Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Product Review : Sta-Sof-fro Braid Spray and African Pride Olive Miracle Braid Spray

Hello everybody!

I'm liking this two by two product review thing. I think it gives a nice side by side comparison of similar types of products. As I am in braids, I think it's only fitting to review braid sprays which i've used to moisturise my hair with. One of my secrets to maintaining my braids is an effective braid spray. Half the battle is won when you are ensured that your hair is nice and moisturised whilst tucked away in a protective style. Lets jump into it.

The ultimate test for a braid spray for me is-if after using it and NOT sealing it with oil, my hair remains moisturised\conditioned. If my hair stays moisturised, I have a winner. This is because I do not seal my hair after using a braid spray and it has worked well keeping it moisturised. Bear in mind that this works well for me.

Sta-Sof-Fro Extra Dry Braid Spray

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Keeping My Satin Scarf on for Good!

Hi, hi...

How are we my doves?
Protecting my hair at night with a satin scarf or bonnet has become a nightly ritual. I can't sleep thinking of my hair brushing against the cotton pillow case and getting dry with it uncovered. Everybody on a healthy hair journey and their mama knows what a pain it is to have their satin scarf come off in the middle of the night, and wake up in the morning to find it anywhere but on their head! Kinda left feeling like this when you wake up:

Monday, 21 July 2014

The Hair Situ..

Hi doves! How are we today? 

This is a hair journey and there are ups and downs.

Well today i'm sharing one of my downs. Some time in march I got some lovely soft dreads/ nubians. I had the hairdresser cornrow my hair, then sew them on. Kind of like crotchet braids. As hair gets longer, the ends need to be protected because they are the oldest and most fragile part of the strand. Usually most people just have the first one to two inches of hair braided then the rest blends in with the synthetic hair when they get soft dreads. It causes a lot of breakage, thats why I have mine done as if im being weaved.

Anyway take down day came along and I asked my sis to help me remove the hair. She used a razor blade to cut the thread and accidentally cut some of my hair *sniff sniff* so now I have a patch of hair that is about 4 to 5 inches short (when stretched) around the front of my hair. I was pretty upset, but ey, these things happen.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Glam, Lush and Healthy Hair from the Inside Out!

When on a hair journey a lot of emphasis is given to how you should handle your hair, what products to use, what techniques to apply. This is all well and good, but a healthy inside will always produce a healthy outside when it comes to hair, skin and body. In fact some common problems  you experience with hair can be easily remedied by shaking up your diet and lifestyle a bit.



Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Jumbo Braids

Hi my Doves :-)

I got tired of the wigging and decided on some braids for a few weeks. Im still salon phobic for now, so cousin did them for me. I didn't have to blow my hair out, I just detangled and stretched it with thread. I think i'll keep them in for three weeks because they are so big. Anyhoo we'll see how long they last.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Sunshine Blogger Award

I was tagged by Uzoma of Don't Touch The Hair to participate in a Sunshine Blogger Award. (Cue party streamers, confetti, glitter and silly string. Hooray everybody!)


The Sunshine Blogger Award is a way for bloggers to get to know each other and a way for readers to know a little more about me.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Latest Buys

Hi Doves!

Just a quick update. I've been hit by the purchasing bug. So I got a couple of goodies for my hair.

Friday, 11 July 2014

GlamLush hair - Twapewa

Hi Doves. I've got another hair feature for you.

This lovely natural is Twapewa, I've seen her around on campus and love how she rocks her natural and asked her for a feature. She has some great tips and her hair is gorge! 

Thursday, 10 July 2014


Hi Doves!

I was having some fun with my hair before I put it in the jumbo braids.  It's winter so I don't think my hair will be out that much till the mid or the end of August. Anyhoo, enjoy!

Two for One Wash Day

Hi Doves

So im gonna run down my last two wash days. 
The first was on sunday the 29th of June

1. I pre-pooed/ did a hot oil treatment with olive oil
2. Shampooed with ORS Invigorating Shampoo
3. DC-ed with Tresemme thermal recovery, aloe vera, olive oil and rosemary oil using heat. 
4. Rinsed and did an apple cider vinegar rinse. ( skipped the herbal rinse). Air dried.
5. Moisturised and sealed with Dr Miracle's curl care leave in and sealed with castor oil.
Soft hair, good wash day

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Happy Birthday To Bee!

6 July has come around again...that means it's my birthday!!

A few things have changed since this time last year.. Some of which are that  I finally got around to starting a blog to share my passion about healthy hair care and my natural hair. And I'm seeing life through different lenses ( no seriously, I also got new frames for my specs hehe), more grown up than last year but still with more growing to do.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Deep Conditioning 101: What, Why, When, and How

Hi Doves!

Let's talk about deep conditioning. I know i'm preaching to the choir to those in the bloggosphere, but I've got new readers who are interested in hair care for the first time. Even if it's the same gospel being preached over and over..... and over again, and even if only one person sees this for the first time and learns something, I will be more than happy!

Buckle up folks, it's going to be a long post.

What is deep conditioning?

Deep conditioning is when you use a conditioner with ingredients that penetrate the hair strand, strengthen, nourish, soften, smooth the cuticle and moisturise the hair. The deep conditioner may perform one, some or all of these functions depending on the type you use. Most deep conditioners state that the product should be applied and left on the hair for at least 15-20 mins.