Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Something new - It’s a Family Affair!

My something new is my new Organics shampoo from the same brand that makes my favourite Organics Conditioner.
Keeping it in the family - brand wise:) The shampoo is okay a bit too thick and creamy for my liking but it does a good job. Would I repurchase it? Yes I would.
This was my first official wash day of the year. I had planned to pre poo with an oil mix but somehow did not get round to doing that, so I just ended up directly shampooing twice instead. It was a quick in shower wash I had no time to deep condition but let the regular conditioner sit on my hair for about three minutes give or take before rinsing. I slightly detangled with conditioner in shower using a wide toothed comb and then rinsed out the conditioner. I t-shirt dried turban style as usual for about an hour then applied my leave in conditioner and left the oils for the next morning. I did one big jumbo braid and that was it for the night. The next morning I oiled my scalp with my castor/amla oil mix, applied some more leave in conditioner which I tend to use as a moisturizer these days and then sealed with a little coconut oil and then tied my hair into a bun.

Random question who do you ladies prefer male or female hairdressers and why? I have no preference to be honest since I have had the best and worst of both; as long as they do a good job on my hair I am good.
The Wash Day Experience

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Happy New Hair Year!!!

Happy new year everyone!!! I hope you all had a wonderful festive season and ready for what 2016 has in store. One of the things I am hoping to do this year as regards my hair journey is to buy only what I need at the time when it comes to products aka be frugal a product minimalist. I am no product junkie but in the past I have found myself buying more products thanks to a review or an advert when I have three bottles of the same product from other brands sitting at home unused. So hopefully I will keep to buying just what I need at the time and not what is “hot” at the moment. I think two different brands of each item with the exception of natural oils are perfectly okay for me at a time; two different shampoos, two different conditioners and so on and so forth. I also hope to protective style more this year; I have worn my hair out since sometime in September last year and that is a pretty long time in my books.

I managed to squeeze in a salon wash and steam courtesy of my cousin over the Christmas break and my hair was grateful for it; lord knows I cannot recall the last time I had my hair professionally steamed or massaged for that matter – salon head massages are simply the best. I also hope to attend more hair related events online and physically where and whenever I can. Well that’s it for now in terms of my hair journey for 2016 we shall add and subtract hair related stuff as we go along. Here’s to a wonderful year!!! I wish you peace, God’s grace and favour in the coming months. Stay blessed xoxo.