I have been living under a stone. I have been living in the Dark Ages. I have been living under a stone in the Dark Ages! Let me explain.
Let us rewind to my last wash day. After my hair had stopped dripping underneath the microfibre hair towel wrap, I followed my TLC hair moisturizing routine. The only difference was that I swapped my Jojoba Oil for Avocado Oil. Well, the difference was clear! Where was I when people were using that oil and praising it? Why did I not listen? Why after almost seven natural haired years am I just trying Avocado Oil out? Immediately the Avocado Oil touched my hair, I understood. It was so soft (emphasis on so) and I could easily detangle before twisting. I still used Shea Butter afterwards. I love how my hair felt.
Last night, I sprayed my hair with my oil and water mix and used Avocado Oil while twisting my hair into four places. This was to preserve my hairstyle for the next day and keep it moisturized. Did it work? Of course!
It’s clear I’m still saying bye to my edges 😦
I do not really care to learn about hair in the scientific sense. I do not really want to know why Avocado Oil works. I just know it works. I prefer knowing my hair and what works for me. I have tried and tested different products and have had fun doing it. Getting too technical really takes the fun out of being a kinky coily haired woman. I wonder if I’m the only one who thinks this way. Do you think this way?
Just a quick post for you. I’m still working on a post about part 2 of my wash day.
So, the question is: was I too chicken to unravel my twists? The answer is No! This morning, with the aid of Jojoba Oil on my palms, I unraveled my twists. I decided not to separate them and styled it to work.
I didn’t take enough pics because I didn’t have time!
As I said before, short post!
You know the rhyme “are you sleeping, are you sleeping, Brother John?” Well I’m pretty sure he was sleeping so lucky him. I cannot remember the last time I slept…well. Anyway, whether I sleep or not, I still have to protect my hair at night…right?
Well after my day out yesterday with my family, I twisted my hair into four places. I didn’t feel the need to use any moisturizer because it was still moisturised. However, I did use my Jojoba oil while twisting. Then I decided to take a pic!
Thanks to my personal camera man, Le Hubz.
Well immediately after, I put on my satin scarf. Let’s just say I don’t really wait for night to put my scarf on. I love laying around at times so I must protect my hair always.
I have to go way off topic for a second here. How did I not know that yoghurt bark was so yummy! I recently found a recipe for yogurt bark online. I made mine with Greek yoghurt and a little honey. Yum!
Alright, back to hair. How do you sleep at night? Do you protect your kinks/coils/curls/locs etc.? Or do you allow it sleep on your pillow? If it’s the latter, I sure do hope it’s a satin pillow. Note to self: Get one!
As I write this, I am currently sitting at a table with my sweet Lausanne (who is thankfully asleep), at a place all for Marcello to play.
I guess I have some time to publish a post right now.
So, I woke up this morning with the goal of looking human! Well, it almost didn’t happen. It seems some sort of alarm goes off in Lausanne’s head any time I touch my hair! Once again, I unraveled the chunky twists (made the previous night to keep my twist out in tact) at super sonic speed. I realized I would never be able to put my hair in a special style because Lausanne was determined to cling to me. So, while calming her down, I managed to come up with something fast. Here are the pics:
Not exactly what I wanted but it worked. Gone are the days where I spent a million years styling my hair. I have got to research hairstyles for moms with no time!
Once again, I used Jojoba Oil on my hands while styling my hair. I love that oil! I recently found it for a wonderful buy one get one free deal. I’m so happy with my purchase.
I bought other types of oils as well and will be using them from time to time, in different ways. I will be writing about my adventures with these oils.
I’ve got to go now.
My Sunday kicked off with the soundtrack of baby’s cries and toddler’s whines. Fast forward to me trying to get ready for church. I needed to look like a human being and not a zombie mom for once. I decided I was going to unravel my twists and style my hair. With the help of some Jojoba Oil goodness on my palms (that stuff is good!), I unraveled my twists. Despite doing this with the speed of light (thanks to sweet Lausanne’s cries for attention), I believe it came out pretty well. I love my fluffy Sunday hair.
We were almost late for church but a mini photo shoot still took place. Here are some pictures:
And after church…
So now, as I write this, I have released my hair from the grips of the hidden hairpins and have given it some freedom. It will probably last for a little while before my satin scarf puts it in captivity. I need a nap!
Double post today as an apology (did it work?).
Bonus: Following me on Instagram (@hairoflife) gives you the best understanding of my hair adventures. I posted about Friday’s wash day regimen. This is the picture I posted…(visit my Instagram page for the words 🙂 ) Yes this is shameless advertising…
Ooo the kids are asleep! I will take that much needed nap now.
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!)
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.