Showing posts with label Hair. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hair. Show all posts

Monday, 27 March 2017

How to Stop Hair Breakage with Simple DIY Steps


Hello Love! How are you doing? A lot has gone down in my life since the last post. I had to tackle a copyright infringement on Instagram, and, generally some other stuff on life. Today I will be showing you a major tip to reduce/stop hair breakage. I give God the glory for the knowledge of this tip. I refuse to take credit for it, seeing that some of my YouTube sisters have been swearing by it for a long time coming now. 

Relax, and enjoy this post. If you are new, I urge you to read our Welcome page,in order to familiarise yourself with stuff that happens on Lily of Nigeria.
So, sometime in January, I went to a beauty store, and purchased a Very popular brand of Jamaican Black Castor Oil, and started applying it to my hair. Ore mi, to tell you that I lost A LOT of hair is an understatement. I shed tears mehn. It was something I kept to myself because I could not start telling people that my being a bit moody was because I was losing a lot of hair. Nigerians will be like, “Ís that why you are sad? O ga o.” I’m sure you can relate. I couldn’t find the culprit. I even started suspecting the water was too hard, and perhaps what happened to my African sister of Di Elle Ci when she moved was what was happening to me too. I stopped using any product whatsoever, and just allowed Ekenedilichukwu(my hair) to breathe. Then, on one of the last days in February, I had the epiphany. I started using the Black Castor oil again and the symptoms started again:

My hair was drying out.
I could practically see the black castor oil hanging on my hair, because, my hair was not absorbing the product.
My hair was changing colour and texture.
Ekenedilichukwu was VERY DIFFICULT to comb,and felt very painful to touch.
I couldn’t style it into anything. It was unbelievable!
Ladies and gentlemen, I put that product aside and used my trusted Mamiya Organics conditioning shampoo(Lonarians are familiar with it because I reviewed it last year here) to deep shampoo my hair and was off the product forever. Over time, after major prayers to God about my hair, it began to come back to normal and has even grown past it’s previous length, talk about Deuteronomy 30:3!

Things to Ask Yourself
What is really going on? And what could be the cause? Negligence? Product weighing down your hair? What is my hair type?(there are three hair types,I can do a post on that if you want me to), or, could it be the water? Could it be massive presence of split ends? Could it be my pillow material?(Please go out and buy satin/raw silk material for pillow cases if you don’t own a satin or silk bonnet).

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What you will Need:

A full cup of Clean Water
2 bags of Pure Green Tea of your choice(not infused with any other thing). I use 2 bags by the way because I deep condition for 30 minutes.
You will need a shower cap.
A spray bottle(if you don’t want to deep condition). You might want to use 1 tea bag then.
A ton of patience. It takes 3 weeks to start seeing results.

Remember:
To wash off product. This is not a leave in conditioning agent.
What works for everyone might not work for you so this m so this m so this might not work for you(just how Castor oil guardians are probably finding it hard to believe it did not work for someone else). But it’s okay, if it doesn’t work for you, know we don’t judge here. And,they are tons of other things to try out.

Method:
Bring the green tea Boil.
Let it cool down to the point of being lukewarm, we don’t want to scald our scalps now, do we?
Comb out your hair.
Dampen your hair with warm water to open up your follicles.
Pour contents(green tea) into a bowl and begin to wet your hair with it. When your hair is thoroughly wet with the tea, use a shower cap(I use two), to cover your hair to avoid the water from soaking your clothes.
Wait for 10-30 minutes, as long as you can. Usually,I carry it for 30 minutes(desperate times call for desperate measures, y’all).
Rinse off the product thoroughly and blast your hair with cold water to close your pores.

That’s it love. By the grace of God, I’ll See you here on the blog in my next post. In the meantime, you can take your time to peruse through my archives.



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This post is based on Proverbs 16:3.
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Monday, 12 September 2016

MY RELAXED HAIR REGIMEN/ROUTINE

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Sometimes, I just look up, smile, and say, "I know that was You God, thanks."-Unknown.

Hi Everyone! It's another beautiful day, I hope you are enjoying yours.
Today I decided to do a hair regimen/routine post here on the blog for you, because I get asked a lot of times what I do to maintain, and, grow my hair. Honestly, I give God all the credit for my hair texture, quality, and, length. I follow a lot of hair bloggers, and continuously do a lot of research.Have you read this post yet?

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At least, once a month(usually on the last Sunday of the Month), I wash my hair with a drying shampoo aka shampoo with sulfate. It helps strips off residue of oil and hair care products I apply. This helps to enable my hair to breathe. I also do this if I feel my hair seems choked up after a full assessment. Think of it as makeup. All the hair care products you apply are like make, and at the end of the day, you clean it off it with a wipe/cleanser to enable your skin breathe.

After washing, I use a conditioner, and leave it for about 30 minutes, and wash it off.
I use an old Tee Shirt to dry out the dripping water from my hair and allow it to dry on its own, naturally. I do not use a hair dryer. I don't even own a tangible one.
Just before my hair dries out completely(but still damp/slightly humid), I apply an essential oil, like Extra Virgin Olive Oil(for my Naija readers, this is aka your anointing oil), or Coconut Oil, or any other oil you may have, like Eucalyptus oil, Argan oil, etc. Then, I allow it to just dry undisturbed. Once dry, I tie up my hair in a satin or silk scarf. By the way Ladies, which side you belong to, the scarf, or the bonnet? Tell me which one, and, why. The most convincing comment has a prize.

Usually, on Wednesday every week, I Co-Wash my hair. For beginners, this simply means washing your hair with a very good conditioner alone, as opposed to a shampoo. If you want me to do a post on how I co-wash my hair comment below.

Once in two weeks, try as much as possible to deep condition my hair, using organic products/produce I find around the house(I'm trying to make it once a week). This is very different from co-washing. I confess that I can be a bit if a scientist sometimes :) Once an idea pops up in my mind, I go straight to google and check out if anyone has done it before, the pros, and, cons of such a product or produce. Then, I head out to my lab, and get mixing. Feel free to ask me about any hair mixtures you've heard about, or are about trying. And, which ones work the best for you? You can also tell me on twitter by tweeting at me @LilyofNigeria 

Also, I moisturise, and seal in the moisture using an essential oil once in two-three days. Most times, I just stick to good ol' shea butter.

Every Sunday, I wash my hair with a non drying, a shampoo without sulfate, or paraben. Every six months, I trim out the tips of my hair. And, every now and then, if I make out time to search out for split ends by myself(it took me years to learn this skill), and trim them out. Please, go to a professional to trim out your split ends for you. DO NOT DO THIS yourself if you have not done this before, also avoid doing this if you do not have sufficient training for this.

The only time I have gone to the salon since April is to relax my hair. And I am very firm with my choices there. The relaxer cannot stay on my hair for more than a certain period. I texturize my hair. I don't allow them apply the relaxer to the tips of my hair, on the roots, and a good part of the strands. I go with my own kit. I don't allow them apply setting lotion to my hair, it turns it brown(Lord knows what they mix in that thing). I use my hair lotion instead of a setting lotion.

The cycle continues from the first step in the routine which is washing with a drying shampoo. You have to create time for your hair, show it love, and attention. And, most importantly, pray for your hair. I know someone who's hair wasn't doing well, at all. She anointed her hair, and talked to her Heavenly Father aka Jesus Christ about it, and, today I kid you not, her hair is shoulder length(it should be more by now, it's been over a year since I saw her).

Seek out a particular routine that will work out for you according to your schedule, and stick to it. You must not table it after mine.


These are some of the products I use:



This is the coconut oil I use. A family friend of mine and his wife makes it from 100% coconut. It's their family business, and has the backing of the government because of how authentic it is! The strong coconut scent hits you once you open it up. [They also make the softest, yummiest coconut bread. I don't even eat bread, my mommy brought this bread back one day and almost put my hatred for bread to shame! I had to gba break(stop) after the fourth piece, a taste will convince you. Shout out to Uncle Chukwuma and his wife! I'm so proud of you.
PS: We use some of the oil from the bigger bottle to make coconut rice.
 I didn't zoom in because you guys might think it's an advert. But it isn't. I will be posting a full picture on my Instagram page. So to see their full details, click here
 This is what the small bottle looks like. I've almost used up mine. It has lasted for about six months.



This Mamiya Organics product, is a two in one conditioner, and, shampoo. It allegedly has black castor oil, and avocado oil. I use to get out any residue from my hair. It leaves my hair silky, and smooth, as opposed to some knock off. It does not change the colour of my hair(I used one shampoo that turned my tips brown a long time ago, never again). I use this product once a month. It's actually my first bottle, and, so far it's great! It's really thick, and has a smooth white texture. If you want to see what it looks like, let me know, I'll show you what it looks like on Snapchat.
I will definitely be sticking to it, until I find something that can surpass it's quality.

 Remember that very expensive Indian Hemp hair cream made of glass, that only posh kids used in High school(boarding house). They are the same ones that make this product. I bought it for N1000 at Balogun Market. Tweet Me for details later. 
Mehn shout out to my High school guys from Beulah, Sammie & co. *InsertWeepingLaughingEmoji* (I'm almost rolling off my bed as I type this). Story time. I know you will kill me, but I love you all. Here's what happened, one night after lights out in the guys hostel, a particular group of boys were still awake, discussing how to grow their hair. And, someone suggested Indian hemp. Now if you went to a Christian school, and had sweet Ete as your Vice Principal, you will know that certain topics were off limits, especially after lights out. Now, what they didn't know was that Mr. Ete was by their window listening, and totally misunderstood them to mean that they wanted to try out Indian Hemp! LOL! Their punishment went down in history!
I will definitely buy this product again because, I enjoyed it. It means what is stated in the description. My hair is moisturised, and healthy. Also, I will be buying their conditioner, and shampoo since it's sulfate, and paraben free, to use as my weekly shampoo, and for co-washing respectively.  Yaay for Kuza.




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I have a good feeling I will see you sooner than later in my next post. Keep your eyes glued to this blog :)
Peace, and Love,
Alexandra.











This blog is founded on Proverbs 16:3.


French Translation:
 
CITATION DU JOUR: Parfois, je viens de regarder jusqu'à, sourire, et dire, - Unknown "Je sais que ce que Dieu vous, merci.".

Salut tout le monde! Il est une autre belle journée, je l'espère que vous appréciez le vôtre.
Aujourd'hui, je décidé de faire un régime de cheveux / post-routine ici sur le blog pour vous, parce que je me pose beaucoup de fois ce que je fais pour maintenir et, pousser mes cheveux. Honnêtement, je donne à Dieu tout le crédit pour ma texture des cheveux, de la qualité, et, longueur. Je suis un grand nombre de blogueurs de cheveux, et continuellement faire beaucoup de research.Have vous lisez ce post encore?

Pardon Me, cette photo a été prise dans la soirée, au coucher du soleil. Voilà pourquoi il est un peu sombre.


Au moins, une fois par mois (habituellement le dernier dimanche du mois), je me lave les cheveux avec un shampooing de séchage aka shampooing avec du sulfate. Il aide les bandes les résidus de pétrole et de produits de soins capillaires I sont applicables. Cela aide pour permettre à mes cheveux de respirer. Je fais aussi ce si je sens mes cheveux semble étouffé après une évaluation complète. Pensez-y comme le maquillage. Tous les produits de soins capillaires que vous appliquez sont comme make, et à la fin de la journée, vous nettoyez-le avec un nettoyant essuyez / pour permettre à votre peau respirer.

Après le lavage, j'utiliser un climatiseur, et le laisser pendant environ 30 minutes, et rincez.
J'utilise un vieux T-shirt à sécher l'eau coulait de mes cheveux et laisser sécher sur elle-même, naturellement. Je ne l'utilise un sèche-cheveux. Je ne suis même possède pas un tangible.
Juste avant mes cheveux se dessèche complètement (mais encore humide / légèrement humide), je demande une huile essentielle, comme Extra Virgin Olive Oil (pour mes lecteurs Naija, ceci est aka votre huile d'onction), ou l'huile de coco, ou de toute autre huile que vous peut avoir, comme l'huile d'eucalyptus, huile d'argan, etc. Ensuite, je lui permettre de tranquille juste sec. Une fois sec, je noue mes cheveux dans un satin ou soie foulard. Par la façon dont les femmes, de quel côté vous appartenez, le foulard ou le capot? Dites-moi que l'on, et pourquoi. Le commentaire le plus convaincant a un prix.

Habituellement, le mercredi chaque semaine, je co-laver mes cheveux. Pour les débutants, cela signifie tout simplement se laver les cheveux avec un très bon conditionneur seul, par opposition à un shampooing. Si vous voulez que je fasse un post sur la façon dont je co-laver mes cheveux commentaire ci-dessous.

Une fois en deux semaines, essayez autant que possible de conditionner profondément mes cheveux, en utilisant des produits biologiques / produis, je trouve autour de la maison (je suis en train de le faire une fois par semaine). Ceci est très différent de la co-lavage. Je vous avoue que je peux être un peu si un scientifique parfois :) Une fois qu'une idée surgit dans mon esprit, j'aller directement à Google et vérifier si quelqu'un l'a fait avant, les pros, et les inconvénients d'un tel produit ou de produire . Puis, je me dirige vers mon laboratoire, et d'obtenir le mélange. Ne hésitez pas à me poser des questions sur tous les mélanges de cheveux que vous avez entendu parler, ou êtes à essayer. Et, ceux qui fonctionnent le mieux pour vous? Vous pouvez aussi me dire sur twitter par tweeting me @LilyofNigeria

Aussi, je hydratent et scelle dans l'humidité en utilisant une huile essentielle une fois en deux-trois jours. La plupart du temps, je viens de coller à ce bon vieux beurre de karité.

Every dimanche, je me laver les cheveux avec un non séchage, un shampooing sans sulfate, ou paraben. Tous les six mois, je l'assiette sur les conseils de mes cheveux. Et, chaque maintenant et puis, si je fais des temps de chercher pour la fente se termine par moi-même (il m'a fallu des années pour apprendre cette compétence), et coupez-les. S'il vous plaît, rendez-vous à un professionnel pour couper votre fourchus pour vous. NE PAS faire vous-même si vous ne l'avez pas fait cela avant, aussi éviter de faire cela si vous ne disposez pas d'une formation suffisante pour cela.

La seule fois où je suis allé au salon depuis Avril est de se détendre mes cheveux. Et je suis très ferme avec mes choix là-bas. Le défrisage ne peut pas rester sur mes cheveux pendant plus d'une certaine période. Je texturer mes cheveux. Je ne permets pas les appliquer le défrisant aux conseils de mes cheveux, sur les racines, et une bonne partie des brins. Je vais avec mon propre kit. Je ne permets pas les appliquer la mise en lotion pour les cheveux, il transforme brun (Dieu sait ce qu'ils mélangent dans cette chose). J'utilise mes cheveux lotion au lieu d'une lotion de mise.

Le cycle se poursuit à partir de la première étape de la routine qui est le lavage avec un shampooing de séchage. Vous devez créer le temps pour vos cheveux, montrez l'amour et attention. Et, surtout, priez pour vos cheveux. Je connais quelqu'un qui est les cheveux ne faisait pas bien, pas du tout. Elle oint ses cheveux, et a parlé à son Père céleste alias Jésus-Christ à ce sujet, et, aujourd'hui, je ne plaisante pas, est ses cheveux longueur d'épaule (il devrait être plus maintenant, il a été plus d'un an depuis que je l'ai vu).

Cherchez une routine particulière qui va travailler pour vous en fonction de votre emploi du temps, et de s'y tenir. Vous ne devez pas déposer après le mien.

Ce sont quelques-uns des produits que j'utilise:
Ceci est l'huile de noix de coco que j'utilise. Un ami de la famille de la mine et de sa femme, il est de 100% de noix de coco. Il est leur entreprise familiale, et a le soutien du gouvernement à cause de la façon dont il est authentique! Le parfum de noix de coco forte vous frappe une fois que vous l'ouvrez. [Ils font aussi le plus doux, yummiest pain de noix de coco. Je ne mange même pas de pain, ma maman a apporté ce pain revenir un jour et presque mis ma haine pour le pain à la honte! Je devais pause gba (arrêt) après la quatrième pièce, un goût saura vous convaincre. Shout out à l'oncle Chukwuma et sa femme! Je suis si fier de toi.
PS: Nous utilisons de l'huile à partir de la plus grande bouteille pour faire du riz de noix de coco.

Je ne zoome parce que vous avez peut penser qu'il est une petite annonce. Mais il est pas. Je vais poster une image complète sur ma page Instagram. Donc, pour voir leurs détails, cliquez ici

Ceci est ce que la petite bouteille ressemble. Je l'ai utilisé presque la mienne. Il a duré environ six mois.

Ce produit Mamiya Organics, est un deux en un climatiseur, et, shampoing. Il a prétendument l'huile de ricin noir, et l'huile d'avocat. Je l'utilise pour sortir tout résidu de mes cheveux. Il laisse mes cheveux soyeux et lisse, par opposition à certains knock off. Il ne change pas la couleur de mes cheveux (j'ai utilisé un shampooing qui a transformé mes pointes brunes il y a longtemps, jamais). J'utilise ce produit une fois par mois. Il est en fait ma première bouteille, et, jusqu'à présent, il est super! Il est très épais, et a une texture lisse et blanc. Si vous voulez voir à quoi il ressemble, laissez-moi savoir, je vais vous montrer à quoi il ressemble sur Snapchat.
Je vais certainement être coller à elle, jusqu'à ce que je trouve quelque chose qui peut surpasser sa qualité.

Rappelez-vous que la crème de cheveux chanvre indien très coûteux en verre, que les enfants ne chics utilisés au lycée (pensionnat). Ils sont les mêmes que ceux qui font de ce produit. Je l'ai acheté pour N1000 à Balogun marché. Tweet Me pour plus de détails plus tard.

Mehn crier à mes gars du secondaire de Beulah, Sammie & co. * InsertWeepingLaughingEmoji * (je suis presque rouler sur mon lit que je tape ceci). L'heure du conte. Je sais que vous allez me tuer, mais je vous aime tous. Voici ce qui est arrivé, une nuit après l'extinction des feux dans le gars auberge, un groupe particulier de garçons étaient encore éveillés, discuter comment faire pousser leurs cheveux. Et, quelqu'un a suggéré le chanvre indien. Maintenant, si vous êtes allé à une école chrétienne, et avait sweet Ete comme vice-principal, vous saurez que certains sujets étaient hors limites, surtout après l'extinction des feux. Maintenant, ce qu'ils ne savaient pas que M. Ete était par leur écoute de la fenêtre, et totalement leur mal compris comme signifiant qu'ils voulaient essayer chanvre indien! LOL! Leur punition est entré dans l'histoire!

Je vais certainement acheter à nouveau ce produit parce que, je l'ai apprécié. Cela signifie ce qui est indiqué dans la description. Mes cheveux étaient hydratée, et en bonne santé. Aussi, je vais acheter leur climatiseur et Shamoo depuis sa sulfate et sans paraben, à utiliser comme mon shampooing hebdomadaire, et respectivement co-lavage. Yaay pour Kuza.

Juste avant que vous avez terminé la lecture, je me suis joint Snapchat pas trop longtemps, ajoutez-moi @lilyofnigeria je fais quelques tutoriels, et, avis là aussi bien que, certains de mes activités quotidiennes.
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J'ai un bon sentiment que je vais vous voir plus tôt que plus tard dans mon prochain post. Gardez les yeux rivés sur ce blog :)
Paix et amour,
Alexandra.

Ce blog est fondé sur Proverbs 16:3.
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Sunday, 3 April 2016

3 THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU TRAVEL

 QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Travel makes one modest. You see what tiny place you occupy in the world.”― Gustave Flaubert


Hey you, how is life treating you this April? I hope you are doing well. This is one post I have been hoping to finally publish. And, apart from the fact that today is Travel Tuesday in the cyber World, today seems like a good day to finally publish this particular post which I have had in my "draft" for a while now. I hope you enjoy it, and, that it will be of help to you in some way.


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DO YOUR RESEARCH:

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Try to find out more about where you are heading to.
TIP: Check out the best places to visit for sightseeing. That is, the best places for food, shopping,gaming,or any traditional custom displays like festivals or on going carnivals…even, best place to people watch.


MAKE LISTS:


Make lists, and use them as your guide. Make a before and after list. Your before list should contain things that you will be needing there. This list will help you when you are packing, and make it easier for you. I suggest that you write this list 3 days before you start packing and review it a day before you start packing, so that you can cross out the things you don’t feel too strongly about anymore. This method has continuously helped me a lot.
Your after list should contain the things that you intend to buy there, and the things you might need to see there.
Be spontaneous with them. Feel free to arrange things according to their order of priority. For instance, places you need to visit/see for yourself, and, places you might want to go to. Also, distinctive things you need to buy. This will help you sift out these things from other things that may catch your fancy when you get there, as you may be carried away. If you can, avoid purchasing junk with your hard earned money. Your mantra should be, will I be needing this in the next 2 years? If yes, ask yourself again, will I feel that this was worth my money in the next 5 years? If no, please be kind to yourself, and, drop it. However, if you have the strong urge that you will be needing it, do buy.



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RECHECK YOUR STUFF:

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In order to make sure you don’t leave anything behind like your tooth brush or trusty sponge or loofah. This last point will ensure that you do not leave any stone upturned. Check that your tickets, camera, sanitary/hygiene items are intact, and where you can easily retrieve them. Go through your outfits, pair them up with accessories in your mind; pack one spare outfit if you are travelling for more than four days (you can never tell).


I hope this post is of help to you. Did you enjoy it? Let me know what you think in the comments.








 That’s it for now guys, see you in my next post.
Sending you lots of positive energy,
Your Friend.
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