Saturday, December 10, 2005

twists to go

Since my hair was in need of some TLC from the micros i did the following.....

I detangled my hair combing through ends to root. section at a time. Then i lavished my hair with Vatika as a pre-shampoo treatment. I left it on for half and hour. Then I shampooed with creme of nature shampoo. I have yet to find and alternative..suggestions are welcomed. Usually i use my Lush conditioner bar its a green one but cant remember the name off hand.

I squeezed excess water from hair and sectioned it off into four sections and applied to each keracare essential oils, keracare moisturiser, glycerin (which i have found that i need to buy a vegetable based one) and castor oil. each item listed i only use a small amount as the water that is still in my hair helps to spread it through easily. Due to time constraints I had to use a blowdryer. I dont blow dry my hair straight.

Then i just oiled my sclap using organic root stimulator jojoba oil and twisted my hair all over. My hair needed trim so i snipped the ends as explained by Motown girls diary. Oh yeah the front i flat twisted as my canerow didnt look good. I took down my twists just before i went out. The pic looks good. I recieved loads of compliments with this twist out. So looks like me and twists have a new relationship but just for twist outs

Friday, December 09, 2005

tight micros and lesson learned

My good friend Mary did these micro braid extensions for me. She says there is no excuse for a mother not to have her hair styled. Bless her.

If they look tight that is because they are.

My hair has been braided using Jazzy Kanekalon fibre. It is only braided about an inch and half which meant lots of my own hair is left out. Then the hair is braided into 5 or 6 big tight braids hence the extra tension on my scalp.

Then the hair is dipped into boiling hot water for about a minute. This curls the hair or gives it a waved crimped look. Now when this was done in my hair the hair was unraveled wet. Which meant when it dried although moisturised my hair frizzed up, Next time my hair will be left in the big braids untill completly dry so that my own hair stays in that style shape.

Now i have taken these out but found one of the braids came out by itself. From my investigation it was on my hair line. Which feels tender. Lesson learned. Next time i will insist my hair line is not braided so tight and that i take them out sooner.

Oh yeah please note yet again it took me over a week to take these out even though it wasnt plaited down to the length of my hair. micros and newborns are a no no. if it wasnt for another friend i would still be taking them out now

Thursday, October 06, 2005


These twists were done all by me in august 2005. I got a bit lost as to what to do with them. The picture makes them look better than i thought. Though you can see the gaps which only reinforces my hair being fine. but hey. i did get loads of comments when i wore my hair this way. i think i just ran out of ways to style it that i felt looked good on me. practice makes perfect i say.

Thursday, August 04, 2005


Well my hair is au natural now. I dont have any set routine. Yes i do wear my hair in braids and canerows. but i also wear my hair out. right now its just in a pony puff but i am finding my ends are getting knotty. any solutions much appreciated.

Looks like i will be twisting my hair up tomorrow as i will have a busy friday.

I love the castor oil. but it is thick. so i use it sparingly. I wore my hair in a twist out to church and everyon was so in awe. so i know that is one style to keep using. but rain and mist caused frizz. mmm solutions

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

wearing my own hair

Yes thats right. I am wearing my own hair and have been for the past week. This is week 2. i have it styled with canerows in the front and the back is left out. i usually do a braid out which i am am so proud of or i put in a pony. I never realised people could be so obsessed with my hair. quite shocked that some people asked me if it was my own hair. they werent black those that asked.

my two newest purchases have been organic root stimulator jojoba oil it came with a free sample of soy oil and palmers frizz ease serum. now i use the frizz when i set my hair as it makes the style look sharp.

my scalp is still flaking up so i may have to wash it more often. unsure really.

to be honest i thought wearing my hair out would be bad but it is really nice. i am loving it. now i just need to work out how i am gonna do an afro puff for summer.

Monday, March 07, 2005

micro madness

I cannot believe that it has taken me 4 days to take out my micro humain hair extensions. I cut my own hair as i forgot my hairs lenghth. It was just pure madness. Luckily my friend helped me with the last few.

Now i am in style limbo. So my hair was seriously dry that my hubby pointed this out to me. So i gave my hair a pre-shampoo oil treatment. of coconut oil, amla etc. its called Vatika and indian hair treatment 100% natural. it felt nice in my hair i am tempted to use it as a daily pick me up when my hair needs it.

After my micro hell i am considering canerows som much easier to take out. I did try doing my own hair myself but i cant canerow backwards the way i would need to make the style work.

Well as they say practice makes perfect

Saturday, February 19, 2005

discovering natural remedies

Well I have been looking at natural hair remedies. Let me tell you the ladies on Nappturality know their stuff but so does my friend. She is indian and she has been telling me of natural remedies that they use
First there is Shikakai which is a natural shampoo.

"Shakakai" which means fruit of the hair and is a low ph balanced fruit used as shampoo and conditioning. the stuff i read on the web says that it promotes hair growth and helps prevents dandruff basically the powder form is mixed with water to make a paste and used as shampoo

Fenugreek which is a herb, she says that I should mix it with plain natural yoghurt and apply to scalp and that it does good stuff for scalp and hair.mmm yoghurt in hair...recently found that people use mayo in hair so i am assuming it cant be that bad

Though my first natural remedy will be a product called Vatika. My friend gave this to me. The bottle says that it is premium coconut hair oil enriched with Henna , Amla and Lemon(oil). You apply to the scalp and hair. The bottle says best results leave overnight but i am going to use it as a pre-shampoo treatment. I am sure there many other ways to use this.

I also have in my natural collection - pure coconut oil, coconut oil (not pure as mixed with other stuff), Castor Oil, Glycerin and Coco butter oil...Its like i never knew afro hair shops sold most of these. well i cant waut till i BC so i can use them all depending on style.

Must not forget Aloe Vera gel...the thing is though how do i know if i am getting 100% pure stuff i have an aloe vera plant(single bible) mmm...on a mission to find out how.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Kinky Twists

Well i do like kinky twist i think they look really regal. so in say a month or two when my micros come out i will be getting either kinky twists or canerows.

my scalp is still flaky ish so i will be going to the hairdressers to have a extensive scalp treatment. If i cant afford to i will just do it myself at home.

anyway i am off to find some afro kinky hair for the kinky twists as i do like to store my hair in bulk so in those days when i am broke i can still do my hair.

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

dry scalp

Happy new Year !

Right now my scalp is suffering. Its dry and flaky which is not good when your hair has been immaculately braided by someone else. My friend suggested lavender water whih i never heard of. I am a bit scared of using an additive as such. i have considered many things but feel the best i can do is get a cloth damp it and wipe my scalp clean. Then oil my scalp again. This time i will use the dry and itchy. I am tempted to go and buy sulphur8 though if i do i will buy the light formula.

i was going to keep my hair in these micros for 3 months so that i wouldnt have to re-do my hair for my holiday. But i will take it out and get some canerows styish ones at that.