Saturday, 28 June 2014

Wash Day| Week 10 & 11

This week I have skipped washing my hair as I have box braids installed. This account is my last week's wash day. 

[1] sectioned hair in 4, and applied coconut oil as my pre poo. 45 minutes with a heat cap

[2] I DC with ORS Replenishing added rosemary oil, peppermint oil. Used a heat cap for 45 mins 

[3] Shampooed my hair with my shampoo bar, Nettle and Marshmellow shampoo bar, I lathered it between my hands and shampooed.

[4] Final rinsed with aloe vera Juice, lemon and water 

[5] t-shirt dried my hair for 45 mins.

After my wash day I had flakes or some kind of build up, oh, I was mad. Went back into the shower to rinsed out my hair and co washed. Clearly the all natural shampoo bars couldn't remove the build up I had in my hair 

For the rest if the weekend I had a twist out

I now have box braids ready for my upcoming vacation! They took me 6 hours over 2 days, 3 hours each day. Love them. 

Happy Hair Journeys Ladies! :o)

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be. - Thomas a Kempis

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Wash Day | 9 weeks post

This week was an interesting wash day. Tried 2 new products which worked brilliantly! So this is how my wash day went:

[1] Section my hair in 4 and applied coconut oil, you know the warmer season is here when you have liquid coconut oil. I used a heat cap for 45 minutes with a heated cloth.

[2] Shampooed my hair with an all-natural shampoo bar! It is the Funky Soap Shop - Nettle and Marshmallow root shampoo bar. It texture is much gooey and softer than a normal soap bar, and it doesn’t lather up as well, but can I tell you once it was lathered and in my hair oh lawd! The moisturising effect and bye bye difficult to handle new growth, the Instruction say to let it sit for 10 mins, after 10 mins I rinsed it out and I really could have skipped my DC, but let’s not get carried away right! Will need to use it a few more times. (More detailed review to follow)

[3] DC with Aunt Jackie’s Anti Poof DC overnight, was going to rinse it out the say day, but fell asleep and no way was I going to be doing wash day at midnight

[4] Rinsed conditioner

[5] Using 1 part aloe vera juice and 2 parts water and 2 tb lemon, I sprayed over my hair and left it to drip and then t-shirt dried my hair for 45mins. Question for aloe vera rinse ladies, do you just spritz a bit or drench your hair like during tea rinse procedure? Or is it something in between?

[6] Tried to roller set my hair with bands at the roots, but the bands I got were pulling at my hair, so opted for flexirod, but before I get to my results, the aloe vera lemon final rinse, wow wow, my hair was on another planet this wash day, honestly like why have I never tried this rinse before, I didn’t need any leave in or any butter moisturiser, all I did was seal my hair with grapeseed oil (seal in all the goodness) and carried on with my flexriod.

After my flexirods were out, boy I was feeling myself a million bucks after tax!!


Was feeling so good even made some drop 

They were yummy, I digress. Keeping up with this weeks bun theme, my week PS was a bun with flat 2 strand twists in the front 

How was your last wash day? Don't forgot to join the wash day link up every Wednesday. 

Happy Hair Journeys Laides! :o)
'Fear grows in darkness; if you think there's a bogeyman around, turn on the light' - Dorothy Thompson

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Wash Day| 8 Weeks Post

This week's wash day was very simple but took a long time. My thirsty hair issues appear to be behind me, for good, I hope. I DCed my hair twice this week due to thirsty hair, I will document my Sunday wash day, as my Wednesday wash was DC on dry hair and rinsed out, then air drying (simple). So Sunday wash day went like this:

[1] Sectioned hair in 4, applied coconut oil to each section, and detangled the section and prepooed for hours. As I started doing my wash day on Sunday morning before church I #duku it up and was on my way to church (all down to poor time management) 

[2] Applied Aunt Jackie’s DC on dry hair and used a heat cap and heated towel for 45 mins.

[3] Rinsed out my hair with cool water

[4] T-shirt dried my hair for 30 mins. Applied Aussie Hair Miracle Insurance leave in conditioner and twisted hair in 4 sections after detangling and applied Herbal Essence Split End control leave in conditioner to my ends.

 [5] I tied down a silk scarf to my edges and left my hair to air dry for the rest of the day

[6] Installed 2 roll and tucks for the week.

My hair has been feeling hydrated this week, I only sprayed it once with a mixture of glycerine and HEHH conditioner and water.

How was your wash day?

Happy Hair Journeys Ladies! :o)

Join the Wednesday wash day link up! (Even if you are a day late, like me)

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Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Wash Day| 7 weeks post

This week's wash day was very similar to last week, only change were the products I was using

[1] sectioned hair in 4, Sprayed sections of hair with Aussie Miracle Hair Insurance Leave in Conditioner and finger detangled each section.

[2] Applied coconut oil to each detangled section and prepooed overnight

[3] Shampooed my hair with L’Oreal EverSleek Sulphate Free Shampoo diluted with walnut oil, peppermint essential oil and water.

[4] T-shirt dried my hair and applied Aunt Jackie’s deep conditioner. Used a heat cap for 3 hours

[5] after I finished watching the Hobbit, 3 hours later, rinsed out my hair and t-shirt dried my hair for 45 mins.

[6] Applied Elasta QP Mango and Butter leave in conditioner and Aussie Hair Miracle Insurance leave in conditioner. Detangled with a wide tooth comb

[7] Moisturised with ORS Carrot oil then twisted my hair in 6 sections and left my hair to air dry. This was an attempt at heat less curls. The next day my twist out felt great and I thought it looked great too, but can I tell you no photo was doing it justice, and my camera man has been busy revising.

How was your wash day?

Happy Hair Journeys Ladies! :o)

Just the Wednesday wash day link up!


‘You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take’ – Wayne Gretzky

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

June Goals

May Review
1. Continue not using heat (on a 6 month challenge 4 months down) - Pass
2. Weekly protective styling - Pass
3. Read one book this month - Fail
4. Perfect my head stand - Fail

June Setting

1.    Continue not using heat (on a 6 month challenge 5 months down)

2.    Weekly protective styling

3.       Pre-poo with coconut oil – Hairlista coconut oil challenge

4.       Start swimming

Hope your goals were more successful than mine.

Happy Hair Journey’s Ladies!

‘The most successful people are those who are good at plan B’ – James Yorke

Monday, 2 June 2014

Being Me Blog Tag

I have been tagged by the lovely Flourishing Strands

1. Are you named after someone?
I am, my first name is from a South African lady that was super nice to my parents when they were living in South Africa, they promised to name their daughter after her, then they had a son, but when I came along they gave me the name. My middle name is my Parental Great Grand Mother’s name; I swear I am the only person in the world with this name.

2. When was the last time you cried?
Hmmm don't quite remember....
3. Do you have any children?
No yet.

4. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?
Definitely! I would like to think am a great friend to have! :D
5. Do you have a guilty pleasure?
It would have to be watching Keeping up with the Kardashian and Real Husbands of Hollywood
6. Do you like handwriting?
This is a weird question, don’t think I like it but I don’t mind it, it’s a necessary part of life
7. What’s your favorite cereal?
Honey coated Cheerios, think this should have been disclosed under guilty pleasures hehe.
8. What’s the first thing you notice about people?
I would say generally what they are wearing, as it’s pretty much in my face, and more recently their hair.
9. What’s the color of your eyes?
Dark Brown

10. Scary movies or happy endings?
Definitely happy endings

11. Favorite TV Show?

Oh I have so many, Grey’s Anatomy, Chicago Fire, Scandal, they are all at par.
12. Summer or Winter?

Summer, no questions asked! Everyone is happier during the summer time.
13. Hugs or Kisses?
Hugs and kisses, but not from randoms  :D
14. Do you have any special talent?
Hmm…I don’t think I have a special talent…

15. Where you born?
I was born in Malawi (the warm heart of Africa) :-)

16. What are your hobbies?
My hair is my hobby, I enjoyed baking, more so when I was a teenager, I still enjoy it now, but it's not as fun without mum in my kitchen.

17. Do you have any pets?

No, I would love to have a gold fish, my other half says we will have a dog I the near future…sigh...I love animals just not in my house heheh

18. Favorite movie?

I love a lot of movies, don’t have a favourite but one I really enjoyed recently is Untouchable, it’s a French movie, with subtitles but it is such an amazing story and the funny parts are great even when translated. I hate subtitle movies but honest, this is a must see.

19. What color is your car?
My dream car is black
20. What do you want to be when you grow up?

To remain within the financial industry, can’t see myself making a career change.

Now I tag 5 bloggers! :D
Melaine of A Desired Beauty
Courtnea of Finally Growing
Keoshia of Mrs Doing Me
Nosihle of Zulu hair can grow
'How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.' - George Washington Carver