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DID MY HAIR GROW? #6monthsprotectivestylechallenge Results!

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Wagwaaann Nappyboo! Welcome back to the blog!

Yass Yasss Yas, many great things are happening! How have things been on your end? How are you thriving so far in 2018? Isn’t lit?! Its been crazy lit on my end and I’m still swooinng from all the choices, moments and experiences life continues to offer me. And for every single one, good and bad I am grateful! My nappy-trip to India was all sorts of crazy!

It’s definitely feels super amazing to back to fast and working wifi, clean streets, and space! oh sweet space. Have you been to India? If you have you can probably catch my feels, haha! India was crrrraaaaazzzyyy I tell you. My #3odaysinIndia Vlog series is releasing from the 1st of July on NappyeseTV so turn on notifications for my Youtube and Instagram posts!

WHY I THINK I’M A NATURAL HAIR NAZI

This post is dedication to my #6monthprotectivestylechallenge. It ended last month! 6 whole months of wearing my afro in Braids, Headwraps, Wigs and Low manipulative hair style. I loved all my hairstyles! They were simple and inexpensive. I think the most expensive ones were my long silver box braids.

 

RESULTS: 6 MONTH PROTECTIVE STYLE CHALLENGE

 

Here are the results;

 

6 MONTH PROTECTIVE STYLE CHALLENGE RESULTS

 

Before:

6 MONTHS PROTECTIVE STYLE CHALLENGE RESULTS

LENGTH CHECK 4C HAR

Length: 7 & 1/2 inches

 

After:

4C HAIR LENGTH CHECK 6 MONTHS PROTECTIVE STYLE CHALLENGE

LENGTH CHECK

Length: 9 & 1/2 inches

 

That’s about right. Hair grows on n average of 4-6 inches per year. In half that time (6months) I got my allotted 2&1/2 inches.

Check my previous post on my protective style challenge and see my progress from the beginning as well reviews of  products I used on this challenge

My 6 months protective style challenge

#6monthprotectivestylechallenge: 3 MONTHS UPDATE

Ya! so I definitely think I’m a natural hair Nazi. Watch my funny video below to see how I mean, its proof! haha I learnt a lot about myself making this video!

I also love protective styling, lazy natural for Life. I could protective style 12 months in a year even! Because I know it is the surest and easiet way to preserve nappy hair length and health.

I didn’t miss my Mushu one bit (lol..ok lies, but you get the gist) and the timing was perfect for India. I only shampooed and conditioned once in the whole time I was there.

Will you join me on the next protective style challenge?? Have you gone a protective style challenge before? If so, what were your results?

 

 

 

 

HOW TO CARE FOR 4CHAIR AFTER 3 MONTH PROTECTIVE STYLING

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The Universe delivered my Mushu and me from regression. For real for real! All my 3 months of protective styling could’ve gone down the drain with the rest of my 3 years worth of growth! Scarry?? You bet!

More of that gist in  #6monthsprotectivestyle: 3MONTHS UPDATE

And this is how I delivered Mushu out of these box braids after 3month of protective styling

 

HOW TO DETANGLE 4C HAIR AFTER LONG PROTECTIVE STYLING

My ends were nicely finessing, but my roots were like bruh. Because new growth pushes the root and braids leaving your hair exposed. Dust, and Dirt, conditioner, oil.., lol you name it, all of this has coagulated to leave a nice chunk on tangle between your new growth and where your braid started. Do not be alarmed.

TOOLS FOR THE JOB:

PATIENCE

NEEDLE WITH THREAD

SPRAY BOTTLE DETANGLER BOX

ESSENTIAL OIL MIX

TEAZER/DETANGLER BRUSH (can also finger detangle)

 

METHOD:

In the old days I wash boujee. Flash back to December Essentials: Natural Hair Things I am loving

Where I did the whole shabang after taking down my faux locs. But this time products used:

LAVENDER OIL

SHEA MOISTURE DETANGLER

TALIAH WAAJID SHEA COCO DETOX SHAMPOO

SHEA MOISTURE STRENGTHEN AND GROW TREATMENT MASK

APHOGEE TWO STEP PROTEIN TREATMENT

These days I still do the same things without the fancy coffee rinsing. And I probably also should have ACV rinsed, but eh, Lazy Natural problems neh. At least I used the detox shampoo

 

After my scalp massage, (READ 5 REASONS TO SCALP MASSAGE), I wet air and Depp-conditioned to loosen the knots. The next morning when my hair was softer and moisturized, I proceeded to take each fairy knot with the needle.

Check out this video showing how I detangle using a needle.

HOW TO DETANGLE 4C HAIR FROM EXTREME SHRINKAGE

 

I took about 3 detangling sessions to finally get all the shed hair out cos ain’t nobody gat time. If you can’t be patient enough to tangle each knot with each conscious breath please put it away and come back to it. My boo, there is a reason why headwraps exist other than to display beauty 😉 Just beware of your plastic cap slipping through you

I completed my wash and deep condition, and proceeded with a simple protein treatment. Mushu is back to normal.

 

MORE VIDEOS ON DETANGLING 4C HAIR:

Watch Quickest Way to Detangle 4c Hair (minimize breakage!) on YouTube

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you know when to trim your Afro? Fall/Harmattan Natural Hair

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Watagwan Nappy Peeps,

 

Welcome back to the Blog. Fall is here, the trees are getting bare.

The dry and cold season is here again.  Many creatures of the earth will go into hibernation, and amongst those magical creatures will include our beautiful head of coils.

 

FALL/HARMATTAN HAIR CARE

FALL/HARMATTAN HAIR CARE

 

 

My routine this season has not changed very much from my last winter season in 

FEBRUARY SECRETS: How to Care for Natural Hair in Winter/Dry Season

 

My basics are still the same;

SCALP MASSAGE/PRE-POO/HOT OIL TREATMENT

CO-WASH instead of Shampoo

DEEP CONDITION

SEAL

TRIM

PROTECT

 

Discovering Natural further emphasizes these point in her 

5 Fall Natural Hair Care Routine MUST HAVE Video

 

What’s slightly different for me this season is that I am incorporating a lot of protective styling. If you follow my instagram you know. Finally! Mushu and I can get a break from each other (Thank you holidays). It’s harldy winter but its already acting the most. One very important routine step to note is to REMEMBER TO TRIM. 

 

 

How to know When to Trim Your Afro

How to Trim 4C Hair

 

So I hadn’t trimmed Mushu in a minute. These were the signs it showed and I knew it was finally time to grab the scissors;

 

1. More Fairy Knots and tangles  than usual: Even though I was moisturizing regularly and doing my low maintenance bantu knot out and braids. I was getting a lot more tangles than per usual. 

 

 

2.SCANTY SEE THROUGH ENDS

 

3.DRYING FASTER THAN NORMAL: The more damage at your ends, the lesser the ability of your hair to retain moisture. You’d be poring water into a basket. LITERALLY!

 

4.FAILED HAIRSTYLES: My simple usual hairstyles i used to get curl definition would bottom line result into knots and tangles with little to no definition. Even though I was following my exact same method of styling. This was a result of the coils refusing to clump together because of my damaged ends. 

FAILED HAIRSTYLE

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5.MORE BREAKAGE AND HAIR IN THE SINK: If basic mechanical efforts like detangling, styling combing is causing more snaps and breaks than usual. THen you know it is time for a trim

So when you notice any of these signs above, treat yourself to a trim. REMEMBER: HEALTH OVER LENGHT. Watch the short video below showing you how I trim my 4c hair, including a few of my protective style ideas for the Dry months ahead.

 

HOW TO TRIM 4C HAIR AND SAVE LENGTH!

 

 

Happy Trimming! What protective style look will you be sporting this fall?

Products Used:
Taliah Waajid THE GREAT DETANGLER
Taliah Waajid Curly Curl Cream
Q-Redew Hand held steamer
Tangle Teazer
Shampoo brush
Wide Toothed comb  

 

 

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Happy Movember!

How NOT to Perm Rod on Short 4C HAIR. 3 common Mistakes to Avoid

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Watagwan Nappy Peeps!

Welcome back to the Blog.

I’m sharing today 3 common mistakes (almost) everybody makes when trying Perm Rod Curls for the first time on 4c hair.

For all my visual peeps. Click the video below to watch the full Perm Rod Tutorial. If you no get money for data ( isorrait) biko  scroll down and keep reading

 

 

Perm Rod Curl on Short 4C HAIR.

3 common Mistakes to Avoid

HOW NOT TO PERM ROD ON 4C HAIR. 3 COMMON MISTAKES -NAPPYESEWhen these 3 mistakes are  avoided, you are 99.9% guaranteed popping curls on your first perm Rod set.  Mushu and I have learnt to co-operate and slay after a minute battle. So I’m here to save you some stress

I tried 3times to get the Perm Rod Curls and Luckily got it right on my 3rd. Hence I will divide this lesson into 3 experiments( cos black hair is a science lol) and concluded with the mistakes&Lesson.

 

 

EXPERIMENT 1.

As I was JJC (Jolly Just Come), I was curious to know which product would best fit for perm rod curls. I styled one half of my Hair with the Taliah Waajid Curl Curling Cream and the other half with Lotta Body Foaming Muse.

My first and biggest mistake was taking down the rod when Mushu was not fully dry. (it is very easy to deceive yourself. This is not a rush rush hairstyle. It requires planning)

LESSON 1; Give yourself enough time for curls to dry before take-down

It turns out Curling Cream’s are not the greatest to Perm Rod with, leave them for the Bantu-knot outs. The Foaming Mousse was a much better option with perm rods for my 4c hair

LESSON 2; Use a proper styling product. Preferably a foaming Mousse.

Creme of Nature foaming mousse VS Taliah Waajid Curling Curl Cream for Perm Rod Curls

FOAMING MUSE VS CURLING CREAM

EXPERIMENT 2.

On my next try I went just with the foaming Mousse. This time using the Creme of Nature Argan Oil foaming Mousse. I got closer to winning but because I styled over the products from my first try, I didn’t get as musch definition as nearly possible. That was my 3rd mistake.

LESSON 3; Start out Perm Rods on clean Damp/Dry Hair.

PERM ROD ON SHORT 4C HAIR

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EXPERIMENT 3.

On my 3rd try, my mistakes were clear and I finally managed to get Mushu to pop some Perm Rod curls for Afro Punk.

PERM ROD CURLS ON SHORT 4C HAIR

In Summary:

  1. Make Sure you Start out on Squeaky Clean Dry/Damp Hair. If you do the LOC wait a day or two for your hair to absorb and dry out the products. You can apply a light oil to protect you hair over that.
  2. Use proper styling product. Preferably a foaming mousse. Not Curling cream Custard or gels
  3. Only take down Perm Rods when Curls are fully Dry. If you think your curls are not dry you are probably right. Wait a few more hours or use a dryer.

 

These are the 3 steps I stick to that  can guarantee me almost perfect perm rod curls. Of course every individuals hair structure is unique, but differences to these rules would only vary a few decimeters apart.

Bonus Tips:

-When you Wrap around on the Rods, just wrap straight up. You don’t need to twist or roll it to create the Curls

-Make sure all the ends of the hair is fully covered first when wrapping. DO not layer the hair on on spot on the rod. Start wrapping from one side to the other and spread the hair all over the rod. This is will help with drying time and also prevent the curls from clumping.

 

HOW TO PERM ROD CURL ON SHORT 4C HAIR

LIVE LOVE LEARN

 

That’s it for today. Thanks for reading through my crazy formula and science report. lol

Cassshh you on the next post.

Have you tried Perm Rods curls before? What was your experience?

 

4 YEARS NATURAL- My Journey so Far

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🌻🌻Hiiiii Nappy boo!🌻🌻

So your girl is 4 YEARS NATURAL this month!!

I just want to use this medium to encourage everyone starting out or thinking of staring their Natural hair journey.
The key is to enlighten yourself and to be consistent.

It’s amazing when I stand outside myself and look back on the journey. Every stage of my hair growth i can relate to my personal journey through life. Being conscious of who I am and what my goals&aspirations are.

When i started out 4years ago I knew I’d be here. I saw myself being here, at this stage at this length. I knew my potential and what my hair could become if I took baby steps and carried on consistently. And I have applied this principle to other areas of my life. All is see is GROWTH GROWTH GROWTH

Even with a the set backs, my 2nd BIG CHOP,the hardships the long weekends washing, detangling ,deep-conditioning, learning and re-learning my hair how it works, the frustration of living in a generation and working in an industry where my type beauty has been truncated and misunderstood for years. I have evolved so much.I can wait to see how much more my beauty and strength evolves as my hair grows longer.
So believe me. You gat this!

We will be celebrating for the whole of this Month!!!
Like👍 and Subscribe📥 GIVEWAWAYS COMING SOON!!

Love&Nappiness,
Ese.

 

December Essentials: Natural Hair Things I am loving

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Here are Natural Hair Things my Mushu and I are loving this December!

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