Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Found in Zambia : Garnier Ultimate Blends Conditioner with Avocado Oil and Shea Butter

Hi Glamlushers!

Im writing on a conditioner I just love love love. This is the Garnier Ultimate Blends Conditioner with Avocado Oil and Shea Butter. This one is called "the nourishing repairer".

Product Name
Garnier Ultimate Blends Conditioner with Avocado Oil and Shea Butter

An instant conditioner that is designed to nourish the hair as it conditions

Although this is packaged as an instant conditioner, it works well as deep conditioner and leave in conditioner. I am yet to try it as a cowash.

Found at
Pick 'n Pay, Spar, Shoprite and selceted pharmacies.

K61 to K85 depending on where you get it from. 

My Thoughts
This product really delivers on moisturising the hair and softening it. When conditioning, my hair felt hydrated and fluffly with the product in it. When I used it as a leave in conditioner, I noticed how remarkably soft my hair remained. The sweet, buttery and nutty aroma is also to be desired.  Considering its thick consistency, I do not think it would be suitable as a cowash, perhaps if it were watered down before applying it the hair. As it is thick, one does not need to use a lot of product and if used as a conditioner, you could get 5 to 6 uses. As a leave in, it could last a number of months.

Ingredients wise, it boasts with glycerine, shea butter, avocado oil, rosemary oil and palm oil. I believe this is what softens the hair. It is also paraben free for those looking for a conditioner that is more natural. 
All in all , I have no complaints and this is fast becoming a product staple as I am on my second bottle now.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Back With a Transition

Hello Glamlushers!

Happy  New Year!

Im glad to finally be able to post on the blog again. My, my, things have changed. As I mentioned in my previous post, I am transitioning back to natural.

I relaxed for school because it was more hectic than I could describe y'all. With my length and attention the tresses and books needed, I COULD NOT KEEP UP. Also I was ready for a change as I felt stuck in my hair journey and just needed a release. It was never meant to be permanent as I would go back to natural and start a new hair journey as soon as I was ready to. I think I suck at taking care of relaxed hair lol. But seriously speaking, I went through such a hectic time with the bar exam so I hardly had time to even take care of my relaxed hair properly. Despite the tough time, It was a good experience for growth and mental strength, not to mention it sharpened my legal knowledge, so im glad I went through it!

May 23, 2017 was my last relaxer, and I am 8 months and some days into my transition.

I love the coils springing up! The hair was getting hard to manage so I trimmed off close to 3 inches. I had some breakage in the centre of my head due to the two textures. My sis said I was practically natural there. So the trim was also to even that up. You can see the breakage in this pic below;

This is what my hair looks like shorter. Im not used to it.

My strategy with this transition is to stimulate growth, whilst protective styling and deep conditioning regularly. I have some peppermint and lavender essential oil  stocked up. I also got these cute braids im really obsessed with. Going on week three with them.
My routine is pretty simple: moisturise with braid spray every other day. Oil scalp every other day and wash every week.

More to come soon.


Sunday, 22 October 2017

The Glamlush Fro of Late

Hello Glamlushers!

How have we been? I'm back from the far depths of the earth and the first thing in order is of course a hair update.

Firstly, I texlaxed my hair. Yes. I. Did. The reason being that I was enrolled for my bar exam studies with no free time at all. Apart from church, my weekends were spent studying and at tutorial sessions. It was really hard to squeeze in time. I weighed the option of cutting versus relaxing. I was definitely at a point where I was frustrated with my hair, ready for a fresh start with it,  all while starting a new chapter in my professional life. So I was ready to make the leap. At all times my relaxer was meant to be a temporary phase so that I would start my hair journey all over again when I was ready. So on in December 4th 2016, I telaxed my hair.

First day of texlaxed hair

Getting into the swing of things

My weave was my go-to protective style. A real time saver. 

And then I transitioned into a lot of cornrows hairstyles...this one being my face.

When my hair is out, 9 times out of 10 you will catch me in a bantu-knot out.

Another cornrow style that kept my sanity during the heat

Long story short, school took my time, some weight lol and my hair too. It's doing just okay in the relaxer. I have some breakage and am trying to work my way around understanding it. In the midst of all this, I realised I'm a natural girl at heart and so I am unofficially transitioning back. I miss my naps.

My current state of hair just before I headed out to get my hair done.
So that friends, is the Glam Lush Fro of late. Till the next post! 
xx Bee

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

I am Alive!

Hello my Doves!

I'm so sorry I disappeared without a trace or even a hi once in a while.

Life took such a busy turn come September 2016. I am studying for the bar exam and will be writing my finals in a few weeks! Which means im on the doorstep of bwing a fully fledged admitted advocate who will practice in court 😀Eek I'm so excited and can't wait to be done. Then y'all will see a lot of me. I've missed this space tonnes of lots of tonnes! aaah!

We'll talk soon when I'm done.

Much love.