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Detangling on a Budget

Hi everyone! I hope summer/winter has been great for you! I apologize for abandoning the hive but it was a much needed break to visit family in Nairobi. I’m back now with lots of fresh new content and a whole new journey to growing this TWA.

DIY Deep Conditioner

Most people with natural hair follow a strict deep conditioner regimen. I did too when I first started out with my natural hair journey because all I heard was noise about how difficult my texture is to deal with and its unrelenting proneness to drying out.

Herbal Hair Conditioning Powder

herbal conditioning powder

The Herbal Hair Conditioning powder is an elusive product but thanks to a lovely friend (Thanks Emma!) I was able to get my hands on it.  The package indicates the product is manufactured in northern India.

Amla Cassia Strengthener

In the summer I found it better to space out the mud treatments to once every three weeks.  Also, because of a hectic schedule and wanting to make the most out of summer I didn’t do much exploring.

4c natural hair texture

I am finally getting around to showcasing my hair in it’s wet state, which might give you an idea of what my hair is really like. For me it’s a continuous journey of understanding what the structure of my hair is and as a result,

An Exquisite Mess

natural 4c hair

Of all the challenges that come with natural hair, managing tangles was the most dreadful element in my mind. As a novice natural head I went to profound extremes to detangle my hair every fortnight in a bid to elude a tangled mess.

Rhassoul (Red Moroccan) Clay

Mined deep beneath the Atlas Mountains in Eastern Morocco, the Egyptian and Romans were first to use and document benefits of rhassoul clay. Other names for rhassoul clay include – ghassoul clay, red clay, red moroccan clay or oxide clay.

Pofiling:Tulsi (Holy Basil) Ocimum Tenuiflorum

The latin botanical name of basil is Ocimum Tenuiflorum or Ocimum Sanctum. This is the same regular basil we buy at the grocery store. There is another species of basil with the Latin name Ocimum Basilicum (also known as Thai Basil).

Egg Protein Hair Mask

Egg yolks contain essential vitamins (A,D, E, B9, B12, B6, K etc) minerals (sodium, potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus etc), fats (saturate, mono-unsaturated, poly-unsaturated, cholesterol) and protein. Only about ½ of the egg yolk is protein. So egg yolks have multiple benefits when used on the hair.

Roll Tuck and Pin #15

Roll Tuck and Pin Hairstyles

It’s day 15! I am halfway done with the roll, tuck and pin challenge. I am not particularly good with twists or braid outs but I am getting very comfortable rolling my hair into cuteness without much of a struggle.

Henna Dye (Highlight)

beetroot tea

Owing to the fragile nature of my hair and also because achieving my maximum growth potential is important to me, I am extremely cautious about anything that might create permanent chemical change within my hair strands.

Roll Tuck and Pin #14

Styles for natural black hair

After isolating and securing sizeable section on the front, I rolled (left to right) and pinned the rest of the hair from the back towards my forehead at an angle. To add volume the bottom half the roll is slightly lose but tightens as it gets to the top of my head.