I have pics for those of you who don’t use Instagram. Not many words for you so…
That’s it for now! More soon
P.s: I recently gave myself a little haircut…not trim. I want a healthy journey to waist length so I had to get rid of my split ends once and for all! I will take better care of my hair from now on. (I know I said “not many words” when I started this post but I couldn’t help myself. I had to rant!)
I have been receiving emails from naturals about products to use and I am glad to have helped. I recently found out about some great natural products and they’re very much available in Nigeria. Have you heard about Estellaspride?!
I cannot explain better than a co-owner of the product so read her words below:
“The products are all natural products that can be used for the skin, and both natural and relaxed hair. The oils, (carrier), are pure and natural. All the butters are natural, the Cocoa Butter is gotten from our own Cocoa farm (owned by the co-owner’s family); so it is in it’s natural form. Many of the Shea Butters sold now aren’t pure, many of them are adulterated, once that is purchased and used, it serves no purpose. Our Shea Butter is extracted without the use of chemicals. It has several uses and it contributes to hair growth (it has tremendously helped mine). We also have essential oils.”
“The website is www.estellaspride.com
we deliver (wholesale and retail) anywhere in Nigeria but we’re based in Lagos. What made me go into this, I realized many people had to wait until they were traveling out to buy carrier oils, especially naturals like me. Or they had to order from neighboring countries, etc. When I decided to move home, I thought to change that. I’m originally from the South West in Nigeria and in my country-home, we have our own cocoa farm, that’s where we get the Cocoa Butter (cold-pressed), organic. Our Shea butter is also authentic, from a veritable source.”
“You can order on the website [ http://www.estellaspride.com ], and you can call to order, the number is found on the “Contact Us” section of the website.
However, if you want to purchase wholesale, it’s advisable to email or call to order.”
So everyone, if you’re looking for natural products, feel free to try these out. You can’t go wrong with these!!!!!
I decided to give you more details on my blow out. I washed my hair two days earlier and prepared my hair for a twist out with African Pride Shea Butter Miracle Leave in Conditioner and Coconut oil. I rocked my hair in a twist out for a day and half. After that, I decided to try a blow out.
I bought myself an airstyler by Philips and heat protectant by Vo5. I took my hair in small sections and sprayed with my oil and water combo. After, I applied the heat protectant and detangled gently with a tangle teezer-like brush. Using the comb attachment with the air styler, I combed away with heat. I did this for the rest of my hair. I didn’t want it bone straight so i didn’t comb for long with the heat in each section.
I have already deep conditioned and washed my hair and it reverted back to its original coily self…although it took a while. I was so scared! I am extremely happy that my hair is back to normal.
Just thought I should share this with you 🙂
I put my hair in a simple updo using my banana clip…
For those of you who wait for posts on my blog to see new pictures, I have some for you. Faithful Instagram followers would have seen them already.
I tried out a hairstyle yesterday and I believe it came out looking good. My hair was still in a blown out state so I achieved the results I desired. I have made several attempts in the past but it was different because my hair was not blown out. Enough of the blabbing. Here are the pics!
I hope I can recreate this or something close to it in the nearest future.
My last post informed you of my dream last night and guess what?! I bought the Air Styler. I couldn’t wait to try it so I made my first attempt at a blow out! I’m happy with the results. I will let the pics explain:
Last pic shows that the fun is over! All twisted up for bed.
Now I shall wait and ensure that there was no heat damage. Fingers crossed!!!
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Last night I had a dream that I straightened my hair (blow out and not relaxed). It was so strange to me and it was wonderful to see my hair straight since 2010. My hair was so long and shrinkage did not rear its head.
I knew it was a dream because my hair was bone straight instead of the blown out look. I believe I’m being told it’s time for a blow out. I will visit the nearest Argos soon to get an air styler. More to come.
Meanwhile, peep some pics of my recent braid out experience: