Tips for Hair Growth – 7 Basic Hair Necessities for Natural Hair

7 BASIC HAIR NECESSITIES FOR NATURAL HAIR

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Hello Darlings,

How goes life this year, busy as bees I can only imagine.

As life goes on, sometimes we tend to forget the basic necessities to take care of our tresses, I know I do, so in honor of Ms. Lisa from Napturally Curly , her article can be found here, will list 7 things we always need to keep in mind to keep our hair healthy.

  1. Water is and always will be your Natural Hairs best friend and best Moisturizer.
  2. If your hair needs a Moisturizing Product, always make sure the 1st or 2nd product ingredient is always Water.
  3. After placing your moisturizer on your tresses, always proceed to add an Oil or Hair Butter to seal in the moisture.
  4. Daily moisturize your hair with your own personal Hair Spritz: water, your choice of oils, conditioners, etc. 
  5. Always do a DIY Deep Conditioning on your tresses bi-weekly, these will strengthen your hair more.
  6. Do your special Hair Treatments at least once every 6 months, Hot Oil, Tea Rinses, Henna or Clay Rinse, Protein Treatments, etc. 
  7. Eat healthier, keep your body on the inside healthy, trust me on this, this contributes to healthy happy hair and girl 😀 😀

So my dears, hope this list helps you. In my own hair care regimen, I have to be aware, to keep it simple and consistent. 

  1. My first moisturizer to apply on hair will always be Water.
  2. Moisturizing product – Conditioner Mix: Tresemme Conditioner, 6oz  with 3 teaspoons of Olive Oil or Bonawell Styling Cream.
  3. Sealant are my Hair Oils: Island Oil or Palm Oil.

Thank you for reading girls, anything to the list you want to add or extra tips, please feel to comment about it. !!!Happy Hair Days!!!

Isle of  Azure

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Natural Hair Blog Feature – Ms. Oluwalonimi Aworinde

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!!!Our Beautiful Natural Sister all the way from Ibadan, Nigeria with a gorgeous name!!!

Here is her Natural Hair Story, do enjoy My Queens,

1) Please introduce your amazing self.

A:  Hi everyone, my name is Oluwalonimi Aworinde. Most people call me Nimi. I’m a medical student, hair stylist and blogger at naturalnimi.wordpress. com. I live in Lagos, Nigeria,  although I’m originally from Ibadan, also in Nigeria.

2) Did you Transition, Big Chop, Both or Natural from Birth?

A: I was so desperate to get the natural look, and so I big chopped straight up.

3) How long have you been natural?

A: I’ve been natural since June 2013, so that’s about 3 years. I had another big chop in March 2015.

4) What made you return natural?

A: I’ve always loved styling hair. One day, I watched a YouTube tutorial where a lady with natural hair did a Bantu knot out. I tried it out on my relaxed hair, and was disappointed that mine didn’t come out as nice as the vlogger’s. After watching a few more natural hair style tutorials, I decided to cut my hair.

5) How hard or easy was your first year of being natural?

A: The first year was very difficult. I had never had to take care of my hair myself. I had never even shampooed my hair myself before. After about 3 months of total cluelessness, I found a few hair groups on Facebook where I learnt how to care for my hair.

6) What helped you the most, to remain natural?

A: I love the texture of my hair. I have thick 4c hair, and the thought of losing that really coily texture frightens me

7) Your 3 favorite products and why? A:

  1. Coconut Oil – It’s the only oil that doesn’t make my scalp itch cause it’s so light (My scalp is  quite sensitive).
  2. Cantu Argan Oil Leave-In – It keeps my hair moisturized, makes it so soft, and the smell… lovely 🙂
  3. Mayonnaise – Yeah, like the type you eat. It’s an excellent deep conditioner. Works perfect for me.

8) What do you love about your unique tresses?

A: I love everything about it(except shrinkage). I love the beautiful texture, I love the way it defies gravity, I love it’s  versatility. I can go on and on.

9) What is your least favorite task when dealing with your natural hair?

A: Washing! I hate dealing with the shrinkage that comes with it.

10) How do you inspire other girls to return natural?

A: By always wearing my hair in a neat and beautiful way. Also on my blog, I share my hair stories and try to show others how to easily manage even the most “stubborn” hair.

         

 11) So far in your journey, what is your favorite hair style? 

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A: The puff!!!

   

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😀 This post shows us how important it is for each one of us to share our story, you never know who will inspire to return Natural 😀

Thank you My Loves for reading, many thank yous Lovely Nimi and you all have a beautiful day 😀

Natural Hair Blog Feature – Ms. P.A.

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Say Hello to an Absolutely Beautiful Naturalista!

Here is her Natural Hair Story, do enjoy My Queens,

1) Please introduce your amazing self.

A:  My name is P.A., and I’m literally from all over.  I was born in Nigeria, lived in over 13 countries before the age of 10, but spent the majority of that time in England.  I currently live in Texas.  My natural hair is a mixture of 3c, 4a, 4b, and 4c—so I simply that to “Kinky, Curly, Coily”.

2) Did you Transition, Big Chop, Both or Natural from Birth?

A: I transitioned long-term for just under two years.  

3) How long have you been natural?

A: My last relaxer was on May 4, 2013 (yay!) and I cut off all the relaxed ends by February 22, 2015.

4) What made you return natural?

A: My choice to go natural was a practical one—relaxers ate through my scalp and left it bleeding with sores. Since I actually like my scalp, I decided that not using relaxers was in my best interest. 

5) How hard or easy was your first year of being natural?

A: My first year of transitioning was spent mostly in protective styles (my favorite is crochet braids).  Honestly, the most challenging thing was perception—perception of myself and other’s perception of me.  When you get used to a certain look (my mother put relaxers in my hair at the age of 8), you associate a part of yourself with that look.  It was a daunting thing to have to imagine myself without what I considered my “norm.”  Plus, since I’m an attorney, I worried that people would make disparaging remarks about my hair at the office.

6) What helped you the most, to remain natural?

A: At first, necessity. Like I said above, I stopped using relaxers because of the damage it did to my scalp.  There really was no other alternative.  But after a while, I realized that I liked my natural hair.  I started to grow impatient with the straight stringy ends and cut them off before my full two-year goal lol.

7) Your 3 favorite products and why? A:

  1. Coconut Oil (because, really, who isn’t koo-koo for coconut? Lol)
  2. Shea Butter (best sealant ever)
  3. A Number of SheaMoisture Products (is that cheating?? I couldn’t pick just one!)

8) What do you love about your unique tresses?

A: The versatility and how manageable it actually is.  I’ve finally mastered the art of the wash and go for my many textures, and I’ve become quite good at crochet braids when my hair needs a break.

9) What is your least favorite task when dealing with your natural hair?

A: Um…detangling—like you had to ask!

10) How do you inspire other girls to return natural?

A: I try to show various manageable and beautiful ways to wear our hair in its natural state and share those ideas on my blog and social media. 

 

 11) So far in your journey, what is your favorite hair style? 

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A: I’d have to say the wash and go.

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😀 This post shows us the Beauty of our Natural Hair and to Love, Care and Treasure our Tresses  😀

Thank you Loves for reading, many thank yous Dear PA and thank you for your patience, Enjoy the Day 😀