Updated wash day routine for maximum moisture retention.

Hope you’re all having a good day!

I’ve made a few changes to my wash day routine and my hair has been thanking me for it. It’s softer and I’ve noticed more curl definition.

The night before i wash my hair, i use my ultimate organic therapy extra virgin olive oil on my hair and massage it onto my scalp. This makes the start of my wash day slightly easier so i do it.

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First, i part my hair into 4 sections & i use my Shea moisture Jamaican black castor oil strengthen and restore shampoo. This contains shea butter, peppermint, JBCO & Apple cider vinegar. Oh and this is my second bottle, because I really love this shampoo.

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To avoid stripping my hair completely of its oils, i use an applicator bottle containing a mixture of the shampoo diluted in water, to get to my scalp easily. This method has really changed the way my hair feels after a wash.

Second, i go in with my Shea moisture Jamaican black castor oil strengthen and restore conditioner on each section whilst finger detangling at the same time, and i finish off by running a comb through those sections to fully detangle my hair. Cover with a shower cap or heat process cap.

(After this step i will deep condition my hair with my staple product, ORS hair mayonnaise. This is done once every 2/3 weeks)

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Third, while my hair is still dripping wet, i apply my Shea moisture Jamaican black castor oil strengthen, grow and restore leave-in conditioner on one section at a time. Followed by my Shea moisture coconut and hibiscus curl and shine style milk,

and finally, i use my ultimate organic therapy tea tree & Jamaican black castor stimulating growth oil on my scalp and hair to lock all the moisture in and add shine.

This method leaves my hair soft, moisturised and healthy. This is what works for me but you are all welcome to try this method (with your own products).

Below is a twist-out i did using this method.

Have a great day and see you next time.

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Side braids inspired by Beyoncé 

Hello friends 😃. I hope you are all doing well.

I think it’s safe to say I have out done myself this time by attempting this famous and beautiful braiding style.

Ok let’s get right to it shall we,

The preparation.

A day before the braiding was done I did the following;

  • I washed my hair, moisturized with my shea butter and wild growth hair oil, and put it in large braids to air dry and stretch out.
  • After my hair was fully dry, I unraveled the braids and using the tension method, I stretched out my hair with a blow dryer.

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  • I also gave my hair a well deserved trim as I was beginning to spot some split ends 😰. Omg and after I trimmed it, it was way easier to comb.

The materials.

  • I had 2 packs of impression braiding hair but ended up using just one pack. 
  • 230 wooden beads which came in various shapes and sizes and a beading tool.
  • Gold hair cuffs and elastic hair band
  • Wide tooth comb for detangling and Rat tail comb for parting 

The process

Now this is the fun part.

  • I sectioned my hair in three parts, and making my side part on the left side of my head allowing the style to fall on the right side of my face.
  • I started off with the bottom right section by rubbing some shea butter onto my palms and then I began to braid my hair, and as I went further I began to add a little bit of the extension using the feed-in method (watch video below). Now what the feed in method is, is that you take some braiding hair and insert it into your already braided hair, bit by bit, so as to achieve a more natural and blended look.

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  • Then I went ahead to braid the left side of my hair. This was the hardest bit to do at first, but once I got the hang of it, it became easier to do. I simply went by feeling the part and just braiding as I could not see the back of my head.
  • After this, I went ahead to finish off the style by doing the top section. I wanted it to curve from the inside and that is what defines my style.
  • After about 7 and a half to 8 hours, I was finally done with the whole braiding process and trimming off the hairs that were sticking out, I proceeded to boil some water and dip the ends of the hair in the hot water to help seal the ends. 
  • I allowed the hair to dry for a bit and then proceeded to put the beads onto the ends of the braids.

That’s it, style complete. I have 31 braids in total. I must say that I am in love 😍 with this style and I am definitely looking forward to trying out more braided hairstyles. 

A lot of people didn’t and couldn’t believe that I did this style myself, well all I have to say is you can do whatever you set your mind to and yes this was the first time I’ve tried feed-in braids, but the way I learn things is by practicing on myself or by simply just watching a YouTube tutorial. 

I hope you enjoyed this. 

Don’t forget to leave a comment, like, share etc.

Do have a lovely day and I will see you next time, 👋.

Different ways to style box braids

Hey 👋 beautiful people.

Today I’ll be showing you various ways of styling your twists (can even work for Senegalese twists 😉).

Alright then ,

  • Side part: starting off with an easy one. Just simply make a side part for whichever side you want.

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  • Middle part: just let it be itself 😜

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  • Two top buns: I love this one 😂. Take small sections of hair and make two buns.
  • Side braids: part hair in half. Braid both sides individually and secure ends with a hair band. 
  • Top bun with alternative: part the hair from ear to ear and gather it at the top of your head with a hair band. Then make a bun. Alternatively, you can let the hair hang down instead of putting it in a bun.
  • Twisted low bun: take small sections of hair parted down the middle (halfway). Twist both sides and secure the pony tail with a hair band. It can be left like this. But for more umph, take the rest of the hair and weave it through the ponytail by inserting the hair from the top, pull through and insert again (like a loop). Secure it with a Bobby pin.
  • Crown braid: just braid the hair all the way around your head like a normal crown braid. Secure the end with a hair band and pin down the ends into the braid with Bobby pins.
  • Bun: Tilt your head forward and gather all the hair with a hair band. Begin twisting and wrap it around itself at the top of your head. Add accessories too 😃.
  • Side braid: gather all of your hair to one side  (left/right) and begin to braid. Secure the end with a hair band. 
  • Half up half down: part the hair from ear to ear and secure that with a hair band.

 Thank you so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed it. 

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Have a lovely week and I will see you next time. 

Box braids 

Hello everyone 😃.

I’m so excited to be doing this post because it is a style i will forever adore and love 😄.

For this style I used 3 packs of  Xpression braiding hair colour 1 (black).

I then blow-dryed it to get it silky straight. This makes the twists look nicer and shiny. For further details on how I get the X-pression braiding hair silky straight, check out this post Sleek ponytail (protective style) 

Once you’ve gotten the hair nice and straight then you can move onto braiding  🤗.

How to braid your hair .

  • I like to part my hair into 4 sections as I can work better and faster. Here my hair has been washed, detangled and stretched out with twists.
  • I moisturised my hair with my ORS monoi oil leaven in conditioner, oil and moisturizer.

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  • Take a small/medium sized section of hair
  • Grab some braiding hair. Not to much. (refer to video below).
  • Working in small sections, start off by braiding the hair. Refer to the video below on how I braid my hair.
  • After you are done with your whole head, boil some water and pour it into a bowl.
  • Be careful with this step as you do not want to get scalded by the hot water. Dip the tips of the hair into the hot water for a couple seconds and this will seal the ends of the hair , preventing it from unraveling.
  • Use a towel to soak up some of the water on the tips and either let it air dry or blow dry it to dry quicker.

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Notes;

  1. I cut each pack of hair in half and feathered the ends.
  2. I didn’t use any mirrors until i stared braiding the front of my hair.
  3. I didn’t use any combs to part my hair. I used my fingers/nails (which were filed).
  4. It took me 13 hours to complete it.
  5. After braiding i trimmed off bits of the extension that was sticking out of the braids (i did not trim where my hair was).

I hope you enjoyed this 😃

Stay tuned for how i style my braids.

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Do have a lovely week and I will see you next time 👋💛

Mini twists for length retention 

Hello friends 😃.  Hope you’re all doing well.

Ok so I’m bored of just having my hair in a twist out and I have decided to do a cute style that I can keep in for a month and that’s mini twists. 

I’m starting off with freshly washed hair. Click my Current wash day routine to check out how I wash my hair.

Quick tip: to stimulate hair growth, give yourself a scalp massage every now and then. Also make sure you moisturize your ends to avoid breakage.

The process

  •  To begin, I divided my hair into four sections as I work quicker this way.
  • Then I begin twisting small sections of my hair. When you get to the end of a twist, curl the ends by twirling it around your finger.
  • After twisting some of my hair, I stretch my hair and use a clip to stretch it out.

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  • You might wonder why I haven’t mentioned any products and that’s because I had already put products in my hair after washing. So click Here to check that out.
  • As my hair started drying, I sprayed some water on it to get it damp and continued twisting.
  • And I’m all done.

Bedtime.

To sleep I either use a satin bonnet, a satin scarf or I simply just sleep on my silk pillowcase.

In the morning.

Your hair might look crazy because you’ve been tossing and turning all night like this crazy girl 😂😂, but not to worry, it can be fixed.

  • Simply spray your hair with a little water and pull on it to stretch it out.
  • You can even use a leave in conditioner to make it actually look weighed down but doesn’t feel that way.
  • I on the other hand sprayed some of my ORS monoi oil anti breakage rejuvenating spray on my palms and distributed that all over the twists focusing on the ends to add shine to my hair.

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And you’re good to go.

I hope you try this hairstyle and let me know if you will.

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Do have a lovely day and I will see you next time 💛.

Winter hair care routine❄⛇

Merry Christmas people!!! Hope you all had a lovely holiday.

I’ll be sharing with you all how you can keep your hair moisturised and prevent breakage and retain length.

I braided my hair (no extensions) into mini braids as a protective style for the winter as i did not want to style my hair everyday, so this was easy for everyday wear.

If your hair is not in a braided style, section into 4 and detangle before washing.

Aright to the reason why we’re here,

Get your hair soaking wet, then go in with your shampoo, using your finger pads on the tips of your fingers to work the product into your scalp.

I use the Dove daily moisture 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner. It smells so good and really cleans your hair and scalp.

If you’re using a normal shampoo, rinse that out and follow with conditioner and rinse that out.

Rinse shampoo and conditioner out of your hair

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Sleek ponytail (protective style)

Hello everyone, hope you’re all well!

So today i have another easy, quick and sexy hairstyle that literally anyone can pull off. 

It can be achieved using X-pression 100% synthetic braiding hair. This brand has many colours and textures ranging from straight to curly and black to purple. I used one pack of the ultra braid in colour 1 (black), because i wanted to match my hair colour as much as possible. 

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Preparing the synthetic hair.

  • First i took the hair out of the pack and cut it in half. I did this because the hair is very long in its initial state and i wanted it a bit shorter.
  • Next i feathered the ends of the hair by holding it on one end and picking at the tips (pulling the tips of the hair out). This is done to give the hair a more realistic look instead of a blunt cut look. 

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  • you can choose to use it in this state or you can blow dry it to get a straighter look. Here i used my WAHL powerpik 5000 salon styling hairdryer. It comes with a concentrator nozzle and a pik attachment. It has a cool button, three temperature settings and two speed settings. 
  • I sprayed my AMLA legend silkening oil mist all over the hair before blow drying the hair. I then used the highest heat setting of the dryer and on the first speed setting with the pik attachment. 
  • this is the result of blow drying it

Continue reading Sleek ponytail (protective style)