taken with my hair. I have no idea why because my hair’s been bun-able for a while. In the pictures, my hair is in twists because I hardly ever leave my hair just out. I still haven’t washed it after taking down the twists from hell, maybe i’m still traumatised from the whole experience.

Not very clear, but you can see where my colour is growing out.
Not very clear, but you can see where my colour is growing out.
High bun
High bun

I apologise for the bad quality of the pictures, but i don’t have my trust camera with me at the moment, so these will have to do.

Simi

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Oh Curl Challenge Day 8: Favourite Instagrammer


I told you that I would post a bit quicker this time hehe. This post is fairly simple my favourite instagrammer has to be @kinky_chicks1 I dont really follow hair blogs, this is the only one. But the the variety of hair and hairstyles is inspiring. I get a lot of ideas and sometimes just love to drool over other people’s hair.

photo courtesy of @kinky_chicks1
photo courtesy of @kinky_chicks1

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Oh Curl Challenge Day 7 : Natural Texture


I’m sorry this is getting ridiculous guys, this ‘challenge’ is supposed to last 30 days, or 30 posts. It’s taken me three months just to get to a quarter of the posts! I’m definitely going to have to become more frequent with the posts 😀

Today’s post is my natural texture. I like to think that there are 3 separate areas on my head with different textures and curl patterns. For those who don’t really know about curl patterns (also known as hair types) see the picture below.

Hair types ranging from 1-4
Hair types ranging from 1-4

I have three main sections in my head the top section, upper crown + sides, lower crown + nape.

Top

The top section of my hair has a kinky texture and the curl pattern is of a mostly 4b type really small curls and coils that are mostly undefined with the diameter of a crotchet needle. This section also has the most colour on it so its the driest and shortest part, I give this section the most moisture and attention. It shrinks up a lot when wet and gets knotted easily so i like to flat twist the front to stop this from happening too much.

Looks more defined than usual ;)
Looks more defined than usual 😉

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Oh Curl Challenge Day 6: Blue


First of all happy new year people!! It’s actually been ages since I last posted. In fact I think I was still in New York!!! 😮 My bad!

The theme of today’s post is supposed to be ‘blue’ and for the life of me I couldn’t work out what picture to post. So in the end I decided on a picture with a style I wouldn’t necessarily wear out, but one that is effective when I have things to do. Continue reading

Oh Curl Challenge Day 5: Curl friend


As corny and cheesy as it may sound, my main curl friend is my lil’ sis, the ever elusive Temi! Even though we were in different countries, we began transitioning not knowing the other was doing the same. I did my big chop first but she followed suit one or two months later.

Me and my nee-chan :D
Me and my nee-chan 😀 and our raggedy puffs

But apart from Temi my main curl friend is one of my uni besties Wendy. She is one of the few people i inspired to go natural and she is loving it! The funniest thing is that we both dyed our hair using the same box colour without the other knowing, but she dyed hers twice, so hers is lighter (kinda).

Me and Wendy at graduation
Me and Wendy at graduation

Simi

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Oh curl Challenge Day 4: My go-to style


If you currently know me, or have gotten to know me withing the past 2 years you would know that I have 1 style that I wear most of the time, that I could wear forever! MY PUFF!!!!!! It just so happens that i’m wearing one today after my awesome three strand twistout ( review soon come) got a bit too wild for work.

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Todays work hairstyle

The humble puff has saved me from many failed twist-outs, bantu-knot outs old wash-n-goes, and other various styles that look soooo much better on other people than on me. If the style still has definition to it, I just slap a large band or a scarf on it and call it a night. If the state of my hair is just wack, then I just spray a bit of water (the joys of springy hair) and it reverts back to a big fluffball, perfect for my signature poofy puff 😀 It’s so easy to achieve and can be done in under 30 seconds, why do any other style?

Here are pictures of my other puffs:

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imageToooo many pictures, i chose one a month for the past 6 and there are still loads more to show maybe in another post?

Simi

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Oh curl challenge Day 3: Favourite Products


This post is going to be fairly quick, well at least quicker than my previous ones. Hair products are such a big thing now, especially with every hair company and their mother bringing out a new ‘natural’ line. So many people (including me) get sucked into buying the latest curl defining products, or new oil, or new growth serum. Many don’t work in the way you want them to, or the way they worked for someone else but I have a few staples that have currently been good to me over the past year or so.

Shampoo: Elasta QP Creme Conditioning Shampoo, the only shampoo I feel comfortable using. It smells good, is really thick so a little goes a long way, and has mostly natural ingredients which is so good for your hair and body. It leaves your hair feeling clean, but not stripped, and very moisturised.

First 5 ingredients: Water (Aqua), Disodium Cocoamphodipropionate, Cocamide MEA, Polyquaternium-10, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil.

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